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Hello,

I'm currently in the process of upgrading my 2011 AIO to something a tad more decent. As I've been able to remove the VGA whitelist from the BIOS, I changed the original GT530 for a GT640 but plan on going for this one as the final: GV-N970IXOC-4GD .
The first two graphics cards were low consumption ones while this one is a bit hungrier, so I have to upgrade the PSU.

I followed the flexATX 500W thread for quite a while and understood a 500W wasn't an option at the moment, a 400W one should be enough anyway.
Now the main problem is the cables: the current 250W one seems pretty custom with only 2 connectors for the MB: a 10pin ATX and a weird 6pin+ground. I can't find these connectors on any flexATX 400W PSU at all, and I'd also need an 8pin one for the GTX970.

So I'm looking at that kind of 400W PSU or like this one.

My idea is to make the 10pin, 6pin and 8pin connectors my MB and gfx card need out of the new PSU connectors.
Is that even a good idea? How feasible is this?

Here's what both MB connectors look like. I suppose the 10pin one is pretty straightforward. Not sure about the 6pin one, what are these brown wires? Can't be 3x 3.3V sense, can it?


A couple shots of the actual thing. You can see the 6pin connector cable has a weird ring with '600V' written on it.



Any insight and suggestion is welcome! Thanks for your time!
Z5801 AIO
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Intel Core i7 2600S Aspire Z5801 Intel(R) HD Graphics 2000 NVidia GeForce GT 640 4GB 
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Z5801 AIO
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Intel Core i7 2600S Aspire Z5801 Intel(R) HD Graphics 2000 NVidia GeForce GT 640 4GB 
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4x Kingston 4GB DDR3 Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 
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