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Cables attached to the psu - you must mean a non-modular psu, that I don't know. But there are plenty of pix on here showing just that. Yes you have to open the psu, thereby voiding the warranty.
Say you have a video card that needs the 8 pin and a 6 pin - you can snip off the 2 extra cables at the other end, no problem. Unless you upgrade in the future to a card that needs 2 8 pins !
Cable shortening - that's another lookup - its done and doable, but by that time, you've learned to depin and crimp and solder.
How much sleeving is needed ? Measure your 24 pin harness cable length - a lot are 650mm. Then multiply that single cable length by 24 pin. Now do the same for your other cables. Then add 10% of the total to reach your total amount of sleeving.

And you haven't even asked about different types of sleeving !!

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Thanks for detailed reply. Yes, I was asking about non-modular PSU.

Wow, so you need 15 meters of sleeves for 24 pin connector alone, provided you don't waste any... That's going to be more expensive than I thought.

I'm aware that there are different types, I've watched some of guides from OP. If I decide to go through with this, I'll probably take cheaper route, black sleeves from eBay.
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Thanks for detailed reply. Yes, I was asking about non-modular PSU.

Wow, so you need 15 meters of sleeves for 24 pin connector alone, provided you don't waste any... That's going to be more expensive than I thought.

I'm aware that there are different types, I've watched some of guides from OP. If I decide to go through with this, I'll probably take cheaper route, black sleeves from eBay.

If you wanna go the cheaper route use paracord. I doubt you can get any sleeve cheaper and you know it will do a good job. I bought a cheap sleeve kit from MC once just to clean some stuff up. I still have 90% of it because it sucked so bad I didnt use it.
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Does anyone else find it difficult to melt paracord thin enough so itll fit into the connector again?
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I pinched the melted paracord to grab the wire and to fit nicely in the connector, while it was still melted. I have callused hands and it didnt hurt much. Others may have done different but thats what I did
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Yeah i roll it in my fingers while its still molten and sometimes it still clumps up a bit
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The key is to melt a small amount. The more you melt, the more you gon' hafta razor off before it fits.
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Yeah it just seems that wheneber i melt a littebit it never sticks to the wire
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Yeah it just seems that wheneber i melt a littebit it never sticks to the wire
post #8669 of 14272
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If you wanna go the cheaper route use paracord. I doubt you can get any sleeve cheaper and you know it will do a good job. I bought a cheap sleeve kit from MC once just to clean some stuff up. I still have 90% of it because it sucked so bad I didnt use it.
What's paracord and what/who is MC?

When I said eBay, I meant FurryLetters, it's recommended in OP as good and cheap alternative to MDPC.
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Yeah it just seems that wheneber i melt a littebit it never sticks to the wire

Melt it over the crimp thumb.gif
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