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OK, so I just put together my first build in an Antec 900, wonderful case. The only problem is I have a huge wad of wires at the bottom of the case. The main problem is the main power cable, I guess they made it long enough for server cases. Also, even though I replaced the stock ribbon IDE cables with round ones, they still take up a lot of space.

From the outside:

I painted the case flat black on the outside and silver on the inside, including the PSU and cables. Also, I replaced the mesh panel and fan mount that were in the small part of the side panel.

Inside:

The wiring in most of the case is pretty good. Don't worry about those red and white wires on the right, those used to be some LED case feet, but I just placed them inside to light up the components. These wires are hidden, just look at the previous picture The light blue thing is the inverter for a UV cathode that is hidden right behind the optical drives.

The problem:

The Antec True Power Trio 650W is a great PSU, but it has more cables than anyone could ever use.

Edit: There are more pictures of my build in my gallery. I just uploaded some without a flash, so you can see what it looks like when it is running.
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post #2 of 8
I ended up shoving as many of the extra cables as I could under the bottom HDD (fan) case. Makes it a little better.. But not much.. I need to take it apart and clean it though.
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post #3 of 8
Sell the True Power Trio and buy something modular like the Corsair HX620W. Problem solved.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139002

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=373110

Aside from that you could strategically cut holes through the motherboard tray, run your cables along the backside and return them through the tray to their final destination. Just make sure your cables are long enough before you do any cutting.

Like this guy did:

http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0546rc6.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0519ol4.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0601df4.jpg
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post #4 of 8
Or cut holes in the motherboard tray and route the wires through there.
    
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Campin Carl View Post
Or cut holes in the motherboard tray and route the wires through there.
I guess I could do that, the other side panel comes off, so it would be easy to thread them through. But I'm not getting rid of the Trio, that cost me good money. Any danger if I start splicing things?
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post #6 of 8
Did you see the pics in my post? No splicing necessary if you lay it out right.
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
check this link for more pics/info on cutting the 900:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=126395
post #8 of 8
Another option(s)
You could either tie wrap direectally to the vertical rail of the drive bays where the radius edge is (BTDT) or aquire stick mount pads that you can run a tie wrap through to locate/retain the wires. The sticky mont pad/ties can be accomplished on the facing side of the bays and/or the back. It does work well and requires no cutting or drilling. Just avoid obstruction the mount holes so you have easy access to the screws to mount optical/HDDs
    
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