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post #1 of 6
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Hello OCN!

I'm building my own case and I'll buy this PSU. It's a 1U, 500W, Gold Rated power supply. ]I choose it because of its capacity, and I'll stick to it because my whole design depends on it's form factor. My questions are:

1. Can I shorten it's cables? They are WAY too big for my needs. If yes, what do I need to do so?

2. It comes with only 1 PCI-E cable, but the GPU I'll be using requires 2 connectors. To avoid using a adapter, is there a way I can transform a 8pin EPS12V into a 8pin PCI-E cable?

I plan on sleeving them anyway, so I thought on already shortening them and transforming on of the connectors to fit my needs.

Thanks for reading!
post #2 of 6
Which make and model is that PSU

All you listed was wattage and 80 plus both has nothing to do with quality
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post #3 of 6
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It's all in the link. But anyway, it is a Seasonic SS-500L1U. Since its cables are modular, I believe I could do it with ease, but I'm afraid I don't know the right methods to shorten a PSU cab
post #4 of 6
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Anyone?
post #5 of 6
Proper way: Get new connector pins, a crimping tool (Radio Shack 276-1595 is good), and either a pin removal tool or new plastic bodies for the connectors. The type of pins and tools depends on which end of the modular cable you'll be shortening. If the cables are sleeved, you'll likely need new heatshrink for the ends.

Easier way: Or you can dispense with the pins and tools by simply cutting the wires a few inches from either connector and splicing the wires together with solder and heatshrink. Sleeving can make the splices invisible, but stagger them along the length of the cable so they don't make a fat lump that sleeving can't hide.

Be sure to keep the wires in the right order or something will short out and possibly ruin the motherboard. Mark each wire and position on the connector, and test each cable with a multimeter before connecting it to the computer.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by larymoencurly View Post

Proper way: Get new connector pins, a crimping tool (Radio Shack 276-1595 is good), and either a pin removal tool or new plastic bodies for the connectors. The type of pins and tools depends on which end of the modular cable you'll be shortening. If the cables are sleeved, you'll likely need new heatshrink for the ends.

Easier way: Or you can dispense with the pins and tools by simply cutting the wires a few inches from either connector and splicing the wires together with solder and heatshrink. Sleeving can make the splices invisible, but stagger them along the length of the cable so they don't make a fat lump that sleeving can't hide.

Be sure to keep the wires in the right order or something will short out and possibly ruin the motherboard. Mark each wire and position on the connector, and test each cable with a multimeter before connecting it to the computer.

Thanks thumb.gif
Helped a lot! (srsly)

If I were to solder the cables, where would I do it? At the place I cut them? And also, is this crimping tool something too specific and hard to use? Or can a noob use it no problems?
Edited by xxroxx - 1/6/14 at 2:49pm
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