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Sleeving a X-750 on a budget?

post #1 of 12
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I would like this to be as cheap as possible.

What sleeving would you recommend and how long?

Also would like recommendations for cheap heatshrink and tools I may need.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
The cheapest sleeving that you can use (that still looks good) is paracord. There is a thread about it here somewhere, I'll go find it.

Edit: Here it is http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...-offering.html
Edited by HobieCat - 5/15/11 at 5:56pm
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post #3 of 12
Second for paracord! It is a bit more difficult to work with than other more expensive alternatives but you can't beat the price (~$0.08/ft).

550lb paracord/$7.95 for 100ft with free shipping
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Thanks guys! 100 feet should be enough right?

Also, what about heatshrink? And what tools will I need?
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post #5 of 12
100ft may be barely enough. To be sure measure the longest lead from the PSU and multiply by the number of leads. To be safe get 200ft as you will make mistakes and you will need to redo sections.

For the heat shrink get some 3/16" 3:1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-16-...5fPartsQ5fGear

Expect to use 10% the amount of sleeving for the total amount of heat shrink. (100ft of sleeving:10 feet of heat shrink)

Tools are simple. Something to cut the heat shrink/paracord (scissors/utility knife) and a lighter, heat gun or butane torch to shrink the heat shrink. I also used a drink pitcher to dispense my paracord (makes it much eaiser than pulling it from a pile on the floor).






Edited by Philistine - 5/15/11 at 6:39pm
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Thanks! What will I need to remove the pins? I saw your paper clip method on your thread. Will I need to buy new pins or can I use the existing ones?
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post #7 of 12
Of course I recommend the staple method, but there are tools you can buy too: http://ftwpc.com/cables-and-sleeving...tion-tool.html

You can simply reuse the pins. You just need to bend the tabs back out a little.
Edited by Philistine - 5/16/11 at 11:34am
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You can simply reuse the pins. You just need to bend the tabs back out a little.
Great, thanks so much!
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post #9 of 12
Get the molex tool. IF used properly you won't break it and it saves a ton of time and pain in your fingers.
post #10 of 12
Hello there. We can handle all your needs over on our site. We have 8 different colors of paracord in stock as well as the Mini Fit Jr. pin extraction tool. When used properly, you will not need to bend back the tabs on the pins. It compresses them just enough to get them out of the receptacle.

If you don't feel like doing it yourself, we also offer sleeving as a service.

Here is an extension I made last night to demonstrate the colors of paracord that arre in stock.




Edited by SmasherBasher - 5/16/11 at 10:53am
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