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Power supply question (cables)

13 minutes ago, StrawberryShortCakes said:

The System belongs to a friend he updated the system but the ion+'s cables are really long so we thought we could use his old sf' s cables with the ion+

it may work, it may not work. either ways i do not recommend it. yes the PSU side may be the same physical connector, but different brands and even different lines of PSUs within the same brand may have a different pin out of the PSU. It may just not work on the pc, it may also fry the pc. Don't take the risk, if you really want shorter cables you may have to pony up about a 100 bucks on a cablemod custom length kit.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can I use my old corsair sf cables on my new fractal ion+ psu? 

Cabes too long for case (Silverstone Sugo SG13B) 


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I'd say that's not a good idea, they may have very different connector pinouts.


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Even if they do physically fit into the connectors on the PSU (which I don't know if it is the case), I wouldn't try it.

Why did you swap out a Corsair SF for a Fractal Ion+ though, especially in an SG13?


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10 hours ago, StrawberryShortCakes said:

Can I use my old corsair sf cables on my new fractal ion+ psu? 

i wouldn't do it, they probably have different pin layout on the psu end. 

unless you're 100% sure they have the same pin out, don't do it. 


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Just now, Mateyyy said:

Even if they do physically fit into the connectors on the PSU (which I don't know), I wouldn't try it.

Why did you swap out a Corsair SF for a Fractal Ion+ though, especially in an SG13?

The System belongs to a friend he updated the system but the ion+'s cables are really long so we thought we could use his old sf' s cables with the ion+


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13 minutes ago, StrawberryShortCakes said:

The System belongs to a friend he updated the system but the ion+'s cables are really long so we thought we could use his old sf' s cables with the ion+

it may work, it may not work. either ways i do not recommend it. yes the PSU side may be the same physical connector, but different brands and even different lines of PSUs within the same brand may have a different pin out of the PSU. It may just not work on the pc, it may also fry the pc. Don't take the risk, if you really want shorter cables you may have to pony up about a 100 bucks on a cablemod custom length kit.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, berberries said:

it may work, it may not work. either ways i do not recommend it. yes the PSU side may be the same physical connector, but different brands and even different lines of PSUs within the same brand may have a different pin out of the PSU. It may just not work on the pc, it may also fry the pc. Don't take the risk, if you really want shorter cables you may have to pony up about a 100 bucks on a cablemod custom length kit.

OK, thanks for the info. 

We'll order the custom cables then


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