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Which high-end Modular PSU is easiest to sleeve?

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Well, I sleeved a Corsair HX-850, and needless to say it was a pain. Unlike most PSUs, the regular molex tool didn't work worth a damn and I had to use the Sunbeam tool. All-in all, I sleeved an OCZ modular that was much easier than the Corsair....

Is there a specific PSU that's easier to sleeve? Corsair, Silverstone, Seasonic, etc? Keep in mind I want to keep it modular.
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as far as i know the answer is nope. wiring is wiring and the connectors seem to all be a pain even with the tool. it's not difficult, just a pain. stay modular though.
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Herro!

Well, I sleeved a Corsair HX-850, and needless to say it was a pain. Unlike most PSUs, the regular molex tool didn't work worth a damn and I had to use the Sunbeam tool. All-in all, I sleeved an OCZ modular that was much easier than the Corsair....

Is there a specific PSU that's easier to sleeve? Corsair, Silverstone, Seasonic, etc? Keep in mind I want to keep it modular.
I did a Kingwin Lazer 750W in just about 3 hours start to finish. The SATA cables on it were a b**** though. Everything else on that PSU was easy.

And scrap the tools, if you have/want good calluses on your fingers, buy a box of staples from walmart for like 2 dollars, and use a knife to break them off in pairs. Straighten out one side so the staple is now L shaped. slide in one on one side, then slide in another L shaped pair on the other side.

I'm looking to sell my pin remover tool because it will never be getting used again.
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Sorry, to be a little more broad and less anecdotal than my previous response. The biggest thing is to look for PSU's that have SATA connectors like the HX does, such as: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171048

The reason being, you can take the entire SATA cable apart (remove all the plugs from it), size out the cable to the length you want, place your SATA connections wherever you want them (and add a few more if need be). Then you sleeve/heat shrink to where the first SATA connector goes, put the connector on (but not the cap), sleeve / heatshrink the next section and repeat. Put all the caps on at the end and call it done.

No PSU is inherently easier than another in general (all the plugs have to conform to the same standardized dimensions), it's just about finding one you like the look of, is modular (which IS easier than non-modular), and just going to town on it.
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I've heard the Silverstone Strider Plus Series are a nice Modular PSU to sleeve.

Cheers - Jason.
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a lot of the silverstone striders have capacitors on the pci-e cables which ruin the look.... I would avoid those
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