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post #1 of 30
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OK so i was bored with the look of the inside of my case everytime i opened it up and also i have major heat problems because my case is soo small, so i opted to get a psu sleeving kit, round ide cables,and i alos go some AS5, i took a few before and after pics to show how it looks, and yes the case is hella crowded but i cant help that until i get a larger one,which is soon to come i hope, the application of the AS5 has droped my load temps to ~53-54c, a ~5c drop from 58 previously... heres some pics....... oh and if anyone can tell me how to remove the 24 pin power connector that would be helpful for me to finish this!




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post #2 of 30
dont you need the 24 pin connector in the mobo?? that case makes it hard with the psu located there, good work.
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i hate how small the case is...my temps and adversly my OC is suffering from it!
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post #4 of 30
I like it man nice job. But yeah need a new case get yourself one with a window to show off your great job.
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thanks...but does nayone know how to remove the 24 pin mobo connector???
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post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
thanks...but does nayone know how to remove the 24 pin mobo connector???
nice job. Yeah to remove the 24pin atx connector you will want to follow these steps:

first draw a picture of how it looks (make sure you include which side the clip is on and then number and label the colors of all the wires.

next, take small pieces of masking tape and write numbers on them 1-24

now wrap your numbered tape around each individual wire so you'll know which one goes where

alright, now you are ready to take it all apart. use one of the little tools in your sunbeam psu modding tool kit. it's the one w/ the 2 little pins on the end. you put that in and pull the wires out. it's a little tricky until you get the hang of it.

once you have all the wires disconnected then sleeve your cables just like you've done before

put it all back together... now is when you'll be thankful for the numbers and drawing.

take the tape off and you're done
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post #7 of 30
nice job... guy above pretty much got the steps down... if you get this wrong...you dead so be careful. and if anything goes wrong theres always google (and this forum) to find the correct color coding. might have to soder the wires back in to the 24 pin power connector...but not sure .
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post #8 of 30
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lol ya i understand the risk... and i dont think u have to solder them back in, they just pop back in. but im too lazy to pull it all back out and do the rest.. im happy with the results.
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post #9 of 30
oh also forgot to suggest. you should pull the wires back around through the bck side of the case.... i know its a little word but... bleh didnt know how to explain . what im trying to say is on the other side of the drive bays ( the side you dont look in(the right)) is where you can rediret the excess wiring so that it looks like you wires com from under your cd-roms nd hdds to you mobo.-trey
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post #10 of 30
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you know i wish i could do that but there just isnt enough room...lol thats why im gettin a new case and my ide cables are way to big also and they dont bend well so its not like i can really hide them... and i just recently took my psu and put it ontop of my case so it wasnt ontop of my hsf causing me to overheat when i OC, and i put a 80mm fan in the hole that the psu was in and my temps droped another 2c... but thanks anyways..
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