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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

Does it matter if you switch yellow or black wires with eachother? So a middle pin with a far left or right pin just on one side?

Yes, it matters. You must make sure the pinout is followed. if a black wire is in one slot, it has to be in the same corresponding slot. That's why it is important to draw out your pinout, so you know exactly what wire goes where. If you're talking about a 6 pin connector with only 4 wires in it, they must stay in the pattern they were in originally. You can't just move them around to fit how you want them to be. smile.gif


On the PCI-E and CPU/EPS cable as long as you match a 12V wire with a 12V wire and a ground with a ground you can use any pinout.

In theory you can do the same with the 24 pin connector but as many PSUs have dual wires on the power and ground wires some of which are used to reduce impedance and others possibly serving a sensor function it's probably better to match them exactly. Also with the many wires on the 24 pin it's easier to double check when finished.
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post #7482 of 14265
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Couple of questions, guys, after looking at Demented's build some things came up for me.

Crimper that will do both psu molex and fan pin molex, any suggestions?

Are there any fan pins (female) that are joined at the bottom instead of top, that leave those little "wings" after you break one off the stick? Or are there crimpers that will take care of that?
(when i use the ones I got from FTW PC they have those little "wings" left in the spring area that I've been cutting off with a tool else the pin won't fit in the female fan connector)

The MDPC-X tool will do both the ATX and fan pins at it has 2 separate crimping areas on the tool for each one.

I'm not sure what you mean about the wings that are left, do you have a picture? It's better to cut the pins off the strip with something like nail scissors so that you can trim all excess material off.

Edit: Are you crimping the pins with pliers as that can flatten out the wings, particularly the rear ones. The idea is to 'roll' each wing over each other.
Edited by Big Elf - 6/16/12 at 5:21am
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post #7483 of 14265
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

On the PCI-E and CPU/EPS cable as long as you match a 12V wire with a 12V wire and a ground with a ground you can use any pinout.
In theory you can do the same with the 24 pin connector but as many PSUs have dual wires on the power and ground wires some of which are used to reduce impedance and others possibly serving a sensor function it's probably better to match them exactly. Also with the many wires on the 24 pin it's easier to double check when finished.

That is exactly what I meant. So the connector has 3 yellow and 3 black wires. If I just make sure that I out a yellow in one of the yellow slots and the black in one of the black slots it does not matter if it is the left, center or right slot correct? That way it would create much nicer result in terms of the clean look of the sleeving. Niw they have to turn before they can be allined.
 
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post #7484 of 14265
That's right and yes, it does look neater.
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post #7485 of 14265
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

The MDPC-X tool will do both the ATX and fan pins at it has 2 separate crimping areas on the tool for each one.
I'm not sure what you mean about the wings that are left, do you have a picture? It's better to cut the pins off the strip with something like nail scissors so that you can trim all excess material off.
Edit: Are you crimping the pins with pliers as that can flatten out the wings, particularly the rear ones. The idea is to 'roll' each wing over each other.
Yeah, I've been trimming the excess off the pins with the cutter on my wire stripper and folding the tabs on the pins over with some small pliers then putting on a little solder. The female fan pins I got a while back are attached to each other up near the "spring" part of the pin and have excess metal there that's just in the way and I didn't know if there was some kind of crimper that would deal with that. Anyway I went ahead and ordered a crimper from FTW-PC and here and there got my sleeving supplies coming as well as a small side cutter and molex pins, wire, etc.
So, thanks, and I think I'm good to go. Got to figure out where I'm going to mount the 240 rad/pump/helix res and get some more fittings ordered.
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Here is something from me, Posted it before but the picture does not show, but now it should smile.gif

Black and White sleeve from MDPC-X.

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Finished up one of two PCIe cables tonight. Going to do the other one tomorrow night. smile.gif

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post #7488 of 14265
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Here is something from me, Posted it before but the picture does not show, but now it should smile.gif
Black and White sleeve from MDPC-X.
You can see more of my Sleevingwork here by liking me on my facebook page

Nice work Kosovar, good to see you posting here.
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Finished up one of two PCIe cables tonight. Going to do the other one tomorrow night. smile.gif

You just keep getting better and better buddy, keep up the good work! Im glad you didnt give up!
post #7489 of 14265
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Nice work Kosovar, good to see you posting here.
You just keep getting better and better buddy, keep up the good work! Im glad you didnt give up!

Thanks, bud! But I'll have to redo one of the wires, and going to check for other 'slippers'. In testing the flexibility, one must not have been as tight as the others. smile.gif
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Finished up one of two PCIe cables tonight. Going to do the other one tomorrow night. smile.gif
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That blue is really eye catching. Good job. thumb.gif
 
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