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Automata

Destroyer of Empires and Use
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May 15, 2006
I've not found a single complete/good list, and I'm getting tired of constantly looking up parts multiple times to order. So, I'd like to make a complete list of parts used for modifying computers. If you have one you'd like to add, post it below and I can try to find it. I'll post detailed information in case the link or part number changes. This can be for anything - tools, wire, connectors, pins.

I'll add the ones that I just looked up and add more as I have time. You can help out by sending me links from Mouser/Digi-key/others to ones you want to see listed and I will get them added here. If I have a part listed only for Mouser, but you find it in Digi-key, post the link here so I can add more info! The more the better!

DISCLAIMER: I've done my best to ensure that the information below is valid, but I'm human and can make mistakes. Please verify that you are ordering the right part and ask here if you aren't sure. If you aren't sure of the part, don't order it. I am not responsible if it isn't what you expect.

If you have ordered one of these parts, please let me know so that I can mark it down as confirmed! If you are feeling generous, I would greatly appreciate if you could order one of the parts below and let me know if it is incorrect. Pictures of the part you received (whether correct or not) would help also!

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Fans:

4 pin fan connector (female)
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...=sGAEpiMZZMtsLRyDR9nM1ym23zbAtOmYHqQplao1K4Q=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-47054-1000.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Headers & Wire Housings KK .100" HSG 04P
Product type|Receptacles / Socket - Housing
Pitch|2.54 mm
Contacts|4
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|538-47054-1000
Molex part #|47054-1000
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

3 pin fan connector (female)
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...=sGAEpiMZZMtsLRyDR9nM13kGx0WjOXXXbfkW4Oj70PU=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-22-01-3037.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Headers & Wire Housings HSG 3P W/RAMP/RIBS
Product type|Receptacles / Socket - Housing
Pitch|2.54 mm
Contacts|3
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|538-22-01-3037
Molex part #|22-01-3037
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

Fan pins (female)
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...=sGAEpiMZZMtsLRyDR9nM1150BtFA6rWR/NwnJlC3FGE=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-08-70-0064.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Headers & Wire Housings TERMINAL 5159T
Product type|Contacts
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Wire gauge|28-22
Material|Brass
Plating|Tin
Mouser part #|538-08-70-0064
Molex part #|08-70-0064
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

3-pin fan connector (male)
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/22-27-2031/?qs=jBHU5RPckUoA1WbiCSzURw==
Digikey link: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?KeyWords=22272031
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-22-27-2031.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Headers & Wire Housings 3C STR HEADER W/FRLK
Product type|Headers - Pin Strip
Mounting style|Through Hole
Termination style|Solder
Material|Brass/Nylon
Digikey part #|WM4112-ND
Mouser part #|538-22-27-2031
Molex part #|22-27-2031
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

3-pin fan right angle connector (male)
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/22-05-7038/?qs=MGlPTwjtJ4ZPXCBouX4vVg==
Digikey link: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?KeyWords=22057038
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-22-05-7038.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Headers & Wire Housings 3 CKT R/A F/L HDR
Product type|Headers - Pin Strip
Mounting style|Through Hole
Termination style|Solder
Material|Brass/Nylon
Digikey part #|WM2785-ND
Mouser part #|538-22-05-7038
Molex part #|22-05-7038
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

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SATA:

SATA female connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/67582-0000/?qs=sC9oT6LG9NAMZKzMXkJR3g==
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|I/O Connectors Housing of SATA powe ATA power receptacle
Pitch|1.27 mm
Contacts|15 (5 pins from below)
Mounting style|Wire
Material|Polyester
Mouser part #|538-67582-0000
Molex part #|67582-0000
Status| Unconfirmed

SATA female pins
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/67581-0010/?qs=Y/rI5Y8Al89ALcXywEWDRA==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-67581-0010.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|I/O Connectors Terminal of SATA pow power receptacle GF
Product type|Contacts
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Bronze
Coating|Gold
Mouser part #|538-67581-0010
Molex part #|67581-0010
Note|You need five (5) pins per power connector
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

SATA (data) female connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/67489-8005/?qs=D%2by4jQJzx8IDFnYXSKjMyw==
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|I/O Connectors 7Ckt Vertical Signal w/out latch
Pitch|1.27 mm
Contacts|7
Mounting style|Solder
Mouser part #|538-67489-8005
Molex part #|67489-8005
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

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4 pin "Molex":

