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OEM Sleeving on a non-modular PSU. (examples and quick explanation)

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I have had a large ammount of people ask about how to sleeve a non-modular PSU so I have decided to share some photos!

These are from the Sponsored Elektron Mod.







These are from A job we did for TimmyTechTV


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These are from the Aspros Mod.





As you can see its pretty straight forward to sleeve them. But PSU like the Hadreon need to be modded a bit to fit all of the wires. We had to rewire it and then bring a split on the outside to fit everything. In the future we would do splits for any cable needing more then 1 of the same connector then we may not have to mod the psu so much.

This is taken from the Sleeving FAQ
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How To Sleeve A Non-Modular And Semi-Modular PSU.
– How to sleeve a PSU that has hardwired cables?

It is relatively simple to sleeve a Non-Modular and Semi-Modular PSU. You only have two options to pick from:

a. Keep your warranty - You will sleeve and shrink the cables up to the area where the cables enter the PSU and then use a larger piece of heatshrink to sleeve them all together. (a zip tie under the heatshrink is typically used to hold them in place) This allows you to keep your warranty (contact psu maker to make sure) but looks kinda ugly if you can see your powersupply through your window. Super glue is also helpfull for keeping the bunch in place.

b. Kill your warranty - In this method you simply remove the cover to your PSU and then sleeve the cables up inside of the PSU so that the cables are heatshrunk inside of the psu cover and then using a zip tie on the inside of the PSu to secure them. Brush on super glue under the heatshrink and under the sleeve will keep them in place better, Also I suggest using adhesive lined heatshrink for use inside of the PSU.

This method is by far the best and will look professional and clean. Please be careful when working inside of a PSU as the capacitors will hold enough of a charge to shock the crud out of you. Also please note that you may need to widen the hole where the cables enter as once you sleeve them the bundle will be thicker. I suggest taping off the psu with painters tape and then cutting out the hole to keep shavings out of the PSU.

At this point you can also choose to mod the PSU Fan in the PSU with a different one. Their will be a proprioatry connector that can be removed and soldered back onto the fan. Please make sure to use a fan that is the same cfm or better for the psu and make sure that the fan works before putting it all back together so your PSU does not overheat.

You can terminate cables you will not use by unsoldering them inside the psu or simply cutting them and sealing the ends - but please only attempt this if you are sure of what you are doing.

Edited by Lutro0 - 4/17/14 at 11:06am
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This is fantastic! I was just thinking how much I needed a guide like this. thumb.gif
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Western Digital Black SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe Corsair H75  NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM  Windows 10 BenQ 32" IPS 4K (BL3201PH) Vortex Poker 3 (White with White LED) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600w Ncase M1 V5 (Silver) Logitech G102 Prodigy (Matte White) Glorious PC Gaming Race XXL Extended 
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This is fantastic! I was just thinking how much I needed a guide like this. thumb.gif

Hey no problem, its pretty straight forward but its good to spell it out so people know for sure what to do.
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