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evga sr2 was a nightmare for me

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After finishing my first build in a learn as you go kind of way, I've come to realize my biggest mistake. The psu I have has made cable management a nightmare and hurting the airflow to my x2 msi gtx 560 ti cards. Heat is a problem at stock settings but prevents me from overclocking. I've decided to just eat it and get a new psu. I would like suggestions on psu with good style and very good cable management. Not sure how to calculate what size but I think I went overboard so I'm hoping to free up some more space.

p8p67 pro
i7 2600k 4.8 oc
x2 msi twin frozr gtx 560 ti ge
x2 ssd 128
x1 hhd 250
noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler
haf 932 advanced
x1 blu ray
x1 cd/dvd

plan to add 1-2 fans maybe 80mm and maybe some lights and fan controller

Please help me find a psu thats right but not over the top so I can clean up this mess I made. I'm open to any advice on cable management thanks guys.



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Well for a start I would rotate your Noctua by 90 degrees... and then rout the cables behind the motherboard tray using the cable management holes in the case..? You don't need a new PSU thumb.gif
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Actually I have rotated the cpu cooler(dropped temps 5 degrees Celsius at max load). The problem is I have all these extra cables that I can't detach and they are blocking airflow at my front intake. Not to mention it just drives me crazy to have all those extra wires in the first place but that was my mistake.
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Also I see what you are saying about putting the cables behind but there are too many are they are too thick to fit back there.
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zip-ties are your friend grouphug.gif

loop one through a hole in one of the bays or hard drive cages..then pull them away from your intake
 
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mephistois View Post

After finishing my first build in a learn as you go kind of way, I've come to realize my biggest mistake. The psu I have has made cable management a nightmare and hurting the airflow to my x2 msi gtx 560 ti cards. Heat is a problem at stock settings but prevents me from overclocking. I've decided to just eat it and get a new psu. I would like suggestions on psu with good style and very good cable management. Not sure how to calculate what size but I think I went overboard so I'm hoping to free up some more space.
p8p67 pro
i7 2600k 4.8 oc
x2 msi twin frozr gtx 560 ti ge
x2 ssd 128
x1 hhd 250
noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler
haf 932 advanced
x1 blu ray
x1 cd/dvd
plan to add 1-2 fans maybe 80mm and maybe some lights and fan controller
Please help me find a psu thats right but not over the top so I can clean up this mess I made. I'm open to any advice on cable management thanks guys.
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/mephistois/MobilePics1545.jpg

So you bought a 1.2KW PSU with 15x PCIe connectors for a 2600K and two GTX 560Ti!?... LOL.. hint, the PSU is called SR-2 for a reason wink.gif

You need a decent 650W PSU, where are you buying from and what is your budget?
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So you bought a 1.2KW PSU with 15x PCIe connectors for a 2600K and two GTX 560Ti!?... LOL.. hint, the PSU is called SR-2 for a reason wink.gif
You need a decent 650W PSU, where are you buying from and what is your budget?

it's the same psu as the antec 1200w.. even says it on the evga label ON the psu.. lol they just cost more...

regardless it's called SR-2, cause it's coolness thumb.gifrolleyes.gif still I agree it's a bit overboard for this build by a lot.
just zip tie your cables accordingly and take some time doing it, bigger psu allows for other upgrades with the future.. look at it like that.
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Nope, it's called the SR-2 because it's designed to be used with the motherboard bearing the same name, hence the 15 PCIe connectors wink.gif

And indeed it is internally identical to the Antec TPQ 1200W, both being rebranded versions of the same Enhance unit, the EPS-0112F.
post #9 of 9
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Yup as I stated this was my first build and I now realize how much I don't need this psu but, at the time I thought I did. After some tedious work I have repostioned those extra cables. Still not as good as I'd like. I do plan to build a wc system in the future so maybe this psu will come in handy for that. 0 improvement in temps but visually it's a bit better and did give me the room I wanted in the bottom to add another fan angled towards the pci slots.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/mephistois/1565.jpg

Thanks for the advice it's at least a little better.
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