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Hi, in 2007 I bought a Lian Li V1000 Plus II, amazing case, and I still think that it is one of the most beautiful cases on the market, however as I soon wan't to upgrade motherboard, RAM and CPU I also wanna make sure it looks nice, however because the very limited space behind the motherboard tray, it is impossible for me to have my backside on when having cables hidden on that side, so right now my case has no side-panels on, which equals no directional airflow, which equals bad in dusty areas, which my room is, so my nice Scythe Infinity is all dusty frown.gif But I've seen people having amazing looking V1000's and I really do not want to replace mine either, take an example:
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How is it possible? I seems like his cables just disappears, and I do not see how he can fit that many cables behind the motherboard tray....
I was also thinking about modding it, however my modding skills are bare existent, I would really have a non-moddable solution to this problem...
So anyone with a V1000, that can tell me what they have done?

Also yes I have a modular PSU, (Thank god) however the 24pin cable is still so damn thick, and so is the other cables...

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First, you may need some extensions to run your cables proper. Second, Zip tie's!!! Use the little anchors on the back side of the case, and zip tie the wire's down as tight as you can get it...no slack. Also belive it or not but sleeving them may also assist you, youll be able to sleeve each individual wire on the 24pim making it much easyer to bend and twist. Also, I currently have some electrical tape holding down some of my hard to manage wires, that stuff will go where no zip tie can:) lastly cable manage ment take's years of experiance! My current case is my best work so far, and it took ALOT! lol best of luck..just for gigle's post a pic of your rig:)
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing;13199499 
First, you may need some extensions to run your cables proper. Second, Zip tie's!!! Use the little anchors on the back side of the case, and zip tie the wire's down as tight as you can get it...no slack. Also belive it or not but sleeving them may also assist you, youll be able to sleeve each individual wire on the 24pim making it much easyer to bend and twist. Also, I currently have some electrical tape holding down some of my hard to manage wires, that stuff will go where no zip tie can:) lastly cable manage ment take's years of experiance! My current case is my best work so far, and it took ALOT! lol best of luck..just for gigle's post a pic of your rig:)

Thanks for your suggestions, however it's really hard to see how I can get cables behind the mobo tray when there is so little space, even with zip ties, see my pics for reference...
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You sir, need to invest in some extensions. If you add some leangth to the 24pin power cable it will be easyer to snake around. I hear you on the little room behind the mobo tray. I have 15mm of space behind my mobo tray. Was able to acomplish this with some extensions, Y-cable fan clips, and lots of electrical tape, and about a billion zip tie's.
[IMG]DSCF2332.jpg

Take a measureing tape, and start holding the cables where they will run without bunching up and running over top of each other. Then you'll know how long of an extension to buy. Wire managemnt is really tricky to get the hang of. Mine still sucks and needs to be cleaned up more lol.
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing;13200445 
You sir, need to invest in some extensions. If you add some leangth to the 24pin power cable it will be easyer to snake around. I hear you on the little room behind the mobo tray. I have 15mm of space behind my mobo tray. Was able to acomplish this with some extensions, Y-cable fan clips, and lots of electrical tape, and about a billion zip tie's.
[IMG]DSCF2332.jpg

Take a measureing tape, and start holding the cables where they will run without bunching up and running over top of each other. Then you'll know how long of an extension to buy. Wire managemnt is really tricky to get the hang of. Mine still sucks and needs to be cleaned up more lol.

Wow, nice job, however I'm confused, how will extensions help with the problem of having minimal space behind the mobo tray? But you're right, when I'm upgrading I'm gonna take my time to ziptie everything, and measure the cables, also I will probably get a new DVD burner so that IDE cable will die in hell! smile.gif
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Yes, IDE is a no no for a clean case lol. Useing extensions helped me space out the cords some, so there wasnt just this massive 3 inch think knot of PSU cable in one place, now I have like 5 like 1/4 inch knots lol. If you looks behind the pannel of ANY clean rig, you'd probly freak. Very few rigs stay all nice and clean on both side's of the mobo tray. mine looks like a wire/ziptie/twist tie/ twine(yes twine!)/electical tape/sticky foam padding nightmare lol.
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Yes, IDE is a no no for a clean case lol. Useing extensions helped me space out the cords some, so there wasnt just this massive 3 inch think knot of PSU cable in one place, now I have like 5 like 1/4 inch knots lol. If you looks behind the pannel of ANY clean rig, you'd probly freak. Very few rigs stay all nice and clean on both side's of the mobo tray. mine looks like a wire/ziptie/twist tie/ twine(yes twine!)/electical tape/sticky foam padding nightmare lol.

Oh I see biggrin.gif Yeah I'm not going to make cables on the back look neat biggrin.gif However having just two cables on the back is going to make it damn hard to have the side-plate on...

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IMG_20110420_173421.jpg

As you can see, there is a little leap where the cables have to go over, it annoys the hell out of me, and I see now reason to why they have made it that way? Why not just cut it flat? confused.gif
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maby spending some quality time with a rotary tool would be the answer!! there is verry little room due to that lip geing there.
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I agree with Khaotic its dremel time smile.gif
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maby spending some quality time with a rotary tool would be the answer!! there is verry little room due to that lip geing there.
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Originally Posted by NicolinoH;13202251 
I agree with Khaotic its dremel time smile.gif

Aaaw frown.gif It's like Lian-li makes these errors, so modders will have to mod them? Now when I think about it, is it really a positive thing when modders appraise Lian-li, doesn't that mean there are more errors in the design? tongue.gif Nah j/k biggrin.gif
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