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 Post subject: PSU cord length and P182
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:02 am 
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Am I the only one finding it very hard to make the PSU cords reach in a P182? The major problem child is the ATX connector which always appears to be at the "top left" corner of just about every mb made.

I'm using a Seasonic S12-500 that is a few years old but I recently built a rig (not in a P182) with a new Corsair modular psu and the length of the cords seemed to be just about the same.

I'm debating getting a new PSU but I'd hate to still have the cord length issue with a brand new PSU. Are there any that are extra long? It seems like a popular case so I'm not sure how others are dealing with it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:00 am 
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If you run the cables through the back of the motherboard it should be fine. It worked for my p180 + HX520. The little 4 pins is a bit of a hassle though.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:08 am 
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I did run it through the back but it was too tight for my comfort. I had to work very hard to make it work and I don't like putting that much pressure on the cord to stretch it. I was hoping some PSU makers made longer cords so I could get at least an extra inch or two and take the strain off.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:13 am 
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I know there are extenders which can lengthen cables a bit.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Mod ... doy=search
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812198005

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:51 am 
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I swore I tried to find those at NewEgg a while back and couldn't. I am not sure how I missed that. I may need to grab one someday. Still seems odd that I'm the only one complaining because the P180/2 appears to be very popular.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:19 pm 
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S12-500 is an older model designed before P180 went into production so its 4 pin auxiliary power cable is a little short. S12+ Energy 550/650 are the ones you want, they have just the right cable length to reach into top left corner of the motherboard behind P180/182 motherboard tray.

There are only three things you can do if you don't like it: do not pass the cable behing the motherboard tray, buy extension cord, or buy different PSU.


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