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if i custom cut my power supplies cable, would twisting the cables together and then putting heatshrink over the exposed wires be a viable way of doing this? or would i need to sauder or re-pin all of the cables.
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if i custom cut my power supplies cable, would twisting the cables together and then putting heatshrink over the exposed wires be a viable way of doing this? or would i need to sauder or re-pin all of the cables.
fastest way to do this is to take off the Q connectors and trim them and re sauder them for top notch looks
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but isnt the Q connector the part that runs to the front I/O? im talking about the power cables. And what would be the best sauder for this? and would i need to re-crimp anything?
trying to get this job done with minimum cost.
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if i custom cut my power supplies cable, would twisting the cables together and then putting heatshrink over the exposed wires be a viable way of doing this? or would i need to sauder or re-pin all of the cables.

You'd most likely be better off soldering them. I wouldn't run the risk of just twisting them together. tongue.gif
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You'd most likely be better off soldering them. I wouldn't run the risk of just twisting them together. tongue.gif

ok, thank you, any specific type of sauder you would recommend?
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but isnt the Q connector the part that runs to the front I/O? im talking about the power cables. And what would be the best sauder for this? and would i need to re-crimp anything?
trying to get this job done with minimum cost.



sorry i call all plastic connectors Q connectors but yes they come with asus mobos for putting I/O on faster and well it might take some pretty penny's to get it done right cause once you start sleeving your have already voided your warranty keep that in mind
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sorry i call all plastic connectors Q connectors but yes they come with asus mobos for putting I/O on faster and well it might take some pretty penny's to get it done right cause once you start sleeving your have already voided your warranty keep that in mind


i understand that im going to void the warranty. and i dont mind paying for the sleeving. i just dont want to pay for a crimper im only going to use on one project. is it viable to cut the cable in the middle then saulder the cables together? cover the opening with heatshrink, then run the sleeving over it?
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i understand that im going to void the warranty. and i dont mind paying for the sleeving. i just dont want to pay for a crimper im only going to use on one project. is it viable to cut the cable in the middle then saulder the cables together? cover the opening with heatshrink, then run the sleeving over it?

well ive done this one time on one cable and i took a flat head and a framing hammer and crimped it that way yes you can do it that way but i wouldn't do it myself but if you make sure it is right i see no real issues
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ok, thank you, any specific type of sauder you would recommend?

Not really sure, as I'm mainly going by what I've read/viewed on the subject. I'll have to solder for the first time when I need to do my double-wire in my Seasonic PSU. biggrin.gif
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one more question: if i wanted to, could i move all of the molex or sata connectors so that they are closer together on the cable.

so instead of .................|............|.........|..........|
it would be: .............|....|....|...|

periods being cable. lines being the molex/sata
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