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Finally finished with the sleeving. I cant seem to get them nice and tidy, but they are finally finished!


Where did you get those plastic things that clump the cables together smile.gif?
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Mod/Smart 3 Wire Kobra SS Cable Bundler - Black from PPCS or Frozencpu?
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How do you get a terminal out of a connector? The terminal is stuck on this extension, I ended up pulling the wire right out and the tool won't get the wires to come out of one of the sides. I know the tool is good because it worked fine for many other terminals, and the other side of the extension no problem. But on one sides I'm having a lot of difficulty, I've got a few wires that just came right out and I don't know how to get these extensions out without destroying the extension.
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I use the end of a metal coat hanger and just push it out biggrin.gif
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got one but not the other. its really badly stuck in there, going to have to get another extension ;/

edit: eventually got that one out, mutilated (pull a terminal from some supplied gpu extension that i didnt need) but it's literally every other terminal pin on one side on this apevia motherboard extension that is a pain, is stuck, won't come out, I end up just pulling the entire wire out and having to destroy the terminal to get it out... i won't have enough spare terminals to find to put on, and with no crimping tool it's a huge pain too. Just went and bought a rosewill extension, like I had gotten for my cpu/2xpi and had no problem with.

Got the hang of sleeving paracord now though, there's no good videos out there. It would have been a lot easier if there were good advice on how to do it - you use the very base of the flame so it's way cooler, if your hand burns from touching then you are too high up on the flame and getting it too hot, you just need to see it bubble for a sec on the low heat flame and be good, you need to twist it, not roll it or pinch it, if you melt it too far forward it won't fit in smoothly, you don't want to pull the cord super tight when measuring it out against the wire, you just pull it normally and that's tight enough, cut the paracord on a piece of wood or cardboard behind it to get a flush cut easily and quickly. def use masking tape, not any other type of tape, for wrapping terminal to sleeve through the cord so it won't get caught. do the work laying on a bed or rug or carpet because you do it, say, on a desk on hard floor, the tool is going to drop one way or another eventually (as the cord you are pulling suddenly pulls out and your hand holding the tool is like when you and someone else hold a rope and other guy just drops it, and the tool goes flying) and you'll break it very easily.

and that there are different quality extensions and paracord, if I had known that they were not all the same it would have changed my purchasing decisions. I thought apevia was name brand enough but this extension is terrible (who cares if it's sleeved, right? But it's near impossible to sleeve, is the problem, and it's very frustrating). the rosewill pre-sleeved extensions are cheap and seem pretty solid though.

The paracord I bought from flockdeals on ebay, the first shipment was frayed and nasty but I told him this and he immediately sent a replacement and the shipping for me to ship the bad stuff back. Stuff happens, I dont blame the guy, and he handled the problem very quickly so I wouldn't mind buying paracord from him again but i've heard of others being not so lucky. And I never knew there was such a difference in all this stuff at the beginning.

I'm okay with my decision to sleeve myself now though. There's no good videos on how to do it and it's confusing and counterintuitive at first, and hurts and is frustrating, but it didn't take long for me to get the hang of it and I believe I'm on my way to just sleeving everything quickly and easily for the rest of my life now. I mean i already sleeved my motherboard connectors, usb connectors, thermal diodes, i mean custom can't do that kind of detailing. Next time I think I'll buy my own AWG wire so i can do very consistent and nice rainbowing of the extensions and such.
Edited by Belial - 4/4/13 at 12:19am
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I'm just curious whether you actually watched any of Lutro0s video sleeving guides?
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Can anyone share pointers for approximating the lengths of wire when doing a new build? I am crimping/sleeving custom lengths of wire and I’d like to use clamps behind the mobo to keep everything tidy. The first time I cut and sleeved my wires I found they were a bit too short; the next attempt I felt they ended-up too long. Is there a way to do this without repeated trial and error? Thanks in advance.
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Can anyone share pointers for approximating the lengths of wire when doing a new build? I am crimping/sleeving custom lengths of wire and I’d like to use clamps behind the mobo to keep everything tidy. The first time I cut and sleeved my wires I found they were a bit too short; the next attempt I felt they ended-up too long. Is there a way to do this without repeated trial and error? Thanks in advance.

I used a long piece of paracord to run the cables where I'd want to. I'd then mark a spot on the paracord where I would cut, and transfer that measurement to the sleeve. Then cut that length. It can get tedious, and you may need s few pieces of paracord or shoelace. smile.gif
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Can anyone share pointers for approximating the lengths of wire when doing a new build? I am crimping/sleeving custom lengths of wire and I’d like to use clamps behind the mobo to keep everything tidy. The first time I cut and sleeved my wires I found they were a bit too short; the next attempt I felt they ended-up too long. Is there a way to do this without repeated trial and error? Thanks in advance.

Instead of doing the whole thing at once, a practical way is to make a single template sleeved wire and reuse it to measure each position. So cut a too-long length of wire and too-long length of sleeve. Write down how long it is. Crimp only one end and melt the sleeve onto it. Stick this test-wire in the PSU connector and then route as you want it. Measure to the start of the ATX connector and then add 9mm (for the depth the wire goes into the connector). Compare this to your template and then you'll know how long to cut the actual wire. Once you make and sleeve the new wire, double check that it's correct and if you need to make a correction, write that down as well. Then do the next wire using the template again, taking account of any correction you measured previously.
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well heres my sleeving all finished.
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