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post #9121 of 14347
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Originally Posted by WiSK View Post


Can't explain your extra 2mm for long cables though thinking.gif

Inability to measure accurately biggrin.gif
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post #9122 of 14347
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Originally Posted by audioholic View Post

Basically you want it tight enough to where the wire wont just flop down and will hold straight(mostly)
What tool were you using that broke?!
Sleeving is a painful process but you get used to it. I have had a pin stuck in my finger before..that felt great! its like getting little paper cuts

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270970022560?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

The tool actually broke because i had dropped it on the floor. A few times. I mean sometimes the pulling, yanking, the tool is bound to go flying out a few times. Next time I should work in a carpeted area. No fault of the tool, the tool was actually really good and easy. Definitely a life saver.

Are you trying to get the paracord to melt and stick to the cable, or just thinner than the 18awg? So it will push forward, but it won't pull back, kind of thing.

I paracorded all my motherboard connectors and one of my thermal diodes though, looks pretty cool. I used a tab of glue on the case cables to hold the paracord in please and then used an exacto knife to sort of jam what I could into the connectors, looks perfect even close up, and then for the thermal diode I just used a bit of electrical tape wrapped around it.
Edited by Belial - 3/31/13 at 6:52pm
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post #9123 of 14347
A little work in progress on my sleeving for the Prodigy. It is coming along nicely, only issue I have is the wire is really sensitive to heat mad.gif
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post #9124 of 14347
My extension using black mdpcx and custom shrink
post #9125 of 14347
well it doesn't look like I'm going to be sleeving for a while. I spoke to nils and he gave me the tracking info which shows my package has been in the country since 21-3-13 so either its got stuck at customs or royal mail has lost it, and I know what's more likely. If it doesn't get here tomorrow I'm going to phone them.
post #9126 of 14347
Here's a client job all done. Corsair tx 650 and paracord.

Edited by mrrockwell - 4/1/13 at 10:31am
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Does anyone know what I do now, nils has given me the tracking info which shows my order has been in the country since 21-3-13. Its still not arrived. I payed on my credit card through PayPal. I'm going to my local royal mail sorting office tomorrow to see if its there. frown.gif
post #9128 of 14347
It depends on where you live in the UK but bear in mind that the snow would have disrupted some areas postal services and that they were also on strike recently. The backlog could mean it takes even more days extra to arrive.

If your sorting office is anything like mine they'll spend all of 2 nanoseconds checking before saying they haven't got it. It takes them roughly 3 days before they even deign to answer the phone. However you need confirmation from them that they haven't got it before MDPC-X can take it further.
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post #9129 of 14347
Il give it to the end of the week before i take it further.i completely forgot about the snow as i live in the south we didn't really get much of it. il got to the sorting office tomorrow as its near the train station i have to use to get to work. Usually im patient with this kind of thing but ive got 2 weeks of for half term and i want to get it done as i go to college for 3 days a weeks and most time's i work the other 4.
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I'm new to cable sleeving but I'm starting to get the impression that for the ultra neat look you need to sleeve your PSU cables (or hide them) and then sleeve some extension cables mainly so that they are no tangled wires/double wires or capacitors/ferrite beeds. If this is the case can I just shorten the PSU cables cutting them and soldering the two ends back together so that I don't have a ridiculous amount of wire to try and hide rather than making customer cables with an expensive crimper and pins? Basically will soldering two ends of a cable together affect anything like amperage (probably a dumb question but electronics is definitely not my strong point)
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