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Old September 8, 2007, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Patriote View Post
Pretty good looking. Nice wire management! Only think that looks awful are those purple plastic thing that locks the HDD and Bay devices in place.
Thanks. Yes, I agree, and seriously considered removing them since I am OK with just screwing things in. I was hoping they would glow a bit with the cathode and the holes they leave behind aren't exactly pretty.

Originally Posted by enaberif View Post

Probably because you are using the corsair but the TJ04 is designed to have the cables flipped up and over the back side and routed behind for good cable managment.
Yes, or they can drop down through the gap at the corner of the mobo. The problem is access -- if you go up and behind then you have to remove the back and top side panel to get at them, and it breaks the nice horizontal line they make going straight into the empty drive bays. You don't see the stash in the drive bays unless you look from behind. If you shoot through the gap at the corner of the mobo, they have to drop down into visibility and can partially cover the corner of the mobo.

Still, looking at the pics now, I see potential. I never actually tried it that way, maybe I should have. I may revisit this and try.

I had originally planned to route the bulk of them straight down beside the right side of the mobo. They would neatly bundle as one flat stack. Then run the main ATX up and over, and the EPS stays as is.

Once I got started, it just didn't happen that way, and having access to much of them in the drive bays seemed preferable at the time.

It's the SATA cables that really bother me, looping out in front like that. But again, access is much better this way for disconnecting them and removing the bay. The three drives are one backup and two in RAID-0. I could have run the RAID drive cables to the other two sata ports that stick sideways out of the board, then it would completely hide them behind and come back underneath the bay to tag the drives. But I wanted the three cables to knit together, and was already using one of the side sata ports for the dvd.

This is what I mean when I said the cables sort of had a mind of their own: and any time I deviated from what they wanted to do, there was some sort of hiccup blocking me lol!

By far, a slightly larger case would eliminate the sata probs, or if the vid card wasn't full size and pinching into the drives and sata cables. Yet these are really nice cases for the money, and you can't beat the 8800's these days for great performance.
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