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Very cool log--enjoying the pictures and progress reports. Keep at it!
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sooooo the front panel is gonna need to wait until i get the right sanding paper, which might be later on today but we'll see.

so today's gonna be all about my power supply. i really dont like the looks of it, cuz its an old one and its plain grey and not very pretty. also, i dont like the cables. so what i'm gonna do is CUTTING THEM OFF!! :-D

..and replacing them by simple black (or white?? what do you think would look better with the pink inside?) cables. Since i'm pretty good at soldering stuff that won't be hard to do at all.

I'll also measure how long the cables need to be so that i can hide them in the case perfectly. not sure if anyone has done this before (kinda sure that i'm not the first ) but it'll be sweeeet :-)


ummm QUESTION: the black wires are just ground right? so it doesnt matter if i get them confused?
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I think you should sleeve the psu istaed of cutting the wires, http://www.vantecusa.com/p_csk80.html I got one of these for really cheap and they look great.

The black are all ground,
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hm well i already did cable sleeves on my other computer and its "ok" but its not.. perfect

i want the cables to have the exact length that they need and i want it to be something special, too.

its an old psu anyways so why not work around with it a bit :-) gonna test it all before it goes into the computer anyways.


here's the power supply:


and here's my little friend, the molex-plug-remover :-D bought this a while ago when i was modding the psu of my pink fluffy computer :-)



this picture is too bright, but it was supposed to show how i removed the floppy plugs. i used a real small screwdriver to push down on the little metal things that you can see on top of the floppy plug while pulling on the cable. this way they come out real easy.



and this is what it looks like now with all the plugs and cable ties removed:



next thing will be to put the psu back into the computer case and put the 2 hdds and the cd rom drive that will be in the computer in there too and then find out how long the wires need to be.
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I opened up my old psu and all the wires are soldered in clusters, if you are just going to shorten the cables then its an easy job but replacing the wires is another mater, the crimped pins may break if you open them
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I opened up my old psu and all the wires are soldered in clusters, if you are just going to shorten the cables then its an easy job but replacing the wires is another mater, the crimped pins may break if you open them
crimped pins..? you mean inside the psu?
i was planning on cutting the cables off that are coming out of the psu and then just solder new ones on.. so that there's like an inch or less of the old cables left.. i can put a piece of heatshrink over the "old" part so you wont be able to see them. dont really feel like doing anything insinde the psu, but i might have gotten that wrong what you wrote.. ?
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Yup, thats what I meant, I thought you were going to do that with the 20pin atx connector as well because they are small and wont really open, but if you are only doing it to the molex and floppy cables then shortening the them is fine
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bah I'm really pissed now.. was ready to order molex pins but they only have the male ones not the female ones -.-

so i guess i've gotta put the psu mod on hold, too until they back order them

edit...

just found out that they wont have the female pins in for a long while, so i guess i'm gonna have to work with what i've got here..

this is the psu with all the cables (except the one for the mainboard) cut off:


cut all the little heads of the cables off to solder them on later



and then used some of the old black cables to solder the first one on



and heres the black cables



that was the shortest one, i'll need to buy some more cables and more heatshrink to do the rest, so hopefully mom will let me have her car tomorrow
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thats looking good, just make sure you get the wires back in the correct order or you will be buying some new hardware
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wooohoo just found a shop that sells the molex pins
so you can basically forget most of what i did up there cuz i'll cut those cables off anyways and do it right

-------- already spent on the mod -------
2x neon pink spraypaint 10€
1x clear coat 8€
1x black spraypaint 5€
bondo 5€
spot putty 5€
plastik tube 4€
fibreglass dremel cutting thingy 8€
2x plexi for the side windows 7€
1x plexi for the "M" 3€
-----------------------------------------
=55 € (right??)

------------ already ordered -------------
20 female molex pins, 8 male molex pins
5 black molex female plugs, 2 black molex
male plugs, black atx plug, atx plug remover
tool 28€
-----------------------------------------


--------- still need ----------------------
1x clear coat 8€
1x black spraypaint 5€
1x primer 5€
plexi for the frontpanel ~3€
tinting foil for the plexi ~5€
LEDs for the RGB thingy ~10€
new P3 and board :-) ~20€
120mm fan 6€

nothing else that i can think of right now... but i'm sure i'll find something else to mod :-)
------------------------------------------
=62€

so altogether that is 154€.. lol.. didnt really want to know that -.-


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