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Case Smithing: Getting Started with DIY Cable Sleeving

Case Smithing: Getting Started with DIY Cable Sleeving
John Williamson aka Pwnography6 is back again with another case modding guide. This time he shows you how to "sleeve" the cables of your power supply and cooling fans.
| Guides | Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:38 pm

Introduction

 

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Nearly every major case mod these days features sleeved cables. They neaten up the interior appearance of a build as well as being a major factor in establishing the colour scheme the builder is aiming for. But have you ever wondered how people go about sleeving or how hard it is? The basics of sleeving are not an overly difficult skill to learn, but it can quickly become time consuming depending on the size and complexity of the job.

 

Sleeving is a never ending process as it's not really a permanent installation so changing colors and types whenever you wish is completely possible, even being able to re-theme a whole set of cables for a new project or color scheme.

 

In this guide I will be going over the basic methods of applying sleeve to the most typical cable types as well as some of the most common materials used.

 

Before I go any further I would like to thank SilverStone for supplying its Strider Essential Series 400w power supply that will be used in this guide. It's a great little unit and will go towards powering the Tweak Town F@H Prodigy Project once it's completed.

 

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So back to the job at hand - let's untangle the tricks of cable sleeving.

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