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 Post subject: Shorten power supply wiring?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:32 pm 
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Just ordered a new power supply. The specs say the wiring will be way longer than I need (500mm and my case is about the size of a matx case). Anybody ever shortened the wires on their power supply (particularly the ones leading to the m/b atx connector) and if so, how? Thanks much for any thoughts or experiences. Guess my main concern would be introducing electrical interference and would rather be safe than sorry.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:47 pm 
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Personally I would not think it's worth it. Just get yourself some wire ties and coil it up neatly once installed. Just seems like there are too many things to go wrong.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 4:58 pm 
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Either do it at the circuit board (you may need new metal tips if the wires are bunched up, but you can usually get away without them) or at the connector (have to buy a crimper and a funny pin removal tool).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:25 pm 
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I will see how it fits in there with the cables bundled up, first, then decide whether or not to try the uncrimp/recrimp idea at the connector; am not comfortable with messing around near the circuit board. The p/s is going into an old, smaller AT case (the m/b accepts an ATX p/s), it's very tight in there, and would like to avoid disruptions to airflow as much as possible, so that's why I was considering this.
Thanks for the suggestions.


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