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Cable Management Helpdesk

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

  1. Athlonite

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    @ Scaminatrix that's almost the same setup as my RV02 ;)... Those heatsink on the 5770 did you put them on or did it come like that

    oh one more thing if your looking to light up the inside of your case SilverStone make some nice 180mm LED fans they're not speed controlled like the ones that come with the case (bummer would have been nice) but are constant 700rpm 100cfm and quiet
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  2. scaminatrix

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    The heatsinks came with my old Scythe Musashi. I just found a load more of them too, so I'm going to be visiting marvlous211's thermal tape thread soon and seeing where else I can fit them.
    Yea someone mentioned the fans to me before; it may have been you actually; in the Your PC ATM thread. I might go for them, but I was thinking of putting the black grills from the old fans onto them to make the light more subtle, or has someone already tried that?

    Just wanted to share something relevant before I ramble OT;
    Someone made a thread about 3M Carbon Fiber Vinyl recently, I was thinking about trying that on some wires instead of sleeving. I'm thinking as long as I don't bend the wires about too much, it might look quite good. Any thoughts?
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    Yeah I decided to just that put the old fan grills back on it looks good I'll post up some pics as soon as I grab some fresh batteries for the camera

    and the heat sinks can go anywhere you want less heat build up atleast thats what i did I put them just about every bare chip on the mobo
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    @MRCL

    im using a Gigabyte LUXO x142 case and there is no way i can flip the HDD cage around unless i'll do a little mod with it...

    thanks.... i'll post some little updates with my wire management....

    @Chicken Patty

    thanks once again...
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    I've tried improving it already, and I guess it got a bit better. But I'm sure there's still a lot of cable management to do. Which is why I'm posting here. I don't have pics of the other side though. :p
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    that 8 pin power cable for the CPU can be run behind the mobo and popped out at the top that'll get rid of that same with the GPU power cable except bring it out just behind the back end of the video card
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    It really got better now LOL
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    Try routing the 4/8 pin that goes to the top behind the motherboard, that's the major cable in sight here :)

    Any reason your red casefans blow from top to bottom btw?
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    I don't want to remove the motherboard so I won't be doing that :laugh:

    About the red fans, they're not that strong in CFM so it's not one continuous flow of air. The bottom intake barely reaches the GPU, while the exhaust barely gets air from the RAM. There's no "air movement" in the area of the top SATA ports.
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    The bottom is not an intake, it blows down :) I was wondering why.
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    It's intake.
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    No it's not.
    Fans always blow from the open side towards the side with the frame. (Or at least all the fans I've ever seen do.)
    Also, fan blades are curved, and they always blow from the outside of the curve to the inside of the curve. Like this:

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    My CPU cooler's fan is the same orientation. You're telling me that my CPU's fan is not exhausting air from the heatsink?

    Also, if it was indeed exhaust, the filters outside, at the bottom, should have been blown away by now, considering it's just taped (although the fans are weak, but it's possible).
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    Your CPU cooler is blowing through the heatsink. I'm 100% sure.
    When you hold your hand very close, you will feel some faint air movement, but that's air being sucked into the fan.

    Give this a try if you want: get a fan, and a piece of paper. Start the fan, and hold the piece of paper on both sides of the fan. You'll see the difference.
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    Thrackan is correct. Your fan is blowing air on to the heatsink and the fan at the bottom is sucking air out of the case through the holes in the bottom.
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    see pic below the Arrows indicate air flow direction

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    all you need do is flip the top fan over so the sticker faces the top same with the bottom fan
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    Fixed already.
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    It's a HAF 932. Thanks for the propz btw :toast:
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    Just bought some of this stuff from eBay (8MM Black glue-lined heatshrink 4:1 shrink ratio) because I seem to have run into a problem when sleeving the wires on 3-pin fans (I sleeve the 3 wires together in one).
    The smallest size Phobya kit comes with a heatshrink that's only a 2:1 ratio and it doesn't shrink tight enough and can slide down the wire. Also, the narrowest Phobya heatshrink won't fit over the smallest cable ties!!
    I've ended up using a bit of electrical tape to keep the sleeving in place and then putting the heatshrink over that.

    Hopefully this glue-lined heatshrink is the answer to all my problems. The smallest heatshrink from Phobya is 2:1 (6mm down to 3mm), but this 4:1 (8mm down to 2mm!!) seems bloody epic. 8mm is big enough to fit over the smallest cable tie, and 2mm is small enough to be a tight fit on 3-pin fan wires. Win-win!
    I know there are other types of cable sleeving and heatshrink, I'm just going through them at the moment, buying different ones here and there, testing which ones I like the best. At the moment, I prefer Phobya's cable sleeving, but the heatshrink lets it down.

    I'll let you know what this glue-lined heatshrink is like when I've had a go.
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    Mine

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    I've reversed the HDD's since then so you can't see the cables and now have a graphics card with a balck PCB :laugh:
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    Get us a new updated picture man, doesn't look bad at all in the one above. Good job! :toast:

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