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Wire for SATA power lines

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Hey guys. I have a new case in the mail and I'm fairly sure the stock corsair sata power line isn't going to reach from the HDDs to the DVD drive. If it does, it's going to be all bunched up weird like.

I want to run new wires through the connections and have it tailored to my case set up. You know, it might be a foot long gap between the DVD drive and the HDD bays and then only a few inches between the HDDs themselves.

What gauge wire do I use? And like most power lines, I'm sure there is a length limit. Any idea what that might be? I'm trying to avoid running two lines.
    
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Power lines?


    
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SATA Power Extension

You could use something like this and save some time.
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No, unfortunately that doesn't help. I want to make my own custom line fitted to the spacing of drives on my case.
    
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18ga for the SATA and Molex connectors.
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