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When sleeving should I expand/stretch it as much as possible then shrink it? I have been doing that but the end result seems kinda weird. What I mean is that the wires now feel like bendaroos. You know you bend the wires and they stay that way. I'm thinking there should be some slack one the sleeving, am I wrong?
Correct in that you are wrong

You want to stretch the sleeve as much as possible. This closes the weave and prevents the color from showing through any more than it should, and also makes the diameter smaller to improve aesthetics and airflow.

(stretch = pull apart, not together just to clarify)

The bendaroo property is good - you want to "train" the wires with zip ties to get them to stay in a good position that looks good, then snip off the ties after some time. Not sure how long, but a day would probably be fine.
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post #3462 of 14314
is 60 meters of sleve enough for PSU?
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post #3463 of 14314
Depends on the PSU. You need to measure each of the cable bundles of your specific PSU, multiply that times the number of wires in each bundle, add all of that together, than add 15-25% extra to make sure you have enough. For the heatshrink you need 1.5" (5/8" to 3/4" at each end tends to be about right for most people) of shrink for each wire (or each break in a wire such as multiple molex and sata connectors) and add at least 30 to 50% extra so you have enough. You'll waste more heatshrink than you will sleeve.
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post #3464 of 14314
Hey RushMore, Jason is sending me some samples of the Venomous sleeving to compare with furryletter's and MDPC's sleeve. I'm not too sure when it will arrive but part of the deal is that I do a bit of a review of the sleeve and post some comparison pictures of the three different brands. Shouldn't be too far off now as I believe he sent the sleeve a week ago.
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Awsome man. Your going to be a life savior, I'm so torn on which one to buy, I'll be patiently waiting



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Originally Posted by spiderm0nkey View Post
Hey RushMore, Jason is sending me some samples of the Venomous sleeving to compare with furryletter's and MDPC's sleeve. I'm not too sure when it will arrive but part of the deal is that I do a bit of a review of the sleeve and post some comparison pictures of the three different brands. Shouldn't be too far off now as I believe he sent the sleeve a week ago.
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post #3466 of 14314
But in most cases is 60 meters enough, I'm in a different state so measuring my psu is not an option right now, so I'm just getting your opinion
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post #3467 of 14314
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Awsome man. Your going to be a life savior, I'm so torn on which one to buy, I'll be patiently waiting
I'll let you know as soon as it arrives
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post #3468 of 14314
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But in most cases is 60 meters enough, I'm in a different state so measuring my psu is not an option right now, so I'm just getting your opinion
Look up the PSU on the manufacturer's support site to get the length of the cables.
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post #3469 of 14314
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Originally Posted by spiderm0nkey View Post
Hey RushMore, Jason is sending me some samples of the Venomous sleeving to compare with furryletter's and MDPC's sleeve. I'm not too sure when it will arrive but part of the deal is that I do a bit of a review of the sleeve and post some comparison pictures of the three different brands. Shouldn't be too far off now as I believe he sent the sleeve a week ago.
I as well have some samples coming, I will be doing up a 24 pin and some 6 pin extentions and taking pictures, as well as posting the pics Spidermonkey will be doing. So there will be a few different people reviewing his sleeving.
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Originally Posted by MijnWraak View Post
Correct in that you are wrong

You want to stretch the sleeve as much as possible. This closes the weave and prevents the color from showing through any more than it should, and also makes the diameter smaller to improve aesthetics and airflow.

(stretch = pull apart, not together just to clarify)

The bendaroo property is good - you want to "train" the wires with zip ties to get them to stay in a good position that looks good, then snip off the ties after some time. Not sure how long, but a day would probably be fine.
Thanks so much for that. You make me fell better about the work I have doen so far.
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