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Best Power Supply Cable Sleeving Kits?

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May 31, 2012 2:05:18 AM

If I were to buy a PSU that has some ugly cables, and I wanted to sleeve them, what brand of sleeving kit would I get? I want to sleeve black and red.

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a c 142 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 3:05:59 AM

I've only used the Mod Smart Kobra sleeving but have continued to use it because I like the results. I'm getting ready to start my 4th sleeving project with it. Examples here
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g35/c493/s1496/list/p1/...
It conceals the wires well and becomes stiff enough when properly stretched that cable management is fairly easy.
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May 31, 2012 3:07:20 AM

C12Friedman said:
I've only used the Mod Smart Kobra sleeving but have continued to use it because I like the results. I'm getting ready to start my 4th sleeving project with it. Examples here
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g35/c493/s1496/list/p1/...
It conceals the wires well and becomes stiff enough when properly stretched that cable management is fairly easy.
Can you do individually sleeved cables with it?
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May 31, 2012 3:24:59 AM

Woops, accidentally pressed enter! What I meant to say was oh so I'd need 1/8 heatshrink aswell? Cool. Its alot of work.. Would I be better off going with something thats already all black like the corsair ax850? The only reason I am going with a different power supply is because the Maximus V Formula motherboard has an additional 4 pin ATX power input on it that apparently provides additional power or something. Skip to 4:17 and they tell you what its for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxPEIgNAvGA
Its a choice between the AX850(black cables and such)
Or the SeaSonic Platinum Series 860w.
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a c 142 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 4:44:44 AM

I don't think I'd use the secondary 4pin since they kinda point out that it's for when your board is cool, implying extreme cooling like phase change or liquid nitrogen - I've not had my board cool enough to notice issues (I always wondered why I had an extra 4pin on my PSU though).
Either PSU will work (I think) but I like to re-sleeve them if only because the factory sleeving jobs are looser than I like my cable sleeves.
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May 31, 2012 10:12:00 AM

Oh cool, what board do you have? :o 
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a c 142 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 11:53:38 AM

My gamer is on a Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 but I really like the Maximus V Formula - especially the built in waterblock, I hope they keep that feature on future ROG boards.
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May 31, 2012 6:08:48 PM

Haha coool, do you think I should go with the AX850 or the SeaSonic Platinum 860?
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a c 142 ) Power supply
May 31, 2012 7:15:18 PM

Well, the Corsair AX850 is basically a Seasonic X series 850 per JonnyGuru
"Once disassembled, we can see that the Corsair AX850 is based off the Seasonic X-Series power supply." found here (same price too)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
Both units have a 7 year warranty - I would personally choose the Seasonic
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May 31, 2012 7:36:30 PM

i find electrical tape is a very cheap and easy alternative if it is all asthetics based, if you dont like the cord color just tape it up, takes a while but hey if you do a good job it looks okay anyways.
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May 31, 2012 7:47:05 PM

C12Friedman said:
Well, the Corsair AX850 is basically a Seasonic X series 850 per JonnyGuru
"Once disassembled, we can see that the Corsair AX850 is based off the Seasonic X-Series power supply." found here (same price too)
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
Both units have a 7 year warranty - I would personally choose the Seasonic


Aah I see, however the X850 is the same way. 1 dedicated EPS and PCIE input, and an extra for eithr of the two options. No SLI and dual 8pin :cry:  btw only reason i stress it is because I am looking at the EVGA Z77 FTW.. sexy stuff. I heard the AX850 has a coil whine problem, does the x850 have the same?
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May 31, 2012 7:51:35 PM

mildgamer001 said:
i find electrical tape is a very cheap and easy alternative if it is all asthetics based, if you dont like the cord color just tape it up, takes a while but hey if you do a good job it looks okay anyways.

Haha cool, pretty much some ghetto heatshrink XD
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June 1, 2012 2:36:56 AM

yea it basicly is ghetto heatshink, cheap, might look good might not, and if any of your wires arent hooked in well or short, its electicly resistant too so you wont blow anything up as easily lol.
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a b ) Power supply
August 30, 2012 2:51:38 AM

iraserei said:
Haha cool, pretty much some ghetto heatshrink XD


This is an old topic but if you want to learn more about sleeving, check out the guru himself, Lutro0 customs.

http://www.facebook.com/Lutro0Customs

Paracord is inexpensive and is good for individually sleeving. It is only 1/8th inch so it is not very flexible but can be used to sleeve an entire PSU. Single sleeve only.

Techflex is probably the best of the cheap sleeving materials. It doesn't look as good as paracord, but gets the job done. Their kits come with all sizes and mostly everything you need for about $15.

The experts use high density sleeving, the best of which is mdpc. This is only available at one shop that I know of, and they are in Europe. The international shipping rates are not bad, and I do a lot of modding so I plan to make a large order.

Electrical tape is for amateurs. Don't do it! :) 
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