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    cut the molex connector off

    Splice the wires, except for the ground, tape it up.

    Match colors.

    tape up

    turn on


    If the colors don't match, read the packaging and find out what is your pos wire.


    Read your powersupply to find out what color is ground, usually black, I have seen some weird color combos though, so read the side of the powersupply. All the info is there.


    Casper

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    Sorry I don't know anything about electrical wiring, like Molex and splicing, If you have a simpler way to explain it, I would much appreciate it!! Also, the heatsinks did not come with a package, so I don't know what to do for that, or do you mean the power supply? Sorry I sound so dumb, I just have zero knowlage about these kinds of things... Casper, your help has been key to my success, I don't know what I would have done without your help! (Probably short the whole neghborhood's circutry) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] Anyways, once I get this set up, and after about 10 years or so, I may have a villosa big enough to take a cutting... So get back to me then for a thank-you gift... J/K, but thanks a million for your help, I wish I had something to give to you for all of your help, but I suppose that this will do...:

    THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] THANK YOU CASPER!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Lol, I appreciate the thanks, but I enjoy teaching, so bear with me grasshopper.

    Molex is that plastic thingy that plugs into your competer perephrials.
    Open your computer case, find your cd-rom and look at the power wires plugged into the back of it. That plastic thingy with the wires in it is a molex conector.

    To hook a psu up to a pelt you need to cut that plastic thingy off (just cut the wires behind it) Figure out which wire coming from the psu is the ground (look on the side of the psu {psu=powersupply}) Now, you will be left with 3 wires. Next you need to figure out which wire is your 5V rail (once again, look on the side of your PSU)

    Once you have these two wires, electrical tape them and forget them.

    Now, find your 12V rail (follow above steps) and splice it to the POS of your pelt. Splice the remaining wire from your psu to the one left from the pelt. Tape em up and fire your powersupply up.

    on a side note, if your heatsink is the clip type, there is a product artic silver makes that is an epoxy (a glue, and also creates good thermal transfer)


    Hope that explains it all, any more questions just shoot.


    Casper

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    Ok, thanks again, but I am really lost, because I know zero about these things and I think I described wrong... The pelt is just two raw wires, and the heatsinks are the ones with the three wires and the little dealy ma watsit at the end... Also, does PSU mean the powersupply or something else? Sorry I am so clueless, but I really appreciate your help, and I will learn! (eventually) Thanks again!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]

    P.S. I honestly don't know what splicing is, is that my way of hooking up wires? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    Splicing simply means putting two or more wires together.

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    Ok, I don't mind helping out but..... please read my post.


    " Also, does PSU mean the powersupply or something else?"

    From my previous post.
    {psu=powersupply}

    So yes, PSU does mean powersupply.

    As far as the heatsink, its still the same thing I described. If it has a molex conector, and your powersupply does to just plug it in. If it DOES NOT have a connector, see my last post. The heatsink/fan should not be a problem for you to hook up, if it is, maybe you should back up and do some research. Not to sound harsh, but it is a simple function. Where as, running a pelt is getting a little deaper.

    Splicing is stripping a wire bare of its platic coating (down to bare copper, wires are usually made of copper) and twisting them together. You should protect the twisted wires with electrical tape and wire nuts.


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    With all the electrical questions, some by somebody that does not know what splicing means. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . I think that we need a little electrical saftey rules. Since I am qualified to give the rules, here goes.

    (these rules are for the US. 120/240v 60hrtz system. If you live in another part of the world, these rules may not apply to you.)

    1. If you don't know anything about electricity, then don't do anything, ask somebody who knows for help.

    2. Never work on anything that is energized. Always unplug anything you are going to touch.

    3. Anything over 60V can kill you.

    4. 1/4 of an amp can kill you. Your wall plug has 15 or 20 amps.

    5. The voltage in your telephone is dangerous.

    6. Almost everything has the voltage and the amps posted on it somewhere. First look at the voltage. If it is anything other than 120V DO NOT plug it into your wall. Look for the amps, Make sure you size the wire by the number of amps.

    7. If you don't understand any of these rules, reread rule number one.

    8. If you don't know what splicing means, reread rule number one!!!!!! (just joking lithopsman). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Remember all these rules, it's your life at risk.

    I'll be glad to answer any electrical question, so please don't fry yourself.

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    Sorry casper, I missed that part, I think I must have just over-looked it... Ok, unfortunately, as simple as this is, I really don't get it... I'll try to work even harder, it would help if you could describe a PSU for me so I could visualize, if it's not too much trouble... Also, can you just plug aPSU into the wall, or would I need to keep one of the little AC raw wire thingies? Thanks again for helping me (the absolute novice) through all of this!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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