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Old June 9, 2010, 10:56 AM
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hey guys, that sums it up why would i want to sleeve my cables? is this only for wcing?
im going to be running an air only system will i need it?
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:02 AM
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My buddy always told me that they get cold if you do not sleeve them.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Sleeving is normally done only for appearances, although it can help airflow as well.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:09 AM
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SugarJ hit it right on the head. Aesthetics is the main thing. I sleeved 16 of the 19 fans I have in my case because having three tiny wires per fan (times 19 fans) is an absolute mess to look at, but as well it is near impossible to get it to look nice and clean. As well, since SATA cables usually come in very bright colours, I sleeve mine black for aesthetics.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:14 AM
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As well, since SATA cables usually come in very bright colours, I sleeve mine black for aesthetics.
You can buy black or silver sata cables. Silver looks baller in 'white' systems.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:17 AM
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You can buy black or silver sata cables. Silver looks baller in 'white' systems.
Why buy them when you have sleeving and coloured cables to spare though? I also enjoy sleeving a cable from time to time. Haven't gotten to the PSU sleeving stage yet, so I haven't gotten a taste of the "fun" of that, but I probably will end up doing it one of these days.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Why buy them when you have sleeving and coloured cables to spare though? I also enjoy sleeving a cable from time to time. Haven't gotten to the PSU sleeving stage yet, so I haven't gotten a taste of the "fun" of that, but I probably will end up doing it one of these days.
I hate sleeving SATA cables generally. Well at least when using them in the FT01BW case I have. After sleeving the cable is too stiff to make the necessary bends I need.

I also have a good 40 yellow/red cables laying around that I refuse to use.
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I got some vinyl dye and sprayed my SATA cables black....

But anyways, sleeving helps for when you have wires that you cannot tuck out of the airflow's path. However if you're able to keep all your cables held back so that they don't interfere with airflow, then it's mainly aesthetics.

I guess it kind of becomes and addiction too once you start doing it. Then you find that any unsleeved cable looks absolutely hideous and that you must sleeve it!
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cuz sleeving is the definition of sexiness.
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Sleeving is the definition of Sexiness? Wow, that is a new way of looking at it.

It's just pleasing to the eye, If you have an acrylic case or an acrylic side to your case then yippee your sleeving looks sexy. If it's dark and gloomy in there an know one sees it, whats the point.
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