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

  1. Athlonite

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    hmmm the HAF922 is lookin good although the CM690/2 is also an great case too
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    The purists will tell you modular cables take away from the rails. That's why the most common cables are sometimes hard-wires into the PSU when the rest is still modular.
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    That they are...and NE frequently has the CM692 Basic for ~$70 shipped
    Sorry, what does this mean? :confused: :eek:
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  4. t_ski

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    The fact that if you have any kind of pin connection, it won't be as good (ie: there will be loss) as a soldered wire connection from point A to point B. A 24-pin header will have some loss on the mobo side, and if that cable is modular, there will be some more loss on the PSU side. Adding in an extension creates another point for loss, etc.
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    That'll be a great choice of case, I love mine!
  6. Athlonite

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    To put it simply the more connections the greater the resistance the less current/Volts at the end of the cable

    but personally I think it's a crock of farting ducks bums for good quality PSU's it may hold true piece of shit cheap n nasties but then I don't buy CnN's
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    It doesn't matter if it's cheap and nasty or a really good quality PSU. If the PSU is putting out 12v or even slightly higher there is added resistance over each connection effectively dropping the output voltage.
    This is very difficult to compensate for as every link would be slightly different. The way to reduce this would be by putting some liquid or gel like substance of hi-electrical conductivity between the links. Kinda like you do when you seat a hsf on a CPU. Although you can;t do this with a PSU's connectors as if any of the conductive material leaks 'pop' goes your PSU.

    Granted the resistance and voltage drop wouldn't be huge, but it would still be there, and if any of the connectors get bent or dust and dirt or even oxidation then the resistance goes up dropping the output voltage even more.
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  8. Athlonite

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    as I said the resistance is negligible at the cable lengths we're talking about maybe if the cable were ten feet long it might have more of an effect and had multiple joins in them
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    I don't suppose anyone has tips for my cable management attempts? I'm more or less out of ideas.

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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    First is first, get a sata dvd drive. That helps alot

    Second, hide as many wires (like power) behind the motherboard tray.

    Then, use zip ties and get some cable sleeving.

    Tuck it anywhere you have open spaces,

    The sata for hdd, get a longer cable, or move your drive to the bottom.

    Patience, planning, and extensions = clean and tidy case
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    Patience.
    Explore adequated routes...... (More Patience)
    A lot of zip ties................... (Some just for trying and some for the final result)
    A lot of Trial and Error.......... (More Patience)
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    he doesnt need a new drive, an ide to sata adapter would be more than sufficient;)
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    or just move the drive lower down and hide the cable behind the mobo tray
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    try to zip the same cable, or wrap it then tun it on the same direction
    that kinda need creativity
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    Yeah I made an IDE drive look good one time! He just has to run it behind the mobo tray like freaksavor said originally.;)

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    Ide still looks like trash
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    Well, The cable i have isn't long enough to do that with the placement of the IDE socket on my board. the door on my DVD is jammed anyway, so if i can't fix it, i'll just get a new SATA drive.
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    Cable menegment

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    long time no post.. been busy... still not finish...

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    Yeah what he did with the 24 pin is pretty effin' badass! :rockout:
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    Some good looking rigs here, very nice examples to go by. I've just got some finishing touches to do on mine.
    • Sleeving remaining wires
    • New sleeved extensions on 24-pin and PCI-plugs
    • And shrouding the PSU wires (I know the shroud isn't for hiding the wires, but it should fit with minimal modding)

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