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I was about to comment on you 24 pin's sleeving but since you mentionned it, I will simply say that I'm awaiting the gorgeousness of uniform sleeving.thumb.gif
Edit: Can you make custom lengths of breakout cable?

I've got this big mental block on starting the 24 pin. I need to make it start two PSU's, as well as run the auto-shutdown cord for the AQ5. I'm going to try and keep all the double wires, and splices on the PSU side....and have only a clean 24 pin run going through to the MB side. It will get done this week. But for some reason...I'm not looking forward to it. I've been looking forward to everything else.

No...I ruined one SAS>SATA breakout cable trying to figure out a way to customize it. But alas....it could not be done. So I bought some shorter ones...and I'm tinkering with best way to sleeve them right now.
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I've got this big mental block on starting the 24 pin. I need to make it start two PSU's, as well as run the auto-shutdown cord for the AQ5. I'm going to try and keep all the double wires, and splices on the PSU side....and have only a clean 24 pin run going through to the MB side. It will get done this week. But for some reason...I'm not looking forward to it. I've been looking forward to everything else.
No...I ruined one SAS>SATA breakout cable trying to figure out a way to customize it. But alas....it could not be done. So I bought some shorter ones...and I'm tinkering with best way to sleeve them right now.

I hear you on that mental block thing. Same problem here, compounded by having a Seasonic PSU.

What brand of SAS breakout are you using? I have two that were very easy to sleeve, not sure where I got them, but I'll try to track it down today.

Edited...try PC-Pitstop

http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sas_cables_adapters/F87H7D.asp
Edited by braindeadmac - 9/10/12 at 4:13am
post #1763 of 3982
I had a huge mental block for the longest staring at this board, but I think I had a breakthrough on just about everything.

CAD design of the VR block almost done.
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Best part... it has 4 points of contact wink.gif
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I had a huge mental block for the longest staring at this board, but I think I had a breakthrough on just about everything.
CAD design of the VR block almost done.
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Best part... it has 4 points of contact wink.gif

Don't hold out on us. Pictures!
post #1766 of 3982
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For the SAS>SATA breakout cables....I tried a lot of different things. In the end...I'm not unhappy, but I may tinker more later. But for now...here is how I did the breakouts

I ordered some shorter cables. 18 inches was the shortest I could find. They came in red, and included the # of the cable down on the cable where I will sleeve it.





So....I pulled out the trusty label maker...





...and created some little bitty stickers to put up on the connector head.





Then I used some red and white electrical tape to cover the cable in the color sleeve I would be using. I also wrapped all 4 cables up together for about 2/3 of the cable.





With a lot of coaxing, I was able to get all 4 cables into one SATA sleeve (MDPC-X). It fits nice and snug, and should look clean coming off the Areca card. However, I'm not thrilled with the breakouts. The cable on the breakouts is much narrower than standard SATA cable, and its just about impossible to stretch the sleeve tight enough. It leaves some "puffy" slack, which I do not like. Also, because there is some slack....it is nearly impossible to secure the sleeve to the cable with just heatshrink. In the end, I melted some sleeve at the tip and compressed it so that there was a small area that was tight around the cable....and then used some superglue to secure a bond to the cable.

Also, for the heatshrink on the connector and where it separates into the breakouts...the shrink is too large. I only had either MDPC-X SATA sleeve (which would not fit) and some large 1.5 inch shrink....which doesn't contract very tight around anything. I need to order some shrink that is closer to 1 inch....and redo these.








Even if there are some things I would like to do to change them....they are much better looking now than if I had done nothing to them.

More later!
post #1767 of 3982
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I did the second SAS>SATA breakout in reverse color scheme.





Here is what they look like on the MB side. The Areca card is inbetween the two 690's, and you can see the large SAS end coming out with all 4 cables sleeved together as one.





And here is what is looks like on the PSU side....where the breakouts to the SATA ends occurs.





But for some reason...that 24pin cable is still not sleeving itself. I figure if I just keep putting it off...it will magically do it on its own. rolleyes.gif
post #1768 of 3982
I feel the white one looks far, far better due to the colour of the heat shrink.

Additionally, isn't the motherboard side a tad messy in general? The best sleeving in the world won't organise an unkempt tangle… I hope more is to come!
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I'm assuming that white heatshrink in the middle won't shrink anymore, even if you keep applying heat to it?
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post #1770 of 3982
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I feel the white one looks far, far better due to the colour of the heat shrink.
Additionally, isn't the motherboard side a tad messy in general? The best sleeving in the world won't organise an unkempt tangle… I hope more is to come!

I like the white....but I like the crimson also. As mentioned several times I'm going to do some cable sewing once I'm doing with all of the wiring, which is what will help it look cleaner and neater. But in my defense...with 16 drives and six 8-pin connectors...I've got more cable to deal with than most builds.



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I'm assuming that white heatshrink in the middle won't shrink anymore, even if you keep applying heat to it?

Nope. It was huge to start with, and I've shrunk it to its max. I'll be getting some smaller shrink and will just cut off those parts, and then reshrink.
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