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    thanks

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    @ gam or however else would extend that p4 conector how would you go about doing it i have more than one in the house i also have the apropriate wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by fps4life View Post
    @ gam or however else would extend that p4 conector how would you go about doing it i have more than one in the house i also have the apropriate wire
    Cut, strip, add, entwine, solder, shrinkwrap.
    In this instance, you really must solder the joins.

    If you wanted to be really 'shmick' about it, you could cut new wires to length and crimp on new male/female pins at each end and insert into your exisitng plastic connectors i.e., make your own cable. Er... if you did that though, make sure you note down the pinouts before hand!!!

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    thjanks gam i was abit worried about power drop in the new section of wire or because of the extended length. i think i will test on my spare psu and old mobo b4 i add it to my new build thanks again.

    if you hadn't already noticed im new to this modding thing

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    No worries mate. I'm not an expert on electrical matters, but I don't believe you will notice any significant voltage drop over that short distance. I'm assuming you're extending the length in the vicinity of 500mm or less (+existing length).

    If you're really concerned, or just interested, stick a multimeter on it before and after your extension and before you get too far into the mod. You can always revert the cable back to its original length.

    Someone else might want chime in and clarify, but as mentioned, I'd do it

    Don't forget that this will void you warranty!

    Good luck.

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    yeah not to worried about the warenty more interested in getting power to my new asus p5n-e motherboard in my antec nine hundred

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    Hey, if you didn't want to mod the cable, someone just pointed this site out to me, and lo and behold... http://www.mycableshop.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=0404MF

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    sweet thanks im gona hit up my local electronics store tomorow you never know i might get lucky and rind a some 4 pin male and female plugs

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    Wow that's awesome =D I'm going to need to do that to my case. I have a question though. I see that there were only 3 SATA power connectors on any one given strand (my PSU does as well). If I were to take another SATA connector off of another strand and added it so that there are 4 of them (4 HDDs) would that be bad because of the increased load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elusid View Post
    Wow that's awesome =D I'm going to need to do that to my case. I have a question though. I see that there were only 3 SATA power connectors on any one given strand (my PSU does as well). If I were to take another SATA connector off of another strand and added it so that there are 4 of them (4 HDDs) would that be bad because of the increased load?
    Anyone know about this? I am interesed in the answer also

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    for fps4life . You can do a whole lot with that antec 900 case. Wire extentions can be done with ease as long as U use the right tools .
    a few inches to 1 foot won't increase your resistance provided you made clean solder joints.I also run 4 satas without effort . I'm running a raidmax 630a. Wattage is adequate amperage Is great .
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    noice!! I'll be doing thiss to my sata cables tomorrow! I'll post up some pics.

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    wow doing that would be a real PITA but it would make your case look really really nice! i rather just buy a psu that comes sleeved!

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    Awesome guide mate. Used this to redo SATA cable for the build in my sig that I'm working on. Thanks!

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    hare, were you paint those wires up in that pic there? What ever it is, it looks really nice

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    hi m8's

    based on the pics *correct me if im wrong*
    gathered all the molex+sata headers into 1 single line?
    will dat sole line be capable of powering 1x6pin PCIE + 2 sata headers?
    is there any risk of damaging it due to lack of power supplied to the components?
    tqs

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    Hiding loom all together.

    good work on the loom yellow looks great . Have you thought of reverse mounting the hard drives and hiding the wires all together
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    hidden wires

    thought to reverse mount HD's and hide wires all together ?

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    Thats really good. Im going to try that on a client build sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
    I'd like to know where to find this stuff in the USA.
    I know this thread is epically old, but in case anybody reads all the way through and is trying to find good quality sleeving and heatshrink, I recommend buying from Markertek. You can get 100 foot spools of PET TechFlex for ~$20 and cheap heatshrink in about any size and shrink ratio you can imagine.
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    my sata power cable mod
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    Nice guide mate!

    Another thing I find funny is AMD/Intel would snipe any of our Moms on a grocery run if it meant good quarterly results, and you are forever whining about what feser did?

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    Ok, this may seem a rather stupid/odd question... but how much sleeving do you use to sleeve a power supply and all its cables?
    I've done a bit of sleeving on my PSU and think I am going to re-sleeve it. I didn't want to sleeve each cable seperately, but I dont like the way it looks sleeved the way it is at present. So I was thinking of re-sleeving each wire individually. The way it seems most are doing it now.

    How much sleeving is used? I did some basic measurements, and either I am really tired and just not adding right, or my numbers are way off.

    To sleeve each wire individually, how much sleeving is needed?
    I have access to 3mm (1/8"), 6mm (1/4"), 12mm (1/2") and 18mm (3/4") sleeving.
    From what I can tell, a single wire sleeve will be the 3mm (1/8").
    The sata cable sleeve I'm unsure of, but can tell I will more than likely use 12mm (1/2") heatshrink and 12mm (1/2") sleeving for those. Doesn't look like the next smaller size will fit.
    Unless someone knows of the right size?

    Thanks for any input.

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    very good, I will mod mine too, this weekend .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanlay View Post
    my sata power cable mod
    which case ? looks like sliverstone's .

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