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I've got a Corsair AX860. So it's fully modular.

 

I have two choices.

 

1. Buy NZXT extensions. I've heard these are very high quality. I wouldn't have to risk damaging my PSU. I would have to live with the ugly cables connected to the PSU, and won't have any "leftovers" to sleeve other things like audio and USB connectors. Total comes out to $50 for just the PCI-E, 24 Pin and 8 Pin.

 

2. Sleeve myself. I've already got a small Lamptron Toolkit for modding, but no crimper. I will be able to sleeve all the way to the PSU with top quality (MDPC-X) sleeving. I will also be able to use the leftovers to sleeve things like USB and Audio wires. This will take time and skill. I risk damaging my power supply's connectors. I will need (148 FEET + 30%). This method costs ~$65.

 

About method #2. I can use MDPC-X "small" sleeve for the PSU wires correct? Will this also work on usb and front panel audio connectors?

 

So, this is my dilemma. Help me out fellow modders!

 

P.S. This is all for the build in my sig. I'm thinking of WHITE sleeving for all wires. If you guys could check it out and tell me what you think for sleeving color, please do!


Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 9/4/13 at 4:46pm
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Its really up to you if you want to put in the time to sleeve a PSU. It does take a lot of time and patience to do it properly, but is really worth the effort if done properly.

With regard to mdpc small, from what I can see it will be too small to fit over the USB/Audio ports and cabling. mdpc do make sleeve for USB and audio
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Its really up to you if you want to put in the time to sleeve a PSU. It does take a lot of time and patience to do it properly, but is really worth the effort if done properly.

With regard to mdpc small, from what I can see it will be too small to fit over the USB/Audio ports and cabling. mdpc do make sleeve for USB and audio

I'm talking about the internal motherboard headers. I would like to individually sleeve those aswell.

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As was I. You could probably stretch it over, but I dont see it looking very good
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I honestly think pcs look cleaner if you just buy a PSU with nicely sleeved cables.... Like my EVGA 650G #SEXIIII. I sleeved my last PSU and it looks good, but nothing beats the cleanliness of one tidy bundle of cables. This of course is purely my view and im sure many disagree.
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As was I. You could probably stretch it over, but I dont see it looking very good

Then what size should I use for the audio, usb, and front panel wires?

 

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I honestly think pcs look cleaner if you just buy a PSU with nicely sleeved cables.... Like my EVGA 650G #SEXIIII. I sleeved my last PSU and it looks good, but nothing beats the cleanliness of one tidy bundle of cables. This of course is purely my view and im sure many disagree.
The sleeving on my AX 860 is already exactly like that....It's nice but...far from impressive I must say.

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You should sleeve yourself. Pretty good experience smile.gif I could also recommend paracord, for a lot cheaper than MDPC with a lot more colour choices, but up to you of course.
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It's simple really, go the third route. Buying custom power cables from moddiy wink.gif
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You could get the presleeved cables from corsair http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/psu-accessories-1.html
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You should sleeve yourself. Pretty good experience smile.gif I could also recommend paracord, for a lot cheaper than MDPC with a lot more colour choices, but up to you of course.

I've heard bad things about paracord. Then I've also heard people say they liked it at first, then bought MDPC-X and regretted the paracord. So I'm fairly concerned about paracord, though I have considered it.

 

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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

It's simple really, go the third route. Buying custom power cables from moddiy wink.gif

Getting fully sleeved cables for the AX860 would cost me over $100 to have a complete set.

 

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Originally Posted by kt6999 View Post

You could get the presleeved cables from corsair http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/psu-accessories-1.html

 

They only have 24 Pins ATM. No clue when they'll have complete sets in. What I do know is the complete sets cost $100....not really interested.

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