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post #11 of 58
try it on an old 300 watt psu or something....worse that can happen is you shock the p*** outta your self in which case you will just know not to grab that wire again.
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worth a try
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post #13 of 58
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Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
Modular PSU:


Nonmodular PSU:



Completely different structure.
They look different, but they have the same components!!! I don't see what's so different about them?
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Completely different structure.
Wrong, the only difference between a modular psu and normal is that a modular has a board with female connectors on it. That is no different to him splicing some female connectors into the wires a few inches outside of the psu and then attaching male connectors to the wires that were cut off. It should work just fine, but you should practice on something before you cut up something nice. I had a quick look and it may be hard finding all the connectors you need, but it sounds like a fun project. You could also make a junction box with your own female connectors mounted to it much like the back of a modular psu for a cleaner look.

edit: performance-pcs.com should have all the pins and housings you need.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/6/08 at 6:07pm
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post #15 of 58
Nah bro you are DEFINITELY fine doing this... The only difference is that the modular psu has its connectors on the psu casing. Its not like data goes through these wires its only electricity so your good. Wanna know how I know? Because I took basic electronics in college

Nah im just messing but I do know that this is possible.

Also I mean if you know ANYTHING about electronics then you would know that this is feasible because as I stated there isn't data going through the wires its just electriciy which will run regardless. Just make sure you use the same gauge wire...actually just use the original wire because you dont want to mess with the impedance or anything or melt wires if they are too thin and cant take the amperage.

But yea your good to go on this but like others said be VERY careful and make sure that you ground yourself and unplug psu cuz those capacitors can hold alot of charge...

I suggest getting a black, red, and yellow sharpy so you can mark each wire connector and w/e other colors are on your 20 pin connector or just do one at a time...
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Modular PSU:


Nonmodular PSU:



Completely different structure.

How's it different?? Because it is designed and the specific pcb and caps along with transformer are placed in different places?

The only difference I see is that when the cables are soldered from the pcb in the psu on the modular one they get soldered on to a connector on the psu's case for external connections.

The non modular psu's cables get soldered from the psu's pcb, and then they plug into male connectors(application dependant).

It is able to be done as long as you do it properly and taking precaution to possible shorts in the future.

Like one said, people have been modding psu's for years too.
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post #17 of 58
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How's it different?? Because it is designed and the specific pcb and caps along with transformer are placed in different places?

The only difference I see is that when the cables are soldered from the pcb in the psu on the modular one they get soldered on to a connector on the psu's case for external connections.

The non modular psu's cables get soldered from the psu's pcb, and then they plug into male connectors(application dependant).

It is able to be done as long as you do it properly and taking precaution to possible shorts in the future.

Like one said, people have been modding psu's for years too.
He has pictures of two completely different makes of PSU so I'm not sure if he is confused because one is modular one isn't. The ONLY difference between a modular and non-modular version of a PSU is that the modular PSU housing tends to be a bit longer to make room for the board and connectors. The layout and desgin of a PSU will be exactly the same.
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XFreeRollerX, something you could maybe could consider is terminal blocks.
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post #19 of 58
Another thing that you could do bro is if your definitely not EVER going to be using that particular connector you could cut the wires really short and terminate the wires with something then electrical tape them together then you wouldnt even have the bulky connector there either
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post #20 of 58
I was dwelling on this a while back, DO IT! And to the guy who won't think it will not work...uh...modula PSUs will have the same function. As long as the proper voltages are being passed through, he's fine.
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