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Also, i have a bracket that fits on the back side of one of the HDD cages that i can put another 120mm fan inside the case with, is this a good idea? i dont really see a point, since it will be a 120mm fan on the front of the case, and then a 120mm fan like 5 inchs beind it.
Honestly, I don't understand using that bracket.. My friend used his for when he wanted more direct air into his aftermarket CPU cooler, but *shrug* I think it just looks stupid.
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For the power supply I used 2 1/4in hole saw cuts and then joined them together by using a dremel.

The holes on the top of the mobo tray I used the same 1/4 hole saw as well as ontop of the the chasis to feed the header cables through. I did splice the header cables though since they were too short to route behind the mobo tray. It was a very simple mod, cost me about $15 worth of supplies to do.
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I did splice the header cables though since they were too short to route behind the mobo tray. It was a very simple mod, cost me about $15 worth of supplies to do.
I did the same. I also spliced the wire for my card reader, but with things like data transfer, you have to be careful! I barely use my reader now because I must have messed up a bit and now it takes FOREVER to transfer something from my SD to my desktop..
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I did the same. I also spliced the wire for my card reader, but with things like data transfer, you have to be careful! I barely use my reader now because I must have messed up a bit and now it takes FOREVER to transfer something from my SD to my desktop..
Yeah i wouldn't cut the data transfer headers. The only ones that were too short to route behind the mobo for me was the switch wires. Which you can do without much worry. I ran the Antec 900 for 2 years so the splices were fine! I was too lazy to solder the headers. I just spliced, twisted then wrapped in electrical tape and heatshrinked it.
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Yeah i wouldn't cut the data transfer headers. The only ones that were too short to route behind the mobo for me was the switch wires. Which you can do without much worry. I ran the Antec 900 for 2 years so the splices were fine! I was too lazy to solder the headers. I just spliced, twisted then wrapped in electrical tape and heatshrinked it.
Yeah. That isn't a biggie. But my card reader's cable was barely long enough to reach as it is. But I definitely learned my lesson.
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For the power supply I used 2 1/4in hole saw cuts and then joined them together by using a dremel.

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hmmm, i was thinking of just looking for an extention for the header cables. iv never done any wire work of anykindl... what kind of wire would i use if i were to splice them? im guessin id cut them in the middle, then put another peice of wire between them to add the needed length, then just twist and tape? i have my header cables hardly fit at the moment, and they are goin straight to the mobo
    
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hmmm, i was thinking of just looking for an extention for the header cables. iv never done any wire work of anykindl... what kind of wire would i use if i were to splice them? im guessin id cut them in the middle, then put another peice of wire between them to add the needed length, then just twist and tape? i have my header cables hardly fit at the moment, and they are goin straight to the mobo
Do you have any experience with heat shrink tubing? Works wonders, isn't very expensive, and easy to use. That's what I used instead of tape. But otherwise you're spot on!
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hmmm, i was thinking of just looking for an extention for the header cables. iv never done any wire work of anykindl... what kind of wire would i use if i were to splice them? im guessin id cut them in the middle, then put another peice of wire between them to add the needed length, then just twist and tape? i have my header cables hardly fit at the moment, and they are goin straight to the mobo
I was lucky and worked for a point of sales company that had bad parts I could cannibalize. I used some wire that was the same guage from a mag card reader that died. I just cut the middle of the header cables. stripped the ends and put a piece of wire the length i needed. I then twisted them together and put some electrical tape on it. Then I put some heatshrink on it (i used a lighter on the heatshrink instead of a heatgun/hairdryer) It worked flawlessly for me for 2 years and my friend that has my Antec 900 for the last year.
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il try to splice the wires, any idea what gauge the wire is? also do i need to heatshring the wires? would just wrapping electrical tape around it be fine?
    
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