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First and foremost, can you recommend me some red or white (or even red and white braided, perhaps?) sleeving for a decent price?

Second, which may sound dumb...but do you all have a system for remembering where all the wires go inside the connectors when you sleeve? lol
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First and foremost, can you recommend me some red or white (or even red and white braided, perhaps?) sleeving for a decent price?

Second, which may sound dumb...but do you all have a system for remembering where all the wires go inside the connectors when you sleeve? lol
I've used NZXT Premium Sleeved cables. Can get them from FrozenCPU.com. They also have kits for doing yourself.
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if you have never done wiring, it can be a bit daunting... but the easy method would be put a small piece of masking tap on the pin when you pull it out and label them.

all molex connectors have an indicator at pin 1, whether it is an arrow, dot, 1 indicator, or whatever. i have built numerous aircraft test cables and there is no "pro" way to do it, for a small enough number of pins, i will sometimes just dot the wire with a sharpie for how many dots represents the pin placement.

as far as sleeving goes, i have heard great things about MDPC, but they are pricey and overseas

http://en.mdpc-x.com/mdpc-sleeve.htm

something more local and economical... and looks decent from reviews and package contents:

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g2/c...Kit-Page1.html
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This is where I got mine from. Look for the "clean cut" stuff cuz it's very nice. I used it and it came out great for very cheap:
http://motors.shop.ebay.com/furrylet...4.l1581&_pgn=2
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I'd say go for paracord and just make yourself some extensions... like this:



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Second, which may sound dumb...but do you all have a system for remembering where all the wires go inside the connectors when you sleeve? lol
All the wires are color coded based on purpose (e.g black = Gnd, yellow = +12V, green = PS_ON, etc); and if a connector has multiple lines of the same color wire, those are all on the same rail in the PSU. So essentially just get the pinout for the connector (readily available online and in the ATX specification) and follow the color code for proper wire arrangement, though I'd do 1 connector at a time so that you don't inadvertently get wires form different rails that were from different connectors.
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Anybody know where a person could BUY extensions? I'm relatively new at this.
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Anybody know where a person could BUY extensions? I'm relatively new at this.
Frozencpu.com and amazon.com

+ 1 for paracord though rockin it in my rig.
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We have a wide variety of paracord colors in stock if you're in a DIY mood. If not, we offer it as a service as well.
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Well...I suppose if one were to sleeve their own, they COULD just do one wire at a time, right? My biggest concern is putting the wires back in their connectors, as silly as it sounds.
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