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hellooooo biggrin.gif, doing a new build for my 800D, and i am going to fully sleeve my thermaltake grand 1200w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153145

i am looking to pretty much sleeve everything, but i am running into 2 problems.
1. when trying to sleeve the pci-e cable, there are rosin core that are like SERIOUSLY intact, and im not sure if i should dremel them apart or there is any suggestions around them.

2. since the 24 pin and 2x 8pin cpu cables come from inside the power supply, should i open up my powersupply and use heatshrink and sleeving inside the psu? or should i just sleeve and not use any heatshrink.
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Originally Posted by tamngoman View Post

hellooooo biggrin.gif, doing a new build for my 800D, and i am going to fully sleeve my thermaltake grand 1200w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153145
i am looking to pretty much sleeve everything, but i am running into 2 problems.
1. when trying to sleeve the pci-e cable, there are rosin core that are like SERIOUSLY intact, and im not sure if i should dremel them apart or there is any suggestions around them.
2. since the 24 pin and 2x 8pin cpu cables come from inside the power supply, should i open up my powersupply and use heatshrink and sleeving inside the psu? or should i just sleeve and not use any heatshrink.

By rosin core do you mean it has ferrite beads? If so go ahead and get rid of them.

The cleanest look by far is to open the psu and shrink the sleeve inside the psu, please remember you may have to enlarge the hole for the cables depending how much bulk the sleeving adds.

By all means if you have any more questions please feel free to ask.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
ah yes i ment ferrite XD rosin core is soldering hehe, whoops.
when i trink to open the ferrite beads, its almost immpossible lol, should i just dremel it?
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Originally Posted by tamngoman View Post

ah yes i ment ferrite XD rosin core is soldering hehe, whoops.
when i trink to open the ferrite beads, its almost immpossible lol, should i just dremel it?

Yup, just be careful and wear safety glasses bud. thumb.gif
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
haha ok thanks, ill hopefully send pics so you guys can see the finished product :O
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Originally Posted by tamngoman View Post

haha ok thanks, ill hopefully send pics so you guys can see the finished product :O

No problem, if you havent already check out the sleeving guide I have made as they should help you get alot done.
post #7 of 7
Maybe I can offer some advice on this as I have the 850w version of the same PSU and I think I've found a safer way to go about removing those blasted cores without a dremel.

Get a pair of vegetable cutting scissors and some needle nose pliers and start by first making a cut across the plastic covering so that you've broken it in to two parts: an upper half and a lower half. After that slip the blade of the scissors up into the plastic cover sideways and slowly rotate the scissors so that it can stretch the plastic enough for you to make a second cut length-wise. You don't necessarily need to cut all the way down to where the plastic meets the sleeve, just enough so that you can take the pliers and begin to pull at one of the flaps you created in the plastic cover. From there you should be able to rip off the plastic coating without risking any damage to the wires at the top and bottom of the core.

The Ferrite tube, as you guys called it (I had no idea it had a name past pain in the butt), around the wires can easily be smashed by tapping on it with the pliers, again without having to risk causing any damage to the wires within!

You might find the first part easier if you start by cutting the sleeve at the connectors down to the plastic casing of the Ferrite tube but YMMV, I've only even started by cutting the sleeve first. Hope this helps!

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