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Sleeving EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 & SATA Data Cables

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EDIT: If you are looking to see a sleeved EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2, see this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/1489429/sleeving-evga-supernova-1300-g2-sata-data-cables#post_22458487

I'm planning out a new build and will sleeve all the cables that come with the PSU. This will be my first time taking a crack at such a task, from the reading I've done on OCN I suspect it'll take me a bit of time so I will buy the PSU ahead of time, sleeve all the cables, then buy the rest of the components for the build.

I will need ~1000 watt PSU, I'd prefer fully modular for obvious reasons. From all the reviews I've reed the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 seems to be a great bang for the buck 1000+watt PSU. From reading this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/1420796/repository-of-power-supply-pin-outs, it looks like there are some caps I need to deal with for sleeving and I presume there will be some double wires in the 24pin connector.

According to lutro0's FAQ (http://www.overclock.net/t/1262900/frequently-asked-sleeving-questions "What Are The Easiest Powersupplies to Sleeve?), he removes the caps and leaves ample headroom in power. For some reason I don't feel comfortable removing the caps....ensuring clean power sounds comforting to me.

As for double wires, I suppose I can splice them, I know other's on the forum remove them altogether, but again I don't feel comfortable doing this.

So I guess my question is: Has anyone sleeved the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2, how easy was it? How did you deal with the caps? Is there another PSU of similar build quality and value I should be looking at? The Corsair AX1200 looks great, but I can't imagine spending the extra $ on it when the EVGA is such a great grab.

2nd question: I plan on sleeving with paracord. I understand I can't use paracord to sleeve the data SATA cables which leaves me with the choice of using different sleeving for the cables, or find a matching colored cable and route them as non-obtrusive as possible. I'm leaning to the latter of the two. Any thoughts or suggestions? If I go through all the trouble of sleeving the power supply I might as well sleeve the SATA cables to, but I don't want it to look odd with different types of sleeve (paracord + something else). Of course, something might be better than doing nothing to the cables.

I ran across a pic of the first PC I ever built. The cabling looks terrible (Give me a break, it was 2002)!! Hopefully I can do better this time around.


In my defense I did have a pretty awesome side panel mod. Kudos to whoever knows it first!

Edited by Smithcity - 6/24/14 at 9:39pm
post #2 of 12
If you use Akasa Proslim Slimline Sata data cables you not only get manageable Sata Data Length control (see this build log), but you also get more sleeving options than you started with.

Here's a PROSLIM between normal Sata 3 and sata 2 cables.
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If you use Akasa Proslim Slimline Sata data cables you not only get manageable Sata Data Length control (see this build log), but you also get more sleeving options than you started with.

Here's a PROSLIM between normal Sata 3 and sata 2 cables.

Ahh, thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know about the Proslim cables. I'll definitely consider getting those. They look a little bit painful to take apart, I'll probably break one or two of them, better order extra!
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Did some more looking, here is where I'm at. I need the best "bang-for-your-buck" 1000 watt + modular power supply for sleeving:

EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 - $190: Has caps on 24pin cable and double wires, difficult to sleeve

Corsair AX 1200i: $300 : On the expensive side. No external caps, no double wires, easy to sleeve

Corsair RM1000: $190: No external caps, no double wires, easy to sleeve

Does the above analysis sound correct? Any other PSU's I should consider? Based on those 3 if I want more than 1000 watts it looks like I go for the 1200i and save the sleeving troubles involved with the G2.
post #5 of 12
You are correct about not being able to use paracord for the sata data cables.

However there is nylon sleeving that comes in larger sizes that looks close but it is a huge pain in the butt to sleeve those cables with it.

My suggestion has always been to get some bitfenix sata data cables that match your scheme such as black. The reason I suggest them and use them when I have a full sleeving job with paracord is that they use a nylon material that closely resembles paracord and they mold the sleeving directly into the connectors which leaves you with a super clean look, and they are not very expensive.
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Originally Posted by Smithcity View Post

Did some more looking, here is where I'm at. I need the best "bang-for-your-buck" 1000 watt + modular power supply for sleeving:

EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 - $190: Has caps on 24pin cable and double wires, difficult to sleeve

Corsair AX 1200i: $300 : On the expensive side. No external caps, no double wires, easy to sleeve

Corsair RM1000: $190: No external caps, no double wires, easy to sleeve

Does the above analysis sound correct? Any other PSU's I should consider? Based on those 3 if I want more than 1000 watts it looks like I go for the 1200i and save the sleeving troubles involved with the G2.

the ax1200i and rm1000 both have double wires man. just like 1. i know for a fact the gpu cables have double wires
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Corsair AX 1200i: $300 : On the expensive side. No external caps, no double wires, easy to sleeve

Corsair RM1000: $190: No external caps, no double wires, easy to sleeve

Both of those PSUs have double wires just not very many of them and they are some of the easier units to sleeve.

The AX1200 non (I) version is also an easier one to sleeve.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post

You are correct about not being able to use paracord for the sata data cables.

However there is nylon sleeving that comes in larger sizes that looks close but it is a huge pain in the butt to sleeve those cables with it.

My suggestion has always been to get some bitfenix sata data cables that match your scheme such as black. The reason I suggest them and use them when I have a full sleeving job with paracord is that they use a nylon material that closely resembles paracord and they mold the sleeving directly into the connectors which leaves you with a super clean look, and they are not very expensive.

Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't know about bitfenix sata cables, I'll be picking some up!

I'll likely go with the AX1200i for sleeving. Will deal with double wires as they come.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't know about bitfenix sata cables, I'll be picking some up!

I'll likely go with the AX1200i for sleeving. Will deal with double wires as they come.

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post #10 of 12
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In case anyone is on this thread looking to see a sleeved EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 and is disappointed, sorry, I was simply trying to decide what PSU to go with. I ultimately decided to sleeve the G2.

Results are in the first update of my current build log: [Build Log] Corsair 900D --- "TX-61" --- Everything H2O Cooled
I also wrote a tutorial on sleeving capacitors here: [Tutorial] Sleeving EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 With Capacitors and "Stealth" Lacing
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