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Andrew Storlie

motherboard designers.... why?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

kinda of just a rant here cause i doubt anything with change but none the less...

 

24pin and other bulky connections, why AREN'T they angled at 90*... some finally started with right angle usb 3.0 headers, we've had right angle sata ports forever, how is it that MB designers just cant see or realize how much better and looking a right angle 24pin header would be. it would be SOOO easy to implement and yet not a single MB manufacture does it. think about how much stress is put on the MB when trying to bend a psu 24pin thru a grommet and 180* down to get in the plug? having a right angle plug would solve that and in most cases make the 24 pin nearly out of site.

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I think the main reason would be that if it wasn't covered in plastic, it would expose the connections, leaving power shortages at a higher risk. And potentially manufacturing costs. Having it at a 90* angle would be so much better, I agree.  But people like FrozenCPU also make right angle connectors like these: http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g51/c379/s1014/list/p1/Connectors-24_Pin_Connectors-24-Pin_90_Male-Page1.html

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Tea1337 said:

I think the main reason would be that if it wasn't covered in plastic, it would expose the connections, leaving power shortages at a higher risk. And potentially manufacturing costs. Having it at a 90* angle would be so much better, I agree.  But people like FrozenCPU also make right angle connectors like these: http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g51/c379/s1014/list/p1/Connectors-24_Pin_Connectors-24-Pin_90_Male-Page1.html

yes having those pins exposed would be bad and alot of people would fry MBs but if they simply made a right angled plastic 24pin port, it would be easy, i actually might think about 3d printing one out and then desoldering a 24pin and adding my own, of course to a cheap POS mb and not something $$$

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14 minutes ago, Andrew Storlie said:

-SNIP-

It's been done by EVGA, main problem is the location of grommets and the 24 pin don't always line up so you can't route it back behind the motherboard cleanly. 

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Have you seen the thickness of the 24-pin connectors versus SATA? They much to stiff to bend if the case isn't built for it.


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I think probably the easiest solution would be for power supply developers to offer 90 degree angled connectors for their power supplies. 

Especially modular power supplies. I'd be 100% down for paying a few bucks extra to opt for a package of additional 90 degree connectors.

And that would avoid extra hassle of wiring on the motherboards.


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I've had motherboards that do that actually, it can be a pain more than a blessing 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Atmos said:

I think probably the easiest solution would be for power supply developers to offer 90 degree angled connectors for their power supplies. 

Especially modular power supplies. I'd be 100% down for paying a few bucks extra to opt for a package of additional 90 degree connectors.

And that would avoid extra hassle of wiring on the motherboards.

actually that is amazing idea, much better then the MB doing it. have the PSU simply include a right angle 24pin able or a 24pin right angle adapter

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Just now, Andrew Storlie said:

actually that is amazing idea, much better then the MB doing it. have the PSU simply include a right angle 24pin able or a 24pin right angle adapter

 

The only issue being that there are a lot of times when the 24 pin or other various connectors that don't have any kind of ability to accommodate a 90 degree connection, so it would have to be optional. If it were optional, it would be freaking awesome, even if its just like a 6-8" extension with one 90 degree connector.


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