I have a cheapo (unbranded) 300W PSU in my home server at the moment... and I think I need a higher rated one, it's powering...
1 x Mainboard with 2 x PIII CPU's
3 x HDD Drives
2 x DVD Drives
1 x 12" CCFL Tube
3 x 4" CCFL Tubes
1 x Fan Controller
2 x 120 mm Fans
1 x 92 mm Fan
1 x Case Front Temp display
7 x LED's
First question is what rating PSU do you think ? I was thinking maybe a 450W/500W one...
Right, onto the modifying, the main problem I have with the PSU is that i'm running is that i'm using tons of the molex splitters which is a pain in the goat for tidiness. So i'm thinking to buy a cheap PSU (seen a 500W Trust one for £30 with single 120mm fan) and re-wiring the power cables to put the routing and connectors where I want them.
What sort of cable do I need to buy, and also for the ATX power cable isn't one of the wires a different gauge to the rest ?
PS - I did think about getting a better brand PSU - maybe a Tagan or Antec or something, but I really wouldn't be comfortable with re-wiring one i'd paid over £50 for