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    i am not too sure if anyone happen to know what is that little bulge built into the PSU modular cables?
    Because i am installing another video card just for Phys X so since my GTX295 has already
    used up both hard wired PCI-E cables i need another modular PCI-E power cable just to power up the other card

    But that little bulge seems to be in the way if i need to sleeve it.

    these stuff seems to be common even on some regular USB cables etc...




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    As far as i remember it is coil which is supposed to screen the cable for any unwanted spikes in the current . So i wouldnt recommend to remove it.

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    Bully, Geralts correct, it's like a surge protector for your video card. What card are you going to use for a dedicated PhysX card

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    Yes, it's EMI shielding, leave it there.

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    Great Super thanks for that...i was expecting something along the lines of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Bully, Geralts correct, it's like a surge protector for your video card. What card are you going to use for a dedicated PhysX card
    XFX 8800GT
    Nothing spectacular i got it at a super deal so gonna use it for PhysX

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    Yeh i agree with the above statments.It an inductor coil which attenuates high frequency signals, which is where most noise occurs.
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