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I personally always do option #1, but #3 would probably be best for you. Yes, they are tougher to sleeve, but there are compromises with each solution and you have to decide what is more important to you...more elegant sleeving, or fewer wires...thumb.gif

EDIT: another option is to solder the double wires together after they come out from behind the mobo tray...
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Where can I get a cheap crimping tool here in Canada? Is ebay a good option?

What do I have to look at when searching for one?

Is this one good ?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Crimping-Tool-unisulated-receptacles-tab-2-8-4-8mm-width-terminals-Crimper-Plier-/150974719195?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2326cb64db&_uhb=1#ht_4052wt_1197

Can someone please help me.

Is that a good crimper above? Do I need to buy extra die for it?

Look for the SN28B version. I'm fairly certain that the die set supplied with the SN-48B one won't crimp ATX pins properly. There is a problem with the SN28B though in that it tends to crush the wire quite badly as supplied. Although some suppliers claim that this can be tweaked by adjusting the die sets I don't see how that can be possible. I've made mine work better by filing it but you then run the risk of knackering it if you get it wrong.
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Since I'm an impatient bastard, I'll ask this question here - the same thing is in a different thread, and emailed Lutro0, but this gets more traffic, so hopefully I'll get an answer here...

My VGA cards have two six pin PCI-E connectors. On my custom cables, what would you say is the best way to wire these up? I can think of three options:
  1. Run a separate connection for each plug direct from the PSU. I don't really want to use this option because it will mean 12 extra wires taking up space behind the motherboard tray. (And a bunch of extra work...)
  2. Run a connection for each card and split the connection behind the motherboard tray so 12 wires for each card run out to the card. Again, more wires than I want clogging up the case, but probably easier to do than #3.
  3. Run a single connection from the PSU to the first plug on the card and 'daisy chain' off that plug to the second plug. This is my preferred option from a 'clean cabling' perspective, but the challenge is crimping in 2 wires into the pin and sleeving everything. I've seen some ATX pins that have extra large back 'wings' that can crimp 2 wires without any issues, but am not sure where to get these from. From a sleeving perspective, I think I'd have to use heatshrink on the first connectors due to the two wires coming out of them.

considering #3, maybe instead of jumping from PCIE Card1 plug1 and jump to plug 2, how about PCIE Card2 (the bottom one) plug1 to PCIE Card1 Plug1?
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1. Run a separate connection for each plug direct from the PSU. I don't really want to use this option because it will mean 12 extra wires taking up space behind the motherboard tray. (And a bunch of extra work...)

In terms of sleeving, single wires are so much easier to do than split or daisy chained wires. 12 extra wires can be fairly neatly held together with 15mm clips. For example,



Edit for proper attribution: various systems by Charles Harwood on MDPC #029, #032 and #042
http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/systems-2009/murderbox/008/murderbox.htm
http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/systems-2009/murderbox/009/murderbox.htm
http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/systems-2011/murderbox-mk2/murderbox-mk2.htm
Edited by WiSK - 4/16/13 at 1:26am
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Wisk the guy that always has brilliant advice and on occasion shows us his brilliant technique! thumb.gif

You make it look easy my friend! biggrin.gif
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Wisk the guy that always has brilliant advice and on occasion shows us his brilliant technique! thumb.gif

You make it look easy my friend! biggrin.gif

You know very well I borrowed that picture from Nils biggrin.gif

Fixed original post for proper attribution. Those cables were done by Charles Harwood, technique used on several of the Murderboxes.
Edited by WiSK - 4/16/13 at 1:29am
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How much shorter does everyone make the inner cables on there extension's?
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How much shorter does everyone make the inner cables on there extension's?

We had this discussion a couple of times. Based on 4.2mm pitch in the MiniFitJr connectors and the formula pi x 4.2mm = 13.2mm for a semi-circle (180 degrees). So I've used approx 6.6mm for 90 degree curves and it seems good. Lutro0 agreed he uses half-an-inch (=12.7mm) for a 180 degree extension. However, later BigElf said he uses 7mm per 45 degree curve and even then he found it sometimes too long.
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cheers wisk +rep
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The maths is straight forward when dealing with perfect a perfect rainbow but in reality its not a perfect rainbow, the connector doesn't bend. If we ignore that which is pretty safe to do then you can work it out or use this little page I just knocked up. http://www.samsprojects.com/stuff/curve.htm
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