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Yet another Antec 900 mod

jsc

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I like the Antec 900 case. The cooling is great - not just the CPU cooling, especially with the big fan on top, but the hard drive cooling. And while I am not particularly fanatical about cable management, the 900 does need a little help.

"A little help" in this case means cutting three holes in the motherboard tray: one for the 12 volt CPU power cable - enlarged to be able to remove an HSF backing plate without removing the motherboard, one for the PSU cables and control & data cables down toward the bottom, and a third above the two pre-cut holes.


And after installing the components:





The only thing that I would do differently is to make the hole for the PSU cable a little smaller and cut a small separate hole beside it for the control and data cables. The lower right corner is pretty congested.





 

tkgclimb

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nice mod, looks really good and professional, and I like the way the CPU cooler is mounted. It is kinda a mess in the lower right corner though, but that's also do to the three drives.
 

moody89

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Nice mod! Proper cable management is always a rewarding process in the end! I did something similar on my Antec 300. I used various sized holesaws to make my holes and grommet strip (edge moulding) to stop the cables getting damaged. I don't have nearly as much stuff in my case as you though so mine was a fair bit simpler! Is a full tower case on the agenda for future investments?
 

jsc

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No. It's part of the video card.


No. This is the most congested case. My other two 900's have less stuff in them.

And I do not plan on using XFire or SLI.

shovenose, I only have three unused cables, 2 PCI power and one molex. It's not readily apparent, but I drilled some small holes under the drive bays to tie the unused cables down out of the way.
 

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Thanks JSC I see you shop at my favorite online store....Ordering as we speak
 

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