Braiding... A quick Photo Tutorial.

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  1. Slamdog

    Slamdog Un-Banned!

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    also heatshrink goes rigid when shrunk so the cables are very difficult to place in the case.

    and whats wrong with the way i use a gas axe? ok, so people have been known to run away when i weld next to petrol tanks....but it is safe... honest... the metal only glows a dull red......
     
  2. Euphoria

    Euphoria The music dude!

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    Wouldn't look very good! If you don't want braiding have a look at the cables that come with an X-Connect PSU. Probably the next best thing!
     
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    latency Existentialist

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    I don't use heatshrink at all when I braid, I find black insulation tape much nicer, and as black goes with everything the colour is a closer match than heatshrink, which tends to be a bit pale.

    It's also more forgiving and holds a frayed end together better I find...
     
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    Matt Gorner Valiant Knight!

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    pictures rehosted on my main space now....
     
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    seanyc5 Silent Assassin.....

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    :confused: is it ok to tuck cable actually behind the motherboard then? will this not damage any of the circuitry or anything? , my psu is all pre-braided although its just black (a bit dull !!) and i brought blue round ide cables, there huge though about 15inches long !
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  7. Slamdog

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    nothing wrong with that unless you put a screw through the cable! if you really want to be safe, get a cereal box between the mobo and cables to stop any of the component leads puncturing the cables.
     
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    ctjoyce Who needs water cooling?

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    One word "Modular" But ya hideing your cables behind the mobo tray is a great idea. Another is takeing the ones you dont use (floppy connecter extra molex etc) out of the loop.

    Cheers
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    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    So buy yourself some shorter ones :p

    It sounds like you're using 45cm (15") cables just now... but there are quite a few 30cm (12") IDE cables there ^^... and even some 15cm (6") - which will be much less troublesome :cool:
     
  10. MNA

    MNA What is a forum?

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    I made a article for PSU sleeving a while ago, it doesnt go into great detail but it shows you the basics and the benefits. Check it out if you want:

    http://modlog.error-404.net/?p=12
     
  11. mregg1

    mregg1 energy drinks = bad

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    cable modding

    ill be posting my modded cables that i did myself on my website if ur interested but i cannot put the link to show you cos its against the rules
    :mad:
     
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    jesush++ Insert witty comment here

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    If its a personal website, its not against the rules if you put a link in your sig, just dont go whoring it round the place.
     
  13. prosser13

    prosser13 Err...grrrrr?

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    I've read its possible to use a hair dryer on highest setting to shrink the wrap?

    Is that correct?
     
  14. Daza

    Daza Super Kustomer

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    Never heard of using a hairdryer tbh, but i do know that people do use lighters, just try not to burn your fingers :D and a bit of practise might be needed at first.
     
  15. prosser13

    prosser13 Err...grrrrr?

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    The tutorial linked to a couple of posts before mine uses a hairdryer, just noticed.

    I'm a bit weary about using anything hot inside my case :s
     
  16. Slamdog

    Slamdog Un-Banned!

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    you are meant to do the braiding out of the case, not in it.
     
  17. shifty.ricky

    shifty.ricky Indian Name: Rants Often

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    :p

    You cant right comedy like that.
     
  18. BloomerzUK

    BloomerzUK I'm back!

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    Take the parts out of your case before you braid them?

    Plus, you can use a hairdryer, I have in the past.. but it's not as effective and fast as a lighter.
     
  19. prosser13

    prosser13 Err...grrrrr?

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    I know :p

    I'll rephrase it - I'm not good with anything hot...at all :rolleyes:
     
  20. Euphoria

    Euphoria The music dude!

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    I did all my braiding with a hair dryer and used a lighter to seal the ends better. Worked well!