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  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Well i got it all put in, in hate the way the cables look behind the tray. i know thats not where people look but i still wish it could be neat and tidy in the back.

    I am going to try and sleeve the wires on the 6pin and 8pin vga power so that will be a pain but i think it will look better. Pics hopefully tomorrow.
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    I don't see anything in the 4th post?
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    fixed.

    Sorry was uploading them Stupid slow upload connection :(
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    First off everything looks really good! Good work! :toast:


    Bout the only thing that might help is if you take the wires in the red circle and put them behind the tubing. Maybe take them behind the mobo like you did with 24pin connector.

    As for the green circle try and pull that sata cable up and out where you have the other sata cables.

    But seriously It looks awesome already.
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    Im going to sleeve that cable and use that one as my main power. I did plan on running the cable behind the board but i don't like the way it sticks out :(

    The sata cables.. how would i do anything with those?
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    option 1 red pull the sata cable up and bring straight around like you have the above sata cables.

    option 2 green pull it down and around back behind the tray. follow green arrow.
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    OK! :D

    I sleeved on of the sata cables also :D

    i'll pos a pic of it done in a minute
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    do you have the tools necessary to remove/reinstall molex plugs? To get truly neat and organized cable managment you need to be able and willing to remove plugs to install sleeving and possibly even go so far as to cut some wires and re-crimp the pins on the end in order to get nice custom lengths for you application.

    If you dont want to get that involved then all you can really do is methodically group your wires together and tuck them out of sight as neatly as possible.

    I like the access holes you cut in the MB tray. Personally I would cut a hole about a 1/2" diameter near the HDD and Optical drive and run the SATA cable through it. It would end up looking quite a bit more professional that simply routing it back around the edge of the MB tray like you have now.

    As for the big mess of wires behind the MB tray, a few zip ties and some patience will honestly clean that up quite a bit.

    That PCI-E power cable is killing you. There has to be a better way to route it.
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    I dont have a way to remove the molex besides my pliers and a needle to bend the pins back out.

    I want the back to look clean as well so its not so hard to put the back panel on but im not going to get stressed about it like i am on the front lol.

    the pci-e im going to sleeve the otherone and route it under the tray.

    Being 100% honest what do you think of it? you do crazy clean work and need opinion

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    I think it looks allot better now! its what i like to call "Awesomesauce"
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    thanks.

    Im being anal about the cables today. I hate the way the back looks but i kinda feel like saying screw it now one will see it anyway. BUT i have seen some cases where the cables looked amazing both on the front and back
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    To be honest, I really don't have anything else to suggest. The last pics you posted look great! You will still have to work with that PCI-E cable (since it is missing in the last pics) but you know what you are doing.

    Cable managment honestly doesn't get much better than 'invisible' cables. You know you're doing good if and when someone accuses you of not having anything wired up... and with those last pictures that is likely to happen.
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    You gain nothing from lying on here so i take your word your being honest :)

    And thanks.

    i gotta go sleeve the pci-e cable now. so i'll post pics of it soon.

    also if you find some of the pictures pointless like its the same pic again just say so. i had 4 of the board.. it is pointless
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    Yeah, but that usually requires cutting wires and re-crimping pins at custom lengths (which is what I will be doing with my Soprano build).

    However, you might be a bit surprised at what you can accomplish with some patience and zip ties. You can also go to you local hardware store and pick up some of these:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...ge=product_info&cPath=44_80&products_id=20352

    It is what I used on the door to hold the wire harness in place in this picture:

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    got some of those already :D

    im going to finish sleeving my pci-e then worry about the back.

    I got a zotac gtx285 coming in also :D
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    NICE!
    I wanna see some benching! :toast:
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    sleeving looks killer bro, great job :toast:
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    whoops i mean i got the 285 coming in not a 295 :eek:


    i ran out of heat tubing :eek:
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    Can I have eva? Please?! haha. Cute dog :toast:

    Looks like this might be a nice build to follow. /subscribed.
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    thank :) and no you cant have her :D

    what size heat shrink do i need? i forgot what size the wires are....
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    Got the cable sleeved. tomorrow should be last day of the cable. either tomorrow or sunday
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    nice dude!!!!
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    This??
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    or this
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    anybody?
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