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So I got my Koolance water blocks installed but...

What the heck do I do to cover up that stupid power cable for the ROG emblem? I know there is a pass through on the EK block, but this block doesn't have a pass thru.

Any suggestions on how I could pretty it up? I really like the glowing logo, but not if that ugly cable is there! Looks like ass.

    
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ha, you look screwed. i'd just sleeve it and call it a day.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by JE Nightmare View Post
ha, you look screwed. i'd just sleeve it and call it a day.
This. Sleeve it in whatever you're sleeving your PSU OR If you aren't sleeving it just toss some black sleeve on there.

It isn't enough to go out and buy tons of MDPC-X sleeving with to just do that wire, Best bet is to go to Fry's / Microcenter or a local electronics shop (They carry sleeving almost guaranteed!) and just buy the smallest amount possible.

Lazy? Just heatshrink it, don't even worry about sleeving.
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post #4 of 8
You could even hit up a local radio shack, they sell little bags of odd n' end sleeve and heat shrink for little pcb projects... heck they are the only place in my town that sell arctic silver 5 and the 2 part cleaner... the other option is to cut and reroute the thing or use a little custom cable extender so it isnt so obvious on the plating... i might do that in leu of sleeving... just meh 2c
 
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haha, atleast the colours fit the overall colour scheme
    
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post #6 of 8
Could you run it under the block?

Would require you to take the block off, but it may be worth it for you.

That's one sexy motherboard.
post #7 of 8
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Thanks fellas. I'll sleeve it.

Unfortunately, while the cable can fit underneath the block, it simply isn't long enough to reach the connector!

...unless I can find a tiny 3 pin extension cable... hmmm I have a feeling that will be difficult to find with a tiny 3 pin connector
    
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Thanks fellas. I'll sleeve it.

Unfortunately, while the cable can fit underneath the block, it simply isn't long enough to reach the connector!

...unless I can find a tiny 3 pin extension cable... hmmm I have a feeling that will be difficult to find with a tiny 3 pin connector
Make one?

Find some similar gauge wire, snip that one, splice it in, and presto, long enough... hrmm... come to think of it, dont stock fan/coolers on graphics cards run a tiny 3 wire setup? Ill look around and see if there is a cable thats sold that would work for that... I doubt that wire is proprietary, someone somewhere sells an extender for it.
 
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