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- 12VHPWR / PCIe Gen 5 / ATX 3.015
- PSU Cables9
- Keyboard Cables5
- Controller Cables1
- Charging Cables1
- WideBeam LED Strips9
- AIO Sleeving Kits3
- Vertical PCI-e Brackets2
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12VHPWR / PCIe Gen 5 / ATX 3.0
What is a 12VHPWR connector?12VHPWR is the new power connector used for the new PCIe Gen 5 specification graphics cards, such as the NVIDIA 40 Series. This connector enables a power delivery of up to 600W.
Why are graphics cards using this new connector?This connector delivers a higher power output in a smaller area, which means that these don't take up as much PCB space as the older 6 and 8-pin PCI-e connectors.
Which PSUs support these new cables?For the new 40 Series GPUs, NVIDIA has released minimum PSU requirements. Please see the table below:
GPU TGP Min. PSU Wattage GeForce RTX 4090 450W 850W GeForce RTX 4080 16GB 320W 750W (The GPU formerly known as) GeForce RTX 4080 12GB 285W 700W
What types of 12VHPWR cables do you offer?CableMod offers both 12VHPWR adapter cables, and 12VHPWR direct cables. Our adapter cables are used with PSUs that currently do not have a 12VHPWR port (i.e. ATX 2.0), while direct cables are for PSUs that do (i.e. ATX 3.0).
What is the difference between 3 x 8-Pin and 4 x 8-Pin 12VHPWR cables?Both the 3 x 8-pin and the 4 x 8-pin versions of our 12VHPWR will work with the new NVIDIA 40 Series GPUs, provided your PSU meets or exceeds the minimum wattage requirements. The reason we offer both of these is for users who want extra redundancy for the power being supplied to their GPU.
Don’t PCI-e ports only provide up to 150W per port? How is it that a 3 x 8-pin cable can be sufficient to power GPUs that require up to 600W at peak?In truth, an 8-pin PCI-e port on modern PSUs can supply over 300W of power each (up to 342W, depending on model). Thus, two 8-pin PCI-e ports are more than enough to provide the required 600W. We provide both 3 x 8-pin and 4 x 8-pin versions of this cable for extra redundancy. **Please note that all 8 Pin PCI-e plugs need to be plugged in for the cable to function properly. If you order a 3 x 8-Pin or 4 x 8-Pin to 16-Pin, make sure that all of the 8-pin connectors are connected correctly to your PSU.**
Are your 12VHPWR cables made with crimped terminals or soldering?All of our 12VHPWR cables use crimped terminals at each connector.
Do your 12VHPWR cables have the required sense wires? How many are there?Yes - all of our 12VHPWR cables come with the two required sense wires to signal 600W capability. The other two sense wires currently do not have any function, and are not required. We have hidden these wires in between the two rows of sleeved wires for a very clean look. However, please take care when trying to slide the included cable combs. Do NOT try to slide them too quickly or else these sense wires may "pop out".
Does having only three 8-pin connectors mean I won’t be able to overclock?That is not the case - both of our 3 x 8-pin and 4 x 8-pin can deliver the full 600W if requested by the GPU. This is assuming your PSU wattage is adequate according to manufacturer guidelines.
Do your 12VHPWR cables come with an integrated IC like the official adapter?No, our 12VHPWR cables do not have this IC, and it is also not required to deliver the required wattage. Our cables do have the necessary sense wires to provide up to 600W, and will work with the new 40 Series with no issues, provided that your power supply has sufficient wattage.
How much space do I need from the GPU to my case’s side panel to accommodate this cable?You will need around 4 - 4.5 cm of space in order to account for the cable bend. We recommend not making extreme bends with this cable too close to the connector. For more on this, please visit this link: https://cablemod.com/12vhpwr/
What is the function of the cable shroud? Is the shroud reversible/removable?The cable shroud is meant to cover up the sense wires on the 12VHPWR connector for a cleaner look. The shroud is entirely removable if you would prefer not to use it. However, it is not reversible due to the locking latch on the connector itself.
Can these 12VHPWR cables be used with the 3090Ti?Yes - you can use these cables to power the 3090Ti.
What wire gauge is used for these 12VHPWR cables?We use exclusively 16AWG wire for power delivery on all of our 12VHPWR cables to comply with the official PCI-e specification. The sense wires, which are not responsible for power delivery, use 28AWG.
How many connects are the connectors guaranteed for?The official rating of the connectors are rated for up to 30 cycles. This is actually the same as the previous generation of 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-e connectors.
Can I pay my order using crypto?Yes! We currently accept payments in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Best of all, paying your order using crypto gives you an instant 10% off at checkout! Please make sure you are sending your payment via their native blockchains (i.e. BTC for Bitcoin and ETH for Ethereum). Sending via other networks (i.e. Lightning, Binance Smart Chain, etc.) may result in the loss of your crypto. Should you have any questions regarding crypto payments, please reach out to our support team.
