For those of you that closely follow what I write about, you will likely remember the BitFenix Alchemy Cables we took a look at in early September. When I took at look at pretty much one of every cable extension they offer, my findings then were that I really liked the coverings choice with the blend of cloth fibers versus the plastic braided offerings available to DIY types or even in other pre-assembles cables. Factoring in the pricing and considering I shelled out $40 for a 6" custom 24-pin alone, BitFenix had the total package and I didn't even cover the seven color choices in the covering to go with any sort of color scheme.
BitFenix seems to have liked what I wrote. In a conversation with BitFenix we got on the topic that since I liked the BitFenix and made claims that they are the best option on the market right now, I was sent a few cables from NZXT and ModRight to show objectively why I made the comments I did. To be fair, NZXT and ModRight have no idea that this is even being written. I was delivered a package with four cables from both of the competing manufacturers cables and I am about to bring you my findings.
I am just one opinion; even so, I try to be as objective as possible and put myself in the seat of a potential buyer. As like with any of you, if I wanted to add an attractive set of individually sleeved cables into my PC, there are a few routes to take to get your desire fulfilled. If you must have something completely custom and have no mechanical abilities, you can sell off a kidney and pay well over $100 to have someone build you a kit of cables.
The second way, and again you must be mechanical, is to obtain the components and do the work yourself, time allowing! The final way to achieve the desired look is to go to one of the three mentioned manufacturers and start looking through the long lists of cables. My intention here is to try and save you the time and frustration and explain which of these three sets I would spend my money on.