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Old 08-29-2006, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I really love my Antec PSU, but there are too many connectors. I don't even use half of 'em, and I don't think I ever will, especially the two PCI-E connectors, and some other connectors I've never even seen before.

So can I just cut these off? And do something like tape them over or use heatshrink over the ends, so it's impossible to touch the [very small amount of] exposed wire?
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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NO! DO NOT DO THAT! You'd have to shrink wrap each wire individually.

Just bundle them up...

And this is why I have a modular PSU. I just don't plug in what cables I don't need.
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I do. I bundle them up, but there are so many of them, it's a huge mess, and it'd be so much better if I could just cut them off...

I want to get my case REALLY organized, and there's no way to do this with all these extra wires and connectors.
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Why is everyone so worried about organizing cables? It won't make your computer faster, and your componants don't make that much heat, so why would it matter?
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It looks nicer for us with OCD
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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But it's on the inside, you can't even see it.

Oh wait, you people have window-cases.





Meh.
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Makes it a helluva' lot easier when connecting/disconnecting/adding/removing parts too.
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ya the general isnt into all the tricked out looking computer cases from what I hear.
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You've heard correctly.
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Well, that's what we've come to expect from Mac owners
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