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No, I don't mean sleeving. I mean their bulk wire, specifically their 18AWG. FrozenCPU has it at $20 for 200ft - I cannot beat that price, and I need a LOT of wire (about 325ft total.) But that super low price also has me a bit suspicious about the overall quality. Anyone used it before? Any experiences to share, bad or good? Or is it a just a really great price on good wire?
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Although I've not used their wire I have used their sleeve and heatshrink and found it good quality. I also wouldn't expect FrozenCPU to sell rubbish either. That wire is priced about the same as the metric equivalent 24/0.2 wire is in the UK so while that might seem cheap to you it seems normal price to me.
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

Although I've not used their wire I have used their sleeve and heatshrink and found it good quality. I also wouldn't expect FrozenCPU to sell rubbish either. That wire is priced about the same as the metric equivalent 24/0.2 wire is in the UK so while that might seem cheap to you it seems normal price to me.

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of their sleeving but it's hardly as bad as folks make it out to be. And FrozenCPU's been my go-to for ages since they tend not to carry junk. But unfortunately, this is one of those builds where things are not as easy as they seem. Oddly, I have had NO luck finding comparable wire at comparable prices here - everything else is substantially more expensive. At least twice as much, even with quantity discounts applied. FrozenCPU's other wire (the UL1007 silicone) comes out to $50/200ft, so you can guess why I'm a bit skeptical of the quality on the mod/smart stuff.
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Although more expensive this wire from Amazon is good quality and being narrower diameter than normal makes it easier to sleeve.
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Although more expensive this wire from Amazon is good quality and being narrower diameter than normal makes it easier to sleeve.

I'm not too concerned about ease of sleeving - more concerned with voltage stability and insulation flexibility since some of the runs can easily go from solid to borderline/failure. (I had an actual EE run the numbers for me, just in case.) There's also a couple crazy bends involved out of necessity due to the motherboard and chassis layout, so it's pretty easy for iffy quality insulation to crack. frown.gif
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Lutro0 used that wire I linked to, if it was good enough for him it should be good enough for anybody.
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post #7 of 7
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Lutro0 used that wire I linked to, if it was good enough for him it should be good enough for anybody.

Ha ha, or since it's sleeved, you can get it even cheaper in brown.
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