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post #1601 of 14328
2:1 won't be good enough - you will find that the sleeving will pull out. In contrast, MDPC sleeving is 4:1. You want 3:1 minimum.
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post #1602 of 14328
Hmm, That's all I can get really...

I'll see if I can get like 3/16 2:1 If not, I'll have to go to some local stores.
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post #1603 of 14328
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
MDPC sleeving is not UV active
"Is this MDPC-Sleeve UV-active?
Yes it is! "

RE: Green sleeve @ mdpc-x

As is Red, Orange, Yellow, Aquamarine, and White obviously.
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post #1604 of 14328
Something tells me a propane blow torch would melt the bejesus out of the connectors... that would require a LOT of care and precision.
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post #1605 of 14328
Nah. It shrinks the tubing so fast you don't leave it under the heat long enough to do any damage.
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post #1606 of 14328
Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
MDPC sleeving is not UV active, except for white which is UV active by default (white auto responds to UV).

You could use the blow torch to seal the ends too, Shane.
Certainly is UV reactive My green stuff looks lovely under UV. Was disappointed that the purple wasn't though because that would've looked sweet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by oliverw92 View Post
2:1 won't be good enough - you will find that the sleeving will pull out. In contrast, MDPC sleeving is 4:1. You want 3:1 minimum.
I found that even 3:1 wasn't good enough for the perfect shrink job. 4:1 really is the best option to go for as it shrinks down much more than the 3:1.
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post #1607 of 14328
Orly, I was getting confused - I remember Nils talking about how he didn't make the purple UV because it would change the actual colour of the sleeve under normal light. I assumed that applied to the others.
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got the 4 to 8 pin adapter in now im just waiting for my cpu to show so i can fire this baby up
    
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post #1609 of 14328
Well, I ordered the 1:2, It was only like $2 from FurryLetters, so if It dosn't work, no real loss, I can always use it for other things. Then I'll just hit up Lowes/Home Depot and buy some 3:1 or 4:1
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post #1610 of 14328
Hey look! People that have experience with sleeving!!
I would ask my friend... But he hasn't been on AIM in weeks. So I have decided to come to OCN. But I also didn't want to make a new thread, so I figured I'd post here

My birthday is in a couple weeks so I will be receiving some cash, and I have a project planned for my next case that I'm getting for Christmas. Now, I want to sleeve my PSU. My aforementioned friend is awesome at sleeving, and does all kinds of sleeve jobs. His latest one was just fantastic. But I can't ask him questions, he seems to have fallen off the face of the planet (I might be able to get some nice stuff and for cheap too if I can finally get to speak with him).

1) How much sleeving would it take to individually sleeve all of my cables? 24 pin, 4/8 pin, the PCIe cables, SATA, and molex. The whole shebang. It's semi modular (the 24 pin, and the two 4 and 4/8) cables are permanently attached) but all the other cables are modular.

2)What size sleeving should I be looking for to do this (and the respective lengths for said sizes)? I honestly have never sleeved anything before... So this is kind of a HUGE project and I want to be as informed as possible. I've read all most if not all of the guides in the OP, but I see nobody recommending sizes (I'm thinking 1/8" though?).

3) COLORS! I want to do white. The entire theme that I'm thinking of is going to be black (case), red (video card, keyboard backlights, possibly some cathodes if they won't look tacky and some red R4s or something), and white (sleeving). However, my friend said that a blue motherboard would look stupid there . Thoughts?

4) Where would the best place to go about purchasing some sleeving be? I've checked out MDPC-x and Furryletters. Both seem AWESOME. But I'm on a tight budget, so I need the best high quality/cheap price ratio I can get


If I can think of any more questions, I will be sure to ask
Thanks for any help you guys can offer up!
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