I'm using Logitech cable for charging (got it with the mouse) and Nokia cable for PC (they are always connected, that's why separate cables), so get one of those.
I've only had problems with 3 years old Samsung cable because it kept falling out (it stays in on my SE phone)
I really doubt beefyness of the cable affects charging though. I charged my tabled on just about any cable I've found laying around in the house with no problems
Nokia Lumia 925 16GB
Nexus 7 32GB, 4.3 stock, rooted
Sony Ericsson Arc S, 4.0 .587, rooted
Dropbox for you: http://db.tt/Qk80xRg
500MB extra for both of us.