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Hey guys,
I basically just registered to this forum, so I first want to shout out a little hello out to you wink.gif

After several "google-nights" I've decided that I would want to go for a heatshrink-free paracord sleeved PSU.
This very forum was the place where I found most of the information that led me to that decision. So I've read a lot in the sleeving threads and fell more and more in love with Lutro0's paracord work.
Paracord sleeving just isn't that popular (yet) in Germany, where I'm from.

I'm now about to buy a new PSU that I'm going to fully sleeve with white paracord and without heatshrinks (as far as that's possible).

My first choice was the Corsair AX650W/750W, mainly because it's highly praised by lots of review sites out there. That was before I found out that there are several double-wired pins which are a real PITA to remove/sleeve (especially without heatshring, I think it's impossible).
.

So I began searching for a silent PSU with 1to1-connectors, preferably black/grey/white because I'm going with a black and white colour scheme.

The models that I've found so far are:
- Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series
- Enermax Platimax 1200W upwards
- almost whole Silverstone Strider series

The thing is though, all I really need is a ~600W power supply. The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid is uberly overpriced and the weakest model delivers 850W. Enermax Platimax isn't fully modular before you choose the 1200W or 1500W model, which are even more expensive and way overpowered.
And those Strider models are everything apart from silent, they have a big fat capacitor on the pci-e cables and on top of that, some really ugly blue connectors.


Would I be better off buying the PSU that's best for my needs and then sleeving some extension cables?
Have you found the "perfect" PSU for sleeving (especially heatshrink-free)?

I would be glad about any kind of recommendation smile.gif
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post #6283 of 14157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Furion92 View Post

Hey guys,
I basically just registered to this forum, so I first want to shout out a little hello out to you wink.gif
After several "google-nights" I've decided that I would want to go for a heatshrink-free paracord sleeved PSU.
This very forum was the place where I found most of the information that led me to that decision. So I've read a lot in the sleeving threads and fell more and more in love with Lutro0's paracord work.
Paracord sleeving just isn't that popular (yet) in Germany, where I'm from.
I'm now about to buy a new PSU that I'm going to fully sleeve with white paracord and without heatshrinks (as far as that's possible).
My first choice was the Corsair AX650W/750W, mainly because it's highly praised by lots of review sites out there. That was before I found out that there are several double-wired pins which are a real PITA to remove/sleeve (especially without heatshring, I think it's impossible).
.

So I began searching for a silent PSU with 1to1-connectors, preferably black/grey/white because I'm going with a black and white colour scheme.
The models that I've found so far are:
- Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series
- Enermax Platimax 1200W upwards
- almost whole Silverstone Strider series
The thing is though, all I really need is a ~600W power supply. The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid is uberly overpriced and the weakest model delivers 850W. Enermax Platimax isn't fully modular before you choose the 1200W or 1500W model, which are even more expensive and way overpowered.
And those Strider models are everything apart from silent, they have a big fat capacitor on the pci-e cables and on top of that, some really ugly blue connectors.
Would I be better off buying the PSU that's best for my needs and then sleeving some extension cables?
Have you found the "perfect" PSU for sleeving (especially heatshrink-free)?
I would be glad about any kind of recommendation smile.gif

From my experience, I would stick with the striders, there is a variety of different wattage ranges. Just make sure the pcie cables dont have the capacitors on them. (not the ferrite beads, just the caps)

Thanks for the comment on my work as well.
post #6284 of 14157
@TwentyCent: Danke wink.gif

@Lutro0: As far as I can tell, those capacitors are on the Strider Gold Evolution, the Strider Gold and even the Strider Plus product lines. The Strider Essentials aren't fully modular so the only one left on Silverstone's product list is the original Strider which comes in a 600W and a 1200W version (80+ Bronze and 80+ Certifications).

Well if that's the only choice I've got, then I'm gonna buy an AX650, tuck the original cables away and sleeve some extensions... or I even end up sleeving those modular cables, which haven't got the double-pin-thing and extending the rest.

Somebody should really have a serious conversation with PSU manufacturers. I don't think they are aware of the small group struggling to sleeve their power supplies because of those extra "features" such as ferrite rings or capacitors or 28pin ATX connectors... biggrin.gif

Or are there alternatives out there? Let me know if there's a modder-friendly PSU.
post #6285 of 14157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Furion92 View Post

Hey guys,
I basically just registered to this forum, so I first want to shout out a little hello out to you wink.gif
After several "google-nights" I've decided that I would want to go for a heatshrink-free paracord sleeved PSU.
This very forum was the place where I found most of the information that led me to that decision. So I've read a lot in the sleeving threads and fell more and more in love with Lutro0's paracord work.
Paracord sleeving just isn't that popular (yet) in Germany, where I'm from.
I'm now about to buy a new PSU that I'm going to fully sleeve with white paracord and without heatshrinks (as far as that's possible).
My first choice was the Corsair AX650W/750W, mainly because it's highly praised by lots of review sites out there. That was before I found out that there are several double-wired pins which are a real PITA to remove/sleeve (especially without heatshring, I think it's impossible).
.

