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post #21 of 31
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Do you have a pin crimper or do you just do it by hand? I did it by hand on my pumps and it took forever. To make sure they stayed I even put some solder on.
A crimper is worth it. Especially for the PCIe pins, those are the smaller kind that are a real pain to do by hand.
post #22 of 31
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No problem! I started out like you, just figuring out how everything works, now I am making all sorts of custom connectors. Here is one I made a couple days ago to split a PCI-EX connector into three 4-pin connectors (12v only):
wow nice job!!!

looks so nice and neat!
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post #23 of 31
Hey there Apollo !

I hate to burst your bubble when you guys are on such a roll, but what are the specs on your fans ?

What is the start-up voltage as well as the sustain voltage ?

Start-up voltage = voltage needed to get the fan spinning.
Sustain voltage is the minimum voltage the fan can spin at ... usually lower voltage than the start-up voltage.

Most 12V fans have a 7 volt start-up with a 5 volt sustain ... some have a 7 volt sustain. If your fans fit into either of these, a 5-volt mod won't do you any good because your fans won't even start.
post #24 of 31
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lol no idea on those stats Joe....
but ive scraped the whole thing anyway, just wanted to try it.
Ill just wait for your wires and connect everything up to the fan controller...haha
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post #25 of 31
Okey-Dokey .... by the way .... got any "exact" lengths you want those wires ?
12" ... 24" ... few of each ?
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Okey-Dokey .... by the way .... got any "exact" lengths you want those wires ?
12" ... 24" ... few of each ?
hahaha.....hmmm

12 x 24" and 8 x 12" sounds good
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post #27 of 31
k ...

I just got my order from performance-pcs.com ... got "almost" everything ... I ordered more brass DD fillports for the res's ... they sent me 3 brass DD plugs instead ! ACKAGE !!!!
post #28 of 31
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haha, oh btw!

so those brass DD's will just be on top of the res right?
as im standing mine up in my case.
cant have an opening in the bottom
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post #29 of 31
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haha, oh btw!

so those brass DD's will just be on top of the res right?
as im standing mine up in my case.
cant have an opening in the bottom
Correct ... only on the very top for easy filling.
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nice!!!
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