So, I decided that I wanted to tackle the challenge of sleeving my own PSU cables. It was a bad idea. I cut myself twice, once with the utility knife and a second time when a cable came out of its connector. I digress.
Difficulty:8/10 Time Efficiency:0/10 Do it Again?:
Materials: $35-$50 Tools (if you don't already have them): $100+
This wasn't as bad as I made it out to be. It took approximately 36 hours of labor (this is not an exaggeration), 30 minutes of first aid, and 5 hours in breaks (take a lot) to do this. It was my first time ever doing this, and it was a learning experience. I would probably not do it again (I am most likely lying). It was somewhat difficult and time consuming. Anyway, if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
As far as tools, I already had a heat gun, utility knife, screwdrivers, and etc. There is a special set of tools made for the pin extraction of PSU connectors which you can get here. The ATX pin remover (for 20+4 pin atx, 4+4 pin CPU, and 6+2/8 pin PCI-E pin) in the set is somewhat lacking, so I would suggest getting one that is made by MOLEX (the company who makes the actual connectors). You could also use a mini-screwdriver/bent staples if you want to save money. The tools where well worth it, imho. Stables caused significant pain in my fingers when using them (it requires a decent amount of pressure to extract the pins). YMMV. -- Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites. - Anthony J. D'Angelo »www.chaoticconfused.com