Asking for some advice please on PSU cables. I've searched many sites but can't find a clear answer so hoping for wisdom from the community.
I'm tinkering with an ITX build with a Corsair SF750 PSU and Cooler Master NR200P case. Tidy cable management routing would mean I need another 30cm on motherboard connections. I'm tempted to colour match and comb the cables as I've seen it look great in other inspiring builds. That said, I need to maintain my OzB membership so can't justify $150+ for Corsair genuine cable kits.
The Corsair PSU included modular 30cm 24-pin and 40cm 8-pin black individually braided cables. Corsair list this as a "Type 4 Gen 4" cable kit and I noticed there are a few extra small cables across a few pins plus some crossing-over of cables in the length. The 24-pin is also split into 14+10 pins at the PSU end. I'm guessing PCIe is simpler/straight but not using them yet (APU only until RTX 30x0's can be purchased)
I know I can buy cheap ~$30 eBay 30cm straight-through extension kits to use with the original Corsair cables so any 'special' wiring would still be in place. However that means sticking with black, or mismatching colours.
If I purchased any other brand or unbranded cables, what do I need to check to ensure it's compatible with the original wiring? Specifically 24-pin(14+10) split, smaller 'extra' cables on some pins, and pin crossovers.
Advice on terminology to search for, or warnings on what goes wrong would be great please. Any recommendations or links for cheap decent cables would be brilliant!