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Originally Posted by cbrazeau1115 View Post

I have some questions on paracord I am hoping I can get answered! I tried to do some searches and found various pieces of information all over but nothing conclusive.
First, where are the best places to ORDER paracord. I see the suggestion of local army supply shops, but there are none of those around me. Also, how many feet do I need in order to completely sleeve my PSU. I would like to have some extra because I am sure I am going to mess up. I was thinking 200 feet would be enough? Also, what is the difference between 450 and 550 and which is recommended?
I saw a method of sleeving where heatshrink was not needed. I feel it looks amazing compared to heatshrinked sleeving. Is this method reliable and a good thing to follow?
Finally, how do I sleeve my sata cables or is this possible with paracord?
Thanks for the help! And if anyone has pattern suggestions for colors let me know! I am thinking of a combination of black/red/white with mostly black and only accents of red or white.

Amazon or eBay seems to be the easiest places to buy.

difference between 450 and 550 is the number of strands inside of it also the amount if weight its rated for. Sometimes the only diff is the number of strands but sometimes the diameter of the actuall sleeve is slightly bigger with 550, it depends on who makes it.

heatshrinkless can be done with great results if done right, otherwise it looks very very poor.

Sata with paracord is not possible at this time, due to the material not being able to expand over the plugs.

If you goto my sleeving guide link in my sig and goto the third post which is the faq it will answer how much you will need and so on.

If you look at my gallery or my sleeved extensions artisan page it will give you tons of ideas.

That should get you started.
post #6152 of 14132
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Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post

Amazon or eBay seems to be the easiest places to buy.
difference between 450 and 550 is the number of strands inside of it also the amount if weight its rated for. Sometimes the only diff is the number of strands but sometimes the diameter of the actuall sleeve is slightly bigger with 550, it depends on who makes it.
heatshrinkless can be done with great results if done right, otherwise it looks very very poor.
Sata with paracord is not possible at this time, due to the material not being able to expand over the plugs.
If you goto my sleeving guide link in my sig and goto the third post which is the faq it will answer how much you will need and so on.
If you look at my gallery or my sleeved extensions artisan page it will give you tons of ideas.
That should get you started.

Any suggestions for doing it heatshrinkless?
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Any suggestions for doing it heatshrinkless?

check out this thread - the guy has decent guide for heatshrinkless paracord:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1183655/heat-shrink-free-paracord-sleeving-shrinkless-sleeving-anti-tangle-tool/0_20

heatshrinkless is the way to go it looks very clean, i'm going to get a fully modular psu and paracord it next week. For now i did few extensions just to play with it:

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by the way you can also get it from FTWPC.com, i got it from there recently, also as Lutroo said amazon is a good place to get it.
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post #6154 of 14132
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And how exactly do you sleeve these stupid double wires.

This!

I have a corsair AX850 too and am not sure how I would do the 24pin. Do I splice the wires where you won't see them?
Edited by moy - 1/31/12 at 6:05pm
post #6155 of 14132
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Please watch this video starting at 2:52 You will most likely have to use the hard method described where you wrap it around your finger. Also if you are using a home-made tool or really anything other then the original molex tool you either wont get them off or you will have a very very hard time with it. Some PSU makers use their own brand of pins that are made to hold into the houseing very very strongly almost making it impossible to get them removed without using a huge amount of force. .

Thanks for the help.... yer I saw that tip on your video a while back and have had to use it on ever pin so far redface.gif I really haven't had an easy pin thus far most require three goes to remove plus a bit of excessive force....... I've half destroyed one pin housing on the psu side (no longer falling out after some creative use of heat shrink smile.gif ) and one clasp on a pin (the pin still is held nicely in place however!)

The mdpc atx tool is final starting to work on about 70% of these enemax pins and wow its tough it flights on to my desk with ever pin ........... the staple method still has to be used quite a bit works well on pins that just won't come out...... but it seriously slow.

Nearly finished the 24pin connector smile.gif which is a strange mix of 16awg, 24awg, 16+24awg, and wires connection to each other half way along the length!

I wish I had chosen a different psu like my old 460w test psu smile.gif............. the mdpc atx tool works with ease on that psu and its all 18awg! lol
Any way my WC gear order is late by 20days (dame 7970 Aquacomputer blocks) so I have quite a bit of time to get it all done now!
    
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post #6156 of 14132
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*snip*
by the way you can also get it from FTWPC.com, i got it from there recently, also as Lutroo said amazon is a good place to get it.

This. I was just stopping by here to say that I just ordered my sleeving materials from FTWPC.com I had to pay for shipping for my Group Fan Buy fans. So I decided to order extensions, paracord, and heat shrink. Cant wait til it arrives.

BTW, anyone know what kinda sleeving Akasa uses on their fans?? Its a rubbery almost clingy feeling sleeving. Akasa Viper and Apache fans come pre sleeved with it, and I really dig it.
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300ft of paracord ordered should be here early next week!

Suggestion for which mod tool I should buy? I dont wish to destroy my fingers using a staple.
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how do you do the sleeveless i know it evolves a much smaller amount of shrink, i'm thinking i may find sleeveless easier as the shrink doesn't have to line up as evenly sine it is hidden.
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how do you do the sleeveless i know it evolves a much smaller amount of shrink, i'm thinking i may find sleeveless easier as the shrink doesn't have to line up as evenly sine it is hidden.

Heatshrinkless is exactly that - no heat shrink. Look for the guide in the general hardware mods section.
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300ft of paracord ordered should be here early next week!
Suggestion for which mod tool I should buy? I dont wish to destroy my fingers using a staple.

Get the real molex tools. Worth the money. MDPC has them.
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