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Ok, I stuck the pics on an old Geocities account from a skule site, I apologize for the JPEG artifacting, I had to compress them a fair bit to make tham suitable for my dial up connection.

This one shows the HDDs turned backwards, and the outtake fan wire strapped in. I also tiwsted the wires for the CPU and Northbridge HSF 'cause it looks neat

Same as before almost, only a nicer angle. See the 80mm fan ziptied there?

This shows how you can manage the cables at the back of the drive bays, note the adhesive backed pass throughs for the zip ties, get some because they are a lifesaver for cable management.

Well, I hope that gave you some ideas, theres lots of places to hide stuff so you should be able to have the inside clean easily! :)



Great job on the cable management bud.. :wink:


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*Willah cannot decide whether Bearded Weird Dude is kidding*

Oh well :D


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willah wrote:
*Willah cannot decide whether Bearded Weird Dude is kidding*

Oh well :D


I can tell he's not kidding because it IS good wiring.. Great job, and I switched the HDD's so they are facing the back.


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Thanks, I had the drives facing the front originally too, but then realized just about everything can and should be crammed into that little rear cubby hole. Another tip: the case leaves some space above the PSU and top optical drive, shove any unused leads from the PSU up there and out of the way. That job there has just been a little bit everytime I open the PC to change something, so over time things will fall into place and look nice.


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Yea, it is amazing how cleaning all those loose wires up and putting in some round IDE cable will improve the aesthetic look of your box. Especiall if you have lights inside and a window.


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I have an idea of drive-stealthing my DVD +/-RW, but do not know how I can do it and make it look good. These are the problems:

1. Clips on the front panel. What is a good way to remove them so it will still look good.

2. Size. I can not leave it the normal width because it would jam and not open.

3. How would I open it? What would be an effective way to open it?

4. How would I connect the panel to the DVD Drive? What is a way to connect it so it would stay on tight and not move around?


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1. Sink the drive back in the slot by drilling some new screw holes on the sides of the bay.
2. Chop the clips off the side of the drive bezel that you removed from the bay the drive is in.
3. Tape the bezel (now without clips) to the front of the drive tray with double sided tape, and use foam spacers if it doesn't come flush with the face of the case.
4. Using double sided tape again, place a small spacer object on the inside of the bezel over the area of the button to open the CD drive (this is so you don't have to push the bezel way in)

You're done! Of course this is the extreme lazy ass way, but it works. Though, I'm wondering why you want to stealth the drive, the case has a drive door after all....


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here's the link to an great looking way to do the drive stealthing...
http://www.maximumpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9804


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but when its open... AHH COVER YOUR EYES, ITS SO UGLY!!


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Radek194 wrote:
but when its open... AHH COVER YOUR EYES, ITS SO UGLY!!


When it's open, it sits there for 0.001% of it's life. The other 99.999% of it's life is when it's closed. :P


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actually I leave it open a lot of the time, but good guess :wink:


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best place for my 300th post!! YAY!!! They call me "Mr. 300" (Or do they?)


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this hasn't had a lot of feedback in a while eh!

I got some money so I can mod away now..


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booyah 400 posts, there is no better place for all my milestones eh!


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