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Sleeved Cabling Head-to-Head: Bitfenix vs. ModRight vs. NZXT

By: Chad Sebring | Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 11, 2011 5:52 am

ModRight CableRight Single Braid Cables




ModRight also offers a similar solution with their CableRight Single Braid Cables. Again, the gauges of wiring match, and again the NZXT and ModRight cables use stiff red wires covered in single braid plastic coverings. The biggest change to this set of cables is the 10mm of visible heatshrink tubing on the ends of the wires near the connections. There is one good side to this, though, for each of the five color options, the heatshrink is color matched to the cables, rather than the black of NZXT on all of them. All of the cables except for one of them will arrive in 31cm length; for us in the USA, that's roughly thirteen inches. Pricing for these cables are between $5.99 and $11.99 ringing in as the most expensive option.




The idea of cellophane packaging was dropped for a plastic variety. As with both of the others, it's topped with cardboard, but this time it is white versus the black of the previous two. The idea is pretty much the same, but the ModRight packaging is the actual stand out here. Based on the fact that the others are so similar, with them all on the shelf together the ModRight white background will attract your eye faster.




ModRight CableRight cables come with quite a lot of heatshrink tubing covering the ends of the wires where they meet the braid, but in my opinion this is just too excessive. There is no need to use 10mm of it, and it will also limit the mobility of the wires near the clips for those gentle bends I like to see. To be real honest here, as far at the termination points go, these look almost amateur, and the 6-pin GPU pointing up from the bottom has wires pointing in every direction but straight. Not what I want when I am looking to "improve" the looks of my build.




Upon closer inspection I found that the ModRight and NZXT cables use very similar coverings with their choice of a single braid solution. You can see in many spots with this manufacturers cables that the dark printing on the inner wires is plainly visible, again sort of defeating the idea in my opinion.




Something else I was a bit disappointed in with the ModRight cables is that if you are going to make 10mm of tubing visible, don't use a flat pinkish heatshrink on the smaller diameter wires and a shiny red one on the fatter cables. It really breaks the flow and looks like you pieced it together yourself. On the plus side the ModRight cables do measure in at over thirteen inches in length, and from what I could gather only one single run SATA cable is available in a shorter length.

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