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So I have my PSU unit below my motherboard, but the 4 pin ATX plug is up top near my CPU.

I need some ideas to rout my cable all the way up there.

I can't rout it behind the motherboard or the motherboard tray....
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Not sure if newegg sells like an extension for the 4pin or not but it may be worth a look. Does the cable not reach?
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Well, I was going to suggest behind the mobo (between the mobo and tray), but you obviously have though of that, lol. (works great onmine)

If you can't route it differently, I would look into an extension. If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can simply extend the wiring. GL
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Like Mr. Jules said an extension may be for you...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4640

Edit: They beat me but ya...hehe
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Originally Posted by dralb View Post
Well, I was going to suggest behind the mobo (between the mobo and tray), but you obviously have though of that, lol. (works great onmine)

If you can't route it differently, I would look into an extension. If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can simply extend the wiring. GL
The cable will fit in the space between the motherboard and motherboard tray, but isn't in dangerous to put the cable in there.

I saw a lot of metal pins on the back of the motherboard and I could short something.
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The cable will fit in the space between the motherboard and motherboard tray, but isn't in dangerous to put the cable in there.

I saw a lot of metal pins on the back of the motherboard and I could short something.
Well, as long as you don't force it down. There should be plenty of room if you "flatten" out the cable a bit. Mine is a HX520, so I have the cable sleeved. Between that and the wires insullation, I have no issues.

If you want to do it, I would examine the bottom of the mobo. There are some areas where the pins and solder are "higher" than others. If you plan a routing and tape the wire down to the tray before installing the mobo, you will be fine.



edit: Really, if it is something you are not comfortable doing, get an extension. I would hate to see you blow up your PC due to my advice
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