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Sleeving the Seasonic X 750

post #1 of 24
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Hello everyone. This thread is actually to serve as a log and a question/answer place regarding sleeving the Seasonic (especially the X series)PSU. Its probably not necessary, but I decided to make this thread because I've had so many questions regarding sleeving this CPU and the answers were all over the place. I decided to do this so that someone else may be able to find everything in one area here.

Also, this sleeving process won't be complete over the the next few days or weeks, or months. This will be a very slow moving project as I will soon start to study for my board exams. I will estimate that completing the PSU-MoBo wire won't happen before the end of March or beginning April and all the other wires probably won't finish before June/July...yeah, its that slow. In between studying and other types of work, I don't think I will have time to sleeve more than 2-3 wires per day.

Also, this is the very first time I'm sleeving (hell, its the firs time I've every built a PC) and I really have come a long way thanks to you guys here, so don't expect a masterpiece. I will use this thread as a log of questions that I have and I will answer them here as well as soon as someone answers them for me.

With that note, I would like to thank Lutro0 for his video guide. The time and effort he took in making those video series was really essential in pushing me towards sleeving my own PSU, otherwise I wasn't planning on doing it (there are no pre-sleeved cables for SeaSonic).

This is the guide if anyone is interested:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1262904/video-sleeving-guide-series

These are the tools I will be using for this project (I don't endorse anyone, and nor has anyone sponsored me for this build)

Tools
Molex Extractor
LC Sleving Tool
Round 4 Pin AUX Extractor
Wagner Heat Gun
Exacto Knife
Scissors
*This list may grow as I actually start sleeving

Sleeving Material
MDPC CHRISTMAS SLEEVE KIT
TITANIUM GREY MKII x20m
Precut Heatshrink X200

I've linked the German site because of the fact that the international site is only open at certain times of the day. However, I bought everything from the international site

Also, since this is my first build and in fear of messing up the mobo cable, I bought a spare one from ebay to work with. If all is well (and I really hope it is!!!!!!) I will use this as my primary cable


Anyways, right now, I'm still thinking of how to arrange the pattern on the MoBo cable (is that even what it's called? I've called it this like 4 times already) So far, I have the black and titanium gray cables. I'm open to suggestions if you guys will suggest any biggrin.gif.
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post #2 of 24
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Workbench/Drawing Board

I was looking for a diagram that was easy for my to follow but I wasn't able to find any.
I decided to make my own using paint:









The way that these pins are oriented is as if you are looking down from above at the ends in which the wires go in. For example, imagine grabbing the wires that go into the 24 pin cable. The bundle of wires is in your hand and they go up and into the plastic pin is on top (so you're kinda holding a "T"). Now, move your wrist so that the bundle of wires are oriented ahead of you. That's how these pins are oriented, and just use the tabs to orient its rotation (are you confused yet? biggrin.gif)

On the 24 pin connector, you will notice that there are some boxes with dashes in them (4 of them on the left column). These are ends in which 2 wires go into. All the other boxes are normal 1:1.

I still have to draw the wires in, but that will come right after some studying.


Question/Answers
1. I noticed that the purple and black wires are intertwined as in this picture:

I understand this is done to limit the interference, but how should I go about sleeving this? Should I untwine them and then sleeve them, or should I twine them back together after sleeving them?
Edited by PillarOfAutumn - 2/7/13 at 2:06pm
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post #3 of 24
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Exposing the wires:


Alright, so first step was to unwrap the cables. The easiest way in doing this I found was with an Exacto Knife:
I had to pass this cut 2-3 times because I was cutting very superficially in fear of cutting the wires lol.








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post #4 of 24
I literally just sat down to start sleeving this exact PSU since my MDPC crimper showed up today, that diagram is going to be a life saver for me.
post #5 of 24
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That's awesome!
there's a lot to be learns in sleeving this psu.
I'll draw in the competed diagram with the wires tomorrow when I get the chance.

also, what are you going to do with the twisted cables?
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post #6 of 24
dunno yet, I am shortening my wires so I am not so worried
post #7 of 24
Managed to get the twisted wires in one sleeve, I will post pics later.
post #8 of 24
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Looking forward to it!
And I uploaded the diagrams with the terminals and the wires in between them. I'm 95% sure that those diagrams are correct, but I will look through them once more sometime this weekend and confirm. It'd be awesome if someone else would be able to proofread it for me too biggrin.gif
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I just bought the X 850 (on special over at newegg.com right now). Thanks for the wiring map, I'm pretty sure the cabling pinouts are all the same... just such a damn nice fan in this beast of a power supply I couldn't resist...
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