Originally Posted by Paraleyes
Could tidy up those wires a bit more. I don't prefer the flat black so much, but it looks like you did a really good job shooting it.
Thank you, Paraleyes. The wind here lately made shooting everything very difficult. I had to run outside, shoot a coat quick, then take it in before any dirt was kicked up by the wind. The wife and kids weren't to happy about the smell of the drying paint, but we managed, lol.
I'm a little disappointed that I forgot to run the SATA cables until AFTER I had zip-tied everything together, but altogether, I think it turned out pretty good (I ran out of zip-ties). Neat thing is that my temps have dropped from ~36C to ~32C at 24C ambient during idle. I even watched it dip as low as 28C for more than 10min, but I doubt that will be a consistent number.
TBH, I don't know how I can get my cabling any cleaner without either doing some sort of sleeving, using heatshrink or electrical tape to make a huge bundle then zipping it. I just ran everything through the holes already in the backplane and then zipped them down. Judging by your pix, I take it you have enough room between your mobo and backplane to run your cables?