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    Is anyone familiar with shrink wrap? How to apply it?

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    Huh?
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    Its a plastic wrap that comes really thick and you put all your cables into it and then you take a lighter and melt it and gets really thin and taking all your cables and making them better for air...

    uh oh I just relized that I just told you how to intall shirnk wrap. I want to know more. I think they sell shrink wrap at radio shack I'm gonna stop by there one day maybe they'll come with instructions. I need somethign to get all those damn power cables out of my way and make it better for air flow. I have 12 fans in my case and my computer runs soooo damn hot!!!!

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    Sounds to me like you got it ReSpAwN DeMoN.
    I'm not familiar with a wrap but I've been using shrink tubing with much success __ in fact I just got around to finishing off all the leads off the PSU this afternoon.

    Only drawback I have found is it does make a nice tight bundle and is therefor rather stiff. So if your using some fancy twists and turns in your wire routing it you may want to cansider another method.
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    Is shrink tubing expensive? I heard that it costs about 2-3 dollars at radio shack. Also how do you know when to take the flame off the wrap? I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to putting a flame to my computer, but its much better then flex tubing that that stuff is thick and more expensive right? Would you be able to take a picture of the inside of your computer so that I can use it as a visual reference?

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    Can't say i've heard of the shirnk wrap, but anyways, all you really need for the tubing is just run your lighter back and forth down the length of the tubing until you think it's tight enough. Don't hold it in one place for long as there is a chance of melting something else, or catching on fire.. but if you simply run back and forth it will be fine...

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    I'm quite at a loss for a picture - as demonstrated by the pathetic attempt of the Logitech Quick Cam Express.
    My SuperCheesy digital camera is as usual low on battery power ATM. Though the quality isn't a great deal better for showing details.

    Unless your RadioShack is superior to the merchandise offered where I live, I highly reccomend you find your local electrical supply house. You know, the place where the contractors and business go. The one I go to here is far and away better than RS when it comes to parts and stuff.
    I get 3' lengths of shrink tube in sizes ranging from 1/8" to 3/4" in a variety of basic colors for a lot less than the little packages cost at Radio Shack. 3 feet of 1/4" for those Molex connector wires costs me $1.80 -- the 1/2" for larger wire groups sets me back $2.30.
    These type of places usually aren't chain stores or heavily advertised (if at all), but poke around, if you live in a reasonable sized community there is probably something there. The one here has cases, LED's, cables, connectors, drives, fanguards and fans, etc. etc. etc. for way cheaper than a computer store or major electronics chain. They don't sell whole systems, but they have everything neccesary to keep one running. Parts is their bread n' butter:thumb: It's a little hole in the wall kinda' place but you can wander those 7 aisles for a long time. *drool*
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    There is also the option of "Coldshrink", I think it's made by 3M and it's very expensive, and needs no heat to apply :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albinus
    There is also the option of "Coldshrink", I think it's made by 3M and it's very expensive, and needs no heat to apply :)
    no heat? how does it shrink....
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    OMG that pic is amazing that will really cool down my computer right? Can you get me another picture of what it looks like around the ATX power cable?

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