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Hello OCN!
To make a long story short, my Pc caught on fire. So far the only things that still needs replacement are my PSU cables.

My PSU is the XFX Pro 750W Black Edition fully modular, and I need to find new cables that will work with it. The immediate need is the 8-pin CPU power cable, and the 4+4 CPU power as well (I think they're called EPS cables).

I tried looking on the XFX website, I couldn't find any "Order cables" button. I suppose I could e-mail them.

However, since I'm going to replace cables, I might take a different route and make my own sleeved cables...
I don't exactly have a lot of budget (100-150$ per month for computer stuff) and I was wondering if it was worth the time and money.
I have to buy new cables to sleeve them since this PSU uses "flat" cables, they're not exactly sleeving-friendly.
I also have no idea how to re-wire them and I don't have a voltmeter.

Anyone can help find me a solution?
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Why did the wires melt in the first place. Not a great sign! Did you fix the problem that caused this to happen... because it didn't just happen by chance or bad luck.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-V850-Modular-Certification/dp/B00CGY4EUA/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1377938661&sr=8-16&keywords=850w

$140 shipped
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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

Why did the wires melt in the first place. Not a great sign! Did you fix the problem that caused this to happen... because it didn't just happen by chance or bad luck.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-V850-Modular-Certification/dp/B00CGY4EUA/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1377938661&sr=8-16&keywords=850w

$140 shipped
They melted because I was trying to pull around 200W from a single 4-pin. That won't happen again. My PSU is still working, the goal here is to avoid buying a new PSU... I mean, Fully modular PSUs must have a way to replace the cables, right?
The 8-pin is very very slightly damaged and I had to cut one of the 4+4, I just want to get brand new EPS cables. I'm running my backup (and only working) pc with said PSU right now.
Edited by Tarnix - 8/31/13 at 1:57am
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That's the best place to go for tools and supplies. That guy sells them for considerably lower than other places. You can do that are go with ebay for the sleeving stuff. Be aware though cheap sleeving tools are cheap and suck BAD.
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Well, thanks for the suggestions. I guess I'll have to take a look at my PSU for the wiring and do more research. Seems that custom sleeving is the best way. I only have one shot at it, so I really don't want to mess up. I guess I could always buy another PSU in case.
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