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post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Lack of knowledge + lack of time + lack of tools = Awful looking sleeved cables. tongue.gif

read the forums, buy material, and buy extra material, and practice on some wire from home depot lol
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post #12 of 34
Just got a couple of Bitfenix alchemy cables. I was speechless. I wasn't expecting some half-assed sleeve like most extensions but wasn't expecting the quality I got at all ... The material is indeed not like "normal" plastic sleeve but more a paracord kind off fabric weave which I personally love. The colour I got (blue) is very vivid (a tad lighter than what the pictures made me expect) and has a slight shine to it which makes it look very classy. Additionally: no visible heatshrink ! thumb.gif

Sleeving I can compare to:
MDPC (red and black) (arguably the best sleeving around)
NZXT black extenders
All kinds of rubbish sleeving where you can see the cable like if it wasn't sleeved -.-

Well worth the money if you compare it to the cost and work of doing your own sleeving.

PS: I'll take a picture
EDIT: Cell phone needs to recharge -.-
EDIT2: Kind of forgot about this, will take some pictures tomorrow because I don't want to ruin the colours with artificial light/ crappy LED flash.
Edited by Bloitz - 8/20/12 at 11:58am
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post #13 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

read the forums, buy material, and buy extra material, and practice on some wire from home depot lol

UK, no home depot. tongue.gif

And I could try that, however I'd rather pay a little more and have good quality cables rather than my poor attempts. thumb.gif
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Bloitz View Post

Just got a couple of Bitfenix alchemy cables. I was speechless. I wasn't expecting some half-assed sleeve like most extensions but wasn't expecting the quality I got at all ... The material is indeed not like "normal" plastic sleeve but more a paracord kind off fabric weave which I personally love. The colour I got (blue) is very vivid (a tad lighter than what the pictures made me expect) and has a slight shine to it which makes it look very classy. Additionally: no visible heatshrink ! thumb.gif
Sleeving I can compare to:
MDPC (red and black) (arguably the best sleeving around)
NZXT black extenders
All kinds of rubbish sleeving where you can see the cable like if it wasn't sleeved -.-
Well worth the money if you compare it to the cost and work of doing your own sleeving.
PS: I'll take a picture

Ooh nice, pictures would be appreciated. biggrin.gif
post #15 of 34
Bitfenix alchemy cables are an awesome choice if you aren't going to do your own sleeving, they look good. I installed some in a friends computer, and have been planning on putting them in mine.
post #16 of 34
For colors I would choose something like the following:

red, color-x, gray

red, gray, black

or any double combo of the above.

Here is an example.

Image00005.jpg

As for bitphoenix cables I would seriously consider using paracord and trying the heatshrinkless method before that as you have much more freedom of color and its honestly not that hard. However if you were forced to do so, I would think about picking up a couple sets and taking them apart to make your own color combos
Edited by Lutro0 - 8/20/12 at 2:15pm
post #17 of 34
Holay Double Poast Batman
post #18 of 34
Holay... ok this is a triple poast... ugh
post #19 of 34
i purchased black sleeving and hs from mdpc and did all my fans case wires ect with that and after a while they came out better than i was expecting, i then tried on some extensions for my cables and was a no g looked rubbish as hell so i got some presleeved extensions and they look great.

my advice would be to sleeve the wires that are not as visible like the fans and case wires yourself and buy extensions for the rest.
i purchased a kaze q 12 for my fans and used the extensions and soldered on the wires to extend my fans with a battery operated soldering iron and some solder.from maplins
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post

For colors I would choose something like the following:
red, color-x, gray
red, gray, black
or any double combo of the above.
Here is an example.
Image00005.jpg
As for bitphoenix cables I would seriously consider using paracord and trying the heatshrinkless method before that as you have much more freedom of color and its honestly not that hard. However if you were forced to do so, I would think about picking up a couple sets and taking them apart to make your own color combos

Oh Lutro0, stop flaunting your awesome cables in my face. tongue.gif

I will think about doing it myself, but there's a lot of cables to do, and I'd have to try and locate a good source for the materials and buy good quality black cables aswell so the sleeving looks good.

Besides I can't even work out how many of each cable I'll need, so buying the right amount of sleeving will be hit and miss.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it some thought. thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by richie_2010 View Post

i purchased black sleeving and hs from mdpc and did all my fans case wires ect with that and after a while they came out better than i was expecting, i then tried on some extensions for my cables and was a no g looked rubbish as hell so i got some presleeved extensions and they look great.
my advice would be to sleeve the wires that are not as visible like the fans and case wires yourself and buy extensions for the rest.
i purchased a kaze q 12 for my fans and used the extensions and soldered on the wires to extend my fans with a battery operated soldering iron and some solder.from maplins

That's not a bad suggestion, it would certainly cut down on the sleeving I'd end up ruining. tongue.gif

However I'm worried that the sleeving might not all match if I buy some pre-done cables and do some on my own.

Thanks for the input. thumb.gif
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