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Is there any suggestion on how to clean this case up to look sweet, and possible get better airflow? The front LED Fan is sucking in, the rear LED fan and the PS are blowing out, my front LED fan doesn havnt a MB hookup (which I assidly forgot to look at when I bought it) but it instead has a standard PSup hookup Male and female, so I just branched it off of my GPU power cord. Inside there I have a SATA HD on the bottom right hand corner just in front of the fan, and above that I have an IDE harddrive using standard IDE hookups, and above that I have an IDE DVD/R.
I want this baby to look good tho because all those power hookups are an eyesore.

Edit: I know this doesn't really matter, but my GPU is running 55c idle, my CPU 35c and my Mobo 32. Under load they are 77c max GPU, 43c CPU max, and not sure on Mobo, but probably not much.
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post #2 of 13
Okay, first of all, sleeve your unsleeved cables. Also, if you have a Dremel handy you can cut a bigger hole for cables to be feed through. So you have your PSU cables going from your PSU, through your 5.25" bays, then to your motherboard. This way you can hide most of your extra cable. Also, it looks like you have 3x3.5" bay drives, I doubt you have 3 devices there and it doesn't look like you do in the picture, so you can put some wiring in there if you haven't done that already. Next, you could hide some extra cables behind your motherboard, this way only the ammount that is being used is showing.

See that red wire coming out from your intake fan? If you can, try and pull it through the gap between the 5.25" and 3.5" cages. Then, pull it through from the other side, and that way it's not showing.
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post #3 of 13
Although sleeving is probably the best deal you can also just buy some zipties and router the wires behind the bays and under/behind the mobo.
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http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ht=rate+cables

You can see my before and after pics here. I twist tied wires into the corners and stuffed the rest in empty drive bays.
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post #5 of 13
I agree with akhen.

Zip tie all cables that go to the same place. Then they will not seperate. Do this then hide all the other cables and it should look fine. Also do what ninja said about hiding them behind the mobo tray and in the bays.
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post #6 of 13
Just get a bag of coloured zipties.
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post #7 of 13
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[QUOTE=Ninja_Boy;1485401]Also, it looks like you have 3x3.5" bay drivesQUOTE]


I have my IDE HD in that slot, I seperate where my sata and IDE drives were because of heating, I thought it would get to hot if they were stacked. Is that something I should worry about?
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post #8 of 13
what i did with my old PSU is i cut the wires and extended them and ran em' behind the motherboard tray and it was cleaaaaaaan
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post #9 of 13
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cool, yeah the zipties thing was the obvious choice, but I initially thought it would look funny, then I got a couple of ideas thanks guys.
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BEFORE
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AFTER
Zipties worked wonders on this bad boy!!!!!
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