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No it's not fun but I have far more experience with soldering than with crimping. If I ordered plugs and pins I'd need some extra pins to practice on crimping. If my crimp tool isn't suitable, that's around $20 more for a new tool.
Beside Silverstone PSU is fully modular, all the cables are removable so I don't need a monster 15 pounds brick nearby when I solder the wires back together.

Did not catch the modular part.
Soldering is a good idea, then.

But to me, crimping is much quicker, easier, though the more money for the tool is expensive, IMO, would be worth it.

Soldering is a viable option, so now I see your dilemma.

If you were to crimp, you would just need new pins & a new tool.

If you were soldering, you would need heatshrink and sleeve.

Soldering would be the budget option, crimp would probably be the 'taking my time, and slightly enjoying it' option.

So, if you've got the time to solder, shrink, and resleeve everything, definitely go the solder route.

In this case, you could cut somewhere near the pin location, precut shrink, compress it until you have room to resolder, and have at it.
Unless you plan on resoldering wire to pin.
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I have done some soldering and crimping and I must say that even thou I consider my self proficient wit a soldering iron I prefer to crimp even with less then optimal tools.
    
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One thing worth considering if you go the cut and solder route is that the "lump" will show through tightly stretched paracord. Unless you can make the soldered joint the same size as the original wire then it will always be visable. If you do this then make sure that the cut will be in a place that is not visable, although this might be hard as you need to have enough space to get the full length of paracord on before doing the joint. Also if you use heat shrink over the join it makes it quite hard to slide the paracord on; the cord likes to stick to the heatshrink.

Since you are loosing the PSU warranty anyway, and you said you have good soldering skills, have you considered removing the wire from the PCB inside the PSU? A bit more risky but probably easier and faster than cuting and joining the cables. Just remember that sleeved cables take up more room, so either stop the sleeving before it goes into the PSU or be prepared to enlarge the cable hole in the PSU body.

I would seriously suggest the crimping route as it will work out a lot quicker, easier and cleaner.
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If I was going to take apart the PSU and solder wires inside, I'd have to desolder and remove the modular connectors to make an opening to run the wires in.
I've gone ahead and ordered pins and plugs, I'll try crimping first.

Sorry, I didn't realize that it was a modular PSU.

In that case if the crimping doesn't work you can either buy some new extensions with better pins / plugs or buy pre-sleeved extensions. Lutro sells some sleeved extensions here on OCN, worth a look if you don't want to do the work yourself.
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hahaha i know im way late to the party but those twin v6's you had originally looked

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