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I was going to sleeve my EVGA Supernova 1000p2 modular psu, when I came across these when I removed the stock sleeve. I was wondering how/if I can remove these to sleeve it with MDPC sleeve.


Edited by The2ndHorseman - 4/3/14 at 2:46pm
post #2 of 7

Those are capacitors probably. Can't remove those. It will not function. 

 

At best, you could "move" them farther up the line where they wont be as noticeable. 

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post #3 of 7
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Well that's a bummer thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif. How would I exactly move them up the line to make it less noticeable.
post #4 of 7
Those are indeed caps, however you CAN remove them safely.

Caps like these are called filtering caps, all they do is reduce the DC ripple on the +12 / +5 lines, cutting them off will have no ill effect on the PSU or your system. make sure to use a bit of electrical tape / heat shrink to cover any exposed wires as a result of removing the caps.
post #5 of 7

Basically, you would just make the wires they are attached to lots longer. Make them long enough to be up by the PSU box. Sleeve those cables just like you would the others. Then just zip-tie them to the wire bundle near the PSU box. 

 

Its only an idea, I am not positive what effect that will have (if any), there is always risk to everything when stepping into the unknown. 

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Originally Posted by hellhunterII View Post

Those are indeed caps, however you CAN remove them safely.

Caps like these are called filtering caps, all they do is reduce the DC ripple on the +12 / +5 lines, cutting them off will have no ill effect on the PSU or your system. make sure to use a bit of electrical tape / heat shrink to cover any exposed wires as a result of removing the caps.

 

 

Learned something new. 

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post #7 of 7
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Thank you all for your answers. This certainly helps and is much appreciated thumb.gif . I will look into removing them and taping then sleeving them as suggested. I will trim them first and test a fan while jumping the 24 pin to see if it still works, which it should from what I read that was posted.
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