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howdy yall

so m sleeing my psu i got the 24 pin done and a bunch of others but the wires ill be using for the vga ans sata are left so my first question is what size should i get for the sata wires?( also what heat shrink of the usb.1394 headers)


second question is how would i go about extenting the wires or even better get all news ones and cut to lenght what do i need to do?

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Please check out my sleeving guides as that should help you with most of that, and the FAQ will help as well. The link is in my sig.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Edited by Lutro0 - 4/3/12 at 10:06pm
post #3 of 6
You have 3 options for lonfer wires.
1] You can hit up Lutro for a set of custom extensions.
2] If you have a modular PSu you can get your self a bunch of 18g wire, female atx pins and a set of crimpers and switch wire for wire out of you're existing connectors.
3] If you have a non modular PSU you void the warranty crack it open and rewire with new longer wires. OR cut the existing wires and solder an extension on with a new pin on the end.

As for the other cables. For the GPUs you can either sleeve individually or group into 3s or 4s with SATA wrap. And I think I used 1/2" heat shrink for the SATAs. MDPC-X just lists it as SATA Shrink.

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You have 3 options for lonfer wires.
1] You can hit up Lutro for a set of custom extensions.
2] If you have a modular PSu you can get your self a bunch of 18g wire, female atx pins and a set of crimpers and switch wire for wire out of you're existing connectors.
3] If you have a non modular PSU you void the warranty crack it open and rewire with new longer wires. OR cut the existing wires and solder an extension on with a new pin on the end.
As for the other cables. For the GPUs you can either sleeve individually or group into 3s or 4s with SATA wrap. And I think I used 1/2" heat shrink for the SATAs. MDPC-X just lists it as SATA Shrink.
EDIT. HAHA Lutro you ninja'd me to your own bump... ninja.gif

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well say i go the path of making my own wires(i have the ax1200 psu ) how long can i make them safly? what tools i need?
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post #6 of 6
Connector pins, Crimping tool, 18g wire. Wire cutters/strippers and a soldering iron, OH and a lot of patience and masking tape for marking the wires for proper placement.

As for the length, with 18g wire you would be fine for any length you need for a PC. Its not like you are going to be running a 50 lead to anything where you have to start worrying about restriction.
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