How do I cancel my order?If you'd like to cancel your order, you have 24 hours of the order being placed to do so. You can do this by going to the order confirmation email you received and clicking the link provided for order cancellation. You can still attempt to cancel after the 24 hour window, however, we are unable to guarantee that it can be cancelled after this period. This is especially true for custom orders as they may already be produced. Please note that express orders are unable to be cancelled as these go immediately into processing. If you were logged in during your order, you can also go to the "My Account" page on the store, navigate to the "Orders" list, and clicking "Cancel Order" to request cancellation. **Please note that US Store orders cannot be changed or cancelled as they are fulfilled by Amazon.**
What is the status of my order?You can check the status of your order using our Order Tracker, located at the top of our support page. You will need your order number from your email confirmation and your email address used for the order. Once your order is complete, you will automatically receive a tracking email.
When will my order ship?It depends on your cart and order contents and the amount of orders already in our queue. Custom orders may take a little longer, stock items shipping quite fast. You'll get an estimate shipping date for your order during checkout and can check on that estimate anytime using our Order Tracker on the top of this page.
How can I tell the difference between PCI-e and EPS cables?
What are bridged cables? What are dual cables?Bridged cables are essentially multiple single cables joined together with a single cable comb to make them appear like one cable for a cleaner look. They have an equal number of connectors on both ends, and are available on our Pro cables as an option. Dual cables have one connector at the PSU end, and two connectors at the component (GPU/CPU) end. Dual cables are a good option for PSUs with limited ports, and are available as an option on our Classic cables.
Why do some of my cables have wires crossing?Due to the pinouts on the PSU, sometimes we have to route wires to specific pins so the proper voltage is sent to the proper pin. This is normal and we try to keep it as clean and close to the PSU end as possible.
I’ve seen some slight color differences with some sleeve colors across the site – what gives?While we strive to be as accurate as we can with the colors represented, a slight change lighting can shift the color temperature of the photos, which leads to newer photos looking different than older ones, and vice versa. To help you with this, please click here: Sleeving Gallery
Why is there a cable missing on my 24 pin ATX cable? Is this normal?The missing wire is actually normal as per the "phantom terminal" which is an unused connection on the ATX motherboard. This connection is usually on the underside of the cable so it wouldn't be visible. This motherboard connection was removed many years ago so there is no pin in the slot.
Do you include capacitors on your cables?We no longer put capacitors in our cables due to customer feedback. The capacitors don't make any difference in performance, but made a big difference in aesthetics, which is why we no longer include them.
What is the difference between ModFlex, ModMesh, and SFF cables?ModFlex is our softer, more flexible sleeving option. ModMesh is our stiffer, more vibrant sleeving option, which is also UV reactive, as well as a more durable sleeving type. Our SFF cables are a flexible but sturdy unsleeved cable meant for small form factor builds that require shorter cables that take up less space. Here are the differences in wire measurements: ModFlex: 3.0mm ModMesh: 3.0mm PRO (ModFlex and ModMesh): 3.4mm SFF(Unsleeved): 2.1mm/1.8mm
So what makes CableMod cables different?Our cables are made from the finest grade materials, and carefully constructed to be the highest quality cables around. Everything from the choice of materials to the spacing between connectors has been considered. For more details, check out this handy comparison.
Are CableMod cables compatible with X power supply?
What sizes are our QDCs?Aviator - GX16 Slimline - 2b LEMO - 2b
Will the CableMod keyboard cable work with my keyboard?For our keyboard cable to work with your keyboard it must have a detachable cable and an opening around the USB connector of the following dimensions: Length: 36mm Width: 10.95mm Height: 6mm
Keyboard cable wire gauge and USB specOur keyboard cables use 24 AWG for the power wires and 28 AWG for data transfer over USB 2.0.
How long can a keyboard cable be?The maximum length we recommend and offer is 15 feet to prevent keyboard functionality issues for common keyboards. If the cable is too long then the keyboard may not be detected or the LEDs won’t properly illuminate. Some keyboards need more power which requires a shorter cable length to make the keyboard function properly. The following keyboards are known to require more power which will require a shorter cable (7 feet): HHKBs, Input Club’s K-Type, Massdrop’s CTRL/ALT/SHIFT, Ducky One 2 Mini
Keyboard cable QDC compatibilityCables with detachable connectors like the Aviator and Slimline may not be compatible with detachable cables from other vendors. Attempting to use a competitor’s QDC with ours may result in hardware damage.
What is the data transfer rate of the custom controller cables?Our controller cables are USB 2.0, and designed for use with Playstation 5, XBOX Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. They aren't suitable for devices such as VR headsets, which require USB 3.0.
