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Modding Where do you get your modding supplies? - Cheap but good service...

Discussion in 'Modding' started by FIBRE+, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Minimodder

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    I'm after things like molex connectors/pins, heatshrink and braiding but there doesn't seem to be many places that sell them and they are not that cheap (for a bit of plastic that cost less than 1p to make). I'm not paying £1 or so for 1 molex connector :sigh:

    Basically I want to convert some cables on a few PSU's to be modular (as I don't need most of them) and also make some custom length modular cables.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I get most of my parts by gutting old systems. I take all the switches, wiring and plugs. Heatshrink can be found at hardware or autoparts stores.
     
  3. radodrill

    radodrill Resident EI

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    Try electronics supply warehouses.
     
  4. dragon2309

    dragon2309 techie

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    maplin electronics sell most of what you listed there... but they are nearer the £1 mark more than the 1p mark... thats retail for ya...
     
  5. Cinnander

    Cinnander What's a Dremel?

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    Infuriatingly these are the sort of things that are expensive unless you buy a couple thousand (even Rapid's molex plugs are 50p a go iirc), there isn't really anywhere 'cheap', considering what they are : (

    (For anyone wondering: Heatshrink + Braiding here, it works out at about 2 quid for 5 meters.... non-rohs stuff is always cheaper, if it's for personal use.
    Molex plugs: here, other types (fan headers etc) available in the next section up)
     
  6. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    ok here we go:
    performace-pcs.com ~ great place
    mnpctech.com ~ sweet stuff they are pros
    xoxide.com ~ cheap, good selection
    directron.com ~ very cheap
    coolerguys.com ~ great selection
    frozencpu.com ~ one of the greatest
    cableorganizer.com ~ sleeving, heatshrink, etc best place
    articmod.com ~ Icandy
    crazypc.com ~ crazy stuff!
    clearcomputercase.com ~ good cases
    jab-tech.com ~ great place, good prices
    case-mod.com ~ ooo i likiy
    O and a bunch of others!!!:thumb::D:thumb:
     
  7. nibble

    nibble What's a Dremel?

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    Try specialtech.co.uk they sell lots of acryan stuff, good service got a bunch of stuff from them last week.
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    ah, if you just want some molex's, you could go to your local computer store, and ask it they have and dead psu's lying about. or see if they have an old system with a psu in it, and buy it from them for like, £5. that will get you some molex connectors, fan headers(might want a desoldering tool for this), and other random stuff.
     
  9. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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  10. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    [QUOTE='[xXx]
    mnpctech.com ~ sweet stuff they are pros[/QUOTE]

    Thank you xXx! that made my day

    It also tells me all the hard work we do is paying off :thumb:
     
  11. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    Those are great suggestions/stores if you live in the good ol' US of A... but a less practical proposition for Fibre+, given that he's:

    1. A UK resident.

    2. Not wanting to spend a lot on what he needs.


    If he's unhappy paying £x for the bits he needs from UK stores... he's unlikely to be prepared to order stuff in from the USA - incurring S&H charges, plus HM Custom & Excise import taxes... on top of whatever the products cost :idea:
     
  12. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Good point Hazardous ;)

    @ FIBRE, Have you checked out KUSTOM PC?
     
  13. SP1

    SP1 What's a Dremel?

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    Try chilledpc.co.uk They have heatshrink and black braiding of different thickness by the metre.
    Postage is less than on Ebay but goes up with weight.
     
  14. Nuffenburger

    Nuffenburger The Burgerman Can

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