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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by tkpenalty, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a Element S, cable management is not bad.

    Check this out:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Thermaltake/Element_T
     
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    Now here are some pics of my REVISED cable managemnt, mostly changed backside.

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    On my behalf I got no pictures but I just can say I used the minimal wires and taped them with black electrical tape. The remaining cable i've cutted them right into the PSU since I know i'll never use it. Kind of ghetto mod for cheap :p
     
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    I cut the extra psu cables on my Tt 600w and I regret it because that voids the warranty and it's harder to sell it in the future.:shadedshu
     
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    I can't wait to see it bro:rockout:


    The #1 rule of cable management is: Patience and Creativity. Many people here know I am no stranger to c/m;)
     
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    Theres no more warranty on mine and anyway who would liek to buy a used CoolerMaster eXtrem power 500W ? lol
     
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    @ Laurijan bud that's whole lot better than the small animal trap you once had congats it looks really good
     
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    Any advice here for me here?

    I worked pretty hard here but maybe someone can show me where there is room for improvement?


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    First, since your modular, remove any cables you can, One sata cable for your hard drives, one for your optical drive(s)

    second, give us a full range shot (no close ups in this case)

    3rd be prepared to break out the dermal, and soldering iron is you really want to make it look nice.

    I see your using 4 cables for the 4850's, soldering iron, shrink tubing, sleeving = much cleaner.

    The goal is to use as little cables as possible (obviously) and hide them hide them hide them. (dermal helps :D)

    Usually, when it comes to hiding the cables, its all strategic. I sit and stare at my case for a good hour planning where it goes. Then i put everything in and try it, then I take it out and think about it again and then if I still like it I proceed. Sounds stupid, but i like clean cases with good airlfow.

    My cm 830, 690, my wannabe 690 and my rouge all are like this.
     
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    ok, first, the grafix cards are 5870's. The specs are for my other computer. All my cables are sleeved, except for the cpu fan. I even bundled my FDD wires into one sleeve. I have one cable going to the HDDs for power and of course the individual SATA cables, same for the DVd drives. I even used the same power cable for the dvd drives and the fan controller with a SATApower to molex adapter so i wouldnt have to run another power cable from the psu.
    Thing is this is a pretty open case with the top HDD cage removed, so it makes it a bit harder to make it clean. Ill take some more overall pix so you can see it in its totality. If you need my total specs for THIS machine i can post them..be kewl if there were an option for 2 pc's or more in the profile!
    Thanks for taking a look, and let me know if you want those pictures and ill post them when i get home tonite.
     
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    Plenty of people on these forums buy, sell and trade used psu. If the price is right I'd buy your CM 500w.;)
     
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    ok! here are soem fresh pix for ya. lemme know what ya think.

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    i7-930
    2- Vapor-x 5870 grafx
    Gigabyte x58A-Ud5 mobo
    2- Vraptor Hdd 300gig
    1-WD caviar black 750gig
    2-Liteon dvd
    creative xfi titanium audio
    Xigmatek DK cooler
    2 silverstone 180mm fans
    1 120mm scythe fan
    Lamptron fc2 fan controller
    6gig kingston hyper x t1 ddr3 2000mhz latency 8


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    Thnks again!!
     
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    Nobody? Really? ok. Ill check back later then!
     
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    Use the case to your advantage. Here's my advise.

    Run the 24pin by the side of the mobo tray and not by the back. If too long loop it behind the tray and then run it by the side. Same with your PCI-E connectors.

    As far as the other cables, try to run them up along the side of the mobo tray by the back towards the top, then loop them towards the 5.25" drive bay and hide them there. You can then run them down into the components. If cables are too short, you can invest into some NZXT Sleeved Extensions which are inexpensive and look amazing!

    Here, this should give you some ideas. See how I ran it behind the mobo tray by the edge and then hid the wires behind the drive bays?
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    HMMM...

    i guess the only question i have is what do you mean by running the 24 pin on the side of the mobo? Im not sure if i can do that because the SATA connectors are at the end of he mobo, if im following what your saying i mean....Thanks for the advice! te more i look at these pictures the less i like my wiring job it seems..
     
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    No, instead of running it up and then out in front, run it by the side and then in front. If I was home I would edit your image so you can see, I'm just at work posting from my phone right now :(
     
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    like this for the 24pin mate

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    yup that's what CP means
     
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    Yep, that's what I meant. Looks much better now :D

    Now if you can just little by little work on your backside, clean it up a bit then you're golden my friend :toast:

    What you can do and this alone makes a heck of a difference on the backside, just buy some sleeving and sleeve the cables behind the tray. you can get a beginners kit from Performance PCS for about $10-15 shipped and they bring enough sleeve for what I just said. Works great and if you screw some sleeving up it won't matter since it was cheap anyways. :toast: If you look at my project log in my signtature, look at the pics in there, my backside is completely sleeved if I remember correctly. Gives it a much nicer look even if it ain't nice. :laugh: Good luck bro.
     
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    Quick shot of the inside of my new Sharkoon Nightfall:

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    Sending off my GTX 275 for RMA so I have my 8600GT in the primary cause I dont want to remove and reinstall my 8800GTS when the new 275 comes. Oh, and that stray wire is from the side panel fan, there is no way to hide it :D

    I'll post a better pic later- maybe in the PC ATM thread.
     
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    Loving the Sharkoon :toast:
     
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    Ha ha! i think you confused our cases! He has the Silverstone FT01B.. i have the regular Ft01, difference is his is painted black on the inside..All my cabling is all sleeved if you compare mine to IINexusII's which are not.

    @IINexusII: Thank you for that post! I see exactly what is meant there on the 24 pin. That does look cleaner than the way i have mine and will help alot i think. And honestly, the way i have mine now it is pulled a little tighter than i would like. I wish i was able to keep the insulation on the back panel like you did, but i simply didnt have the room.

    I think maybe i will have to find a better way to hide my harddrives wired, and maybe pull my pciE cables behind the mobo tray a little more.
     
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    Just keep at it, I didn't get my cables all nice and tidy the first time I tried. You'll get it right bro :toast:
     
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