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Do you have to cut off the capacitors in the SilverStone Striders, or would you be fine leaving them the way they are?


It is much easier to cut the caps off the wires and then sleeve. Now, here is where it gets interesting.

You can, after sleeving, reattach the caps, but move the caps to a lower location, lets say close to the PSU(very much like whats done with double wires being joined and hidden behind the motherboard) so the bulk is hidden.

Or you can simply leave the caps off. I've had many friends leave them off and they've never complained about problems. I have heard that the caps are there to reduce coil wine, but my buddies never complained of the coil wine, so I believe its not necessary. thumb.gif
post #382 of 1109
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I have heard that the caps are there to reduce coil wine, but my buddies never complained of the coil wine, so I believe its not necessary. thumb.gif

Caps on wires and coil whine are quite unrelated things. The capacitors aim to reduce voltage ripple by smoothing or filtering direct current, should extend the life of your components; whereas coil whine is a resonance sound caused by an electromagnetic effect on the transformers inside your PSU. The way to fix coil whine is hot glue on the coil to dampen it. Caps added after the transformation will do nothing.
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It is much easier to cut the caps off the wires and then sleeve. Now, here is where it gets interesting.
You can, after sleeving, reattach the caps, but move the caps to a lower location, lets say close to the PSU(very much like whats done with double wires being joined and hidden behind the motherboard) so the bulk is hidden.
Or you can simply leave the caps off. I've had many friends leave them off and they've never complained about problems. I have heard that the caps are there to reduce coil wine, but my buddies never complained of the coil wine, so I believe its not necessary. thumb.gif
Thanks for the help!

I think I will just leave them. Really don't want to mess with anything inside.
post #384 of 1109
I have a question for you guys..

I was looking up the heat gun Lutro0 recommended but its reviews on Amazon are not the best. Can anyone recommend me something else?
post #385 of 1109
They're all pretty much the same. You need two speeds and a 2000w heatgun.
post #386 of 1109
Hey guys,
Thanks for a beautiful community I have learned so much, as you can see I am new to the forum and I planing to do my own sleeving. I was looking around and I i found a guy on ebay selling sleeve i think the user is ubrimstar and he also has a website pcmzd. I found a couple other sellers on ebay but not with the colors density, I know everyone here use MDPC but I was just wondering if anyone has ever bought from him cause I see people has been buying from him. As I am new I cannot post links

If anyone could give me some feedback i would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance...
Edited by stealforce - 11/11/12 at 11:36am
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website pcmzd

Never seen that before, but can comment about costs. Apart from shipping, PCMZD is $0.49 per foot. MDPC is like $0.29 per foot for non-Europeans (if you register on MDPC and choose non-European country you will see prices without sales tax). If you want cheap, paracord is a better way to start, but if you want quality then MDPC is tried and tested.
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I have a question for you guys..
I was looking up the heat gun Lutro0 recommended but its reviews on Amazon are not the best. Can anyone recommend me something else?
I just use a Wagner heat gun from Lowes. :shrug: It has 650w & 1250w settings: that's like 1000* F and is more than hot enough.
What could be important is if you are able to get a reducer for the gun you buy, to concentrate the heat in a smaller area. I don't personally use one but I can see where it would be handy.
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Never seen that before, but can comment about costs. Apart from shipping, PCMZD is $0.49 per foot. MDPC is like $0.29 per foot for non-Europeans (if you register on MDPC and choose non-European country you will see prices without sales tax). If you want cheap, paracord is a better way to start, but if you want quality then MDPC is tried and tested.

Thanks for the feedback, I did check out mdpc looks very good. I know its what everyone use, seems like the pcmzd works out to about the same price base on the amount and shipping is decent from pcmzd.

However mdpc is, as you said well known.

Thanks for the help I really appreciate it
post #390 of 1109
I went ahead and place a small order from PCMZD. Will see when I get it.
Also got some from furletters
Edited by stealforce - 11/12/12 at 2:13pm
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