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Old 23-06-12, 09:59 AM
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Hi everyone!

Thought it'd be fun if you could follow my very first attempts at sleeving...
I started yesterday but with no acces to the forum I couldn't post ^^ so here you have it: project cable sleeving has begun!
It'll be mostly about the sleeving and cable management. Other things I want to get done is change the noctua fans to white ones from enermax, throw out dvd drive, hide HDD in a nice housing and put it on the bottom and install some white nzxt leds. Don't know if 1m would suffice or maybe go 2m of these leds?

Anyway, this is the sleeving material: top quality from MDPC-X !



Theme is going to be black and white, as you can see...
Behold, a personalised pin remover: Gurt11 edition! Big thank you to Nils @ MDPC-X!



My very first sleeved computerpart: Enermax UCTB12 fan, and proud of it!



I ran into a couple of problems too.
1) The opening of the cable routing hole in the side of the fan is just to small to squeezzz a sleeved cable through. The easy way would be to get the dremel out, but since I don't have one, sandpaper does the job too! It just takes a little longer.



Second problem were black cables shining through the white sleeve. I saw that coming ofcourse but still I tried. Didn't like it, so white electrical tape around the black cables solved that ^^

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Old 23-06-12, 10:00 AM
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At the end of the day, this is the result: all the fans sleeved!



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(why can I only post 4 pics incl. smileys in one post? )
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Old 23-06-12, 11:07 AM
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At the end of the day, this is the result: all the fans sleeved!



Laters!

(why can I only post 4 pics incl. smileys in one post? )
Sleeving looks great
Not sure about the pics :P
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Fantastic Sleeving Mate !
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Old 23-06-12, 08:52 PM
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Looking good. I always love a bit of well executed sleeving.

Doesn't the white electrical tape make the cables rather stiff?
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Old 24-06-12, 09:23 AM
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Looking good. I always love a bit of well executed sleeving.

Doesn't the white electrical tape make the cables rather stiff?
No not really, rather surprising ^^ I did wrap the electrical tape round in 3 or 4 parts, maybe that leaves it more bendableness. But no, it's quite thin and so thight on the cable you don't notice ^^

Thanks for the nice comments!

Bed = bomsite



But the Corsair 600T remains such a nice case to work with! I'm not getting rid of this baby until it falls apart





Top panel cables are next, also did my SATA data cables, pics this evening normally.
Not sure if I'm going to cut some cables off of the front... Maybe try hiding them is a better option?
The black isolation that's on those cables currently is gonna have to go, just a little too stiff for my liking.
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Old 24-06-12, 10:20 AM
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Grrr everytime I went onto MDPC the shop was always closed, as he doesnt like to have to many orders at once. I have given up with them now. and get it elsewhere. rather annoying.
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Old 24-06-12, 12:56 PM
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Just go to his site when it's open then? The hour is mentioned so... Make an account when you're at it so you can save your shopping cart ^^ write down the lengths and prizes of the materials you want to use, calculate everything and then order. If you want the best quality sleeve and heatshrink, there's only one place to go really...
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Old 24-06-12, 03:36 PM
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Question:

In the picture you see the HD Audio (left) and AC 97 (right) connectors coming from the front panel. My motherboard just uses the HD Audio one.
Can I just cut the left to right part, which is the AC 97 part off? Some cables from AC 97 and HD Audio do go into the same pin-holes... So not sure? Please help ^^

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Old 24-06-12, 10:10 PM
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Okay then,

Some pictures from the cables coming from the frontpanel:
Only the firewire cable to go, the usb3.0 I'm going to try to hide somewhere...





And some SATA data cables:



And I wanted to tell you this: don't shrink your heatshrink with a lighter or a candle. It's as good as impossible to do it without burning the heatshrink and thus make it go brown, especially the white heatshrink. Instead use something that blows hot air. A heat gun would be perfect, but your sisters/mothers hairdryer does the job too

See you tomorrow! Then the first parts will be going back into the case, I'm curious ^^
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