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Hey guys, new to the forum, and the whole forum thing, and loving everything that's on here. I was thinking about sleeving my cables when I stumbled along this thread, which has really "inspired" me I guess to do it. However, I guess im fairly new to it all, as this is my first build (well, i've had it for a year now, but haven't modded it much), and was wondering what were these buldges in the PCI-E cables (the PSU is a Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w) as I haven't seen anyone else have those bulges when they've sleeved their cables.


Also does it matter which way the cables go into the PSU to the component?? Some of my cables have stickers on them saying "To VGA Card" "To PSU", how bad would it be to put the "To VGA Card" end in the PSU and vice versa,because if it doesn't then I could just half sleeve the cable?
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Well i only did the 20 + 4 pin sleeving so far. XD will do the rest during christmas =P and when I get my new pieces. Asus IV extreme coming into my system.



Edited by cyang09 - 11/29/10 at 9:58pm
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post #2743 of 14342
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Originally Posted by The Muffin Man View Post
Hey guys, new to the forum, and the whole forum thing, and loving everything that's on here. I was thinking about sleeving my cables when I stumbled along this thread, which has really "inspired" me I guess to do it. However, I guess im fairly new to it all, as this is my first build (well, i've had it for a year now, but haven't modded it much), and was wondering what were these buldges in the PCI-E cables (the PSU is a Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w) as I haven't seen anyone else have those bulges when they've sleeved their cables.


Also does it matter which way the cables go into the PSU to the component?? Some of my cables have stickers on them saying "To VGA Card" "To PSU", how bad would it be to put the "To VGA Card" end in the PSU and vice versa,because if it doesn't then I could just half sleeve the cable?
Those are more than likely Filter Capacitors and they should be left where they are. Some will tell you that it's safe to remove them, but I wouldn't if I were you. If they weren't needed they wouldn't have wasted the time and expense to put them there.

And do NOT reverse the cables if they are marked to be used one way. They do that for a reason.
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post #2744 of 14342
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
If they weren't needed they wouldn't have wasted the time and expense to put them there.

Agreed - but people do it all the time.... seemingly to no ill effect. So does anybody know why they spend the money to do it and why no-ones rig has blown-up yet...
post #2745 of 14342
It isn't just so it won't blow up. It also aids in stability. There are a LOT of people who have removed them and then had stability and picture quality problems. Most of them just don't realize that removing them is causing some of it.
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post #2746 of 14342
So how do you individually sleeve a cable with those filter capacitors on??

Oh, and when you re-insert the individual cables into the plastic thingo (sorry i dont know the correct terms XD), does it matter if the yellow coloured cables get mixed up with the yellow coloured cables? or do they have to go in the EXACT same slot that they came out of? (just using yellow as an example.)
Edited by The Muffin Man - 11/29/10 at 10:26pm
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post #2747 of 14342
For the most part it shouldn't matter. The only time it would is if one had a cap and one didin't. In that case you would want to make sure you put them back in the exact same spot.

Some people who have good soldering skills will unsolder it, sleeve the rest of the cable, then resolder it back. If it's a modular cable, just come in from the psu side of the cable and sleeve up to the cap. In my opinion this is one of those instances where one would probably be better off not using individual sleeving. Just get some better quality sleeve that is large enough to sleeve the entire cable assembly. That would more than likely look better, but not everyone agrees. As far as I'm concerned anyone who thinks that neither of these options look nice needs to rethink their priorities. Stability and quality of the hardware should always come first. Looks should come second.
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post #2748 of 14342
Agreed, hardware first, aesthetics second. Could you just get an extension cable tho? and sleeve that?
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post #2749 of 14342
Not without sacrificing what the caps do for you. They put them there at that end for a reason. If you put an extension between them and the vid card you basically render them useless. They need to be right where they are to do what they are designed to do. One either needs to work around them being exactly where they are or take the risk of them not functioning as they were designed to work. It's as simple as that.
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post #2750 of 14342
@ PapaSmurf

I hear what you are saying...but.... I made my own cables (much shorter that original) and didn't bother to put those rings on.

Works great...can't see any difference (that is.. I can't tell any different).

YMWV
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