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Chyronn

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i just bought an HX850W and i was wondering what kind of socket is used for the modular ports on the PSU itself. the reason i ask is i want to make my own cables that have one modular cable and only one Molex connector, short of actually chopping off the supplied cables (which i don't want to do) does anyone know the socket type?
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I can't speak for the HX850, but the HX1000 uses the standard 6-pin PCIe and 8-pin ATX AUX power connectors. You can pick some up here:

 

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_164&products_id=2560

 

or here:

 

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6008/ele-268/FrozenCPU_ConnectRight_8-pin_12V_EPS_Power_Connector_-_Black_ACR-CB0618.html?tl=g51

 

Don't forget extra pins and a crimper. (And make sure that you lable the cable for the PSU, so in the future you know which PSU there for.)

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thanks for the info. not sure but i think the HX850 might use a different socket type. just to clarify, i'm talking about the socket/connector used on the PSU itself.

 

EDIT: you're right, i just tried connecting a 6pin PCIe socket back into the PSU and it fits. it's not an exact match but i'm hoping it might still make proper contact with the metal pins inside.

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Hello, does anyone know the pinouts for the black sockets on the HX850? since the modular cables are assembled without any identifying colours (yellow = 12V, black = 0V, Red =5V).

i don't really want to take a multimeter to it unless it's absolutely safe to do so.

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upon further research i stand corrected. only modifying fixed cables will void the warranty.

i did remember reading about sleeving voiding but it only applys to fixed cables apparently.

 

truly sorry for the confusion if i caused any ;)

 

Here is the official answer:

 

Modifying the modular cables will not void the warranty.

 

If you modify the fixed cables, this will void your warranty. Removing the connectors, desoldering, cutting wires, etc constitutes modifying.

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