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:swearing: I'm FRUSTRATED.

Guys, that split tubing wasted 5 hours of my life, trying to make it perfect.....to end up in me not liking it.

Here are the pictures....not many but, not worth it, trust me.


Here's a before shot, without video card. Looks better before than after , its supposed to be the other way :swearing:.


Here's the PCI-E cables and the 20+4 pin cable with split tubing.


The back, tucking some cables around.


Then I had to redo it and got this, because my first plan required GIANT holes to be made, which I was not about to do. (maybe the tubing was too big)


And finally, I ended up RIGHT WHERE I STARTED....with a twist.


5 hours...to get, WORSE cable management than when I started. Epic win.


Also, apologies for the dark pictures, I accidentally left the camera in candle light mode.
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Why i think it looks fine on pic no.4... just needs a little bit of extra touch and it will be fine. And seriously... kill that IDE DVD-RW

Just noticed this on your photo:



Remmember when we talked about bending VGA cards... Thats what mine didn't have , and also it didn't have full size cooler like yours that makes it much sturdier and bend-resistant. Its possible that your 9800GT also had that metal piece on it to make it sturdier...


P.S. notice how a bit of Photoshop can enhance the photo...
    
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I am starting to get worried about my video card bending now lol but it seems solid and i think the casing on it prevents it from bending. I will re-do my wires today and take my time finding better routes and if necessary i will make adjustments on the mobo tray. If i have to make holes i will take progress pics too.
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post #5534 of 27672
Theres no way that monster will bend... it has a full PCB heatsink and the plastic casing... It can only happen on GPU's without a full PCB heatsink...

It might happen on cards like this one:


but highly unlikely on cards like this one:


but hey, everything is possible
    
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yea it is possible but i kind of bent a bit when i first got it and it did not bend at all so i think i am ok. Can't wait to get home and fix my cables.
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Let us see your rig, man... as soon as you do it
    
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Originally Posted by Lambent Darkness 7 View Post
Here is my attempt at cable mgmt, with out doing too much of cutting holes and with the keeping the pwr supply upside down. All and all I think it is fairly decent apperance wise. So post now --> Rate rate rate !









So what score does this get ? (waits )
8/10

the wire loom looks alright...
post #5538 of 27672
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Let us see your rig, man... as soon as you do it
i will post pics, hopefully i wont have to do any cutting but i need to buy more of those brass mobo support screws.
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Originally Posted by miloshs View Post
Why i think it looks fine on pic no.4... just needs a little bit of extra touch and it will be fine. And seriously... kill that IDE DVD-RW




Remmember when we talked about bending VGA cards... Thats what mine didn't have , and also it didn't have full size cooler like yours that makes it much sturdier and bend-resistant. Its possible that your 9800GT also had that metal piece on it to make it sturdier...


P.S. notice how a bit of Photoshop can enhance the photo...
I didn't even think its worth enhancing them, I was a bit angry at the moment lol. I'll probably redo it again, but that IDE cable is killer, its like the ugly duckling in my case.

Also, you're right, I've never had a video card that doesn't have that metal bracket on the side, even my 7900 had it lol.
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