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The atx connector has a massive amount of heat shrink around the MB side of the connector, it also appears there are other components under the heatshrink. Maybe capacitors? I don't know. But the heat shrinked area is so thick that it hits my memory module and is completely inflexible. I am contemplating getting an e-atx x79 board but unless I can sleeve the atx harness and make it more flexible I won't be able to fit the motherboard. Are there other components under the heat shrink? And can I sleeve this harness?
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I have the 1250 and it is a pain

They are smoothing capacitors and I expect if you pulled off the heatshrink you may be able to reposition it all a big better

You could remove the caps but the quality of the voltage wouldn't be quite as good

A good idea may be to get a short atx extension then hide the bulky bit behind the mobo tray
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post #3 of 4
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Jesus, I never thought of the ATX extension, I'm a moron thank you. I'll just sleeve the extension.
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post #4 of 4
mines ridiculously stiff to loosen it up i took a zippo to it to warm up the shrink and glue underneath and then bent it into position at least until i get some extensions and sleeve them. also i wouldn't remove the capacitors especially if overclocking it could cause instability due to dirty currents.
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