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post #9821 of 14446
If you've got lots extra, snip 24+ pieces off in different colours. Like 2 inch pieces. Stick 24 of these mini sleeves into an ATX connector and look at it in daylight. Change colours until you're happy.
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post #9822 of 14446
Wow, that's and excellent (and pretty obvious doh.gif) suggestion.
+1

I feel real stupid right now that in the past week or so since i made my pinout that thought didn't occur to me =X

Thanx for the tip about the contrast too
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post #9824 of 14446
Is there a thread that shows the technique of how to use thread to hold all your sleeved wires together? I need a way to hold my 24pin cable neatly together. Thanks
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Is there a thread that shows the technique of how to use thread to hold all your sleeved wires together? I need a way to hold my 24pin cable neatly together. Thanks

You mean something like this?

For possible results of this technique, you can check out my build log.
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post #9826 of 14446
Sleeving 750d font panel connectors now, having trouble with the USB 3 connector, no way you can get normal sleeve over the USB plugs. I don't think you can remove the housing on the connector since its soldered to a wire for earth?

Any tips would be welcome, or even if someone knows if i can buy sleeved USB3 cables that i could fit into this front panel would be awesome.

progress so far:


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post #9827 of 14446
Pretty much the only way to get regular sleeve on USB3 is to cut off the connector. Only place I know you can get USB3 pins and connector is from Moddiy. But it's got fiddly tiny pins. I bought some once but haven't gotten around to trying to sleeve it yet.
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post #9828 of 14446
You're fortunate living in the UK in that Proto-Pic stock the connector (2 x 10) and the male and female pins at extremely sensible prices, including delivery. Note that although you can crimp the pins using the MDPC-X, Lutro0 or SN28 (best of them for these small crimps) tools they then won't fit in the connectors.

I use the Molex 63811-1000 manual crimp tool to do them but it's not worth the expense to buy it just for that so use needle nosed pliers and keep the crimp as tiny as possible.
Edited by Big Elf - 10/12/13 at 11:06am
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Edit: had to refresh my screen to see Big Elf already answered
Edited by kpoeticg - 10/12/13 at 11:24am
    
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post #9830 of 14446
Thanks, solid advise. Have no experience cutting the connectors and crimping so will go watch some YouTube vids ect to see how i feel about it. First time sleeving to. Gonna drive me nuts being the only cable not sleeved in my system.
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