4 pin "Molex" male connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...=sGAEpiMZZMsYFFs3UyUR41oD2/lbUOUngUl0atPB/1U=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-14804260.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Power to the Board PIN PANEL 4 CIRCUITS
Product type|Power to the Board
Pitch|5.08 mm (not specified in link)
Contacts|4
Termination style|Wire
Material|Polyamide
Mouser part #|571-14804260
TE part #|1-480426-0
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

4 pin "Molex" male pins
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/60620-1/?qs=pn/zyis3XjHkDeV60Xt%2btg==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-606201.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Power to the Board PIN 20-14 AWG
Product type|Contacts
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Wire gauge|20-14
Material|Brass
Plating|Pre Tin
Mouser part #|571-606201
Molex part #|60620-1
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

4 pin "Molex" female connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1-480424-0/?qs=ko0lFLRalIOE/KdC2RXHBg==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-14804240.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Power to the Board 4 CKT HOUSING
Product type|Power to the Board
Pitch|5.08 mm (not specified in link)
Contacts|4
Termination style|Wire
Material|Polyamide
Mouser part #|571-14804240
TE part #|1-480424-0
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

4 pin "Molex" female pins
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/60619-1/?qs=pn/zyis3XjGFb4jHYYY9Mg==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-606191.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Power to the Board SOCKET 20-14 AWG
Product type|Contacts
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Wire gauge|20-14
Material|Brass
Plating|Pre Tin
Mouser part #|571-606191
Molex part #|60619-1
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

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4/6/8/20/24 ATX:
Includes CPU (4/8) GPU (6/8) power and the main 20/24 connectors

ATX pins (fits all the connectors in this section)
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1586315-1/?qs=%2bRX4mxi9f/%2bTk%2bg46T6N3A==
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Pin & Socket Connectors SOCKET 22-18AWG BRASS-TIN
Product type|Contacts
Pitch|4.2 mm
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Brass
Coating|Gold over nickel
Mouser part #|571-15863151
TE part #|1586315-1
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

4 pin ATX CPU female power connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1586000-4/?qs=PBcRNPEHKsrGcyil%2bf2nlg==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-15860004.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Pin & Socket Connectors FREE HANGING PLUG 4P
Product type|Receptacle Housing
Pitch|4.2 mm
Contacts|4
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|571-15860004
TE part #|1586000-4
Status| Confirmed INCORRECT by Thideras

8 pin ATX CPU female power connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1586000-8/?qs=PBcRNPEHKsrtGfjsxwK6CA==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-15860008.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Pin & Socket Connectors FREE HANGING PLUG 8P
Product type|Receptacle Housing
Pitch|4.2 mm
Contacts|8
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|571-15860008
TE part #|1586000-8
Status| Confirmed INCORRECT by Thideras

20 pin ATX CPU female power connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/2-794954-0/?qs=2zUUjv0WDju0hidackT0wA==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-27949540.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Pin & Socket Connectors FREE HANGING PLUG 20P
Product type|Receptacle Housing
Pitch|4.2 mm
Contacts|20
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|571-27949540
TE part #|2-794954-0
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

24 pin ATX CPU female power connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/2-794954-4/?qs=2zUUjv0WDjsen7HD9v6aIA==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-27949544.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Pin & Socket Connectors FREE HANGING PLUG 24P
Product type|Receptacle Housing
Pitch|4.2 mm
Contacts|24
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|571-27949544
TE part #|2-794954-4
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

I'm having trouble locating the 6/8 pin connectors for graphics cards. They are keyed different than the ones listed above, which makes them not compatible. If you know how to find these, I'd really appreciate knowing how you found them.

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PCI-e:

6 pin PCI-e power connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...4/AQJxNpQSPgL8XblOjBSvWR3hkXLTNMaBcHFYvHGMQ==
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/538-45559-0002.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Headers & Wire Housings 6CKT RECPT HSG
Product type|Sockets - Housings
Material|Nylon
Contacts|6
Mouser part #|538-45559-0002
Molex part #|45559-0002
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

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USB:

USB connector pins
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/FCI/48252-000LF/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsuqxDVcGs5qAID029i6opBprtjvCh5Jlw=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/649-48252-000LF.JPG
Note: Works with 649-65043-032LF (and like) connectors, possibly NOT ones that come with your case.
Option|Value
Manufacturer|FCI
Description|Mezzanine Connectors CTW RECEPTACLE
Product type|Contacts
Pitch|2.54mm
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Copper alloy / Gold
Mouser part #|649-48252-000LF
FCI part #|48252-000LF
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

