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Got a link to that 16awg at Ice-Modz? Not sure if what I was looking at there is the same as what you're referencing.

As for gold vs silver vs tin plating, I've seen a lot of inconsistent info regarding that, including here in this forum. Still, the rule of thumb used to be mating pins should be plated using the same materials if you want avoid problems. See Golden Rule No.12 : Gold Contacts Should Not Be Mated To Tin Contacts in this linked AMP Technical Report. While the doc is somewhat older, its principles should be more or less still applicable.

My PSU cables are all gold plated from EVGA, The USB cables from AQ are also gold.

I think the only thing that's not gold plated is the cables for the power & reset switch and Fan cables.

I also have gold plated fan connectors, It was what they had in-stock.

Icemodz only has one 16 AWG wiring. Site is currently down for maintenance.
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My PSU cables are all gold plated from EVGA, The USB cables from AQ are also gold.

I think the only thing that's not gold plated is the cables for the power & reset switch and Fan cables.

I also have gold plated fan connectors, It was what they had in-stock.

Ah, okay, you're probably good then. Not sure how much I would be concerned about any tin-plated header pins (e.g., the "Duponts" and fan connectors) you want to mate gold plated contacts to. Guess it could depend on how many times those connections are made over the course of their use, and whether or not those connections were subject to excessive vibration (e.g., fan, pump, lack of strain relief, etc.). Toss in the propensity of some enthusiasts to change out things, and durability might become questionable (there are cabling related posts by people in the forum which may be related to that).

Additional Ref. TE brief on reliability in general and for electrical connectors in particular
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Ah, okay, you're probably good then. Not sure how much I would be concerned about any tin-plated header pins (e.g., the "Duponts" and fan connectors) you want to mate gold plated contacts to. Guess it could depend on how many times those connections are made over the course of their use, and whether or not those connections were subject to excessive vibration (e.g., fan, pump, lack of strain relief, etc.). Toss in the propensity of some enthusiasts to change out things, and durability might become questionable (there are cabling related posts by people in the forum which may be related to that).

Additional Ref. TE brief on reliability in general and for electrical connectors in particular

Most I'm just going by what the company uses. I think I might just use the "Silver" plated ones for Duponts. Since I'm tired of wait for China to ship the items out. Based off my discussion with Mod-One awhile ago about this same subject. Gold plated is overkill.

The tin plated versions of Duponts seem better quality then gold plated version.

I guess I should switch my fan terminals to tin since all my fans use tin as well.
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Most I'm just going by what the company uses. I think I might just use the "Silver" plated ones for Duponts. Since I'm tired of wait for China to ship the items out. Based off my discussion with Mod-One awhile ago about this same subject. Gold plated is overkill.

The tin plated versions of Duponts seem better quality then gold plated version.

I guess I should switch my fan terminals to tin since all my fans use tin as well.

Not sure you really need to switch the fan terminals, especially if you've already used the gold-plated versions for them. Personally, I think doing so is mostly a matter of YMMV, depending on how often and number of times you think you'll be connecting/disconnecting them, as well as how much vibration those connections are subject to.
Edited by iamjanco - 4/23/17 at 1:13pm
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Not sure you really need to switch the fan terminals, especially if you've already used the gold-plated versions for them. Personally, I think doing is mostly a matter of YMMV, depending on how often and number of times you think you'll be connecting/disconnecting them, as well as how much vibration those connections are subject to.

The problem is, I have zero more gold plated terminals for the fans & about 200+ of tin versions. It would cost about 30 dollars in shipping just to get more terminals. Plus the cost of the terminals which I think is 17 dollars for 100. I only know of one place who sells them. Of course it's in China.
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The problem is, I have zero more gold plated terminals for the fans & about 200+ of tin versions. It would cost about 30 dollars in shipping just to get more terminals. Plus the cost of the terminals which I think is 17 dollars for 100. I only know of one place who sells them. Of course it's in China.

Have you gone down this path?

Also see KK® 254 Crimp Terminal, 22-30 AWG, Bag, Selective Gold (Au), Nickel (Ni) Under Plating
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Yes, I think their the same ones that PPCS sells. Truthfully I don't like them. I like the silver ones I got from Mod-One allot better.
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Finally a company that doesn't use subpar parts released some LED type fittings. Best of all theirs a UV version. I might grab some for the front of my PC.
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Wow those looks really good.
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Yes, I think their the same ones that PPCS sells. Truthfully I don't like them. I like the silver ones I got from Mod-One allot better.

Not the same, as I've purchased those from PPCS, who likely gets at least some of their connectors and pins from Moddiy. The link I sent you can be used to source availability at distros like Mouser, who sells the real McCoy with the longer wings.

Some have stated that Mod One also sells the real thing, while others have commented otherwise.If you're happy with what you received though, that's what counts. smile.gif

Nice new tubes and fittings, btw.
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