Originally Posted by ik0n
I've got a 20+4 pin connector I just sleeved on an old power supply. The computer is over a decade old, and the cables were never properly managed (usually just shoved here or there), so they're not taking well to training. Seeing this tutorial and Frank's videos, cable sewing can be a gorgeous way to get your cables to behave how they should.
I was thinking about getting some supplies to start cable sewing tomorrow, but I had a couple of logistics questions first:Does the power supply need to be installed, and or plugged in to do a proper sewing job?
(For instance to determine where bends will be, and which direction to take the bends.)And is it better to start on the connector end or the power supply end when sewing?
(I'd assume the connector end, so that excess cable can just be shoved back into the power supply.)
Does the power supply need to be installed, and or plugged in to do a proper sewing job?
No it does not. The best way to is know how you want the cables to form in the chassis and sew them accordingly. I use fully modular PSU's so I can sew them outside the case, it makes it much easier. I also use an old fried MB to hold the 24-pin end while I sew, makes it easier for me to know its turning out and how I am forming them in the direction I need them to.
And is it better to start on the connector end or the power supply end when sewing?
Always best to start from the MB end as 24-pins to twist and cross over at the PSU end. Now if you really want to go nuts, start at both ends, and have the middle where all the crosses go where it can be hidden from sight. This way you can have both ends visible if you wish and not see that cross over section. However always start at your MB end regardless, its going to be the most visible end and you want it to look the best.