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Ok, to embark on a Para-sleeving adventure One needs a few tools. After watching Lotro0 do some sleeving I figured I needed one of those heatshrink cutting gauges.

Now here is a tool that can shave anything down to size.

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Here is a rough version.

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Ok, It would seem my screws are to long... (All guys think that their screws are to long, I have proof) Now as I don't wish to carve holes in every table I use I will sand these off.

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Alright, a few rounds with this Dewalt high speed knuckle remover and the too long screws are history.

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And now here we are with a nicely trimmed and sanded and finished heatshrink cutting tool. Total cost $0

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And finally I put the Rosewill Hive 650 in my [Orange Box] for a 24 hour testing period. I figured it would be dumb to spend a huge time investment individually sleeving a untested PSU. I must say that Rosewill has come along way with the build quality. These Hive units are pretty nice.

Here is the review that put my mind at ease about trying Rosewill PSU's (that and the 20% off coupon that stacked with the sale) http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460

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And my Unbuntu Linux PC... [Orange Box]

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post #22 of 245
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Ok, Folks.. I'm back with mildly crispy thumbs with a update. I have 4 fans, the 2 80mm ones are presleeved. The 120mm ones look like this.

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OK, 5 dollar fans are weird. this thing has 2 different wires. But we must press on. I'll start with a orderly work area.

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I needed new fan pins, a old black Masscool has a few donors. Note my sharpie drawings in the background. It only took about the same amount of time as it took to have them shipped here as it did to get these fan pins reused.

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After I rewired the end I figured I had better test the thing. [Orange Box] to the rescue..

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I'm not 100 percent sure if this is going to be my final look on these. And i might buy a different set of fans. We shall see... Final results below.

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Tell me what you think?.. Should I redo that? I do know one thing... I'm buying some fan pins and a soldiering iron before I try the other fan.
Edited by AlderonnX - 5/14/12 at 9:18am
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try to put thoose two wires in one black sleeve smile.gif
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try to put thoose two wires in one black sleeve smile.gif

Ah, good idea, all 3 wouldn't fit inside the single black paracord. I'll cut it apart and see if 2 wires looks better.
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Awesome build, subbed

Thanks, I'll keep the updates coming.

Ok, so Paracord is turning out to be a bit of a different beast. I did figure out why I was having some trouble. My heatshrink that I bought locally is the wrong size. Well its the right size for power and reset switch wire sleeving. So I'm ordering some 4mm (what i had was closer to 6.5mm)

Here is my first results. Enjoy.. Now I'm off to dip my thumbs in ICE!!!!!

Before:

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After:

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and
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And am I the only person that thinks that old cheap sleeves off PSU's look like discarded snake skins?

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And am I the only person that thinks that old cheap sleeves off PSU's look like discarded snake skins?

No you are not. i thought the exact same thing except i took a couple pictures of my piles of it:
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... i got to Lutro0's guide after i did that
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Ok, so the new plan for the sleeving is to use mod-right black on the fans and USB wires. I went on a spending spree last night, I bought Black 3 pin fan connectors with pins. (male and female) I bought 10 feet of both 3mm and 4mm heatshrink. and 10 feet of ....here I'll just copy paste it below.
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Thanks for Your Order!

Deluxe High Density Weave Black Cable Sleeve (4mm) 10 ft
Deluxe High Density Weave Black Cable Sleeve (6mm) 10 ft
KSS Premium Black Heatshrink (2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 15 / 25 mm) (Size: 4mm) 10 ft
KSS Premium Black Heatshrink (2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 15 / 25 mm) (Size: 3mm) 10 ft
M3*6+8 Motherboard Hex Stand-Off 10
modDIY ATX 24 Pin Female Connector Housing (Black) 1
modDIY Female 3-Pin Fan Connector (Molex #2510) with Pins 25
modDIY Male 3-Pin Fan Extension Connector (Molex #2510) with Pins 25

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Ctrl +c/v for the win.

Total $43 bucks.

This should help on the PSU sleaving. I also will be able to move the pins from the 20+4 plug to the new 24 pin plug.

I'll be working on the Metal bits of the case tomorrow wile I wait for wiring parts to come in.

Also, Does anyone know where a good source for a Bulgin Vandal 22mm Momentary switch is? I found one on MNPCtech for $19 shipped.
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Also, Does anyone know where a good source for a Bulgin Vandal 22mm Momentary switch is? I found one on MNPCtech for $19 shipped.

Probably about the same price here, most likely more choices though

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=60_374_375&sort=20a&page=1

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Ok, My thumbs have healed.. (just kidding they are quite raw) So its time for a build update.

I brought the shell of the case in and fit the motherboard tray and holder into it. I still haven't sandblasted it yet but I will soon. I ended up working about 65 hours this week XD

As you can see the tabs I left will have to go.

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I figured that would be the case but anyway a quick snip with tin snips and some file work and it fits. I will line the PCI-E slots up with the existing slots in the back of the case so there will be plenty of ventilation.

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So as soon as i get the sandblasting done I'll be ready to cut this into place.

I also got my little sleeving anti-tangle tool in from http://www.pccablesleeving.com/ worth every penny and glad to buy from a fellow modder.

He shipped it in a chunk of copper pipe!!

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The little tool.
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And the results.. (I tested it on a fan adapter)

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Awesome...!!

As soon as I get my 24 pin solid plug in I will be sleeving the main part of the PSU, I also ordered the smaller Shrink as well.

Thats all for a couple days. I'm taking my wife out for our Anniversary for the next day or two and shall return and get this thing rolling faster.
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