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Interested in making extender cables? It will just take some wire, a soldering iron, and some insulating tape... You have come this far, do not let a little thing like wire length get in the way of your dreams!

Quesion: What is the point of a shroud on a fan? The induct tubes I can understand, but why a shroud on the third one?
     
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Interested in making extender cables? It will just take some wire, a soldering iron, and some insulating tape... You have come this far, do not let a little thing like wire length get in the way of your dreams!

Quesion: What is the point of a shroud on a fan? The induct tubes I can understand, but why a shroud on the third one?
thanks for your question.

The top acrylic fan guard, while it has many holes, does not provide for unobstructed air flow like a regular wire guard almost does. Putting the fan right against the acrylic guard would allow less air to be exhausted than when it is further away from the guard - less resistance.

The extra distance allow the air current generated by the fan to better find its way out rather than 'bounce' back into the fan.

BTW, does anybody else aggress with my 'peasant' theory on this one?
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man
I almost forgot all about this case.
I love this project! Keep it up!
thanks for looking
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thanks for your question.

The top acrylic fan guard, while it has many holes, does not provide for unobstructed air flow like a regular wire guard almost does. Putting the fan right against the acrylic guard would allow less air to be exhausted than when it is further away from the guard - less resistance.

The extra distance allow the air current generated by the fan to better find its way out rather than 'bounce' back into the fan.

BTW, does anybody else aggress with my 'peasant' theory on this one?
yep. there's more turbulence and the fan has to work harder when it's "grating" the air against a grill that's too close.
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Please meet my all time fav case up to now:

Lian Li PC60 (IIRC)




It was not an easy task to jam my new hardware into it.
I got new parts few months ago and had to put it somewhere while working on 'Firefight' - its ultimate destination.

I had to remove the HD rack to accommodate the 2 x 9800GTX, lol

All that cable mess will be moved into 'Firefight' and made super tidy...somehow

BTW, I intend to put the Lian Li under the 'knife' later in the year
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Glad to hear you're back.
    
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more work less chat!!!!
    
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Good to see you here again too

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more work less chat!!!!
Yes Sir!
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Today I spent quite a bit of time just sitting and staring at my case trying to come up with cable management strategy.

after about an hour of pondering various scenarios, I decided to make a cable 'conduit' - and the prototyping began

Found nice piece of aluminum


Getting it into desired shape was a PITA due to lack of specialised tools but I did get what I wanted, more or less, eventualy.


I'd say word 'mangled' comes to mind



The idea is to have cables covered up. There will be holes in the side to allow for cables to come out where they need to.
I would paint the piece black to blend in or may put CF film on it to make in more interesting, will see...
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YAAAAAAAAAY EURO'S BACK!

That's the same thing I'm probably going to do for cable management in my case build .
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