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Old February 13, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Wait a minute, newspaper in a computer case? I have never seen that in my life. Grab some cable ties/zipties and clean that thing up. I'm sure you have some free time on your hands...

You can have that cleaned up in 20 minutes just like 3.0charlie said.
I am afraid to touch anything inside it. It seems every time I do anything the RAID array goes down.

I'll just leave it as is
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Old February 14, 2009, 04:34 AM
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Well, I've been lurking here for a while...and I thought I'd join up...

This is my latest creation...






and a close up of the sata power cable mod I did...


any comments would be appreciated...

oh, and the specs are:
CoolerMaster HAF 932
Intel i7 920
OCZ Reaper 6gb DDR3 PC3-16000 2000MHz
Asus P6T Motherboard
2 x Asus GTX 285 in SLI (710/1617/2700)
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Old February 14, 2009, 04:57 AM
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Welcome to HWC, Toronto122. Very nice machine. Nice job on the SATA cable mod...less looping cables.
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Old February 14, 2009, 05:44 AM
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Welcome to HWC, Toronto122. Very nice machine. Nice job on the SATA cable mod...less looping cables.
Thanks...glad to be here...
Yeah, the rig works pretty well, I'm just in the process of overclocking it...it's taking some time to get it right though. Lots of variables.

I did the same mod for the hard drive power cables too...that turned out pretty good as well.
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Old February 14, 2009, 06:31 AM
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Did you sleeve the Sata Power cables yourself? They look great!

If you did sleeve them yourself, how did you find the latching mechanism on the connectors?

I did some dry runs on sata power connectors using some molex-sata adapters and found that they pretty well self destructed when I tried to take them apart. I'd be interested in your experience.
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Old February 14, 2009, 06:34 AM
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** WARNING** Experienced case management peoples may want to cry after seeing the following pic


I'm marking this one for our end-year "understatement of the year" award. :)

I do understand your reluctance to mess with it if it's working fine though.
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Did you sleeve the Sata Power cables yourself? They look great!

If you did sleeve them yourself, how did you find the latching mechanism on the connectors?

I did some dry runs on sata power connectors using some molex-sata adapters and found that they pretty well self destructed when I tried to take them apart. I'd be interested in your experience.
ConnectX Pro SATA Power Connector - Black Products Model: CZ-SATA-BK [CZ-SATA-BK] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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Old February 14, 2009, 07:26 AM
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it was very easy, you peel the tops off the connectors, pull the wires out of the connectors, measure, and snap the wires back into the plugs. You use a #2 flat screwdriver to seat the wires, they have to be all the way to the bottom of the connector.

Also, start at the middle wire and work out.

This is the link I found when I decided to do this.
PSU SATA Power Cable Mod/Sleeving
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Old February 14, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Nice work, TO. I'll post my HAF next week.
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Old February 14, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Nice clean looking build you got there Toronto122.
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