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I made a miscalculation when cutting free my molex connectors on my PSU (all for the sake of modding). I believe I have come up with a fix though, and that would be to use a Sata connector to power my aux GPU power (4 pin molex) on my motherboard. Is this feasible? I guess I could make the converter cable myself. Is this wise considering the same power connector is powering 2 10k RPM hard-drives?
    
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I made a miscalculation when cutting free my molex connectors on my PSU (all for the sake of modding). I believe I have come up with a fix though, and that would be to use a Sata connector to power my aux GPU power (4 pin molex) on my motherboard. Is this feasible? I guess I could make the converter cable myself. Is this wise considering the same power connector is powering 2 10k RPM hard-drives?
You want to use a SATA line to power on the two 4-pin molex plugs Y-adapters to your 6-pin video card? Yes, this is possible. Just use a black wire for ground and the yellow wire for +12 from the SATA wire. Just my FAQ on pinouts. However, make sure to read over everything before wiring or else you can fry $500 worth of stuff quick.
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cutting free my molex connectors on my PSU (all for the sake of modding).
i've done that! haven't had it come back and haunt me yet though. i always laugh that i void my PSUs' warranties before i even start using them. stupid, i know.

anyway, that molex port on your motherboard isn't necessary. don't even plug it in.
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You want to use a SATA line to power on the two 4-pin molex plugs Y-adapters to your 6-pin video card? Yes, this is possible. Just use a black wire for ground and the yellow wire for +12 from the SATA wire. Just my FAQ on pinouts. However, make sure to read over everything before wiring or else you can fry $500 worth of stuff quick.
No duckie I have a molex on the motherboard itself I want to power with a SATA connector.

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i've done that! haven't had it come back and haunt me yet though. i always laugh that i void my PSUs' warranties before i even start using them. stupid, i know.

anyway, that molex port on your motherboard isn't necessary. don't even plug it in.
Rly? It's a K9A Platinum if that provides more.
    
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Supposing I wanted to do it (or needed to for something else), could I just cut off the sata and crimp on a molex cutting loose the orange wire of course?
    
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