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I have a SeaSonic M12II 750 [Bronze] and I'd like to hear your thoughts. This is how the two 6-pins on my cable looks like when connected to my 7950. Not too pretty, right? Any ideas how I can sleeve them and make it look aesthetically pleasing?



It's a single 8-pin cable that branches out to another 8-pin cable so I was thinking of extending the point where they meet so it doesn't look too bunched up. What do you guys think about this:

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I know it's cheating but buy some 12 inch extensions and connect your PSU PCI-E cables to them. You can still sleeve everything and hide those extra connectors in the back of course it'll look far more seamless that way. What are you planning on sleeving the cables with? I use paracord, heatshrinkless method which is a pain but looks very nice when finished.

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Thanks for the quick reply, DUpgrade. I'll be using some FTW sleeve without the heatshrink since that's what I have ATM. When you said "get 12-inch extensions", did you mean do the same thing I pictured in the before-after diagram but enough so the point where the two parts meet will be located at the back? That did cross my mind but never really got to think it over. That's going to be 18 AWG copper wire, right?
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Well you can make your own custom cables I suppose. How were you planning to make that Y cable concept? What I'm saying is leave the strange U piggyback thing in tact and jjust extend off of those otherwise you're going to be cramming a lot of wires together. I suppose you could just solder them together to split them out as long as you don't confuse the ground and sense wires as that's all those extra 2 on the 6+2 are anyways.

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Yeah, I'm gonna try and make the "U" a "V" and make the solder points to make it a bit sturdy. Would heatshrinks do the job of making the intersection look pretty? 'cuz that was what I was planning to do. It'll then look like a fork or something. Here's another image because I don't think the way I describe it with words is clear enough [even for my own standards].

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Check out Lutro0s Double Wire Guide. It describes what you're planning to do in detail.
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