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I need help in managing Medusa herself *Finished, sorta*

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Hey E-Peen you have a really nice rig, let me take a look at your cable man-




With side panel:

Without side panel:

I need your help, we must start this quest together. With your help I will defeat Medusa.


Work that needs to be done:

-My PSU isn't modular so I literally have dozens and dozens of these sleeved disgusting cables left over, and I have nowhere to hide them since I have what I would consider a small case.... or so I think.

-The USB 3.0 wire going over the GPU I believe I can solve by simply using a different back expansion slot so it won't have to stretch over the GPU making it look ugly. I will see later.

-The red and yellow wires going across the case to the back expansion slot is for my two cold cathodes. I cannot think of any other way to hide that.

-Turn HDD around.

-Figure out something as far as the cold cathodes go.

-Flip PSU over, and put case on a piece of plywood.

-I need to clean my side panel.


Accomplished:
EVERYTHING!

More pics and things needing to be done will be added soon.

Finished product (thus far):



I did my best. That cable going over the GPU was really annoying me and I decided to just leave it until I go to do a reseat of my H70.

Everything was solved with Duct Tape, basically. The entire back of my rig is Duct Taped cables. I did my best to clean up the cables near the PSU that were unused, I brought them through the bottom hole and up towards the top of the back end. I then used Duct Tape to tape them against the back side of the case. Even though the cables are still visible, it looks a lot better than it used to.

Only thing that went wrong during this process: When I turned the HDD around, it wouldn't lock in. So if I move my rig too much my computer will shut off. I'll solve this later.
Edited by pjBSOD - 4/3/11 at 2:01pm
post #2 of 39


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some black cardboard for the bottom part
 
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post #3 of 39
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...

some black cardboard for the bottom part
This.
Also, zipties are your friends.
     
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post #4 of 39
Yeah good thinking with the black cardboard thing... and he is definitely right with the zip-ties... i used over 100 on my build. good luck man!
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If you're interested in case modding, perhaps you could cut some more holes for cable management. ;]
    
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post #6 of 39
That cable management is the work of the devil himself......seriously, go get a modular psu......
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post #7 of 39
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Quote:
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...

some black cardboard for the bottom part
+Rep, thanks man.

Only problem is the cable you labeled "1" is under the H70 RAD..... so it's going to require lots of cursing and raging to get that in again.

And as for the cardboard... I never thought about that, but I'm confused how it works. Anyone have a picture example?
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+Rep, thanks man.

Only problem is the cable you labeled "1" is under the H70 RAD..... so it's going to require lots of cursing and raging to get that in again.

And as for the cardboard... I never thought about that, but I'm confused how it works. Anyone have a picture example?
Kinda like this built in one

 
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post #9 of 39
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I have work to do.
post #10 of 39
Cable management mods are not to difficult to do any circular cutter or a dremel can do the trick. Also you can always remove the wires that are not being used by either the long way soldering them from the psu or cutting/taping or heat-shrinking them or the easiest go zip tie crazy on them and tape them to the bottom of the case.

Can't wait to see what you do with the management Medusa needs a hair style.
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