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post #1641 of 15835
Individually sleeved cables is the best, they just flatten so easy. I initially measured 56cm (inc. molex connectors) needed in length for the 24 pin but could only get a 64cm length cable and I still managed pretty good because they're so easy to bend, shape and flatten around. bruce.gif
post #1642 of 15835
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

Frankly, I had a harder time with sleeved cables. The 24 pin cable that came with my AX750 PSU is sleeved...and it is as fat as my finger. The PCI and 8pin MB cables are a bit smaller, but also have a fairly hefty sleeved diameter. I'm not sure how they would have fit in a Define with the acoustic foam insulation. They were fairly tight in my Arc...even with a fairly careful layout. Individually sleeved cables will lay flatter.
BTW adi518, that is one beautiful job. It almost warrants a window on that side of the case. smile.gif

I'm a bit suprised by that. The R3 was the first case where i actually tried to do decent cable management and it worked no problem on the first try. Even with the thick mono-sleeve cables from my non-modular bequiet PSU. No space issues behind the mobo tray, no trouble getting the side panel on, no issues at all.
The only annoying part was that the location of the 8-pin is right in the centre of the mainboard, so i couldn't bring the cable in from the top without an extension. Since the board will be replaced within a few months, i brought the cable in from the side.
post #1643 of 15835
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I'm a bit suprised by that. The R3 was the first case where i actually tried to do decent cable management and it worked no problem on the first try. Even with the thick mono-sleeve cables from my non-modular bequiet PSU. No space issues behind the mobo tray, no trouble getting the side panel on, no issues at all.
The only annoying part was that the location of the 8-pin is right in the centre of the mainboard, so i couldn't bring the cable in from the top without an extension. Since the board will be replaced within a few months, i brought the cable in from the side.

Well, factor in that I may not be the cabling master. smile.gif

That said, I had to ensure that no cable crossed the 24 pin to get the side to close without applying undue pressure. The positive side is that you can't see what I did. From, the front, it looks clean. smile.gif

501


(except for the fan controller mess at the bottom left)
post #1644 of 15835
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

Well, factor in that I may not be the cabling master. smile.gif
That said, I had to ensure that no cable crossed the 24 pin to get the side to close without applying undue pressure. The positive side is that you can't see what I did. From, the front, it looks clean. smile.gif
501
(except for the fan controller mess at the bottom left)

That does look really nice. thumb.gif Looks better then mine at the moment. wink.gif And indeed, not crossing anything thick with the 24 pin is the key. Plus lots and lots of zipties. I also got a few of those zip-tie mounting points with adhesive backs so i could tie down cables at any point on the backplate.
post #1645 of 15835
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(except for the fan controller mess at the bottom left)



Bout as nice as any i've seen. If you were working towards "no see"........ya won, big time

and I hardly even noticed the fans wires
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post #1646 of 15835
I plan to sleeve mine up and maybe use some extensions on it, until then tho, it's out the case. tongue.gif

I also took out the fan + filter mount near the psu. I wish Fractal made the filter below the psu extend over to where the fan mount was (thus, removing the filter from the mount and having the fan sitting slightly lower) instead of leaving it open. They also didn't accurately make the plastic filter part that slides under, would much preferred if it was metal made. Funny thing I also noticed is that in the winter cold air the case alloy shrinks a tiny bit so it's harder to slide the filter in. Other than tho, no real issues with the R3, it's a magnificent case. smile.gif
Edited by adi518 - 2/27/12 at 5:56pm
post #1647 of 15835
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Bout as nice as any i've seen. If you were working towards "no see"........ya won, big time
and I hardly even noticed the fans wires

Thanks!

I wired it up and tried to close the side...and then realized that I wasn't even close smile.gif ...so I disconnected everything and started all over again.

The fan controller wiring is lame, but I will say that I like having it. It lets me dial down my fans to the point that they still move a decent amount of air but are hardly noticeable, which is saying something in an Arc...with all the mesh. I actually like that the knob sticks out the back...since I don't really mess with it...and don't want to have to see it.

I really wanted the Define Mini since I hear that it is VERY quiet...and I liked the idea of stealthing the 5.25" bays. It also looks really sharp...but ended up going with the Arc since I heard that the acoustic foam in the Define cut down room behind the MB tray and takes 5mm off the supported height for tower coolers. I probably could have gotten it to work, but a man also has to know his limits...and I know mine. I am not the cabling master. I need a case that leaves room for a bit of error. wink.gif

cheers,
Scuba
Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/27/12 at 6:20pm
post #1648 of 15835
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

I will say that I like having it. It lets me dial down my fans to the point that they still move a decent amount of air but are hardly noticeable

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I've had controllers in the last 3-4 personal builds of mine. Won't even consider going back to
software solutions and messin' with fan headers. Luv'um
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I really wanted the Define Mini since I hear that it is VERY quiet...

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I've never owned a quieter one. I've had the Sonata's-P180's-P190's with their sound deadening design.
For a lot less money, Fractal's quieter and quality's on par with some of the most expensive.
Early 90's was the full tower.....then the Mid's kinda took over. For me, the Mini's mATX size and
super clean exterior can't be beat.
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post #1649 of 15835
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That SSD ruins your color scheme. biggrin.gif
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post #1650 of 15835
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That SSD ruins your color scheme. biggrin.gif
Guess the only solution for him is to buy a new one tongue.gif

Pretty clean rig ChesterCat, few loose cables on the floor? thumb.gif
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