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Old 08-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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My first try at cable management, how did I do?


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Old 08-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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Not bad at all!

What case are you using?

It looks like that case has room behind the motherboard tray for the all the cables. I would utilize that.

It also looks like there is ventilation under the power supply which would allow you to flip it over and have the fan intake cool air from outside the case. This would also move the power cables closer to the motherboard tray, making for a cleaner run.

Overall, very well done for a first-timer.
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Nice work for a first try..
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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I agree with flipping the PSU over and using the space behind the tray to hide the wiring. Over wise not too bad.
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What case are you using?
I'm using a Sharkoon Rex8 Mid Tower
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If I may be honest without offending you...

You need a finishing touch on those wires.

The motherboard power will always present a problem from a cabling standpoint. However, most everything else can be contained in some wire tubing (as linked above) that really makes a world of difference.

Re: performance
Your current wiring opens up the airflow nicely so any additional management will have minimal gains in performance, but if you're like me with wiring (OCD!!), then I think you'll appreciate the above or similar solutions.
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If I may be honest without offending you...

You need a finishing touch on those wires.

The motherboard power will always present a problem from a cabling standpoint. However, most everything else can be contained in some wire tubing (as linked above) that really makes a world of difference.

Re: performance
Your current wiring opens up the airflow nicely so any additional management will have minimal gains in performance, but if you're like me with wiring (OCD!!), then I think you'll appreciate the above or similar solutions.
None taken! I think when I get my new psu I'll
Buy a threaded one, Because I absolutely hate the coloured cables..
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:42 AM   #8
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yeah, as the others said, good for a first try. but definitely turn that Power supply over.

This stuff is cheap andhelpful to keep cables together
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Something I just noticed looking at the pic again. The holes in the tray don't have any grommets on them. That leaves a sharp edge for the wires to rub on and eventually get cut. The case is grounded so any power lead that chafes through the insulation and shorts out to the case is going to cause the PSU to shut down.
Putting some rubber tape along the edge or even black cloth tape would prevent that.
If and when you replace the power supply getting a modular style helps also. Not only are the wires sheathed, if you don't need it you don't plug it in. Makes wire management simple.
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