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Old 10-01-2008, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was trying to do a massive project with cable management on my new build... I wasnt really sure on what products to purchase.. I was told heatshrink tubing is best but I am not sure if I should buy another product that would accomplish the same duty. More or less what do you recommend for cable management besides just cable ties and what website can I locate this information?
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I buy all my sleeving materials at Cable Management and Wire Organizer Products from CableOrganizer.com as their price is great and shipping is reasonable.

Beginner

-1/4" 2:1/3:1 heatshrink and sleeving are the most versatile (allows you to sleeve 2-4 bundle wires -e.g. molex, 3 pin fan, pwm- the easiest)

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-1/8" 3:1 heatshrink and sleeving allows precise sleeving of 1 wire, pioneered by Charles Harwood of murderbox.
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Thanks for the sites.. Ill check them out. Also, for the heat shrink tubing.. Do you need a heat shrink gun or can you use a hairdryer or something that emits heat to allow for the shrinking of the tubing?
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Hair dryer will work, but heat gun will shrink it the most.
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As mentioned, heat gun is best. Also good to check your local electrical supply, they should have a bunch of different options for wire management and sleeving for you. My local place had tons of options, much more than you find in modding sites.
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I buy all my sleeving materials at Cable Management and Wire Organizer Products from CableOrganizer.com as their price is great and shipping is reasonable.

I like using slit harness wrap. It's useful with pre-built cables.

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Thanks for the sites.. Ill check them out. Also, for the heat shrink tubing.. Do you need a heat shrink gun or can you use a hairdryer or something that emits heat to allow for the shrinking of the tubing?
u can use a lighter, but be very careful..
if u want to get a heat gun, i know craft stores have them, ppl who do stamping use them for something... idk what

as for cable sleaving i would get it here:
Wire Management : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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On small jobs the barrel of a soldering iron works. On car wiring I used a propane torch on heatshrink with no problem.
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