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First off! Build quality looks amazing!! I haven't used it to crimp just yet, but playing with it, the feel is exceptional!! I've applied light torsion to it (twisting it with my hands), and the play I feel is minimal. I'd say there's maybe 1 mm of movement, and that's because the tool is designed to move. No way that anyone would call it slop. The frame is thick and the tool is heavy. The handles are a hard plastic, and very sturdy. They are ergonomically curved to fit the hand, and I feel no rough edges or corners. There are indents for your fingers, and while they are fairly wide (for larger hands), my smaller hands fit the tool perfectly. The ratcheting mechanism is satisfyingly crisp. There are Phillips head bolts holding the crimping heads firmly in place, and presumably to replace them when worn out or damaged. Although the chances of that happening (in my estimation at least) are slim to none, unless you are abusing the tool tongue.gif. The entire tool is matte black including all the hardware and c-clips, save for the shiny "VPA GS" sticker.

This is German craftsmanship at it's finest!!

For those of you who don't know, MDPC-X is a German site (and presumably company) run by a guy named Nils. He states that he built MPDC-X on the premises of No Compromises, and from looking at the quality of the Crimping tool, it is evident! There are no rough edges or burrs, and no scratches in the finish. The feel is industrial, and I actually prefer this to the shiny chrome plated tools that are so prevalent in the American consumer tool sector... For those of you not in the EU, it's a bit tough to get the tool, as you have to hit the international website at certain times (the next open time is listed on the website). His reason (in his own words):
Quote:
Sure, I could transform MDPC into a bigger company, sell more, earn more, begin to compromise on products and service, give my products to resellers etc. ...
... but turning MDPC into "just another average company" is not what I want! I am Nils, not a "shop" biggrin.gif
I love this attitude, and couldn't agree more!!

When I finally got the tool in the mail (I ran into shipping mayhem due to Turkey day here in the States...), it came in a plain padded manila envelope, and on the back, he drew a little picture! biggrin.gif I can't say how much the little touches like this make me happy. The tool came in a plain white box, and came with test crimps from my tool in a little baggie. Again.. The little touches that are huge. The tool came with 60 crimps for fans, 50 male and 50 female crimp contacts for ATX/PCIE/EPS. Also in the package came a sample of his sleeving. I'm not a sleeving guy, but the sleeving is a much higher quality than the kind that came on my PSU. After playing with it a bit, it's easy to see why people like it so much!! It's a bright and vibrant fluorescent orange. (Typing this, I set it on my back lit keyboard, and it reacts to the LED lighting by glowing. This makes me think it's UV reactive, and might look awesome in the right system...)

To sum this up, I was told that this is the best ATX crimping tool out there, and I am NOT disappoint. I haven't had a chance to use the tool yet, but I see no reason to doubt the claims on this tool.

As to MDPC-X.com, I think I've found a favorite vendor, and have it bookmarked!!!
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I know exactly what you mean smile.gif

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I agree. Nils and everything he stands for is great. That's why I spent nearly 400 dollars(300 with nils) to redo my cables instead of some crappy extension. smile.gif

OP should make an MDPC crimper club biggrin.gif

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Love my crimper. Was disappointed at first when I saw I got the black one, but its grown on me since, and I prefer it to the blue now. thumb.gif
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It is solid. It does what it does and try and get a similar Crimper from Molex. They will charge you > 200 euros.
So it is actually very cheap as well.

I have used the Phobya pins and the MDPC-X pins are somehow of better quality.
 
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It is solid. It does what it does and try and get a similar Crimper from Molex. They will charge you > 200 euros.
So it is actually very cheap as well.
I have used the Phobya pins and the MDPC-X pins are somehow of better quality.

Also the fact that you do get a some pins with it helps. I love mine so far and its easy to use.
post #7 of 133
Oh Yeah. You speak the Truth about this Tool.. The Action is Super Smooth.. thumb.gif

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OP should make an MDPC crimper club biggrin.gif
tongue.gif I'm new to forums, and to OCN.. Not sure I'm up to the task tongue.gif
But dammit!! I'd join!!
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I'm going to get one in a few months... it's nice to see positive reviews thumb.gif
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First off! Build quality looks amazing!! I haven't used it to crimp just yet, but playing with it, the feel is exceptional!! I've applied light torsion to it (twisting it with my hands), and the play I feel is minimal. I'd say there's maybe 1 mm of movement, and that's because the tool is designed to move. No way that anyone would call it slop. The frame is thick and the tool is heavy. The handles are a hard plastic, and very sturdy. They are ergonomically curved to fit the hand, and I feel no rough edges or corners. There are indents for your fingers, and while they are fairly wide (for larger hands), my smaller hands fit the tool perfectly. The ratcheting mechanism is satisfyingly crisp. There are Phillips head bolts holding the crimping heads firmly in place, and presumably to replace them when worn out or damaged. Although the chances of that happening (in my estimation at least) are slim to none, unless you are abusing the tool tongue.gif. The entire tool is matte black including all the hardware and c-clips, save for the shiny "VPA GS" sticker.
This is German craftsmanship at it's finest!!
For those of you who don't know, MDPC-X is a German site (and presumably company) run by a guy named Nils. He states that he built MPDC-X on the premises of No Compromises, and from looking at the quality of the Crimping tool, it is evident! There are no rough edges or burrs, and no scratches in the finish. The feel is industrial, and I actually prefer this to the shiny chrome plated tools that are so prevalent in the American consumer tool sector... For those of you not in the EU, it's a bit tough to get the tool, as you have to hit the international website at certain times (the next open time is listed on the website). His reason (in his own words):
I love this attitude, and couldn't agree more!!
When I finally got the tool in the mail (I ran into shipping mayhem due to Turkey day here in the States...), it came in a plain padded manila envelope, and on the back, he drew a little picture! biggrin.gif I can't say how much the little touches like this make me happy. The tool came in a plain white box, and came with test crimps from my tool in a little baggie. Again.. The little touches that are huge. The tool came with 60 crimps for fans, 50 male and 50 female crimp contacts for ATX/PCIE/EPS. Also in the package came a sample of his sleeving. I'm not a sleeving guy, but the sleeving is a much higher quality than the kind that came on my PSU. After playing with it a bit, it's easy to see why people like it so much!! It's a bright and vibrant fluorescent orange. (Typing this, I set it on my back lit keyboard, and it reacts to the LED lighting by glowing. This makes me think it's UV reactive, and might look awesome in the right system...)
To sum this up, I was told that this is the best ATX crimping tool out there, and I am NOT disappoint. I haven't had a chance to use the tool yet, but I see no reason to doubt the claims on this tool.
As to MDPC-X.com, I think I've found a favorite vendor, and have it bookmarked!!!


Preach it brotha. wink.gif
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