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Really does seem like a simple question, but I havent stumbled on the answer yet. I'm building a new gaming rig, but dont have the scratch to get all the components yet. I figured I'd try my hand at sleeving while I wait for the rest of the hardware. I'm going with a Corsair AX850, all cables individually sleeved with paracord (though im waiting on some PET to compare it). I already have the colors picked out to match the other components. I've practiced with the paracord on an old PSU , so I'm pretty confident in doing the work itself. What I don't know is this - Should I wait till I have all the components to resleeve, or can I just resleeve all the cables as they are? If it matters, I'm not worried about shortening any cables as I'll be tucking everything behind the tray neatly, and don't care too much what it looks like back there. Thanks in advance for any insight.

Here's the paracord I've picked

Edited by Kungfood - 1/30/13 at 8:02pm
post #2 of 12
Im a big fan of paracord too. MDPC is nice and all, but is redicoulusy expensive compared to paracord. Plus I love the feel of a paracord extension...so warm and fuzzy

Back on topic: Since you are not worried about wire lengths, I would go ahead. Would suck if a wire was short, but you would probably use an extension anyway right??
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Case im going with is a Lian Li PC-7HX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112389&Tpk=lian%20li%20pc-7hx, because well, lets be honest...its a Lian Li smile.gif Being a mid tower, I would be surprised if any cables on the AX850 were too short, So i dont wexpect to need any extensions. Thanks for the speedy reply.
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No problem. And if your AX850 has the same lenght of my HX850 you should be fine. I have a Corsair 600T, which is between a mid tower and full size, and I have plenty of length. Happy sleeving biggrin.gif
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One last question. I understand that the pin location in one end of a connector matches a specific pin location in the other connector, but does it actually matter which wire is uses for each pin? As in, are all the wires in a given cable the same, as long as they are the same gauge? As long as 1 goes to 1, 2 to 2 etc (not accurate I know) , I should be fine? Seems there are dozens of tutorials and videos about how to put sleeves on cables, but havent really seen any that cover the electric side of screwing with a PSU smile.gif
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since you are using a modular psu it shoukdbt matter. all the wires should be the same for each wire in a given connector. when I did my extensions I just removed all the wires and just out them back 1:1 2:2 and such.

unless you want to make the perfect cables like lutroo. he makes his extensions with different legnth cables so it makes a perfect bend. I wouldnt try it unless I had months of free time lol
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are all the wires in a given cable the same, as long as they are the same gauge?

Short answer yes.

Long answer. The currents used in PSUs are such that 18 AWG is sufficient for proper operation. Sometimes manufacturers will use a larger gauge 16 AWG for some wires, but it's not necessary unless your cables are very long or operating in very high ambient conditions (>40C). Often sense-wires are done with a smaller gauge 24 AWG but this is also electrically unnecessary, it's done primarily because the pin crimps are only designed to hold one wire.
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One last question. I understand that the pin location in one end of a connector matches a specific pin location in the other connector, but does it actually matter which wire is uses for each pin? As in, are all the wires in a given cable the same, as long as they are the same gauge? As long as 1 goes to 1, 2 to 2 etc (not accurate I know) , I should be fine? Seems there are dozens of tutorials and videos about how to put sleeves on cables, but havent really seen any that cover the electric side of screwing with a PSU smile.gif

NO that is not correct. on corsair power supplies modular or not, some of the wires will cross. And 1 will go to 6, and 6 to 1. I recommend you only remove 1 wire at a time, sleeve it, and then put it back. Then move on to the next wire. Rinse and repeat until the job is done.

NOTE: the crossing wires makes color schemes a pain.
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blah blah blah.

He's actually asking if the wires in a harness are all physically the same. He understood that he needs to follow the pinout.
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He's actually asking if the wires in a harness are all physically the same. He understood that he needs to follow the pinout.

Thats now what it seemed like he was asking. rather have him properly informed i even if not needed rather than breaking things.
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