I tried my hand at a cable last night after receiving my materials from mdpc-x, I am actually very happy with how it came out, even with the KnuKonceptz wire pants.
The only issue I had, was that the "small" mdpc-x sleeving is expanded almost to its maximum, using Monoprice 14AWG CL2, and because of this, the white jacket of the Monoprice wire barely shows through, but it's not that bad, I'm half tempted to not worry about it.
To resolve the small bleedthrough of the white jacket of the Monoprice wire, I could either go with wire that has a jacket size of around 6mm as opposed to 7mm of the 14AWG, but this would put me into 16AWG territory which to my understanding is not suitable for our application?
Second option would be to simply find some black jacketed wire that is 7mm in total outside diameter or less, any good recommendations? I found some, but it ended up being some type of aluminum wire that was simply copper clad.
The third option would be to to buy some of the "sata" sized sleeve from mdpc-x, which while it can be expanded a lot larger, has a resting size of 5mm, so most likely would not put the O.D. at much higher than what the "small" sleeve has.
I'll post pictures of my cable tonight with exact build materials, I certainly didn't expect it to come out as nice as it did on my first go around, but with all the info I got from this thread and head-fi, I was able to order almost everything right on the first go around. After getting my feet wet, I now know how the material works and what I need to finish it off.