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Just thought i'd pipe in for a sec.


I was not happy with the stuff I bought from furryletters. If you do more than one wire (Like a fan) you can see right through the stuff. (this is the colored stuff, not the black clean cut) Next round I think I might try the parachute cord idea that was linked a few pages back.

Other than that I don't think sleeving is too bad, but I haven't started in on my PSU yet, just did some fans.
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Well I have MDPC, and you will see even through that. The thing to do is to take some electrical tape and lay the wiring in a single strip of that or take some spray paint and spray the wiring black.

It's not as noticable with MDPC when you're using a dark color i.e. Black Purple or Charcoal(dark Grey). But when you use Red, Green or any other light color you will notice it if you don't take steps to ensure a cleaner look.

I noticed it with Red especially. So I used black shrink on my 140 fan which is the Red sleeving. And electrical tape on my +/- I/O cables in the black sleeving since white REALLY stands out. You can't even tell what colors run the sleeving unless you look at the I/O panel connection on my Board.

You just have to use a bit of imagination to deal with these small issues.

MDPC is the best but even the stuff furry sells can be dealt with in the same manner to get good results.

~Ceadder

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Just thought i'd pipe in for a sec.

I was not happy with the stuff I bought from furryletters. If you do more than one wire (Like a fan) you can see right through the stuff. (this is the colored stuff, not the black clean cut) Next round I think I might try the parachute cord idea that was linked a few pages back.

Other than that I don't think sleeving is too bad, but I haven't started in on my PSU yet, just did some fans.
 
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post #1833 of 14577
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Originally Posted by jrgull13 View Post
Just thought i'd pipe in for a sec.


I was not happy with the stuff I bought from furryletters. If you do more than one wire (Like a fan) you can see right through the stuff. (this is the colored stuff, not the black clean cut) Next round I think I might try the parachute cord idea that was linked a few pages back.

Other than that I don't think sleeving is too bad, but I haven't started in on my PSU yet, just did some fans.
Bear in mind that the coloured stuff from furryletters is not triple braided (as far as I am aware) so you will most certainly see through it.
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Originally Posted by jrgull13 View Post
Just thought i'd pipe in for a sec.


I was not happy with the stuff I bought from furryletters. If you do more than one wire (Like a fan) you can see right through the stuff. (this is the colored stuff, not the black clean cut) Next round I think I might try the parachute cord idea that was linked a few pages back.

Other than that I don't think sleeving is too bad, but I haven't started in on my PSU yet, just did some fans.
I thought I mentioned in detail in the OP that if you want colored sleeve, do NOT go with furryletters. CleanCut only. Otherwise MDPC is your best bet.
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You only see through MDPC sleeving if you don't get the 'stretch' right. Even MDPC sleeving looks crap unless it is stretched out so the filaments close up. The only case where this doesn't apply is white sleeving.
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post #1836 of 14577
Yup, that too.

But Nils does suggest to line the cables to make them a single color JiC.

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You only see through MDPC sleeving if you don't get the 'stretch' right. Even MDPC sleeving looks crap unless it is stretched out so the filaments close up. The only case where this doesn't apply is white sleeving.
 
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post #1837 of 14577
Great news guys!
Getting paid $80 on Friday for some mystery shopping work for my grandma, which means that I am $28 short of having enough money for my sleeving

So if I can get paid next week as well, I should be ordering my stuff before October gets here!
Edited by Dilyn - 9/1/10 at 8:36am
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post #1838 of 14577
Look at what came in the mail today. First time sleeving so I'm going to start with a couple cables see how they turn out and eventualy going to do my PSU and all cables in my system.

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Look at what came in the mail today. First time sleeving so I'm going to start with a couple cables see how they turn out and eventualy going to do my PSU and all cables in my system.
Is that cloth sleeve?
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Is that cloth sleeve?
No it's paracord. I found a thread on here somewhere of a few people using it. The weave looks good and tight and it was fairly cheap so we'll see how it works out.
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