Installation and Aesthetics
After a bit of work to get the PSU mounted and the cables ran, we figured we would start at the beginning with an image of the Premium PSU Cable Kit plugged into the PSU. Many cases now offer a PSU cover, so we are not too pressed about the looks, but we did find the cables lock solidly into the PSU, unlike earlier sets which we had to force into the PSU to ensure the locks latched. This time, everything worked with little effort on our part and is much improved over the older designs.
At the top left corner of our motherboard, we had to make the EPS12V 4+4-pin connection. There are many motherboards out there which require a pair of these connections to be made and is why Corsair sends a pair of the cables in the box. With the comb in place, our view of the 4+4-pin cable is one of evenly spaced white and black wires which gently curve around to make the connection with the motherboard.
When it comes to the 24-pin cable, we do appreciate the comb offered, as without it the cable just clumps together into a mess of wires. Using the comb allowed us to keep the white and black alternating pattern visible and somewhat clean looking, but past the comb, you can see the cable collapsing as it passes through the chassis grommet.
Even though our video card uses only 6-pin PCIe connections, we still used the combs to keep the pattern visible and leaving the cables routing cleanly to the video card. The other thing we like here is that the +2 portion of the cables are loose from the PSU connection, which means you do not have to have them visible. You can simply tuck them in behind the motherboard tray.
While at this point in PC usage, the need for Molex connections is dwindling, and for this build, we found no need to use them at all. However, the SATA cables are used in every build we do. Even though we hid a comb behind the frame of the chassis, if you have the cables on display like this, it does help using them, to keep the wiring evenly spaced and attractive to look at.
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