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I really don't see how people struggle with cable management in this case. I came from a Cm Elite 430, now that is a pain.

Took me two hours to get my cables to what I think is perfection.

I have to agree. I think this case is a breeze. I fussed a little over the lack of space between the X-Dock and the back of my Supernova 750G but I've dealt with much worse. I just enjoy the fact that everything is hidden down below so all you see is the nice new sleeved cables that power the Mobo. On my old CM 690 (Series 1) you could see most of all the cables ran until I did alot of mods to hide them better, that was a pain, this thing was a breeze.

What I did was unbolt the power supply extension so I could slide the power supply out, plugged up the cables, ran them accordingly then pulled them taught over to the side and slid the PS back up into its spot. The way I figure it, the side door even after I cut a window out will still cover all the hidden cables, so nobody will be the wiser. thumb.gif
post #7402 of 10491
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I really don't see how people struggle with cable management in this case. I came from a Cm Elite 430, now that is a pain.

Took me two hours to get my cables to what I think is perfection.

Cable management is easy in the sense that you can just stuff the cables in the bottom of the case, but it's just annoying to have to place the motherboard and PCI-E cables and whatnot in just the right place before dropping in the motherboard tray. The cables do eventually train themselves, but I remember it being quite annoying the first time around.

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Dude, thx 4 this! I didn't know that thumb.gif

Sure thing.
Edited by CptAsian - 2/26/14 at 10:05am
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post #7403 of 10491
There's a perfect space between the 5.25 and the 3.5 which the 24 pin and the gpu power can come through,

Didn't take me that much fiddling to get this result.

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post #7404 of 10491

Agreed, that's how my rig is plugged right now. Even with the two 5.25 cages i have it still fits. Just gotta lift the mobo tray a little to get everything lined up in the crevice then it all fits perfect :thumb:

 

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post #7405 of 10491
Cable management is great on this case. Its seems that no matter what board you have, everything will plug in no problem. Lots of options for routing cables and the side rails where the mobo tray thumb screws go is perfect for running cables along. And all the ugly stuff has lots of room underneath.
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Yeah, we all love the cable stuffing area under the mobo :D

    
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Yeah, we all love the cable stuffing area under the mobo biggrin.gif

I'm a cable stuffer too. with the sleeved extension, it looks like a rats nest on the bottom of my XB. it's the main reason I didn't mod my side panels with a full window. I gotta hide that mess somewhere. maybe one day I will sleeve my cables to the right length, MAYBE.
post #7408 of 10491

Yeah that's been part of my thought process in turning my XB into almost a scratch build. I'm gonna have (most likely) a red translucent lit up acrylic panel on the bottom half of one side with my 2xSSD's and 4TB HDD mounted on it along with the PCB half of my Aquaero. Not 100% how i'm gonna handle the other side yet. I'll be doing full clear windows on both sides though. Too many possibilities right now. Won't know for sure til i have all my new acrylic sheets to play with :p 

 

Once i get my 290x back from RMA next week i'm gonna be draining my loop and setting the whole thing up on just a mobo tray for the time being. Then it's time to drill out all the rivets and start trying to form this build into something i can be proud of :D


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/26/14 at 11:56am
    
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This is what most people see, only through mesh until I get the top window mod done, you can see the sleeved 24 Power and 3 PCI-E sets running from the middle between the 2 bays, satas are slid carefully under the mobo tray atop the 5.25 bay, and all the others just come up from the sides.

Its clean enough for my OCD nature... except when the cables get all wonky-doo'd and don't sit right. I need a couple of those cable holders so they sit in the right formation. tongue.gif
post #7410 of 10491

Lutro's new "Codename Stealth" cable combs look incredible. Definitely gonna be using the clear ones all over my build once i get all my cables sleeved

    
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