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Is it worth investing in expensive sata cables?

Ok so i have in my system the sata cables that came with motherboard and some extra ones which are cheap.... I wanna ask is it worth investing in expensive sleeved branded ones?

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Depends what you want the end system to look like. If they're visible and you see value in that, then yes. Otherwise, no.

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I guess it's all relative. If you spent $10,000 on a high end, completely unique, custom computer spending $15 on a SATA cable seems reasonable. If you spent $45 on an old Dell and then slapped a graphics card in it spending money on fancy SATA cables does not make sense.

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it's a looks thing. or in the case of those super freaking slim sata cables a cable management thing.

 

past that, i have an actual bin of sata cables, some of which probably 10 years old, and whenever i need a cable, i just grab whichever color pleases me most: cheap red sata cable, cheap black sata cable, cheap red sata cable that turned pink over the years, etc..

 

i've found that it's easier to hide a sata cable, than to find a sata cable that looks good.

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3 hours ago, manikyath said:

it's a looks thing. or in the case of those super freaking slim sata cables a cable management thing.

 

past that, i have an actual bin of sata cables, some of which probably 10 years old, and whenever i need a cable, i just grab whichever color pleases me most: cheap red sata cable, cheap black sata cable, cheap red sata cable that turned pink over the years, etc..

 

i've found that it's easier to hide a sata cable, than to find a sata cable that looks good.

I spray painted some cheap black sata cables silver for a friend's build, looks fine. Braided cables will always look nicer though

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