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I'd love to see this rig under water!
THIS!
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well, I tried out my molex mini fit jr today on the seasonic. I put the tool in and tugged on the wire and no go. I thought i was doing something wrong. tried again and pulled a tad harder, and boom it came out.
 
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Everything is looking good so far smile.gif
 
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I bought extensions for my latest build. I just figured it would be easier to do that then to ruin all my cables by sleeving them, that and it was way easier for me to that. tongue.gif

In all seriousness I think there are advantages to each. By going with extensions you can change the color with each new build (and with 1000W when is the next time you are going to get a new power supply?) but it is harder to hide the PSU cables in the case and it seems like you have a lot more bundled up. That might not be a problem for some cases but with mine they are all in plain view, that means I need a PSU cover to look the best. Also for some setups you might not want the extra wire laying around the PSU (my server is a good example) so I am trying to find somewhere that can make me some custom cables. Hope that made sense.
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I noticed the seasonic has cables that have multiple connections in one. Im assuming these are sata connections for HDDs and optical drives? I noticed also another cable similar with 4 pin or molex looking connections. Im assuming these are powering the HDDs, SSDs, and optical drives? Do you guys use these or is it easier to just buy the single sata cables for aesthetics and also easier to sleeve.

this goes along with my other question up top.

Im a little stumped. I saw some cables that came with the seasonic that has sata looking connections on them. One on one end, then one more and then a connector that looks like it should go to the psu. But the cables are way way too short to reach from the psu to the optical or hdds. So I am assuming they are supposed to plug into the mobo?



Im assuming the ones at top right are for the video cards. Labeled PCI-E. They have one connector with two seperate cables splitting off into two. Three sets on these

Bottom right, have the pin to molex looking connectors?

bottom left, 6 pin to sata connectors? Are these power connectors for sata? do they plug into the motherboard because they seem too short

top left are from psu to motherboard?
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this goes along with my other question up top.
Im a little stumped. I saw some cables that came with the seasonic that has sata looking connections on them. One on one end, then one more and then a connector that looks like it should go to the psu. But the cables are way way too short to reach from the psu to the optical or hdds. So I am assuming they are supposed to plug into the mobo?

Im assuming the ones at top right are for the video cards. Labeled PCI-E. They have one connector with two seperate cables splitting off into two. Three sets on these
Bottom right, have the pin to molex looking connectors?
bottom left, 6 pin to sata connectors? Are these power connectors for sata? do they plug into the motherboard because they seem too short
top left are from psu to motherboard?

That's right. I can put some pics up if someone needs them to show how to plug them in.
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That's right. I can put some pics up if someone needs them to show how to plug them in.

So I was right? Pics please.

Also, I assume the sata cables that came with my mobo are for the hdds and optical drives for data
 
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So the labeled side of the cables plugs into the supply. The motherboard one is split in two, the PCIe plugs have to plugs cause most cards use two. And yeah the SATA cables that came with the motherboard are for HDDs, SSDs, and ODDs. All the plugs will only work one way, so don't be afraid to try some stuff out. Oh yeah, don't mind the cable mess, this thing had to be back up yesterday so I kinda had to rush it. tongue.gif





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ok. the sata cables you have in the last picture which power the drives correct? do those plug into the psu or the mobo, because mine are nowhere near gonna be long enough.
 
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keen on seeing how this plays out subbed!biggrin.gif
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