Molex - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-10-2005, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 72
Red face Molex

Im sure you all know about those molex connectors on your psu's. But how the hell do I get those things off. I know theres a tool I can buy but I dont wanna waste money on it if im only gonna use it once. So have you people ever used something around the house or modded something to remove them?

CoConut...
__________________

__________________
Amd Athlon 64 3500+
Abit \"AN8\" mobo
Geil 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
ASPIRE Chameleon 550W psu
Maxtor 200gb
EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Pci-e
Sony 52x32x52x16 Combo
XION Black ATX Gaming PC Case
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
SONY SDM-S73/B 17\" Lcd Monitor
Logitech lx-700 cordless keyboard

Relax!! Relax!! Relax!!
coconut2 is offline  
Old 04-10-2005, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

the tool can't be more than like $5 if that dude, just buy it. I don't think there is way or atleast an 'easy' and effective way to get them off.
__________________

Nubius is offline  
Old 04-10-2005, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
ApM
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 501
Send a message via AIM to ApM Send a message via Yahoo to ApM
Default

I'd use the tool.

If you are planning on using something around the House get something which is skinny enough to fit down the side of the Molex connecters which can un-clip then from the actual Molex, I advise using the tool over anything because if you have done it before it really is a pain to remove them without the tool.
ApM is offline  
Old 04-10-2005, 10:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 518
Send a message via AIM to Joeisalsocool
Default

hehe, bought one last night xoxide.com $6.85 including shipping.
__________________
Joeisalsocool is offline  
Old 04-10-2005, 11:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 72
Default

Ok im just gonna buy it then. I wrote this post because I found a hand cuff key layin around. It would of worked if it didnt have that notch on the side and was a bit smaller.
__________________
Amd Athlon 64 3500+
Abit \"AN8\" mobo
Geil 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
ASPIRE Chameleon 550W psu
Maxtor 200gb
EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Pci-e
Sony 52x32x52x16 Combo
XION Black ATX Gaming PC Case
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
SONY SDM-S73/B 17\" Lcd Monitor
Logitech lx-700 cordless keyboard

Relax!! Relax!! Relax!!
coconut2 is offline  
Old 04-12-2005, 03:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,782
Default

what do you wanna do with taking off the molex connector?
__________________
Core 2 Duo E6400, DFI Infinity 975X/G, 2x 512mb DDR2 667mhz, Albatron 7900gt, WD 200gb SATA, Samsung DVD-RW, Silverstone ST-50EF 500w PSU.
waynejkruse10 is offline  
Old 04-12-2005, 11:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Potsdam NY, USA
Posts: 2,003
Send a message via AIM to AND_YOU_ARE Send a message via Yahoo to AND_YOU_ARE
Default

can some one post a link to the tool you have described? thanks.
__________________
Member of the right wing conspiracy theory.

X-Fire: andyouare1
AIM: plantagenet51

Ars Technica

Silent PC Review

Xtreme Systems
AND_YOU_ARE is offline  
Old 04-12-2005, 04:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

http://www.xoxide.com/molexremover.html

Theres the universal one for $3.99 to allow working on the male and female ends of the molex connectors.

Some people like to remove them to put on colored ends, or put LED's in them.
__________________

Nubius is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.