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I looked around the house the other day while I was sleeving my PSU and found this lying around.It is a straw from the Caprisun.And it fits perfectly over the pins.Then I just slip my paracord over it and shimmy it down lol.Good luck.



not a bad idea at all. I don't have to deal with left over sticky crap (glue lol) from tape!
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It's so funny to me to see 550 cord on here! I was a parachute rigger in the army and I could have had spools of this stuff if I had wanted it. We did use it a lot for just about anything. Nice to see there is yet another use for it!
We also used to sleeve out dog tag chains with it as well, maybe thats where sleeving with 550 cord got started?
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not a bad idea at all. I don't have to deal with left over sticky crap (glue lol) from tape!
Yeah I am sleeving my PSU with this.Seems to be working very well for me.Glad i could help.have fun lol
    
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i plan on it. it will take a while to do especially since i don't have the psu... or the sleeving yet haha. PSU got shipped today thought. I have samples for the sleeves on the way because i want to see them in person before ordering a lot of it for my psu and possibly another one
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i will give you tip for getting the pins though. If you have an old Palm metal stylus , take the black top off and you will be able to fit the pin in the top of the stylus and it will slide quite easily through the paracord. Just a little thing i decided to try because i was getting alot of snags on mine.
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i will give you tip for getting the pins though. If you have an old Palm metal stylus , take the black top off and you will be able to fit the pin in the top of the stylus and it will slide quite easily through the paracord. Just a little thing i decided to try because i was getting alot of snags on mine.
I don't have one that would be easier as the straw would bend. which i don't have either. Thanks for all the tips guys. i want this to come out as good as i am picturing it. I will update here with pics when i get it done. and probably a new thread.
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got my sample today. I am very impressed ad cannot wait to get my red and black paracord! how much do i need for 2 full PSU's? (I don't have one yet or i would just measure and up it by 10 feet.
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got my sample today. I am very impressed ad cannot wait to get my red and black paracord! how much do i need for 2 full PSU's? (I don't have one yet or i would just measure and up it by 10 feet.
I honestly couldn't give you a solid answer, but you can just do what I did. I plan on sleeving my whole PSU in 550 paracord. Think about it, you will be using a few feet for every wire, 4x wires for every molex connector, 8 wires for just CPU, 24 for the motherboard power, etc! That's a minimum of 50' right there for the motherboard if its 2 feet from the PSU. It starts to add up fast!

It's some pretty cheap stuff so I just went ahead and bought 100' of each color in case I want to use it on anything else besides just the PSU. My purchase cost me about $8 for a 100' roll of black, $8 for 100' of white, and $5 for 50' of a little bright purple flare!

I got 250' of paracord for just under $24 total, so I would just buy in bulk. BTW, I grabbed mine off of eBay. I also ordered a 160 pc black heat shrink kit with 4" long peices for $14 shipped.
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I ordered 100' of black and 100' of red, have done the majority of one PSU and can tell you that I have MORE than enough. I don't think I'll use half of either. Try 200' total. To be safe, see if you can get 150' of each (Amazon sells 100' and 50' sections).

Also: I got my heatshrink tubing from eBay. I ordered the cheapest heatshrink I could find in the right OD. Do NOT do that. The 2:1 stuff simply doesn't shrink enough. My sleeving has been seriously hurt by the lack of shrink. Get 3:1. I promise you, it's worth it!
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i was planning 100 of each. if i have more awesome if not i will know and order more before i need it. Thanks for the help guys.
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