Dude, Where's your mobo?! lol Anyway, I would move the optical drive to the bottom bay. If you're willing to do physical mods (IE: Cutting/Drilling) I would wait till you get the new power supply, so you can see where you're going to run the longer cables.
The only tools I have for modding it are a drill with bits for metal, a hacksaw, and a file
No real power tools unfortunately. I might be able to borrow a dremel from my uncle; I know he has one.
I have put some holes in the motherboard tray for cable management, there is one behind the mobo for the 4 pin connector (but the wires are too short to use it), one behind the PSU for routing the 4-pin and any spare Molexs/SATAs, and one by where the main 24-pin touches the USB cable (the one that goes over the GFX card).
I'll try moving the optical drive to the lowest bay later tonight
It is hard seeing the mobo, the 8800GT and GeminII totally obstruct it
I also bundled the wires together better, and moved the rear-fan wire to the back (less in the way).
I'll try to see about modding things better, but first I need to decide if I'm going to pick up a new PSU, and if so, actually pick one up
Originally Posted by davek
...Do you really feel that a rocketfish is needed to house that computer?
It looks like you have an OEM mobo and psu at least, right? Why?
It is not an OEM PSU. It's a FSP 300w micro-ATX, it came out of my SG-05. The motherboard is the Zotac GF9300-D-E, one of the best Mini-ITX motherboards available. I originally had this in my SG05, but it was overly cramped and ran too hot (no room for CPU fans, so it had to be passive). I wanted to put it in a different case because of those reasons, and the only one I had (and still have) is the Rocketfish. Overkill, yes, but it works wonderfully and I don't need a new case
I wouldn't be overly concerned about cable management. Just get a decent PSU and zip tie everything up. Your hardware is so small that it's just not gonna make much diffrence. You can go to Lowes or what ever hardware store and buy zip tie mounts. There like $3 a bag. That will allow you to tie down everything the way you want it. But ya, That psu thing is pretty bad.
Sleeve your PSU cables -- get some black electrical tape and wrap all your wires with it if you don't want to spend a lot of money on sleeving material.
I don't know a whole lot about that case, but you have a ton of room to work with inside of it. If you're not concerned about looks, buy some zip tie mounts + zip ties and tie everything down to the motherboard tray. Hopefully your cables are long enough to do it.
Unfortunately, the main cables (24-pin + 4 pin) are already stretched, so I can't do anything with them. I don't want to put a lot of effort into this PSU because I don't plan on keeping it long, hopefully I'll be picking up a CX400w soon, which has longer cables, and ones that are already sleeved black.
Another option instead of the cable mounts is drilling holes in the mobo tray, then I can just put a zip-tie through the holes to attach the cables that way. I did it like this to run the front panel connectors behind the mobo tray, and it worked nicely
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