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Originally Posted by NotAnotherHong View Post

I google searched 16 AWG wire, and found the cheapest one...

The MDPC crimper is designed for 18 AWG. A larger size is difficult to get the wings of the crimp over the insulation correctly and it's harder to get the wire+sleeve into the connector. Moreover, it's too fat for the sleeving so it will have a lot of colour bleed.
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Bought the black one in case I get the sleeving wanna dews ... and because Nils has said the price will go to $130 sometime soon in '13

Whoa he is going to change the price of the crimper to $130?

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Hey there, where do you buy your wiring? Just any computer part store?
Would I use 16 or 18 gauge to extend my cpu power cable.

Yeah I got it from a place called Princess Auto. It was the cheapest option for me at around 12 bucks for 100' spools. I got 2 black spools and 1 yellow spool and probably have enough to do another custom length PSU. They have those shops local but I ordered it online because there was a major snowfall and I didn't want to drive across the whole city tongue.gif. Also got my heatgun from there.
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Um, yah I've read it several times on OCN - from MDPC site


The following comes from Nils' site:

"The legendary MDPC Crimping Tool!

After 3 years, this will now be the last production expected from me that is for sale. I assume that it is enough to mid-2013. "

I'm gonna retract the $130 future price tag comment - that may have been speculation that I read ... coz the only references I can find ... come from my posts !!
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Originally Posted by socketus View Post

"The legendary MDPC Crimping Tool!
After 3 years, this will now be the last production expected from me that is for sale. I assume that it is enough to mid-2013."

I read that too on his site!! I'm so glad that I have it biggrin.gif
post #45 of 133
Yes, MDPC crimper is indeed a great tool and very easy to use, I picked up crimping with it within minutes. Also, afaik, Nils isn't intending to make more of them so if you're thinking about it, then DON'T and get one before he runs out. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by adi518 View Post

Yes, MDPC crimper is indeed a great tool and very easy to use, I picked up crimping with it within minutes. Also, afaik, Nils isn't intending to make more of them so if you're thinking about it, then DON'T and get one before he runs out. biggrin.gif

I can confirm this, as I was the one who actually pleaded with him to get one more batch as he almost stopped getting these a while ago. thumb.gif

I doubt I will get him to get another batch.
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Under these circumstances this thread definitely needs to be turned into an official club. smile.gif
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Well, Nils isn't going to be around forever. It sucks, but, the man works extremely hard (doing his full-time profession, then his full-time MDPC work). So, don't expect him to be around forever., HE won't be. This is why in February, I plan on buying so much MDPCX sleeve that I won't run out for 50 years. I'll probably die or wither away before I could ever use that much, but, once Nils is gone, so is his sleeve.

In the 5 years that I've been doing PC modding, I've never seen any other sleeve come close to the quality that his colored sleeve does, and I don't expect anything in the future to either. He has some kind of magical tech that beats out anything else.
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I keep playing with the sample sleeve he sent me... I'm beginning to feel the lure of sleeving...
I saw a video on YouTube about cable stitching, and think that would look awesome in a fully acrylic case. I tried to follow along, but I couldn't stand the way the guy explained EVERYTHING 5 times, in a different way each time... Poor video quality to learn from as well.. It was a wasted 25 min frown.gif
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Well, Nils isn't going to be around forever. It sucks, but, the man works extremely hard (doing his full-time profession, then his full-time MDPC work). So, don't expect him to be around forever., HE won't be. This is why in February, I plan on buying so much MDPCX sleeve that I won't run out for 50 years. I'll probably die or wither away before I could ever use that much, but, once Nils is gone, so is his sleeve.
In the 5 years that I've been doing PC modding, I've never seen any other sleeve come close to the quality that his colored sleeve does, and I don't expect anything in the future to either. He has some kind of magical tech that beats out anything else.
Has he stated that he's going to be leaving the Mod industry? That would truly be a dark omen. Nearly as dark (to me, at least) as the news that Boswell is going to be BGA...
post #50 of 133
Nils isn't going anywhere any time soon...He's just not going to carry the crimper anymore. He limited his store's "hours" so he could continue to take care of everybody and offer the same incredible service he always has.
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