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I currently have a Silverstone Strider series 600W PSU and I want to sleeve it. It is non-modular and it has way too many cables that I don't use. Is it possible for me to de-solder the wires that I don't use from the PCB of the PSU? I don't have a very spacious case to tuck them all away and I don't want to take the extra time to sleeve the wires I won't use. Should I try this first, or would it really be worth it to just buy a TX650 and the extra white cable kit.

P.S. I've never sleeved a PSU before, but I've watched all of Lutro0's guides and I know what tools and material to get.
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You'd be better off either letting someone else sleeve the PSU for you or buying a modular PSU and having someone sleeve the extensions you need or buying Corsair's pre-made sleeved extensions. Your very first time sleeving will not be pretty, and leave much to be desired, no matter how much you read up on it. As with most things, it's about trial and error and getting a feel for it, and even then most people cannot achieve perfect results. It would be fun and good experience to do it yourself, but that's a huge task for your first time sleeving, and as I said before, the results won't be perfect.
    
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You'd be better off either letting someone else sleeve the PSU for you or buying a modular PSU and having someone sleeve the extensions you need or buying Corsair's pre-made sleeved extensions. Your very first time sleeving will not be pretty, and leave much to be desired, no matter how much you read up on it. As with most things, it's about trial and error and getting a feel for it, and even then most people cannot achieve perfect results. It would be fun and good experience to do it yourself, but that's a huge task for your first time sleeving, and as I said before, the results won't be perfect.

Thanks for the reply, I have an old 300w working power supply that I could practice on and see if I like how it looks. But like you said, I will probably end up getting the modular corsair PSU and MAYBE sleeve the 24 pin connector.
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Don't hold me to this but in non-modular PSU sleeving guides I've seen people open the PSU and just cut the wires off at the base.
It doesn't sounds safe but i think i'm right.
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Don't hold me to this but in non-modular PSU sleeving guides I've seen people open the PSU and just cut the wires off at the base.
It doesn't sounds safe but i think i'm right.

Yeah pretty much right, if you want the sleeving to look tidy both ends you'll want to open up the PSU anyway.
You can cut the wires off and just heat shrink over the ends like ive done, but if you got a soldering iron handy then you could just take the wires strait off the pcb.
That way you can solder cables back on if your going to sell the PSU or need something reattached.
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