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Hi,

I'm about to be done putting my first pc ever.
Only issue I have left before I can push the power button for the first time is the following :
My case is a rather old Antec 900.
In that model, the resetsw and powersw cables are rather short and unfortunately my new mobo setup is so configured that the plugs for resetsw and powersw are on the bottom left ---> I barely have enough cable to reach the mobo plugs as it is.


And in order to do so, I have to have the cable going around the graphic card (a 3 y.o. PNY 8800GT, a good old heater)
(pic available at http://imgur.com/JxH0K - the forum's "insert pic" didn't work, don't know why) and the problem is that by doing so the cable touches slightly the side of the graphic card.

Any other solution doesn't allow me to plug the cable (except going under the graphic card, but then the cable lays on the mobo - and still might touch the bottom of the gfxcard too).


I could pull the cable 1 cm away from the gfxcard but it will be a game of patience, will require some intense work with plastic strips and probably will be an unstable solution. 1.5 cms away from the graphic card would make the cable pull on the mobo plugs, 0.5 cms would still be very close to the gfxcard....or ?

My question is the following : is there any danger having that resetsw/powersw cable laying/touching the side of my gfxcard or not ? I know gfxcards get pretty hot but I don't know if that's only on the inside/core, or if the whole card gets super warm during an intense gaming session...? Or is it compulsory to have that cable pulled away from the card (in which case I'll try with plenty of strips, lego mode, otherwise, I might have to order - longer- cable and wait extra days till i can test the new hardware ?
post #2 of 7
no, no danger at all and the upload photo dosent like big pics so when that happens to me I just use windows screen cap to resize it. Hope that helps.
    
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Nope, no problem with that. The only part of the PCB that gets hot really is the part towards the middle around where the core is.
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Why don't you (using correct techniques) simply lenghten the cables?There is no data on these lines , just simple DC voltages.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
@PCCstudent : I've read about that but since I know nothing about electricity, I'm a bit shy about putting the result of any experiment I could do inside my baby pc
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After the first 2 weeks of electronics school the instructor told us "you now know more about electricity than 99% of the population". As a mechanic I have made a good amount of "clean" money fixing electrical problems that other mechanics pass on.Why they would rather deal with those dirty brake systems is beyond me.The fastest heavy line mechanic at my Chevrolet Dealer cannot unlock the radio if for some reason the battery cable got disconnected.
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After the first 2 weeks of electronics school the instructor told us "you now know more about electricity than 99% of the population". As a mechanic I have made a good amount of "clean" money fixing electrical problems that other mechanics pass on.Why they would rather deal with those dirty brake systems is beyond me.The fastest heavy line mechanic at my Chevrolet Dealer cannot unlock the radio if for some reason the battery cable got disconnected.
I know, it's silly from me but I don't wanna learn that kind of stuff at the expense of my new pc. If it was just an iron or a hair blower, trust me, I definitely would, but not my new gear, I'm too scared to do anything wrong ;D
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