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How to hide an 8 pin CPU power cable

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I've just started modding my Antec 300 by cutting holes for cable management, and I've got the majority of my cables hidden, except for that damn 8 pin CPU power. I'd really rather not run it under the MoBo, simply because I think there has to be a more elegant solution out there. If anyone knows a better way to do this, please let me know. I've got everything pretty nicely hidden, and having one cable running up the MoBo under the graphics card just looks tacky.
post #2 of 8
how about a picture of your setup?
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http://imgur.com/a/t4YKd

Album I made for Reddit.

Here's a better picture of just the computer:

http://i.imgur.com/ErhppWe.jpg
Edited by ginjaninja3223 - 7/21/13 at 10:44pm
post #4 of 8
Why don't you get an 8 Pin extension cable, then you can route around the back of your case with your other cables, then come over the top. Be nice n neat then thumb.gif
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Ok, you can get an extension cable to give you the length you'll need for this. The feed the cable through that nice little hole the rest of your PSU cables are ducking into and, from there, into the so-called "cable management area" (the space to the right of the drive stack when looking from the front of the case). Loop the extended cable up to the top of the case then run it parallel to the top of the MOBO, behind the top fan, then down to the socket. Alternately, you might be able to cut a hole in the MOBO backplate and sneak the cable from the back to the front that way. I didn't go that route because the cable would have had to cross other cables and it was too tight between the MOBO back plate and the case side panel to do that.

My case is the Antec Two Hundred V2 but it is based off the Three Hundred. Maybe it will give you an idea what I'm yapping about:



   
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Thanks for the help! I'm going to order an extension and route it along the top of my case.
post #8 of 8
I would highly recommend the BitFenix Alchemyextensions, tthey're the best quality sleeved extension cables you can get that aren't custom, and they are heatshrinkless paracord-type sleeving. The NZXT and others are plastic sleeving and of lesser quality. The Corsair are by far the worst. I have the Alchemy cables currently, and I have actually been holding off making my own custom cables (even have the MDPC-X Crimper) because the Alchemy look so good!
   
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