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Now that I think of it. Good Call, but the tool is more for the fan sleeving cables.
Im not really sure how you do shrinkless Im assuming its just burning the ends then cutting off the sleeving?
Im still waiting for my MODDIY order to get here! I ordered in Nov. not sure what the hold up is.
Wow that's a very long time. thinking.gif Do you have a way to contact them?
This is what shrinkless sleeving looks like, this is an example with paracord though. It's the way I did my sleeving, turns out real nice.
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Wow that's a very long time. thinking.gif Do you have a way to contact them?
This is what shrinkless sleeving looks like, this is an example with paracord though. It's the way I did my sleeving, turns out real nice.

Thanks +Rep Same method works with MDPC-x stuff right? Whats the difference between the two? Threadcount...biggrin.gif?
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I don't remember how Lutro0 shows you how to do shrinkless paracord, but I know for shrinkless MDPC you still need to have heatshrink to actually do it right. here is the video: Lutro0 Shrinkless "Plastic Type".
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I went through the video really fast and it looks to be the same need the heatshrink burn it then cut it off or something I will go through it in more detail when I get home.
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I went through the video really fast and it looks to be the same need the heatshrink burn it then cut it off or something I will go through it in more detail when I get home.


I recommend getting a set of "helping hands" if you don't already have them. They make it a lot easier on your hands, and they are really helpful when doing your own custom wires as well. You can get them on amazon for like $10-$15. thumb.gif
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Look at the beg. of the thread.

Also look what came in. Still waiting on Amp and x-fi Ti-Hd Creative card (as well as my mod mic)

AKG K550
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I usually cut my shrink 25mm for fan cables and use a swipe of super glue. I generally like to expand the shrink up over the female connector a bit.

But the purpose of heat shrink for "shrinkless" sleeving is to melt the shrink onto the pin. It will take some trial and error until you learn how much to overlap the sleeve over the pin and still be able to get it in the connector. Once you get it down it's no big deal. I like to kind of overdo mine and pinch the end down pretty good with my thumb and finger, it makes getting the pin in the connector much easier. Every once in a while I won't pinch it enough and have to redo the hot shrink but it's rare.
Usually the hardest part is learning how long to cut the sleeve. You will pick up tips from Lutro0's video but eventually you will learn by doing. Fortunately as long as you stick with the same type sleeve it's pretty consistent.
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I usually cut my shrink 25mm for fan cables and use a swipe of super glue. I generally like to expand the shrink up over the female connector a bit.

But the purpose of heat shrink for "shrinkless" sleeving is to melt the shrink onto the pin. It will take some trial and error until you learn how much to overlap the sleeve over the pin and still be able to get it in the connector. Once you get it down it's no big deal. I like to kind of overdo mine and pinch the end down pretty good with my thumb and finger, it makes getting the pin in the connector much easier. Every once in a while I won't pinch it enough and have to redo the hot shrink but it's rare.
Usually the hardest part is learning how long to cut the sleeve. You will pick up tips from Lutro0's video but eventually you will learn by doing. Fortunately as long as you stick with the same type sleeve it's pretty consistent.

Great thanks for the tips!

AKG K550

Anyone considering a audiophile headset I highly recommend this after only 5 hours of use I am blown away at the sound quality coming off of my own board sound card (I have a amp and Creative X-fi Titanium coming later this week) As for comfort, after 5 hours of use it barely feels like I have anything on at all. The seal on the Cans fit perfect to my head, this is my first adventure into this level of audio and I have been listening to music noticing things I've never heard in songs. Also the same with games.

Sleeving Options

I am looking to sleeve my PSU here is the color combo I am looking at.


I would like to use all 4 on the 24 pin them maybe just black grey and color X (I think it looks like blood red if you ask me someone correct me if I am wrong). I think this would be a nice looking setup to match my color scheme.

I am also considering replacing either white or grey with
Copper brown


Thoughts?
Edited by freitz - 1/9/13 at 6:39pm
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Check out what Seanimus did with the copper brown and red together. It looks outstanding if done right with moderation. I think he went tricolor with those and maybe white? can't remember.


Also, doing a quad color combo is VERY difficult to make look good IMO. Even Lutro0 himself tries to avoid doing it, but it has been done with some success. I would recommend looking at builds that have pulled it off well before going that route. thumb.gif
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Check out what Seanimus did with the copper brown and red together. It looks outstanding if done right with moderation. I think he went tricolor with those and maybe white? can't remember.


Also, doing a quad color combo is VERY difficult to make look good IMO. Even Lutro0 himself tries to avoid doing it, but it has been done with some success. I would recommend looking at builds that have pulled it off well before going that route. thumb.gif

I would like to keep the copper as one of th accent colors. You can moderately see the copper of the blocks in my build. I was thinking of adding maybe 1 or two strands here and there.

Yeah Seamius build is insane, He was curving the sleeved cables by having them at different lengths so they bend a certain way. Somehow he has gotten it down to a science that has really worked for him.
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