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So I've had my sig rig running fine for the past few months, but now its getting hotter and hotter, and I need some help with my cable management. I would have some pictures, but my POS camera just broke and I can't until I get a new one. The wires just seem to be hanging down and I dont think thats very good for airflow. Can someone give me some tips on how to make it nicer?



Also, There's 2 fans on the window side, correct? My top one was blowing out and I switched it last night to make it an intake and my temps are 5C better.
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So I've had my sig rig running fine for the past few months, but now its getting hotter and hotter, and I need some help with my cable management. I would have some pictures, but my POS camera just broke and I can't until I get a new one. The wires just seem to be hanging down and I dont think thats very good for airflow. Can someone give me some tips on how to make it nicer?



Also, There's 2 fans on the window side, correct? My top one was blowing out and I switched it last night to make it an intake and my temps are 5C better.
1. Twisty ties - They come with garbage bags, or you can obtain them from the produce section at your favorite store.

2. Zipties - Costs a dollar or 2, you can buy them from hardware stores or computer shops
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I have almost the same case, the RAIDMAX Aztec. It's basically the same thing except that
1) Different Bezel
2) Larger exhaust.
My way is to create a steel panel, riveted to the side of the 5.25" drive bays, to hide the wires. Also, rotate the HDD bay 90 degrees so the wires run in the back of the case, and don't show. However, if you're not planning on modding your case, run the wires on the edges of the metals, and attach them using zipties.
    
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I own a Smilodon Exteme Black which is the same case execpt for a 120mm rear exhaust instead of the 80mm ... I used a modular PSU to cut down on the excess wires but i got a few of those 3M sticky clips from walmart (they have a square base with a plastic loop that you can snap wires in) and I secured the wiring up out of the way like that on mine.
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