PCI-E question

Jmcinvale

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I went ahead and wired in the plug for the USB hub into a male molex connector so it could plug into a power supply cable versus just being hard wired.

I also put some heat shrink on the end of the terminals where the wires are attached so that there was more strength there since the cables could be subjected to movement.

This way the USB hub will be powered whenever the computer is on so that I don't need my stereo to be on for the USB hub to be powered as the power brick for the hub was plugged into the power strip my stereo stuff is plugged into and I use the switch on the strip to power the whole stereo on.

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This is how the power supply is connected for the time being.

Power cables are a mess, but I do plan on straightening them up at some point. Most likely when I finish the other mods.

Now once the mods are finished and the power supply is permanently mounted I may shorten the wiring

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Jmcinvale

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The capacitors came in today so I looked at the power supply and determined I could do it with the soldering equipment I have at home.

Got the caps installed and the computer works great.

Originally I had an issue that I thought was a problem with the 32" HDTV where it looked a little like ghosting and moving the VGA cable could change it, but it might have been the stock power supply.

I don't remember if the issue was still present with the 500 watt supply before the caps were replaced, but it is gone now and that's all that matters.
 
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