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post #11 of 26
Pics! How'd the sleeving work out for you?

Looking forward to updates! thumb.gif
post #12 of 26
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Sorry, I almost forgot about my own log... I've been swamped at work, had like 20 clients with backup issues each day. Right then, down to business:

Just more staging pictures:



Case:


Put the Cougars on my H100 rad:




Got the motherboard mounted, didn't have my sleeving yet so you'll have to excuse the wiring (I wanted to load up the OS):





Started sleeving the cables, ran out at the end so I couldn't get everything done up nice and fancy, luckily the cables from the PSU were sleeved in black already:



I know I'm not the greatest at wire tucking, this was a 10 hour investment as it looks... Most of that trying to get the cables sleeved. I think it could have come out worse:
(The bottom looks bad because the Cold Cathodes I bought from Logisys came with power adapters that had their wires wrapped around themselves, giving me 3 inches to work with. I'm not pleased at all...)



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post #13 of 26
Looks like it's coming together nicely! For those pesky Logisys cathode wires, all of them can be extended custom except for the wire from the cathode to inverter. Extend that one too much and you lose brightness quick. I just find a nice spot to hide the box, painted or taped in a suiting color to hide it, and run a long wire from the inverter to the molex/ 3 pin/ 2 pin it connects to.
Also, don't be afraid to connect multiple cathodes to a single switch!

P.S.S. Your PCI-E sleeve heatshrink.. were you seeing which length of heatshrink works best or did those come like that?
post #14 of 26
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I guess you could say I didn't realize I goofed until it was too late. Also I'd show you what I mean about my logisys cables but I don't want to tear my pc apart again. The black (ground) going from the PCI slot rocker switch to the molex connector was wrapped around 2 other wires, literally wrapped around them before being soldered to the rocker switch... Meaning there was no way to untangle it, and it forced the cables to a length of 3 inches from the molex.
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post #15 of 26
Ouch. Do you have easy access to a soldering iron? Removing > untangling > re-soldering wouldn't be too difficult. Heck, while you were at it, lengthening the wires would be just a short step away too!
post #16 of 26
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I may once I find the time to open the computer back up. I'm sucked into far cry in my free time and I don't have the money to get the sleeving I need for the rest of the cables. maybe after Christmas. then I can fix those power inverters too.
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I may once I find the time to open the computer back up. I'm sucked into far cry in my free time and I don't have the money to get the sleeving I need for the rest of the cables. maybe after Christmas. then I can fix those power inverters too.

Haha, completely understood. Once that side panel goes on the computer fires up, the motivation to keep going wanes a little!
post #18 of 26
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im getting another 680 in January sometime and putting that in. I'll buy 100+ feet of sleeve then and do the wires right. it bugs me but I only get 3 hours a weekday which I'm sure you agree isn't enough time to sleeve haha.
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im getting another 680 in January sometime and putting that in. I'll buy 100+ feet of sleeve then and do the wires right. it bugs me but I only get 3 hours a weekday which I'm sure you agree isn't enough time to sleeve haha.

Ha I know the feeling. I worked 12 hour days, which doesn't leave really any time after work to get anything done. I ended up being able to sleeve or custom make one cable a day. Before the weekend came, I had already done a good chunk of the work!

100ft of sleeve should be good if you're sleeving multiple wires in a bundle too!
post #20 of 26
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should I really get more than 100 ft for every wire?
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