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=P It is a great combo.

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=P It is a great combo. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Hey Lutro0 wave2.gif I've seen from some of your older posts, that you're not a big fan of the Kobra sleeving...but even so, do you have a video guide on it?
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Thanks PCModderMike! And wow LutroO does that ever look good with some black mixed in there. I may have to put in another order for some black too! eek.gif
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Bernard, I think Socketus is confused why you are planning to make extensions to a PSU which has modular cables. I believe he is suggesting you replace the modular cables altogether.
Socketus, he's just making extensions - female to male - not trying to plug them directly into the PSU. As you'll know the Corsair AX series has proprietary 18pin + 10pin connectors on the PSU. It's not given that someone who is new to sleeving wants to go down the road of repinning those original cables.

Nope, not replace the Corsair's modular cables, but how do you attach extensions to a modular cable ..... Um ... wait a min ! Never mind, my Brain is now FART FREE tongue.gif
the psu end is proprietary 2 piece, it ends in the normal mobo connector .... yadda yadda ... man ! what was I on yesterday ?!?!?!

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WiSk,
No worries i will pm Lutro just want to make sure i understand extentions a bit more before i go ahead and start making them. The pin out in relation to 1-to-1 parallel this is where i am having brain block.
Regards,
Bernard.

Yah, there shouldn't be any problem doing a 1 to 1 extension like Lutro0 can do. All mobo connectors are the same - all you're doing is crafting an extension that uses universal mobo connector on both ends.
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Has anyone ever used two different individual sleeving colors in a build before?

For example: I'm getting a white storm stryker, my PSU is already sleeved black, and I'm considering mixing it up by sleeving fan cables and IO/front panel connectors in white. What do you guys think?
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Has anyone ever used two different individual sleeving colors in a build before?
For example: I'm getting a white storm stryker, my PSU is already sleeved black, and I'm considering mixing it up by sleeving fan cables and IO/front panel connectors in white. What do you guys think?

I have the same case. Take the white sleeving and lay it in the case in a couple spots. step back and see what you think. Im thinking of mixing in a couple strands of white myself.

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Nice and tidy! Definitely missing a spot of white, get to it sir!

:EDIT: Just thought: Would look extra nice with a strand of bright green in each connector biggrin.gif
Edited by BuToNz - 11/3/12 at 12:37pm
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Not sure whether 3rd picture really does this justice, but when I turn room lights off, and green LED's on, the toxic green sleeving turns kinda yellow (Otherwise it's stunning!!!)

Does anyone know why this is, or any help would be appreciated?
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Hey Lutro0 wave2.gif I've seen from some of your older posts, that you're not a big fan of the Kobra sleeving...but even so, do you have a video guide on it?

You can follow the MDPC or Plastic Type Video Guides as its all relative:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rmj5B8z1Os
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdckzRWFijM

However its not so much that I am not a fan personally, but I believe the sleeve was designed with a good theory of how decreasing the diameter would make it a better sleeve, but I feel as though it was not properly tested with a "hands on" approach and other factors not taken into consideration. ( I mean no disrespect to the creator as anyone who took the time to make it deserves credit in my book)

One would think that smaller diameter sleeving equals less work but when its taken to the extreme that Kobra has taken it (you might as well be using paracord as it requires the same methods just to get it on the wire otherwise it will snag (masking tape over the pin or a tool). The small sleeve diameter is just too small and you lose the perks of using plastic type sleeving because of it.

If you use 16awg or thick insulated - even medium insulated 18awg wires the wire color will show through, again because of the extreme diameter. This makes using the oem wires (colored) - which is the norm for people who just do one or two jobs.

Third is the price, its just too expensive unless you buy it in mini spools. Performance-pcs & FrozenCPU as well as other has them but even then the cost is high plus you pay shipping.

Lastly, when you sleeve a 24pin or any other cable you want a "full" look to the cable. What I mean by this is that you want there to be as little of a gap between the sleeved cables as possible to give it a full colored look. But due to the diameter again it leaves large gaps in-between the pins leaving it IMO empty feeling.

However there is a 2 pros to the small diameter, which is its easy to use heatshrink with due to the extra room - but if you have to resleeve one due to a mistake you will have a heck of a time getting it off.

Another pro is that I am able to do some heatshrink methods and tricks with Kobra that I am not able to do with many other sleeves - mostly centering about being able to make clean double pin connectors for neat looking configurations, or when someone has little to no backplate space for management

I never LIKE to give any product a bad review, but when I see it causing a ton of frustration for a new sleevers and experienced ones alike - I have to warn against using it as the cons far outweigh the pros.
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