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I've sleeved for roughly 6 years or so, on / off of course, 3 builds I've done for myself, and several others for friends in the past.

Nowadays I only use MDPC

http://en.mdpc-x.com/

Not advertising Nils by any means, although he is an awesome guy! smile.gif

Lutro is another great guy, I just haven't used any of his products as of yet.

http://lutro0-customs.com/

I've went through Martin in the past, and he does fantastic work! and a pleasure to do business.

http://www.psychosleeve.com/

Lutro offers imo a more broader variety of options, and is located in the US.

Nils offers the infamous MDPC sleeving, (the sleeving used on the murdermod builds)

he is located in Germany, so International shipping, but tbh imho it's not a problem at all.

Martin will custom any order, he primarily uses MDPC sleeving, and I believe he is the one who sleeved the first murdermod build.
Martin's work is second to none!

Not do discredit anyone else, or be bias towards any one person / company.

Doing the sleeving yourself and the time from start to finish strictly depends on #1 Experience, and #2 how much you need to do.

for me doing a 24 pin takes about 6 hours, that involves removing the pins, cutting the wire, crimping, sleeving, heatshrink (which is optional) - more on that in a second; and installing the new sleeved wire into the connector.
As I mentioned in my last post, it is very repetitive, but with a repetitive task, you can "assembly line" the process. meaning if your doing a 24 pin simply cut all 24 wires to length, crimp all 24 wires, and well sleeving one at a time tongue.gif.

Heatshrinkless is a personal choice which requires some practice but imo it looks awesome! the way I do it is basically use the sleeving as my "heatshrink" by simply melting the sleeve onto the wire, I could explain the process but I know there are many guides on how to do it in these forums.

the Tools you'll need are...
A pin remover
crimper
heat gun
razor blade / exacto knife
ruler
sleeving (no brainer tongue.gif)
connectors
wire
and pins

To do all cables, 24 pin, 4 6 pins, 1 8 pin, 4x SATA & power, various 4 pin molex, and 12 fans, took me about 30 or so hours, the sata connectors took me the longest only because my last build was the first time i ever did it.

the trick is don't work on it all weekend, your work will go down the tube, work on it when your wife / kids (if that's your situation) are gone, and you got the house to yourself! I normally get up in the morning before my wife / kid, and start working on for a couple hours until they wake up.
Thanks for the links and info! I'd rather spend my time sleeving them then spending that kind of money on them lol! Looks like they do fantastic work though smile.gif
post #102 of 109
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Hi all, sorry for no updates recently! All that is left in this build is to figure out mobo and ram..again, it will be a 2011 socket mobo. Once I can figure these out, I will order parts and get this build log started smile.gif

EDIT: Does anyone else have any input on going the server/folding pc route as well with this gaming build. It would shoot the budget out the window but it is an "overkill" build right? If i did so I would get parts along these lines:
$550 - 4x AMD Opteron 61xx CPUs (Ebay ~$125 - 175 per cpu)
$658 - Supermicro H8QGi+-F AMD Quad G34 Socket Motherboard (New)
$60 - 16x Micron or Hynix ECC 1GB DDR3 1333 or 1600 (Cas 9 v1.5) (Used MAC DIMMs on Ebay $3 -$4)
$100 - 850W GOLD PSU (Prefer Corsair or Seasonic w/ 3yr - 5yr Warranty)
$136 - 4x Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
$10 - Zalman’s Super Thermal Grease (STG)
$20 - Misc Hardware for board & CPU Cooler mounting
$ 1534 - Approx Bargain AMD G34 4P
Edited by JKin08 - 8/9/13 at 5:27am
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If you would like to give input on the server/folding part of the rig please go to this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1417159/server-folding-rig
As an update for everyone else, as of now the budget is pretty much out the window and now I am using the caselabs TX10. One side will house the server/folding rig and the opposite side will house this extreme build. This project will probably be the biggest and greatest build i've ever done, so feel free to strap in and hold on for the ride! biggrin.gif
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Sorry OP, when I made my original estimates on Opteron 6128 prices I way over estimated. Opteron 6128's can be bought on eBay for around $30-$40 each now I saw, I think I estimated something like $100 a chip before?
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Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
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500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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Sorry OP, when I made my original estimates on Opteron 6128 prices I way over estimated. Opteron 6128's can be bought on eBay for around $30-$40 each now I saw, I think I estimated something like $100 a chip before?
That is correct. Brand new that is the right price, I found great condition ones on ebay for $30. I will be using those smile.gif
post #107 of 109
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I've sleeved for roughly 6 years or so, on / off of course, 3 builds I've done for myself, and several others for friends in the past.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Nowadays I only use MDPC

http://en.mdpc-x.com/

Not advertising Nils by any means, although he is an awesome guy! smile.gif

Lutro is another great guy, I just haven't used any of his products as of yet.

http://lutro0-customs.com/

I've went through Martin in the past, and he does fantastic work! and a pleasure to do business.

http://www.psychosleeve.com/

Lutro offers imo a more broader variety of options, and is located in the US.

Nils offers the infamous MDPC sleeving, (the sleeving used on the murdermod builds)

he is located in Germany, so International shipping, but tbh imho it's not a problem at all.

Martin will custom any order, he primarily uses MDPC sleeving, and I believe he is the one who sleeved the first murdermod build.
Martin's work is second to none!

Not do discredit anyone else, or be bias towards any one person / company.

Doing the sleeving yourself and the time from start to finish strictly depends on #1 Experience, and #2 how much you need to do.

for me doing a 24 pin takes about 6 hours, that involves removing the pins, cutting the wire, crimping, sleeving, heatshrink (which is optional) - more on that in a second; and installing the new sleeved wire into the connector.
As I mentioned in my last post, it is very repetitive, but with a repetitive task, you can "assembly line" the process. meaning if your doing a 24 pin simply cut all 24 wires to length, crimp all 24 wires, and well sleeving one at a time tongue.gif.

Heatshrinkless is a personal choice which requires some practice but imo it looks awesome! the way I do it is basically use the sleeving as my "heatshrink" by simply melting the sleeve onto the wire, I could explain the process but I know there are many guides on how to do it in these forums.

the Tools you'll need are...
A pin remover
crimper
heat gun
razor blade / exacto knife
ruler
sleeving (no brainer tongue.gif)
connectors
wire
and pins

To do all cables, 24 pin, 4 6 pins, 1 8 pin, 4x SATA & power, various 4 pin molex, and 12 fans, took me about 30 or so hours, the sata connectors took me the longest only because my last build was the first time i ever did it.

the trick is don't work on it all weekend, your work will go down the tube, work on it when your wife / kids (if that's your situation) are gone, and you got the house to yourself! I normally get up in the morning before my wife / kid, and start working on for a couple hours until they wake up.

and to add up to the list , ive been using https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ensourced-Custom-Sleeved-Cables/351225731619723?ref=stream for my last 2 customers ...

top notch and quality service , you can customize the colors ( got a wide variety ) the combinations and the length , and its not super expensive ( remember that they are extensions )
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post #108 of 109
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Hi all, sorry for no updates recently, some problems arose! But im back in the game and the EVGA dark mobo is now ordered along with the other parts. Ivy Bridge E will be ordered upon release. Build log starting soon biggrin.gif
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