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Should YOU Make Your Own Cables?

By Pakka Admin - Aug 29,2021

Should YOU Make Your Own Cables?

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Custom cables can be expensive, but parts and tools are too. Is it worth it to try to build your own? Watch Alex and Anthony try to put together their own USB A-C and 8-pin PCIe extension cables for the first time.

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CHAPTERS
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0:00 Intro
1:04 Why bother?
1:45 USB Materials and Tools
3:50 Sleeving
5:18 Soldering
6:36 Testing
7:55 TechFlex and Coiling
10:10 PCIe Materials and Tools
12:15 Crimping and Sleeving
14:52 Install Wires
17:33 Testing
18:30 Conclusion
19:49 Outro