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Ok, well if you take a look here at my rig, the case I bought has no cable managment anywhere at all and the back side of the motherboard panel has about .5 in of room, almost not enough to put anything back there, i could dremel out some holes with a cutting wheel and put like a rubber gasket in there..

Anybody got any advice on my specific wiring needs?

This picture is not the most recent but gives you a good idea of how bad it is, only change made since then is a new heatsink


And here, is the back side of the mobo panel...
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You really have two options here.

1. Modify the motherboard tray, by cutting the channels out with a dremel tool or similar type instrument of destruction

2. Consolidate the wires and cables that you have by dressing them with ty-wraps.

Option 1 is going to give you the best result, but requires the most amount of work, option 2 will improve the aesthetics of your case, but wont look as good as option one.


One final option, is to buy a new case, but I doubt you wanted to do that, otherwise this thread would be titled "Need help with case suggestion" lol.
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You really have two options here.

1. Modify the motherboard tray, by cutting the channels out with a dremel tool or similar type instrument of destruction

2. Consolidate the wires and cables that you have by dressing them with ty-wraps.

Option 1 is going to give you the best result, but requires the most amount of work, option 2 will improve the aesthetics of your case, but wont look as good as option one.


One final option, is to buy a new case, but I doubt you wanted to do that, otherwise this thread would be titled "Need help with case suggestion" lol.
yep, i like the case, it looks great on the outside, but the inside is very cheaply made, i did one of them prebuilt deals and added my hardware to it, it was really the only visually appealing case, others were just black, boring etc.

this case does have decent airflow (seeing it has 2 80mm input fans and an 120mm exhaust fan and a 140mm in the psu) so it really wasnt a bad buy

ok now to get back on track
i was thinking i could dremel out the channels in the back, heatshrink or shroud most cables

if i were to cut out holes in the back i would get some of that rubber seal/gasket that i can put around the edges of the hold to avoid cable damage, will also most likely get one of those ribbon ATX power extension things
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Yeah, I would definately recommend a type of grommet for whatever holes you make. It helps hide any blemishes or inconsitencys there are from cutting. I also recommend picking up a bunch of small black ty-wraps. Your local hardware store should have them.

Ive also found that small hooks can be placed on the back of the motherboard tray using double sided tape, to aid in hold the cables in place. You could also make small perpendicular slits to slide ty-wraps through for mounting.

This site is full of pc modification stuff. Just about anything you will need will be on here

http://www.frozencpu.com/
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ok i made a decent diagram depicting my plan



KEY:

Area 1:Hole for power connections
Area 2: Area for SATA connections and USB port connectors
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You may want an additional hole in the same channel as hole 2, just a bit further up, or just make hole two longer.
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