If hardcore PC Modding is a little hard for you and your pocket, PSU cable sleeves will get your rig looking nice and clean with minimal effort and budget required. It’s actually a good starting point to beautify your PC if don’t know where to start. Now what we actually got here is a rather simple sleeved kit, courtesy of our friends from PCHub. They are calling it the ISE Cable Kits, which is a short term for “Individually Sleeved Extensions” for your PSU cables.
The PCHub ISE cable kits are available in a configuration of a 24-pin, 4+4 EPS, 2x 8-pin, and 2x 6-pin cables. Color options are Black, Red, Green, and White. The one we got here is the Black version, and it retails for about 1, 500 Pesos. You can check them out here.
These beautiful suckers are heat shrink less with tightly knitted nylon sleeves covering up the well insulated 18 AWG cables. These are 320mm long cables so installation and routing should be nice and easy.
THE PCHub ISE CABLE KIT:
PCHub sent me the sample wrapped inside a bubble wrap with no official packaging. Dunno if you’ll get them just as I did but it’s safe to assume that PCHub will have something more official.
The cables come as is – on their own. No cable combs here, no paperworks, no BS. I’d love to see warning labels though since this is an extension kit and is not exactly fit to be an actual cable replacement for fully modular PSUs.
The cables from left to right consists of 1x 4+4 pin EPS, 1x 24 pin, 2x 8 pin PEG, and 2x 6 pin PEG power connectors. Note that the cables are easy enough to work with, allowing me to lay them down without much effort.
A look at the 24 pin shows us a clean build. This is a 20+4 so if you have an old board that only supports 20 pin you’re still good. This compatibility level is a little comical since no one is manufacturing 20 pin based boards anymore.
The 4+4 pin EPS features good separation allowing you to route the extra 4 pin somewhere else if your build do not require it. Tangling is just not possible with this one.
The 8-pin PEG cables are well trained allowing you to create a nice 180 degree curvature easily. Since the kit’s cables are nylon based, they are not prone to catching compared to cloth ones.
Each cables has a thickness of 2.7mm. Underneath the dense nylon lies the insulated 18 AWG cables. I’m not sure about certifications yet so I’ll update you guys when I got the word from PCHub.
The cables have excellent pin-outs. They do not wobble and are easy enough to connect to your PSU cables. They are still tight though ensuring a fit that will last.
FINISHED BUILD & FINAL THOUGHTS:
Our test system with the recently reviewed Raijintek cooler is chosen as the specimen for this review. I’m lazy enough to put a whole RIG together for this show so apologies for that one. The PSU we used is the Corsair RM850X fully modular PSU. Default cables are good enough for my requirements but still, an individually sleeved one should look better.
Installing this kit is rather easy, and should provide great compatibility over most power supplies out there due to it being an extension rather than a direct replacement. That said, we never had any problems with the installation – it actually took us just a few minutes.
Training the sleeves are easy enough, and stayed consistent between each sets. Since this kit doesn’t require any heat shrinks, you’re visually treated almost seamlessly. The dense nylon sleeve also played a huge factor here.
While I can’t say anything much about the other colored kits, this one should fit most system builds with ease since it’s muted. If you own a white themed gaming PC, then the white one could be a better choice. Going black is the safest route though.
Perhaps what I like the most about this kit is the price. At 1, 500 Pesos, you’d get the basic PSU extensions required to beautify your gaming PC. That’s a small price to pay compared to other solutions and sleeved kits. While it lacks SATA connectors, and wild color schemes, the PCHub ISE PSU Cable Kit is enough to add a substantial amount of boost to your PC’s aesthetics.