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I suppose most of you are getting bored of this now. Noobs posting about not having a clue (I'm included in that category).
Ok, So the case.. Antec 1200 (Old rev with USB 2.0s in front panel)
PSU: Antec CP850W

My corsair H100 is due anytime soon, and I figured that I'll do a case tidy up and get rid of those nagging and untidy wires at the same time.
I'd like to sleeve ALL the cables into white sleeving, including PSU. But, I don't even know where to start, I like the look of a dense weave and I am considering changing the Weave / Net like weave on the PSU cables (see img
1). I'm prepared to put the time and effort (and some money) in to sleave cables individually too.

So, first things first.
What and how can I acquire these PIN removal tools needed for dissassembling the connectors.
The best value for money place where I can buy sleeving/braid in the UK (and possibly heatshrink, but I'm sure i have reels of the stuff laying around in the shed).
Cable tidying; Best way to hold cables in place at the back off the case? White tiewraps (drilled holes or adhesive tab things ive seen)

Ok, tooling aside (I think) below are my proposed changes.
Replacing SATA cables with BitFenix Alchemy White SATAs.
Replacing the 120mm Fans with BitFenix Hydras (not sure on blue/white)
Replacing the 200mm with a Bit Fenix Hydra (not sure on blue/white)
Installing / fitting the BitFenix Hydra fan LED controller (so My room isnt TOO lit up of an evening )
Sleeving all cables white (indivually) (white/black heatshrink?)
Routing all the cabling to the back (behind of mobo) panel.

Also, I'm interested on how the fan controllers work on the 1200 case (back and front twist knobs), are they resistor based (i.e. swap out a fan, connect the new BitFenix and use the controls as normal) or is there more to them than meets the eye.

Oh and one other thing.. How do I remove Sata / Sata Power connectors.. They look pretty solid to me xD

img1:

Very light weave / netting type on the cabling.. I don't like it anymore :3
Edited by ShadowEW - 8/4/11 at 4:45am
 
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post #2 of 5
Hi there. We have everything you need for that PSU.

Pin extractor

Sleeving

Heat shrink

If there's anything else you need, please let us know and we'll be happy to help!
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Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
Hi there. We have everything you need for that PSU.

Pin extractor

Sleeving

Heat shrink

If there's anything else you need, please let us know and we'll be happy to help!
Thanks, just ordered a sample. I might hold off the H100 installation, dependant on how I think this sleaving might work ^_~
 
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Mushkin Chronos Enhanced SSD [240GB] 9TB Storage Pioneer DVR-219L Corsair H100 [39C Idle/52C Load] 
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Windows 8 x64 BenQ VW2420H Razer Blackwidow Antec CP850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Twelve Hundred Sharkoon Fireglider Roccat Taito / Steelseries QcK C-Media CMI8738-MX - Videologic ZXR-500 
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KeyboardCaseMouseAudio
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RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
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PowerCaseAudioOther
XFX 850W Pro Series NZXT Phantom 630 White Creative Soundblaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professi... Bitfenix Spectre Pro (200mm | Red) x4 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Alchemy 6Pin PCIe Extension (Orange/Bl... Bitfenix Alchemy Braided SATA Cable (Red/Black) x6 Bitfenix Spectre Pro (140mm | Red) x1 Bitfenix Spectre Pro (140mm | Orange) x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Spectre Pro (120mm | Orange) x1 Bitfenix Hydra (Spectre Pro LED Controller) x1 Bitfenix Alchemy 24Pin ATX Extension (Orange/Bl... Bitfenix Alchemy 8Pin EPS12V Extension (Orange/... 
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Windows 8 x64 BenQ VW2420H Razer Blackwidow Antec CP850 
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Antec Twelve Hundred Sharkoon Fireglider Roccat Taito / Steelseries QcK C-Media CMI8738-MX - Videologic ZXR-500 
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In terms of the SATA power connectors; different PSU manufacturers use different housings. A lot of them are permanently installed using a molded housing that is glued around the pins. However, there are some that punch onto the wires and when removed leave a tiny slice in the insulation, these can be removed for a cleaner sleeving job; on the other hand, some vendors use crimp pins that are held in to the connector by a plastic tab in the housing (same method used on most 0.100" headers on the MB).