10 pin USB housing
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/FCI/65043-032LF/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtsLRyDR9nM17T5O64KcyU3tZEFMdye/eY=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/64965043-032LF.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|FCI
Description|Headers & Wire Housings MINI-LATCH PV 10P
Product type|Receptacle Housing
Pitch|2.54mm
Contacts|10
Material|Polyphenylene Ether
Mouser part #|649-65043-032LF
FCI part #|65043-032LF
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

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Floppy:

Berg 4 pin ("floppy") female connector
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...GAEpiMZZMtsLRyDR9nM18mJd%2baLxMG9Uvjlmh6YcWo=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-1718224.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Headers & Wire Housings 4P 2.5MM HOUSING
Product type|Headers & Wire Housing
Pitch|2.5 mm
Contacts|4
Termination style|Solder (seems wrong)
Material|Nylon
Mouser part #|571-1718224
TE part #|171822-4
Note|Official contact (pin) list here
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

Berg 4 pin ("floppy") pins
Mouser link: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...=sGAEpiMZZMvlX3nhDDO4AIP/KIcPiMdq5pQPUPRJr08=
Picture: http://thideras.com/images/projects/modparts/571-170204-1.JPG
Option|Value
Manufacturer|TE Connectivity / AMP
Description|Headers & Wire Housings CONTACT 26-22G FEM
Product type|Contacts
Mounting style|Wire
Termination style|Crimp
Wire gauge|26-20
Material|Brass
Plating|Pre Tin
Mouser part #|571-170204-1 OR 571-1702621
TE part #|170204-1 OR 170262-1
Status| Confirmed by Thideras

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Heatshrink:

3/4 538-19267-0537
3/64 602-221364-4bk
3/8 5174-1381
1/16 5174-11161

All these are confirmed by me

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Wire:
26 awg 566-9976-100-10

Confirmed by me

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Other:


Molex 50212 female pins
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/50212-8100/?qs=VKrXD49J9EoGN45KQxz9Bg==
Option|Value
Manufacturer|Molex
Description|Terminals SOCKET 24-30AWG BULK
Product type|Receptacle Terminals
Termination style|Crimp
Material|Tin
Mouser part #|538-50212-8100
Molex part #|50212-8100
Status| Confirmed by cold.nut
 
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Automata

Automata

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I just added a bunch to the list. I'm not happy with the Molex part numbers, as they seem far too expensive. I remember seeing them for >$0.10/e. I couldn't find the Molex equivalent. If someone could take a look, that would be great. I've spent about 2 hours on this so far.

I'm also missing entries for PCIe ATX connectors. The closest I could get was this.

EDIT: I might hit up Mouser support to help me out with this. I've heard they are really good.
 

cold.nut

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Location
Utah
anyone know a good distributor to get black female SATA connectors? :shrug: i am unaware if the one above has them in black.
 
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Performance PCs is the only one that I know of.
 

cold.nut

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Location
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6 Pin Connectors here

you can update that now. however i have a question. the 6 pin connectors for GPUs have a more oval pin compared to the ATX pins for the 8 pin/ 24 pin. are they different? :shrug:
 
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I know that they carry those, I've ordered a bunch. I'm looking for Mouser part numbers.

Yes, they are keyed differently. You can't plug a CPU 8 pin (which follows the same key pattern as a 24 pin connector) into an 8 pin PCIe power connector. Same with the 6 pin.
 

cold.nut

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where can you get female 6 pin pins then? :shrug: i'm looking for them all over and can't seem to find them.
 
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Automata

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The pins themselves are the same for all ATX connectors. The connectors are keyed differently.
 

cold.nut

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The pins themselves are the same for all ATX connectors. The connectors are keyed differently.

that's what i understood. however, looking at my cables that came with my power supply the PCI-E power pins are different then standard ATX pins. they are more oval than square.
 
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You mean the pins themselves? They should be square. Can you get good pictures?
 

cold.nut

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notice the oval shape. they are quite round compared to the rest of the standar ATX connectors. i don't know why..? :shrug:
 

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Is that the part that plugs into the power supply, or the components? If the latter, square pins will work fine. If the former, can you get pictures of the pins on the unit?
 
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Automata

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Yes. The male pins on the devices are made for square pins.
 
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I don't have an issue with discussion in this thread, especially when others may run into similar issues.