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Cable sleaving kits?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by quadboi, 14 May 2006.

  1. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Hello, well I have the Seasonic 600w, right...

    Well tis arriving tomorrow, I presume its going to be the one which isn't sleaved.

    What cable sleaving ktis are there are they hard to install, also whats the "heatshrink tubing" ?

    Isnt it just one sleave which goes over, as on ocers it is described very easy to isntall without having to take off the molex connectors. They say the following :

    Thanks guys, also what do you recommend ! :) Got a Sunbeam Samurai case by the way, I bruoght it before I knew abot OCERS so dont take the mick! :p
  2. Gangster


    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,237

    Location: London

    IMO you need to take off the molex connectors, otherwise the cables end up all big, and that means IMO it looks crap, and with heatshrink you'd need large heatshrink to go over, and then when you melt it it will NOT hold the cable braid properley and it will all be loose, simply because the heatshrink can only shrink to a certain diameter.

    Its time consuming, but worth it in the end. Dont be lazy and put the sleeving over the connectors, ive done it and i regretted it as its looks crap.

    Btw, heatshrink is black plastic, and you use a lighter / heat gun to shrink it - there are plenty of tutorials around if you look.


  3. welshtom


    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,463

    Location: Pencoed

    dont the Seasonics have twisted wires anyway? sleeving will do nothing for the airflow.

  4. Dr. Gonzo


    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 68

    Be prepared to remove the ATX 12, 20/24v and the molex sockets. As previously mentioned its extremely time consuming. I have recently learned that if you add a cable tie just before the ATX/Molex connector the heatshrink will mould to this proportion and hold resulting in a neater, more stable finish.

    One tip: Singe the ends of the required brade with a lighter, this will stop the chord splitting and shredding when fitting it over the cable(s).

    To remove the molex connectors its best to get a molex removal tool instead of using a pair of sewing needles, using this method takes ages and means lots of fiddling around... a fine art I have yet to get to grips with. :(

    If anyones found an ATX connector removal tool in the UK please let me know or if you have an old one your willing to sell. :D
  5. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Just brought 6m of spiral wrap :)

    Easy installation aparently, so 3m of 8mm spiral black
    3m of 16mm spiral black (for larger cables)

    So, :)

    Brought 3m as you can never have too much :) May use for another rig too lol
  6. h2ocooler


    Joined: 8 Jun 2005

    Posts: 350

    Location: Gillingham, Kent

    Go to your local highstreet electronics shop and they do sleeving kits, thats what i used on one of my power supplies.
    As for the fitting it is time consuming but worth it, with the main ATX 20/24 lead dont remove the wires all you have to do is bend each wire to 90 degrees as it comes out of the plug then wrap some tape round it and the sleeve will go over, saw it done like that on a site and tried it myself, works OK.