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post #1 of 17
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I'm waiting for Kepler so I don't have a discreet GPU yet, but I was wondering what I could do with that CPU supplemental power supply cable, the big ol' black cable that's dangling?

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I'm new, so any advice would be appreciated.
post #2 of 17
loop the cables through the grommets closest to its connector and zip tie, zip tie, zip tie and dont forget more zip ties.
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post #3 of 17
At the VERY top of the mobo panel, there should be a small cutout that the 8-pin CPU power cable can fit through.

See this:
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post #4 of 17
You can do a LOT better than that smile.gif Run that 4 Pin power cable back behind the motherboard an route it out the top and plug it in, take the internal USB (i'm assuming as thats what it looks like) and move it up one hole so that it doesn't have as much length and shorten it up and then pull all the cables tight back behind and cable tie them.
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post #5 of 17
That 8 pin should be able to run behind the MOBO tray and still have enough slack to get plugged in.

Try to hide any slack in the cables behind the MOBO tray, all you should see is the cable coming in/out and getting plugged in. The 5 1/4 bays are a good place to hid some of the slack from the front panel I/O panel wires.
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post #6 of 17
A few things to fix, for starters, you should run your 8 pin motherboard power connector behind the MB tray, instead of in front of it. That will help to clean that up a bit. Also, I don't know exactly what you have plugged in next to your RAM, but if you were to route that cable through the rubber grommet in the middle (up just one grommet) that will help to clean that up as well. Run your case connections through the grommet at the bottom instead of in front of it. That should help to clean it up a bit.

::edit:: dang you guys are quick thumb.gif
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post #7 of 17
Not bad, but you can do better. You have a fully modular PSU. Just loop it through that bottom hole and through the respective grommets. Don't be afraid to use zip-ties. It's best to go in with a plan. You should have less problems then.
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post #8 of 17
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I've annotated your picture to include my advice. Cable ties are very useful when managing cables thumb.gif
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post #9 of 17
order your self a 8 pin adapter so i can route the 8pin in the back of your mobo tray, thats what i did with my 500r and it looks more clean
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post #10 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

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I've annotated your picture to include my advice. Cable ties are very useful when managing cables thumb.gif

Thanks! Okay. I think I'm beginning to understand cable management now.
Edited by Kanivakil - 3/12/12 at 2:47pm
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