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Then I think you're going to need more sleeving.
You probably should've taken around 70m.
I recently sleeved a AX850i of someone and I had to order 70m of sleeving.
For the heatshrink, I ordered 450 pieces (at MDPC). They have pre-cut heatshrink which is always exactly 15mm long, this gives the perfect seal every single time and will also make sure that your heatshrink is aligned which looks incredibly nice. I do give alot of credit to Nils of MDPC for giving us such a great service, being able to buy perfect pre-cut heatshrink smile.gif.
And if we do some math, 15mm * 450 equals 6.75m. So, I bet you will need another 3m at least. Also make sure that you cut every piece of heatshrink at the exact same length wink.gif About 15mm.

Guess you'll have to wait till your order arrives, sleeve as much as you can and see how much you miss and then do some math and other the rest.

Here's a little hint: ALWAYS do some math before you order sleeving and stuff. And when you know how much sleeving you have, add another 10% at the amount (incase you mess something up, or you miscalculated). Do this for sleeving and ESPECIALLY for heatshrink, because you will notice you'll waste quite some sleeving while learning (as this is your first time). You'll probably burn them, or melt it when heating it up for to long, or it can just randomly snap when it's too hot. So always add another 10% ad the amount of heatshrink you really need smile.gif

And one more thing, the tools.. This part makes me very sad actually tongue.gif
These tools are such a rip off. I've heard so many people complain about the pins breaking off after a short time, or not being able to remove connectors. I just use household materials to remove my pins. For the 24, 6 and 8 pin, I use stapplers to remove them. For molex pins, I use an old antenna of a radio. The second smallest tube just fits perfectly over the connectors and it slides right off.
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I did sort of calculate? whoops!

24x600mm 8x700mm 12x600mm =27.2m

I guess im a fair bit short, I should've measured up first? DOH!

oh well, to late now, I should've asked really? I was distracted too LoL

so I prob only got enough to do the 24pin,8pin & pcie cables then!

I guess ill have to order some more?

im going to use a hairdryer for the heatshrink, so I don't think ill waste too much if any really?

as for the tool kit, it only cost a tenner?
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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

I did sort of calculate? whoops!

24x600mm 8x700mm 12x600mm =27.2m

I guess im a fair bit short, I should've measured up first? DOH!

oh well, to late now, I should've asked really? I was distracted too LoL

so I prob only got enough to do the 24pin,8pin & pcie cables then!

I guess ill have to order some more?

im going to use a hairdryer for the heatshrink, so I don't think ill waste too much if any really?

as for the tool kit, it only cost a tenner?

Indeed smile.gif Just order some more when you run out of sleeving. This won't happen to you again tongue.gif You've already learned your first lesson, lol.

Ah, a hairdryer, sounds good smile.gif you likely won't burn or melt any heatshrink that way, which is very positive.

And indeed. It only costs around 10-15$, but that is way too expensive imo for whay they really are and for how long they last. I hope yours won't break as fast as usual!
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