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After playing with them extensively I can tell you that you probably only need like 2 max per cable. That span of straightness after each comb is quite long, I imagine only 1 will be visible per cable on the front side of my build when I install all of my cables over the next week. Here are some more pics I took (if you didn't see my build log). You can see in the second pic how straight it keeps the 24pin towards the connection from about 6 inches down the cable.

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Here's the only one I have installed so far (left side of ram), it actually kept that 6pin waaay more organized than without it, not a very useful pic though:
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Thanks for the additional pics James. I'll check out your build log too thumb.gif
So it looks like every 6 inches or so would work well. I'll probably only get one 24-pin power, one 8-pin power, and two for each GPU connector
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I'd imagine you could fix the spacing by widening the cable grooves with a dremel or needle file. I haven't grabbed mine yet so don't really know how sturdy they are, that's what i've been planning to do with mine when i get em tho. 
I think the only problem with widening the grooves is then the wires might be more prone to slide out of the grooves. The way I understand them is that the wire actually kind of snap into the grooves of the comb. I may be wrong though
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Ah, them grooves. I think we ought to consider the material first. @Gardnerphotos a few posts back said his let the wires a bit closer together and were too fragile for the task. I assume it is because the columns between grooves were too thin and could not support the tension.

Maybe aluminium will do better?
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Ah, them grooves. I think we ought to consider the material first. @Gardnerphotos a few posts back said his let the wires a bit closer together and were too fragile for the task. I assume it is because the columns between grooves were too thin and could not support the tension.

Maybe aluminium will do better?
Yeah, that's another thing about widening the grooves, you also narrow the column between each groove making it more fragile. From the pictures James posted, I don't think they're too wide the further you get away from the comb. So if the comb is every 6 inches, between the two combs wouldn't be as wide.

I think aluminum would be good too. But so thin of aluminum, I would worry about the sleeve or wire being sliced.
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Yeah, that's another thing about widening the grooves, you also narrow the column between each groove making it more fragile. From the pictures James posted, I don't think they're too wide the further you get away from the comb. So if the comb is every 6 inches, between the two combs wouldn't be as wide.

I think aluminum would be good too. But so thin of aluminum, I would worry about the sleeve or wire being sliced.

If you make an aluminium version just slightly grind the edges to a 45 degree angle, or de-burr the edges, and you wont have to worry about slicing your cables
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If you make an aluminium version just slightly grind the edges to a 45 degree angle, or de-burr the edges, and you wont have to worry about slicing your cables
True, just saying it's something to consider if someone actually does try to make their own out of aluminum. Don't want to see someone try it and end up frying their system because a burr or sharp edge cut with wire and shorted something out.
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I want to get some aluminum ones lasered, I found that with my acrylic ones they snapped lengthways, the individual teeth were fine.
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True, just saying it's something to consider if someone actually does try to make their own out of aluminum. Don't want to see someone try it and end up frying their system because a burr or sharp edge cut with wire and shorted something out.
good point, it'd be shame were that to happen
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I want to get some aluminum ones lasered, I found that with my acrylic ones they snapped lengthways, the individual teeth were fine.

aluminium would be nice, i bought a few of the acrylic and found that the 8 and 6 pin were fairly sturdy, and i would presume the same for the 4 pin however, i haven't used any. But needless to say the 24 pin due to its length snapped in half on my first attempt at using it. I was careful after that...

but over all i say these were an awesome idea and it really does make the case look much neater and pleasing to the eye.
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True, just saying it's something to consider if someone actually does try to make their own out of aluminum. Don't want to see someone try it and end up frying their system because a burr or sharp edge cut with wire and shorted something out.

I have some cases from cdroms and floppies I tore apart for supersmall screws. I also have a few hdd platters flying around… Looks like an invitation for me and a drill to have a fun time together. I’ll make a few versions within a week. Maybe even on the weekend, but don’t count on it: I still have a few cables to solder and sleeve.
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my cables for my build the 24pin is a bit hard to tame
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Yeah that's a good point about making em too fragile. And yeah that's probly exactly why they're the thickness they are. Great point

 

As far as aluminum, THE reason i like the E22/Lutro & the @Gardnerphotos combs so much is because they're transparent acrylic. Compared to sewing your cables, i think the acrylic combs look 10000x better. It really doesn't get in the way of the great sleeving you're trying to show off. 

@lowfat has posted a way to make cable bundlers out of scrap aluminum a bunch of times. There's pics of em all over this thread and his build logs. They dont have combs, but seem to work great!!


@JAM3S121 :  Looking Great!!! If you're having issues training your cables, look into some of those Lutro/E22 Cable Combs we've all been talking about for the past cpl pages :thumb:

    
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