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Hi 47 Knucklehead, welcome to the club! For your question on the sleeving, talk to Demented as he is sleeving his own and probably could tell you where to go. Hope he can help!
 
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when i first got my 1000w P i looked into sleeving it but its abit of a nightmare whe way the wires are set up. Two on the 24pin cross and also again with the 8pin pcie. You will need to splice sleeving/wires (there was a thread started in the psu section regarding the 1000P and it had the wiring diagram). I pretty much gave up the idea once i seen it was not a reg psu sleeving job. The psu side of the clips are also propiatory and not universal. Someone had suggest i may be easier to order another full set of cables and then send them off to a pro. The cost of a whole new set was $40 if i remember correctly.
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when i first got my 1000w P i looked into sleeving it but its abit of a nightmare whe way the wires are set up. Two on the 24pin cross and also again with the 8pin pcie. You will need to splice sleeving/wires (there was a thread started in the psu section regarding the 1000P and it had the wiring diagram). I pretty much gave up the idea once i seen it was not a reg psu sleeving job. The psu side of the clips are also propiatory and not universal. Someone had suggest i may be easier to order another full set of cables and then send them off to a pro. The cost of a whole new set was $40 if i remember correctly.

While I will still have to make double wires for my 24pin, the PCIe one was easy for me, since I don't need the +2. Making your own wires allows much more control over cable management and placement. It costs a bit more to get all the gear you need to do it, but it really isn't hard. I just made this last night:

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It is something that one is either into and up for the challenge, or one is not. I didn't think I was, but I am proving myself wrong, and loving it. smile.gif
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While I will still have to make double wires for my 24pin, the PCIe one was easy for me, since I don't need the +2. Making your own wires allows much more control over cable management and placement. It costs a bit more to get all the gear you need to do it, but it really isn't hard. I just made this last night:
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It is something that one is either into and up for the challenge, or one is not. I didn't think I was, but I am proving myself wrong, and loving it. smile.gif

Nice job!

Yeah, I think I'll start by doing the PCI-e cables that go to my video card. While the standard ones work, the one thing that drives me nuts is that the 6+2 on my video looks ugly because my video card has an 8-pin and a 6-pin socket and with the 2 6+2 sockets, I have these 2 wires just hanging off into space. So aside from going with individual sleeves to looks (not to mention doing a color scheme ... I have red, black, blue, and white material ready to go, including matching colored heat shrink), my main objective is to get rid of that "connector to no where". biggrin.gif
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Nice job!
Yeah, I think I'll start by doing the PCI-e cables that go to my video card. While the standard ones work, the one thing that drives me nuts is that the 6+2 on my video looks ugly because my video card has an 8-pin and a 6-pin socket and with the 2 6+2 sockets, I have these 2 wires just hanging off into space. So aside from going with individual sleeves to looks (not to mention doing a color scheme ... I have red, black, blue, and white material ready to go, including matching colored heat shrink), my main objective is to get rid of that "connector to no where". biggrin.gif

Thanks!

If you make your own wires, I definitely suggest getting the MDPC-X crimper. While I have not used the other ones, I have heard bad things. Having used the MDPC-X crimper, I can solidly say that is is one well built tool. Works just as intended, makes strong secure crimps, and it's all black. biggrin.gif
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Thanks!
If you make your own wires, I definitely suggest getting the MDPC-X crimper. While I have not used the other ones, I have heard bad things. Having used the MDPC-X crimper, I can solidly say that is is one well built tool. Works just as intended, makes strong secure crimps, and it's all black. biggrin.gif

Yeah, I've heard that as well.

No, I don't have an MDPC-X crimper, but I do have access to both a Paladin Ratchet Crimper (I've used that for years with great succes) and work has several Molex crimpers from various manufacturers. Getting that nice "W" crimp shouldn't be an issue.

I've ordered a sleeve tool from Lutro0, and hopefully it will be here soon.
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Yeah, I've heard that as well.
No, I don't have an MDPC-X crimper, but I do have access to both a Paladin Ratchet Crimper (I've used that for years with great succes) and work has several Molex crimpers from various manufacturers. Getting that nice "W" crimp shouldn't be an issue.
I've ordered a sleeve tool from Lutro0, and hopefully it will be here soon.

Most likely an even better crimper! Awesome! smile.gif
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Question - did any of your PSUs have the box sealed when you got it? Just got a call from home saying a package came, but the box for the power supply itself is not sealed.
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lol, said the same thing too. My first one ( recived it DOA) was not sealedt. The seconded one came the same way, no wrapper or tape over the tabs to get into the box.
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here is the proof biggrin.gif

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