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Just picked up a 50ft spool of SecureLine braided poly rope at my local Walmart for $6.27. It's black with a little electric blue woven in, perfect for my Gigabyte color scheme! They had lots of other colors, and an end cap FULL of different paracord-style rope in 100ft lengths but I couldn't find a color I wanted there.

Tested it on a throwaway fan because I couldn't wait..

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heh, i'll have to go and check that out, i'm going to guess near the camping/outdoors section
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I found it next to the towing and truck accessories.

Here's a fan cable I did today, first try. Man, this stuff snags a lot, even with tape over the pins.

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That looks really awesome, sadly I'm a UK bumpkin and the closest thing to a Walmart we have is Asda which is owned by Walmart. I'll still check next time I'm there though just incase I happen to come across anything remotely like this because it looks awesome! If I can't find any at our "Walmart" then I'll find an alternative, I'll get a picture up in this thread if I do come across some and give it a go =P

Great idea.

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Thanks, this is what I found at the store but in black w/ blue tracers. The packaging says SecureLine by Lehigh, maybe they sell it in the UK too. Also I have no issue shipping if I can help you get exactly what you want. My dad also travels there a few times per year.
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Thanks, this is what I found at the store but in black w/ blue tracers. The packaging says SecureLine by Lehigh, maybe they sell it in the UK too. Also I have no issue shipping if I can help you get exactly what you want. My dad also travels there a few times per year.

Thanks, I'll let you know if I can't find any n maybe sort something out wink.gif

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Awesome idea biggrin.gif. Not quite paracord though. I used Paracord all day at work and its about 3mm thick at most. I call that pick cord. Basic rope I use to hoist cables, or pipes, onto cell phone towers. I have a spool of 1000ft of neon green paracord I use at work for all kinds of things. I never really tried to take the core out. Is it pretty easy?
    
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This stuff is 5/16", or 8mm, with the core. It's a PITA to cut with shop scissors or a razor knife. Pulling out the core takes some 'snaking' - it's like a Chinese finger trap - if you just pull straight it makes the sheathing tighter! I heat shrinked the fan side nice and tight and then pulled the sleeve as thin as I could get it and used a binder clip to pinch the sleeve to the wire so nothing would move while I wiggled the other heat shrink end on. So that fan sleeve in the pic above is about 5mm now.
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist;15297362 
Awesome idea biggrin.gif. Not quite paracord though. I used Paracord all day at work and its about 3mm thick at most. I call that pick cord. Basic rope I use to hoist cables, or pipes, onto cell phone towers. I have a spool of 1000ft of neon green paracord I use at work for all kinds of things. I never really tried to take the core out. Is it pretty easy?

It's really easy. Just when you cut it to length, grab the white core lines and pull them out. smile.gif
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Did the visible case fans today before running out of energy. Have new fans and a Antec Kuhler on the way so all this is temporary anyway. But I got a lot better at it by the second try.

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