Question This PSU cable situation doesn't look correct (ATX 24P)

consptheory77

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Oh my gosh, the ATX 24P cable looks backwards from how it should plug in?


Did I get a manufacturing mistake or am I an idiot and am just not understanding the logic of some connection here?

The 8 pin part of the cable that goes into the PSU should be on the other side of the 18 pin part of the cable, right?
 

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Make and model of the PSU please...? The only thing you need to make sure is that the 24pin cable is a sloid block going into the motherboard. Some modular PSU's will have an 18pin and 10pin harness that terminates to a 24pin power cable.
 

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The only way to connect it to the PSU is to cross over the two cables like this, which doesn't seem right, like it adds unnecessary tension to the wires. I don't have another cable at hand to compare but I don't remember this issue when doing my first build.
 
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Karadjgne

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You are chasing ghosts that don't exist. There's nothing saying that the cables must line up exactly straight.

As long as you are using the cables that came with the psu, or custom ordered cables specific to that psu, there isn't any issue if they cross.

Flat ribbons are guaranteed to cross, sometimes in multiple places, because the modular output pin location is different to the motherboard, gpu etc location.
 

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I found a reviewer at Best Buy who identified the same problem, so I'm guessing it's designed that way? But so far I'm not that happy with the PSU and I haven't even turned it on yet, the plate from the (LanCool III) case won't align with all four screws at the back of the PSU, and only one will even thread in, and the cables are all taking up space on top of where the bottom hard drives cases are, but I don't want to move the HD cages, I want to use them...maybe I should have bought the Corsair Shift instead...
 
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As long as you are using the cables that came with the psu, or custom ordered cables specific to that psu, there isn't any issue if they cross.

Yep... and in case anyone reading this is considering using different cables or may have swapped PSUs in their build wanting to keep the same cables so they can avoid a complete teardown of the system... don't.

I saw a video recently where a guy did a PSU swap on his rig and kept all the cables from the lesser wattage unit. He literally unplugged everything... swapped the PSU and then plugged it back in.

Killed the system.
 
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