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Old January 29, 2011, 06:04 PM
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Default my first attempt at braiding



Welp, how'd I do? My ATX pin remover is a pain in the ass to use...
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Old January 29, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Looks alright for a first attempt. Tip: Just use two staples instead of a pin remover.
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Old January 29, 2011, 09:21 PM
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First time always the hardest;) Looks good sleeve is tight - cut shrinks the same length and start them on the pin in the same place and they will look great
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Old January 30, 2011, 01:28 AM
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Doesn't look too bad really, just the heatshrink lengths are off. Here is where I learnt, helped me a lot, maybe it'll help you too :)

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Pretty nice job for a first one! even for overall. I have seen so much crappy job even after years of doing it.for my part, I have to give you some credit of it because I would never do it myself XD ( my secret is to buy pre-sleved extension )
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I find it to be to much work then what it's worth but that's just me, if I have the option to buy pre sleeved though I generally do cause it does look better then a non sleeved cable. But I could never see myself doing it manually :(
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Is it possible to cut down the length of the cables on a modular PSU, then sleeve them, I do not have alot of room in my Lian Li PCQ08.
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Not bad for a first shot, takes a lot of practice and the right tools to do really well.

In response to the question above. Yes you can shorten all your cables but you have to crimp on new ends for every wire. Or you could cut each wire near the connector, shorten to the length needed and re solder the wires together. I feel that re crimping new connectors on is the easiest and safest way to do it.
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I find it to be to much work then what it's worth but that's just me, if I have the option to buy pre sleeved though I generally do cause it does look better then a non sleeved cable. But I could never see myself doing it manually :(
Sleeving, crimpling, soldering... I find it all very relaxing. I love sitting down and spending an entire day watching TV and making PSU wires.
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