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Originally Posted by DrakeZ;13202153 
anyway here's some pic of my tempest evo biggrin.gif

*snip*

any ideas to improve cable management?

best thing to do is get some cable extentions, that way you can organize how you want and make it pretty easy to do too. They are fairly cheap ( usually >$10) so check some out at frozenpc.com or performancepcs.com. I usually just walk into a local Micro Center or Frys since they are close smile.gif

heres how I routed my cables

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Originally Posted by DrakeZ;13202153 
anyway here's some pic of my tempest evo biggrin.gif

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any ideas to improve cable management?

Nice!!! Your Tempest looks pretty sweet.+1:) I have linked your pics to your name on the members list.

So on the topic of c/m, there are many options succeeding in having a clean looking rig. One good idea that Trikster said, is to get cable extensions (exp. 24pin) By making your cables longer it gives you the ability to tuck them back behind things such as you motherboard tray, PSU or hdd cage(s). Another good idea is to get some of these, you simply stick them on the back, hold the cable where you want it to stay and ziptie the cable to the adhesive tab giving you an easy yet professional look. Another good idea is to study how others have routed their cables, this can give you great ideas for your case. Also there a some good "how to" cable manage your case on youtube which have good ideas as well.

Now I have a question for you...are you currently using your bottom hdd cage? I have seen an issue with many Tempests where the middle cage and hard drive sata/ power cables fight for space with the 6pin graphic card cables and gives it that clutter look. Have you thought about moving the hdd's to the bottom cage and routing the sata/ power cables behind the back of the 5'25" plate then to the mobo trays holes?

Just like the others, here is a shot of my Tempest c/m setup. Also keep in mind that I own the old Tempest and not the EVO which should be a little easier with managing your cables.wink.gif

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Nice!!! Your Tempest looks pretty sweet.+1:) I have linked your pics to your name on the members list.

So on the topic of c/m, there are many options succeeding in having a clean looking rig. One good idea that Trikster said, is to get cable extensions (exp. 24pin) By making your cables longer it gives you the ability to tuck them back behind things such as you motherboard tray, PSU or hdd cage(s). Another good idea is to get some of these, you simply stick them on the back, hold the cable where you want it to stay and ziptie the cable to the adhesive tab giving you an easy yet professional look. Another good idea is to study how others have routed their cables, this can give you great ideas for your case. Also there a some good "how to" cable manage your case on youtube which have good ideas as well.

Now I have a question for you...are you currently using your bottom hdd cage? I have seen an issue with many Tempests where the middle cage and hard drive sata/ power cables fight for space with the 6pin graphic card cables and gives it that clutter look. Have you thought about moving the hdd's to the bottom cage and routing the sata/ power cables behind the back of the 5'25" plate then to the mobo trays holes?

Just like the others, here is a shot of my Tempest c/m setup. Also keep in mind that I own the old Tempest and not the EVO which should be a little easier with managing your cables.wink.gif

thanks for the rep biggrin.gif

okay i'll try to manage my cable again, my problem is on front audio cable which is too short so i can't route it
and yes i remove bottom hdd cage for hide cable from front led and fan and side fan


and thanks to blackholesun, trickster and t77 for the tips i'll post the result later;)
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Originally Posted by DrakeZ;13227056 
thanks for the rep biggrin.gif

okay i'll try to manage my cable again, my problem is on front audio cable which is too short so i can't route it
and yes i remove bottom hdd cage for hide cable from front led and fan and side fan

and thanks to blackholesun, trickster and t77 for the tips i'll post the result later;)

Your welcome!cool.gif

In regards the the hdd cage I you misunderstood me, I was suggesting that you move your hard drives to the bottom cage to un-clutter the drive cables from the motherboard and remove the top cage (or just remove drives from top cage) for better airflow from your front fan to your graphics card. Also you can stash the extra cables underneath the bottom cage and it will not get in the way of your fronts intake fan.

see (older) pic for basic idea:

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1 week ago? BUMP!
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1 week ago? BUMP!

I know, I try to help someone out and they disappear:rolleyes: j/k.

other news:


I will be upgrade from my old Asus M3N-ht board, OCZ ddr2 800mhz and Phenom II 920 to an Asus Maximus III Formula board, Kingston DDR3 2133mhz and Intel i7-870.biggrin.gif:D:D The new hardware will be here next week, I am sooooo excited!!!

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Talk about a major upgrade, congratulations!
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Grats!
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thanks guys! I was well over due for a performance change. Next would be to get a DX11 card, but my gtx285's are doing good for now.
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hello all biggrin.gif i got new stuff for my RIG, lamptron FC6
and change front led and all intake fan to red

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and here's my latest c/m, still looks ugly and i don't have idea how to route cable from front panel
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