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So I bought this PSU. I also just got a Silverstone FT02. I just tried arranging everything, and the power sata cables are a bit too short... Is it possible to just cut the cable and solder in some extra wire in the middle? I plan on sleeving the cables with paracord. Any info/advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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of course you can lengthen your wires...since you're planning on sleeving them anyway, just do it all the the same time. many users here cut/lengthen their cables while sleeving. truly custom stuff.
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How about buying already sleeved extension cables?
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ions-sale.html

http://store.nzxt.com/category_s/26.htm

Bitfenix make some good ones as well
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of course you can lengthen your wires...since you're planning on sleeving them anyway, just do it all the the same time. many users here cut/lengthen their cables while sleeving. truly custom stuff.
Cool! That's what I was hoping. Is there a specific thickness that works best?


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How about buying already sleeved extension cables?
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ions-sale.html

http://store.nzxt.com/category_s/26.htm

Bitfenix make some good ones as well
I saw a couple places that does that. But I am more interested in doing it myself. And saving some cash.
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Cool! That's what I was hoping. Is there a specific thickness that works best?

also wondering what gauge wire is used for this.
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So I bought this PSU. I also just got a Silverstone FT02. I just tried arranging everything, and the power sata cables are a bit too short... Is it possible to just cut the cable and solder in some extra wire in the middle? I plan on sleeving the cables with paracord. Any info/advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!
Yup you sure can do that, but make sure you solder and cover them nicely otherwise you will end up not getting clean power or worse. I can't stress more how much you need to do this right as the result will be a direct result of how well you do it.

Most psu's will use 18awg cable some however use 16awg. Just make sure to check your psu manu website and if it doesn't list it as using 16awg or 18awg, chances are its 18awg.

Honestly your best bet would be extensions as its less work and will be more efficient. You can make your own or buy them.

If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.

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also wondering what gauge wire is used for this.
Look at reply above.
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