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Here is a PSU tester that has a 8 pin PCI connector.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899887005
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So is that the after pic of the "fresh" paint on the PSU? You said you were having issues with the paint last post.


GJ Bob!!
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"Nuke" an old computer if you are feeling destructive today. If you want to go the safe route and have a multiple meter, then hot wire the psu and start testing. Personally I don't see the use in buying one of those testers to use only one time.
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YES TEST BEFORE YOU USE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER!
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awesome work on the sleeving bob. That makes me wanna sleeve now!
     
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I walked in to Fry's with the last psu I sleeved and asked the guy and the tech desk if he could test it. Took 30 sec. and no charge. Didn't feel like paying for the tool.
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Sorry if this was already said but I am not going to read 56 pages...


Why don't you get an X79 UD3 and just powder coat the heatsink orange? Its almost the same board.
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

Nice to see that you havent been just sitting idle tongue.gif the cougar in the psu is a nice touch, even though I would have kept the psu black thumb.gif

Thanks Bliz-
I've been super busy lately between work, family, girlfriend and trying to get the sleeving done haha

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Originally Posted by Tongan View Post

So is that the after pic of the "fresh" paint on the PSU? You said you were having issues with the paint last post.
GJ Bob!!

Yeah thats the fresh paint. The psu cutout that CM made for you to slide the psu through from the back is excessivly tight. I scraped off some paint the first time I tried sliding it in there to figure out how long to make the cables. I just got done sliding it in again with just a very small scrape that I will be able to touch up easily.

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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post

"Nuke" an old computer if you are feeling destructive today. If you want to go the safe route and have a multiple meter, then hot wire the psu and start testing. Personally I don't see the use in buying one of those testers to use only one time.

I hooked up the sleeved/modded hx1000 to a core i3 rig I have laying around (kids pc) and it powered on fine with only the 24-pin and 1/2 of an 8-pin hooked to it, so I'm hoping I'm good. I suppose there is still a chance for disaster, but I'm feeling pretty confident that i didn't screw anything up thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by halcyon-twin View Post

awesome work on the sleeving bob. That makes me wanna sleeve now!

Thanks Halcon- I have always wanted to do it. This is my first time sleeving and I gotta say its quite the pita, but not as bad as it was the first couple cables. If you happen to pull a wire out of one of the pins while it's still in the plug... well... lets just say I got frusterated a few times.

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Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post

I walked in to Fry's with the last psu I sleeved and asked the guy and the tech desk if he could test it. Took 30 sec. and no charge. Didn't feel like paying for the tool.

Thats cool. I have a frys about 30 miles away from here. next time as I have already started wiring it up. I only need to make one more cable with 5 molex plugs on it and I will be done smile.gif
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Good to hear bob!!
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Hey bob it is looking good!

I have a question about your paint. Did you use a clear coat? and how did you go about painting your case?

I'm working on my computer right now. If you want you can check out my build log here Anyways im following a guide but its such tedious work and by you it looks so simple.


I started with 220 grit wet sand to get the powder coat off then cleaned and dried.
• 2 in 1 primer and filler. Wet sand with 600. Clean and let Dry for 15mins.
• Paint first coat. Wait...2-3mins.
• Paint second coat to fill any missing spots and make a nice even coat.
• Let dry for a day or two.
• Wet sand lightly with 800 grit to remove any mistakes or orange peel.
• Clean and dry letting it sit for 15mins.
• Spray final two coats. Waiting at least 2-3mins between coats and making sure no mistake was made.
• Let dry for two days at least.
That is about where I am now. So much work but i know it will turn out nicely.
I'm using rustoleum glossy lobster orange thanks to you for your inspiration! rolleyes.gif

I'm afraid if I use clear coat it will turn out bad. Is your paint glossy? If you did apply clear coat it looks good. I just want to protect the paint job I worked so hard on is all.
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