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Yet another Antec 900 mod

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a c 144 ) Power supply
July 21, 2009 1:09:30 PM

I like the Antec 900 case. The cooling is great - not just the CPU cooling, especially with the big fan on top, but the hard drive cooling. And while I am not particularly fanatical about cable management, the 900 does need a little help.

"A little help" in this case means cutting three holes in the motherboard tray: one for the 12 volt CPU power cable - enlarged to be able to remove an HSF backing plate without removing the motherboard, one for the PSU cables and control & data cables down toward the bottom, and a third above the two pre-cut holes.


And after installing the components:





The only thing that I would do differently is to make the hole for the PSU cable a little smaller and cut a small separate hole beside it for the control and data cables. The lower right corner is pretty congested.





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July 27, 2009 5:15:10 PM

nice mod, looks really good and professional, and I like the way the CPU cooler is mounted. It is kinda a mess in the lower right corner though, but that's also do to the three drives.
May 18, 2010 3:30:32 PM

What did u use to cut the holes?
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May 19, 2010 5:36:06 PM

is that a heat sheild above your gfx card? im thinking of doing someting like that in my 1200
a b ) Power supply
May 19, 2010 7:23:49 PM

Nice mod! Proper cable management is always a rewarding process in the end! I did something similar on my Antec 300. I used various sized holesaws to make my holes and grommet strip (edge moulding) to stop the cables getting damaged. I don't have nearly as much stuff in my case as you though so mine was a fair bit simpler! Is a full tower case on the agenda for future investments?
a b ) Power supply
May 20, 2010 3:11:07 AM

why not a modular psu?
a c 144 ) Power supply
May 21, 2010 3:54:10 AM

Eithelwulf said:
is that a heat sheild above your gfx card? im thinking of doing someting like that in my 1200

No. It's part of the video card.

moody89 said:
Is a full tower case on the agenda for future investments?

No. This is the most congested case. My other two 900's have less stuff in them.

And I do not plan on using XFire or SLI.

shovenose, I only have three unused cables, 2 PCI power and one molex. It's not readily apparent, but I drilled some small holes under the drive bays to tie the unused cables down out of the way.
a b ) Power supply
May 21, 2010 1:07:20 PM

aha!
just wondering :) 
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