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FrankNSteinPC does a little series on it

Just saw that... but his video aint hard.. hard to see part 3.
post #11062 of 14333
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Are there any youtube videos for cable sewing? Not sure if that is the correct term.
I found the FrankNSteinPC method to be a little complicated. I found an easier method I used and an very happy with the results
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Are there any youtube videos for cable sewing? Not sure if that is the correct term.

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Edited by Chomuco - 4/12/14 at 10:28am
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Hey guys,

I'm about to but a new modular PUS. I want to make all custom cables for it. I'm looking at an XFX 1050w. Is there anything in particular I should know about this PSU? I was also looking at a Coolermaster v1000 or EVGA Supernova G2 1000w but the V1000 is out of stock everywhere and the EVGA is a bit too long for my liking.

Am I correct in assuming as a fully modular PSU I can just replace the stock cables with my own? What sort of connector goes into the PSU? Is it the same as the one that plugs into you mobo or gpu?

I've been watching loads of videos so I'm confident in most of the tools and techniques required, just not sure on all the connectors and terminals!
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The main negative about the XFX is the extremely poor European Support. If you ever need to RMA you might have some difficulty getting them to honour it (I don't believe they actually understand the concept of what honour means).

SeaSonic manufacture XFX PSUs but tend to be quite a bit more expensive than the equivalent model they sell.

Often Connectors for the PSU end are the same as those that are at the component end with some exceptions. E22 sells the vast majority and is based in the UK but the shipping charges are pretty outrageous. Specialtech and C&C also stock many connectors. Some Corsair connectors may be more difficult to get hold of.
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Some PSUs use the same style of connectors as the ones that are used on the motherboard and GPUs. But sometimes they are not 1:1 pinouts. For example, on my Corsair AX850, the 24-pin is broken down into something like an 18-pin and a 10-pin because there are some double wires.

Some PSU use different style connectors though so you may have to make the custom wires first and install them in the stock connectors after removing the stock length wires.
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Thanks guys. Ideally I would like to just use completely new cables and just set aside the stock cables so if I ever need to RMA the PSU I won't have any trouble with the cables.

Looking at the connectors on the E22 site, it looks like I want a PSU the connects with female connectors on the PSU end, is this correct? Then, presumably, I would need female terminal pins.

What do I google to find out if the modular cable connects to the PSU end with a standard female connector?

I want to make life as easy as possible for myself also so would like to avoid messing around with doubles wires etc.

Finally, pin outs. I'm not 100% on this either. Does it matter what cable goes where as long as bot ends of the wire going into the same spot on both connectors?
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I basically copied my stock cables the first time I made my own, one cable at a time to make sure I got them in all the right holes and such. I've also put little flags on each end of the wire to make sure I got them in the correct spots. They are NOT always 1 to 1, aka pin 1 of say your PCI-E connector goes to pin 1 on your PSU, sometimes pin 1 goes to pin 2, sometimes you'll even have only four wires (molex) going to a 6pin connector on the PSU.


For matching the connectors, it's best to have your PSU in hand so you can closely examine the connectors on your PSU side. Sometimes the PSU connectors are custom made for that particular PSU and you'll HAVE to reuse the ones that come with your PSU. Other time's it's just matching standard kind of things; my SilverStone modular for example uses a 6pin VGA cable for some of it's connectors, but it's like VGA v1 instead of the v2 that most GPU's use for power these days (I might have the version numbers backward as I bought a ton of extras a long time ago)
Edited by Mystriss - 4/12/14 at 2:40pm
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What is a V1 and a V2 6pin connector?

As far as I know all modern Silverstone PSUs use standard connectors w/ 1:1 cables. The cables might come w/ cables crossed but you can easily uncross them to make them 1:1. If you can get Silverstone PSUs I would suggest them. Sleeving a PSU w/ no Y cables and standard connectors makes things very easy.
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If you take an 8Pin VGA connector and use the first 6 pin ports from the left, that's V2. If you u use the first 6 from the right, that's V1. It's hard to find V1 connectors in good colors

 


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