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First time paracord sleeving user..

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So, I found some 450 paracord at local Army surplus shop for a fraction of the cost of MDPC-X sleeving among other brands and decided to give sleeving with it a try. I've used MCPC-X, and other sleeving brands before. I've always felt that MDPC-X sleeving it the best of the best but, after using paracord with this project I think I've found my new favorite.. It takes a little bit more prep but, I believe the end results are well worth it. Many people told me they think it snags to easly and this maybe true if your sleeving cables with the pins still attached.. I always remove my pins and replace them with new after sleeving so, this wasn't an issue for me. Now I just have to wait for my correct heat shrink size to come (thanks FrozenCPU) in to finish the project.. once I've completed the project I'll add more pictures but, for now here you go.

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I just used a bit of electrical tape over the pins temporarily while I put them through the paracord sleeves.

Also, I found it convenient to leave one of the strings in the paracord and tape it in with the pin, which then allowed for a quick attachment to the string and an easy way to pull the wire through the paracord without much more prep or work.

Looks good!
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i used paracord and its awesome =) i only did the 24pin cpu power and gpu power wire. Ill post a pic later of mine. At school atm =P, it was a lot of work for me since it was my first time. Colors i used was Burgundy and black to match my MB
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One pin not clicked into place in this picture and of course I didn't notice til I was adding them here.. Oh well you get the idea..



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Not bad! Heat shrink could be a bit more even, but that will come with practice. For me that's the hardest part of sleeving.
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Not bad! Heat shrink could be a bit more even, but that will come with practice. For me that's the hardest part of sleeving.
Yep, the heat shrink could be better that's for sure... I'm going to make a few more sets just to practice hopefully I get better at it..
post #7 of 8
Yea pulling pins would be easier, i just use a small piece of 1/16" heat shrink to cover the pin and slide the cord over. Works really nice and you can reuse the shrink each time. Heres a dual floppy i made for my mobo PCI-E power

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Yea pulling pins would be easier, i just use a small piece of 1/16" heat shrink to cover the pin and slide the cord over. Works really nice and you can reuse the shrink each time. Heres a dual floppy i made for my mobo PCI-E power

Great idea with the heat shrink! Gunna have to try that.. I bought a bunch of paracord, wire, connectors, and heat shrink to practice..
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