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I'll show you mine you show me yours (Cable management)

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Devon68, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Devon68

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    So this is a tread I started to show my cable management and see how others manage their cables in their systems. Anyone can post their pictures the only thing I want to ask is to post pictures with the side panel off.

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    Hopefully nobody becomes sick when watching these :p

    [​IMG] (F.Y.I., the 4-pin to CPU is too short to route any other way, no excuse for the fan cable tho)[​IMG]
    What can I say? It's a mess and I love it :D

    Also, help to make the cable management better would be appreciated
     
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  3. Devon68

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    Try to zip tie the cables to the provided mounts on the case. It's a shame that the 4 pin cpu cable is too short. You could maybe route the back fans cable through the top grommet where the 4 pin cpu cable should come out.
     
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    We need moar pics!
     
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    I'll probably never get this straightened out (13 fans and 7 drives). Maybe when I completely disassemble for major cleaning I can hide a few wires, but there's so many behind the tray now that I can barely get the right side panel on.
     
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    ^How do those two stacked fans on the left side operate? Do they blow on the videocard?^


    Here is my Cosmos 1000
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    There isn't much cable management potential in this case. most of the wires are crammed behind the HDD area. There is no space behind the motherboard tray so its all at the bottom, but it doesn't impede airflow so I could care less. Its a lot easier to change hardware around with bundled visible cables. The cables are bundled with Cable Clamps. I had everything hidden before but it was a major nuisance. The bottom fan is a 120x38mm with an empty 120x25mm gutted fan spacer and a filter on the bottom. The bottom tray has been removed for now for better air flow, I will probably modify the tray and reinstall at some point. There is a 92x32mm San Ace fan in the top left HDD cage, you can see the 4 zip tie heads holding it. Spot-Cool is zip tied to the 24pin to secure it, blows on the ram. The large black fans are all Koolance 120x38mm dual ball bearing 116cfm. When I turn them all up it gets very very loud. At 7v, they make a slight whir and ball bearing click but I don't mind the noise. I have fan guards on all the fans, it reduces flow but I like the look and it keeps wires and fingers from going in. The speaker wire holds the videocard level. In the 5.25 bay, there is a 120mm fan.

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    here is the rats nest:
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    Last time I neatly bundled and zip tied these it was a major nuisance to change hardware so its pretty loose now. Much better this way. This case is ENORMOUS and yet not very functional LOL.
     
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    The pair of Arctic F9 92mm fans are blowing on the card's VRM area, which was necessary because the G10 bracket fan is mostly blowing on my RAM slots. So it's not really universal, nVidia cards with short boards have the VRM at the I/O end, and the supplied fan barely even blows on the card, maybe cools some of the VRAM. Works better on AMD cards, apparently, but it did drop temps by 20c under load and reduced noise considerably on my 660 Ti. Not really worth all the expense and trouble, next card I buy will have 2 or 3 quiet fans instead of the reference hair dryer blower.
     
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    Does stacking the fans increase the flow? -20*C is great!
     
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    Yes, similar to push/pull setup on radiators. I figured it could use plenty of help, because the original blower fan forced all the airflow over the VRM heatsink. There's no way to read VRM temp on my card, so I hope my arrangement keeps it cool enough. No problems so far...
     
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    I thought you had to have the second fan with blades the opposite direction so that it doesn't overspin and create resistance? It may work better with a single.
     
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    No, you can feel a lot more airflow with your fingers this way (I tried it with just one first), maybe a 30% increase (just guessing). But it's definitely more, and they're virtually silent (rated at 43 CFM, 23dBa). Also for belt-and-suspenders peace of mind, in case one quits. Without airflow similar to the reference blower, I don't think the card would last long. Here's a better shot of the NZXT fan (the blue 80mm fan was inadequate, only 23 CFM) -
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    Obviously the G10 bracket would work much better on cards with a full length PCB and the VRM section to the right of the GPU. It does however cool the GPU like a champ, even with the H55, and would do even better with a Kraken X40 or Corsair H90.
     
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    Here's mine:

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    Don't have a picture of the backside but there is a good nest in behind the HD cage where all my fans go into a splitter haha.
     
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    Here's the back side of mine. Sorry for the crappy pic but I will get a better one next time I have it down.

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    BigBoi said "Ohmygawwwwddd", that's pretty much my sentiment when I think about disassembly/cleaning. How did it get so bad? Well, I built it one upgrade at a time, as I could afford to, and when it was "done", I should have stopped, but the itch to get a little more out of it was persistent. My next system will be a lot simpler and cleaner. This monstrosity has no side window, thank God! Here's an early photo from Feb. 2013 -
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    heh looked cleaner back then maybe... Want a second 660ti btw? (pm me if interested)

    In your first pic looks like a wire is gonna fall into the fan!

    Get some cable clamps and just clamp the loose bundles together, its the lazy method and it works.
     
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    Nice all of them.

    Some look way too clean. Well organized and no dust.

    I kind of enjoy seeing the ones that look like an aquarium with octopi mating in them.
     
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    need to see the back side!!!!
     
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