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I finished making the cables and sleeving them for my second SATA power harness. Pictures below:






On the PSU side of the cable, I went with the shrinkless method straight into a 6-pin connector. I love this picture...





With 16 drives...it was critical to do something clean for the SATA power cables. this could have been a nightmarish nest. Once I'm done with all wiring, I'll play with some sewing of the cables to keep them together at strategic locations.





I thought about making all 16 drives part of a single harness. The drives don't use much in the way of amps, so there wouldn't have been any issues with the 18 awg wire being overloaded. But in the end, I wanted to retain the ability to remove either of the drive cages without unplugging the other one.
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Nice job on the shrinkless cables! It looks really clean and "will be trying" to use nothing but shrinkless in my current build.
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Chris did you replace the broken psu yet?
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sooo soooo tidy drool.gif how you haven't got a job building custom comps or just building them in general is amazing.

Will you release a book with all the chapters of this build? for me?
BTW no filters, never have never will. Pain to clean rather just air the case out and have good airflow
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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

Nice job on the shrinkless cables! It looks really clean and "will be trying" to use nothing but shrinkless in my current build.

Thanks Rocky. I actually find it a much easier method than using heatshrink....and I think it looks better.



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Originally Posted by Citra View Post

Chris did you replace the broken psu yet?

I did. Forgot to really do an update on that one. But I got another AX850, and took its guts out....and stuck them back into the powdercoated shell of the one that went bad. I still had to cut and rejoin some cable on the inside, but this time I went with all butt splices. Unlike some of the other Corsair PSU's, you have to either cut...or desolder some connections on the inside of the AX850 to completely take it apart. Based on some of the pictures I've seen of the 1200i, the same connectors I'm having to cut for the AX850....simply pull apart on the 1200i. I've been tinkering with the idea of single larger PSU....because I'm running out of room to put things in cleanly. Although I love the look of the dual PSU's.

In any case, I won't consider making any PSU changes until after I'm done with version 1.0 of this build.
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I thought about making all 16 drives part of a single harness. The drives don't use much in the way of amps, so there wouldn't have been any issues with the 18 awg wire being overloaded. But in the end, I wanted to retain the ability to remove either of the drive cages without unplugging the other one.

I guess you shouldn't have ziptied the harnesses together then...lachen.gif
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I guess you shouldn't have ziptied the harnesses together then...lachen.gif

??? Even though the ziptie is temporary...it wouldn't stop me from being able to remove one of the drive cages without unplugging the other one. ???
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Edited by PCModderMike - 9/4/12 at 6:13pm
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Chris i just wanted to say that this build of yours is just amazing,I have watched it come together from post 1 and you never stop amazing me.My hat is off to you my friend. cheers.gif

Unfortunatly mine has come to an end for an unknown amount of time which saddens me considering the reason I was doing it.

But I will be here watching yours and a few others come to flurish.thumb.gif
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Chris i just wanted to say that this build of yours is just amazing,I have watched it come together from post 1 and you never stop amazing me.My hat is off to you my friend. cheers.gif
Unfortunatly mine has come to an end for an unknown amount of time which saddens me considering the reason I was doing it.
But I will be here watching yours and a few others come to flurish.thumb.gif

Your comments mean a lot to me and I appreciate it. My prayer for you will be that circumstances change and allow the finish of your amazing build, ....and that it will bring even more awareness of autism and how prevalent it has become. When my son was two years old, we had fears that he could be autistic, based primarily on his long delay in even attempting to talk. Turns out he was fine, ...just delayed in speech. But I did learn more about autism while we searched for answers to his condition.

Take care my friend.
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