OK, folks I am back from the little 3 day vacation I took with my wife. And when I returned a Package from ModDIY.com had arrived. Now i can't stand the 20+4 pin main connecter plug. I always wished it had a solid 24 pin plug. So I had ordered one from ModDIY. Now let me say this... Best idea ever, for one reason Rosewill has VERY hard to depin 6/8/20+4 pin plugs. I mean blistered thumbs hard. So after I gave up on depining with the Sunbeamtech tool I just cut out the pins 1 at a time and sleeved them and stuffed them into there new home. Worked like a charm.
Ok so here we go.
Look folks its 4mm heat shrink. Works way better then 6.5 (1/4 inch) mm stuff.
And at 30 cents or so a foot its crazy cheap.
And now time to get this baby open!!!
You can't make a omelet without breaking a few Eggs.. (And pro tip here, Remove the shells before mixing, The market for crunchy omelets is very small)
Warranty we hardly knew you..
This Is MADNESS!!! oh ,wait its just crappy see thro sleeving.
The Anti-tangle tool from http://www.pccablesleeving.com/
saved me tons of time. It only took 6 hours to do the whole 24 pin plug.
And finished. I know some of the pros on here might do this a little better but I'm pretty happy with the results, My shrink is even and it looks like all the pins are set well. My first 24 pin sleeving try. (I did have to redo the shrink on a couple of them to get them straight.
So, now I just need to fit the 8 wires of the EPS12 plug in somehow. And get this all fitted back together.
I am going to try to get the case blasted tomorrow night so i can start in earnest on the build.
I also picked a Motherboard for the build.
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $179.99 (Yikes)
Should match up with my build colors and its Future Resistant (nothings future proof)