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Thread: Make your OWN Rounded Cables!




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    I've been toying with the idea of buying rounded cables for my comp. I know how much 'fun' ( ) I've had trying to get my legacy cables to bend this way or twist that way. The rounded cables are a tad expensive, so I did some checking around. Found this little snippet of information:

    http://www.pc-critic.com/?page=tutorials&id=4

    I think its a great idea! Just make sure you follow the instructions given though.. wouldn't want to cut one of your wires :no:
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    There's also a couple of "How To's" out there that show you how to fold the cable (like this \/\/\/ which is also better for ATA66 and greater cables) as well if ya don't feel safe at cuttin' them. :smokin:
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    Saves a couple $'s, and fun for the whole family as well.:thumb:
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    They look ok!
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    I've tried it before - Didn't really work, I prefer buying better quality and looking ones.

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    I make all my rounded cables, both 40-wire and 80-wire, work beautifully. I use the point of a geometry compass to divide the wires into groups of 8 (for 40-wire cables) or 16 (for 80-wire cables). I just hold them together with zip ties - I'm a function over form kinda guy ;)
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    I buy 3/8 inch (How many milliwhatsis is that - 16?) shrink tubing.
    Takes a lot of patience to work it over the connectors, but doesn't catch on stuff when you're trying to route the cables like zip ties do.
    Don't get me wrong here, I loooove zip ties.:thumb:

    The finished cable isn't quite proffessional quality in appearance, but it's good enough for the girls I go out with.

    Hmmm, this reminds me, I have some 1/4 inch blue shrink tube that I was gonna use to bundle my PS wires
    That should look real nice, if I ever get around to it!:?:
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    Yeah it works also ok for me!
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    silver braid from the auto shop works good too

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    Sorry but what is silver braid? Yeah i'm dutch sorry
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