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Where do I hide my cables? Am I missing a connector?

post #1 of 7
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Got my new case today ($15 new FTW!) and I really don't know how to hide the cables. There's just so many and so few places! Is hiding them behind the motherboard the only option? I don't think I can fit them all... What do you guys do?

I was looking at the motherboard I bought (haven't gotten it yet, looking at stock photos) and it seems I don't have a connector on my PSU (Corsair 430W):



I checked everywhere, I don't see any cables like that on my PSU! Is it needed? I'm using a AMD Phenom X3 8650 if that makes a difference.

Also, is this really needed to plug in? I hate cables everywhere.

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post #2 of 7
It's a 15 dollar case, you probably can't hide cables unless you're willing to mod it. All you can do is ziptie them and make it as clean as possible.

Also, your PSU definitely has that plug-in (or at least I hipe it does, all modern PSUs should). It's kind of necessary for the computer to work.
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Ok, the 4 pin next to the cpu is the cpu power, it will come in a 4+4 configuration, don't worry, its there, it will look like an 8 pin connector, but can be split into two 4 pin connectors....
Also, the second one is just a molex connector, every psu has one, its just a little rare that they are on mobos anymore.

You will have both of those connectors, dont worry.
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post #4 of 7
You're power supply has a cable for that first socket; chances are it has two of those connected to each other since many new motherboards require 8-pin auxiliary connections instead of the traditional 4-pin. I'm not too sure what the 4-pin molex is for but I've read that it isn't always necessary depending on what is in the machine. Anyway, you won't be able to fit all the cables underneath the motherboard. Try to find places in the case that allow you to tuck cables away (drive bays and what not). Honestly without spending the money on a quality case the cable management options are fairly limited unless you do some modding. This isn't true for all cases but is generally the way it works.
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post #5 of 7
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It's a 15 dollar case, you probably can't hide cables unless you're willing to mod it. All you can do is ziptie them and make it as clean as possible.

Also, your PSU definitely has that plug-in (or at least I hipe it does, all modern PSUs should). It's kind of necessary for the computer to work.
It's a NZXT GAMMA Classic Series case. I'm actually really shocked about how nice it is! I might try and pick up another (MIR, so I'd have to pay in cash and use a friends address or something). I'm using a lot of twist ties, they seem to work well.

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Originally Posted by Brenslick View Post
Ok, the 4 pin next to the cpu is the cpu power, it will come in a 4+4 configuration, don't worry, its there, it will look like an 8 pin connector, but can be split into two 4 pin connectors....
Also, the second one is just a molex connector, every psu has one, its just a little rare that they are on mobos anymore.

You will have both of those connectors, dont worry.
Think I might have found it.... Let me check again.
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post #6 of 7
If you run crossfire or SLi, then you will want to run a wire to that molex plug, it's there to give extra power to the PCI-E bus, and to prevent nasty little fires on your 24 pin connector. Otherwise, it can be left empty.
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post #7 of 7
Look for the 8 pin connector on your PSU and see if you can split it apart, if not, just plug half of the 8pin connector in. One side of it will go in as a 4pin would.

The molex connector is only required if you're running Xfire or SLi GPUs, just gives some extra power and prevents shorting.
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