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Ahhhh, these Silverstone cables are so easy to de-pin in comparison to my old Vantec!! My new lighter is giving me troubles though so I only got to finish half of the 8pin CPU power.
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OK my question.... how do you guys get your cables to not have bends in them.... I wonder if its just the wires that I've been using.... once they find a bend they like to stay that way and I cannot straighten them back out to save my life. Any tips and tricks to make the wire not as stiff?

Here is a good example of the Corsair wire being sleeved with paracord and the wire going which ever way it wants.

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OK my question.... how do you guys get your cables to not have bends in them.... I wonder if its just the wires that I've been using.... once they find a bend they like to stay that way and I cannot straighten them back out to save my life. Any tips and tricks to make the wire not as stiff?

Here is a good example of the Corsair wire being sleeved with paracord and the wire going which ever way it wants.

I've found that if you run the lead back and forth through your hand a few times, that it generally straightens them out so they're easier to work with. Remember metal is stiff when it has no heat(power) running through it. Just warm it up a bit and away you go.

Okay you sickos get your minds out of the gutter.

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post #4004 of 14329
If you have a heat gun or a hairdryer you can run it over at the point of the kink from a distance so it warms up and is able to straighten out more. Just be careful not to get too close if your using a heat gun.
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How do you install this to your power supply ? My cable for my 24 pin goes "inside" the unit.

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/premium_cables/cb_24p
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Its an extension for your 24 pin. Its not meant to work as the whole cable as much as make the end that comes out of the back of the comp and connect to the mobo look sleeved.
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Its an extension for your 24 pin. Its not meant to work as the whole cable as much as make the end that comes out of the back of the comp and connect to the mobo look sleeved.
ahhh that is exactly what i was thinking...hmmmm
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My hairdryer isn't powerful enough Dries my long hair pretty good but sucks for heat-shrinking. I'm not keen on a yellow flame either. Don't like the carbon soot that I always end up coating the heatshrink with. But it doesn't matter because I got the lighter issue sorted Today is 100% devoted to sleeving the 24-pin. Yay!
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My hairdryer isn't powerful enough Dries my long hair pretty good but sucks for heat-shrinking. I'm not keen on a yellow flame either. Don't like the carbon soot that I always end up coating the heatshrink with. But it doesn't matter because I got the lighter issue sorted Today is 100% devoted to sleeving the 24-pin. Yay!
I want pictures >=I
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My hairdryer isn't powerful enough Dries my long hair pretty good but sucks for heat-shrinking. I'm not keen on a yellow flame either. Don't like the carbon soot that I always end up coating the heatshrink with. But it doesn't matter because I got the lighter issue sorted Today is 100% devoted to sleeving the 24-pin. Yay!
Kay the trick here is to concentrate the blue portion of the flame on and around the surface and not too long in one place. Rotate your cables(as much as they will allow) and move the lighter back and forth along the work in an even motion not too fast because it takes longer to get it to shrink properly and you run the risk of sooting but also overheating the shrink and splitting it. It takes a little practice but once you've got it, it IS the best way really.

Trust me I do the negative aspect(alternate color shrinking) and have had my fair share of sooty Red shrinks.

This is a pic of what I had before I tightened everything up. Not one of those pieces of shrink survived the finalization process.

*Note the dual lead that I tried to solder(much better with an iron; really) in that pic.
I recommend having the proper tool and pins on hand at all times*


Hope this helps.

~Ceadder
Edited by Ceadderman - 3/21/11 at 2:28pm
 
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