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post #8851 of 14319
Is that MDPC ? It seems surprisingly transparent
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No its the knock-off tongue.gif I couldn't get the weave very tight. I'll try it again later.
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fuzzy thingies on ebay ?
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Hey!

Was hoping to get some shots of grey/white/orange sleeving. Any combination of those colours will work; I'm just looking for ideas on what pattern to use.

Also, is there any clean way to sleeve chained connectors, like on a molex 4-pin power cable that has several connectors on one cable, or do I need crimping tools to make the custom pass-through cables?
Edited by airplaneman - 2/26/13 at 5:30pm
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The sleeving I used is from sleeve-modding.com. This was just a trial piece to see how I liked the color. Eventually I will be getting a better crimper and all the cables will be white. And hopefully I can get the sleeve pulled tight enough to look better thumb.gif
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Hey!

Was hoping to get some shots of grey/white/orange sleeving. Any combination of those colours will work; I'm just looking for ideas on what pattern to use.

Also, is there any clean way to sleeve chained connectors, like on a molex 4-pin power cable that has several connectors on one cable, or do I need crimping tools to make the custom pass-through cables?

Without heatshrink, I don't believe that the molex chain is possible with most sleeving. Even with heatshrink, it's extremely difficult to make it look clean. You're better off making your own pass through's. And the best part is with pass through connectors, you don't need a crimping tool. All you have to do is push the wire directly down into the connector. The metal tabs act like blades, cutting through the wire insulation and making contact with the strands:

 

Here's reference pictures for you: Link

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Was hoping to get some shots of grey/white/orange sleeving. Any combination of those colours will work; I'm just looking for ideas on what pattern to use.


I just finished up an 8-pin CPU power cable for my "Muzzle Flash" build and it is Orange, Titanium Grey, and Shade 19.

MDPC sleeving, and lots of tools and help from Lutro0.








Here are two other sections in my build that you may be interested in. I was asking what people thought would look best for various combinations. They can give you some ideas maybe.
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Ok, time to figure out what colors and combinations to pick for the sleeving. I have a wide variety of them, but these are my four favorite ones. Here are four choices, please let me know what you think, or come up with another possibility and I'll see if I can whip it up and take a photograph real quick. These will go to my 2 EVGA GTX 580 video cards.




Choice 1 - Black, Gray, Orange, Gray, Orange, Gray, Black




Choice 2 - Black, Orange, Gray, Orange, Gray Orange, Black




Choice 3 - Black, Gray, Orange, Orange, Orange, Gray, Black




Choice 1 - Black, Gray, Orange, Yellow, Orange, Gray, Black

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Ok, I whipped up the 2nd choice to see how it would actually look.




(Choice 1 - Black, Black, Orange, Orange, Gray, Orange, Orange, Gray, Orange, Orange, Black, Black)




(Choice 2 - Black, Orange, Orange, Gray, Gray , Orange, Orange, Gray, Gray, Orange, Orange, Black)
post #8858 of 14319
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Without heatshrink, I don't believe that the molex chain is possible with most sleeving. Even with heatshrink, it's extremely difficult to make it look clean. You're better off making your own pass through's. And the best part is with pass through connectors, you don't need a crimping tool. All you have to do is push the wire directly down into the connector. The metal tabs act like blades, cutting through the wire insulation and making contact with the strands:

Here's reference pictures for you: Link

That is sick! Thanks

So I don't need a tool or anything like that, I can just cut my old power supply wires and use these instead? Do they make something like this for SATA? I looked on that site, but all I could find were ones that required a tool.

and 47 Knucklehead, thanks for those pics!
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yeah they make them for sata power as well. I just use an old punch down tool I have, but I'm sure you can find something else to use as a tool for them
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That is sick! Thanks

So I don't need a tool or anything like that, I can just cut my old power supply wires and use these instead? Do they make something like this for SATA? I looked on that site, but all I could find were ones that required a tool.

and 47 Knucklehead, thanks for those pics!

 

 

 

A pair of needle-nose pliers will work to push them down. Some people like to use a flathead screwdriver as well. Literally whatever is most to your liking, no need to purchase a push down tool (although it does make it a bit easier). Just be wary to not slip and pinch a finger, it hurts real bad!

 

Push-Down SATA Connectors: Link

 

Frozen Calls them "EZ Crimp" connectors on their site. When you purchase, don't forget to select the type of top piece for each connector. After all the wires have been pushed down, this little plastic piece protects them from accidentally coming out, or from an accidental shortage. The pass-thru type of cover is designed for the wires to continue out the other side of the SATA or Molex connector, allowing you to chain together as many SATA's or Molex's as you want. The end cap type of cover is the cover used to end the chain. One side of the cover is longer, and covers up the wires at the end of the last connector in your chain. I use these connectors all the time, they are fantastic!

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