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Non Modular PSU, Can I Hide The Cables?

Hey guys, so I'm building a new gaming machine and I just opened up my current family pc to see if there was anything I could use (pc was very expensive 3 years ago, above $2k) and I discovered an OCZ 700W gaming psu (it was branded with their fatality gaming branding.) Well, this is great! It'll save me $100 or so. However, the psu is NOT modular, and I was wondering if I could somehow get the case I'm buying (CM Storm Trooper) to look just as clean as if it had a modular psu. I really do want my build to be really clean, and if this isn't possible I'll just buy a modular psu.

Thanks guys!

Zay
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    you you can hide the cables like this : http://cdn.overclock.net/c/ca/cab3924a_BARUE.jpeg (this should be behind the side panel for sure :) ) btw , that case has a good space behind the motherboard for some cable management .

    it will make the case looks like this : http://www.vortez.net/index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=12496
  2. Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :) One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

    Thanks!

    Zay
  3. Zay48 said:
    Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :) One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

    Thanks!

    Zay


    no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/6.jpg
  4. KareemGT said:
    Zay48 said:
    Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :) One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

    Thanks!

    Zay


    no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/6.jpg


    Ok, thanks for your help!

    And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Champion-Series-700W-PSU-Review

    Thanks again!

    Zay
  5. Zay48 said:
    KareemGT said:
    Zay48 said:
    Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :) One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

    Thanks!

    Zay


    no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/6.jpg


    Ok, thanks for your help!

    And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Champion-Series-700W-PSU-Review

    Thanks again!

    Zay


    you'r welcome !! Good PSU :)

    btw , what is your other parts which you are looking to buy ?
  6. KareemGT said:
    Zay48 said:
    KareemGT said:
    Zay48 said:
    Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :) One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

    Thanks!

    Zay


    no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/6.jpg


    Ok, thanks for your help!

    And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Champion-Series-700W-PSU-Review

    Thanks again!

    Zay


    you'r welcome !! Good PSU :)

    btw , what is your other parts which you are looking to buy ?


    I can tell! It's been running excellent since the beginning of 2010 on my family pc, hopefully it stays running fine for a few more years!

    Here's the complete parts list. The sole purpose is gaming, and of course some web browsing too :p I'm 16 and have been saving up for quite a while! Will be my first big purchase since I started working :)

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (oc'ing to around 4.2, nothing crazy)
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (oc'ing to 1866)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor

    The reason I didn't go with an SSD and a monitor that is less expensive then you'd expect with a build like this (it's great value though, friend has one) is because it would take another few weeks to make the money, and I talked with my mom and since she's awesome, she agreed to buy me an 840 pro and a better monitor for dual monitors for christmas. (did I mention she's awesome? :p)

    Thanks again!

    Zay
  7. Zay48 said:
    KareemGT said:
    Zay48 said:
    KareemGT said:
    Zay48 said:
    Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :) One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

    Thanks!

    Zay


    no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/6.jpg


    Ok, thanks for your help!

    And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Champion-Series-700W-PSU-Review

    Thanks again!

    Zay


    you'r welcome !! Good PSU :)

    btw , what is your other parts which you are looking to buy ?


    I can tell! It's been running excellent since the beginning of 2010 on my family pc, hopefully it stays running fine for a few more years!

    Here's the complete parts list. The sole purpose is gaming, and of course some web browsing too :p I'm 16 and have been saving up for quite! Will be my first big purchase since I started working :)

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (oc'ing to around 4.2, nothing crazy)
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (oc'ing to 1866)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor

    The reason I didn't go with an SSD and a monitor that is less expensive then you'd expect with a build like this (it's great value though, friend has one) is because it would take another few weeks to make the money, and I talked with my mom and since she's awesome, she agreed to buy me an 840 pro and a better monitor for dual monitors for christmas. (did I mention she's awesome? :p)

    Thanks again!

    Zay


    ohh nice build buddy , i can't find any issue in your build :) , it's awesome , Good luck my friend !!

    btw , your story looks pretty much the same as mine hhhhh

    am 17 years old and my build was the most expensive thing i have got and i was working with my father to collect some many for it :) .

    ( nothing better than buying stuff with your own money )
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