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Are you guys opening up your PSU when you sleeve the 24-pin and 8-pin? I rather keep my warranty by not opening the PSU. I have no idea whats the best route to go with when it comes to heatshrinking the part that ends in the PSU. Also, what about the 6/8 pin connectors for GPUs? I do not want to cut off the caps inside it, but I still want to single sleeve them. Any help or some pictures would be great.
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I'm wondering too


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I am curious as to this as well since I am thinking about sleeving stuff as well...
    
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They aren't caps. They are ferrite cores. There is some debate about whether they are necessary or not. I took mine off, supposedly it helps with the whine from GPU's and a few other things.

Also, I opened my HX1000 to replace the fan so I voided the warranty by doing that, but I still didn't sleeve all the way inside the PSU. I just sleeved it up to the outside, then I put one larger piece of shrink around the smaller wires.
 
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post #5 of 13
There is no need to open the PSU when sleeving, just heat shrink the ends and push it into the PSU. So sleeve from the PSU side to the end, you will have to remove all the plugs, but you will have to do that anyways
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They aren't caps. They are ferrite cores. There is some debate about whether they are necessary or not. I took mine off, supposedly it helps with the whine from GPU's and a few other things.

Also, I opened my HX1000 to replace the fan so I voided the warranty by doing that, but I still didn't sleeve all the way inside the PSU. I just sleeved it up to the outside, then I put one larger piece of shrink around the smaller wires.
Yeah I would probably want to leave those ferrite cores on just because I paid for them, might as well use them I might come up with something creative.

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There is no need to open the PSU when sleeving, just heat shrink the ends and push it into the PSU. So sleeve from the PSU side to the end, you will have to remove all the plugs, but you will have to do that anyways
Does this keep things nice and snug? I like having the sleeving very tight and I thought doing this idea would end up having the sleeve move and end up being loose/fatter.
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Does this keep things nice and snug? I like having the sleeving very tight and I thought doing this idea would end up having the sleeve move and end up being loose/fatter.
I think your question is pertaining more to the cables that are permanent, no?

If so, there's not much you can do, short of opening the PSU to get that clean look. You could try to leave the sleeve a tiny bit long, and push the heatshrink into that hole, but it's more of a pain than anything.

If I were you, I would just sleeve it up to the PSU housing, then, go back and place a single larger piece of shrink around the whole bundle and shrink it. This will get rid of all those tiny little pieces of shrink at the base looking terrible and it will also help hide the color of the wires if you couldn't get the shrink to perfectly touch the housing, or go inside that hole for that matter. Get what I am saying? If not I can provide some pics later. It turns out to look a whole lot more factory than having all those pieces of single shrink there. You still need to single shrink each sleeve individually to keep the sleeve from going slack though.
 
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I think your question is pertaining more to the cables that are permanent, no?

If so, there's not much you can do, short of opening the PSU to get that clean look. You could try to leave the sleeve a tiny bit long, and push the heatshrink into that hole, but it's more of a pain than anything.

If I were you, I would just sleeve it up to the PSU housing, then, go back and place a single larger piece of shrink around the whole bundle and shrink it. This will get rid of all those tiny little pieces of shrink at the base looking terrible and it will also help hide the color of the wires if you couldn't get the shrink to perfectly touch the housing, or go inside that hole for that matter. Get what I am saying? If not I can provide some pics later. It turns out to look a whole lot more factory than having all those pieces of single shrink there. You still need to single shrink each sleeve individually to keep the sleeve from going slack though.
Yeah I see what you mean. If you could provide some pictures that would be awesome. I do have the MDPC jumbo sleeving that should fit perfectly in this situation.

Btw, thanks a lot for the help
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They aren't caps. They are ferrite cores. There is some debate about whether they are necessary or not. I took mine off, supposedly it helps with the whine from GPU's and a few other things.

Also, I opened my HX1000 to replace the fan so I voided the warranty by doing that, but I still didn't sleeve all the way inside the PSU. I just sleeved it up to the outside, then I put one larger piece of shrink around the smaller wires.
This. I just used a large pice of heatshrink over all of the cables, about 1 1/2 inches to make it clean as I didn't want to open my PSU.
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Yeah I see what you mean. If you could provide some pictures that would be awesome. I do have the MDPC jumbo sleeving that should fit perfectly in this situation.

Btw, thanks a lot for the help
Sure thing, I have an HX1000 that I single-sleeved and I can snap some pics when I get home (I'll try my best to remember). I don't have the single larger piece of shrink on it anymore as I made some modifications and I haven't had the time to go back and remove the connectors to get it on there and shrink it again but you will get the idea from what I have now just as well.
 
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