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post #1 of 93
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This log will be dedicated to making custom extension cables for an upcoming Rocketfish case mod

One of each:

2 foot EPS12v 8-pin motherboard connector extension
2 foot Molex 4-pin extension (QuadGT molex power cable)
2 foot 6-pin to 8-pin PCI-E extension/adapter

I have ordered 100ft. of 1/4" sleeving and 20 feet of 1/8" sleeving- This is gonna be sweet!

Stuff should arrive Friday/Saturday so I might be able to squeeze this in soon. I am hoping that this log will provide people with the necessary information and know-how in case they want to do this themselves. It is cheaper to do this yourself rather than pay someone to do it for you!

I will post a parts list very soon, probably tomorrow.
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post #2 of 93
Good stuffs

A lot of people come in asking for PSUs with long cables and such, this should help them out a bit.
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I'm assuming you're going to be making extension cables rather than making the stock cables longer.

Whatever the case may be, sleeving it really makes it look nice
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post #4 of 93
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Originally Posted by radodrill View Post
I'm assuming you're going to be making extension cables rather than making the stock cables longer.

Whatever the case may be, sleeving it really makes it look nice
That's correct; I love my warranty and wouldn't do anything to hurt it Believe me, it'll look killer once I get done with it

My MSC order (sleeving) will get here tomorrow according to UPS, and I estimate that the shipment from Performance-PCs will get here Saturday.
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post #5 of 93
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All my stuff just arrived Pictures in a bit.
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Can't wait for the pics
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post #8 of 93
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Without further ado...


All the connectors- This was the order I was concerned about because there are SO many different molex pins that NEED to be exact, else the cable won't be compatible


The sleeving- I took out one of the 10ft. lengths of 1/8" sleeving to show.


Yeah, that's right. It comes in a damn spool.
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post #9 of 93
How do you plan on crimping the connectors, I see no tool.
Subbed by the way .
post #10 of 93
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Don't worry I need to run to Home Depot right now to pick some stuff up but when I get back, I'll have more parts in-hand to show y'all.
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