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As an example I want my PSU sleeving to look like this:


http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...xperience.html
Okay...if you want it to look like that...you're just going to need to order nothing but maybe about 15+ feet of the smallest sleeving. I would also suggest you get yourself some multi-colored electrical tape for make sure you get the right ones in the right holes when you put them back in. Also, make sure you let your PSU discharge for over 24 hours so you don't shock the hell out of yourself. Also, keep in mind that opening up your PSU will void your warranty.

Actually, after looking at that....those sleeve's they used are really really super small. According to their website, they use custom diameter sleeves. Try finding them in that size. Just know it's going to take you a long ass time to go from start to finish trying to make it look like theirs.
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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
Okay...if you want it to look like that...you're just going to need to order nothing but maybe about 15+ feet of the smallest sleeving. I would also suggest you get yourself some multi-colored electrical tape for make sure you get the right ones in the right holes when you put them back in. Also, make sure you let your PSU discharge for over 24 hours so you don't shock the hell out of yourself. Also, keep in mind that opening up your PSU will void your warranty.

Actually, after looking at that....those sleeve's they used are really really super small. According to their website, they use custom diameter sleeves. Try finding them in that size. Just know it's going to take you a long ass time to go from start to finish trying to make it look like theirs.
Yeah, I know it will take awhile but I have done stuff as tedious as this that requires patience. For example I used to string lacrosse sticks, sometimes taking days to complete. http://image52.webshots.com/452/9/25...0DNrfGd_fs.jpg

And is there a need for me to open the PSU or can I get away with leaving it closed? All the current sleeving doesn't go into the PSU so it should be easy to do the same for the new sleeving.

EDIT: Also I'm just using the PSU as an example. I'm not trying to have the same diameter sleeving as them. I'm planning on using 1/8 like in the XS tutorial.
Edited by Marin - 12/17/08 at 2:51am
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post #13 of 17
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Yeah, I know it will take awhile but I have done stuff as tedious as this that requires patience. For example I used to string lacrosse sticks, sometimes taking days to complete. http://image52.webshots.com/452/9/25...0DNrfGd_fs.jpg

And is there a need for me to open the PSU or can I get away with leaving it closed? All the current sleeving doesn't go into the PSU so it should be easy to do the same for the new sleeving.
If you are fine with it just going up to the housing you won't need to open it up. Even if you wanted the sleeving to go into the PSU I don't think it would all fit without modifying the existing hole for the wires to all pass through.
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Yeah, I know it will take awhile but I have done stuff as tedious as this that requires patience. For example I used to string lacrosse sticks, sometimes taking days to complete. http://image52.webshots.com/452/9/25...0DNrfGd_fs.jpg

And is there a need for me to open the PSU or can I get away with leaving it closed? All the current sleeving doesn't go into the PSU so it should be easy to do the same for the new sleeving.
You don't have to go into the PSU but you'll need to tie them down tight either using alot of small ties or sliding the tubing on (I wouldn't recommend this unless you have a heat gun as you could risk melting the shielding on the wires).
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Also is using a hairdryer fine for heatshrink?

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Once you have done this end you can either use a heatgun or the missus hair dryer to heat the shrink up so that it keeps the sleeving in place. Do the same at the other end and once that cable is done simply click it back into place within the plug like so.
I just want to check.
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Also is using a hairdryer fine for heatshrink?


I just want to check.
Dunno...I guess if it gets hot enough sure. I just used a heatgun. I tried a lighter first but it was hard to get even heat so I went and bought a heatgun.
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Yup as long as it is a decent wattage like 1000W+. Hair dryers are made to do more volume than heat guns but it's the same principle.

edit:
This was labeled wrong:
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2 x Dual 6Pin PCI-E connector (550mm) - 6 wires
It should be:
2 x Dual 6Pin PCI-E connector (550mm + 250mm) - 6 wires

So you need to add ~10 feet to the estimate.
Edited by shinji2k - 12/17/08 at 3:08am
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