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Question - has anyone tried de-soldering large motherboard headers like the 24-pin, and soldering them back to the reverse side of the board?
Obviously this would require the wires switched over from one side of the connector to the other, but could this work, or has anyone here tried something similar?
Oh, and post your motherboard modding ventures, anything wil do, let's see 'em thumb.gif
post #2 of 14
You'd have to make sure you rewired the PSU connectors to fit the mirrored location of the pins, but it could certainly work.

You can also solder an extension cable through the board from the other side, or solder the PSU directly to the board.
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I have thought about it but I'm not willing to void the warranty on such an expensive piece of kit.
     
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It's doable, I've seen someone on here solder their psu directly to the underside of the 24-pins on their mobo, cannot remember who did it though sadly.

It would be pretty cool to reverse all the connectors on a mobo and have everything wired up to the back of it, would make for an exceptionally clean build.
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It's doable, I've seen someone on here solder their psu directly to the underside of the 24-pins on their mobo, cannot remember who did it though sadly.

It would be pretty cool to reverse all the connectors on a mobo and have everything wired up to the back of it, would make for an exceptionally clean build.

Especially on the idiot MOBOs that stick connectors somewhere in the middle of the darned board instead of on the edge (ASUS, are you listening?). It's a pity manufacturer's don't offer that as an option; I wouldn't mind paying extra for it. I have no problem cutting a hole in the MOBO plate behind the board. Imagine how clean looking a MOBO with all connectors—power, USB, SATA, fan, front panel, etc.—on the backside would look!
     
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I tried it once, definitely not worth the effort.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by GHADthc View Post

It's doable, I've seen someone on here solder their psu directly to the underside of the 24-pins on their mobo, cannot remember who did it though sadly.

It would be pretty cool to reverse all the connectors on a mobo and have everything wired up to the back of it, would make for an exceptionally clean build.

I've seen this in a build log also, where the person was going for a really clean look. I can't seem to find that build log at the moment, but I came across another person who soldered an extension directly to their motherboard. It's certainly not the cleanest job though. biggrin.gif

post #8 of 14
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Alright - I'm now thinking of soldering the USB3 20-pin header on the back, perhaps replacing it with one of those right-angle connectors... I hate front-panel USB cables :c
post #9 of 14
Those are the worst. Usually placed in the middle of the board or somewhere random.

Do they make 90 degree USB 3.0?
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It's a standard 20-pin connector, easy to find at electronics stores and there are right-angle versions availible.
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