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Hey guys, so i had some questions about sleeving, This would be my first attempt at it for my itx build so because its so small i wanted to shorten the cables for my corsair AX750. The cables would be about 1ft or so (i would say 1.5ft to be safe) about how much sleeving would i need to sleeve :
-24 pin
-8 + 8 pin pcie power connector
-8pin motherboard
-1 strand of molex
-1 strand a SATA power connectors

I was also looking to replace the molex connectors with a connector thats smaller (but secure) since the molex would take up a good amount of space, any recommendations on what i could use?

Thanks for the assistance biggrin.gif
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If individually sleeving each cable you're going to want ~150' of sleeve. If you want to shorten them you are going to also want to get a crimper and atx connectors.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1789/ele-132/FrozenCPU_ConnectRight_ATX_PCI_EPS_Connector_Pins_-_Female_-_4_Pack.html?tl=g51c393s323
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3701/slt-16/FrozenCPU_Molex_Crimping_Tool.html?tl=g51c469s257

To my knowledge the only thing you can replace the molex with would be a 4 pin connector that you normally see on PWM fans. But im not sure that would work.
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If individually sleeving each cable you're going to want ~150' of sleeve. If you want to shorten them you are going to also want to get a crimper and atx connectors.
*snip*\
To my knowledge the only thing you can replace the molex with would be a 4 pin connector that you normally see on PWM fans. But im not sure that would work.

ah okay so around 150 feet is what i should order, so get a crimper and new pins. From what i read only other things i should need is heat shrink and a soldering iron to get the job done? i believe at least >_<<br />
hmm maybe that might work, just worried about the pins since.. they are so small frown.gif

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ah okay so around 150 feet is what i should order, so get a crimper and new pins. From what i read only other things i should need is heat shrink and a soldering iron to get the job done? i believe at least >_<<br /> hmm maybe that might work, just worried about the pins since.. they are so small frown.gif
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A heat gun would also make the heat shrinking easier. Some people use a lighter or some other method but a heat gun would be more precise and there wouldn't be the chance of melting the heat shrink as with a lighter. You can get a heat gun pretty cheap at Harbor Freight that is if you have one close by, that's where I got mine.
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A heat gun would also make the heat shrinking easier. Some people use a lighter or some other method but a heat gun would be more precise and there wouldn't be the chance of melting the heat shrink as with a lighter. You can get a heat gun pretty cheap at Harbor Freight that is if you have one close by, that's where I got mine.

hmmmm.. dont have one of those near me, only have home depot, OSH, and ace hardware frown.gif but something like this im guessing should do smile.gif ill prob pick one up then. reps
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hmmmm.. dont have one of those near me, only have home depot, OSH, and ace hardware frown.gif but something like this im guessing should do smile.gif ill prob pick one up then. reps
Yep most hardware stores probably carry them as well. I just mentioned Harbor Freight since that's where I got mine. Best of luck with the sleeving. Make sure to do a lot of labeling so you know where each wire goes. This is especially important for the AX750 since all the wires are black.
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