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24 inch I think might be too long. I think 16 inch should be enough. The connectors are standard, and should be just fine.

Otherwise, all cables should come with the motherboard and other parts.

Many people do guide cables behind the backplate of the motherboard.

At first, I'd just assemble the rig, see if it works properly for a few weeks, and then worry more about cabling and such.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
There is a black version of the P180:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017

I have the P180 myself and I like it. The main issue is cable management. The case is quiet, and with a bunch of changes in fan configuration, temps are good. (removed upper chamber HDD bracket, removed bottom chamber fan, put bottom chamber fan as intake in top, zip-tied 92mm fan to bottom front at intake)

However, that other antec looks cool!
Chozart: Quick side question, what speed did you set all your fans in your P180 mod? I've already moved my bottom fan up to the middle and removed the sliders and middle HD cage and installed the fan. And it does look like what you said, you can't install a 120mm at bottom but I'm not too worried and will attach a 92mm like yourself. What was the 92mm fan that you attached by the way?

What do they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery?

Also I have removed the outside grills and spoiler, to increase CFM and remove turbulence and possible extra noise.
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post #83 of 146
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Mootsfox,

The included IDE Cables are flat. Hence...my selection.
Two DVD drives is because when I copy a DVD, I don't want to create an image, which takes time.
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post #84 of 146
Good

I think it's an Antec fan I picked up somewhere... any decent 92mm will do fine; it's just to get some air over those HDDs


I got the thick front one on full or medium (it's quiet anyways for me), and the others at medium or low. All depending on ambient
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyyboii
Mootsfox,

The included IDE Cables are flat. Hence...my selection.
Two DVD drives is because when I copy a DVD, I don't want to create an image, which takes time.
Mod them into round cables, it's really easy to do, and their are multiple guides on how to do it on this site. Also, when managed correctly, flat cables are better for airflow.

If you are running both drives to one channel, you will still need to create an image because one IDE channel can only read/write to one device at a time. Thats a killer rig, and creating an image won't time much time anyways.
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Eavesdropping..Chozart, you used a fan to allow air to flow over the HDDs? Should I do anything like that to the HDDs or any other part?

Mootsfox, do you mind if you post some links to the guides? I appreciate if you may.
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That's only because of the specific case I have and the changes I made to it. The case you're picking will already have good airflow over the HDD's
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Good

I think it's an Antec fan I picked up somewhere... any decent 92mm will do fine; it's just to get some air over those HDDs

I got the thick front one on full or medium (it's quiet anyways for me), and the others at medium or low. All depending on ambient
Thanks. Yes, I was thinking of putting the front intake on medium since the two outtakes are on low. My only concern would be db level as one of my main goals has been to maintain a rig quiet enough I can sleep next to (or on, heh). I plan on putting the 92mm on low and using it as an intake, since my Seasonic will be outtaking in the back (with the interesting design of fan at the bottom). I REALLY like the idea of the PSU not being near the CPU.

Danny Boii: I noticed the Big Typhoon you have listed is actually the OLDER version of the Typhoon. Not that bad a buy for $40 really, but if you want an easier installation and a more powerful variable fan - you'll want to go for the Big Typhoon VX - which currently is only in stock at XoXide - and probably selling as fast as hot cakes (and is of course more expensive coming right out of the gates).
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Mootsfox, do you mind if you post some links to the guides? I appreciate if you may.
I can't find them, lol. I'll just tell you how.

Grab a razor or knife, scissors. Take your ribbon cable and make a cut about 1 inch long in between two of the wires of the cable. Do this about every 4-5 wires. You should have made about 6-8 cuts, now pull the wires apart by using the cut you made to seperate them. Once you have done this for all the cuts you made, you should have 6-8 little flat cables, now slack them on top of each other and wrap some electrial tape or some zip ties around them. You now have round IDE cables.
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Oh wow..didn't notice that, thanks!!
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