1. Post #921
    Grammar Nazi General
    Adelle Zhu's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,292 Posts
    Having the fans span the GPUs actually fixed my issues.
    which cooler is that on your CPU?

    I'm still in the market for a new one. I was wondering whether I should go with this or this
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  2. Post #922
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    which cooler is that on your CPU?

    I'm still in the market for a new one. I was wondering whether I should go with this or this
    It's a H60, get an NH-D14 if space isn't an issue (check your RAM and motherboard heatsink heights), this.
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  3. Post #923
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    July 2009
    3,894 Posts
    ram isn't an issue unless the slots are close enough to touch the fins, the front fan can be raised
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  4. Post #924
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    November 2010
    4,430 Posts
    ram isn't an issue unless the slots are close enough to touch the fins, the front fan can be raised
    Holy shit who is that in your avatar
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  5. Post #925
    fixture's Avatar
    April 2009
    667 Posts
    Hide as many cables behind the hard drive cage as you can. Another handy trick is to mod the SATA power cables so that the connectors are the in the exact position in which you need them. Here's a decent guide (however it's more straightforward than they make it sound).
    yo. i followed your suggestion and got everything round the back. SATA power cables I have not modded though and still look ugly, but i've made a huge improvement thanks to your post and also the pic of your case. I dare say mine is nearly as tidy as yours save for the SATA mod and HDD cage removal

    the only issue i see is that some cables are sitting on top of the edge of my PSU fan. will this impede air flow?

    I might take a pic of my case some other day when I have a real camera.. iphone quality is terrible
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  6. Post #926
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    Adelle Zhu's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,292 Posts
    Holy shit who is that in your avatar
    one of the suicide girls, not sure which.
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  7. Post #927
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    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    Aren't porn avatars still bannable?
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  8. Post #928
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    tratzzz's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,301 Posts
    one of the suicide girls, not sure which.
    Jane Doe or something like that?
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  9. Post #929
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    November 2009
    9,370 Posts
    Aren't porn avatars still bannable?
    Not from what I've seen...
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  10. Post #930
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    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    Not from what I've seen...
    Guess garry backed off on that then. Haven't really seen any besides armotekma's since the gold member porn avatar fad of 09
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  11. Post #931
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    January 2012
    263 Posts
    HERE'S MINE

    I TOOK THESE ON MY PHONE

    Specs
    I5 2500k @4.5GHZ with Hyper 212 evo
    P8P67 REV 3.1
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    XFX 7850 DD @1250/6020
    Spinpoint F3
    CM silent Pro 700w



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  12. Post #932
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    HERE'S MINE

    I TOOK THESE ON MY PHONE



    can't see shit capn

    put those in thumbnails [t][/t]
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  13. Post #933
    Dizzlepro's Avatar
    January 2012
    263 Posts
    can't see shit capn

    put those in thumbnails [t][/t]
    FIXED
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  14. Post #934
    Glod Menber
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,249 Posts
    What did you do to it?
    I was moving it around and I heard something drop. I looked down, and the plastic bits which insert into the plastic prongs onto the actual case broke off entirely. I've emailed Corsair about it a few days ago with no response.
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  15. Post #935
    GarrysMod's Avatar
    May 2009
    134 Posts
    You people with all your pretty cable management.

    EDIT:
    Curse you all, now I feel heavily encouraged to actually go through and cable manage my case.
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  16. Post #936
    Switch(config)#
    MTMod's Avatar
    October 2007
    3,701 Posts
    HERE'S MINE

    I TOOK THESE ON MY PHONE

    Specs
    I5 2500k @4.5GHZ with Hyper 212 evo
    P8P67 REV 3.1
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    XFX 7850 DD @1250/6020
    Spinpoint F3
    CM silent Pro 700w

    Hot damn that's some mighty fine cable management there, sir.

    You know I'm holding a competition?
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  17. Post #937
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    Mr. Agree's Avatar
    May 2010
    7,479 Posts
    Not sure what case to get.. one that preferably keeps it cool and quiet. I was going to get the 650d because of the steel and the side window, it just looks nice.

    Any other suggestions though to save some pounds?
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  18. Post #938
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Hot damn that's some mighty fine cable management there, sir.

    You know I'm holding a competition?
    I've just decided that a cable management competition is inherently flawed due to there being a ceiling in which there can no longer be better cable management, as seen in the picture, everything is hidden except the ends of cables that plug into the components on show which cannot be hidden unless you fashioned some kind of cover over the cables, which is really just cheating.

    Not sure what case to get.. one that preferably keeps it cool and quiet. I was going to get the 650d because of the steel and the side window, it just looks nice.

    Any other suggestions though to save some pounds?
    Fractal R3, always a good choice, cooling isn't as great but the price is right and it's quiet due to the in-built acoustic dampening.
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  19. Post #939
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    MTMod's Avatar
    October 2007
    3,701 Posts
    I've just decided that a cable management competition is inherently flawed due to there being a ceiling in which there can no longer be better cable management, as seen in the picture, everything is hidden except the ends of cables that plug into the components on show which cannot be hidden unless you fashioned some kind of cover over the cables, which is really just cheating.
    You should get a perfect score then.

    Theoretically.

