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#1 8 years ago

Looking for some good ways to arrange the cables in my PC so it doesn't just look like a big jungle of wire =p

My case:

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I'll try to post a pic later, if I can find my camera that is =p


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#2 8 years ago

Run as many of your cables as you can behind the mobo tray if you've got holes in the mobo tray for it, you might need a 8-pin ATX power extension cable if yours is too short to reach from the bottom. Also sleeve your cables if they are not already, and use cable ties to keep everything grouped together and looking nice. A lot of people say the 900 is a hard case to really wire good without a couple mods, but you should be able to get it looking pretty good. I got my 300 pretty decent and it has no cable management features at all.




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#3 8 years ago

Use tiewraps. As many as possible.




kow_ciller

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#4 8 years ago

Cut the case, if you make one hole for cables to go out of your power supply, and behind the mobo tray you're golden. Otherwise the cables are going to be too thick if you try to put them all together in one spot. The built-in spots provide little to no cable management help at all.

btw, if you still needed something other than that crappy stock heatsink. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0266461

Should fit the bill since you're a cheapass =p




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#5 8 years ago

Well, if you want to find me a job until I enlist then fine =p

I'm looking for a job at Microcenter actually, so hopefully I can get one.

Oh btw, do you still have those pics of your Antec 900? So I can see where the holes need to be cut out.


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#6 8 years ago

Sure do. Btw, get one of those sinks before they sell out. I went to microcenter twice and they were gone.Call in before you go or it gets annoying.

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#7 8 years ago

I've been thinking about doing that with my 300. There is enough room (barely) behind the mobo tray and side panel to run wires if i cut holes for them. Btw, nice job there kow, looks good.