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Originally Posted by Dgeorge1617
Thanks for the suggestions! I actually thought about doing that with the optical drive but haven't slated anything into stone yet... I appreciate the ideas as the OCN community can and does offer some of the best ideas...
As far as cable management, the sata cables will be a straight shot from motherboard to HDD and optical drives... the 24 pin, I am going to depin the connector and drill 24 holes into the motherboard tray and run the wires through them.. the oval I have cut out is for the pci-e power cables if I opt not to horizontally mount them but I like your idea of extending it for aesthetics and cable management.
The acrylic tubing is going to route underneath the tray and come up through it to where it needs to go...acrylic tubing is amazingly flexible when heated and can make impossible bends without kinking.
Haven't 100% decided on what I'm going to do with the psu but I might make my own cables to make them long enough (if its possible. Not sure if there is a maximum length on wires)
Here's the sleeving...
I like the purple paracord, I used some black and grey for my build and really liked the way it turned out, after i learned how to do it of course lol.
With the Sata cables being a straight shot to the HDD cage, will that mean you'll be getting shorter than normal cables for that? And also, obviously there will need to be power cables routed there as well. Which is why I thought of positioning the cage horizontally, as you could use right angle sata data cables (say that 5 times fast, lol) And have it look really sleek from the cage to the board.HERE
are a ton of cables in different lengths, and for fairly cheap, I've purchased from them in the past and have not been dissatisfied.
Im guessing the case will be large enough to mount the HDD cage facing out towards you, since it looks to be deep enough from the photos, even if you were to shorten it. You wouldnt need but an inch behind the cage for the power and data cables, if even that much.
I'de like to see what exactly you mean by routing the acrylic tubing behind the tray.