Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

My attempt at cable management, can I do better?

Last response: in Components
Share
June 21, 2012 7:56:08 AM

Ok, so I ignored the general word of mouth and bought a non-modular psu for my rig. Thinking it wouldn't be that big of a deal, I purchased a 900w antec psu and now I have an enormous jungle of cords swamping my HAF X case. Here are some pics of what it looks like


Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I tried to do a bit of cable management but the most I could manage was simply moving a few cords into the empty hard drive bays since everything else was connected and unable to be moved.

Here's the pics of the wires after my "cable management" attempt


Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/redface.gif What I'm wondering is what I can do to improve upon my initial efforts and if there even is anything I can do seeing as I have a modular psu

a c 110 ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 7:58:31 AM

JEEZ!
MY EYES!!!!!! THEY BURNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
m
0
l
June 21, 2012 8:10:10 AM

Is this a troll thread? Or did you really miss the point of that cases cable management.

try to use some thought when you cable. I would start by just unplugging ALL of that mess. Route the cables throught behind the sidepanel then bring them out the neccassary place to connect to the mobo and if you have alot of cables going through the same hole tie them together... 1 big cable looks better than 398787798 little ones.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 8:36:41 AM

wait till moto sees those pictures

you will give him a nervous breakdown :D 
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 9:08:12 AM

lol looks like a spider tried to make a web from yer cables...
remove the cable ties as this will cause magnetic fields which can create heat in the wires and will defiantly increase resistance.
move all the cables to the back of the case behind the motherboard, the fan cables can be moved there also its only the fan cables causing the mess because you havent unwound them. 1s you unwind them they will be long enough to put in the back and clear out the middle of the case... the molex blocks with 2 connectors to a fan header should all be joined together on 1 power line this will stop most of the mess in 1 go...
also try using thumbnails next time...
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 2:09:04 PM

did nobody notice that he has also mounted his cpu cooler fan the wrong way round, it should be on the other side blowing hot air out of the rear.
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 2:11:00 PM

at the moment the CPU fan and rear case fan are fighting each other.
m
0
l
June 21, 2012 2:33:55 PM

You do see the holes in the back of the Haf X case that can be used for cable management. The Haf X comes with cable ties you can use to make the case need and clean.
m
0
l
a c 104 ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 4:11:48 PM

Resize the pics please, netbook can't handle them and the other half has my main rig atm playing Mass effect,
judging by comments though you need some help :) 
Moto
m
0
l

Best solution

a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 4:54:11 PM

This has to be a troll! haha


If its not:

- Your no.1 priority is to reinstall that CPU cooler, the fan is facing the wrong way! The wants to be sucking air in from the Drive bay area, blowing it throw the metal fins, and out the back of the case, and the case fan should be helping by sucking that air out.

- Just take the PSU out and start again, take both the back case panel off and route all the wire through one of the holes in the back plate, then only have the wires you need coming back through at appropriate locations. Any spare cables, tie them up and store them behind the back mobo pannel, or behind the drive cages.
Share
a c 104 ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 5:33:22 PM

Could just swap the fan over to the other side of the HS, save the whole reinstalling Hs issue,

Now I've seen the pics and wish I hadn't lol,
check through http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/343995-13-cable-man... for some guidance, the build logs there have more detail but I go over a couple of the common issues with C.m. on that page,
Gallarian is on the right track I'm afraid, its take out and start fresh.
unroll all the cables from fans etc as well, you can feed them around most everywhere and having them coiled up like you have creates resistance, and in doing so, heat
and the main point I try to get through to folks, get a cable to the rear of the mobo tray as soon as you can, then its hidden,
Moto
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 5:44:26 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Could just swap the fan over to the other side of the HS, save the whole reinstalling Hs issue,


I suppose he could really, thats if he can get the fan off and on again while its inside his case.
m
0
l
a c 104 ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 9:49:28 PM

If he takes the mobo out to reroute cables, he can swap the fan whilst its out of the case,
I also think he should check out the galleries in homebuild and overclocking, maybe borrow some ideas from there,
Moto
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
June 21, 2012 11:44:51 PM

HEXiT said:
remove the cable ties as this will cause magnetic fields which can create heat in the wires and will defiantly increase resistance.

DC magnetic fields have negligible effect on copper's resistance unless the conductors are passing thousands of amps. What may cause warming in tightly packed wires is the high concentration of I2R losses without airflow to cool it down. This is the same reason electrical codes rate #14 copper wires as only 15A when passing through insulated walls in gangs of three. If you gang four or more 3x14 cables together, you have to start applying derating.
m
0
l
June 27, 2012 2:47:35 AM

Best answer selected by wesman15.
m
0
l
June 29, 2012 12:04:31 AM

heres an idea just send it to me and you can start over. and actually do cable management
m
0
l
!