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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys, I recently tried some cable management, overall i was quite happy with the result compared to before, but I think it still looks kinda messy from the side.

Could you please tell me on how to improve my cable management. My case has very little space and my wires are already touching the side panel under the motherboard, so any cabling has to be adjacent to the current ones.

BEFORE:
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450

AFTER:
450

450

450

I also added a ssd, 2 case fans and a front panel reader, after I took my "BEFORE" pics, so there is even more cabling in my "AFTER" pics.

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
as i can see there are not a lot of options.
try hide the thinner cables behind the 5.25" cages.
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post #3 of 11
Buy a better case. Not only does cable management make it look alot tidier, and make you feel good about the work you did, but it also improves airflow dramatically. Giving you cooler components.
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post #4 of 11
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Unfortunately i'm be stuck on this case for at least another 2 years(parents), so i need suggestions on improving the cable management.
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post #5 of 11
Oh wow, ok. I really can't see any way of trying to get that better. Do you have any space between the back of the motherboard tray and the side panel? Even 1cm is enough. Heres a pic of my Cable management. I pretty much just stuck all the cables I wasn't using together, and shoved them on the other side of the HDD bay.

Of coarse, this is an Antec 1200...

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post #6 of 11
I would just take all the thin cables and stuff them behind the motherboard tray and then cable tie them and shove the side panel back on. Not a very good solution but the case doesn't really have very good cable management features.
post #7 of 11
Yea, by the looks of that case, you aren't going to get it much better than that unfortunately. As long as your CPU and GPU are running nice and cool there really isn't much to worry about. Unless you have a side window...
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post #8 of 11
buy a dremel tool and cut some more cable management holes and cut down that lip on the edge of the mobo tray togive yourself a little more room for the cables you cant route out holles.. run the 4pin power cable up under the mobo and just run it right up to the plug. use lots of zip ties.
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post #9 of 11
The old Antec cases are very difficult to do cable management. The newer ones seem much better. I know I had issues and am a stickler to cable management.
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post #10 of 11
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Well, I guess i'll just have to leave it. I have a side window, but its small and is over my cpu cooler, so you dont see any of my cables. I have good temps, 28 idle and 48 maxed so im happy. btw my case is a Thermaltake Dokker, not an Antec.
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