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What kind of power wire should I use if I want to custom length my wire from my atx power supply to my motherboard? It's only going to be a few inches longer
post #2 of 10
DO you have a 100% modular PSU? First, you need to determine the gauge. Mine was 16, but it varies. I bought a bunch of this stuff and am crimping my own pins on to wire that is custom length for how I want it. Make sure to keep the wires in their right spots and not get them mixed up:

http://www.bulkwire.com/wire-cable/stranded-hookup-wire-300v-ul-1007-1569.html
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It's a Mp3Car DSATX 220 Watt Automotive Power Supply
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my motherboard is ASUS AT5IONT-I Desktop Motherboard - Intel - Socket BGA-559 - Mini ITX - 1 x Processor Support - 4 G
post #5 of 10
I am guessing that is not a fully modular power supply, and I have no previous experience opening up power supplies and soldering new wires inside, and I wouldn't recommend you do it if you are not a professional.
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I always use 18 awg wire.

it is what most power supplies use for most main wires and will work for all of them. just be sure you use new pins and have a good crimping tool.
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My AX850 has 16 gauge.
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

My AX850 has 16 gauge.

16 would also work great thumb.gif
post #9 of 10
Just a note: lower gauge number means thicker wire and more current carrying capacity; so if the PSU is 16AWG, then you don't want to splice in 18AWG.
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Originally Posted by Ladybridgeport View Post

What kind of power wire should I use if I want to custom length my wire from my atx power supply to my motherboard? It's only going to be a few inches longer

Please refer to my Video Sleeving Guides and sleeving FAQ link in my signature, it will give you all the info you need to know and has a thread dedicated to answering all of these sleeving questions and helping you in all of your sleeving efforts.

Also like everyone said it will depend on what existing gauge wire you have, as you will want to keep with the existing gauge, however most psu do use 18awg, but there is some higher ends that use 16awg. Chances are good if your psu is lower than 600W then it will be 18awg.

Also as said please take care when soldering a PSU as you don't want to injure your hardware let alone yourself. thumb.gif

If you have any more questions related to sleeving and what not feel free to shoot me a PM.
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