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May 17, 2014 6:36:20 AM

I have the antec vp450p and I want to sleeve the cables ... I was thinking about sleeving with something similar :
http://www.techflex.com/images/prod_nmn_banner.jpg

Now , my question is that what is the utility of heat shrink and is it necessary to use it ?? What if I use black electrical tape instead ???

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May 17, 2014 6:39:15 AM

The heat shrink will stay put. The electrical tape will eventually unwind.
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May 17, 2014 6:49:00 AM

after going through all that work why not finish it off nice? heat shrink isn't that expensive. it stays in place. you only need 5/8-3/4 of an inch to cover the ends. tape/gaudy/unprofessional looking.
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May 17, 2014 11:33:19 PM

Ok , then heat shrink it is ... And I just dont wanna take the connectors off the cables .. So , is the heat shrink gonna be enough extendable so that I need not have to take the black ends off the wires ...
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May 18, 2014 12:10:06 AM

what do you mean extendable? it is what it is. if you cut a piece 1inch long and shrink it, it's still 1inch long. it shrinks in diameter.
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May 18, 2014 4:56:33 AM

Yeah , I mean that without taking the inline connectors ( or the black plastic covers at the end of the cables ) off , I wanna apply the heat shrink , so how will I do that ???
Also , what is the exact thing that manufacturers use for sleeving their cables .. Because I will be sleeving each connector as a whole , not each wire individually , primarily because I will not be taking off the plastic ends ... These black sleeves are a bit transparent ... So , what are these exactly ???
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May 18, 2014 4:57:46 AM

you're going to have to disassemble or it won't work as far as I know.
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