Originally Posted by Lu(ky
Hey Lutro0 did you ever get moved into your new house?
Also wondering if you ever sleeved the new SeaSonic Platinum Platinum PSU yet? And is it any different than the GOLD PSU. Thanks
I have not, Im thinking another 2 weeks or so. We ended up having to replace all the ducting so woohoo, its taking longer.
I have not, but I would be willing to bet they have not changed their crimps, as all the rest have been the same.
Originally Posted by AlderonnX
So, Lutro0.. your saying that a normal persons hands are going to be killing them from that molex crimper? Since its not a ratcheting type?
No, I meant that to have to crimp and then open it over and over and over it will be a pain. The reason a ratcheting crimper is so awesome is that you can ratchet it down a little ( a click or two ) to hold the pin and then stick the wire in, or precrimp the pin (a couple clicks) and then stick the pin on the wire. With the non-ratcheting there is no clicks and only a guessed amount of pressure to hold the pin in to put the wire in. This will most likely effect your ability to get a even good crimp, it can be worked around, but why hassle yourself to just save 30 bucks or so.
Long story short it takes all of the guess work out of crimping to have the ratcheting tool. Although even with one, its an art form in itself.
I mean don't get me wrong it will work, just I think by the time you did a full psu or even 20 pins you would want to smash it on the ground.
The quality of the crimp is the big reason why I don't even mention it in my guide as it takes away from the quality of the pin because you are focused on the tool and not on the crimping at hand and for most new sleevers this leaves a huge area open for people to make mistakes on something that is supposed to be easy. Anyone who has made allot of wires knows how hard it is to keep them all even, this just throws another wrench into obtaining that perfect goal.
I try my best to always put my point of view not as a expert sleever (which I don't even consider myself to be) but as a first time sleever getting ready to do his first custom job. So all of my recommendations are for people starting out, however anyone who advances in sleeving will know the difference between the tools and have the feel for them which is key. But a whole nother side of what I recommend is quality, price, and usefulness.
I hope all of that makes sense.Edited by Lutro0 - 6/8/12 at 5:46pm