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4x4 CPU power won't fit PSU

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I think it'd be pretty hard to catch this one. I'd suspect those connectors are probably molded many parts in a single shot. Even a fairly small mold (in a small machine, of course) could probably make 12 of them every 30 seconds or so. Unless you have someone literally sitting there all day inspecting every single one, good luck catching the odd defect here and there... that's even if that supposed person sitting there catches it.
 
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In post 11, that cable is an 8 pin PCI-e connector on one end and an EPS12 (CPU) on the other! Messed up!
Actually, it's a non-standard(proprietary)standard 8 pin EPS-12V connector on the PSU end and a non-standard(but fully functional) 4+4 CPU(EPS-12V) connector on the motherboard end. The non-standard(proprietary) standard 8 pin EPS-12V connector on the PSU end would(should) be the same for both 6+2 PCI-E and 4+4 CPU(EPS-12V) cables for this PSU(since they both plug into identical connectors on the PSU). Connectors on both ends of a modular PSU cable do not need to, and often do not, match. And they can also be wired differently than other(similar) modular cables for other PSUs. Which is why you sometimes can't, and in general shouldn't, use modular cables designed for a specific PSU on a different PSU.

Anyway, the following illustration will show that what I've said about the connectors on the cable in question is true. A standard 8 pin EPS-12V(not 6+2 PCI-E) on the PSU end, and the non-standard 4+4 pin CPU connector(also not a 6+2 PCI-E) on the motherboard end will still work because the square plugs with the corners missing will plug into square holes without issue(and are in a sense "universal").
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EDIT: I almost had that right. Corrected.
 
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Well all is working except plugging in a drive trips everything.
So as soon as you plug something into the sata power cable it causes a problem? i must have a bunch of spare sata power cables....if you need any let me know. im not sure if they are brand specific or not tho.

Have more than i realized.
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Wrong cable used, it happens. They were mixed up.
 

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Turns out we didnt need the hit squad to wipe your drives, you did it yourself
I got a replacement from who I got the PSU from, so the build is complete now. It's a supercute little lunchbox build.
 
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Turns out we didnt need the hit squad to wipe your drives, you did it yourself
lol.

Don't you love it when problems take care of themselves?
 
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