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I see pictures all over these forums of machines that are absolutely beautiful on the inside. Do you have to have a full ATX tower for this sort of cable management to be possible? Here's a picture of my Sig Rig at the moment configured the best that I know how:

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I have a semi-modular 700w PSU which helps a bit. Do you think it's my case that's holding me back? And how the heck are you supposed to route GPU 6/8-pin cables in a way that looks nice? Any suggestions?
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BTW the case in my sig rig is the one Im in the market for. I dont actually own it yet smile.gif
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well behind the motherboard panel, there usually is a little space to stuff all the extra lengths of your cable, if your case dosn't allow for that, that yea, it would be kind of hard

looking at your picture, i think i do see a space behind the motherboard panel, if you don't have holes id say if you have the time, you could cut some holes in strategic places like near the graphics card end for the power 6+2 cables

otherwise you can build a little "shield" like in the haf X to hide the cables coming out from the PSU then using the 5.25 bays to hide the extra lengths of cable
Edited by mnkeyprince - 4/11/12 at 12:44am
post #4 of 10
looks better than mine.. you did a great job working with what you got.. if you got a case thats designed with cable managment in mind you can take its to the limits.
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post #5 of 10
All in all,it still looks pretty clean.Nice Rig
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Better case = better looking thumb.gif
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well behind the motherboard panel, there usually is a little space to stuff all the extra lengths of your cable, if your case dosn't allow for that, that yea, it would be kind of hard
looking at your picture, i think i do see a space behind the motherboard panel, if you don't have holes id say if you have the time, you could cut some holes in strategic places like near the graphics card end for the power 6+2 cables
otherwise you can build a little "shield" like in the haf X to hide the cables coming out from the PSU then using the HDD bays to hide the extra lengths of cable

Yeah i understand what you're saying. This POS case has slots for cables to go behind the mobo but they are either covered by the mobo itself, rendering them useless. And on top of that the side panel of the case sits so close to the mobo you can barely even fit the front audio/usb cables behind it.
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There really isn't a whole lot you can do with that case, not without heavy modification anyway.
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post #9 of 10
looks like you did fine with what you have. like others have said, tuck what you can behind the mobo.

Check out my work log in my sig, I have the phantom you want and you can see what Ive managed to do with a non modular psu.
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Yep. Gotta have the case to make it look clean. But overall youre doing ok with what youve got.
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