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Just Another Retired Moderator
Dec 19, 2000
Lawrenceville, GA
18" is the max before signal degredation begins to take place, unless you buy an extremely high quality cable that includes extra shielding and top-grade wiring.


Senior Member
Dec 20, 2000
Albany, NY
I had to use 24" cables in a very tall full tower setup, and to date haven't had any problems at all. Perhaps I am just lucky, so if you need to go longer, follow Jon's suggestion about high-quality cables.