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Old 04-28-2019, 11:49 PM
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Default What Wire Kit for AX860i?

I have an AX860i that I am using in a mini-itx build and want to know what sleeved wire kit will work with this PSU?
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:11 PM
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That power supply uses Type 3 cables so any of the Type 3 kits will work.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:50 PM
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Do you guys even sell type 3 cables anymore? I looked on Amazon, Newegg, and even Corsair website and cannot find any. I have some PCIe cables left from a type 4 kit, can I use these cables only on my AX860i?
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:42 PM
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A Type 4 PCIe cable will work for your PSU. Below you will find links to the Type 3 cables.

https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-%7C-Parts/c/Cor_Products_Accessories_Parts?q=%3Afeatured%3AproductCategories%3ACor_Products_Accessories_Parts_PC Components_PowerSupplies%3AaccessoryName%3AType+3+Gen.+2+Individually+Sleeved+Cables&text=&pageSize= 12#rotatingText
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:01 PM
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Just to be certain, I do not want to destroy my components, I CAN use a type 4 PCIe cable safely with the AX860i?

If so, then what type 4 cables cannot be used with this PSU?
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:07 PM
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Please refer to the below link regarding the cable compatibility with your PSU.

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/psu-cable-compatibility
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:01 AM
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Please refer to the below link regarding the cable compatibility with your PSU.

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/psu-cable-compatibility
The problem with that list, that I have, is that I bought a 1600i for my other build and I was able to use an all type 4 set for it... It makes me doubt that chart.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:17 PM
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The problem with that list, that I have, is that I bought a 1600i for my other build and I was able to use an all type 4 set for it... It makes me doubt that chart.
How so? That chart clearly shows the AX1600i uses Type4...
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:48 PM
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The chart has orange for some wires and red for others.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:57 PM
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The chart for the AX860i is saying you can use all type 3 or type 4 for pcie, and CPU, but type 3 for sata and 24 pin? The 1600i says all type 3 or 4, but only type 3 for the sata? That's were it is strange to me, because I use type 4 sata cables on my 1600i.
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That is because the AX1600i PSU uses Type 4 cables. The main difference between Type 4 and Type 3 cables is the fact that the 24pin has a completely different pinout from the PSU. That PSU cable compatibility graph shows exactly what cable you can use with what power supply. Type 3 and Type 4 PATA/SATA are the same cable.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:56 PM
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That is because the AX1600i PSU uses Type 4 cables. The main difference between Type 4 and Type 3 cables is the fact that the 24pin has a completely different pinout from the PSU. That PSU cable compatibility graph shows exactly what cable you can use with what power supply. Type 3 and Type 4 PATA/SATA are the same cable.
So, the only thing that differs between both of these PSU's cable compatibility is the 24 pin cable?
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:08 PM
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So, the only thing that differs between both of these PSU's cable compatibility is the 24 pin cable?
That and the higher end models using Type 4 have inline capacitors on the cables to help with ripple.
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