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Where can I find wires for PSU cables? (making my own cables)

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I know that you can buy pin connectors and molex heads and stuff but where can you get the wire? I doubt you can use just any wire so do they sell wire for PSU cables or can someone just tell me what kind of wire I need to do it? I want to do alot of custom sleeving but broke the tools that remove the pins and just decided I would make cables.
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This is where I get mine. (18 AWG)

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...9d44b8f13e0ef3

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This is where I get mine. (18 AWG)

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...9d44b8f13e0ef3

Buying in bulk is better.
Can I use that for all connectors like fan, 24 pin, 8 pin, ect... and whats the difference between 18AWG and 22AWG
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AWG is the size of the wire. the smaller the number the bigger the wire. You could use 22 for fans and smaller current draws. But you would need a bigger wire 24pins and 8pins
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Can I use that for all connectors like fan, 24 pin, 8 pin, ect... and whats the difference between 18AWG and 22AWG
Yep.

the difference is the thickness of the wire. (less = thicker)
    
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Yep.

the difference is the thickness of the wire. (less = thicker)
So I should use 18AWG for all PSU wires?

EDIT: and why when you switch wires on a molex head it doesn't work if they are all the same kind of wire?
Edited by fenderlove0` - 3/15/11 at 9:30pm
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Not sure i understand your question
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Not sure i understand your question
Like say if you take to pins out of the molex head, and switch places the cable doesn't work. Why is this if you are using the same type of wire. Like say if I switched the green wire with a red wire on a 24 pin connector it wouldn't work.
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Thats because some cables carry a positive charge while others are negative. Also you would have to change the spots at the power supply for this to work. So say you swapped red and green at the molex, those same cables would have to be swapped at the power supply to work.
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Thats because some cables carry a positive charge while others are negative. Also you would have to change the spots at the power supply for this to work. So say you swapped red and green at the molex, those same cables would have to be swapped at the power supply to work.
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