You need to Read the rules and Join the forums before you can post.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Cable Management for budget PC build?
12-20-2010, 01:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-20-2010, 01:49 PM by mtganzer.)
#1
Cable Management for budget PC build?
The components:
Rosewill Destroyer Case
ASRock Extreme3 motherboard
Seasonic power supply

I finally got a chance to put together my wife's WoW computer over the weekend. But I had a question about what people are doing for cable management with that case? My observations:

1) The front panel switch, led's and USB header are too short to cleanly run to the connectors on the ASRock Extreme 3 motherboard. Not enough slack to do much of anything but home-run them.

2) The 8 pin power connector on the ASRock board is up on the back side of the CPU between the heat sink and the case exhaust fan, and again the lead from the power supply is not long enough to be able to tie it down anywhere on the case.

3) Right now my SATA cables are also hanging loose as I haven't figured out how best to secure them as well.

I don't want to post pics until I get the cabling cleaned up as much as possible :-)




Reply
12-20-2010, 02:51 PM,
#2
RE: Cable Management for budget PC build?
I did all of my cable management with the twist ties that came with the miscellaneous pieces... on the cables that were too short to route neatly, I just grouped them together. I'm about to make it all even nicer by bundling cables with electrical tape... I need to open the case up anyway and make sure everything is secure, it's about to go on a 9 hour drive to Atlanta Sad
Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz O/C to 4.20GHz ~ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro MoBo ~ G.SKILL Sniper 16GB (4 x 4GB) ~ CM HAF 922 Case ~ 2X Radeon HD 6850 1GB in Crossfire ~ Sandisk 256GB SATA 3.0 SSD ~ Sandisk 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD ~ A-DATA 64GB SATA II SSD ~ 2X Western Digital 3 TB ~ 2X Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint ~ Corsair 750W Power Supply ~ CM Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler ~ 2x Acer H243H 24" 2ms 24" LCD >>>> 7.7 Windows Score <<<< Highest Stable O/C Score
Reply
12-21-2010, 09:15 AM,
#3
RE: Cable Management for budget PC build?
I hate 9 hour drives to Atlanta. (Also 11 hour ones) I lived in ATL for a year and a half out of school and drove back and forth to NE Ohio twice a month for 6 months. Hate that trip now.
AMD Phenom ii X6 1090T ($230)
Asus Crosshair IV Formula ($140)
G. Skill 4X4GB 1600mhz ($200)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 ($250)
G. Skill 60GB SSD boot drive ($130)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W ($100)
Cooler Master Storm Scout case ($40)
Asus DVD drive ($18)
Reply
12-24-2010, 04:37 PM,
#4
RE: Cable Management for budget PC build?
No kidding? I was in Youngstown (lived in Austintown and down by Columbiana for two years, right out of school... hated it (the cold))... anyway, here's what can be done with twist ties and electrical tape:

[Image: pc_wiring.jpg]
Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz O/C to 4.20GHz ~ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro MoBo ~ G.SKILL Sniper 16GB (4 x 4GB) ~ CM HAF 922 Case ~ 2X Radeon HD 6850 1GB in Crossfire ~ Sandisk 256GB SATA 3.0 SSD ~ Sandisk 120GB SATA 3.0 SSD ~ A-DATA 64GB SATA II SSD ~ 2X Western Digital 3 TB ~ 2X Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint ~ Corsair 750W Power Supply ~ CM Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler ~ 2x Acer H243H 24" 2ms 24" LCD >>>> 7.7 Windows Score <<<< Highest Stable O/C Score
Reply
12-24-2010, 08:52 PM,
#5
RE: Cable Management for budget PC build?
I have the same rosewill destroyer case, and my "Power Led" Light has no where to go on my mother board. The cable is 3 pins and there is only room for 2. Did you encounter this same problem?
Reply
12-26-2010, 12:37 AM,
#6
RE: Cable Management for budget PC build?
Retavoh - The ASRock Extreme3 board I used had places for headers for both 2-pin and 3-pin LED connectors, however they were in slighly different places on the board. The 2 pin was part of the system panel header in location 24, and the 3-pin was in location 19 (right next to the SATAII-2 connector).
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)