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Originally Posted by jackeyjoe View Post

ok... I am so happy I went with MDPC-X this time, the quality of Nils sleeving is absolutely amazing.
However, I have already run into a problem! Broken pins... I've broken three on my first cable because the force required to pull them out and break them is sorta similar frown.gif So basically, how do I get them out(with limited tools and also being able to use them again since I didn't get a crimper)? I have read it somewhere or watched a video on it but I can't find anything when it matters most redface.gif

Jackie, if you have a womens bobby pin laying around snip it off at one side so the the straight side is all you have and then grab a vice grip and clamp it down so that some of it is sticking out. (you may need to test it to find the right length)

Take the tool and put the vicegrip with the bobby pin on each side of the pin. Press firmly but not too much as it can and will go right through the connector (at least I have done it)

Once you do that to both sides of the pin you should be able to just pop it out.
post #7882 of 14273
I've ordered white paracord and heatshrink, but I want to sleeve extensions first so that if I screw up I won't ruin my power supply.

I have been looking into some options and these startech cables seem to be a good price and a decent length:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000FL60AI
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000M802RG
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004ZMYBAE

Is there any reason I shouldn't be buying these? Just making sure I don't regret my purchases if they turn out to be of a poor quality or have a reputation. Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated
post #7883 of 14273
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Originally Posted by markrobbo96 View Post

I've ordered white paracord and heatshrink, but I want to sleeve extensions first so that if I screw up I won't ruin my power supply.
I have been looking into some options and these startech cables seem to be a good price and a decent length:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000FL60AI
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000M802RG
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004ZMYBAE
Is there any reason I shouldn't be buying these? Just making sure I don't regret my purchases if they turn out to be of a poor quality or have a reputation. Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated

A lot of those generic extensions have 20AWG wire instead of the recommended 18AWG.
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post #7884 of 14273
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A lot of those generic extensions have 20AWG wire instead of the recommended 18AWG.

Are there any decent extensions I can buy which are of a reasonable price? Obviously if I am going to end up paying quite a bit for extensions, once I factor in a couple of black connectors etc I may as well buy a BitFenix set.
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Update, pretty well done. Gotta wait til next week to continue though as I ran out of heat shrink doh.gif

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I sleeved my psu red/black/white. I have an annoyance. What is the best way to keep the colors in line. Like red, black, white, red, black, white..etc. It keeps getting tangled and it doesn't look as good as I want it too.

I want it like this. Lutro0 does it great.



It's mostly the 6pin cables, since my GTX 680 takes two of them. The 24pin and CPU isn't as hard to get them in line. Anyone have pictures of ways to run the 6pins? I just have them literally tangled together.
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If its a seasonic, then the tangled wires .... the way they connect from psu to connector, can be the problem. I've seen solutions where people are zip tieing - using banded wrap - maybe doing 2 cables together. I had my cables sleeved by a pro - the 24pin didn't come out like I thought, partly because its a Seasonic, and partly because the case's grommet is above the 24 pin, so the sleeving comes off looking like an arc streaming to the connector, and it loses the effect of showing the 12 upper cables. However, the 8 pin/6pin - the guy made a shorter run so that cabling comes up in a bend to the video card, instead of running behind the mobo and out. Plus I had the card on the lower slot, to show off the Asus logo, and I thot it looked better spaced out from the cpu/heatsink - but the slot died, and I moved the card back to the #1 slot, and now the cabling has a longer space to reach, straitening the cable out. That way the pattern shows off better.

I know, horrible cell fone pix, but here it is
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Evilsplashy - the cable must be good quality, the sleeve must be good quality and stretched as much as possible. If it's done well, the sleeve will rub against the cable (friction) and it will cause the sleeved cable to stay in the shape you bend it into. Also one row of cables (the inner row when they form an arc) in the connector has to be made shorter than the other, that's also what Lutro0 does smile.gif
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post #7889 of 14273
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Evilsplashy - the cable must be good quality, the sleeve must be good quality and stretched as much as possible. If it's done well, the sleeve will rub against the cable (friction) and it will cause the sleeved cable to stay in the shape you bend it into. Also one row of cables (the inner row when they form an arc) in the connector has to be made shorter than the other, that's also what Lutro0 does smile.gif

You would be correct sir. It takes a bit more planning out when you do it on a full psu, but its all the same setup. thumb.gif
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I'm just saying what you taught me biggrin.gif
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