Luckily my PSU used the 3rd method so sleeving was fairly simple.
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In terms of the SATA power connectors; different PSU manufacturers use different housings. A lot of them are permanently installed using a molded housing that is glued around the pins. However, there are some that punch onto the wires and when removed leave a tiny slice in the insulation, these can be removed for a cleaner sleeving job; on the other hand, some vendors use crimp pins that are held in to the connector by a plastic tab in the housing (same method used on most 0.100" headers on the MB).

Luckily my PSU used the 3rd method so sleeving was fairly simple.
I'll let you know how mine is soon, Just ordered a sample from FTW PC, just to try and get to grips with what I'm going to be doing, and how its going to be done.
 
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Phenom II 1090T [4.46GHz @ 1.472v] Gigabyte GA 790FXTA-UD5 [35C Ambient] Sapphire HD 6950 [Unlocked 1030/1500] Kingston HyperX [4x4GB / 1785MHz] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos Enhanced SSD [240GB] 9TB Storage Pioneer DVR-219L Corsair H100 [39C Idle/52C Load] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 x64 BenQ VW2420H Razer Blackwidow Antec CP850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Twelve Hundred Sharkoon Fireglider Roccat Taito / Steelseries QcK C-Media CMI8738-MX - Videologic ZXR-500 
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Samsung 830 Series 64 GB Super Multi Dual Layer Windows 7 Home Premium 15.6” HD LED Display 
KeyboardCaseMouseAudio
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
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RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston 4x4GB Beast Series 2400MHz Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB Corsair H100i Fedora 
PowerCaseAudioOther
XFX 850W Pro Series NZXT Phantom 630 White Creative Soundblaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professi... Bitfenix Spectre Pro (200mm | Red) x4 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Alchemy 6Pin PCIe Extension (Orange/Bl... Bitfenix Alchemy Braided SATA Cable (Red/Black) x6 Bitfenix Spectre Pro (140mm | Red) x1 Bitfenix Spectre Pro (140mm | Orange) x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Spectre Pro (120mm | Orange) x1 Bitfenix Hydra (Spectre Pro LED Controller) x1 Bitfenix Alchemy 24Pin ATX Extension (Orange/Bl... Bitfenix Alchemy 8Pin EPS12V Extension (Orange/... 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos Enhanced SSD [240GB] 9TB Storage Pioneer DVR-219L Corsair H100 [39C Idle/52C Load] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 x64 BenQ VW2420H Razer Blackwidow Antec CP850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Twelve Hundred Sharkoon Fireglider Roccat Taito / Steelseries QcK C-Media CMI8738-MX - Videologic ZXR-500 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech G930 Shure SRH240A Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 HD 
Other
Blue Microphones Snowflake USB Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4400M Samsung NP355V5C-A05UK AMD Radeon HD 7520G Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 830 Series 64 GB Super Multi Dual Layer Windows 7 Home Premium 15.6” HD LED Display 
KeyboardCaseMouseAudio
Built in Samsung 355V5C Touchpad 3W Stereo Speaker (1.5W x2) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-3930k C2 Gigabyte Ga-x79-up4 XFX HD7970 3GB DD OC XFX HD7970 3GB DD OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston 4x4GB Beast Series 2400MHz Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB Corsair H100i Fedora 
PowerCaseAudioOther
XFX 850W Pro Series NZXT Phantom 630 White Creative Soundblaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professi... Bitfenix Spectre Pro (200mm | Red) x4 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Alchemy 6Pin PCIe Extension (Orange/Bl... Bitfenix Alchemy Braided SATA Cable (Red/Black) x6 Bitfenix Spectre Pro (140mm | Red) x1 Bitfenix Spectre Pro (140mm | Orange) x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Spectre Pro (120mm | Orange) x1 Bitfenix Hydra (Spectre Pro LED Controller) x1 Bitfenix Alchemy 24Pin ATX Extension (Orange/Bl... Bitfenix Alchemy 8Pin EPS12V Extension (Orange/... 
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