[SOLVED] Can I save on custom braided cables and get a fully modular PSU or are they really helpful too?

FoxInFlames

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So yeah, i came across custom cables off a pc building site here in India (ant-pc, certified distributor on nvidia's site and good reviews overall, i think i can trust them) and they say they have different power ratings than most standard power cables (16 instead of 18 AWG, i think), of course that just might be marketing so i want to ask here, will i be better off buying a non modular PSU (deepcool dq850) with custom cables it a fully modular PSU (NZXT c850 gold) with the regular ones?

The PSU is going to power a 3080Ti and a i7 12700F so i don't want to take chances here.
 
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Lutfij

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Source cables meant for your unit, do NOT mix and match cables that look similar...the reason behind that is that not all OEM's have the same pinout for units, in spite of looking visually similar. Are you asking for sleeved extensions for your Deepcool unit? If so, you can get extensions but please don't plug said extensions to the modular end of a PSU, in spite of the connector looking like it'll work.
 

FoxInFlames

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Source cables meant for your unit, do NOT mix and match cables that look similar...the reason behind that is that not all OEM's have the same pinout for units, in spite of looking visually similar. Are you asking for sleeved extensions for your Deepcool unit? If so, you can get extensions but please don't plug said extensions to the modular end of a PSU, in spite of the connector looking like it'll work.
I have two choices, either the deepcool + custom cables (it's non modular btw, using custom ones as extension) or the nzxt (this one is modular) with the ones that come along with it
 

DSzymborski

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Kind of weird that these two exact PSUs are the only choices, but if that's the case, it's quite obviously the NZXT, since it's easily the better quality PSU. The Deepcool isn't outright junk like a lot of things they sell, but it's certainly not the top-tier PSU I'd use with an x80 Ti model.
 

FoxInFlames

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Kind of weird that these two exact PSUs are the only choices, but if that's the case, it's quite obviously the NZXT, since it's easily the better quality PSU. The Deepcool isn't outright junk like a lot of things they sell, but it's certainly not the top-tier PSU I'd use with an x80 Ti model.
Actually I'm getting it built from them (the site i mentioned in top post) so they have only two choices, one for 80 plus gold non modular (deepcool) and the 80 plus gold fully modular (the nzxt)
 

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