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Scratch Build – In Progress H2O-C7 June 26 Still more Rain! SUX

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jhanlon303, 22 Oct 2008.

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Guess my weight!

Poll closed 25 Dec 2008.
  1. Less than 2Kg

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. 2Kg to 3Kg

    21 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. More than 3KG

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yeah I have seen those plugs before. Antec give them with fans as a 3pin-molex adapter, they are quite good. They save a ton of room and are easy to daisy chain together. Sorry, I can't help you with the whole PSU thing, I'm not that great with voltages.
     
  2. bradders2125

    bradders2125 New Member

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    I would lean towards more than one just to be on the safe side.
    Grevaeg has 1 custom sata power cable powering four HDD's in his 20TB Rig
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I don't think you will be pulling enough juice to need any more than one. Most power supplies have plugs on a single line for 5 drives. You also have a full set of fan jacks on the motherboard.
    The big IF I see is the SATA plug. It has a 5th wire. You might need 2 female molex plugs - one extra for the single orange wire.

    You could also get see if you can 'edit' your 24 pin plug. I know that some of the lines are unused by the motherboard. (Prolly no good. I don't remember any unused orange lines...)
     
  4. bradders2125

    bradders2125 New Member

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    You can get Molex to SATA adapters and they only use 4 wires.
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yeah I'm pretty sure the molex-SATA adapters just get rid of one of the black (ground) wires.
     
  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Here is what I have found today. I've been off re-installing XP with SP2 for a lan party friend. Now he wants to watercool his DFI LanParty board! I told him see me in a month.

    My Jetway board is rated at 18 watts, it's newer than Cheaps's Mother's build. Appears to have have different caps - same size but different colo(u)r.

    I have 2 Silenx 40mm fans at 12 volts and 0.24 watts each. One res/pump at what unkown voltage and wattage, and one 3.5" 250 Gb HDD, the 12 V LED cannons. All done.

    I have been surfing and digging in my walkin stash closet. The MB has a 20 pin connector - but it has the other 4 pins available but taped over - not needed it appears.

    I have every female connector invented by manufacturers in the last 2 decades EXCEPT the SATA one. I could whack off the SATA connector from the PSU and solder on my own 4 pin female Molex. Why does SATA have 2 grounds when they both go to the same rail internally in the PSU? Current draw? One ground wire not enough current capacity so they use 2?

    Odd.

    Anybody know what the external wires used in a smallish 200-250W PSU is capable of for current? Seems the same size as the 450 - 500W in the closet.

    john
     
  7. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    That's what she said?.. :hehe:

    Sorry man, it's been a long morning. Good work though :dremel: I've been meaning to get started on something similar, but my car and school has been sucking up way to much time recently.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The current rating should be printed on the wire. (I know... I can't read print that small either.)

    @Monkeynutz - :thumb: Good one.
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    No current rating just
    18AWG 80degrees C - 300V

    I'll figure it out. I'm trying to figure the cable lengths(shortnesses) and routing to keep them out of sight mostly. I haven't decided on a single shrinkwrap for the MB connector or individual wire sleeves.

    Not many wires but nice a great surplus of room either. I'll be creative.

    john
     
  10. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    I wish I could tell ya, John. When it comes to that stuff, I'm all grounds! :D
     
  11. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    as far as I remember #14-18 AWG can handle 15 amps and more

    but this circuitcalculator com says something else

    there is a link at the top of the page that leads to the calculator itself and there you can change wire sizes and more,

    Alan
     
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  12. bradders2125

    bradders2125 New Member

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    Congrats on MOTM nomination. Got my vote.
     
  13. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I step away for 1/2 day to help clean and feed the reptiles and Bit-Tech and you guys did this. :jawdrop:

    I want to thank everyone who has voted for me so far. This has been an interest project and has directly involved several other people on the forum.

    Thank you for the nomination. I'll have a small photo update this evening - cable management in a shoebox is tough.

    John
     
  14. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Congrats mate, I just voted for you... but IMO stackart deserves it.


    tee-hee... too late, you missed it.
     
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  15. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Might help sway the votes. Then again might not. Depends upon presentation and skill.
    I used to have some of that!:clap:
    My thanks.
    Yo - Bit-Tech! Obscure enough? PM that's not PM might be a hint. Might not. Sleep in fear tonight.
    John
     
  16. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    I actually hadn't thought of that... should I <delete>?
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I love Bit-Tech! Group Hug!

    [​IMG]

    john
     
  18. blackflag

    blackflag I Kill Dremels

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    'grats on MOTM nom :rock:
     
  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Is great fun!

    [​IMG]

    john
     
  20. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Muahaha. =)
     

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