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post #1 of 9
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Hey OCNers I need your expertise,

I'm in the process of a new haswell + 900D build and I've started sleeving for the first time. I let me give you an idea of where I am coming from so you can give me better advice.

So far I haven't cheaper out on my sleeving project in the slightest. I've read Lutro0's guides and watched the videos. I've purchased sleeving, Heatshrink, cable clips, the Molex pin extractor from MDPC. I've bought a bad@$$ heat gun, xacto knives, flush cutters, super glue a top model knipex wire stripper and even the original Molex ratcheting crimper on ebay for $62 shipped.

The only think I haven't bought is wire, Molex crimps and my own connectors. I'm committed to doing this right.

I currently own a semi modular corsair hx1000 and I'm thinking it's not the right PSU for me. I've already sleeved my modular pcie cables and my sata data cables. I now have started on the non modular cables. I removed the top of the PSU and dremeled the whole larger. But no matter how long I try and how careful I am I still break pins inside the connector. They are totally ridiculously sensitive.

I'm tired of this crap. I want a fully modular PSU. One that I can make my own personal cables which will all be black. That's my other pet peeve of a semi modular PSU too.

So I have two potential candidates:

1. Corsair AX1200
2. Seasonic X-1250

Now if I buy the seasonic I know I would need to buy the proprietary PSU connectors from modify.com. If I buy the AX1200 can I use standard connectors?

I'm not afraid of double wires but if I buy the seasonic to make my own cables will I be okay?

I looked up the reviews for the silverstone PSU and I wasn't impressed. Is there any other PSUs that I should be considering?

HOLY SMOKES THAT WAS A LONG Post... Sorry
post #2 of 9
I believe you can buy the Seasonic housings from here. I think you have to email your request. Lutro0 also stocks some of them. For the 6 pin Auxiliary housings look for 6 pin VGA Square Connectors, they're readily available in the UK but I don't know about the US. They used to be used for some older Graphics cards. There's a few dual wires on both PSUs but using Lutro0s guide should help you deal with them.

You'd have similar problems obtaining the Corsair housings.

Best place to ask for the best PSU rather than the best one for sleeving is in the PSU section. Are you sure you need 1200W? That's one of the first questions they'll ask in the PSU forum biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

I believe you can buy the Seasonic housings from here. I think you have to email your request. Lutro0 also stocks some of them. For the 6 pin Auxiliary housings look for 6 pin VGA Square Connectors, they're readily available in the UK but I don't know about the US. They used to be used for some older Graphics cards. There's a few dual wires on both PSUs but using Lutro0s guide should help you deal with them.

You'd have similar problems obtaining the Corsair housings.

Best place to ask for the best PSU rather than the best one for sleeving is in the PSU section. Are you sure you need 1200W? That's one of the first questions they'll ask in the PSU forum biggrin.gif

Thanks for the information BE. I will verify the wattage with the PSU guys however I'm planning on running a two loop WC setup with sli and an over clocked haswell chip.

How difficult did you find it to sleeve your seasonic platinum?
post #4 of 9
Once I'd mastered splicing and heatshrinkless I found it easy. My first attempt was (very) poor though. I ended up doing at least 20 practice splices until I could do them perfectly.
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I believe I now have all of the seasonic connectors stocked just fyi! =)
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Doh, I didn't spot page 2 and 3.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

Doh, I didn't spot page 2 and 3.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post

I believe I now have all of the seasonic connectors stocked just fyi! =)

Awesome!

I ended up with the new xfx pro 850w km3 version. I will be placing my lutro0 order this week.

You guys are the best!
post #8 of 9
That's made by SeaSonic so the connectors Lutro0 stocks will work fine. It also has the 8 pin PCI-E Connectors rather than the 12 Pin ones on some of the other models so shouldn't require splices on the PCI-E Cables.
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post #9 of 9
How about a NZXT HALE 90 V2 1200 watts thats a fully modular PSU

Or there is the EVGA SuperNova G2 1300 watts thats a Super Flower Golden Green thats been modified to be fully modular

There are some other options as well
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