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    I just found an amazing place (I REALLY wish I found it long ago)
    http://www.cpustuff.com/

    They have a lot of different right hand/left hand sata cables in short and med and long lengths as well as custom made IDE cables for an EXCELLENT price....
     
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    just on the main page I saw a few things I liked. Good find Mark! ;)
     
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    again I really love the video, It adds so much to just a pict. Nicely done CD
     
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    I love the beginning the best! 3j's!

    5 bays worth of beauty! Great job CD!
     
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    :respect: beautifully done!
     
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    i am going WM crazy here but i have run into a problem.. I need to remove the wires on my fan plugs so i can put the wires in a small hole behind the mobo tray. How can i remove the 4 pin molex in the pic below WITHOUT any special tools. Thank you[​IMG]
     
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    brute force.
     
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    option 1: requires soldering, carefully peel off half way the sticker on the center of the front fan, after you set up the wires, resolder again;)

    option 2: poke each of the connector ends of the molex using a paper clip, carefully list the pin numbers, after you set up the wires, re insert the connectors to the plastic connector holder (remember the pin configuration) :rockout:
     
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    I have some really interesting work coming up: a 28" x 28" x 12" Oak cabinet that will house a dual 360 LCed rig with everything stealthed. All you will see through the bronze acrylic door is the cool stuff: mobo, tubing, pumps...no PSU, no HDDs, and (I hope) no wires (hardly) :D

    [​IMG]
    Black strips are the filters over the vents that conduct air through a duct along the back of the cab through the bottom rad and up past the mobo to the top rad...fun stuff...if you are a carpenter :p
     
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    can you please explain aittle more on option 2?
     
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    Can the molex plug be removed from the fan wires (at the white connection block where the silver fan wires join it ) looks like a 3 pin to molex connection.

    If so, you could then remove the 3 pins from the fan wires connector using a small screw driver to press down on the lugs at the back of the connector.
     
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    the fan that i have doesn't have a 3 pin so the 3 to 4pin connector doesn't apply here. all i have is the 4pin passthrugh(SP?)

    EDIT: all i need to find out how to do now is remove male pins and i have got it
     
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    Ahh OK...all you need is something like an old extend-able aerial.

    You need a section that just fits over the pin and pushes the two small lugs at the side of the pin in, so you can then pull it out from the block.
     
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    i will try to find something like that i'm sure there has to be one around someplace with all this junk we have :laugh:
     
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    I have something coming up. Lets just say one hell of alot of rad in a CM HAF 922. Pics are coming on tuesday hopefully.
     
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    got the pins out thanks guys :toast:
     
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    Its not that hard, each pin has 2 tabs you just need to push them in and the pin will remove. They are not spring loaded so if you bend them in 1 at a time they wont pop back out.
    (just remember when re-instaling to pry the pins back out so they lock again)
    That will allow you to use a pin or needle to bend them in 1 at a time.

    The thing about these molex pins is they are free to rotate once installed so you need good eyes to see the tabs (minifit pins on the 6pin,8pin and 24 pin plugs are always on the sides)

    Here is a pict of the pin and what it looks like with the tool colapsing them
    [​IMG]
     
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    When ever I use a pin or a needle I always bend it. :( I need to buy one of those tools, the gf gets mad when I raid her sewing shit.
     
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    Excellent pic Mark...a picture says it better than a 1000 words
     
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    :laugh:usually my picts are the suckage, that was just a fluke.

    Later on today I will get a pict of all the different pins and housings to add to that post.
     
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    I used one of these to make a hole for a rad. Works 100x better then a dremel.
    [​IMG]
    Mine is similar to that but not quite the same. It cuts metal and plastic very well.
     
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    the cutting wheel should last 1000X longer as well.
    (just be really careful as those cut off grinders are very powerful)
     

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