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post #1 of 58
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Alright well I dont think anyone has a 600-650W PSU they can trade me for what I need...


So I been thinking... Can I make my PSU modular on my own? just snip off the wires, and buy some harnesses for the cords to re-attach them as needed? I know it wont be as clean but I reallllllly need the space in my case which is 1 cubic foot large.
    
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post #2 of 58
I guess it's possible - just be careful if you have to poen up the psu - as it will hold charge for a long time
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post #3 of 58
Impossible. The PSU must be specially designed to be modular from the beginning.
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I guess it's possible - just be careful if you have to poen up the psu - as it will hold charge for a long time
Im not gonna open it, im just conna cut the lengths in half or so to shorten what i need to hide
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Impossible. The PSU must be specially designed to be modular from the beginning.
!?!? can you explain?
    
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Impossible. The PSU must be specially designed to be modular from the beginning.
Why - you can make it modular by inserting a connector between 2 cuts
Why must it be designed to be modular...
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post #6 of 58
This might sound really stupid, but I thought I read somewhere that modular PSUs originated from some modder using connectors to make his own? And I don't see why it wouldn't be possible.
     
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post #7 of 58
It could work just make sure you wire up stuff right all your doing is cutting wires and soldering them back together.
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post #8 of 58
I wouldnt try it.
post #9 of 58
Yeah. If it's not plugged in in the first place why not cut the wire and put a female connector on it not terminating anywhere anyways...

I see no harm in it other than it's a hugh powered PSU and I'd be careful haha.

Might try this on an older PSU for practice...
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post #10 of 58
Modular PSU:


Nonmodular PSU:



Completely different structure.
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