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Hey all you guys with dual booting psu's....
Is it possible to completely remove and cap off the whole 20/24 pin cable and just jump the 2 correct wires to boot?

My thinking is if the only thing the whole loom of wire and connector is doing is nothing but jumping the 2 wires(ps-on and com)...then why not get rid of the whole thing and clean up the install?? Yes/no/mabye??
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yeah if you dont want to ever use it on another comp again
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Yes,you can completely do away with the other wires,but if you ever want to use it on another comp again you would have to solder new wire onto each of the connections and crimp new pins on the ends. The best thing to do would be remove the pins and terminate the ends of each of the uneeded ones with rubber(electrical tape,heatshrink),and coil them up with zip ties into the body of the PSU.
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It's a cheapie 450 watt modular psu i got to just run the water pump and fans in the new case setup i'm building. Reusing it again does'nt matter to me.
So it is cool to do. thanks all. I wanted to be sure the 20/24 pin connector wasnt needed for anything else before i cut it off.
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