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Hey everyone,

So I just started my first sleeving project, and I had a couple of noob questions that I was hoping someone here would help answer.

I have a SeaSonic X650 Modular PSU. So i am sleeving an 8-pin first. I cut the heat shrink and the sleeving, and start sleeving wires individually with MDPC. There are 2 colors of wires, black and yellow. So at the start, i thought that each wire would correspond to the same position on both sides, but then i realized that there were a couple of wires which crossed each other and went into different slots. Now there is kind of a criss-cross in my cables, and it looks a bit ugly. I was wondering if these wires were interchangable? I wanted the cables to all flow in the same slots so there won't be any criss-crosses.

I know this is extremely vague, but this is as best as i can describe it.
I will try to post up some pictures in a bit to better explain myself.

Thanks for the help!
post #2 of 5
It is crucial that every pin winds up back in the hole it started from. How they get there is up to you.

There are several ground wires, as well as a few with the same voltage, and they are probably interchangable (I would bet they are, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to say for sure.)

The criss-crosses happen because the 24 pin plug is ATX standard while the output from the PSU is whatever's most convenient for the manufacturer.
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post #3 of 5
I saw a post somewhere where someone switched the cables with matching voltages and it ended with the connector tripping his PSU tool. I'd caution it, as even in the tangled mess, you can easily manage the mess by hiding it behind your MB tray.

Another option is extensions. Its easy to do, and you end up with a very clean look. The only issue with extensions is the bulk it makes behind the MB tray. Goodluck thumb.gif
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You should PM a man called "Lutro0", he's the resident sleeving expert.
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post #5 of 5
WIth pcie, eps, and 4pin molex power cables feel free to move the cables around as long as a black wire goes where a black wire was and a yellow wires goes where a yellow wire was and so on.

With the 24pin, you can move it around as long as you keep to the atx standard on the motherboard side and stick to the corresponsing pinout on the PSU side. (all psus are different in this manner) Make sure the right voltage or ground is going to the same on the other side.

However I have seen it work many times with no problems, but I have also seen where it does not work even when everything is in the right voltage spot. So you take a chance that it will not work, but in that case you just put them back in the original configuration.

Remember before you start sleeving ALWAYS MAKE A PIN OUT DIAGRAM.

Dont worry about blowing up your psu (unless you REALLY mess it up) otherwise it will either just not turn on or trip its safety feature right away.

But a word of caution, if doing this makes you anxious and you think you cant do it, then dont. thumb.gif
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