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Help with braid size

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Ultim8, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. Ultim8


    Joined: 27 Nov 2008

    Posts: 669

    Location: UK

    Has anyone got a guide for which braid to use for what something along the lines of:

    1/8 Braid = Fan Cables, Single PSU cables
    ect ect

    Also maybe what heatshrink to use would be good.


  2. DavyBoy


    Joined: 6 Dec 2008

    Posts: 2,693

    Location: Burghead, Elgin

  3. rjk


    Joined: 8 Aug 2007

    Posts: 25,313

    heres what i used...
    single cables braidied in 4mm Black Cable Braid using Black 2:1 Heatshrink (For 3-4mm Braiding)

    i used Black 2:1 Heatshrink (For 10mm Braiding) with 10mm Black Cable Braid for my SATA cables
  4. PhillyDee


    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

    Posts: 14,169

    Location: South Shields

    Like said, Heatshrink 12mm shrinks to 6mm, 6mm shrinks to 3mm etc. The most common is 2:1, you can get 3:1 but its considerably more expensive!
  5. Ducky Spud

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,720

    Location: Teesside

    I used 3mm braid for my individual wires, but I dont think theres much difference between that and the 4mm.

    As for SATA cables I used 8mm and it was a nice snug fit, I'd of thought 10mm would be a bit... "saggy" haha? Also used some 8mm stuff for the CPU ATX power cables, could fit 4 wires in it easily :)