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only thing i am afraid of now that i didn't realize before. I have a none modular PSU i am sleeving... HOW do i sleeve the Molex cables that have 3 molex connectors on them?!?! like these CORSAIR-9.jpg
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Originally Posted by Triscuit;14610669 
only thing i am afraid of now that i didn't realize before. I have a none modular PSU i am sleeving... HOW do i sleeve the Molex cables that have 3 molex connectors on them?!?! like these CORSAIR-9.jpg

Hmm, this is a very good question. I am sitting here, staring at my old 300W PSU and its molex connectors. The 550 sleeving seems like it would give you issues if you tired to slip it over the wire, down to the pin, and back up the other wire. Let me take one of mine apart I have partially sleeved and see if I can figure something out for ya.
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Originally Posted by victorzamora;14563582 
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!

I can't emphasis this enough either, I too bought my heat shrink kit on eBay, when it arrived I saw it was 2:1 and used if on a few test pieces. The sleeving still slid up the wire with the lightest pull and using the correct OD heat shrink.

Get 3:1!
post #23 of 30
You will have to cut the wire, and resolder or re pin the connector. Another option is to look at some of the modular PSU's you might find one that you like. Or, order a PSU presleeved. I think thats most of your options.
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If i would have realized that i would have gotten the moduler psu i want for my new build.... I JUST got a psu for this rig and was using it as a test sleeve before i get the new one...

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Originally Posted by sledgehammer1990;14613263 
Hmm, this is a very good question. I am sitting here, staring at my old 300W PSU and its molex connectors. The 550 sleeving seems like it would give you issues if you tired to slip it over the wire, down to the pin, and back up the other wire. Let me take one of mine apart I have partially sleeved and see if I can figure something out for ya.
that would be awesome. I dont have the cord yet my order is on hold for them to get my red in :'(. So i cant test anything yet. The splice or re pin may be my only option. And for the shrink. I have an order in at fyw for by the foot. I use it for rc cars as well so i know your feeling on bad heatshrink!!!!!

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I found what i am gonna do. If all goes well i will make a tutorial for it and post it here. I dont want to try and explain it right now but i am goingro cut the wire off and the only isssues will be the molex.... 8 Wires to cut the solder isnt to bad

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i have not yet attempted the molex connectors yet. I am almost done with everything but the sata and molex. (i just have to sleeve the 24 pin but i have to wait until I can get a new housing and some pins for it due to damage from learning the tools frown.gif) Any ideas on the molex would be awesome because mine was just to cut and solder them and i don't really want to do that if i don't have to. now i need to order a 24 pin housing and some pins frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Triscuit;14874486 
i have not yet attempted the molex connectors yet. I am almost done with everything but the sata and molex. (i just have to sleeve the 24 pin but i have to wait until I can get a new housing and some pins for it due to damage from learning the tools frown.gif) Any ideas on the molex would be awesome because mine was just to cut and solder them and i don't really want to do that if i don't have to. now i need to order a 24 pin housing and some pins frown.gif

Just buy new pins, cut the old ones off, slide the sleeving on, then crimp the new pins on.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Triscuit;14874486 
i have not yet attempted the molex connectors yet. I am almost done with everything but the sata and molex. (i just have to sleeve the 24 pin but i have to wait until I can get a new housing and some pins for it due to damage from learning the tools frown.gif) Any ideas on the molex would be awesome because mine was just to cut and solder them and i don't really want to do that if i don't have to. now i need to order a 24 pin housing and some pins frown.gif

You should not have to cut and resolder anything. You can use a small ammount of tape to cover the barbs/sharpedges of the pin and the paracord will slide over it.

Please feel free to check out my guides as they roll out, and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
post #30 of 30
with my paracord i ended up wraping the pins with eletric tape so it doesnt snag. it makes it a bit tighter but if you do the inchworm method it works fine.
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