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Kind of a weird question... I was running about 4 PSUs at one point a while back, then I shelved most of my units for a while. Now I am not totally sure where the box is for one of my PSUs, and so I'm not sure where the bundle of modular cables went.

Since I have plenty of spare modular cables from the other PSUs, I was wondering if it is possible / practical to swap modular cables from other modular PSUs (diff brands) and plug them into the one I want to run.

For example, can I pull one of the modular molex cables from my Seasonic x650 and plug it into my Thermaltake ToughPower 775? Or is there something funky and proprietary that would blow everything to hell?

EDIT: Worst case scenario I can always swap PSUs, but honestly I'm really tired of pulling cables in and out of mobos, so that's why I am asking if I can just short-cut it this way.
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Kind of a weird question... I was running about 4 PSUs at one point a while back, then I shelved most of my units for a while. Now I am not totally sure where the box is for one of my PSUs, and so I'm not sure where the bundle of modular cables went.

Since I have plenty of spare modular cables from the other PSUs, I was wondering if it is possible / practical to swap modular cables from other modular PSUs (diff brands) and plug them into the one I want to run.

For example, can I pull one of the modular molex cables from my Seasonic x650 and plug it into my Thermaltake ToughPower 775? Or is there something funky and proprietary that would blow everything to hell?

EDIT: Worst case scenario I can always swap PSUs, but honestly I'm really tired of pulling cables in and out of mobos, so that's why I am asking if I can just short-cut it this way.

No you sould never use a cable from one PSU to another even if they fit
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No you sould never use a cable from one PSU to another even if they fit

^^^THIS!!!! you don't know what cables had what pin-outs, had resistors etc
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That's a bummer, teach me to better package my peripherals though I guess.
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