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Any updates on where the best place to get sleeving? I live in Canada....
Looking for black and blue......

MDPC-X is and always will be the best place for quality sleeve
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how much paracord/mdpc sleeving would I need to sleeve an xfx 750w xxx edition psu?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016
people say the cables are ~same length as corsair 650w
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How much do you want to sleeve? what cables?
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how much paracord/mdpc sleeving would I need to sleeve an xfx 750w xxx edition psu?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016
people say the cables are ~same length as corsair 650w
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Sleeving - How much sleeving will I need?
The best and really only way is to measure them yourself or look at the datasheet for your psu. This can be found on the website for the manufactor of your psu or a review site as well.

Now you just have to look at the cable length and then add them up....

Let’s say you have a 24pin cable and the datasheet says it is 520mm long, so:
24x520mm = 12,480 millimeters = 12.48 meters

So for just the 24pin you will need 12.48 meters of sleeving.

And then you continue to do the same for the eps, sata, molex, and pcie cables. (not to mention any other things/cables you want sleeved)
Once you have everything added up you will want to add 10-20% more sleeve to it just in case you mess something up or perhaps forget about something.


Heatshrink - How much heatshrink will I need?
Most places sell precut HS now, so that makes it as simple as adding it up with the rule that you will need 2x pieces of HS per wire.

So you add up all of the wires of your cables/things that you will be sleeving.
I.E. a 24pin cable has 24 pins. So you will need 48 cuts of HS for just the 24pin.

I always add 50-100 more pieces no matter what so you don’t have to settle for a messed up look, even more so if this is your first time sleeving.
If you are using tubing that is not precut, I believe the rule of thumb is to find out how much 20% of your total order of sleeving will be and order that amount in HS.
But again I would choose to try and do the math, for example is you are using 15mm cuts of hs, you would need 30mm of hs per wire, and if you are using 20mm cuts you would need 40mm per wire and so on. Remember to add the equivalent of 50 to 100 extra pieces so you can get a little extra.

Taken from my sleeving faq (link is in my sig under video sleeving guides, the faq is on the third post.)
post #6605 of 11901
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Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post

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Taken from my sleeving faq (link is in my sig under video sleeving guides, the faq is on the third post.)

Another thing to keep in mind if you are going 60m+ of sleeving you might just consider buying the "Dumping Pack" 100m (~330 ft)

it is$.017 a foot as opposed to $0.40 a foot (US dollars of course).

So if you buy 60m then your spend the same amount and get nearly double. Only downside is it is 1 color.

His store his open now FYI
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 3/29/12 at 3:23pm
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@BIackout: Hey buddy, I read that you have an OCZ ZX series psu? Would you still be able to return it? If yes, I'd really recommend doing so wink.gif

I had the 850W model and it's really really really really not the best choice when it comes to sleeving.
If there was only a single cap on the pci-e cable, then I'd totally agree removing it.
But as you're aware there are 5 of them only on the 24pin cable. I don't think they'd have reached 80+ gold efficiency without the help of those capacitors. I'm not even sure whether the ripple and noise figures would still be within atx specifications..........

After lots of research I can only recommend you the following power supplies so far:

- Silverstone Strider series (older ones without caps as well as the newer ones where you can cut them off)
- Corsair AX1200 (might have a very messy pinout, I'm not sure about this, but at least it has 24 pins psu-sided)
- Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series (I'm working with one at the moment and the psu is great so far)
- Ultra X4 (thanks to Lutro0 for the recommendation thumb.gif )


If you're going ahead sleeving the OCZ unit anyway, please make sure not to buy wire with a bigger outer diameter than ~2.3mm. Otherwise you won't be able to crimp them properly and heatshrinked cables might be too thick to insert into a connector. Usually when making your own wires, you're going to look for AWG18 wire with thin insulation for the 24/8/6/4pin motherboard, cpu and gpu power cables. For fan cables and such stuff you can buy 22AWG wire.
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@BIackout: Hey buddy, I read that you have an OCZ ZX series psu? Would you still be able to return it? If yes, I'd really recommend doing so wink.gif
I had the 850W model and it's really really really really not the best choice when it comes to sleeving.
If there was only a single cap on the pci-e cable, then I'd totally agree removing it.
But as you're aware there are 5 of them only on the 24pin cable. I don't think they'd have reached 80+ gold efficiency without the help of those capacitors. I'm not even sure whether the ripple and noise figures would still be within atx specifications..........
After lots of research I can only recommend you the following power supplies so far:
- Silverstone Strider series (older ones without caps as well as the newer ones where you can cut them off)
- Corsair AX1200 (might have a very messy pinout, I'm not sure about this, but at least it has 24 pins psu-sided)
- Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series (I'm working with one at the moment and the psu is great so far)
- Ultra X4 (thanks to Lutro0 for the recommendation thumb.gif )
If you're going ahead sleeving the OCZ unit anyway, please make sure not to buy wire with a bigger outer diameter than ~2.3mm. Otherwise you won't be able to crimp them properly and heatshrinked cables might be too thick to insert into a connector. Usually when making your own wires, you're going to look for AWG18 wire with thin insulation for the 24/8/6/4pin motherboard, cpu and gpu power cables. For fan cables and such stuff you can buy 22AWG wire.

Thanks for the info, however my window to return the power supply has past. I am gonna rewire the whole thing with new separate wires and everything. That way I will not void the warranty via any physical change to the unit itself.

Side Note: I asked OCZ if removing the capacitors would affect the efficiency of the unit and this was their response:
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The capacitors should have no (or very little) effect on the efficiency rating, but I do recommend you use them.

The capacitors help smooth out any voltage drops and reduce ripple. The PSU and system should work fine without them, but the benefit they add is worth the extra trouble.
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It has come time again for Lutro0 to answer any questions you might have about sleeving while I work, so if you would like to join and ask some questions or just hang please do! @ http://www.livestream.com/lutro0

Thanks for everyone who joined!
Edited by Lutro0 - 3/30/12 at 8:43pm
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It has come time again for Lutro0 to answer any questions you might have about sleeving while I work, so if you would like to join and ask some questions or just hang please do! @ http://www.livestream.com/lutro0

I'm actually catching this one biggrin.gif
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apologies for the pictures, used my phone with poor lighting conditions. this was done in "black widow" (black and red) paracord.
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Can i haz ze cable <3 XD wish i had such a power cable for my computer smile.gif if i had a supercomputer that i wish to have <3 smile.gif would fit the red and black theme perfectly
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