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- All wiring I use is out of stock. The 22 AWG I use is out of stock at MainFrameCustoms & 16 AWG wiring from Icemodz is out of Stock. I have no idea when it will be back in-stock & haven't found a place that sells the same kind of wiring.
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- ^ Their completely sold out of 16mm version. It seem it's going to suffer the same issue all tube lighting has. The lighting will keep degrading the longer the tubing is & how many bends the tubing has.

- Was their some kind of stealth Release by AlphaCool? I notice AlphaCool all of a suddenly have bigger ID bending inserts for their 16/13mm tubing now.

Hmm, What to do? I'm kind of stuck until I get the rest of my sleeving supplies.
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- First Sata are Round cabled (Not Sleeved yet), Second are done by CableMod, & Final one was sleeved by me with MDPC-X.
- Started some cable management.
post #564 of 588
Man those sata cables look really thick. I like the heat shrink over the connector end much better thumb.gif
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Wire: 16AWG 2.4mm (This is thicker wire then what most place carry, I prefer it since it's easier to mold to how I want it). It can be obtained from Mod-One or Ice-modz. I haven't seen it anywhere else being sold. For 22AWG I only use MainFrameCustoms (Since it has a very thick threads & it's higher grade wiring compared to what you can buy at other places. You could also get ribbon style wiring for 22AWG (same that Corsair uses on their fans). It's very expensive compared to normal 22 AWG wire. 150 ft of normal wiring will cost 30 dollars, 150 feet or Ribbon wire will cost about 200 dollars.

I thought the same about 16AWG wire being a better option, but i found it practically to be a giant pain in the ass. It was most notable with a 24pin atx power cable being so stiff to bend and get shaped correctly. Doing tight bends causes all sorts of issues with breaking cable combs. My 180 bend needed a bigger radius because it was putting a lot of stress on the motherboard connector.

I did a full power cable, so i had some wire crossing and a double wire to deal with from pin to pin. Since your cable goes to the PSU directly and there's a large 180 bend, i hope your psu has 1-1 pin mapping. Otherwise, good luck!
post #566 of 588
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- 16 AWG was finally shipped from Icemodz last night.

- This Looks to be the same 22 AWG wire MainFrameCustoms Uses, All data matches(Thankfully the print on the wire helped). Since I have no idea nor does MFC know when their getting more 22 AWG wire in (Link: http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?r=566-9921-100-10)

- The biggest issue with MFC is they don't stock enough supplies to cover the demand. Theirs about a month wait for their next major order to arrive. Their cable combs theirs about a four month wait (that's due to the fact that their combs have to be hand drilled).

- Touching up all my custom painted items before I finally apply the finishing coat to everything, to try to prevent & scratches or paint chips.

- I should be getting my big shipment of cable sleeving supplies tomorrow, Since I used International Express.

- For those needing MDPC-X or any kind of sleeving supplies Mod-One is currently having a sale. 15% of their entire store (Should have waited an extra day before I ordered my 100ft of small Sleeving)

- I'll most likely be using Darkside Sata Cables (Un-Sleeved) for my build. The one issue I found out with THW10 cases (All Double wide cases), Is it kind of knocks the Sata cables off to a certain degree. Not sure if using longer stand-offs would work. It might not allow the IO shield to placed in the cut out properly. I'll be returning the Round Sata cables ( These cables would have been allot better if they were already sleeved & had a latch at both ends).
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I thought the same about 16AWG wire being a better option, but i found it practically to be a giant pain in the ass. It was most notable with a 24pin atx power cable being so stiff to bend and get shaped correctly. Doing tight bends causes all sorts of issues with breaking cable combs. My 180 bend needed a bigger radius because it was putting a lot of stress on the motherboard connector.

I did a full power cable, so i had some wire crossing and a double wire to deal with from pin to pin. Since your cable goes to the PSU directly and there's a large 180 bend, i hope your psu has 1-1 pin mapping. Otherwise, good luck!

- The thicker versions are easier to train. I'm guessing the wire you used was not the best. Since the wire I use is very easy to bend & shape.
- Don't use acrylic cable combs use aluminum or Carbon Fiber ones, Those can't break.
- I don't think any ATX has a 1:1 mapping. They all have some sort of doubled wire or crossing wires.
- Everything been planned out & tested (As you can see in the Photos), Plus I have done ATX cables before I know exactly what to expect.
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- The thicker versions are easier to train. I'm guessing the wire you used was not the best. Since the wire I use is very easy to bend & shape.
- Don't use acrylic cable combs use aluminum or Carbon Fiber ones, Those can't break.
- I don't think any ATX has a 1:1 mapping. They all have some sort of doubled wire or crossing wires.
- Everything been planned out & tested (As you can see in the Photos), Plus I have done ATX cables before I know exactly what to expect.

I was trying to say when you have all 24 16awg wires in plastic sleeve together, it's not as manageable as it seems when playing around with a single wire or a 8pin gpu cable. I bought all my materials from mainframe customs. my cable route had to go from front to back - back to front. It needed a couple twists and a few 90 degree bends in close proximity.
post #569 of 588
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I was trying to say when you have all 24 16awg wires in plastic sleeve together, it's not as manageable as it seems when playing around with a single wire or a 8pin gpu cable. I bought all my materials from mainframe customs. my cable route had to go from front to back - back to front. It needed a couple twists and a few 90 degree bends in close proximity.

Like I said it's not the first time I have done a ATX cable. My ATX cable is already finished (I'm just waiting on connector for the one side). Plus MDPC-X sleeving expands if needed.

MainFrameCustoms teleios sleeving is very tight materials to start with. Which may be the reason why you had issues with your cables. MDPC-X is in an entirely different league, MDPC-X Very easy to work with and to train the cables.
post #570 of 588
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- Looks like customs has delayed my package from UPS from today to unknown date. No sleeving supplies to atlease Monday.
- Since I'm kind of stuck until my sleeving supplies arrive, I might as well work on my lighting. I have 4x RGB (20"). 4x UV (12" Maximum size they make) | 2x small UV (About 6")
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