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I'm in the same boat with a 1000 G2 I want to sleeve. Has that same ridiculous split 24 pin on the PSU side. I'm considering just shortening the whole cable to a 4"-ish length then making an extension all the way to the MB. That or relocating the caps to the PSU side of the connector so they're a little less visible. PCIE cables are the same deal with that annoying cap at the end. Does the 1300 have them too?

Seems like this is gonna be a trip of a project...

Yes, the PCIE has that cap. Only the peripheral and sata cables do not have it.
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Any tips for doing heatshrinkless molex connectors? Specifically the one that has 2 wires going into the same hole

This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXaKt-tiVI0

Tried not doing it. Didn't work. So… do that. It’s the same for molex/atx/sata. Just splice your cable somewhere it cannot be seen, put heatshrink there, and be done with it. I would regret not doing it if I didn’t know I’d regret not trying another way out.
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got my 24 pin done for my build log, this one was a massive PITA for some reason, almost every pin was stuck in the connector, i broke a few of them out of rage, but got everything sorted out in the end.










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Hi guys wave2.gif,

Planning on sleeving my upcoming build and I was hoping you might help me before I pull the trigger on any orders.



I'll be using the above components and watercooling everything, probably with copper aquacomputer blocks (4770K and two 780ti's). It will all be going in to a 900D. Do you think a sleeving scheme like the one I mocked up below would look alright? Any suggestions welcome.



Can anyone give me a general idea of how much sleeving it will take to sleeve everything in the 900D also? I know I can get an estimate from my powersupply leads, but I'm not sure they will be sufficient to reach everything (planning on making my own cables so that's fine).

With regards to the cables, is it better to split the run with an extension to make it neater at the motherboard or is it generally better to just try for one long run to make grouping cables for management easier behind the motherboard tray (if that makes sense)? PSU will be a Cooler Master v1000 if that makes any difference.

One last question, i'm currently on the fence between Teleios and MDPC sleeving. Any reason to go with either considering this will be my first time sleeving?
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Hi guys wave2.gif,

Planning on sleeving my upcoming build and I was hoping you might help me before I pull the trigger on any orders.



I'll be using the above components and watercooling everything, probably with copper aquacomputer blocks (4770K and two 780ti's). It will all be going in to a 900D. Do you think a sleeving scheme like the one I mocked up below would look alright? Any suggestions welcome.



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With regards to the cables, is it better to split the run with an extension to make it neater at the motherboard or is it generally better to just try for one long run to make grouping cables for management easier behind the motherboard tray (if that makes sense)? PSU will be a Cooler Master v1000 if that makes any difference.

One last question, i'm currently on the fence between Teleios and MDPC sleeving. Any reason to go with either considering this will be my first time sleeving?

Camaro!

Yes, the colour scheme will work.

Depending on your PSU and determination to sleeve ALL wires (like the sata on that hot swap bay and the fan wires/etc.) you may end up using 250 feet of sleeving or somewhere around.

That 24 pin cable I posted above took a large portion of a 100-foot chunk of paracord. I ordered 300 feet, because I knew I’ll have screw ups (so far I have three or four botched pieces lying on the floor each about the length of a 24-pin), and almost finished the first 100-foot pack.

Using an extension is really a matter of preference and utility. Nothing stops you from combing and stitching the cable (or whatever your preferred binding solution) straight and orderly to your desired spot and letting it go haywire with splits and random pinouts from thereon, thereby making it equivalent to using an extension, but without the connector shebang, little difference really.
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Camaro! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yes, the colour scheme will work.

Depending on your PSU and determination to sleeve ALL wires (like the sata on that hot swap bay and the fan wires/etc.) you may end up using 250 feet of sleeving or somewhere around.

That 24 pin cable I posted above took a large portion of a 100-foot chunk of paracord. I ordered 300 feet, because I knew I’ll have screw ups (so far I have three or four botched pieces lying on the floor each about the length of a 24-pin), and almost finished the first 100-foot pack.

Using an extension is really a matter of preference and utility. Nothing stops you from combing and stitching the cable (or whatever your preferred binding solution) straight and orderly to your desired spot and letting it go haywire with splits and random pinouts from thereon, thereby making it equivalent to using an extension, but without the connector shebang, little difference really.


Hehe, you're right about the Camero, it wasn't planned! Decided on the MPower motherboard and then picked a scheme from there biggrin.gif.

250 feet isn't too bad, is that a generous estimate or should I add on some more ( 300 or so in total). Hot swap bay will probably come out but I'll attempt the front IO panel. Guess I'll see how I feel about the extensions when my PSU comes in, think the 24 pin is a bit of a mess with split cables, don't think there are any caps to faff around with though!

Thanks for the help kykyllika, +REP for your troubles thumb.gif
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I would try stick to 3 colours instead of the 4 you have with the fans. I just finished a similar theme and used the bequite silent wings for my case fans, look great and can use whatever on the rads if you put them between the rad&case. http://imgur.com/a/QDVfy

A tip about the ram, for me at least here in the UK its hard to get hold of. You can buy from Avexer directly, turned out a hell of a lot cheaper and they ship as a sample kit so i don't pay import tax.
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IMHO I think just two colours always looks better.
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IMHO I think just two colours always looks better.

I tend to agree with this, but I do think 3 colors can work really well as long as two of them are neutral (black, white, greys, etc) or complimentary to each other. In either case, less is more imo... accent colors should be used sparingly. I'm not a big fan of the "Lutro style" 24 pin pattern in a lot of cases, since it uses even amounts of 3 different colors. Cables look best when most cables match the primary chassis color (black, white, or shade 19 ftw)
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guys, i took the front I/O out :

each cable is 100 cm length till box and i am going to order from mdpc
3x10m.Sleeve SMALL - WHITE
3x10m Sleeve SATA - WHITE
3xPre-Cut Heatshrink SMALL - ANTHRACITE
3x Heatshrink SATA - ANTHRACITE



should i open the box and start sleeving from there?


and also how can i remove this connectors?
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I would try stick to 3 colours instead of the 4 you have with the fans. I just finished a similar theme and used the bequite silent wings for my case fans, look great and can use whatever on the rads if you put them between the rad&case. http://imgur.com/a/QDVfy

A tip about the ram, for me at least here in the UK its hard to get hold of. You can buy from Avexer directly, turned out a hell of a lot cheaper and they ship as a sample kit so i don't pay import tax.

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IMHO I think just two colours always looks better.

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I tend to agree with this, but I do think 3 colors can work really well as long as two of them are neutral (black, white, greys, etc) or complimentary to each other. In either case, less is more imo... accent colors should be used sparingly. I'm not a big fan of the "Lutro style" 24 pin pattern in a lot of cases, since it uses even amounts of 3 different colors. Cables look best when most cables match the primary chassis color (black, white, or shade 19 ftw)

I can see where you're coming from M00NIE, the shortage of GT ap-15's threw my fan choice off a fair bit, the specs and look of the e-loops caught my eye though. Think I might give them a try and possibly look into dying the blades to a darker colour later on.
I'll look into sourcing the RAM cheaper, did you just drop Avexir an email? I can't see any purchasing info on their site, just a list of resellers.

Did I mention this is my first proper build, it's a right of passage to make the thing visible from space isn't it?! wink.gif Understated sophistication is for the seasoned professional tongue.gif
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