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Making a 6pin PCIE connector.

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Can any1 help me with some tips. I'm gonna post here what I did so far.
So the normal ATX 6pin pcie adapter looks like the below picture. The top 3 connectors are GROUND and the lower 3 are YELLOW 12v. What I did is I took an old ATX and took down the corresponding connectors. Then I took 2 molex 4pin adapters and I've put the 2 together. I connected the top 3 (from my 6pin adater) to GROUND and the bottom 3 to 12v 5v(middle) and 12v again.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3442/16515129e.jpg

My question is how can I make the bottom 3 connectors all 12v. I know the easiest solution would be to get another another 4pin molex and connect it, but then I would have 3 4pin molexes on an adapter and it would take up quite some space. Any tips are welcome.

P.S. Some pics on what I've done so far:




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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812887001

Just buy one, Every fiber in me being tells me making one yourself is a very very bad idea.
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As long as you keep the pinout right I see no reason not to make one yourself. Just don't overload the wires on your PSU.
You might wire up all involved 12V lines together so both molex plugs power each of the tree 12V pins. IIRC that's how the stuff you can buy is wired.
Edited by mosi - 1/11/14 at 2:59am
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post #4 of 4
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I found this video eventually. The guy wires 2x 12v cables from the 6pin to 1x yellow cable to the molex, and the other 12v to the other molex.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wzJQmLFNbM
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