Question Okay so I fried one of my SATA power cables for my corsair hx750 PSU which cables are compatible?

Neostarwcc

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Okay so about in September one of my SATA cables fried in my corsair hx750 PSU. I've waited this long because there are other components in my build that I need to replace and upgrade (Since the cable fried I lost a $300 HDD as well I wasn't happy). So I need to come up with about $500 or so to get my build fully working again. Right now I'm just using a spare 250 GB HDD that I had and I 120GB SSD. Both are pretty full right now (320GBs isn't a lot these days when most games are like 60gbs + each). So it's been a looong 3 months lol. But, I finally have enough money put away to replace part of what I lost/am missing.

I've tried looking through corsair's website for some type 3 cables since this chart says that type 3 cables are compatible with my PSU:

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/psu-cable-compatibility

But the only type 3 cables that corsair sells is a $80 kit. If I was going to pay $80 for a kit I might as well spend $130 on a new type 4 PSU. And a gold certified one at that lol.

I found a few cables online that are pretty cheap but I'm not 100% sure if they're compatible or not. I read some of the reviews on amazon and they say that if you buy the wrong kind of cable you can fry all different kinds of stuff in your computer. RAM, MOBO,HDD,SSD,cdrom drive ..etc. I've got well over $2,000 worth of components in my build I don't really want to fry anything lol.

Anyway the cables that I found are here:

https://www.zerbee.com/Products/Corsair-Type-3-Flat-Black-SATA-Cable-With-4-Connectors---For-Power-Supply---Black__856831.aspx
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CP-8920186-Premium-Individually-Sleeved/dp/B01N7HEVM7/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?keywords=corsair+hx750+sata+cable&qid=1575481535&sr=8-1-fkmr1
 

jonnyguru

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I've tried looking through corsair's website for some type 3 cables since this chart says that type 3 cables are compatible with my PSU:

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/psu-cable-compatibility

For SATA cables, Type 3 and Type 4 are the same. Doesn't matter. Use either one.

And yeah... if you buy a cable made for, let's say, an EVGA or Seasonic PSU, you're going to fry a lot more than your hard drive.

But the only type 3 cables that corsair sells is a $80 kit. If I was going to pay $80 for a kit I might as well spend $130 on a new type 4 PSU. And a gold certified one at that lol.
Waiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit a minute.

The most recent HX is Platinum. So if your PSU isn't even Gold, then it's not going to be Type 3 or Type 4.

What is the actual part number on the PSU? CMPSU-XXXX or CP-XXXX, etc.? Sounds like it might be a pretty old HX since they've been at least 80 PLUS Silver rated since 2009!
 

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For SATA cables, Type 3 and Type 4 are the same. Doesn't matter. Use either one.

And yeah... if you buy a cable made for, let's say, an EVGA or Seasonic PSU, you're going to fry a lot more than your hard drive.



Waiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit a minute.

The most recent HX is Platinum. So if your PSU isn't even Gold, then it's not going to be Type 3 or Type 4.

What is the actual part number on the PSU? CMPSU-XXXX or CP-XXXX, etc.? Sounds like it might be a pretty old HX since they've been at least 80 PLUS Silver rated since 2009!

So type 3 or type 4 will be compatible with each other? But why does corsair's compatibility chart say only type 3 cables will work with the HX series? Since it is a series from over 10 years ago? And are all type 3 cables the same? As long as they're made for Corsair PSU's? So either one of these will work?

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/856831/Corsair-Type-3-Flat-Black-SATA/?cm_mmc=Affiliates-_-CJ-_-3486349-_-11553109

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CP-8920186-Premium-Individually-Sleeved/dp/B01N7HEVM7/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?tag=georiot-us-default-20&keywords=corsair+hx750+sata+cable&qid=1575481535&sr=8-1-fkmr1&ascsubtag=tomshardware-7707975888977493376-20


You're right it is a gold certified PSU. I was completely wrong. I thought that since it was a PSU made over 10 years ago that it wouldn't be gold certified even though I bought this particular PSU after my old TX850 Blewup back in 2015 (I had bought it back in 2002-2003 or so so it lasted me a REALLY long time) the part number is CP-9020031. I also found the power supply box in my newegg history it's this one:

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-hx-series-hx750-750w/p/N82E16817139010?Item=N82E16817139010
 

jonnyguru

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So type 3 or type 4 will be compatible with each other? But why does corsair's compatibility chart say only type 3 cables will work with the HX series?
It doesn't say "only".

The only cable that's actually different between type 3 and type 4 is the 24-pin. And since cables are typically sold as a set, it would be more confusing to tell someone that type 4 is actually compatible with type 3.
 

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