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How best to hide the side case fan cord?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JC316, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. JC316

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    The title says it all, how do yall reccomend to hide the side fans cord. I have all of my cables organised, but that one and it's very unsightly. Thanks.
     
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    bottom of the case along the side or if it has a bar for the psu inside of that is good to
     
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    not to have a side case fan or a side??? lol...sry, dont have a side case fan for my lanboy... ;)
     
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    the cable enght of my XL2 isn't enough, i will mesh them some day, how many fans do you have on the side :)
     
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    Mkay, I will give what you said a shot cdawall.
     
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    i don't have one, but one of my friends wired it straight down to the mobo, and had a connector in the middle there that he could disconnect to pull the side off.

    i don't like them because of that fact tho, although you could always attach it to the bottom of the case using a pci slot thing and have it standing there (they make them, i'm almost sure)

    and then you could just hide it along the slot adapter tower thing

    i twist tie the extra cables for everything along the top and bottom of my case at the side panel joint, so try that
     
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    I run it straight up the window to the top of the case, along the top and down the back behind the mobo plate. You can still see it as it runs to the top, but its not as bad as hanging free.
     
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    easy fix is to stealth the cable in with some appropriate coloured electrical tape, or u could even use some psu sleeving, perhaps in metal braiding, that looks very cool in most cases.
     
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    My problem comes in that it has to go down to hook up all of my LED's and other fans. I think I might be able to snake it down the back of the case.
     
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    Well, my side case fan is really close to the edge of the window, so only about 1cm of the cord is shown, and not really noticable. The rest is taped to the side panel itself, and is plugged to a 4-pin molex. Unfortunately, it can't be controlled, but is a quiet fan, so no problems there.
     
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    Hmm, thats a good idea. What kind of tape do you use?
     
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    Electrical tape...since we're using "electronics" here. I'll try to post pics of my comp in the case gallery, but I'm sure you'll know by then.

    Have fun organizing!

    PS-Sorry for the late response. Kinda busy.
     
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    NP, I figured it would be electrical tape, but it kinda gets unsticky with heat
     
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    and gungy. but if you wrap it around wires its not too bad.
     
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