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Extension length? and best sleeving choice?

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Alright so im new to sleeving but i want to make some sleeved extensions for my pc and was just curious as to what the normal extension length for the 24pin would be? i have the corsair carbine air 540 case in white so cable management is no problem for me but im going with a blue white and maybe black sleeving, i can buy paracord locally but it seems like the plastic sleeving is easier for the heatshrink less method, any idea what i should use?
post #2 of 7
Usually, most people do the minimum length needed for whatever cable you are hooking up. Sleeving is a personal choice... it is what you like, and what looks good in your build. It seems like Paracord is "in" right now... but as you said, for No Heatshrink sleeving, the plastic is an option. Although you can stuff the ends of paracord into the connectors if your lengths are perfect, and you heat it just a bit.


No Heat Shrink Paracord:.

MDPC Sleeve: http://www.overclock.net/t/1211251/heatshrink-less-mdpc-sleeving-d-updated-2-12-2012/0_20

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=40613

good general purpose How To guide : http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/5175/case-smithing-getting-started-with-diy-cable-sleeving/index.html
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post #3 of 7
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i was just curious as to what length people normally choose for doing an extension for figuring out how much sleeving i need to purchase to figure out all my costs, but ive seen lutro's guides on both mdpc and paracord but i also like the paracord for the lacing ability which ive done cable lacing and connector crimping before so i have no issue with that.
post #4 of 7
Why would you not link to probably the best video sleeving guides?

A few to look at here
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

Why would you not link to probably the best video sleeving guides?

A few to look at here

I agree... Lutro0 has good gudes... but I was doing some specific searches.. and they didn't come up in those searches.
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post #6 of 7
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yeah ive watched all his videos but i was just curious as to what people had better results with and such, but what would you guys say is a good length to make extensions? a foot would seem to be too long but idk maybe 8 inch extensions?
post #7 of 7
I had great results using LutroOs Teleios Sleeve and the heatshrink-less method. For plastic sleeving MDPC-X or LutroOs are the best options. I've not personally used MDPC-X, but it has been considered the best for a while. The Teleios sleeve is relatively new, but is considered a very close competitor to MDPC-X. I have been using it for my current build and it has been excellent. Great coverage, good colors, and melts evenly (for Heatshrink-less). Also, it has a good price and is faster to acquire in the US.

Teleios Sleeving -> http://lutro0-customs.com/collections/types?q=Specialty+PET+Sleeve
MDPC-X -> http://en.mdpc-x.com/mdpc-sleeve/sleeve.htm

The LutroO and MDPC-X shops have everything you will need to make your own custom cables in addition to the sleeving.

Here are some pics of my sleeving using the Teleios (colors are black, white, and gray):

As for the length, it really depends on your build. The way you route and manage your cable will determine the length required. The best way is to measure the cables you plan to sleeve and calculate the sleeving length needed. Add about 20% for mess-ups (They WILL happen) and for sleeve length contraction and stretching. Nothing worse than running out of sleeve halfway through a project.
LutroO Teleios Sleeve Pictures (Click to show)









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