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Well, IMO even with the ducktape it looks better than before

You gotta use what you have.

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Here's my latest! I'm planning on covering the section below the metal bar (including those hdd clips (taking those out and using screws)) with a black section, then at the bottom have the metal grate stuff and just above that the infamous OCN Flame. Artists rendition below:

Now - rate me


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so you are pretty much hiding your mess with those panels...I usually try for better cable management to increase airflow plus it looks a ton better. Those panels just seem like they are sticking a bandaid over the problem.
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so you are pretty much hiding your mess with those panels...I usually try for better cable management to increase airflow plus it looks a ton better. Those panels just seem like they are sticking a bandaid over the problem.
I have no space to hide the cables, a non-modular PSU + a Midi case with no space doesn't really help. Having the panel's there wouldn't stop airflow that much, since all they are covering up is basically metal anyway.
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no he meant as is the cable stuck into drive bays are reducing airflow, which it is, the panels are a nice add though.

still your not using a micro atx case so yes you do have plenty of room, ive wire tucked a micro atx case and a non modular psu w/o a prob, didnt look the best since i was restricted where to go and no cutting the case. but did an amazing job for the small amount of case i had.

i really should start taking pics of the comps i build for people....
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lol cheater with the metal panel XD and least make the cables nicer and put it off to one side of the bay or something..
 
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Ok I know I already posted my rig and thanks for the comments. I recently had to QA a small WS we are having another company build and was bothered by the cable job. My task was to come up with a way to clean up the cables to make sure airflow was not an issue and to top it off it I had to be able to train someone to do it and they had to be able to spend no more than 15 minutes on cleaning it up.

Here are the before shots;




And here is the same system with about 15 minutes of work (the first pass took me half an hour, once I knew what to do it took me 10 minutes).;





If I had more time I would have hidden most of those cables , but time is money and we had to keep the costs down since there were about 100 of these made for us. It took me almost 4 hours to train our vendors assemblers how to do this. They just didn't get it...
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no he meant as is the cable stuck into drive bays are reducing airflow, which it is, the panels are a nice add though.
That is exactly what I was saying. I was not saying I did not like your panels...I actually think they are pretty cool.
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That is exactly what I was saying. I was not saying I did not like your panels...I actually think they are pretty cool.
Oh sorry, I must have misunderstood you first time I read it. I have tried to tidy the cables up, I'm slowly making improvements but at this point in time I think i'll stick with how they are (most of the cables are bunged up in the top drive bay, you can't actually see the majority) until I get a new case. I've been thinking about an Antec 900, but I want something with a mobo tray, to hide things behind.
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Not perfect, but getting there...

The white molex visible in that picture has been pushed into the drive bay, and I need to buy a rounded IDE cable...
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