Below are common tools easily available in most household :
3) Flat head screw driver for spectacle
5) Hair Dryer ( not in picture )
Additional tool for removing 4pin mobo, PCI-E & 20/24pin ATX Connector :
5) ATX pin removal tool from XMod ( bout $22-25 can't remember )
Remove all 4pin molex, FDD, ATX pin connectors
If ur afraid of forgetting which color order, u can :
- take a picture
- write it down
or remember this rule :
1) 4pin molex connectors - yellow always closest to u
2) Fdd connector - red always closest to u
3) 4pin mobo connector - Yellow closest to the clip
4) PCI-E connector - Black closest to the clip
5) 20/24pin atx connector - write it down !! or take picture, i no formula for this
use the flat head screw driver to push in the FDD pins
This picture below show FDD pins.
Top show push in pin so that it can slip out from the connector.
Bottom of picture show pin open up. Open it up & insert back the conncetor so that it'll "lock on"
use the flat head screw driver to remove the molex pins
Left picture show a closed molex pin. Right picture show a open molex pin.
The idea is to close the molex pin with ur flat head screw driver. This will allow the molex pin to slip through & out of the connector. u'll get a hang out of it very soon after a few try. relax & be patient.
Sata head can be removed too, I'll touch up on this part again when I get my hand on another PSU with Sata connector.
pic of antec PSU - messy cable management, I bet all Antec engineers DO NOT comb their hair !! Of my countless PSU sleeving journey, only Antec PSUs are this messy, even when we pay for their premium high-end 550watt series .. hehe SO, those who do not have an Antec, are lucky to skip this part. Or else its gonna be like some 10-15mins job trying to group up the cables neatly.
the extra work in grouping the cables in proper order, geezz ..
Tape up all exposed pins
Don't try to be lazy & skip this part. Or else u'll find ur sleeve getting entangled by the sharp edges later on. trust me ...
- tape up the exposed FDD cables as a group
- tape up the exposed 4pin molex pins 2 by 2. Seperate them 2 by 2
this picture show the 4pin molex taped up 2 by 2. If u were to tape all 4pin molex together as a group, it'll be too THICK for the Heatshrink to pass through later on.
These type of connectors below can be tape up as a whole.
- 4pin mobo
- 6pin PCI-E
** For Sata, tape them up first for sleeve to get through, then remove it & insert heatshrink. let the individual Sata cables go through 1 by 1 if the heatshrink is a little too tight.