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Hiding my molex cables

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Is there a trick to getting the molex cables from an 850w TX hidden behind the motherboard tray. The connectors seem to get in the way of the back panel when I try to get this cable hidden. As a last resort, I'm thinking about running an extension cable behind the tray for my fans and just tying the cable off at the bottom of the case, but I think it'll look nicer if I can get that cable out of view.

I'm regretting now that I didn't just go with the HX. Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 4

hmm should have about 4 molex's daisy chaining off each other?

if you only need 1 molex then cut them all off at the case of the first molex then re crimp a new molex on.. this is what I did as I only needed 1 molex instead of 4..

you need a male molex connector with female pins e.g

these should be correct


if you decide to do this then your warrenty will be void but tbh ive NEVER seen a corsair fail!
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120GB Vertex 3 x2 in Raid 0 & Samsung SP F3 Sony DVD Rewriter Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung Syncmaster 22" & Samsung 32" LED Tv 
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post #3 of 4
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I'll keep that in mind, though I'd rather keep my warranty, if possible.

On my last build I went modular, and ended up needing every connector, which turned into a bit of a rats nest (not literally, I don't think). So I thought this time I'd get something with everything sleeved and it would look better, but if I could do over, I think modular would have worked better on this build.

To be honest, it doesn't look bad, but its not as clean as I'd like. I think I can do a bit better by hiding the extra PCI-e cables behind the motherboard instead of under the SSD drive, and getting that one molex daisy chain thats only used for fans into the back, as well.

I'll work on it some more when I get home. Will upload some pics once I get it how I want it.
post #4 of 4
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Almost done. I actually managed to hide EVERY cable behind the tray except for that one molex chain in question and an SATA chain hidden in the 5.25" drive bays. My temps fell about 5 degrees from having everything stuffed in the bottom drive bay. Once I get my fan extension, I'll hide the molex chain on the far side of the drive bays.

And never again will I buy a non-modular PSU...complete pain to hide all the cables wasn't worth the little bit I saved. Still, I think it'll look pretty clean once I'm able to hide that last cable.
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