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post #1 of 17
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Hey i have an Antec 900, but the problem im about to describe goes along with most of the cases ive used. Everytime i build a computer, all the wiring is messy and ends up in a clump behind the harddrives.. how do i find a better place for them?
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post #2 of 17
I have the same case as you (as do many). What I did is got some tape and hid all the wires on the right-side of the case.

There are like 2 holes for you to slip in power cables, and tape them hidden away.

As for Sata cable, I twisted them around a screwdriver and they look neat.

I'll post pics, k?
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post #3 of 17
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Like behind the harddrive cage?

Edit: sorry I didnt see the pictures part of it, ok :] ill await them
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post #4 of 17
have a gander at the wire management thread. lots of photos, lots of ideas
Its called "Rate My Cables"
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post #5 of 17
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could you post a link to that?
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post #6 of 17
route them and make them look neat... how hard is that?

run cables behind motherboard... behind motherboard plate, drive frames... etc...



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post #7 of 17
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Looks nice, however, i have the older 900, the one without holes in the motherboard backboard. I'm also pretty bad with a bezel tool.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
could you post a link to that?
I dont know if its the heat here in NYC, but I cant find the thread
Maybe the mods cleaned house. Odd.

if you click the link in my sig (cable management) you can see how I did mine step by step
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post #9 of 17
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Yeah, i looked at that alittle earlier, looks really nice, but like i said before, im really bad at bezzeling.
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post #10 of 17
ah, well then for now maybe start with some wire ties, and route the wires anywhere you can to get them out of the way, so they dont obstruct airflow or look messy. If your case has openings use them. if not, do the best you can. only option after that is cutting. Post pics of before and after
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