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By sleeving 'wrapper', do you mean the heat shrink? If so, you could achieve an infinitely cleaner look by bringing the size down to the regular 15mm sleevers use, or at least a lot less than you've got.
Another avenue I would try is not braiding your wires once sleeved. I know it might seem like they go everywhere and need to be managed to get a straight look BUT a few twist ties or velcro wraps around the wires, mold the wires in the shape, routing, and bends you want, and set it there with the ties/ wraps. Come back tomorrow and voila, perfect, clean wire routing thumb.gif
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By sleeving 'wrapper', do you mean the heat shrink?

no. no... it's this silly spiraling thingy that you wrap around the cables. it's the pinkish glowing stuff in the pics, around the psu cables

anyway, that's old news! here's what i got in the mail today:



thus, i was able to do this:



then this:



there are some loose ends, ofc, but these are intentional, since i still need to route the cables for the gpu and the ssd
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it may not look so nice around the back, but look at the front! with some nice additions to the side panel wink.gif



here it is all lit up, in all it's glory. well, at least the glory it can have now without gpu and wc loop smile.gif





sadly, this is it for what will probably be a very long time. i've just bought a new shiny family car, since my wife is pregnant, so it's very hard to imagine being able to spend 400 pounds on the gpu and around 300 for the wc stuff anytime soon. the ssd and other things still on my list i'll probably be able to buy tho smile.gif

feel free to still comment or suggest things wink.gif
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Looks pretty nice! How's the performance looking?
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i haven't installed an OS yet. i'm holding out until i buy the ssd. i hate reinstalling OS, which i would have to do if i tested my rig now, with just the hdd in
Edited by Moralagos - 12/15/12 at 12:06pm
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Ah ok, I know the feeling. Waiting for a good price on the 830?
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well, not really. i just don't have ANY money right now lol.... december is awful financially, because of taxes and what not. so i'm just waiting for the first paycheck of 2013, not for a special price or anything smile.gif
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well, not really. i just don't have ANY money right now lol.... december is awful financially, because of taxes and what not. so i'm just waiting for the first paycheck of 2013, not for a special price or anything smile.gif

Ahh, I know that feeling. Subbed so I'll see it when you return thumb.gif
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well, the ssd would have been a stretch for my budget these holidays, so i went on and bought something else smile.gif

keyboard:




mouse:


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Pretty nice man! I've heard great things about both those keyboard and mouse!
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