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No you dont, if you take it one pin at a time. There is no need to empty the connector of all pins and try to get them back in the right place. Even the pros make mistakes once in a while and i thought i ruined a $150 mobo cause i had two pins swapped as i was doing two pins at a time, luckily it wasnt ruined.
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I wouldn't sleeve your PSU. It will restrict or completely block airflow causing it to overheat and possible damage many components of your PC.

If you want to sleeve your cables though, I highly recommend it. Cable routing is easier, it looks better, and I've always appreciated the sense of accomplishment.
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Originally Posted by Joephis19 View Post
I wouldn't sleeve your PSU. It will restrict or completely block airflow causing it to overheat and possible damage many components of your PC.

If you want to sleeve your cables though, I highly recommend it. Cable routing is easier, it looks better, and I've always appreciated the sense of accomplishment.
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I wouldn't sleeve your PSU. It will restrict or completely block airflow causing it to overheat and possible damage many components of your PC.
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post #15 of 19
Sleeving is pretty much just for looks. Doubling the girth of each wire clearly won't make routing them any easier most of the time.

And, yes, the process can be a royal pain. However, if you know what you're doing and are patient, it can feel rewarding.

Oh, and paracord is nasty, in my opinion. Go with some nice expandable sleeve (MDPC-X, FTW, Clean Cut, etc.).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joephis19 View Post
I wouldn't sleeve your PSU. It will restrict or completely block airflow causing it to overheat and possible damage many components of your PC.

If you want to sleeve your cables though, I highly recommend it. Cable routing is easier, it looks better, and I've always appreciated the sense of accomplishment.
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So this is the reply I got from Corsair about the warranty:

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Dear John,

Sleeving will not void the warranty, but if this will cause for the power supply to be faulty then it will not be covered.

Thank you!
Regards,
Jelaide Ocbina
RMA Representative
So my take on that is that if I stuff something up with the sleeving then it is my fault (of course) but if something were to go wrong with the unit unrelated to the sleeving then it would be covered. Sounds fair in principle, I just hope I never have to try and put it into practice.


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Originally Posted by Jingiko View Post
Sleeving your PSU is an art, most people do it for the looks, and still have messy backsides of their PC.{snip}
Thanks for the info.


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Originally Posted by Furball Zen View Post
No you dont, if you take it one pin at a time. There is no need to empty the connector of all pins and try to get them back in the right place.
That is pretty much how I would do it for the PSU cables. I was re-doing some of my fans last night and I was careful to remember which one went where. I also had a go at sleeving my front audio connector with mixed results. As it is a shielded cable you can't remove the existing sheath, so I just sleeved over it. Looks better, just not amazing. Front USB connectors next


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Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
Sleeving is pretty much just for looks. Doubling the girth of each wire clearly won't make routing them any easier most of the time.

{snip}

Oh, and paracord is nasty, in my opinion. Go with some nice expandable sleeve (MDPC-X, FTW, Clean Cut, etc.).

Just for looks? You forgot e-peen!

Yes, I was just looking for a cheap project to do. I'm not sure how much harder or easier I will find cable routing, some people suggest that it is easier as the individual cables are a lot more flexible than the bundle and they can be made to sit flat, others that it is harder as all the wires are separate and, as you pointed out, thicker.

I was using some paracord last night and I actually prefer it to normal sleeving. I think it looks better, the cable doesn't show through and I found it easier to handle as the ends don't fray at all after a few passes through a flame. I am a climber so I am used to handling that type of cord though, albeit usually a bit thicker.

I think I am going to go ahead with the project as soon as my life settles down and I have some time to myself. Although the way things are going right now I just hope we still have PSUs in 40 years time.

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post #18 of 19
Most of these awesome people answered all of your questions.

But if you need some sleeving guides to get you started, please look in my sig for the video guides. Also if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
post #19 of 19
Don't sleeve.. just get extensions much easier on the wallet and not a pain in the bum.
But you are an extremist with your pc do it, it's nice to know that you further modded you pc.
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