Customizing pc wires.

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#1 Edited by bluesunmerc (185 posts) -

I'm and painting my pc case mass effect colors red, white, and black. I'm wanting to color my wires those colors and I'm not sure how to achieve this or what to buy any ideas.

#2 Edited by FelipeInside (26346 posts) -

@bluesunmerc said:

I'm and painting my pc case mass effect colors red, white, and black. I'm wanting to color my wires those colors and I'm not sure how to achieve this or what to buy any ideas.

*I am painting

or

*I'm painting

You can't just paint wires, but you can get "sleeved" wires in different colours.

#3 Posted by bluesunmerc (185 posts) -

I am. I just can't find any place to buy sleeves

#4 Posted by FelipeInside (26346 posts) -

@bluesunmerc said:

I am. I just can't find any place to buy sleeves

Can't help you there unless you're in Australia.

Online computer shops mostly.

#5 Edited by zanelli (877 posts) -

mdpc-x and FurryLetters ship to most places in the world. They both offer a large range of heatshrink and braided cable sleeves.

If this is your first time sleeving cables, I would get some extra to practice with. It's not really that hard to do, but it can be a little fiddly to get it looking perfect.

#6 Posted by soolkiki (1776 posts) -

@zanelli said:

mdpc-x and FurryLetters ship to most places in the world. They both offer a large range of heatshrink and braided cable sleeves.

If this is your first time sleeving cables, I would get some extra to practice with. It's not really that hard to do, but it can be a little fiddly to get it looking perfect.

^ This.

Not that I'm an expert, but I've seen some people who have done less than stellar jobs on their sleeving.

#7 Edited by PredatorRules (8869 posts) -

@bluesunmerc said:

I am. I just can't find any place to buy sleeves

Ebay: look for wire sleeves or braided sleeves.

For example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PREMIUM-BRAIDED-EXPANDABLE-FLEX-SLEEVE-WIRING-HARNESS-LOOM-FLEXABLE-WIRE-COVER-/171057027072?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item27d3cb1800

#8 Edited by BattleSpectre (7234 posts) -

I wouldn't risk doing this haha, I never was an A+ student in Art lol. This is one of those things that can either look incredibly awesome or pathetically ugly.

#9 Posted by bluesunmerc (185 posts) -

@BattleSpectre: I have come to terms with this lol. No art student here just a determination for my rig to look cool

#10 Posted by BattleSpectre (7234 posts) -

@bluesunmerc said:

@BattleSpectre: I have come to terms with this lol. No art student here just a determination for my rig to look cool

Want it to look awesome? Slap a GTX Titan Z inside when it's released heheh.

#11 Posted by soolkiki (1776 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

@bluesunmerc said:

@BattleSpectre: I have come to terms with this lol. No art student here just a determination for my rig to look cool

Want it to look awesome? Slap a GTX Titan Z inside when it's released heheh.

I think mine would look good like that too. However, I think I would just end up putting three $1000 wads on top of my current GPU and let it sit there. It would achieve exactly the same end. :)

#12 Posted by BattleSpectre (7234 posts) -

@soolkiki said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@bluesunmerc said:

@BattleSpectre: I have come to terms with this lol. No art student here just a determination for my rig to look cool

Want it to look awesome? Slap a GTX Titan Z inside when it's released heheh.

I think mine would look good like that too. However, I think I would just end up putting three $1000 wads on top of my current GPU and let it sit there. It would achieve exactly the same end. :)

You don't want something to catch on fire now, make sure to watch those temps.

#13 Posted by soolkiki (1776 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

@soolkiki said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@bluesunmerc said:

@BattleSpectre: I have come to terms with this lol. No art student here just a determination for my rig to look cool

Want it to look awesome? Slap a GTX Titan Z inside when it's released heheh.

I think mine would look good like that too. However, I think I would just end up putting three $1000 wads on top of my current GPU and let it sit there. It would achieve exactly the same end. :)

You don't want something to catch on fire now, make sure to watch those temps.

mm...true. Maybe if I watercool it, it'll be okay?

#14 Edited by BattleSpectre (7234 posts) -

@soolkiki said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@soolkiki said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@bluesunmerc said:

@BattleSpectre: I have come to terms with this lol. No art student here just a determination for my rig to look cool

Want it to look awesome? Slap a GTX Titan Z inside when it's released heheh.

I think mine would look good like that too. However, I think I would just end up putting three $1000 wads on top of my current GPU and let it sit there. It would achieve exactly the same end. :)

You don't want something to catch on fire now, make sure to watch those temps.

mm...true. Maybe if I watercool it, it'll be okay?

As long as you can still use the 3k in the future, most definitely.

#15 Posted by darksusperia (6943 posts) -

Sleeving is a pita. I did my front panel connectors and I couldnt imagine the patience to do a whole PSU. so I ordered mine from http://www.moddiy.com/

Good service, very quick. Would buy from again.

#16 Edited by joseph_mach (3623 posts) -

http://www.frozencpu.com is a great place for pc mods of all sorts. Check out their cable section and look under the multi-sleeved, braids, etc. I've never had a problem with them and feel comfortable recommending them.