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The goal: to transfer a standard 4 pin molex connector from one fan to another.
The reason: my motherboard doesn't have any plugs for directly connecting fans, and I'm too cheap and lazy to get an adapter.
Time consumed: 5 minutes + waiting 10 minutes for the soldering iron to heat up.











And it works of course, now time to make a mount for it since I can't attach it directly to my GPU heatsink because there isn't enough space.
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Hmmm... that's too clean to be "Ghetto" ...

...lol...j/k

Nicely done.

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Hmmm... that's too clean to be "Ghetto" ...

...lol...j/k

Nicely done.

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post #4 of 11
Dude you seriosuly need to practice your soldering skills
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post #5 of 11
you couldve twisted the wires into eachother... no soldering needed.
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Looks good but as ace said - You need to practice soldering
    
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post #7 of 11
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Yes, I do need to practice my soldering skills. But hey, it holds just fine And it's a $7 radio shack iron with radio shack solder.

And twisting the wires together wouldn't really work, because a slight pull would untwist them, plus soldering provides a better connection.
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post #8 of 11
... You twist the wires together, then solder them. -_-;

And you can buy some liquid electrical tape that would give a cleaner finish. Just something to look into. I mean, learning isn't all that bad.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
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Yes, I do need to practice my soldering skills. But hey, it holds just fine And it's a $7 radio shack iron with radio shack solder.

And twisting the wires together wouldn't really work, because a slight pull would untwist them, plus soldering provides a better connection.
thats no excuse. i have my dad's soldering iron from 1970's when he was a grad student and couldn't afford better. its blunt, but you learn to make do.

still, good job. soldering is fun
    
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Ok ok, I'll practice some more. This is how I practice though, by making stuff like this, not just by soldering useless wires together.
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