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Hmm

I wish it did.The one thing missing with the case when it arrived was the manual!!!

I've not been able to locate the manual online yet , although I've been looking hard.It would be great if I could find it , it would probably solve this riddle.

I guess I could still power my baby up and start loading the Windows operating system.As long as the fans are running this should not pose a problem?
Google was nice to me: http://www.apevia.com/umanual/um-x-cruiser.pdf

first hit...
 
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Two new cases from friends that I´ve tried to make look better.

CM690, the best case so far to hide and organize cables, lots of options, and the best is that you can pass all the cables behind de MB.

Cosmos 1000, good looking, but you can´t even pass the USB and power switch cables in the back, the locking mechanism and sound isolation takes a lot of space.
That makes you pass de EPS12V cable over the MB since you wont find a PSU with a cable long enough to circulate the MB like it was done with the power cable.
 

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Hi Again

More help please if possible.

Now I've finally powered up I get the all clear beep from computer at switch on and checking in the bios all appears to A1 for all system compenents , however ....

At initial startup teh following message appears

Loading Asus Express gate then

Asus express gate Initialisation Incomplete

version l11209 8C000002

I then get a message asking me to insert boot disk into drive and hit any key.

What exactly does this mean? I've tried putting in Operating system disk for Windows Home and Windows Pro but neither will load?

Any help appreciated.

thanks
Ocean



Thanks !!

Just shows what a noobie I am. I see where I was going wrong. It's so easy when you know how.

Thanks for all your realy fast replies and great help.
 
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Before that, you should get a message in the lower region of the screen:
Press <Del> to enter BIOS

Do that, look for Boot Options and make sure the CD/DVD is the first boot device.
 
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Thanks

I've already done this. I'm beginning to think that maybe the copy of windows may not be a good one. i'm going to try getting a registered copy of windows and try loading this instead just to see if it will work.

Will keep you posed.Thanks again for help



Before that, you should get a message in the lower region of the screen:
Press <Del> to enter BIOS

Do that, look for Boot Options and make sure the CD/DVD is the first boot device.
 
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Ellos!

My first stab at cable management in my new antec 1200.

Here's the hardware (also in my hardware info)

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6550@2.33GHz, Cooling: ASUS Silent Knight II
GPU: XFX 9800 GTX+ 512MB
PSU: Corsair tx750w
Case: Antec 1200. Added optional 120 fan in door, and put a 120 in the extra bracket in the middle of the 3 bays.

1 Sata DVDRW Drive, top position
1 Sata HDD Drive, 2nd from bottom position

http://www.techpowerup.org/uploaded.php?file=090810/picture interior 1.jpg

Already on the to-do list:

+Route the 2x4 mobo power behind. I'm going to need to pick up an extension to do this, no amount of massaging was going to allow it without one thanks to having to run it to the right to the nearest hole before running it up the back.

I'm also considering doing some sleeving, at the very least on that cpu hsf.

I'm not sure what if anything to do about the front panel audio connection down there. There's simply not enough clearance to run it up from behind the left hand side of the motherboard.
 

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my new rig ,upgrade three hundred up to cooler master haf 932
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Welcome to TPU m8 :toast: the case looks awesome congrats on a good job.

The only suggestion i have is get a extension 24 pin cable and sleeve it. :) that would make it look awesome!
 

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i was just wondering if the raidmax hurricane had good cable managment, i didnt buy it yet andi dont want to buy a case with bad cable managment.
 
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i was just wondering if the raidmax hurricane had good cable managment, i didnt buy it yet andi dont want to buy a case with bad cable managment.
I don't see any holes in the mobo tray, I'd say no.
 

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I'm a newbie to computer building, this is my first build which i've nearly completed,just
ram to add now,

So i have no clue on any cable management, sorry if it's a disgrace to look at:banghead:
This case is a Antec 300
Any suggestions on what i can do?


 
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Besides cable management I'd also check your cooling:
Your CPU cooler currently blows air down. It would be more efficient to turn it 180 degrees and let it blow your hot air straight out of the case.

Now for cables:
- The front panel cables can be run behind the motherboard.
- The 4 (or 8) pin mobo PSU cable should fit behind the motherboard as well. it looks like it's long enough.
If you feel the cable is a little too thick, use the indents you see in pic 2 to guide it.

After that it's just tucking some cables away behind the bays (you have ties there, use them) and you should be well on your way to get a cleaner looking rig.
 
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Besides cable management I'd also check your cooling:
Your CPU cooler currently blows air down. It would be more efficient to turn it 180 degrees and let it blow your hot air straight out of the case.


After that it's just tucking some cables away behind the bays (you have ties there, use them) and you should be well on your way to get a cleaner looking rig.
The cpu fan is pushing air upward into the top 140mm exhaust fan.
 

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monday i have this new one, first on Argentina an too expensive:banghead::banghead:
 
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The cpu fan is pushing air upward into the top 140mm exhaust fan.
Look twice... It's blowing down. You're looking at the open end of the fan, not the side with supports for the motor, which is always on the outlet side.
 

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How do people hide cables when motherboard trays are like this?



If there's one thing I don't like about the Sniper is that cable management still looks messy thanks to the huge space between the bays and the tray.
 
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How do people hide cables when motherboard trays are like this?

http://i45.tinypic.com/2w382s5.png

If there's one thing I don't like about the Sniper is that cable management still looks messy thanks to the huge space between the bays and the tray.
I strap the 24-pin and PCIe connectors to those little cable tie spots and bring up all of the FP stuff through the bottom. Please ignore the 2 SATA cables and random power cable going in front of everything, that's my little Gigabyte eSATA thingy, it's impossible to hide but makes messing around with hard drives a lot easier.



Basically, don't be afraid to use shitloads of zippies. Oh and sorry for the crap-ish picture, my computer isn't in a very accessible spot now.

I think my UV cathode is about to fall down o_O
 
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I strap the 24-pin and PCIe connectors to those little cable tie spots and bring up all of the FP stuff through the bottom. Please ignore the 2 SATA cables and random power cable going in front of everything, that's my little Gigabyte eSATA thingy, it's impossible to hide but makes messing around with hard drives a lot easier.

http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/7991/dsc0002sm.jpg

Basically, don't be afraid to use shitloads of zippies. Oh and sorry for the crap-ish picture, my computer isn't in a very accessible spot now.

That's nice. real nice.

I was going to suggest simply " tape" to kan, but your idea is probably better :laugh:
 
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That's nice. real nice.

I was going to suggest simply " tape" to kan, but your idea is probably better :laugh:
Well, there is a ton of scotch and double-stick tape holding a whole molex line and a CC box behind my mobo tray.