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    I've also done that with PSU's on two builds of mine, not mine though

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    Looks like your time was well spent:thumb:

    Next time you do this, try going to your local electrical supply store (where the contractors go). Here I can pick up shrink-tubing in 3' lengths in various colors, ranging from 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter.
    Cheap too, for what a pack of 6 4" pieces costs at "The Shack" you can get a 3-footer.
    Of course, you will need to remove all the connectors from the plugs to do this (and with the main power to the mobo, it's a whole lot easier to use the tape).

    Of course, electrical tape is available in a nice range of colors nowadays too.

    Not that I'm knockin' what you have going on now, just something to think about for the next PSU :)
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    Thanks for the input guys. I will be getting a new PSU for the system im building in the next few weeks. That will probably be getting tightly wrapped Blue tape ;)
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    the best solution I've seen is the wire loom stuff. Looks kinda like a loose nylon mesh (not the ribbed plastic automotive stuff). A little heat-shrink on both ends and you're ready to go. Extremely flexible, no mess, very sleek. Also very cheap from what I've been told. Once you see a case done up right with it everything else looks, well, gettho ;)

    I've been trying to find some of it locally, but I havn't had much luck; I'm probably just lookin' in all the wrong places...
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    I use to use electrical tape too, just changed to proper cable sleeving. When I removed all the electrical tape it was very sticky.
    If you have the time I reckon cable sleeving looks alot better and is more flexible. Thats my :2cents:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazysniper22
    Why not use that thing like a twisted plastic thingy, i dont know how to describe it, but i got mine in Maplin shop here in UK.

    Its better than the electrical tape, because its not sticky.
    Yep spiral wrap comes in many sizes plus is very easy to put on and take off. It should be available at any good electronics/electrical supply store.

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    Next time you're by a Pep Boys (or whatever auto parts store that has racerboy parts) check out split-loom sheathing. It comes in different sizes and colors, it's pretty cheap and looks good, and best of all: it's easily removable for future mods, adding wires for more hardware, etc...Also, wires can be "doubled back" to hide the unused connectors as more than one wire strand can be sheathed.
    I agree that braided sheathing and shrink tubing looks the best, but it's very tedious and time consuming to apply. You also run the risk of damaging molex, ATX and other connectors when taking the ends off. I've applied split-loom without even taking the PSU out of the case. I havent used the spiral wrap, but I also haven't seen it in as many colors as split-loom.
    CableOrganizer.com has just about anything you'd be looking for. They also "rent" connector pin removal tools.
    SVC has braided and Velcro sheathing (also a good option for main ATX) at good prices, as well as a ton of other modding supplies and lights.
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    I posted the link for Cableorganizer.com before without having ordered anything from them before. Well, I was doing some warranty work for a contractor, and the client needed something done with some home audio cables. The equipment is on one side of a huge river rock fireplace, and the wall outlet is on the other side with the black cables running inbetween. Looks like crap, and there's no way to hide the cables without major demo or excavation, so I suggested camouflaging them in gray splitloom, and then tacking them underneath the lip of the hearth. They agreed, so I ordered the stuff from Cableorganizer on Wednesday.....got it all on Saturday! I'm well-pleased with the fast shipping and prices. I'll do the work this week and let you know how it goes.
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