Originally Posted by Khepira
Looking pretty damn amazing back there
Originally Posted by freitz
I've been wondering and you might have answered this previously shown or answered this but I couldn't find it. Are you making your own psu wires for your 850 or are you using the wires that it came with and separating them to sleeve?
Definitely making my own. The wires that come with the AX850 are all black. Since some of my sleeving is white...I would have to tape each one of them. That would be a giant PITA. Much easier to snip my own white wire to the size I want and go from there. Also...there are four 2 to 1 wires, where Corsair just sticks two wires in one pin. You can't do the shrinkless method if you're going to stick two wires in one pin....so for these I'm splicing and soldering a join in the middle of the wire, ...so that I only have one piece of sleeve going to the connector...and can do the shrinkless method. Corsair also has two wires that are twisted around each other. Short story...it would be gigantic pain to just sleeve their own wires.
As I'm working on this piece of the 24pin...I'm thinking how much easier PSU manufacturers could make it for enthusiasts...by just making a straight run of 24 pins to 24 pins. No criss-crossing. No twisting. No double wire pins. All these things are design issues being made by people who CLEARLY have never sleeved their PSU.
The extension piece of the 24pin that I've done already looks so nice and neat. It holds its pattern for the entire length. This little short piece I'm working on right now that will plug into the PSU and the extensoin.....is a mess. Wires crossing over each other. Splices. Yuck. But...at least I've kept the messy part of the cable only on the PSU side and its relatively short.