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I find my computer awesome, but way too ugly inside. I'll be doing a low-budget makeover (cable management, sleeving, maybe painting) for it. The parts are in my sig, the mid-tower madness.

When I first bought the parts and assembled the pc it looked like this:
450

But after a few months of operation, new cooler, SSD and soundcard it looks like this:
399

There's not much space behind the motherboard tray, but I'll try to cramp all the wires there. The 24 pin is thick enough to form a barrier which blocks all other wires from crossing it, making cable management even harder. If my PSU was 100% modular I'd sleeve all the cables, but as it's "smart modular" I don't want to void warranty and take the risk of opening the PSU case. I'm afraid of bending the 24pin cable to make a tighter turn from the cable hole to the connector, but it looks ugly at the moment.

How could I hide the red SATA cables?

The only "mod" I've done is to change the front fan leds to rainbow ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SBsXxuXuPY

Oh, brainfart. I forgot to finish the thread name. Also, I'm asking for name suggestions.
Edited by cnopicilin - 6/4/12 at 11:58am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 4.5Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V LX ASUS HD6950 DirectCU II 2Gb Kingston ValueRAM 4gb x 4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb 7200 RPM OCZ agility 3 (Boot drive) Asus DRW-24B3ST Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home premium 64bit Benq E2220HD Fractal Design Newton R2 650w modular CoolerMaster HAF 912+ 
MouseAudio
Microsoft Sidewinder X5 ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 4.5Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V LX ASUS HD6950 DirectCU II 2Gb Kingston ValueRAM 4gb x 4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb 7200 RPM OCZ agility 3 (Boot drive) Asus DRW-24B3ST Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home premium 64bit Benq E2220HD Fractal Design Newton R2 650w modular CoolerMaster HAF 912+ 
MouseAudio
Microsoft Sidewinder X5 ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 
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How could I hide the red SATA cables?
Get black right-angle SATA cables.
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