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May 2, 2014 3:28:50 PM

Well. I have a small problem with cable management.
The case is a SuperFlower (I know, right?) SF-800
It has a removable back panel, front, top e.c.t
Just asking for advice about what I can do to improve cable management (Ideas may be limited by the length of my wires)
The hard-drive bracket is modular too, and I can move it around.


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May 2, 2014 3:31:18 PM

get an aux atx extension cable to stop the cable going from middle to top left, other than that it's not too bad, it's not disrupting airflow which is the important bit.
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May 2, 2014 3:34:29 PM

Okay, thanks. Do you think I should move the Hard-Drive bracket down, perhaps?
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May 2, 2014 3:35:41 PM

is there room in your case to put the CPU wire under the motherboard?
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May 2, 2014 3:36:16 PM

Yeah you pretty much answered your own question with cable lengths. Doesn't seem like you can do much as those cables are looking pretty stretched right now. This is really not good if you plan on putting a PCIe card in with that ATX power cord crossing the slots (as you can plainly see). That PSU doesn't look to be the best of quality either (not to knock on your build) but a better PSU would give you better cable length. Far from that, you could get an extension for the ATX cord.
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May 2, 2014 3:38:46 PM

Ha, let me just say, I ran out of cash with the PSU. Had to get this brand I didn't know. I am saving for a better one though.
@Entomber: assuming that you mean the rear panel, It can go through there, but there is no exit point for the cable near the ATX power input.
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May 2, 2014 3:40:14 PM

Any reccomendations on a case/ PSU? My budget is 200$ AUD for the case.
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May 2, 2014 3:52:34 PM

rotate the rear fan 90 degrees counter clockwise. If you will to remove the motherboard you can then run that fan wire underneath along with the CPU power, if you get an extension. If it's in you budget by a pwm fan for the rear and use the motherboards fan header.

You should an extender or the 24pin connector as well. then you can zip tie it along the edge of the motherboard. you can use a small drill to make some tie points or find the ones you can stick on.

The HDD cage looks fine. although I would move it down anway.
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May 2, 2014 3:58:12 PM

PCJoe said:
Ha, let me just say, I ran out of cash with the PSU. Had to get this brand I didn't know. I am saving for a better one though.
@Entomber: assuming that you mean the rear panel, It can go through there, but there is no exit point for the cable near the ATX power input.


I think that Entomber might be suggesting to run it directly under the mobo (where the standoffs are) which I, personally, do not recommend. That would mean taking the entire mobo out to change the PSU :pt1cable: 

For a case and PSU for $200AUD,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.21 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $199.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 09:02 EST+1000)
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May 2, 2014 3:59:36 PM

Yea. And well, I am not bothered.
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May 2, 2014 4:07:08 PM

cball1311 said:
I think that Entomber might be suggesting to run it directly under the mobo (where the standoffs are) which I, personally, do not recommend. That would mean taking the entire mobo out to change the PSU :pt1cable: 


I dunno, how often do you change your PSU? My case has a cable management section allowing the cable to be threaded under the motherboard, and the cable is separated from the motherboard using a metal sheet. If your case does not allow for that, then don't put the cable directly under the motherboard.
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May 2, 2014 4:08:09 PM

It does have that feature. However, my toy of a PSU's wire are too small.
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May 2, 2014 4:16:42 PM

Since you were asking about cable management, I personally would have put the cable underneath the motherboard, because having it thread across your entire computer is rather unsightly.

but if you say the cable was too short I guess you don't have many options
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May 2, 2014 4:25:46 PM

It was a tight fit XD
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May 2, 2014 6:20:13 PM

Don't want to sound like a jack ass but why such an extreme motherboard but a cheap psu?
Seems to me like you've spent money in the wrong places.
Unless this is a work in progress pc? Then i understand.
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May 2, 2014 6:54:08 PM

I just ran outta money for the PSU. All the other components are quality too.
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May 2, 2014 8:22:34 PM

it's not a good idea to cheap out on the PSU because it's literally the one part that all your other parts rely on.
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May 2, 2014 8:26:22 PM

Entomber said:
it's not a good idea to cheap out on the PSU because it's literally the one part that all your other parts rely on.


Totally agree to that. It's always in my top 3 for budget if not the first.
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May 2, 2014 8:35:40 PM

Yea, I am saving up for a new one now. Any reccomendations?
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