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My cable management is in it's current state for 2 main reasons.

1. Having just built this system in this case, I am still fooling around with cable and fan orientations. It makes no sense to make everything perfect when I will likely have to take the thing apart again soon anyway to play around with things. This highlights one of the biggest failings in this type of chassis, and that is if you need to make any changes in the bottom compartment you have to completely remove the motherboard tray, which means completely disconnecting everything from the board. Not a hard or even lengthy process, but annoying all the same.

2. I am unwilling to spend any money just for aesthetics, especially in closed case like this. The PC upgrade cost enough (moved from i7 920 based system), I have no desire to go and spend more on new cables, sleeves, extensions, and ties/velcro just to make it look good for a picture. As long as the airflow is not compromised then the cables neatness does not mean much to me.

That said, I would certainly be open to seeing how people are doing the major routing in the bottom section.

Cheers

It's all about getting those cables down tight through the nearest hole/grommet.

Get your 24 pin, GPU powers into that hole between the 3.5 and 5.25 cages in the front.

Tuck your SATA cables under the tray and then down into that slot between the cages in the front.

Tuck the front panel headers under he actual motherboard as they are thin enough and no hot components near the bottom of the board.

Any small cabling and fan wires again tuck them under the motherboard until you can route them through a grommet.




You don't need to spend money on extensions and sleeving if you just want to make it neat. My psu has the stock sleeving on it and I haven't used a single extension in this build.


I'll probably take a better top down photo and maybe some side photos when I get home with my camera

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So I've finally got around to tinkering and found out that the power LED and HD indicator LED's on the front part of the case are red. Bleh. Since I'm going for a black/gold build is there any way to replace those front panel LED's to a different color?
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So I've finally got around to tinkering and found out that the power LED and HD indicator LED's on the front part of the case are red. Bleh. Since I'm going for a black/gold build is there any way to replace those front panel LED's to a different color?

Somewhere in this forum someone removed yhe red led and added a new one by soldering new wires onto the header pcb, but it looked scary! Bare wires just asking to get shorted. Im not knocking anyones ability to solder, but if you are gonna do something like that protect the wires. Grab some brush-on electrical tape or heat shrink tubing.
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I very much like the board. The price point was certainly right, $200 for all the features it provides is great. That said, it does has some things that bother me, like the BIOS theme for one. I hate the flat red and black colour scheme they put on it. The default nice blue design on the non RoG boards is a thousand times more visually appealing. Small gripe, but that's really all this board leaves you to complain about. Board layout is pretty excellent, everything seems to be where it needs to be, though I am still waiting for a board to include all right angle headers for as much of the internal I/O as possible.

Last time around I spent $500 on the EVGA x58 3xSLI Classified board, which for me was a total waste. It is still an awesome board and over it's 4+ year lifespan never faltered, but I never used all of the extra features I paid for. Didn't even do SLI on it, not to mention 3-way SLI. In fact there was not really a compelling reason to upgrade, but after 4 years I just had the bug. Expensive little bugger, hate that thing smile.gif

Now it lives in a box, gotta think of something to do with it. Maybe kijiji should be in it's future.

/end ramble

I don't spend too much time in the bios to notice. But it's a lot better then on my old P7P55 biggrin.gif

I could never sell my old boards, I just can't let go of them; the P7P55 is now a server at work, the M4G-Z in the HAF XB is my test rig.
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Somewhere in this forum someone removed yhe red led and added a new one by soldering new wires onto the header pcb, but it looked scary! Bare wires just asking to get shorted. Im not knocking anyones ability to solder, but if you are gonna do something like that protect the wires. Grab some brush-on electrical tape or heat shrink tubing.

Might be just easier getting a Lamptron anti-vandal switch then, no? I've never soldered in my life so I wanted to know if it was going to be a easy fix.
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Might be just easier getting a Lamptron anti-vandal switch then, no? I've never soldered in my life so I wanted to know if it was going to be a easy fix.
No not an easy fix then. Ive never seen this anti-vandal switch before...
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I'm using all vandal switches in my rig. 

 

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g52/Switches.html

    
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No not an easy fix then. Ive never seen this anti-vandal switch before...

This - http://www.mountainmods.com/lamptron-illuminated-anti-vandal-switch-greenblack-latching-p-615.html
post #7659 of 10491
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name="kpoeticg" url="/t/1329750/official-cooler-master-haf-xb-club/7650#post_21938765"]I'm using all vandal switches in my rig. 

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g52/Switches.html
I wouldnt be able to handle looking at that hideous thing hahaha! Sry I only say this so strongly because I deal with those switches on the busses I work with on a daily basis. I dont want to relate my computer to a city transit bus.
That is more like something I would put on my pc rig.

But what does 'anti-vandal' really mean? Those are completely different switches... My guess is 'not easy to accidentaly turn off'
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I wouldnt be able to handle looking at that hideous thing hahaha! Sry I only say this so strongly because I deal with those switches on the busses I work with on a daily basis. I dont want to relate my computer to a city transit bus.
That is more like something I would put on my pc rig.

But what does 'anti-vandal' really mean? Those are completely different switches... My guess is 'not easy to accidentaly turn off'

Those switches are actually universal. They have a nice push clicky sound and they're supposidely supposed to ward off thieves or something. I don't know. tongue.gif

I wouldn't mind soldering a new LED on there but seeing as that would be my first soldering project I'm too scared I'd mess something up. By using the above switch I can just cut a 22mm hole, get a harness for the switch and have this power/reset my computer but that leaves the two power/and reset buttons on the front of the case doing nothing.
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