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Gave up on male crimps for fans..lost Saturday on that ****. At least the male crimps from Frozen CPU; could also be that the wire from Cougar fans is like 26 AWG --really thin not much base to push it in (lol). Soldering would have been so much easier. PWM fan for hardisk will just get connected straight to AQ5 Pro 1

Had to connect the fan, to get the hardisk wiring going:
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Turned out well. this part is without sleeving and only heat shrink.:
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This bend is too much..not considering fixing it, as it will be barely seen. Realized later on, that even the wonderful heat shrink between hd's can be barely seen.
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post #182 of 1388
Read all 19 pages. Outstanding work

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post #183 of 1388
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Read all 19 pages. Outstanding work
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Thanks.

Since this is my first time with sleeving/shrinking - I have to say that this stuff is not for the faint-hearted when it comes to Female connectors.

Some issues and corrections along the way:
- Got all 5 of sata PSU connector perfectly, without using candle/lighter on sleeve at end. At the end (when I tried inserting 5th) the sleeve started popping out shrink. Also last 2 pins didn't go through all the way -- too much friction with the earlier pins.
- Redid them--but this time applied candle/lighter to sleeve (slightly -not so heavy as I did on the SATA drive connector side (embarassing)
and this time last 2 pins just wouldn't go in; again the shrink bumping against other.
- Part of the problem is the crimp itself (these gold plated ones bought locally are not good). They bend so easily while trying to push last 2 crimps in and messes up rest. So tested one crimp with 16 AWG wire so its sturdy with no sleeve and shrink...This time made sure I had the wings that clamp down inside out ...(which I did not do in first 2 tries).. And it was perfect.

- This shot below, shows the heat shrink taller on the sleeve side by few mm, than I was doing earlier. And it went in smoothly...It was snugged in nicely. Also tested with PSU side and the pin did not pop.
Before I redo rest of pins which takes a lot of time for me...since this is my first time and I want it to be perfect on PSU side (and motherboard side) ...Is the 6 pin connector have enough spacing for rest of 4 wires to go in. Looks tight in shot below, as you can see the shrink occupying some of the space of adjacent pin ( luckily this wire is 6 inches longer than I what I need, as it keeps getting shorter each day by an inch...lol):

by the way above red thing is the wire stripper...not the crimp tool; which is from mdpc.
Edited by Seanimus - 12/2/12 at 6:42pm
post #184 of 1388
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Now that sleeving is taking more time than I originally anticipated, Aquatuning / AQ having AQ D5 Pump Adaptor shipping on October 5th is not that bad. If I knew this needed a lot of practice, I would have not taken it that easy a month ago.
Soo here are the results. only differenece here is that the heatshrink is not going all way to the second set of arms on the Crimp pin. It stops at first set of arms that hold the insulated wire down. Second thing is that towards the end when less room to play on 4th and 5th wire, I used the MDPC tool (for removing ATX pins) to push the shrink into the PSU connector, before applying any pressure to push the sleeved wire with shrink in...till it snapped into place. :

For first PSU connector the result. Second one will be faster and cleaner...Takes practice:


From Sata side:


If I was routing cables through top. Will be nice fit into that P clip when 2 of them go through. It has a MDPC M3 bolt/washer with Nylon M3 wing nut at the back :


With SATA 3 data connector:

Edited by Seanimus - 12/2/12 at 6:42pm
post #185 of 1388
Lookin good.

You've got some color bleed through on the white sleeving. Consider using white wire underneath the white sleeving....or using white electrical tape to cover it.
post #186 of 1388
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Lookin good.
You've got some color bleed through on the white sleeving. Consider using white wire underneath the white sleeving....or using white electrical tape to cover it.
Not really...have lots of white wire lying around; All wires are original connection per connection layout in previous posts. So yellow +12V is yellow and so on. I think like 9 colors in total in wires. Leaving them as original without masking. If I ever have to rewire; I could quickly trace it back.
post #187 of 1388
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I could go taping 90% as white in middle and leaving end points as original. That would work..Good idea!
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i think the electrical tape will be better (the whites here are like snow)
     
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB Samsung External 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OSX Sierra Retina Display 13" Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 Magsafe 2 60W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
MacBook Pro Retina 13" MX Master QCK JBL Flip 3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser CX300-II Status Audio CB-1 TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Adapter 
OtherOtherOther
Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770k  Sabertooth Z87 Reference GTX780 w/ Backplate Dominator GT 4x4GB 2000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force LE 120GB Barracuda 2TB Pioneer Bluray Writer Corsair H80i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
eLoop B12-2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 10 MX239h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #190 of 1388
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Friday finally...rough week at work...picked up some 3M at home depot:


With white electrical tape inside:


Fixed the bend and shrink:


Seeing if i can hide the sleeving in earlier post (SATA0) with new sleeving (SATA1) on top of it:


Probably not and will redo that on Sunday.



Edited by Seanimus - 12/2/12 at 6:43pm
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