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As the thread title states, I'm very interested in sleeving my PSU's cables and it's my first time in doing so. I have already read Lutro0's very impressive FAQ on this forum plus google'd a lot of stuff, but I just have some questions that I wanted to be cleared up before I venture into the world of sleeving.

  1. Would it void the warranty if I sleeve the cables on my X-660? (Though I've already warranty-claimed my X660 in the past and they only asked for the PSU, they didn't require me to return the cables)
  2. Is it possible to only replace the sleeving on the cables? (Meaning, I don't have to make new cables) I had trouble understanding the FAQ and other posts. Basically, all I want to do is replace the sleeving on my current wires and I don't need custom length wires for this.
  3. Is it hard to sleeve an X-660? I've read that Seasonic's PSUs are very hard to sleeve because of the 24pin and PCIe having some Y-splits. How hard would it be to sleeve over these wires? What are the steps to sleeve these kinds of cables?
  4. Aside from Sleeving and Heatshrink, what other materials would be "required" for sleeving? What would be "optional" for the project? Where can I buy these and are there cheaper alternatives to some of these products, if ever? (I don't plan on sleeving my SATA cables, if that helps)
  5. Where can I buy all of these? Preferably, all in one site with cheap shipping prices to NY because I'll shipping all of these there.(I'm from the Philippines and even the sleeves here are more expensive)
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  1. Would it void the warranty if I sleeve the cables on my X-660? (Though I've already warranty-claimed my X660 in the past and they only asked for the PSU, they didn't require me to return the cables)

    Technically (in Europe at least), yes. It would depend on whether you were asked to return the cables if it happened again.
  2. Is it possible to only replace the sleeving on the cables? (Meaning, I don't have to make new cables) I had trouble understanding the FAQ and other posts. Basically, all I want to do is replace the sleeving on my current wires and I don't need custom length wires for this.

    Yes, you don't normally need to make up custom length wires. However see the answer to 3. below
  3. Is it hard to sleeve an X-660? I've read that Seasonic's PSUs are very hard to sleeve because of the 24pin and PCIe having some Y-splits. How hard would it be to sleeve over these wires? What are the steps to sleeve these kinds of cables?

    It can be difficult to remove the pins from some Seasonic PSUs but they will come out. It helps to use the Molex Tool 11-03-0044
    for the job (available from Lutro0's shop and elsewhere). See Lutro0s video for dealing with double wires. It's really the best way to get a good, professional finish.

  4. Aside from Sleeving and Heatshrink, what other materials would be "required" for sleeving? What would be "optional" for the project? Where can I buy these and are there cheaper alternatives to some of these products, if ever? (I don't plan on sleeving my SATA cables, if that helps)

    You can use the heatshrinkless method for paracord sleeving but if you plan on using PET then the use of heatshrink is helpful
  5. Where can I buy all of these? Preferably, all in one site with cheap shipping prices to NY because I'll shipping all of these there.(I'm from the Philippines and even the sleeves here are more expensive)

    Check here for tools and some sleeving. I live in the UK so not really the best person to suggest US sleeving sources
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So if I were to use paracord with the heatshrinkless method, I wouldn't need to buy heatshrink at all? I'm just confused because the "plastic type" method requires heatshrink for the heatshrinkless method.
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Due to the different in the weave of paracord compared to the 'plastic type' it isn't necessary to use heatshrink to hold it in place when melting. A 'sacrificial' piece of heatshrink is required for the plastic type to stop the ends of it disintegrating when heat is applied.
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post #5 of 5
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I see. I guess I'll stick with paracord when I end up sleeving, it's cheaper and more accessible to me than plastic.
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