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Old 06-13-2007, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, im trying to hook up all my power connecters to the different parts. each cord has two of the same connecter. do i only need one and leave the other disconnected and just let it sit there?
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I think you mean the 4-pin molexes?...like these:


In that case, yes...it's ok to leave them there, if you aren't using them.
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should i use every connecter or will i have some left over?
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you will always have some left, it wont affect anything
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You will have some left over. Mostly those 4-pin molexes.
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Just make sure they aren't close to anything thats pointed and conductive.

I like to Ziptie/rubberband mine far far out of the way. (The extra connectors)
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bleh, sorry for all the questions but some of the molex connectors have a 4-pin connecter too, what are those for?

(thanks for all the help guys)
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Just make sure they aren't close to anything thats pointed and conductive.

I like to Ziptie/rubberband mine far far out of the way. (The extra connectors)
yeah I was installing a 120mm fan the other day and pushed some wires out of the way when suddenly....ZAP! a spark arced from a spare molex connector to the chassis and my puter shut off.

I was quite scared but luckily whatever safety features my PSU has saved the puter.
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Ah gotta love those moments!

JK, glad nothing was "screwed."
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ok, there are two plugs on my motherboard that i either dont have a cord for or its not long enough so do i need these: CD_IN and SPDIF_I??
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