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Most speakers give you a headphone jack, but not a microphone jack, which is why I would use FP audio.
Fortunately, my keyboard allows me to plug in my headset there :)
I also forgot about the mic.
I do use a mic but I do not use it for gaming which I run from a mixer which has phantom power.
 

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Nothing new. Just tried to tidy up some cables with little effect:mad:

Excuse the dust and the blurriness



You can really see the sticky residue from adhesive tapes


I was finally able to get the 4pin out of the way and change the IDE to black, too.

 

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Is there a hole above the board near the left? Would be nice if you could run the 4-pin power behind the motherboard and through that hole, then down to the board.
 

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Hey guys, still a bit of cable management needed, but here she is all in action with the Asus 6950 Direct CUii at 940/1400 shaders unlocked... and the core i5 2500k@5.0ghz

I painted the inside of the case black with some matt black hammerite and i'm happy with the looks.
Was a bit of a rush job as i couldn't wait to get the goodies installed.






a bit of feedback would be appreciated

I really need to sort the cables out for tidiness, i'm happy with he cooling aspect and airflow, the other side of the case is spaghetti junction but its hidden so doesn't really bother me too much..

heres the untidy wires..


 
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How about shortening your loop by moving your pump to the upper 5.25" slots?
 

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How about shortening your loop by moving your pump to the upper 5.25" slots?
i did originally have the pump higher but had i sat sideways and it caused some vibration, what would you suggest i do? if i move it to a 5.25 bay which i can by moving the HDD lower down then what should i mount it on to make vibration quieter?
 
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some Neoprene would stop the noise from vibration
 

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Is there a hole above the board near the left? Would be nice if you could run the 4-pin power behind the motherboard and through that hole, then down to the board.
Not a hole at all and the space beneath the mobo is waaay too tight
 

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Mod it and make a hole then ;)
 

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some Neoprene would stop the noise from vibration
Right well i have some plastic which ill cut to shape to fit the bay, ill mount that on some car stereo dynamat, then mount the pump on some sponge ontop, does that sound okay? Also are there fittings you can get so when u disconnect a water pipe from a block the water doesnt leak??
 
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Holy crap you better hope none of those cables get caught in any of those fans an starts a fire
 
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Holy crap you better hope none of those cables get caught in any of those fans an starts a fire
Think it may be a new way to use the cabels as dust filters?:laugh:
 
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I made do with the Lexa S - has very little space between the mobo tray and the back panel. But, That didn't stop me!

 
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wow thats a really nice job sir :)
Thanks man. I think the white cables made a huge difference.

My next step is upgrading hardware. Though what I have performs well for my needs - I really want a more powerful machine, and then I can hand these parts to the wife, aka build her a rig. My goal by the end of the summer is upgrade my ram, ssd, and psu to corsair product (my ssd and ram is corsair, but I want sata 3 and 16GB of dominator ram), and replace my mobo and gpu with an msi board and msi gtx 670. Im content with the case and fans, all work fantastic. :D
 
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Wow my case sucks for cable management! lol! People on here have Skills :p
Cooler Master 430 Black Elite...I don't know if I cant do it right or there is a hidden way for my case...
Before:
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[Total Win]
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Attempt 1:
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[Sorry I forgot to take photo without cover and I didn't want to mess it up :\

And the worst thing of all I'm getting a graphics card lol! [and possibly another harddrive.]

;_; I wonder if I should just get a new case :\
 
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Part of your issue is that cheap PSU. With a decent PSU with some nice long cables you could have that case cleaned up in no time. I've used a few cooler master cases and ones like yours can be a bit of a challenge. Don't' give up on it though. With a some proper planning you can have that nice clean look in no time.

Also is your rear case fan set up as intake?
 
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Part of your issue is that cheap PSU. With a decent PSU with some nice long cables you could have that case cleaned up in no time. I've used a few cooler master cases and ones like yours can be a bit of a challenge. Don't' give up on it though. With a some proper planning you can have that nice clean look in no time.

Also is your rear case fan set up as intake?
Thanks, yeah I'm probably going to replace the PSU sometime, and I don't know if my rear fan is intake or not lol
 
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you can try put the 24 pins in front of board, then run 4 pins on the back
make loop sata cables and run molex cables behind 3,5 drive bays, maybe you need to add some wires for the back fan so it has long cable to get connected
 
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Thanks, yeah I'm probably going to replace the PSU sometime, and I don't know if my rear fan is intake or not lol
Your rear fan is sucking in air.

I don't know muich about the cable management of the case you have, but it would be a shame if there are no holes to run the cables through and no vent at the base of the case to point the PSU fan down.

Seems pretty cheap of Antec to make a window case with poor cable management chassis.
 
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you could turn you PSU over as your case does have a vent in the bottom of it for your PSU intake that will put all the cables closer to the tray side and make it a heap easier to keep them in a tidy bundle

also if there's no room behind the mobo tray then use plenty of zip ties to keep cables in a nice clean bunch and just have leads come out where and when you need them

also turn that front fan around so it's 4pin connector is behind the 3.5" hdd cage and feed that 4pin connector for your ccfl over the top of the DVD drive and down the back of the hdd cage aswell

you can aslo use zip ties on your SATA cables aswell and tie them in with the power cables that'll tidy those up too
 
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Could also tuck the sata cables in behind the HDDs if you do not want to curl them.
 
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when you finished with all that it should look a little like this