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post #11 of 28
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dralb, Why is your 24pin wire long than mine, we have the same PSU...

Also, I have two HDD's. How hard is it to do that HDD Flip, and cut out the holes in the bay thing?

jaybeerex, That looks awesome! What's the IDE Flip?
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Sorry dude i meant 'tuck' the ide in tighter by cutting a whole and do the same with the ATX power. I have 2 SATA HDD's in my bottom bay and it was pretty easy to cut and tuck the SATA and power cables through the hole in the side in between the two drives, under the tray and then pop out a hole cut specifically as you can see were my orange sata cables pop out. Makes it look so much better not having exposed wiring for the hard disks, and with the thumbscrew removal of the drive bay docks it's nice and easy on an A900.
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Do you have any pictures of it so I can get a better understanding? Thanks, man!

What about fans and HDD / DVD Locations, where the best place to have them all do you think?
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post #14 of 28
I would guess it is because I flipped my PSU, so the wire would be about 4" closer to the back panel. I am running 2 hdds and it worked fine. I just used a molex/sata adapter. I removed the pins from the molex so I could feed the wires through the smaller holes in the drive bay cage. Then, all I had to do was put the pins back into the molex and plug it in. I did have to modify the SATA cables to fit, though.


edit: Also, I just remembered that I had to drill mounting holes as the ones in the drive bay cage do not line up with the hdds when they are flipped. I also used some rubber mounts to get rid of the whole 5.25" adapter.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/5223.html

Instead of using the black metal plates, I used a spacer and screwed the rubber bushings right into the hdd. Then, I was able to use mounting screws right into the female part of the rubber bushing.
Edited by dralb - 5/16/08 at 9:38am
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I have problems with cable management in my Antec 900 rig to. My main problem is my modular wires are too thick to put in the back, the case wont close.
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Originally Posted by Krokadyel View Post
I have problems with cable management in my Antec 900 rig to. My main problem is my modular wires are too thick to put in the back, the case wont close.
You just need to muscle them flatter, lol. I have a hard time with the 24 pin, but you can flatten out the harness a bit and it'll be OK. Also, it can be tough, but you can get the side panel on while pushing it down to get it to close all the way correctly.
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I'm going to do the HDD Flip, but use a bay adaptor so it isn't in the Fan Bay thing... I'll get some pictures up!
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post #18 of 28
man, I definitely have to do cable managment ment from the off in my new build
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I'm going to do the HDD Flip, but use a bay adaptor so it isn't in the Fan Bay thing... I'll get some pictures up!
I moved mine to the lower slots and drilled new mounting holes this moved them back a bit more but in the lower area I had more room.

    
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We Gone, How did you mount that 120mm (Delta?) fan at the top?
I want to do it, without the clip thing...

Thanks a lot!
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