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You can use regular crimps, but the connectors are normally proprietary so that you can only plug the cables in one way round.
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post #1902 of 14328
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You can use regular crimps, but the connectors are normally proprietary so that you can only plug the cables in one way round.
You're just talking about the plastic "plug" part right at the end right? (which are removable). I just want to make sure that other than those "end plugs" that I can replace everything else.

Also what gauge wire do I use for powering things? Are they all the same? I want to custom rewire everything and am having problems finding info on what wires to buy.
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18AWG for things like PCI-E cables, 8pin EPS, 24pin ATX. 24AWG for things like fan cables. I take it you bought the MDPC crimps and crimp tool? Those two sizes are what Nils recommends.
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18AWG for things like PCI-E cables, 8pin EPS, 24pin ATX. 24AWG for things like fan cables. I take it you bought the MDPC crimps and crimp tool? Those two sizes are what Nils recommends.
He's out of those so I'm going to get from frozencpu. I didn't see a gauge recommendation, thanks for the sizes Ordering and will post the build as I go once everything arrives.
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18AWG for things like PCI-E cables, 8pin EPS, 24pin ATX. 24AWG for things like fan cables. I take it you bought the MDPC crimps and crimp tool? Those two sizes are what Nils recommends.
You don't want to use 24AWG on SATA/Molex/Floppy lines.

Just to add on, but a PSU should be done in all 18AWG or lower, as that is per the ATX Specifications.
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post #1906 of 14328
I use 18 gauge on everything but fan cables. Fans get 22 gauge because I daisy chain them together. If you are doing single fans 24 is fine.
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Sweet thanks for the tips. I'll use 18 everywhere but fans (where I think I'll just play it safe and use 22).

I'm getting a bit freaked out about modding my ax1200. I guess someone fried their whole setup because they modded it wrong. If I make sure that my connections are all correct, I have nothing to worry about right?
post #1908 of 14328
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Sweet thanks for the tips. I'll use 18 everywhere but fans (where I think I'll just play it safe and use 22).

I'm getting a bit freaked out about modding my ax1200. I guess someone fried their whole setup because they modded it wrong. If I make sure that my connections are all correct, I have nothing to worry about right?
Correct, the only way you'll have a problem is if you do something like sending the 5v line into a 12v hole.

But if you don't do something like that you'll be fine.

12v Plug into 12v Slot and all is good.
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post #1909 of 14328
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Correct, the only way you'll have a problem is if you do something like sending the 5v line into a 12v hole.

But if you don't do something like that you'll be fine.

12v Plug into 12v Slot and all is good.
Sending 5v into a 12v hole won't kill anything (it probably just won't work), sending 12v into a 5v hole, however, WILL fry stuff.
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Sending 5v into a 12v hole won't kill anything (it probably just won't work), sending 12v into a 5v hole, however, WILL fry stuff.
No it'll fry whatever part is trying to use the 5v line.

While on the flip side, putting a 12v line into the 5v line will do internal damage to the PSU itself.
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