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Replacing molex connectors in PSU

post #1 of 4
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Hi folks,

Does anyone know how easy it is to replace the molex connectors on the Corsair HX850 PSU?

These are the ones I'm talking about:

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Thanks
post #2 of 4
http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/psu-accessories/professional-series-enthusiast-series-txm-series-individually-sleeved-modular-cables-blue.html

This what you need?

EDIT: Or do you mean the connectors themselves, internal to the psu?
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post #3 of 4
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No I mean the connectors themselves! smile.gif

Those new corsair braided cables are crappy looking btw.
post #4 of 4
It can be done assuming you don't mind voiding your warranty and you are really good with a soldering iron.

The connectors will be mounted on a PCB and you will have to replace them with, I am assuming, black molex replacements. The first trick is identifying the molex part number. Note: Molex does not list all parts in the catalog. Also, Molex parts come with different keying per generation of the same connector. By keying I mean where the square and rounded squares are positioned on the connector.

TIP: I have seen a few questions on what the PCIe 8-Pin connector is. This is a special Molex Mini Fit series not listed the female (the bit you push in the back of the PSU) is Molex part number 45587-0003.

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I have ordered the plugs to confirm the part numbers are valid. I'll let you know if they don't come out as specified.

Sorry for the diversion. I have a sneaky suspicion Corsair may use non-standard plugs by using old keying, I don't have the PSU in question so I can't help you with the actual connector. Sorry! I have the AX 1200 and it uses the connectors I mentioned above. Note: I specified the female side so you would need to look up the series and find the associated PCB model.

Best of luck!

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