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Hello,
My PSU is a Corsair SF600. The way the motherboard power line goes is that it comes from an 18+10pin plug into the power supply which is fed into a standard 24pin into the motherboard.

I'm curious how that works when making the cables. I read that custom cords for this PSU (for the 24 and PCIe) involves 'wire doubling' -> (https://smallformfactor.net/reviews/powersupplies/corsair-sf600-review-new-player-joined)

Are there any tutorials out there not being picked out by Google that I'm missing?

Thanks
post #2 of 7
You want to sleeve your own cables or buy an aftermarket sleeved set?
   
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I'm looking to actually make my own smile.gif
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Okay then - can't really help you much there,since I've never done it myself..

But I think that Lutr0 video tutorials might help you,so give it a go :

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lutr0+sleeving+tutorial

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post #5 of 7
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;-; I can't find Corsair PSU guides here

Apparently Corsair and Seasonic like being special and don't have symmetrical pins for their 24's (And PCIe, which is news to me)

It means to me either theres void pin slots or theres wire doubling and I need to figure out which of those that is. I'm shocked there doesn't seem to be a guide for these specific brands since I'd imagine someone's had to figure this out before :/???
post #6 of 7
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I cracked open my case and basically ruined the barely-put-together cable setup but I figured out what I needed to know
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by mcKempt View Post

;-; I can't find Corsair PSU guides here

Apparently Corsair and Seasonic like being special and don't have symmetrical pins for their 24's (And PCIe, which is news to me)

It means to me either theres void pin slots or theres wire doubling and I need to figure out which of those that is. I'm shocked there doesn't seem to be a guide for these specific brands since I'd imagine someone's had to figure this out before :/???

All the PSUs I ever sleeved had double cables! As for a brand-specific guide, I don't really see the point, because there are two ways of dealing with the double cables:

1. Split somewhere in the middle (EVGA PSU)




or
2. Crimp two wires together (made this quickly as an example)





Corsair SF600 24-pin with crimped double wires



Second option works best with Paracord, because when melting it results in less molten material at the base of the terminal and will fit easier into the connector. Plastic sleeve (Teleios or MDCP_X) will make it more difficult to fit two wires into the connector, but with a little extra trimming it can be done. You just have to have the minimum amount of molten plastic at the terminal base, so it fits easier.

That's it! This applies to all PSUs (that I know of) that have double wires.

Another thing I recommend is making your own pinout. For most PSUs you will find pinouts on OCN or the web, but making your own will help you when sleeving, sort of like experience under your belt with seeing where each wire goes.

Good luck and have fun sleeving!!
Edited by GetToTheChopaa - 4/15/17 at 2:52pm
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