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No other major benefits besides looking sexy Some will argue that it improves airflow, but I don't think it's a huge benefit.
QFT, the only time I see sleeving making a difference in terms of airflow is when using it to make rounded cables out of ribbon cables.
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post #42 of 93
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Alright, I went to home depot today and got pissed off- First, because I was using 16AWG wire in the cables (18AWG wire is the MAXIMUM allowable diameter usable), which means I'll have to take off all the 6 pins I've already used and try to solder them onto the new, 18AWG wire. Second, HD didn't have 18AWG wire. So, this is what happened:




So, I went out and bought more tools...See attached pictures. Channellock angle cutters, as well as that really nifty wire stripper that was mentioned above.

Time to go to Radioshack!



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I know the feeling when shopping Lowe's; particularly since most of the employees don't know anything and bother me asking if I need any help, for me personally if I had any questions they wouldn't know the answer.
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You will thank me for suggesting those wire strippers!
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Picked up 3 15-foot spools of 18AWG wire at RadioCrack today, I don't know if it'll be enough but whatever.

Also stopped in at Aubuchon hardware, which was right next to RadioHack, and found my M3 bolts

Let the modding commence!
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cool
isnt it funny how "mini projects" turn into epic sagas?
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The molex cable is done Pictures will follow when I finish the EPS12v extension.
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<---- waits to see how they turned out
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post #49 of 93
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All right, had to pause work and watch Star Wars: Return of the Jedi on Spike TV

As work resumed, I ran into a snag (did this with the PCI-E cable, too): The 1 pin I had to solder to the wire does not lock into the socket. Any tips or ideas?

I still will post pictures, but not until I get this one fuggered out.
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