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First Time Sleeving - Seeking Opinions - Black/Red

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Also my first post here on Overclock.net! Hello People!

So, over the past month I've been accumulating the tools/supplies to sleeve my rig. I FINALLY found time and started working on it this past weekend.

I decided to go with black and Imperial Red Paracord, because of the cost. Also because I ordered it before I really did any research on the "best" sleeving. If I could do it over again I'd spend the extra money on MDPC-x or LC Teleios.

So far I have the 24 pin, 8 pin/4pin non-modular cables of my power supply done. I chose to do the "ruin my warrenty and chop a square out of my PSU" route. I'm hoping to finish the rest of the cables this coming weekend. But we'll see how much time I have.

I also wanted to say thank you to Lutro0 and all the random sleeving videos on teh Youtubes for showing me how to do this.

Setup:
Case: Corsair 750D
Mobo: Asus ROG Maximus V Extreme
CPU: Intel i7 2600K @ 4.5ghz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 (Plan on doing a custom loop in a month or two)
GFX: MSI nVidia GTX 680 4GB Twin Frozr III
RAM: 16GB G.Skill DDR3
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 500GB
HDD: WD Black 1TB

Cheers,
Jeremy




I hope to have the entire backside of this case looking as nice as the two sleeved bundles when I'm done. I didn't bother to do much cable management with the non-sleeved cables as I plan on sleeving them next weekend. Then I'll go crazy on management.




I'm not super happy with the heat shrink job I did. I'll most likely take the cables out and redo that at some point. Wont be hard as I slightly super glued the sleeving for extra durability.






And Messy Desk - Need to clean this up badly.
post #2 of 9
Hey, I must say that you did a great job on routing your sleeved cables smile.gif!
The sleeving itself is ok, but I think the heatshrink could use some more heat.
From my point of view, it looks like the heatshrink isn't tightened enough around the sleeving, giving alot of clearance.
Btw, why did you use super glue in this case?
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Because I used shorter heatshrink the paracord didn't want to stay in place. A little super glue did the trick. I cut my heatshrink at 17mm, and I think recommended is around 22mm. But I didn't want that long heatshrink look.

And I agree with the heat shrink not being "shrunk" enough. I plan on redoing it this coming weekend.
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Originally Posted by JeremyDwayne View Post

Because I used shorter heatshrink the paracord didn't want to stay in place. A little super glue did the trick. I cut my heatshrink at 17mm, and I think recommended is around 22mm. But I didn't want that long heatshrink look.

And I agree with the heat shrink not being "shrunk" enough. I plan on redoing it this coming weekend.

Shorter heatshrink you say? Niels from MDPC sells his heatshrink at 15mm a piece (which is the most recommended size btw).
I'm just saying this because I think you're going to have a hard time removing the sleeving with that glue. You'll have some sleeving that will be stuck in the glue, which is going to consume alot of time if you want to remove all of this residue and stuff.

About the heatshrink, don't be scared to burn it smile.gif. Just keep your lighter relatively far from your heatshrink and watch it shrink. You'll notice when it's shrunk enough.
Then, to be sure it's tightened enough, give it one last heatboost.

Good luck wink.gif
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post #5 of 9
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I thought the shorter heatshrink was usually only for mdpc type sleeving not paracord?
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Have never had any problems using 15mm heatshrink with paracord sleeving.
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post #7 of 9
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good to know. guess i just need to get my heatshrink shrunk down better in the future.
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Btw, I'm not telling you what the size of your heatshrink should be. I'm just telling you what works for me. If you are comfortable using 17mm long heatshrink, then most certainly do that! thumb.gif

Keep us up to date wink.gif!
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Reminds me that I didn't welcome you.. frown.gif


biggrin.gif Welcome to OCN! biggrin.gif
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