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Removing Hardwires cables?

post #1 of 7
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Hi All

I just brought a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W PSU, which I was lead to believe was modular... However upon recieving it I can say its half half modular...

The main motherboard power cable, the CPU power cables and like 4 PCIe cables are hardwired (which adds up to a considerable chunk of wiring) and the modular part is the Molex/SATA's and two PCIe cables...

Im a bit disappointed cause one of the reasons I brought a new PSU was to get a modular one to cut down on cables that are not needed...

Like at the moment I only need one PCIe cable, not 6 lol.

So my question is, is there any easy/safe way to remove hardwired cables?

Thanks
post #2 of 7
If you didn't need 4+ PCIe cables, why did you get a 1200W PSU? And if you say for upgrading, but are still contemplating cutting off the cables, then...
post #3 of 7
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Cause this particular one was 75% off and cheaper than the modular ones I was looking at lol.
post #4 of 7
You will void the warranty - and that's a decent 5-year warranty.

But if you don't want to return it, or don't mind risking the warranty it's pretty simple:

Just need to cut them off, heatshrink the ends and make sure there is no way they'd touch the inside or any components of the power supply.
Edited by CourageD - 11/11/11 at 11:13am
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Return it and get a 450w instead.
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by CourageD View Post

FIRST, you'd void the warranty - and that's a decent 5-year warranty.
SECOND, power supplies store charge even after they have been unplugged for a period of time. You must know how to correctly discharge them - if you don't then it's perhaps an indication that you don't have the skills to be poking around in a PSU. Sorry, don't want to hear that you got zapped frown.gif
However if you have the necessary skills or know someone whose capable with electronics and electrics, as long as you cut them off, heatshrink the ends and make sure there is no way they'd touch the inside or any components of the power supply then go ahead.

I just wrote an article on capacitor safety in consumer PSUs:
http://www.overclock.net/a/capacitor-safety-in-power-supplies

In short: calm the heck down, they aren't as dangerous as you think.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

I just wrote an article on capacitor safety in consumer PSUs:
http://www.overclock.net/a/capacitor-safety-in-power-supplies
In short: calm the heck down, they aren't as dangerous as you think.

Wow, didn't actually know that - that really is news to me. Well, I know I won't be scared of poking around in them anymore. smile.gif

Updated my original post.
Edited by CourageD - 11/11/11 at 11:14am
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