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so im gonna sleeve my tx850m. first time doing this so want some advice?

its part modular & wandering whats the best size braid to use to get nice tight fittings around the cables?

ive had a good look on here & everyone seems to use imperial measurements?

im going to order the stuff from watercooling uk along with some new connectors to change out the blue ones.

do black 8pin vga connectors work on the psu modular parts

do I want 4mm or 6mm sleeving with 4.8mm 2to1 ratio heatshrink? or is this the wrong size?

ill be using black & red sleeving.
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post #2 of 53
Best if you take the 4mm sleeving smile.gif. This one fits tightly around the cables. About the heatshrink, 2:1 is very poor. I recommend you buying the MDPC heatshrink which has 4:1 ratio and is of very good quality smile.gif
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post #3 of 53
Check the STICKIES

Good info in there, plus MDPC has the best sleeving on your side of the pond.
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Best if you take the 4mm sleeving smile.gif. This one fits tightly around the cables. About the heatshrink, 2:1 is very poor. I recommend you buying the MDPC heatshrink which has 4:1 ratio and is of very good quality smile.gif

thanks for the reply?

yeah 4mm is what I was thinking.

will that heatshrink ive chosen work though? or do I need the next size up?

I want them like the pic in your avatar lol?
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post #5 of 53
You will need at the least 3:1 ratio, MDPC sells the 4:1 pre cut, trust me it's alot easier to just get pre cut, specially if you want it like that avatar
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I haven't used any 2:1 ratio heatshrink yet, but I do know that it's very poor quality and will rip apart very easily. So I would recommend MDPC for that. You can always the heatshrink you've chosen, but I can't guarantee the same result like my avatar wink.gif.
IF you choose not to go with MDPC heatshrink, that look for heatshrink with the highets ratio (try to find 3:1) and pick the smallest one, like 4mm or max 6mm. If this shrinks, even with 2:1 ratio you, the 6mm heatshrink will shrink down to 3mm. But this might not be enough to hold your cables firmly.
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post #7 of 53
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Originally Posted by Liradon View Post

I haven't used any 2:1 ratio heatshrink yet, but I do know that it's very poor quality and will rip apart very easily. So I would recommend MDPC for that. You can always the heatshrink you've chosen, but I can't guarantee the same result like my avatar wink.gif.
IF you choose not to go with MDPC heatshrink, that look for heatshrink with the highets ratio (try to find 3:1) and pick the smallest one, like 4mm or max 6mm. If this shrinks, even with 2:1 ratio you, the 6mm heatshrink will shrink down to 3mm. But this might not be enough to hold your cables firmly.

ok so they have 3-1 ratio. ill get that then?

cheers Liradon.

so 4mm will work for all cables then?
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post #8 of 53
Yup, get the 3:1 ratio wink.gif what size it it?
and 4mm sleeving should do the trick smile.gif
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post #9 of 53
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its 4.8mm adhesive lined?
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post #10 of 53
Good size smile.gif The adhesive lined doesn't actually make it better, because that is used to make a seal to water etc.
I'd say go for it and keep us up to date!
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