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post #21 of 30
The wire only has to be as large as the other wires. It can be larger, no problems. You can tape them, that will be fine. But heatshinking would be a LOT more permanent and sturdy. And it would only cost an extra $4.
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i too extended the header wires to route them under the mobo. i soldered the connections.

for my wire management holes i didnt feel like waiting for trim to come in the mail so i bought some small rubber hose (i think it was vacuum line for a car) and cut a slit down the length of it and made my own trim. i also flipped my PSU, to cut the hole i approximated where the center of the fan would be by measuring my PSU and the case, then i used a CD as a template (its just a bit smaller than the fan) and cut the hole with a dremmel.

some crappy pics can be found here.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...ack-900-a.html
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Here is a pic of my 900, I added quite a few holes closer to where I needed them and also made use of some of the Corsair grommets. Its still a work in progress and with a new video card and a paint job coming soon. The grommets
worked out nicely and there is also a large chunk of u-channel behind the motherboard for the where I cut a large square out for the cpu cooler,
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Here is a pic of my 900, I added quite a few holes closer to where I needed them and also made use of some of the Corsair grommets. Its still a work in progress and with a new video card and a paint job coming soon. The grommets
worked out nicely and there is also a large chunk of u-channel behind the motherboard for the where I cut a large square out for the cpu cooler,
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Sweet work man, once you paint that monster it will be awesome! Would you happen to have a work log so I can pattern my build on this?

Also, are you saying you stripped a corsair case to get the grommets or ordered them. I didn't even know you could order them.

The biggest thing stopping me from starting my build is, I don't have a dremel to start things out, is there an alternative tool I can use to cut out panels?
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post #27 of 30
I cut two holes in my Antec 900 for cable management, one beside the PSU and the other at the top close the the optical drives.

Just used a grinder bit to smooth out the sharp edges and lined them with electrical tape to protect the wires. I'm sure that grommets would look better but I didn't want to have to order any or have to ensure the holes were the right shape.

Also, yes, I have the 24 pin mobo cable routed around the back. I taped it to the back of the tray and routed all other wires so they did not overlap with it, and I was able to fit the back panel of the case on without to much difficulty.
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Sweet work man, once you paint that monster it will be awesome! Would you happen to have a work log so I can pattern my build on this?

Also, are you saying you stripped a corsair case to get the grommets or ordered them. I didn't even know you could order them.

The biggest thing stopping me from starting my build is, I don't have a dremel to start things out, is there an alternative tool I can use to cut out panels?
Sorry mark_thaddeus no real work log but most of the ideas I got were posted by other members and I modified them to work for me. The corsair grommets were from a post that xdanisx here made,

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...-grommets.html

I used a punchout tool from Harbor Freight to make some of my holes and a step drill bit for some as well. My dremel was used to cut the square hole behind my cpu for the cooler and the hole underneath the power supply for an air intake.
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@budzos,

Thanks for the awesome link, I will definitely use that to get me some grommets! +rep dude!
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@budzos,

Thanks for the awesome link, I will definitely use that to get me some grommets! +rep dude!
Actually the rep should go to xdanisx since he made the original post on the corsair grommets. Good luck with the 900,
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