I did Mr MOTO and sadly thats the best I can do, my biggest issue is with length of the cable as well as I have a boat load of stuff hooked up, fpr instance, the white cord of the card reader cable , I can't do anything with it but run it inside the case because it is to short, there are also 7 case fans which add to a lot of wiring and 1 rope light and another lazer light, I tried running the fan controller with this and these to lights and wound up with some kind of bad ground where I would get shocked if I touched my case, when I when I put these on a separate c these on different leads from the power supply this took care of the shock I was getting from the case, and then there are the 2 blue ray drives and 3 hard drives that add a lot of cabling to the case I am at a loss as to what to do, any suggestions. I don't want to take anything out really.
If you really want to have nice cabling this is what I'd do (it's not gonna be easy or quick, but when you're done I'm sure you'll be a lot more proud of your build):
- Unplug EVERYTHING (yes it's a pain, but you need to start afresh, with a blank slate, this isn't the time for minor tweaks)
- Give things a good dusting while you're at it, it looks like a volcano dropped it's ash inside your computer!
- Reverse your hard drives if possible, you want the cabling on the other side.
- Put your card reader on the lowest drive bay -- this should fix the cable length issue.
- Make sure all your fans are orientated so that the wires are closest to the back of case (the motherboard side that is)
Now for the actual cabling:
- Start off with the big things, normally the 24 pin ATX, as this usually doesn't have too much flex and the rest of the power supply leads. You can buy some nice extension kits which come pre-sleeved from Bitfenix, I use them on my build which you can see on the previous page, but these are hardly necessary, esp. without a clear side window.
- Use PLENTY of cable ties. It helps to have ones of different sizes for different thicknesses of cable. You can either cable tie stuff as you go, or better yet wait until you've installed all the cables you think you need for a particular area so that you can easily make adjustments if necessary
- Since you have a modular power supply, I've always found it easiest to plug stuff into the device first (e.g. the motherboard) and then route it back to the power supply from there.
- Every time you put a cable in your objectives should be:
a) get it behind the motherboard/out of sight ASAP using the shortest/best looking path possible
b) don't block the paths (or imagined paths) of any cables you know you'll be putting in later
Once all the power supply stuff is done, move onto the SATA cables. Again, get them out of sight ASAP. Buy some cheap black, rounded cables online, I find them a lot easier to route and it doesn't look so bad if you can see one.
Finally hook up any remaining peripherals (the front panel) and any fans.
Try and keep cables as short and compacted as possible, with no unintentional droops or weird twists, esp. when the cable is in sight.
Stand back and admire your hard work!
All the best,