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Hey guys. So I am going to make the jump and do a water cooling project on my PC. But I see some other folks cases and the insides look practically empty. I saw some mods that looks like they changed the wiring or something, or like some wires were tucked the the backside of the mobo. Is there a thread/link to a good wire management source?
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post #2 of 29
Not really you just have to be very patient and think ahead of where to place all the wires so that you can see them the least.

Like so:
post #3 of 29
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See Shadow, your setup looks Ultra clean. If I showed you mine you might have an cardiac-arrest! Did you tuck them behind the mobo and use some extender sleeves or something?
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post #4 of 29
First of all i got some 3mm Cable wrap of Ebay and did the Front panel conections so they they are all black. Then i took Cable ties and put them in every cable tie latch behing the mobo tray and started routing cables and thats the end result.
post #5 of 29
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See Shadow, your setup looks Ultra clean. If I showed you mine you might have an cardiac-arrest! Did you tuck them behind the mobo and use some extender sleeves or something?
Your case doesn't have holes in the motherboard tray to route cables behind it. You would need to cut some holes around the motherboard (look at the 800D, it's a good example) in order to route the cables so you can't see them.


Edit: this thread probably should not be in the water cooling section.
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Take a look at my build, most of the clean comes from a case designed to pass the cable behind the mobo retention plate/false floor, between the outer door. My build will show a before (old crap mid tower generic case), and new case, hot n' sexy NZXT Phantom in White.

That said, some cable extenders are sometimes also called for, that or some matchy matchy cable sleeves.
 
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post #7 of 29
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Your case doesn't have holes in the motherboard tray to route cables behind it. You would need to cut some holes around the motherboard (look at the 800D, it's a good example) in order to route the cables so you can't see them.


Edit: this thread probably should not be in the water cooling section.
I thought that this thread might not be appropriate for wire management, but since folks who water cool are more concerned about the way the interior looks then I figured this might be a good place to start. Hope a mod pushes it to the right place.

I'll also look into how my setup can be modded and rigged to look clean, because right now it's just not cool. lol.
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Take a look at my build, most of the clean comes from a case designed to pass the cable behind the mobo retention plate/false floor, between the outer door. My build will show a before (old crap mid tower generic case), and new case, hot n' sexy NZXT Phantom in White.

That said, some cable extenders are sometimes also called for, that or some matchy matchy cable sleeves.
I'm currently looking at your setup. Looks nice so far. Thanks for takin the time to take pics of your process. I'm sure the folks on the forum appreciated it alot as well!
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post #9 of 29
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I'm currently looking at your setup. Looks nice so far. Thanks for takin the time to take pics of your process. I'm sure the folks on the forum appreciated it alot as well!
You would be surprised how many of those I looked at myself before putting one together. Just passing the know onto others. Plus, its different enough to be interesting I suppose, lots of tubing, all barbs, Universal GPU blocks in parallel, in answer to your question though, normally spot a cable management case by the tale-tell grommets next to the motherboard, and the PSU cables ducting off and behind that mobo plate.
 
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You would be surprised how many of those I looked at myself before putting one together. Just passing the know onto others. Plus, its different enough to be interesting I suppose, lots of tubing, all barbs, Universal GPU blocks in parallel, in answer to your question though, normally spot a cable management case by the tale-tell grommets next to the motherboard, and the PSU cables ducting off and behind that mobo plate.
I'll have to check this when I get home. Also, there are two holes on the rear of the PC case. They have some rubber guards there that look like you could put tubing in one and out the other for the radiator. Do you think this was the intention? I'm still trying to figure out where I should mount my rad. Looking alot like I might be drilling into the ceiling of the case.
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