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Thread: Guide: PSU SATA Power Cable Mod/Sleeving

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFMU View Post
    Ok, this may seem a rather stupid/odd question... but how much sleeving do you use to sleeve a power supply and all its cables?
    I've done a bit of sleeving on my PSU and think I am going to re-sleeve it. I didn't want to sleeve each cable seperately, but I dont like the way it looks sleeved the way it is at present. So I was thinking of re-sleeving each wire individually. The way it seems most are doing it now.

    How much sleeving is used? I did some basic measurements, and either I am really tired and just not adding right, or my numbers are way off.

    To sleeve each wire individually, how much sleeving is needed?
    I have access to 3mm (1/8"), 6mm (1/4"), 12mm (1/2") and 18mm (3/4") sleeving.
    From what I can tell, a single wire sleeve will be the 3mm (1/8").
    The sata cable sleeve I'm unsure of, but can tell I will more than likely use 12mm (1/2") heatshrink and 12mm (1/2") sleeving for those. Doesn't look like the next smaller size will fit.
    Unless someone knows of the right size?

    Thanks for any input.
    Take a look at MDPC. They have some amazing stuff there. And they have sleeving specifically for Sata cables.

    http://en.mdpc-x.com/

    If you check here:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=202639

    you'll see that a lot of people are using it. Supposed to be the best. I have not bought any yet but I will be soon.

    In terms of the amount needed, measure the length of one wire, multiply by the number of wires you are going to do and then add about 20% for off cuts and oops moments.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniemay View Post
    Take a look at MDPC. They have some amazing stuff there. And they have sleeving specifically for Sata cables.

    http://en.mdpc-x.com/

    If you check here:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=202639

    you'll see that a lot of people are using it. Supposed to be the best. I have not bought any yet but I will be soon.
    I had not seen that, thank you very much!
    Quote Originally Posted by Anniemay View Post
    In terms of the amount needed, measure the length of one wire, multiply by the number of wires you are going to do and then add about 20% for off cuts and oops moments.

    Hope this helps.
    that's what i kinda thought, but wasn't to sure exactly, was wanting to get someone else to state it so i could find out for sure or not.
    thanks for the input!

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    No problem. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAM View Post
    Pictorial guide on modifying your PC power supply SATA power cable (follow web link for full details: http://www.gam.net.au/pcmods/satapower/index.html.)

    Note, the page still requires further updates and enhancements. I figured it was best to get something up rather than nothing

    I didn’t like the locations of the SATA power connectors on my ThermalTake ToughPower 750W PSU cables so I modified them to be more appropriately located and spaced. This is nothing new, but as I experimented with various SATA power connectors and took pictures along the way to assist another forum member, I ended up with sufficient material (and experience?) to put together a simple guide.

    The objective was to relocate the existing SATA power connectors to the end of the cable, spaced apart accordingly with the power connectors of my mounted hard disks. The distance between connectors is never appropriate for me. For instance, with three drives in a row, I want three connectors about an inch apart, not 3-6 inches! I also want the cable to be long because I am routing all cables and wires in and around the motherboard etc.

    Before:






    After:

    (Please excuse the dodgy picture, but the camera was away so I had to use my mobile phone.)
    The overall length of the cable is the same. Note the black heatshrink where the original connectors used to be.





    The full guide can be found here: http://www.gam.net.au/pcmods/satapower/index.html

    Happy modding!
    You may consider also integrating the SATA cables, which will look like this: SATA II High Speed Cable with Latch x 4 (Sleeved) or Premium Single Braid Sleeved 5-in-1 SATA Extension Cable (Black/Red) or modDIY Premium Single Braid Power Supply Modular SATA x 4 Cable (6-Pin)

    It'll achieve a much better and cleaner cable management look.

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