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One of the things I found .... well let's say interesting .... is putting the effort into individually sleeving 24 PSU cables and then leaving them to scatter ever which way when routing .... I think the original single sleeve looks less obtrusive.

OTOH, if there was some way to organize them so they say straight ........

1. I have seen then tied together with sewing thread .....

2. I wondered whether something like this work to hold sleeved 24 pin PSU cables nice and neat ? Without seeing them and getting a sense of scale, hard to judge whether they'd help or improve things aesthetically.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13590/ele-865/ModSmart_4_Wire_Kobra_SS_Cable_Mount_-_White_PCS-CB-4M.html?tl=g2c34s806#blank

Option 1 - stick 3 in a row on MoBo tray and just stick bottom 12 in figuring some way to tie to top and bottom cable pairs together

Option 2 - Use 6 of em, glue them back to back and stick in middle between the two rows of 12

3. Other suggestions ?

I never did understand why they didn't make the 24 pin connector look like the image below (my build color scheme)

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There's a special section for this http://www.overclock.net/f/17973/cables-and-sleeving

3. When using PET sleeving, if you stretch it completely, then sleeve+wire won't be so flexible. You can then 'train' the wires to be lined up together and they will hold their shape. Have a look at Lutro0's gallery http://www.overclock.net/g/a/30521/lutro0-customs-sleeving-gallery/
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Wow....989 pages..... too much for one evening's reading

just saw this .... for $20 .... I was thinking man that will save me some time

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16369/cab-939/MaxFinder_Triple_Braided_24-Pin_Motherboard_Extension_Cable_-_25cm_-_Black_Blood_Red_MF-OBB-A24-25.html
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Indeed, that sure will save you some time. But you won't enjoy the sleeving and will not be able to say : Look, I made this all by myself.
That's why sleevers do their thing.
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I have done it before but the reason was I didn't have an attractive quality alternative. I did get a sense of accomplishment out of it.....well kinda did after cables 1,2 and 3 ....but the rest got a bit tedious. And it still have plenty of other cables to sleeve. The other attraction is ya still have custom choices, .....length, colors, ends, etc......(I love the look of the heatshrinkless sleeving) and it lessens the impact on work and family time during a new build.

I still might do it myself but nice knowing that if pressed for time, I have an alternative.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 10/19/13 at 12:08pm
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