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Hi guys, sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but I was just wondering if you have BOTH side panels off, and you flip the case on it's BACKSIDE (so the motherboard side is facing upward towards you, but the case is resting on the side panel that covers behind the mobo tray), can you damage any cables?

I notice my SATA cables sometimes protrude from the hard drives or some connectors get stuck under metal points on the PC case and wonder if the pressure of the case could damage something.

I usually try to put the side panel on when doing this, but I couldn't fit the side panel on because my cable management was ****, and I need to put the graphics card in the front, so that's why I did this.

what do you guys think?
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I have sat mine down with the panel off many times without issues. If you have carpet, lay it down then drag it around, you could possibly snag and do some ripping. But just laying on its side, I don't feel there is any danger at least for my case. My cables on the backside are not even close to looking like the front.
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The cables shouldn't be sticking out past the edge of the case (otherwise they'd be hitting the side panel when it is on) so I don't see how it could damage anything.  A cable that is just lying on the ground from hanging down inside the case isn't going to hurt anything, the only concern would be if the connector itself was pushing on the ground.  And I don't see how that could be happening with what you describe.  I put mine on its side all the time and never had an issue.

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The cables shouldn't be sticking out past the edge of the case (otherwise they'd be hitting the side panel when it is on) so I don't see how it could damage anything.  A cable that is just lying on the ground from hanging down inside the case isn't going to hurt anything, the only concern would be if the connector itself was pushing on the ground.  And I don't see how that could be happening with what you describe.  I put mine on its side all the time and never had an issue.

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I too don't see it happening, maybe you could provide us with some pics.
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The cables shouldn't be sticking out past the edge of the case (otherwise they'd be hitting the side panel when it is on) so I don't see how it could damage anything

True, the depth between the side panel and motherboard back plate should be enough to hide away cables unless you have a case that doesn't allow taking the back side panel off. Due to sheer size of my case I have plenty of depth and allows for a bunch of cables to go behind without any issues:



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Improve SATA cable management?

Hi, please take a look a my new builds pics:


As you can see, I always have problems with cable management behind the mobo tray, particularly with the SATA cables.

I have 4 Storage Drivers (2 SSDs, 2 HDDs). The I have (1) SATA PSU cable that has FOUR connections and was PRAYING that I could somehow manipulate it to connect to ALL FOUR drives but I couldn't get it to work!:


Can you guys give me some tips or are there extensions cables I could buy to help with cable management? I ended up having to use (3) PSU SATA cables (one to all the hard drives, one to get the optical drive, and one to connect to my Corsair H80i).....which clutters everything up......

The front looks pretty decent though...Can you guys give me some tips or see somethings I could easily improve on with my cable management?



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Beautiful case...

I would try to bunch the cables as best as possible. This is where zip ties come in handy. Don't make a chaotic bundle, but definitely tie them together to reduce space utilization.

Then, I would try to press it against the back plate as much as possible. Maybe even tape it against it biggrin.gif
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Thread merged, please do not create multiple threads for the same issue.

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