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Digital_Trans
06-05-07, 08:11 PM
I just got my SILVERSTONE ST1000 PSU today! :D Is it possible to use another molex connector from another PSU on the SilverStone ST1000 since the molex cables are all detachable? I looked at the end of the molex cable connector patterns on the SilverStone ST1000 and they are different then the ones on my current power supply the Sintek 600 Watt PSU. Never the less, they do connect to the Silverstone power supply. I havn't turned anything on or even put back my motherboard and cpu into the case to rebuild my system so that's why I'm asking all these pre-tech questions. Please advise? Oh, I have another important question? I noticed the SilverStone ST1000 didn't come with a 4-pin power supply molex connector like other power supplies do. I'm talking about the one that's side by side with the 24-pin molex connector that connects to the motherboard. Maybe it's a 6-pin detachable cable or a 4-pin detachable cable instead because normally there right next to the large 24-pin molex cable connector. I'm not sure can someone also explain that one to because I don't want any future problems to happen down the road later. Thank you! :D

Xion X2
06-05-07, 10:57 PM
Is it possible to use another molex connector from another PSU on the SilverStone ST1000 since the molex cables are all detachable?

Sure you can swap molexes, but I have no idea why you'd want to do this. It's risky. You have to not only make sure that you don't bend the inner pins that holds the wiring in place and break one of them, but you have to make sure you're routing the red/black/yellow wiring exactly the same as it was and that it's seated firmly into place like it was to begin with and won't come loose. Otherwise, a short could probably occur and damage your components.

Why not just leave it alone? There's some risk involved in what you're proposing to do.

Digital_Trans
06-06-07, 12:11 AM
Okay, great...I'll leave it alone completely and use the SilverStone ST1000 PSU molex cable connectors...thank you. But what about the 4-pin molex that runs to the motherboard from the PSU? Please review the attached picture as I high lighted the area on the motherboard with a red circle. The motherboard uses a 4-pin molex to help power it up. In the picture you will see that it has 6-holes but in many cases a 4-pin molex is all that's needed. What do you think because I was reading newegg.com reviews on the ST1000 and there was alot of comments on this exact power supply not including the 4-pin connector to the motherboard. Here's the url review link: www.newegg.com/Product/Productreview.aspx?item=N82E16817256020

Xion X2
06-06-07, 03:44 AM
Dude, it's an 8-pin connector on the motherboard. Just remove that black piece of plastic that's covering the other 4 pins and run an 8-pin 12V molex to it (not the PCI-E) and you'll be fine.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7861/1313107411tb3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Digital_Trans
06-06-07, 09:20 AM
Dude, it's an 8-pin connector on the motherboard. Just remove that black piece of plastic that's covering the other 4 pins and run an 8-pin 12V molex to it (not the PCI-E) and you'll be fine.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7861/1313107411tb3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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