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I have encountered a slight problem trying to sleeve a silverstone strider power supply. On the pcie cable it has a large capacitor that is attached to two cables ... Does anyone know if I need this , cause it will destroy the aesthetics if it stays mad.gif
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It's there to smooth out ripple and reduce coil whine at high load, but it's not strictly needed. Your PSU will work fine without it.
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Yep, most people remove that Cap, as it makes sleeving a bother. What I've seen people do is to add the cap at the base of the wire, ie, next to the psu rather than next to the gpu. This way, you get the benefit and the good looks without any compromises.

If you are going to crimp your own wire, going from 18AWG to 16AWG will also reduce ripples. Goodluck. thumb.gif
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going from 18AWG to 16AWG will also reduce ripples

If this were true then using thicker wire for your stereo speakers would dampen high pitched sounds.
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If this were true then using thicker wire for your stereo speakers would dampen high pitched sounds.

I'm just passing on the message I got from a buddy of mine. He told me that using 16 rather than 18 would reduce ripple and make crimping longer cables not suffer from voltage drops(i think that's what he called it). I believe him because he's a qualified electrical engineer, but he could be wrong. Correct me if I am, so I can rip on him. biggrin.gif
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Rip on him.
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Thanks heaps everyone, im slowly getting it done biggrin.gif
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