So I began searching for a silent PSU with 1to1-connectors, preferably black/grey/white because I'm going with a black and white colour scheme.
The models that I've found so far are:
- Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series
- Enermax Platimax 1200W upwards
- almost whole Silverstone Strider series
The thing is though, all I really need is a ~600W power supply. The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid is uberly overpriced and the weakest model delivers 850W. Enermax Platimax isn't fully modular before you choose the 1200W or 1500W model, which are even more expensive and way overpowered.
And those Strider models are everything apart from silent, they have a big fat capacitor on the pci-e cables and on top of that, some really ugly blue connectors.
Would I be better off buying the PSU that's best for my needs and then sleeving some extension cables?
Have you found the "perfect" PSU for sleeving (especially heatshrink-free)?
I would be glad about any kind of recommendation smile.gif

From my experience, I would stick with the striders, there is a variety of different wattage ranges. Just make sure the pcie cables dont have the capacitors on them. (not the ferrite beads, just the caps)

Thanks for the comment on my work as well.

I can't find any that are over 750watts without them, any others?

Edit: I got ninja.gif
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post #6286 of 14157
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Originally Posted by Furion92 View Post

@TwentyCent: Danke wink.gif
@Lutro0: As far as I can tell, those capacitors are on the Strider Gold Evolution, the Strider Gold and even the Strider Plus product lines. The Strider Essentials aren't fully modular so the only one left on Silverstone's product list is the original Strider which comes in a 600W and a 1200W version (80+ Bronze and 80+ Certifications).
Well if that's the only choice I've got, then I'm gonna buy an AX650, tuck the original cables away and sleeve some extensions... or I even end up sleeving those modular cables, which haven't got the double-pin-thing and extending the rest.
Somebody should really have a serious conversation with PSU manufacturers. I don't think they are aware of the small group struggling to sleeve their power supplies because of those extra "features" such as ferrite rings or capacitors or 28pin ATX connectors... biggrin.gif
Or are there alternatives out there? Let me know if there's a modder-friendly PSU.
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Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post

I can't find any that are over 750watts without them, any others?
Edit: I got ninja.gif

What I do to find out, is I look them up and then try to find a review on them. Either in the pics or in the review see if they have caps.

the last one I just worked on that did not have the caps was a 1200w Strider. Here is the link.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NPEBCO/ref=oh_o06_s00_i01_details

You may choose a different one, but nothing can compare to the look of a 1-1 cables powersupply. Sadly there just is not enough of them out there. I am sure they keep cost down by doubling and what not, but sadly it does not help with modding. Extensions are a great way to go and its one of the main reason I make and sell them, as even if you get lets say an super awesome corsair ax850 the sleeving will look like crud because of the wiring. So you have to use extensions or sit down and make your own cables but even then you can only do so much.

I stand by the striders as they are the only ones with the needed pin out, sadly they have started using caps more and more and its hard to find one without it. Most of the time its an older model, but again hard to find. Some just say to take them off, but from the few PSU gurus that I trust on OCN the answer is DO NOT REMOVE. Which sadly leaves you a few options all that are labor intensive.

One you move the cap to another hidden location (behind the case)
Two Perhaps move the cap to the inside of the psu (this will have to be verified by the psu gurus?)
Three take your chances and remove them, I have heard numerous people say its fine and they haven't had an issue, but I personally just find one without them. Sadly I dont have a list as I choose not to do them too often.

I hope some of that helps.
post #6287 of 14157
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i have another question what size heatshrink do i need to sleeve a Seasonic X650 is it 1/4'' or 1/8'' ?? or are both of those wrong??

I'm using http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70133170 based off of a recommendation I saw in a YouTube video.

(come to think of it, it might have been Lutro0's video tongue.gif)
post #6288 of 14157
You have me lost here...what are those caps you are talking about? All I can understand is that they interfere with sleeving redface.gif
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thats why you should get the SilverStone psu, they are 100% modular, even the 24 pin, and does not have any of the doubl pinned wires, you know how most of them have 1 tiny wire and one regualr going onto one pin,

thats a negative on Silverstone psu, which make them gold in my book, plus their pins are so easy to take out,
XFX PSU also very easy to take out the pins,

Corsair is really hard when compared to those 2 brands
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thats why you should get the SilverStone psu, they are 100% modular, even the 24 pin, and does not have any of the doubl pinned wires, you know how most of them have 1 tiny wire and one regualr going onto one pin,
thats a negative on Silverstone psu, which make them gold in my book, plus their pins are so easy to take out,
XFX PSU also very easy to take out the pins,
Corsair is really hard when compared to those 2 brands

+1! I have done 3 Corsairs in the last 4 months and the pins are TOUGH! I just did a buddy's Silverstone and it was much easier (still hate sleeving though.)
   
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