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How's my cable management?

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January 12, 2013 5:46:03 AM

Hey guys, this is my first time building a case from scratch, and I was wondering how my cables looked.
Good, bad? Did I do anything stupid?

Also, my 8-pin EATX, cable was a bit short, so it's in there really tight. Is this going to become a problem?

Thanks.






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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 5:57:28 AM

I can Hardly see any Cables from front view.
Very Nice....

And I guess you'll not be able to see any Wire, when you'll put in the Parts
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January 12, 2013 5:58:36 AM

Didn't your mom tell you.?..it's never nice to show off.
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 6:01:59 AM

Pertty good, don't think you could get it any cleaner looking unless you got a case with more cable management features or sleeved the cables yourself.

If possible reduce the strain on the cable. If its really tight, it can gradually pull the connection off of the board or the PSU. You could get an extension cable to fix the problem.
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January 12, 2013 12:38:03 PM

manofchalk said:
Pertty good, don't think you could get it any cleaner looking unless you got a case with more cable management features or sleeved the cables yourself.

If possible reduce the strain on the cable. If its really tight, it can gradually pull the connection off of the board or the PSU. You could get an extension cable to fix the problem.


Thanks guys! I was worried I had done something stupid and just overlooked it >_<

Something else I noticed was that the 8pin is covering the cpu fan headers. I /think/ I can get around it, but I'll look into getting an extension!
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 3:44:51 PM

Not bad for a first build, well done :) 
for the 8pin, try dremelling out a suitable sized hole in the mobo tray, the cable goes out the rear with the rest the up to the back of the mobo where you plug it in, nice and neat like,
**Edit, to give you an idea of what I meant, the 8pin on my rig, the rest is hidden by my mobo backplate but it goes to the Psu as I mentioned before

Moto
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January 12, 2013 3:57:22 PM

or place the 8 pin under your motherboard, anyway excellent management
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 4:18:48 PM

Really good cable management considering the not-so-roomy interior of the case
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 4:26:55 PM

Cable management looks really good, good job.

Another note though, do you have a front fan blowing onto those hard drives? If not, I'd put one in if possible. If they are all 7200RPM drives, they can get hot if you have a group of them all together like that (especially if you RAID them). Hard drives can be temperamental as it is so don't let heat become another problem if you can help it.
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January 12, 2013 5:42:53 PM

No idea



whats cable management?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 12, 2013 8:15:53 PM

Very nice zantaff. :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 9:40:00 AM

@Stu,
Dear gods man wtf? :p 
Moto
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January 13, 2013 11:18:49 AM

work in progress?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 1:28:33 PM

Its been in progress for some time looking at the dust on that rad and Psu :p 
Cmon, man up and clean up, I hate wires hehe
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 1:43:37 PM

You have drawn the ire of one of the most cable managey people on this forum Stuart, expect to be hounded until every wire is hidden and what can be seen sleeved in chameleon skin :p 
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January 13, 2013 1:56:50 PM

that's not dust, that's . . . character
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 6:34:41 PM

Nah, not ire, just helpful friendly 'end of a swordpoint' advice :p 
but if you have a link for the chameleon sleeving I'm in :) 
Moto
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