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well i had another couple of cracks at it with no real success. Think it could be argued it looks slightly worse now lol. But i went and got a ****load of cable ties so im confident that everything is tied down and in it's place, heres the ordinary result, just a waste of time really i think...



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post #22 of 36
You can easily do better if you take your time and think it through. Like first pulling all your PSU wires out and making sure they are not tangled. Then routing them through the hole. Those cables like Sound and USB you string through them make it look bad. Try to find a way to hide those wires and just poke them out where they need to be connected. I ran mine along the side of my PSU (one under the mobo itself) and it comes out only right next to the connector.

Try to get things tucked behind the mobo tray as neat as possible, and try to minimize what you can see from a normal view. Little tricks and such to hide wires can be picked up all over. I also pull my wires through the back and start thinking about what is going to go where, so I don't have to disconnect things I've done to swap things around if theres too many crossing overs and it gets thick and ugly. My first couple of times to get really good wire jobs took about 2 to 3 hours non-stop back and forth. But once you get the hang of it and now how to plan things, it gets easy.

Just look around at what others are doing, notice how they pull the wires tight and around corners/through holes and grommets so you see as , little cabling as possible. Tape, zip ties, anything you can think of that gets the job done. Getting the inside looking good is the first step. Worry about the mess behind the back panel for later if you don't want to be too bothered with it.

I didn't think it mattered too much as long as airflow was good till I got down and dit it good the first time. Can't go back to even slightly messy looking cables now...
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post #23 of 36
When you have loads of wires it's hard but easily done.
Will post up pics of my case soon so you can see mine I use sleeving on my lil cables like case wires n fans. Brought a fan controller n used the extensions to lengthen the fans but make them just the right lenth but was a pita soldering with a battery operated soldering iron
Had use extensions for main cables but it looks great

I'm not surprised people haven't made there non modular psus modular by cutting the wires n crimping on connector blocks
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I'm not surprised people haven't made there non modular psus modular by cutting the wires n crimping on connector blocks

I've done this before... works well...
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well i had another couple of cracks at it with no real success. Think it could be argued it looks slightly worse now lol. But i went and got a ****load of cable ties so im confident that everything is tied down and in it's place, heres the ordinary result, just a waste of time really i think...
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you did not really tightened those cables, you have to pull those cables tight and secure it at the back with zip ties.
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you did not really tightened those cables, you have to pull those cables tight and secure it at the back with zip ties.

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post #27 of 36
your 24pin cable is how every cable should be.
post #28 of 36
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Yeah, I meant at the back I have tightened them up, used about 20 zip ties, helps but I'm sure it would help more if I had it set up correctly. The pcie cords are a bit loose in the front of the case. I jus didn't want everything to be so tight it was pulling on the motherboard. I don't know how I'm going to go adding 2 more side fans and a 2nd 7970 lol but I think I have enough room in there now.
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post #29 of 36
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Yeah, I see what you's are saying with the cords in the front now, I think that was a result of trying to have them tight at the back I must have fed the beginning I the cords back into the front a little bit.
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well i had another couple of cracks at it with no real success. Think it could be argued it looks slightly worse now lol. But i went and got a ****load of cable ties so im confident that everything is tied down and in it's place, heres the ordinary result, just a waste of time really i think...


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Just a couple of pointers to help:

1. All them cables that connect to the bottom of your MB (usb headers, IO connectors front audio etc.), run them under the MB itself.

2. That cable running across the case (in front of the graphics card), do what ever it takes to run it behind the MB as well. It is very eye catching.

3. The two PCie power cables for your GPU, cable tie togeather, and exit them through the cutout behind the card. Keep them tight and straight.

4. Where you have all the cables coming out of the PSU, run the ones at the front further, the ones at the back can exit first.

I have listed them in order to how I think they will most improve everything.
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