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  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    24 Pin Power Cable Mod (Thanks Murderbox for the inspiration)

    Usually its a pain to do these things but I figured I would do one showing how I mod a 24 pin cable for freaksavior..
    He wants the wires sleeved in pairs about 6" from the end.
    Here is a shot of them original
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    Some PS Mfgrs show a schematic of the wire order on their web sites. Ever since I figured my camera had a close up setting I like picts better

    Now before you try this remember 1 mistake and POOF
    Its very easy to mix up the wires, some PSs use multiple rails so for example on the yellow wires (12V)the wires may go to different locations on the PSs circuit board.

    Here is a chart showing the order of the wiring
    http://pinouts.ru/Power/atx_v2_pinout.shtml

    Now get a good pin remover tool, I found some good ones here
    http://www.svc.com/sleeving-tools.html

    the pins are flat and fit on either side of each pin. Sometimes the plastic plug is tighter than others so you may have to wiggle the wire a bit to let the pins slide between the connector and the plastic housing
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    here is a shot showing the locking tabs on the female pin
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    So what exactly is this mod, or have you not finished the guide yet? :confused:
     
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    i was going to ask the samething LOL
     
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    I just started it right now. Patience Grasshopper:laugh:

    Here is a rough idea, freaksavior wants the cables in pairs though. (sweet comp though)
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    Oh, I see now, I thought you meant 2 seconds (2s) thats why I got so confused. If it doesnt void the warranty, (will ask corsair tomorrow), then I'll defo be doing this. ATM, I have to take the braiding back, to make it so the cables go flat to go round the back of the mobo tray.
     
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    Thanks Alex, I fixed that. I would be willing to bet there will be issues with a warranty.
    This is a separate cable off a Silverstone 800 modular PS. It completely removes (plugs at both ends) so if there is an issue he just orders another cable from Silverstone.

    I cut some flex into 6" pieces and slide it over the end of 2 wires
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    Than a bit of 1/8" shrink tubing on the ends and heat it up using a heat gun. Careful not too much heat or the flex melts, a hairdryer also works.
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    They make different wall tubing, I use the cheaper one on this. They also have a dual wall tube that is much heaver duty for areas that may need it.
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Umm I like the one w/ the sleeves better. Is it possible to use less tubing though so the wires are just really flexible? If not I understand
     
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    do you mean the end part? Its about 5/8" now.. Il do one 1/4" right now and post a pict.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Thanks mark sorry if I'm being really picky
     
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    Very nice,i will be doing mine soon so this will be very helpful.

    Also my loop is similar to the one in that pic,single loop with cpu/gpu.Is it better to go to the cpu or gpu first?

    My loop is pump-cpu-gpu-bip 240 rad-pump,using a t-line.Would it be better like this pump-gpu-cpu-rad-pump?

    Thanks MKmods awesome stuff as always.
     
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    Subscribed - absolutely love your work MK, cant wait to see the end product. Thats setup in the picture looks amazing, its only when you look at, what can only be described as such art as that that you realise just how ugly certain parts of a computer really are.
     
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    I mean the part closest to the plug. It would be cool if the shrink tubing part was in the plastic plug piece so you can barely see it. Then just sleeved
     
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    I really dont mind..this will help a lot of others not to make the same mistakes I did and show what different versions will appeal to them..

    OK now to the "Artsy Fartsy" part....(this is so freakin nice in person)
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    It is 2x the work and materials but 10X the coolness :rockout:
    (Individual wrapped with tubing inside the plug)

    When I do H2o I like to go from the rad to the CPU,than the GPU than the pump and finally into the rad to be cooled. (make sure the pump has a bit of airflow as well to keep it from getting too warm)
    Thanks Tigger...
     
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    That works for me. That looks awesome from what I can tell (I'm on my phone :( )
     
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    That looks amazing :)
     
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    lol, thanks..I only have 1" left of that sleeve left.. Good thing there wernt any more mistakes...
    (Il send it out tomorrow)
     
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    thats freaking sick man!
     
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    now do mine lol

    nice job :toast:
     
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    :D and its all mine :)

    Thanks mark, look forward to receiving it

    btw it is a lot more flexible this way now right?
     
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    It yep, it bends pretty easy.
     
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    WOW! That is amazing, it looks so clean.

    All PSUs should come like that.
     
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    lol, I wish it was mine...(Silverstone TJ07)
    http://murderbox.com/

    The have some really nice stuff in their gallery

    EDIT: OMG, look at this place.....HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/
    (sweet MNPCTech has one there too)

    Big thanks Freaksavior for showing me the Murderbox comp.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Your welcome :) just glad i got my cable done. I asked the guys from murderbox also if they did the psu cable and they said "We are sorry but that is not a service we offer"
     
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    Guide please! :D

    Id love to do this with my corsair, obviously test it out on my cheapo EZ-cool first but i must admit that looks amazing.
     

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