Does our charging cable support quick charge?If your cable is no longer than 2m it'll be able to support QuickCharge. Unfortunately if you go longer than 2m the cable will not be within spec to support Quick charge. Here are the amperages based on the length of the cable, for Quick Charge it needs to be able to handle 3A: 1m - 4A 2m - 3A 3m - 2A
WideBeam LED Strips
What is the wavelength on our UV LEDs?UV Wavelength: 395-400nm
How do I install my WideBeam RGB LED kit (RF version)?To connect your WideBeam RGB LED kit (RF version), follow these easy steps: 1.Connect your PSU's SATA power cable to the SATA power cable that came with your kit. 2. Connect the DC end of the SATA power cable to the RF receiver. 3. Connect the RF receiver to the included Y cable. Be sure to align the positive (+) pin of the RF receiver with the arrow on the Y cable. 4. Connect a 4 pin connector to the other end of the Y cable. 5. Connect the Y cable to the LED strip. Be sure to align the arrow on the Y cable with the positive (+) pin on the LED strip. 6. Remove the battery guard from your remote control and press the ON button. 7. Done!
How do I install my WideBeam RGB LED Kit (IR Version)?To connect the WideBeam RGB LED kit (IR version), follow these easy steps: 1. Connect a 4 pin connector to one of the LED cables on the IR receiver. Be sure the connector is fit snugly. 2. Connect the IR LED cable to the RGB LED strip. Be sure to line up the arrow on the connector to the 12V pin on the LED strip. The 12V pin is clearly labeled with a (+). 3. Connect the SATA power connector to the IR receiver. 4. Connect the SATA power cable to a free SATA connector from your PSU. 5. Remove the plastic battery guard from the remote control. 6. Point the remote control towards the IR sensor and press the ON button. 7. Done!
I have an ASUS® motherboard with an AURA RGB header. Do I still need to purchase a full CableMod RGB Kit?If you have an ASUS motherboard with a compatible RGB header, then you don't need to buy a full RGB kit and instead simply purchase the single RGB strip. The single RGB strips also come with an ASUS Compatibility Adapter, so you are good to go!
How do I connect the WideBeam RGB LED Strip to my ASUS® motherboard’s AURA RGB header?Connecting the WideBeam RGB LED strip to your ASUS® AURA RGB header is easy: 1. Connect the RGB cable included with your ASUS motherboard to the AURA header following the instructions in your motherboard manual. 2. Connect the ASUS Compatibility Adapter to your RGB cable. There is a small arrow on the Compatibility Adapter that marks the 12V pin. On the ASUS RGB cable, the 12V pin is the one connected to the BLACK wire. BE SURE TO CORRECTLY CONNECT THIS PIN TO THE CORRESPONDING 12V PIN ON YOUR ASUS RGB CABLE OR DAMAGE COULD RESULT. 3. Connect the other end of the ASUS Compatibility Adapter to your RGB LED Strip. You need to line up the arrow on the 4 pin connector to the 12V pin of the LED strip. The 12v pin is clearly labeled on the LED strip with the (+): 4. Done!
Is it possible to cut my WideBeam LED Strip to make it shorter? Where should I cut it?WideBeam LED Strips can be cut shorter if you like. To do so, make sure that you cut in places where you have a group of three LEDs with resistors: Please note that if you don't cut in one of these four locations, some LEDs will stop working. For the WideBeam Magnetic Series, this will be trickier as there will be magnets in these locations. We recommend avoiding cutting the magnets themselves and instead cut beside the magnets: Once cut, we recommend applying silicone glue on the cut ends to maintain the strip's waterproof properties.
What are the dimensions of the IR receiver?
What is the power draw for WideBeam LED strips?
Length Wattage Amperage 30cm 3.6W 300mA 60cm 7.2W 600mA
What is the maximum length of WideBeam LED strip?We suggest that you don't connect more than 4.5m (14.7') together.
AIO Sleeving Kits
Will your AIO sleeve kits fit my AIO if it’s not listed as compatible?With all the different AIOs out there we aren’t able to test each one. If yours is not listed as compatible, you can measure it yourself to see if it would fit. Here are the dimensions: Series 1: 16mm Diameter / Series 1 is 366mm in length. Series 2: 11mm Diameter / Series 2 is 376mm in length.
What are the sleeving lengths of the AIO Sleeving Kits?Series 1 is 366mm in length. Series 2 is 376mm in length.
Are the AIO Sleeving Kits compatible with EVGA® GPU Hybrid Coolers?Yes! Our Series 2 AIO Sleeving Kits are compatible with the following models:
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming Hybrid
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Hybrid
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW Gaming Hybrid
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Hybrid
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID GAMING
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID GAMING
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID GAMINGWe will update our compatibility list if more compatible models are released.
Vertical PCI-e Brackets
Will the Vertical PCI-e Bracket work with graphics cards with triple slot graphics cards?Graphics cards that have three I/O slots will NOT work with our bracket. However, graphics cards that have triple-height coolers but only require two I/O slots will work. Please see our compatibility list for details: Compatibility List
How do I install the Vertical PCI-e Bracket?Please follow our quick installation guide here: Vertical PCI-e Bracket Quick Installation Guide