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Old July 24, 2010, 07:10 PM
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I started to sleeve my power supply(Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 Modular).So far PCI-E cables are done. Next week i will try to finish all the cables. Here are some pics and a small review with what i have done.

Tools
- Side Cutter
- Scissor
- Fine file
- Ruler
- Heat Gun
- Contact Removal Tool



Sleeve and Heatshrink
- Sleeve : White , Grand Bleu and Purple (purchased rom MDPC-X)
- Heatshrink : 1/8 - White and Blue (shrink Ratio 2:1) and 3/16 - White and Black(Shrink Ratio 2:1)









The following picture are done on a spare wire. i will try to be as clear as i can(english is not my first language).
When i tried to remove the sockets from connector i saw that the removal tool is not going in to connector. I took the fine file and filed a little bit the removal tool tips so it can go in to connector more easy.



- spare wire



- cut the 1/8" heatshrink leaving 1/4" on both ends. My power supply has all the wires black. I used heatshrink instead of electrical tape to cover the wires. Like this the wire will not show true sleeve.
- shrink heatshrink



- slide the sleeve over wire.



- cut 1" of 3/16" heatshrink and slide over sleeve
- position heatshrink to cover the crimp area and shrink in place
- let it to cool for a few moments.

For the other side:
- stretch sleeve and if necessary cut the excess of sleeve.
- Slide a 1" of 3/16 over sleeve
- Stretch the sleeve again , slide the heatshrink in place and shrink.

Here are some pics with the actual cables :










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Old July 24, 2010, 07:21 PM
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You don't need near so much heatshrink. 15-16mm is good to secure it in place. Otherwise they look good.
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I know that. I did like 5 wires when i realized that i can use less heatshrink. Beginners mistake.
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I think now looks a little bit better :

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Hopefully sleeving won't turn in to an addiction for you. I am currently working on my 7th power supply at the moment. I've spend a good $500 @ murdermod/MDPC for sleeving in the past 3 years. And I have to make another one here soon as I don't have enough black to finish my current one.
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Hopefully sleeving won't turn in to an addiction for you.
I think it just did. i have done all the power supply. Everything is done.






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I was afraid of your colour choices at first but it turned out pretty decently. I really do like the MDPC purple although there is no way it would match any system I would build.
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That sleeving looks fantastic. I am going to order some right now. The pics are much appreciated, good work man!
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I was afraid of your colour choices at first but it turned out pretty decently. I really do like the MDPC purple although there is no way it would match any system I would build.
MDPC is the best. Nils is a good guy to. For what i ordered i didn't pay any extra fees.
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Sweet cabling job. How long does it generally take to finish 1 whole psu??? I want to do it, one day. Also how much does it costs in buying the sleeves just enough for one psu job?
Everything depends on what psu do you have. I spend around 100$ on mine psu. Measure all you're psu cables and put a couple of inches extra so you can have a tolerance.
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