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Hello OCN

Im going to Sleeve go all Rookie on my first build on OCN, and i have some stupid questions to ask you! wink.gif
I just ordered a AX750 psu and ive ordered some paracord off Lutro0´s store. Now i just got wondering if i f*ck up and lets say etc. i put one/two wires in the wrong hole on the 24pin with it then fry the PSU and if i should damage the standard cables from the psu will i be able to buy new sets of standard wire?
Thanks in advance! smile.gif
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post #2 of 22
Although it's incredibly easy to put the wires back the wrong way and destroy other components the short circuit protection in the PSU means that it is difficult to damage it itself. A PSU tester is a useful tool to help prevent that.

If you mess up the wires you'll be able to replace them with either 18AWG or 16AWG (depending on what Corsair use) although it might be more difficult to get the exact diameter in Europe as the equivalent wire is 24/0.2 or 30/0.2. You would need a crimping tool and replacement pins.
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post #3 of 22
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Allright Thank you for the reply! smile.gif

But as long as i just take one wire out sleeve it and then put it back in the same spot again and just do it the slow and time comsuming job around it should not be a problem?!
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post #4 of 22
It's a fully modular PSU so the best thing to do is map out where all the pins go before you start or get hold of the official pinout from Corsair.

Edit: Here's the pinout for the 24 pin cable
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post #5 of 22
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Thx!

I've been looking on some other psu's and they have 2200 UF capacitors hidden in the plastic ón the 6+2 pci-e connectors and 24pin, and i see the same Kind of plastic on the ax psu are theese capacitators on that aswell or is it just heatshrink Holding the cables together?
I've searched everywhere and cant seem to find the answer! frown.gif

Edit: why im asking this is really to avoid mé destroying my PSU if i cut those capacitators off. mad.gif
Edited by sivoloc - 3/20/13 at 4:01pm
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post #6 of 22
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Allright Thank you for the reply! smile.gif

But as long as i just take one wire out sleeve it and then put it back in the same spot again and just do it the slow and time comsuming job around it should not be a problem?!

That's EXACTLY what I did with my TX750, but be warned it takes a loooong time for a newbie (at least it did for me). Also, I highly, highly recommend buying the tools, I removed the standard pins with 2 staples and it is extremely tedious tongue.gif
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by sivoloc View Post

Thx!

I've been looking on some other psu's and they have 2200 UF capacitors huden in the plastic ón the 6+2 pci-e connectors, and i see the same Kind of plastic on the ax psu are theese capacitators on that aswell pr are Its just heatshrink Holding the cables together?
I've searched everywhere and cant seem to find the answer! frown.gif

It's zipties covered by Heatshrink. Corsair design/have manufactured for them proper PSUs that don't need the capacitors.
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+REP for Every post mate!

Im really much more calm after i got my questions here, Thank you so much for the answers thumb.gif
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+REP for Every post mate!

Im really much more calm after i got my questions here, Thank you so much for the answers thumb.gif

Just take your time and I suggest making your own pinout diagram for everything as that way you know how it was in your own handwriting and then you are much more confident to take it apart.

Remember to ask if you have any questions! Thanks for the purchase in my store as well!
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Just take your time and I suggest making your own pinout diagram for everything as that way you know how it was in your own handwriting and then you are much more confident to take it apart.

Remember to ask if you have any questions! Thanks for the purchase in my store as well!

Well it's easy; I only buy from the Best!

But I decided to go with the OCZ ZX Series Gold 850 watt instead, mainly because the 24pin connector is on the same rail, and not not compared to the ax750 where it's split apart.

AX750


OCZ ZX


For me it seems easier to sleeve it instead of need to split the double with that goes into the last connector.
Edited by sivoloc - 3/23/13 at 2:09pm
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