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What Dia of Braided Sleeving/Heatshrink ?

post #1 of 8
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Hi,

Well I am building a new PC, and i would like to mod all my cables inclduing my Cabinet cables(NZXT Phantom), but since where i live it is almost impossible for me to import sleeving kits or stuff like that, i had to search locally, and the only option i have is a company which makes techno Flex braided cables of different Diameter's in sells them as spools for large industries etc.

So here comes my problem, since i haven't seen a braided sleeving or a heatshrik in person, i have no idea as to what Diameter of sleeving is recommended for sleeving every cable of your PC, and neither do i have any prior knowledge of the same regarding Heatshrink.

So if anyone can help me and reply to these questions

1. How much (in metres) Braided Cable Sleeving should be enough to sleeve all the cables ?

2. What Diameter of the braided sleeve is required ?

3. How much (in metres) Heatshrink should be enough to sleeve all the cables ?

2. What Diameter of the Heatshrink is required ?

Thanks !!
post #2 of 8
i can tell you its 1/8 for sleeving and if i remember right its 5/16 for heatshrink also i bought 200 ft of paracord for me to do mine when i get around to do it
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Plz ... Can anyone else confirm this ...

Thanks for the quick reply knoxy ...
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Originally Posted by Sa1nT View Post
1. How much (in metres) Braided Cable Sleeving should be enough to sleeve all the cables ?

2. What Diameter of the braided sleeve is required ?

3. How much (in metres) Heatshrink should be enough to sleeve all the cables ?

2. What Diameter of the Heatshrink is required ?
1. Depends on the psu and how many other cables. Best idea would be to measure them all.

2. 1/8 for single wires.

3. Depends on how much sleeving you need but I think 1 foot for every 10 feet of sleeving would suffice.

4. 1/8 would still work for single sleeving as far as I know.
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post #5 of 8
3/16" is 1/16" bigger than 1/8" sleeving. 5/16" is 1/16" bigger than 1/4", so you dont want 5/16" shrink for 1/8" sleeving. I got 3:1 shrink from cableorganizer.com for my para cord so itll grip it really good.
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post #6 of 8
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Well i am getting really confused here, cos i was just watching the Sleeving kits that companies manufacture, and they all come in different lenghts of sleeves of different Dia, my main requirement here is that i just want to be able to cover all of the wires that are visible, so that's all i want here.

Can someone plz specify how much length and of what dia of each should i get to get the job done, or should i go according to the contents of the sleeving kits and order the same accordingly ?
Edited by Sa1nT - 4/26/11 at 7:58am
post #7 of 8
1/8" for everything but SATA (data) cables, this will cover PSU, molex power, SATA power, 6 pin power etc. Nobody can really tell you how much because it depends on each PSU, what you will be doing with it, if your cutting cables and repinning them etc etc etc.
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post #8 of 8
Okay i am in the same boat as OP, anyone care to be specific and tell the exact amount and Dia's of sleeving that would be enough to do the job.

Help required urgently !!
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