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Do u have to shrinktube or is that just for aesthetics? A noob question, i know lol
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post #12 of 18
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Do u have to shrinktube or is that just for aesthetics? A noob question, i know lol
Well you need something to insulate the wires because there will be a bare section right there that could short out and kill your card. Shrink tube is the best since it shapes to the wire and is nearly impossible to get off, but you could use electrical tape or something like that. Personally I wouldn't.
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Where would u find shrink-tube? Any hardware store?
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post #14 of 18
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Where would u find shrink-tube? Any hardware store?
Most good Computer stores that Sell PSU sleaving kits will have shrink tubing as you can get that kind of tubing in a PSU sleaving kit.
post #15 of 18
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So I wouldnt find it at Ace Hardware or Harbor Freight?
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Where would u find shrink-tube? Any hardware store?
I got mine at radio shack. I think just about any hardware store would have it. ACE would have it I'm pretty sure.
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post #17 of 18
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Ok, cool. Tommorow ima do the mod. I cant wait so i can actually turn the Zalman on 100% finally!
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post #18 of 18
Right on. Just remember... since this is your first time with shrink tube I have to say this. Put it on before you solder the wires. I have seen so many people (including myself... more than once) try to put it on after but it just doesn't work... obviously. Then when you have done the soldering, slip it over the joint and heat it lightly with a lighter on all sides, but don't burn it until it smokes.

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