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Soldering your PSU wires to the mobo?

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Turd Furguson

Jun 1, 2003
Ashland, KY
I am curious to know if this is at all possible.

What I am thinking about doing is soldering the main ATX power to the rear of the motherboard. Then run the wires into a femal connector to still allow the PSU to be removed from the motherboard. This sure would clean up wiring jobs on most PCs but seems like it would be difficult and not really worth it unless you were into hardcore modding.


Mar 3, 2003
New Jersey
it certainly is possible, just not very practical. you'd have to insure those wires don't short out on the case, and also depending on the placement of the atx connector, run very long wires. you could technically also remove the atx connector on the mb itself, and attach the wires to that.

an interesting idea, nonetheless :)


Senior Member
Dec 20, 2000
Albany, NY
Its possible, but you'd have to do some chopping on the mobo tray, and be VERY careful.
Might not be worth it even to a hardcore modder.


Dec 5, 2003
Mile High
Seems to me that I have seen this done somewhere ( Bit-Tech?) before.
The thinking was to eliminate the resistance/ current loss of the connector itself.
What you propose would not achieve that ( and I'm not sure it was successful) as you plan on adding another connector anyway.

Seems like a lot of work, not to mention risk, just for aesthetics, but have it if you must.