I am in the midst of planning my new build. So my conclusions are a small form factor build, gaming/HTPC all in the Lian Li A01 (black).. With limited space, a Modular PSU would help dramaticly, but im also low on funds, so creating my own seems like a "fun" idea. building/modding things is more fun than spending £££. The questions on this little experiment are: 1. Would cutting wires short, then correctly soldering and taping/heat shrinking them back up ruin efficiency or damage reliability? 2. Using the salvaged connectors on my old modular Hiper PSU, could i re-solder the new PSU's molex wires without the risk of anything blowing up? (when completed properly) 3. Could fans be put on a switch rather than a fan controller even when the power is on? eg: power is on, everything working... switch on fans/switch off fans. would this mess anything up to suddenly add a another thing to the circuit? 4. Could i completely cut a set of connectors off? I only intend to remove/alter the following.. molex, floppy, 6pin, sata, NOT the main ATX connectors. i am also aware PSU's still hold charge when off for a long time after they were last on answers, or advice are appreciated as always, and yes, im a complete electronics noob. thanks.