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Antec 300 Case Power management cables. Need help hiding some cables.

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May 18, 2014 3:06:40 PM

So i decided to cut some holes in my case and hide to wires so the air flow would be a lot better.
I've had this case for 2 1/2 years now and i noticed a lot of dust been collecting and the air flow is pretty bad. i had 2 fans from the front sucking air in and the back and top fans to blow air out.

Here is the before of inside.

Back of motherboard.



After of inside.

After of outside


My temperatures have decreased 8-10 degrees. I got to move my SSD to very bottom on computer because i didn't notice there was a mount for it.
Problem is i still have wires over lapping mother i was wondering how the hell do people hide those. I tried running the front USB and Audio port cable to my mother board but its on the very end of the motherboard. I can't even run it from the back. and the 6 pin on the mother board on top of my cpu i don't get how people run the cable in the back without anything showing.
any help would be appreciated. first time at cutting so i don't even care i free handed the cuts as you can see. Im thinking about getting a enclosure to move my HDD to the 5.25 bay. My CD drive is not plugged in because i don't use it.

Spec of computer.
CPU fan: 212+ EVO
Motherboard: Z77 extreme 4 asrock
case: Antec 300 i think the new edition because it has a cutout behind motherboard
a b V Motherboard
May 18, 2014 3:15:12 PM

Newer cases have slots to allow you good cable management.
They have a large gap behind the main wall (Where MOB mounts) for good cable management.

Not my PC: Mine looks better lol :) 





http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-To-Computer-Cable...

^^^Check it out! ^^^

Your case was NOT designed for that and will not yield good cable management.
You could get a nice case from Cooler Master for only $40-60.
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a c 142 V Motherboard
May 18, 2014 3:28:48 PM

You can cable manage that case perfectly fine. Don;t let anyone tell you that you need a new case.

If your PSU has a grate under it, then flip it over. Right now it is the wrong way up.
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a c 142 V Motherboard
May 18, 2014 3:31:08 PM

Examples with YOUR SAME CASE:





You do not need a new case at all.
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May 18, 2014 4:04:07 PM

tiny voices said:
You can cable manage that case perfectly fine. Don;t let anyone tell you that you need a new case.

If your PSU has a grate under it, then flip it over. Right now it is the wrong way up.


i don't have a grate under it. if i flip it over it will have very little air to suck out of the case to cool the psu.
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May 18, 2014 4:08:28 PM

Nathan Willis said:
Newer cases have slots to allow you good cable management.
They have a large gap behind the main wall (Where MOB mounts) for good cable management.

Not my PC: Mine looks better lol :) 





http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-To-Computer-Cable...

^^^Check it out! ^^^

Your case was NOT designed for that and will not yield good cable management.
You could get a nice case from Cooler Master for only $40-60.


I'm not trying to buy a new case. I've seem some antec 300 cases customized and works really well compared to the new cases with cable management
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a c 142 V Motherboard
May 18, 2014 4:09:51 PM

Yeah, like I said, you have no need for a new case. Have a look at the pics I posted. They should give you some ideas.
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a b V Motherboard
May 18, 2014 7:42:18 PM

Getting a better case was just an idea.
Try drilling a hole above the CPU connector, so you can hide the CPU power connector.
If your case has a bottom vent flip the PSU over.
Pick up some Zip Ties and Conduit to mange and

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-86665-Black-Flexible-Condu...

http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Fish-Heavy-Nylon-Cable/dp/B00...

Flip the fan over on the cooler so the wire is close to the header.
Zip Tie the rest out of the way. Run the SATA cables through the back and around to the drives.

You could try painting the inside of your case black to really hide the cables if they have conduit.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-ali...

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