    Except it could still be improved with braided cables. /spoiler
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  20. Post #940
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    SEKCobra's Avatar
    January 2009
    15,153 Posts
    Braided cables are bad cable "management"
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  21. Post #941
    SUPER SWELL FELLOW
    Phrozen99's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,349 Posts
    Braided cables are bad cable "management"
    If used incorrectly. Braided cables aren't this magical item that once installed you instantly have better cable management. You still have to hide the cables as you would with non-braided cables. It's for enthusiasts with extra money to spend.
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  22. Post #942
    insert long title here
    SEKCobra's Avatar
    January 2009
    15,153 Posts
    No it's for people who never do anything inside their PC who buy wooden furnishing for the case.
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  23. Post #943
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    October 2007
    3,701 Posts
    In Tennant's case, braids would look awesome. In a case like THIS, they would look terrible. This is why I implemented three levels of classification into the competition.

    Edited:

    Damn folks, why so serious about a competition that's giving away FREE stuff to those who try for it?
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  24. Post #944
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Damn folks, why so serious about a competition that's giving away FREE stuff to those who try for it?
    Cable management is some serious shit.
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  25. Post #945
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    November 2009
    9,370 Posts
    Cable management is some serious shit.
    Can I ask why you're David Tennant? It's been bugging me for a while.
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  26. Post #946
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    39,027 Posts
    Cable management is some serious shit.
    Ever see the thread on OCN?
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  27. Post #947
    culexor's Avatar
    February 2008
    1,225 Posts
    yo. i followed your suggestion and got everything round the back. SATA power cables I have not modded though and still look ugly, but i've made a huge improvement thanks to your post and also the pic of your case. I dare say mine is nearly as tidy as yours save for the SATA mod and HDD cage removal

    the only issue i see is that some cables are sitting on top of the edge of my PSU fan. will this impede air flow?

    I might take a pic of my case some other day when I have a real camera.. iphone quality is terrible
    This is what I did before I modded my SATA power cables. It's pretty effective when it comes to hiding the cables, but it's not a neat as modding them. Here's an old pic of what I'm talking about: (old case, but similar HDD cage design, as it was a Lian-Li)



    If I remember correctly, I just twisted the cables somehow and tucked them away. I'm sure if you fiddle around with it for a couple of minutes, you should be able to get them tucked away.

    Edit: But this just looks so much cleaner IMO. Even though there's a bit more wire exposed:

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  28. Post #948
    SirCrest is my life, so is yours.
    Goz3rr's Avatar
    October 2009
    7,393 Posts
    That looks pretty stylish

    Edited:

    My HDD's are in removable bays anyways so you cant even see the wires, nevertheless nice job
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  29. Post #949
    Dennab
    November 2011
    1,860 Posts
    SATA power cables are the bane of my existance, especially when the idiot that designed the cable layout for my PSU decided that it would be a great idea for the cables to be positioned awkwardly

    I can't get a picture right now, I'll try and get one, but the plugs have to go in basically upside down so the wire toward the next plug is pointing downwards instead of upwards towards the next drive
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  30. Post #950
    [B][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacos"]Tacos![/URL][/B]
    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
    5,450 Posts
    During my build I found Cable Management the most painful of it all. I don't know if it's my case or my incompetence but I basically got a half assed job done.
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  31. Post #951
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    August 2006
    4,371 Posts
    During my build I found Cable Management the most painful of it all. I don't know if it's my case or my incompetence but I basically got a half assed job done.
    It's all about patient, It's my favorite part about a build.
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  32. Post #952
    [B][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacos"]Tacos![/URL][/B]
    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
    5,450 Posts
    It's all about patient, It's my favorite part about a build.
    This is how far my patience went.

    Tower in question:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811147023


    My "cable management" or lack thereof.




    My tower has little to no room for cable management. The other side panel doesn't have any room for the power cords let alone all the other cables running through little jr here.
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  33. Post #953
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    November 2010
    4,430 Posts
    I have an mATX case and mine looks nicer than that...

    It's not too difficult, I just picked up my computer and plopped it down on my desk at 4 in the morning, only took me 30 minutes. Just take every cable coming out of your power supply and hang it out of the side of your case. Then, start plugging in the main power cables, pci-e, mobo, cpu. Once you have all of those plugged in, bring the leftovers hanging over the motherboard to where the hard drive cages are and just stuff them in somewhere or zip tie it. Then plug in peripheral power, you should be able to take one whole cable, have the last plug go into your optical drive, then shove the rest of that cable in another 5.25" bay. Same with the hard drive power. Then shove any unused cables anywhere they'll fit that doesn't ruin the rest of the look.
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  34. Post #954
    [B][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacos"]Tacos![/URL][/B]
    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
    5,450 Posts
    Just gave it another go. This is the end result. I still can't get the big cables out of the drive bay but I just learned of module power supplies. Apparently in the future that would be the best thing for me to get. Till then, this will do.




    Edited:

    I even managed the drop the temp on my GPU by 10 degrees (was 54)
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  35. Post #955
    Grammar Nazi General
    Adelle Zhu's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,292 Posts
    so I think I'm getting this, mostly because it's almost equivalent to the Noctua 14 but it's blue.
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  36. Post #956
    Gold Member
    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    http://imgur.com/a/oekXo

    Finished upgrading my PC. Cables are now 30% more managed!

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  37. Post #957
    Gold Member
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    June 2009
    4,465 Posts
    http://imgur.com/a/oekXo

    Finished upgrading my PC. Cables are now 30% more managed!

    Why do you have the shitty intel cooler.
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  38. Post #958
    Meekle's Avatar
    March 2012
    112 Posts
    Why do you have the shitty intel cooler.
    Maybe he couldn't fit a heatsink into his upgrade budget?
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  39. Post #959
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    woodchuck34's Avatar
    June 2008
    5,069 Posts
    thats a nice case, looks sweet
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  40. Post #960
    Dennab
    November 2011
    1,860 Posts
    what case is that?
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