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Tirael
BOHICA
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join:2009-03-18
Sacramento, CA
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In which I sleeve a PSU (and cut myself twice)

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?:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJXYMDu6dpY


Anyway, pictures coming in the next post.
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Ghastlyone
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join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
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The $105 I spent on a full set of sleeved Corsair cables was worth every single penny.

Spending 20 hours sleeving cables didn't sound like a fun project to me.



Tirael
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reply to Tirael

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Old
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Old
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New
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New
Here are the pictures of the old (stock) sleeving and the new (painstakingly applied) sleeving.


Tirael
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Sacramento, CA
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Click for full size
Tools needed
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Satan's Brain Child
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What a SATA power connector looks like
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Assistant (everyone needs one)
Cost

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.
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“Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo
»www.chaoticconfused.com


Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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jadinolf
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Ojai, CA
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reply to Tirael

Beautiful job!

Personally, I could never face my friends if I didn't have sleeved cables on my PSU.
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El Quintron
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Etobicoke, ON
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reply to Tirael

That's an awesome job, and I love the end result. Are you going to post pictures of your sliced up fingers as a warning to others before they undertake this?


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Tirael
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Right thumb (connector cut)
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Left hand (utility knife cut)
Ask and you shall receive. The cut on my left thumb is about 2 mm deep. The cut on my right thumb is superficial.


El Quintron
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Ouch, but those are totally acceptable given the technical feat you just pulled off.

Thanks for posting these. I'm not discouraged from doing this at all.
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Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
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reply to Tirael

Why is your kitty looks so sad?



Tirael
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Sacramento, CA
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He was angry at me because it was 5 AM and I had not gone to bed yet.



Oleg
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Birmingham, AL
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Haha. So basically he wants you to get a good night rest.