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Originally Posted by strych9 View Post

Paracord or MDPC-X/FTW? For paracord, this video should help, and for MDPC-X, this.
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Its here on Youtube by Robertts25

Thanks to both of you, I was looking for the MDPC-X one.

Seems simple enough but will have to wait and see how much I destroy trying it biggrin.gif. Is that the best way to do it or is there a better way?
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What am I suppose to do when ONE cable's crimp comes off? I REALLY don't want to buy a crimper and crimps...I have excess cables that I could raid though. Thanks
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pull a wire out of an excess cable, sleeve and use it.
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pull a wire out of an excess cable, sleeve and use it.

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The cable is coming out of the power supply directly I might be able to solder it, but I have absolutely no experience in that realm...
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i see, cut the cable short, inside the psu, use a wire nut to attach a spare cable to it, sleeve that cable, then use it.
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Cool thanks phillyd +Rep
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no problem! i salvage audio equpment a lot, so i get creative with my use of wires tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

I've never used it so for first timers I'm sure its uniqueness can present challenges. Now these are challenges and not obstructions wink.gif
I've mainly used TechFlex CleanCut so I'm not used to paracord. I'm sleeving individual wires and in its relaxed state, I end up with a lot of slack. If you stretch it to measure and cut, you may end up short. I ended up measuring relaxed and cutting it about 1/2" short from the length of the cable. I sitll have plenty of slack when I stretched the paracord over the wire to get smooth sleeve. With too much slack in bunches up a places and looks wrinkly. My heatshrink isn't helping in this matter and I was thinking of getting 3:1 shrink but I'm already half way through my project, can't back out now frown.gif
Also, Lutro covered a lot info too. Lutro is the man thumb.gif

Thanks for the kind words bud!
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I have 36 GT fans with three wires. Which MDPC sleeving should I get to fit all three wires inside, and what size heat shrink (that will go over female 3-pin fan connector)?
If I am going to remove the wires from the fans and re-solder longer wire, would I just heat up the solder that is on there to get rid of it and get wires off, then apply new solder to new wires?

MDPC small (regular) will work just fine - MDPC sata heatshrink is what I use to go over the 3pin connector, and regular heatshrink will go over the pins without the connector. Check out the video guide I made on how to sleeve fans on my guide page.(link in sig)
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I'm going to be opening up my OCZ ZS 550W and trimming back all the wires that are not needed, but leaving enough *in case* I decide to reuse them later.
After a quick talk with the man, Lutro0, during one of his live streams, he had suggested that I look for some heat shrink with adhesive inside.
I'm looking at the following two so far, just wondering what size and shrink ratio would be the best for just wrapping the cut ends of the wires inside the PSU.
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=139_193&products_id=1426
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=139_193&products_id=2160

As small as you can get it so that it will slide over the sleeve, but dont make it too small as the adhesive likes to be sticky and grips onto stuff, 1/4in 3:1 would be perfect for this.
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What a pita for the pcie lines. Its an ok job. The blue sleeve got tugged a bit and got pulled back. I'm really disappointed in the shrink; it easily pulls back.

If the shrink is only holding onto the wire the bond wont hold very well, it will work as long as you are careful with them. This is why you always want to try to get the heatshrink into the connector and onto the pin as it gives it an holding point to not slide. However for what you are doing its extremely hard - its doable just takes alot of time.
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

just got my ftw pc package, but i forgot a pin remover frown.gif
-snip-
check my build log!

Quick tip, don't use a lighter on the white heatshrink as it will discolor very easily, and ftw pc heatshrink melts super fast as it has a low melting point and turns "gummy" (this was with the versions 1.0 sleeve so if they have changed it since then it may not apply) but any colored heatshrink should be shrunk with a heatgun or the blue part of the flame as to not leave char marks. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Demented View Post

Figure I'll repost this here as well, since it was my first sleeving and all:
(Copy & pasted from my thread)
I was really interested in this idea after watching Lutro0's videos. He simplified everything, and explained most, if not all, of the snags and annoyances one may come across when sleeving. For that, I say thank you Lutro0!
So, I had heard about paracord and MDPC sleeve. Paracord being the cheaper, more readily available product, and MDPC being a little more expensive, while showcasing a different level of quality that is not to say better, but unique. wink.gif So I grabbed 100' of paracord to start. I had to wait a bit to get all of my sleeving tools in, but when I did, I was finally ready:
-snip-
Peace,
Demented

I am glad you are getting the hang of it buddy! Keep practicing, you will find that MDPC is a dream to sleeve with compared to paracord. Good heatshrink means the whole world when you are sleeving.

In cases when you only need to do one, just use a needle nose pliers and buy a single pin or a couple and use the pliers to crimp the pin - make sure to crimp both the inside wings as well as the outside. However soldering another wire in can work as well but you might have a small bump when you soldered it in.
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Quick tip, don't use a lighter on the white heatshrink as it will discolor very easily, and ftw pc heatshrink melts super fast as it has a low melting point and turns "gummy" (this was with the versions 1.0 sleeve so if they have changed it since then it may not apply) but any colored heatshrink should be shrunk with a heatgun or the blue part of the flame as to not leave char marks. thumb.gif

you are awesome lutro0 thumb.gif
would a hair dryer work?
I tried my first sleeve (just an experiment) without melting the ends, and dang, the stuff disintegrates, so ill definitely be melting the ends!
any thoughts on a cutting tool i can get at like wal mart? my old wire cutter pliers (they meet, dont cross blades) just crush and spread the cord.
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you are awesome lutro0 thumb.gif
would a hair dryer work?
I tried my first sleeve (just an experiment) without melting the ends, and dang, the stuff disintegrates, so ill definitely be melting the ends!
any thoughts on a cutting tool i can get at like wal mart? my old wire cutter pliers (they meet, dont cross blades) just crush and spread the cord.

Normally I would say not a chance but knowing the low melt point of the old (current?) FtW heatshrink it just may, however please keep in mind that without a reducer you may not have the best control over where the heat gets dispersed so it could possibly melt the sleeve as well. Cant really tell you for sure as I have never tried to use one, and all blow driers have different heat outputs, so if you have some extra give it a go. tongue.gif

However dont come to me when your sis or mom ask what the heck your doing with their blow drier. tongue.gif

Please keep in mind one of the finer points of using heatshrink it to be able to melt the sleeve underneath a little to make sure it has a good bond and stays strong. So keep this in mind.
Edited by Lutro0 - 4/22/12 at 5:42pm
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