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This is what i have so far, although my case is a soprano, it has a lot of space to cram cable in. Any suggestions?

I cant really express how frustrating the original soprano is for wiring... but anyway. I'd try to slip some of the wiring such as front IO, and that molex (flatten the cable), under the motherboard tray. I'd need more photos...

At the moment I'd recommend the purchase of the coolermaster HDD cage, comes with HDD vibration dampening and can hold three drives, and goes into the 5'25 bay with a 120mm fan, unless thats where you're hiding the cables.

EDIT: Turning your HDDs around is possible, but... something I'd be against.
 
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alright im gonna try to gather some time and take more pics, and will also look for the hdd tray, never thought it but sounds like a pretty good idea. Oh why would the turning of the HDDs doesn't sound like a good idea?
 

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Sorry dude :)

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I did some more fiddling, tried to tidy up the ATX power cable and also a few others. Im going to get hold of a long IDE cable so i can feed that behind the mobo, because its annoying the hell out of me.
Otherwise i cant do much more, because the case is so massive the cables just dont stretch. Thats a full size ATX mobo in there and its dwarfed by the case.
 
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Sorry dude :)

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I did some more fiddling, tried to tidy up the ATX power cable and also a few others. Im going to get hold of a long IDE cable so i can feed that behind the mobo, because its annoying the hell out of me.
Otherwise i cant do much more, because the case is so massive the cables just dont stretch. Thats a full size ATX mobo in there and its dwarfed by the case.
:toast: Nice job :)
 
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Now im confused, why not safe?




Its a LianLi G7B, varnished in white.
Heat. Its not really that dangerous but, I'd recommend moving it back to the HDD bays. Nice varnish though, looks nice. :toast:

Oh yeah take note, this isnt a show your cable management off place.... a helpdesk. Unless you are using that as an example to show how it should be done.
 

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ok, i updated my computer . tk check my sig for pics to my rig and let me know. i think its good. And im not just showing it off its actually asking ;)
 
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ok, i updated my computer . tk check my sig for pics to my rig and let me know. i think its good. And im not just showing it off its actually asking ;)
lol. Its good, but whats that dangling wire....

And also, I'd take pics without the neons on and flash, following the guidelines on the first page if you really want my opinion on it. Pics are a bit on the blurry side too, are you using a phone camera?
 

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dangling wire is for my other card when i go crossfire tomorrow :D
and yeah, it is a camera phone. it takes half decent pictures
 
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Haven't you guys heard of onboard ram? :laugh:
 

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it didn't come in when i took the picture. now i have dual cards and transcend aXeram
 
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That would make sense then. :)
 

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hey in requards to the centurion 5, i have one and im gonna add a tip that i did myself for any owner with one. The front panel contors if you uncrew them and route them under the USB and in the hole the USB and audio stuff goes into they will come out very nice without showing much at all.

Though i do have one question whats the best way to mount a cold cathode power switch in these things, right now i have them routed to the front drive bay and hidden there, but id like to be able to turn them off.
 
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Hi cable management junkies just updating my rig and asking for suggestions! Any input wanted! (oh and sorry for not updating but you now cannot see the wires through the slot between the 5 1/2 inch slots and the sata cable is folded better. Oh and at the front of the case those gross holes are covered.)




Oh and for reference heres a pic of the outside:
 

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hes using InvisibleRAM™ So yeah thats why :rolleyes:
It's sodered to the back of the board LOL


Ultra 1337 skills / ghost ram because it would be hidden on the back of the board.
 
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Bump I really want advice on my cable management.
 

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The Cable Management Helpdesk has now been stickied. Thanks Tk for a great and helpful thread!:)
 

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i just wanted to post this to show that cable management is not all about hiding the cables. in some cases it's next to impossible to hide everything.

so what exactly do you do when you cant hide the cables?

make it look like there are far less than the 18 cables that are really there. with a little time and careful planning... you can make even the craziest mess look nice and tidy.

here's a breakdown of what you can/can't see in this pic...

5 sata data cables
4 front panel usb's
1 front panel firewire
2 pci-e power cables
24pin mobo power
2 front panel power/reset/hddled/powerled
2 power for fans/molex
2 sata power lines
1 pump power
1 8pin CPU power
5 fan power leads

 

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That's about as clean as you can make that full-tower!:toast:
 
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i just wanted to post this to show that cable management is not all about hiding the cables. in some cases it's next to impossible to hide everything.

so what exactly do you do when you cant hide the cables?

make it look like there are far less than the 18 cables that are really there. with a little time and careful planning... you can make even the craziest mess look nice and tidy.

here's a breakdown of what you can/can't see in this pic...

5 sata data cables
4 front panel usb's
1 front panel firewire
2 pci-e power cables
24pin mobo power
2 front panel power/reset/hddled/powerled
2 power for fans/molex
2 sata power lines
1 pump power
1 8pin CPU power
5 fan power leads

Consider making the ATX24 pin cable the lowest relative to mobo tray out of all of them-its not like you will be playing around with that all the time...

If you dont mind modding consider these:
-Make a PSU casing, out of mesh, whatever (i'd make it matt black). It only needs to hide the PSU, and the wiring so therefore it should be manufactured longer than the PSU. You will be able to make the hole next to the PSU larger without worrying about looks, as a result you will be able to route all the PSU wires through it. Make like holes to route the PCI-E/24pin wires next to the motherboard itself.
 
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Could someone please help me with this mess:)