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post #2641 of 14572
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Originally Posted by Zeke311 View Post
Allrighty here, let us see if I can ask a question or 8, & have them make sense ...

I can pretty much figure out what the difference is between 3:1 & 4:1 heatshrink, but what are the circumstances someone would use one instead of the other?

@Crysis_Gamer - Do you generally use a heat gun for the jobs you have posted pictures of on here? Also, have you personally used SATA data sleeve from MDPC? Your opinion of me, an amatuer, trying it? To me, it appears that it could be a pain to thread through - a really tight fit to get the connector through 10-12" of sleeve without desroying it ...

I have a PSU I am going to trick out. And, of course, I have some specific questions:

I am going to custom-fit this to my case - shorten all cable lengths, etc. First question here is: After I chop out the unecessary wire, what is the best way to re-attach them? The 1st idea to me is to strip & solder, use a minimal amount of shrink on it, then sleeve accordingly, but I really am not good @ soldering. Could I possibly use some non-insulated butt-connectors after stripping, then shrink, & sleeve accordingly? There is another idea I have, but I would like to hear from anyone reading this & has a moment ...
Actually what you would do is cut to the length you need and repin with a crimper.

Next, ... the 20+4 & the separate 4-pin 12V (mobo) cable comes out of a single, larage grommet. I really do NOT want to crack it open - but when I sleeve one of those wires, do I just 'push' some of the sleeve into the grommet & leave it @ that? Doing that way do I risk the sleeve sliding back out @ some point? How about after I push a little extra sleeving into the case, I slide a big enough piece of shrink (big enough for 28 wires, or 20 then 4, then another 4?) as close to the grommet/case as I can, shrink it, & hope that will look good enough? Or should I open the case, sleeve nearly all the way to the end of the wires, shrink accordingly, then close it all back up? Ugh ...
Go fully modular if possible. Problem solved. Otherwise, what I do if I don't want to open the PSU is just stop the heatshrink about 1/2" before it goes into the PSU.

Since I am going to be chopping right into the 20+4, would I be better off just getting a brand new connector & pins instead of removing from orginal & re-using it? And since this PSU actually comes with a 20-pin & two 4-pinners, I could just make a full 24-pin connector & a separate 4-pin for the board behind the CPU ...

I am actually thinking of using ALL new connectors & pins since I am going to custom-fit everything ... & I am using minimal PSU cables for this build. Videocard needs no dedicated power from the PSU - & besides the board, I will only need to power 2 optical drives (SATA) & 3 HDDs (SATA) ... then a custom-length, 4-pin Molex that I will run 2 case fans off of ... Where state-side would any of you suggest I get the bare connectors, pins, & crimper (high-quality stuff, please)? If I can do it that way, then I will only worry about getting my choice(s) of sleeving & shrink from MDPC ...

Ideas? Other ways I should go about attacking this project? Want me to stop typing?

OK.

End.
Sounds to me like a 100% modular PSU is in your future. You're going to save yourself a LOT of trouble. I answered some of your questions above in bold.
post #2642 of 14572
These are very nice, fully modular psus for the price btw

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rstone+modular
post #2643 of 14572
I actually have this one. Does everything I need it to. I'm probably only using half the connectors. Need to get around to sleeving it one day....
post #2644 of 14572
how much and what size of sleeving would i need to sleeve my psu. it is not mudular and i dont need to sleeve my 24 pin power connector because it came presleeved.

so i need amount=feet, size=in./diameter for one non modular psu
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post #2645 of 14572
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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
These are very nice, fully modular psus for the price btw

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rstone+modular
All of those are pretty good units, but stay away from the ST50F-P (Strider Plus 500w)
It's based on the FSP BlueStorm II design.

Very cost-cut; and just generally is very bland in that regard.
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post #2646 of 14572
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how much and what size of sleeving would i need to sleeve my psu. it is not mudular and i dont need to sleeve my 24 pin power connector because it came presleeved.

so i need amount=feet, size=in./diameter for one non modular psu
While I'm all for people helping eachother out, you sometimes have to use the resources given to you to figure something out. Everything isn't going to be spoon fed to you every time you need to know something. There is a huge amount of knowledge in this thread alone, and if you took a look, you'd find your answer.

Measure the length of the cables you want to sleeve and multiply it by the amount of individual cables there are. (6-pin may be 24", 6*(24/12) = feet needed.

always 1/8" for single sleeving on normal wires. (MDPC-X size small)
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While I'm all for people helping eachother out, you sometimes have to use the resources given to you to figure something out. Everything isn't going to be spoon fed to you every time you need to know something. There is a huge amount of knowledge in this thread alone, and if you took a look, you'd find your answer.

Measure the length of the cables you want to sleeve and multiply it by the amount of individual cables there are. (6-pin may be 24", 6*(24/12) = feet needed.

always 1/8" for single sleeving on normal wires. (MDPC-X size small)
I have been researching sleeving but i never measured the cables yet.
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post #2648 of 14572
Zeke, I do use a heatgun, but I know that Janik (Xien16), Ferhan (fhantastic), and Nils all swear by lighters. So use whatever you're most comfortable with.

As far as the SATA sleeve goes... it's not hard at all. You seem to be way over-thinking this.
post #2649 of 14572
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I have been researching sleeving but i never measured the cables yet.
Then that's your next step.
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post #2650 of 14572
@SmashBash: Thank you for the ideas you gave me, I will see if I cannot implement them all. Unfortunately, the main thing you stress, fully-modular PSU, is something that is not possible for this build. It has been bought, sits in front of me brand spankin' new, but unreturnable (had it too long). So I will work with what I have & be more-researched next time.

@Smash / @Crysis:

Suggestion(s) for quality 20+4 (or 24) pin connector, & appropriate (metal) inserts/connectors? I am thinking I can find crimpers like MDPC has for less here in the US.

Thnx Sorry if I am being a pain in the @$$.
    
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