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How am I supposed to sleeve the PCI-E cable on silverstone 450w?

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Here's the problem



How do I sleeve those cables? It's not a modular psu either.
    
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I tried sleeving my PSU and that's one of the problems I ran into; I couldn't find a good solution other than to fold it over and fiddle with it to get it through.

To be honest, if I ever attempt sleeving again I'm just going to buy the connectors and pins separately, and cut the wires at the connectors rather than fiddling with trying to get the pins out. Molex pins weren't made to be removed, even with the right tools it's a huge PITA
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not sure if I know what you mean. So you just sleeved the entire wire with the pin folded over, and then poked the pin through the sleeving? so I'm guessing you didn't put any shrink on it?

I hate sleeving, this is the second time I'm doing it, at least the pins are easier to remove on the silverstone than they are on the corsair psu's.
    
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It's been awhile since I did it-- now that i think about it I think I removed the connectors at both ends and then sleeved from the outside to the middle in 2 sections. For 3 pin cables I either left them unsleeved or folded them back and worked a section of sleeving long enough for the bit of wire between the 2 connectors over it.

I'm with you on hating sleeving... Since most of my cables are hidden anyway, in the future I'll probably go the lazy route and just buy sleeved cable extensions. The only ones you can really see are the 24 pin mobo connector and the GPU connectors.
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ok thanks, might just not sleeve it at all. as a side question, does it matter which black wire goes to which socket? because I kind of got a couple mixed up. I hate sleeving with a passion, it never turns out for me, the sleeve is always extremely easy to slide out of the shrink mad.gif
    
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I don't think it matters, they should all be grounds.
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Double crimped cables are a pain in the arse. To deal with them, I usually cut off one of the wires and then use a needle nose pliers to ensure that the crimp is holding tight to the small piece of cut wire and the uncut wire. The cut wire is then soldered on to the uncut wire like 5-10 inches away. This allows you to be able to join the connectors (In a Y manner) and then sleeve then using heatshrink to cover the soldered wires and the sleeving over the joined wires. As for non-modular PSU's, the only thing I know about doing, is to open up the PSU, de-pin all the wires(after making note of how its connected) and then remove the PSU cover. With this cover removed, sleeve all the cables. When done sleeving, simply use a drill and cut hole in the PSU cover to allow the cables (Which are now much more thick) to pass through. With that hole cut, used some Mnpctech U channel and cover the cut circle you made with the drill. This protects your cables from getting cut due to the sharp ends of the circle. Then, pass the sleeved cables through the newly cut u-channeled hole, and then reconnect it to the PSU connectors, be it molex 24 pin or 8pin connectors. And with that you end up with a nice looking PSU that sleeved.

I found this guide, and from then onwards, I've used this guide for sleeving my double cable single pin connector.
Also, it really helps if you can crimp your own cables and your using a modular PSU.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1175308/sleeving-the-beginners-guide/0_20
Edited by pratesh - 8/26/12 at 12:12pm
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Originally Posted by Traches View Post

Molex pins weren't made to be removed, even with the right tools it's a huge PITA

That's the thing. If you use the official Molex MiniFitJr connectors, with Molex MiniFitJr pins and the Molex de-pinning tool then they pop out like a dream. The problem is that no Asian PSU manufacturer uses actual Molex. Why would they ship in pins from the US when there is a factory just down the road which produces compatible pins for half the price smile.gif
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