Over the past few years, it seems every build features some sort of custom cable set. Individually sleeved wires certainly do help a build stand out and that is why we chose the BitFenix Alchemy Modular Cable Set 2.0 for our Project Octane build. Premium cable sets can set you back a fair old chunk of change and at around £79.99 depending on your PSU, the BitFenix Alchemy Modular Cable Set 2.0 lightens your wallet to the same extent as some of their more mainstream rivals.
Our white cable set arrived in a standard looking cardboard box with everything clearly labelled and in separate bags making for finding the right cable a piece of cake. They also include 5 cable combs which is a nice touch, though we do wish that these matched the colour of the cable kit chosen and included a few more to cover the whole kit. Furthermore, the Alchemy 2.0 cables are available in a few different colour varieties and are compatible with a wide range of power supply manufacturers including Corsair, be quiet!, EVGA and many more.
Our kits came with the following included:
|Cable Type||Cable Length|
|10+18Pin to ATX 24Pin||(x1) 650mm|
|24Pin Male to ATX 24Pin Female Extend Cable||(x1) 300mm|
|10Pin to CPU 4+4Pin||(x2) 650mm|
|12Pin to Dual PCI-E 6+2Pin||(x3) 650mm + 150mm|
|5Pin to SATA x 3||(x4) 450mm + 150mm +150mm|
|5Pin to Molex x 3||(x2) 450mm + 150mm +150mm|
|Molex to Floppy 4Pin Extend Cable||(x1)100mm|
BitFenix is offering a new series of cable sleeves which are compatible with power supplies from most manufacturers. The quality is beyond excellent and despite our pin removal during Project Octane for the pass through, everything remains tight with pins clicking back into connectors as expected.
These high-performance cables are sleeved with an ultra-dense sleeve that is moulded to the wire through a heat-shrink less sleeving process. Thus the sleeve does not move and come off when pulled, making them extremely durable. Alchemy 2.0 Individual cables are very flexible but strong allowing you to get small bends and keep the cables aligned. Using pure copper strand cables that are up to 16AWG thick, reducing resistance while increasing efficiency in modular cables.
The New Sleeving process has enabled the use of thicker strands while maintaining the same cable thickness.For those looking for a unique look to their systems but don’t want to void their PSU warranty by modding the existing cables then the BitFenix Alchemy Modular Cable Set 2.0 may be for you. Many will opt for the more common brands such as Corsair or Cable Mod but you will not be disappointed if you take the plunge on these either.