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Hey All,

I need some help with some more supplies for my case mod project.
I am converting a powermac g5 tower to mATX. I am trying to do this as clean as is possible and in that entering into some realms of modding I've never entered.
First Question:
In order to get the original front panel to work I will need to make my own cable for the connections. I ordered a 2x8 female connector for all of the front panel stuffs.
http://www.mouser.com/Search/Product...55-M20-1070800
This will fit all 16 pins on my mobo even though I will only be using the power and led, I think it will look most clean and also be easier to install (as long as I am clear with which end is up). My question is: what gauge are all the switch/LED wires? I know the currents/volts are low enough that it won't matter but I'd like to use the same gauge that is the standard.
Next:
Because the rear I/O panel on the mobo wont line up with the case and I want to keep the case as virgin as possible I will need to make female->male receptacles for the rear ports. For example I bought this:
http://www.mouser.com/Search/Product...538-89485-8000.
I will then connect a 2x5 connector to it so I can attach it directly to the mobo. I have the connector and the female end but I dont know what to use for the wires. Do they need to be shielded and if so is there bulk wire I can buy for this purpose.
Lastly:
The mac fans have strange connectors and I have found pinouts to use them with 4 pin molex connectors. Here is the diagram from the insanelymac forum:

There are two HDD bay fans and two rear fans which I will need to power. Doesnt look like PWM will work so not concerned with mobo/fan controller. I am wondering the best way to attach these fans to my PSU. Can I just solder in the wires at the end of the molex connecter a-la the adaptors availible online? I just dont know how many fans I can have on an end.
Thanks!
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Asus Windows 7 Ultimate Acer H233H 
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Microsoft Antec TP-750 Powermac G5 Logitech 
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