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This is the first time I've ever done any calbe management. My previous PC was a socket A prebuilt that had cables everywhere. I have hidden cables using the hole on the back. All the cables that you see on the right are pinned to the back, and don't obstruct airflow in any way.

On a side note
Would this http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...tl=g6c449s1144

Allow me to do this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pSEu7BbEhE?
Edited by Blazing angel - 1/30/11 at 7:13pm
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Not bad, though I would suggest running the 4 pin power either under the motherboard, or at least under the GPU Also tucking in any lose wires helps! Good luck!
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Might I suggest making some holes in the motherboard tray so you can hide the bulk of your cables? Take a look at the photo of my old build, and see how I cut some holes in the case up the top and on the right to hide the majority of the cables round the back of the motherboard tray.



You can use the same concept for your bottom mounted PSU. Also, like Appleg33k85 suggested, try running the 4-pin ATX plug under your motherboard (and if it's not long enough, under your GPU).
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I was initially going to cut holes in it, but it eluded me, and now i am way to busy to do it. Besides, it's not like i have a window

Also..none of those cables are actually loose. Most are stretched to their max. It's not a 4 pin power calbe, its a 8, and as it, it is barely long enough to reach the top, so i cant really hide it

I dont udnerstand what you meant though
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Fair enough about being too busy, I get that. Even if you don't have a window, isn't the main purpose of cable management to get cables out of the way of the airflow in your case? Unless the bulk of the cables are behind your motherboard, then they'll still be impeding airflow one way or another.

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I dont udnerstand what you meant though
I'm assuming you mean regarding the ATX cable? Have a look at this:



Like I've done with my build:


Edited by Powelly - 1/25/11 at 8:20pm
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Fair enough about being too busy, I get that. Even if you don't have a window, isn't the main purpose of cable management to get cables out of the way of the airflow in your case? Unless the bulk of the cables are behind your motherboard, then they'll still be impeding airflow one way or another.



I'm assuming you mean regarding the ATX cable? Have a look at this:

OO that makes sense


To bad the cables already stetched to its max
The 300 has a spot behind the HDD tray (i assume you most liely already know) where you can stuff cables. It's already filled to the brim
All the other cables you see. They look like a lot in the pic, but in person there actually aren't a lot, and they are not impeding airflow because their pinned to the back (i stretched them out.) Besides, i have 2 120mm intakes. Its enough

BTW thanks for the edit while trying to help, it must've taken effort (i mean the fact you actually tried to help. Thank you )
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So, any other thoughts?
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