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Originally Posted by Chokladkakan View Post

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!
He mentioned before that he'll be doing some sewing and what not later on.
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I'd take one now....but JennG made me clean up everything in the living room and dining room yesterday for a Scentsy party she was doing. wubsmiley.gif
It had gotten pretty bad. I had banished everyone from the living room for almost 2 months now. But....it is nice to be able to see the floor again....and to be able to take a step without worrying you might be crushing a $1,000 component. I would guess you are starting to accumulate some boxes and piles of parts at this point. Yes?

It is kinda mind soothing to know your building habits are similar to normal people's.... just on a waaaaaaaaaaaaay larger scale. Somehow a mountain of hardware boxes unleashing an avalanche of plastic wrap through your living room comes to mind. redface.gif

This 9.2 audio room you mentioned a few pages earlier sounds extremely tasty, I'd love to experience something like this one day or another but are there even any movies or other source material that goes beyond 5.1 or maybe even 7.1?

The center of our attention looks so small among all that furniture, yet this log is progressing so fast its almost insane. I just started building my own rig for a few days and suddenly this thread explodes into some family discussions and whatnot. thumb.gif
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This 9.2 audio room you mentioned a few pages earlier sounds extremely tasty, I'd love to experience something like this one day or another but are there even any movies or other source material that goes beyond 5.1 or maybe even 7.1?

There are lots of 7.1 encoded movies out there now. More and more common. For the extra two speakers....for me they are the front-height channels. At the moment, you won't find a disk encoded with these channels, but both Dolby and DTS make a decoder that creates virtual channels for either your front-height, or front-wide. They actually sound pretty good.

...and the .2 just means I'm running dual subwoofers. I don't think we'll ever see soundtracks encoded with two bass channels. It's really more of a way to make sure you fill all the spots in your room with the low frequencies.
Edited by cpachris - 9/10/12 at 2:14pm
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There are lots of 7.1 encoded movies out there now. More and more common. For the extra two speakers....for me they are the front-height channels. At the moment, you won't find a disk encoded with these channels, but both Dolby and DTS both make a decoder that creates virtual channels for either your front-height, or front-wide. They actually sound pretty good.
...and the .2 just means I'm running dual subwoofers. I don't think we'll ever see soundtracks encoded with two bass channels. It's really more of a way to make sure you fill all the spots in your room with the low frequencies.

How powerfull are the amps to power all these? your build is coming on soo well, cant wait to see it when its done with some benchmarks and how tidy you can manage to get it with all the cables and pipes you will be using, will be hard but im sure i will see a few new tips and tricks along the way
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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.

Oh, certainly. I don't envy the amount of cables you've got to organise in the least and I cannot claim any sort of superior knowledge in the field regardless; I've never sleeved a cable in the first place. I apologise if my message came across as snotty.

That said, I'm not convinced sewing will remedy the situation so far as my own mind is concerned, though I definitely hope I am thoroughly mistaken in that regard!
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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.
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Use a bit of cyanoacrylate glue to hold the cable down where you can't get it to hold with heat shrink, hold in place, then heat shrink over it. No more poofies!
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Use a bit of cyanoacrylate glue to hold the cable down where you can't get it to hold with heat shrink, hold in place, then heat shrink over it. No more poofies!

I had to look up what that was. smile.gif Do you like it better than the super glue I mentioned I used?

Securing the cable is not what will make the "poofies" go away. The breakout cable on the SAS>SATA is much narrower than a normal SATA cable. The sleeve is simply much bigger than the cable. You can't stretch it enough to make it tight over the smaller cable. I though about wrapping each of the breakout sections in 8 or 10 layers of tape....to build the size of the cable up. If I ever redo these completely, that is what I might try.
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Little off topic, but I just finished a re-design of my SRX block:
http://goo.gl/ix6dw

I will post the VR block for the ASrock board tomorrow. Pretty neet how I got 4 points of contact with only 2 holes on the board. I will leave you guys to ponder how I did that overnight wink.gif
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Little off topic, but I just finished a re-design of my SRX block:
http://goo.gl/ix6dw
I will post the VR block for the ASrock board tomorrow. Pretty neet how I got 4 points of contact with only 2 holes on the board. I will leave you guys to ponder how I did that overnight wink.gif

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I had to look up what that was. smile.gif Do you like it better than the super glue I mentioned I used?
Securing the cable is not what will make the "poofies" go away. The breakout cable on the SAS>SATA is much narrower than a normal SATA cable. The sleeve is simply much bigger than the cable. You can't stretch it enough to make it tight over the smaller cable. I though about wrapping each of the breakout sections in 8 or 10 layers of tape....to build the size of the cable up. If I ever redo these completely, that is what I might try.

Lol I failed at reading comprehension...oops.
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