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I've been looking at Bitfenix' sleeved cables, I've been thinking about buying 2 of each cables I need, so my cables at the PSU is also sleeved. I have a modular PSU so I'm assuming I can just plug them in.
The real problem is that the extensions is male-female. So if I chain 2 together I'll end up with a female end and I obviously can't plug that into the motherboard. Is it possible to take one of my old connectors and make one of the extensions a male-male?

Link to cable:
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/PC-Zubehoer/Adapter-Kabel/BitFenix-24-Pin-ATX-Verlaengerung-30cm-sleeved-white-white::16307.html

Thanks in advance,
Pandaman
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Attaching one of the extensions to your existing power supply cables will leave you the exact same plug on the end as what is on your existing PSU cable. The cables from your PSU have a male end that plugs into the female socket on your motherboard, or the female plug of the extension cable. Adding the extension still leaves you with a male connector on the wires, that plugs into the female "socket" of the motherboard.

EDIT... Missed the part of wanting a second extension at the PSU... Yes you could remove, and re-pin the connector... If you were to go through the effort of removing all the pins, you might as well sleeve the entire cable yourself.
Edited by xandypx - 2/5/12 at 6:13am
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Thank you for the quick answer, but I was talking about plugging the extension directly into my PSU.
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Most likely you will not be able to do this. The connectors on my power supply only go on one way as the PSU end of the cables is slightly different.
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I've never heard someone do that, and it likely isn't even possible. Silverstone Strider is the only one that uses "identical" plugs on both ends IIRC, but dunno if it'd work even on one of those.
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Originally Posted by ThePandaman View Post

Thank you for the quick answer, but I was talking about plugging the extension directly into my PSU.

As I editied in my above post... (my initial comprehention of what you initially posted, was pretty bad). Just to clarify what I meant in the edit... Changing the "plug" at the PSU end requires more than just changing the plastic part of the plug itself. The "pins" in the plug are more than likely the wrong "gender", and would need to be cut off the wires and replaced.
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I've never heard someone do that, and it likely isn't even possible. Silverstone Strider is the only one that uses "identical" plugs on both ends IIRC, but dunno if it'd work even on one of those.

Never say "never" on this forum... just about anything is possible with the proper amount of effort. What the OP wants to do is "possible"... just a whole lot of work and soldering. In my opinion, it would be easier/more practical to sleeve the existing PSU cables.
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Never say "never" on this forum... just about anything is possible with the proper amount of effort. What the OP wants to do is "possible"... just a whole lot of work and soldering. In my opinion, it would be easier/more practical to sleeve the existing PSU cables.
Ah jeez, I'm not allowed to say that I've never heard of it done if I really haven't? kookoo.gif

But indeed, anything is possible with enough effort. But the answer to the original question is that the Bitfenix's sleeved extensions cannot be used as substitutes to regular cables even if he was to chain 'em. Unplugging -and pinning is another thing entirely but I wouldn't consider them the same product after doing so. As you said he'd be better off 1)sleeving the cables he has 2)ordering another set of modular cables for sleeving 3)just accepting the fact that it cannot be done without hassling with soldering and desoldering and such and just use the extensions as they're supposed to be used.
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I put up a thread very much like this sometime ago... I bought bitenix extensions thinking I'd easily switch the molex connector but I was so wrong lol... I forgot you have to change the pins inside it also from male to female. Huge headache, impractical.

Either get a sleeving kit from Lutro0 and DIY or, can go the easy way like I did which is getting pre-sleeved cables (not extensions) from this site: www.moddiy.com. You can also add different requirements during checkout or via their online chat.
Edited by adi518 - 2/9/12 at 7:46pm
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