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So I just ordered a UV Cold Cathode light kit, and I'm looking for one online store to purchase all of my cables, sleeving, and PSU tools.

I think I'm going to be going with UV green parts. I'm hoping to replace or sleeve all of the cables in my case and I'd also like to replace my PSU's connectors with UV reactive ones as well.

I'm not too sure what tools I will need for removing pins from my PSU's connectors. I've found a few but I was hoping to find one relatively cheap tool that works on all PSU connectors(molex, 24-pin, 6-pin, etc.)

I am on a budget for this purchase...I'm only looking to spend ~$30 for now. I definitely want to sleeve my PSU and case fan cables, and I'm also looking into replacing my SATA cables with UV ones. The SATA cables need to be ~18" long and have one end with a 90º angle.

I know I probably won't be able to replace or sleeve everything in my case with just $30, but it should get me off to a good start.

I purchased my cold cathode kit from svc.com because of the 10% off coupon code I have. I hope that cold cathode kit is a good one. It would be nice if I could purchase all of my cables and sleeving from SVC as well, but I don't think they have everything I need. Any online store that ships to the states will be okay.

I've never sleeved a PSU before so a link to a quality guide on OCN would help too.

Cables needing sleeved/replaced:
My PSU is non-modular BTW.

  • 3x SATA data
  • 6x case fans(3-pin).
  • 5-channel(3-pin) fan controller+4-pin molex power
  • H50 power for pump
  • 24-pin ATX
  • 8-pin 12V
  • 2x 6-pin PCI-E
  • 3x SATA power(not sure if those can be sleeved)
I'm sure I'm forgetting some but I'm not really looking to get everything I need in one purchase anyway.

Thanks in advance!!
   
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
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Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
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Hi there, If you were to stretch your budget a bit I'm sure i could help you out.
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post #3 of 16
Here's a great guide to get you started on sleeving a PSU: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/2691-psu-sleeving-guide.html

It covers almost everything you're looking for (tools, methods, etc.).

If you're on a strict budget seriously consider using paracord to sleeve (it can be had for $6.95 per 100ft shipped).

Sleeving with paracord guide: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/775454-cheap-beautiful-sleeving-guide-now-offering.html
Edited by Philistine - 4/14/11 at 10:13pm
post #4 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AusPC;13132398 
Hi there, If you were to stretch your budget a bit I'm sure i could help you out.

I appreciate it, but I think the shipping alone would put me over my budget.

Thanks though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philistine;13132410 
Here's a great guide to get you started on sleeving a PSU: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/2691-psu-sleeving-guide.html

It covers almost everything you're looking for (tools, methods, etc.).

If your on a strict budget seriously consider using paracord to sleeve (it can be had for $6.95 per 100ft shipped).

Sleeving with paracord guide: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/775454-cheap-beautiful-sleeving-guide-now-offering.html

Does the paracord come in UV reactive colors?

Thanks for the links...this will help me out a lot.
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz @ 1.299v, HT on Asus Maximus VII Hero, Z97 chipset EVGA GTX 750 TI FTW, Core 1375MHz, TDP 125W 16GB (2x8GB) G. Skill Trident X 1866MHz CL8 
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
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Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
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post #5 of 16
The neon colors are UV reactive. There are more colors out there. Just search for neon paracord. Don't use "utility cord" its not the same thing.
post #6 of 16
No Problems, Have fun sleeving.
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post #7 of 16
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I think I've got everything I need picked out from FrozenCPU.com.

With all the parts I have picked out + shipping, this mod is going to cost me ~$45.00

Please let me know if there is anything I don't need, need less/more of, or something I'm forgetting.
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz @ 1.299v, HT on Asus Maximus VII Hero, Z97 chipset EVGA GTX 750 TI FTW, Core 1375MHz, TDP 125W 16GB (2x8GB) G. Skill Trident X 1866MHz CL8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Patriot Pyro 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s Liteon iHBS112-04 SATA BD burner 
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
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Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Patriot Pyro 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s Liteon iHBS112-04 SATA BD burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
AudioOther
4.1 surround sound speakers. 5.1 when using mon... Dual 12" Cold Cathode Kit--Ultra Bright UV tubes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P9600 Chipset: Intel GM45 Express ATI Radeon HD3470 2x4GB PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 
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ADATA 120GB SATA3 SSD Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 5400RPM (WD3... Factory laptop HSF Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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post #8 of 16
You're going to need A LOT more sleeving. The sleeving is sold by the foot. You've got 12 feet there. You're going to need ~130-150ft just for the PSU alone.
Edited by Philistine - 4/15/11 at 11:35am
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Originally Posted by Philistine;13139048 
You're going to need A LOT more sleeving. The sleeving is sold by the foot. You've got 12 feet there. You're going to need ~130-150ft just for the PSU alone.

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It seriously takes that much to sleeve a PSU?

Not that I doubt you on that. I'm sure you know what you're talking about, but that is very hard to believe...I think I'll remove my PSU and measure my cables so I can get the right amount.

I'm thinking about sleeving my cables in bundles instead of each individual wire. That should cut down on the amount of sleeving I need. Would that work out okay?
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz @ 1.299v, HT on Asus Maximus VII Hero, Z97 chipset EVGA GTX 750 TI FTW, Core 1375MHz, TDP 125W 16GB (2x8GB) G. Skill Trident X 1866MHz CL8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Patriot Pyro 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s Liteon iHBS112-04 SATA BD burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
AudioOther
4.1 surround sound speakers. 5.1 when using mon... Dual 12" Cold Cathode Kit--Ultra Bright UV tubes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P9600 Chipset: Intel GM45 Express ATI Radeon HD3470 2x4GB PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
ADATA 120GB SATA3 SSD Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 5400RPM (WD3... Factory laptop HSF Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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14.1" LCD Logitech Wireless Mouse M310(Indigo Scroll) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz @ 1.299v, HT on Asus Maximus VII Hero, Z97 chipset EVGA GTX 750 TI FTW, Core 1375MHz, TDP 125W 16GB (2x8GB) G. Skill Trident X 1866MHz CL8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Patriot Pyro 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s Liteon iHBS112-04 SATA BD burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Samsung B2230HD @ 1920x1080 Gateway RT3604 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x Wowpad by Microthin, Graphite surface for optical 
AudioOther
4.1 surround sound speakers. 5.1 when using mon... Dual 12" Cold Cathode Kit--Ultra Bright UV tubes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P9600 Chipset: Intel GM45 Express ATI Radeon HD3470 2x4GB PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
ADATA 120GB SATA3 SSD Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 5400RPM (WD3... Factory laptop HSF Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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14.1" LCD Logitech Wireless Mouse M310(Indigo Scroll) 
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post #10 of 16
I have the SeaSonic X650 and the 24-pin cable is 22.5" long. Take that times 24 wires and you're at 45 feet of sleeving. You can just sleeve in bundles. It may not look as nice as single sleeved wires but you'll save quite a bit of money.
Edited by Philistine - 4/15/11 at 11:59am
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