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OK i've got the PSU in, but I don't know what to do with the power cable that plugs into the motherboard near the IO panel. If I make it go through the back like all the other cables it will be too short.
Bartmasta,

Take a look at this link: LINK HERE

This is a good all around primer that may help you.

As far as the cable being tooooo short. You have a couple of options:

1. You could purchase an extension.
2. You could take that cable and run it ON TOP of the motherboard. What I mean by ON TOP is that you run it from the PSU itself directly to the power input...this would not hurt anything provided you don't get it jammed in a fan or on something else. Some cables are just not long enough to go behind your board and enter the power slot you need. It was TIGHT on mine to get it behind and to the power input.

You will be OK to do number two!
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post #2932 of 19729
Bartmasta,

Here is how I rigged mine up...



^^^^Notice above the hole to the right of the power input. I had to finesse my cable through that hole.



^^^^Notice above how it fits.

Remember this was a TIGHT FIT and I ran into similar problems. It took a bunch of patience and some fiddling to get it into that top right hole and to the power input. You may have to go the extension route and as we have mentioned before that is fine OR you can just run it on top of the MOBO directly from your PSU to the power input.

Good Luck Buddy!
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post #2933 of 19729
Thanks a lot man, you rock. I will be posting pictures later.

SHINY FANS

CPU temps under 100% load are slightly higher :/

Edit: I changed the top front intake to exhaust and load temps down by 5'C
Edited by Bartmasta - 2/27/09 at 1:58pm
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post #2934 of 19729
Here's my rig (no, it's not blue. It's just the fans LED's) (Lots of pictures)



Dark shots:





The exterior is not really exciting but I've put loads of time for cable management. There was a lot of cables coming out from the power supply in fact I couldn't properly close the right side panel.
Well this setup is already enough to play Crysis at 1680x1050 with 16xQ anti aliasing smoothly. So am I in the club now? Oh yeah when I'll get my Noctua, I'll post some pics.

Edit: You want to see the right side panel? Here you go (face the horror )

Edited by VortexBlast - 2/27/09 at 3:40pm
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I added an X-fi Fatality with front panel to the mix!

Still loving the CM690!
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She looks beautiful Vortex, kinda like mine.. just you got an extra blue led fan lol
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Does anyone here use a side fan on the right side of the case? Does it actually help temperatures? By how much? Should it be intake or exhaust?
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Does anyone here use a side fan on the right side of the case? Does it actually help temperatures? By how much? Should it be intake or exhaust?
CM made that 80x15mm fan for exhaust although some have used it as intake. Also some have said that fan didn't make a difference as far as temps are concerned. But for me I do use a 80x15mm evercool fan as exhaust.
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