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post #12591 of 28613
well, there is a hole on the mobo tray for easy installation of cpu heatsinks...it's easily doable from there...it's only a question of 4pin 12v cpu cable lenght. i have a hx750 and i managed easily without an extension cable.
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Thanks, that's good to know. Anything to avoid running cables in front of the board.
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Hey guys, I have a quick question for you Storm Scout owners. I'm going to be doing a build for my brother and I'm thinking about going with this case. I've noticed in some of the pictures here that the 4-pin power to the motherboard isn't being routed behind the case. Is there no hole there in that part of the case to pass the 4-pin through?
We commonly run the Four pin under the Motherboard instead of under the Motherboard tray because of the length of the wire. Of all the times that it has been practiced we have never heard of a problem with this way of wire Management. I have done it on at least 3 builds with no problems. It is not that the Storm Scout does not make provisions for this wire but the PSU's usually go too short for us builders.
    
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We commonly run the Four pin under the Motherboard instead of under the Motherboard tray because of the length of the wire. Of all the times that it has been practiced we have never heard of a problem with this way of wire Management. I have done it on at least 3 builds with no problems. It is not that the Storm Scout does not make provisions for this wire but the PSU's usually go too short for us builders.
You mean between the board and the tray? Is there enough clearance?
    
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post #12596 of 28613
For a 4 or 8 pin sure. We used to run our flat floppy and ide ribbon cables between the mobo and tray all the time when they were along the bottom of the boards.
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post #12597 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Rockr69 View Post
You mean between the board and the tray? Is there enough clearance?
There are Computer Cases that use the shorter Standoffs.. and in that instance there is not enough room. But with the tall stand-offs I have had no Problems with those.

Tall Standoffs


Short Standoffs.. Not enough room with these.

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You can normally do it even with the shorter standoffs. You just need to be more careful when you do it. First, cut any zip ties off so you can run all of the wires flat to the tray instead of stacked on top of each other in a bundle. Take some 1.5" or 2" masking tape or duct tape and secure the wires onto the motherboard. The duct tape being thicker helps protect the wire's insulation from being being pierced by anything on the back side of the motherboard. Fasten the board to the tray, then connect the 4/8 pin connector.
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post #12599 of 28613
That's the way you have to do it. Flatten them wires down.. And Tape um Up....
    
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You can normally do it even with the shorter standoffs. You just need to be more careful when you do it. First, cut any zip ties off so you can run all of the wires flat to the tray instead of stacked on top of each other in a bundle. Take some 1.5" or 2" masking tape or duct tape and secure the wires onto the motherboard. The duct tape being thicker helps protect the wire's insulation from being being pierced by anything on the back side of the motherboard. Fasten the board to the tray, then connect the 4/8 pin connector.
Kinda would make it a PITA to remove just the MOBO. I mean it's hard enough with just getting the 4/8 pin cpu power cord unplugged and out of the way to begin with. I'm not arguing any one point just saying huh....
    
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