Originally Posted by Snuckie7
Originally Posted by Belial
I can't believe you are critical of the back
of the case. The point is making the visible part of the case (an oxymoron, but I put a window in my case so it isn't one) very clean. And there are no cables visible in my case. The only ugly part is my cables aren't sleeved... yet.
I honestly thought it would be actually easier to just tie everything together neatly, even if it is in the back.
It is all tied together, but the 24 pin, 2 x pci cable, and sata cables will not fit if any other cable goes over them larger than a fan controller 2 pin wire. I also have to snake these power cables in a way that you don't see them except for when they very tightly connect to the motherboard (and still, at the same, make sure none of the power cables overlap). I also can't have anything overlap the SSD, or else it won't fit, since the only free space that could fit the SSD, was one of the thinning points behind the motherboard. This also obstructs a lot of space because of the sata cable that has to connect to it, and all 4 sata connectors on that one cable.
I also constantly am moving fans around, so the cables have to be set up in a way that allows me to move things around constantly. I'm sure moving things and then restrapping them hasn't helped. All of the cables are also very taught, to make sure minimal cable is revealed inside the case. I also have to set up some give so some of them can be pulled, like so I can pull the front panel cleanly to the side so I can access the fans, the cpu cooling fans as I am constantly remounting, moving fans, etc.
You can't just tie everything together, I actually have to make sure that nothing is tied together, or else it won't fit. 8 case fans, a fan controller, 5 thermal diodes, and you can't let any of them overlap. The molex connectors on them can't overlap (that's 6 x 2 molex for male/female 3 pin fans i got + 5 + 1 for the fan controller + 1 for the LED)
19 molex heads, 4 full-length PSU cables, and an SSD that cannot overlap at all, anywhere in the case. Add to that your general speaker cables, the wires from 8 fans, y splitter, fan controller, LED, SATA cables, case cables, usb cables, 5 thermal diodes, and a case speaker, and on top of it all, you do not have a HDD bay to hide behind and nothing but a couple molex wires can go behind the CD bay, and it gets real cramped.
im getting nvidia driver crashes during stress testing, does anyone else get that? Ive had black screens before but gpu driver crashing during p95, i think that's a first for me... might be a stability issue, need more voltage, lower clock, etc, but kinda odd.Edited by Belial - 2/12/13 at 12:13am