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So here's my first attempt, forgot to snap some shots before putting them in the case. Still 'training' them into shape.




Next up is the GPU power cables, after that I'll tackle the front panel connectors and fan cables.

Any tips on where I can get myself some 'Mini' paracord for the smaller wires? Otherwise I'm going to have to do them in bunches of wires.
Edited by BuToNz - 10/29/12 at 12:02pm
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looks good, haven't used any paracord before been waiting to get some sleeving though to do somethings on my own pc, just not sure what i want to use yet.
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Any tips on where I can get myself some 'Mini' paracord for the smaller wires? Otherwise I'm going to have to do them in bunches of wires.

Your best bet would be to try finding some lower strand paracord, however I don't know if they make anything smaller than the 450/550 diameter. Lower strands is going to equal a smaller cord.
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where do you guys order your paracord from? i much prefer it for sleeving, and i recently ran out of the colors i usualy use (bough 1k feet of like 15 different colors about a year ago)... also, any recomendations/pics of colors to compliment/contrast with purple+black and orange+black... im planning on doing a dual loop and have the top half of my build one color and the bottom another (hard to explain )
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where do you guys order your paracord from? i much prefer it for sleeving, and i recently ran out of the colors i usualy use (bough 1k feet of like 15 different colors about a year ago)... also, any recomendations/pics of colors to compliment/contrast with purple+black and orange+black... im planning on doing a dual loop and have the top half of my build one color and the bottom another (hard to explain )

personally, I like ftwpc paracord. Very nice density and colors are bright. Ordered from amazon as well few times and wasn't as happy.
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personally, I like ftwpc paracord. Very nice density and colors are bright. Ordered from amazon as well few times and wasn't as happy.

ok... i will look into them again... last time i ordered paracord they had liek 5 colors tongue.gif... and any artistic opinion of complimenting colors for a bright orange and dark purple? smile.gif

EDIT: your avatar trips me out btw redface.gif
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where do you guys order your paracord from? i much prefer it for sleeving, and i recently ran out of the colors i usualy use (bough 1k feet of like 15 different colors about a year ago)... also, any recomendations/pics of colors to compliment/contrast with purple+black and orange+black... im planning on doing a dual loop and have the top half of my build one color and the bottom another (hard to explain )

Ended up taking a risk ordering some from Ebay (UK) and thankfully the cheapest was of good quality. All I really wanted was un-snagged paracord smile.gif
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So you have cables that are pci cables that have 2 (6 + 2) pin connectors like my post from a few up, and you just left off the little 2 pin connections when assembling your cables back together.
And you can confirm your pc powers up and works fine?

Yes, it powers up just fine the two extra pins just provide additional ground wires to the GPU when the GPU needs it (i.e., 8 pin GPU's). I don't see what you are not understanding here, we are talking about a 6 pin GPU.

My GPU's are 6 pin (560ti's), my wires from the PSU are 6+2. The +2 wires go no where on the GPU's, they just dangle in mid air next to it! What possible good could these two extra pins do dangling in the mid air? I say leave them out for 6 pin GPU's. thumb.gif

I believe the question was more of for cards that had 8pin connectors would they work with 2 6pins. It looks like the answer is it depends, some gpus may work fine others may not allow certain things and others may not boot at all. IMO I would say unless your only gonna have 6 pin cards don't remove em. I didn't bother since on my PSU they just have the 2 pins coming out of the 6pin connector so they are not a problem.

 

It definitely depends on the card. While at the last OCN LAN, Devon was testing out GPU's and some 7970's would boot with only 2 6-pins plugged in, but some 7970 needed the 8-pin.

There are ways to cheat the extra 2 pins as they are just grounds and you won't exceed the current capacity of the wires themselves, but it's not recommended.
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Hi my name is Bernard and I am new to all this. I think have all the materials and am ready to go but before I do I have a couple of questions. I am attempting to make a couple of extensions 1) 8 pin cpu and 1) 24 pin main board.


First question is do I insert male pins in to female connectors, female pins into male connectors? This is not meant as a stupid question I will try and explain in question two.

Second question: what order do you insert the pins (male and female)? What I mean by this
Is that my 18 gauge wires are all black 35cm from Moddiy.com, already pinned, not different colours like you might see on some 24 pin or yellow and black on others so is there a special order on how to insert once sleeved so as to not blow anything.

Maybe I am missing something and you can point me in the right direction. My psu is a Corsair AX 850.

Not sure is if i have posted this in the right area so fogive me if i have.

Your assistance in this matter would really be appreciated.

Cheers,

Bernard.
Edited by berlington456 - 10/31/12 at 10:34am
post #8080 of 14272
Just got some sleeve and heat-shrink for my first cable sleeving attempt. It wasn't until I got home with them that I thought about the minor fact that it wasn't going to be a 10-min process.

So, with a little help, I learned how to remove the pins safely without "proper" tools. Say hello to my sharpened paperclip, staple-gun staple, and practice PSU.


I figure I'll practice for a few hours(or days) before I try anyting on my main PSU, although after the first few times, it gets much easier to do.
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