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Originally Posted by Kortwa View Post
Measure one wire from each connector and multiply to find the amount of sleeving you will need for each cable. Then multiply the total by 20% so you have extra for mistakes. As for shrink you would want about 5.5ft of it.(This was my math for 15mm of sleeving per side of cable with 3 fans extra to sleeve with some extra incase of mistakes)

As for actually wiring it back up, the easiest way is to take one wire out and sleeve it then put it back in. That way you dont mess the wiring up.
thanks for your reply, well I got about 20feet of sleeve and 7 feet of wrap. Do you think that will be enough?
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post #4262 of 14437
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Originally Posted by Da1Nonly View Post
Hello,

Im gonna be doing my first sleeving job this week and I have just a few questions for you guys,

1. How much sleeving and heat wrap (in feet) would I need for 24 pin connector, 8 pin, two 6 pin connectors, and a few 120mm fans?

2. When taking the wires out of the connectors, do you have to put the wires back in the same holes you pulled them out off? Or does it not matter?

If this sounds noobish, dont laugh! Ive never done something like this, but I think your not really pc-hollic unless youve done the following.. Full custom water cooling, cable sleeving, sli-crossfire. So Ive got the water cooling done, next up is the sleeving.
Kortwa has it right for determining how much you need. Not all PSU's have the same length cables which is why it's difficult for us to provide an actual number.

And YES. You do need to put the wires back in the location they came out of. You have a little lattitude in that you can switch around the same color wire in the same connector, but not different colored wires. By that I mean all of the black wires in a given connector can be switched around, but you can't put a yellow wire were a black one was or vice versa. Each color of wire is a different voltage or purpose, but all of a specific color are the same. This page shows all of the various connectors on a power supply and how the wires are supposed to be arranged in them.
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Kortwa has it right for determining how much you need. Not all PSU's have the same length cables which is why it's difficult for us to provide an actual number.

And YES. You do need to put the wires back in the location they came out of. You have a little lattitude in that you can switch around the same color wire in the same connector, but not different colored wires. By that I mean all of the black wires in a given connector can be switched around, but you can't put a yellow wire were a black one was or vice versa. Each color of wire is a different voltage or purpose, but all of a specific color are the same. This page shows all of the various connectors on a power supply and how the wires are supposed to be arranged in them.
If you buy AWG cables it doesn't matter on the ordering I've heard.

If you start on a ground at the female side you should end up on a ground at the male side. Correct me if I'm wrong because that's what I've come up with when asking people
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AWG cables doesn't make a bit of difference. You still need to have them in the correct position. If you are making your own Modular Cables then you have more latitude in that as long as you do each end exactly the same you would be okay, but that is NOT what we are talking about here. Heck, if you make your own cables you can make them all the same color if you want. But if you are talking about the factory cables then you need to put them back where they came from originally, especially on NON modular cables.
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AWG cables doesn't make a bit of difference. You still need to have them in the correct position. If you are making your own Modular Cables then you have more latitude in that as long as you do each end exactly the same you would be okay, but that is NOT what we are talking about here. Heck, if you make your own cables you can make them all the same color if you want. But if you are talking about the factory cables then you need to put them back where they came from originally, especially on NON modular cables.
Okay sorry
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thanks for your replies, Im gonna take it one cable at a time to make sure I dont screw up too much.
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Good idea, especially on a CoolerMaster PSU. Most of them aren't that good to begin with except for the Silent Pro series and the GX450 (the rest of the GX series ranges from poor to absolute junk).
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Good idea, especially on a CoolerMaster PSU. Most of them aren't that good to begin with except for the Silent Pro series and the GX450 (the rest of the GX series ranges from poor to absolute junk).
I dont know when I bought mine I was on overclock.net for quite some time before I made the decision. Everyone recomended it, its been really good so far.
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Slipped with the sleeving tool went up in the air then into my thumb-

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