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Okay, I know this is the air cooling forum. Just bear with me for a minute and you'll catch on.

In the Air Cooling Gallery, the initial post has a case by "Pyro" from XtremeSystems. For simplicity, the pic that I'm talking about is here: http://mywebsite.bigpond.com/pyro1970/pyros/case4.jpg

If you look in the lower right, on the harddrives, he's got some really cool harddrive power connectors. I've searched high and low on the internet to find out what these are and if they're purchasable, and I've been completely unable to find them. Thus, I seek your help.

If absolutely need be, I can have something similar custom built, but, I'd rather not go through the effort if there's a product available for sale anywhere.

So, can anyone direct me to where I might purchase such a thing? It would assist greatly in reducing the number of cables in my system (and there are a great deal of cables going all over the place in there), thus allowing my air cooling to work better.

Thanks, in advance!
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post #2 of 11
yeah i was also wondering what kinda of connectors they are but i think that he's using this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...upply+-+Retail
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post #3 of 11
Something like this:



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post #4 of 11
I have some sata power connectors that have the same head connectors. You just pop the connectors off, move the wire to the correct length and put the caps back on the plugs.

They look like these;


These guys do the same thing and charge you for it;
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/50...tomizable.html

Let me know if you need some more links for those connectors I may have a list somewhere since I am using them in one of my mods...
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You just need punch-down/crimp SATA plugs. You make your own: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1220
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
You just need punch-down/crimp SATA plugs. You make your own: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1220
That's the link I was looking for, thanks Duckie!

Those connectors are great! I can verify that they are easy to use and if you don't mind a little pressure, you don't need the punch down tools. (but they do make it easier.)
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post #7 of 11
it looks like an ultra PSU.
They have the "FlexForce" cables. It just looks like he separated each wire.http://www.ultraproducts.com/product...&productID=525
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How many drives can you have hooked up to one PSU molex connetor? can i do three? because this is what i've been looking for.

edit: never mind, found the answer to my question.
Edited by spice003 - 5/19/08 at 6:23pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
How many drives can you have hooked up to one PSU molex connetor? can i do three? because this is what i've been looking for.

edit: never mind, found the answer to my question.
Since a HD startup peak at like 10w on the +5v and 10w on the +12v, you can probably do around 20 or so HDs (assuming on HDs are on the rail).


Quote:
Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
Do they include the end caps? There are two types on caps... one for pass-through and one for termination.
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