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Fritzz

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Alright, cable question.
Got the new hotness (literally) with a 3080 that requires triple 8 pin GPU power inputs.
I have a modular PSU (Superflower 850w), and I know that each 8-pin is supposed to go into a seperate PSU connector on the PSU side. I have 3 VGA cables, so everything is good there.

However, each one of my 3 GPU cables has dual 6+2 VGA connectors. Which means that I now have 3 unused, dangling 6+2 connectors. I cleaned things up pretty substantially from this picture by snaking em through the hard drive cage, but I don't like that as a long term solution. What's the best way to hide all those connectors? Any recommendations that aren't the $70 Lian-Li RGB triple 8 pin connector?
They don't make single sleeved Superflower modular cables AFAIK.

I should note that because I have a ton of hard drives (8) and fans (also 8) the cable routing behind my motherboard is getting pretty stuffed, even with this monstrous case.

You could get some 8 pin extensions. You'll just be adding length to your existing cables, but you would clean up the front side. Phanteks 8 to 8(6+2) extensions.

Also found These on ModDIY.
 
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Johnny78

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System:
11900k
Asus Maximus Hero XIII
64 gb Trident Z DDR4
4 Tb Rocket 4 Plus M.2 Gen 4
MSI Suprim X 3090ti
Corsair Capellix elite 360 with LCD
EVGA Supernova G2 1300


Cable management in the back is still a bit of a nightmare. Between the 9 RGB fans, RGB strip, capellix AIO and multiple hubs needing their own sata connection, theres something like 26 extra wires in the back.

Oddly my favorite part of the cable management is probably the GPU power connection. Cablemod finally released a single 12 pin connector that ends in 3 pci cables on the PSU side. Looks so much better than the monstrosity of an adapter the card came with. So ugly.

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Niner21

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The AL120 fans interlock together and each group (here of one, three, or four) has two cables. So probably not what you're thinking of.
Yes there is way less cable clutter than trying to use the Corsair fans I had previously.
 

TheSlySyl

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There's a reason I don't show off the backside of my case. 😅

8 hard Drives and 9 fans complicate cable management a bit. Also the new addition of a GPU that requires triple 8 pin connectors.

I do have a couple nice cable things coming my way soon though, so I hope I can clean this up.

Although I also want to fit another fan or two, I think I can use slim fans to make a push/pull on that giant radiator up front. Mainly to try and get a tiny but more airflow over the hard drives.
Their temps understandably went up with all the intakes being attached to a gigantic radiator.
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However, through the window, things look good.
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I do have some plans to clean things up a bit better, but I need another part or two to arrive for that.
 
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Fritzz

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My sons build I just got done upgrading.

Specs:
- SSUPD Meshlicious w/gen 4 riser
- Ryzen 5800X
- ASUS Strix B550-I
- ASUS Strix 2080 Super White Edition
- 16 GB Corsair Memmory
- Corsair H115i Elite 280mm AIO
- Corsair SF600 SFX
- 512 M.2
- 1TB Sansung 2.5 SSD
- Extra height feet from Etsy


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And the battle station shot....
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atarione

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and this is why I do not like case windows... happily my case has no windows *or airflow =\ but my system isn't insanely hot so meh it is "fine".

Notice here things:
1. Power supply is upside down... it has been upside down since 2014 because I just realized this looking at this photo of my new build over the weekend... will I fix this?? maybe I kinda don't care that much... I should probably fix it and the next time I take case out for some reason I will.

2. The case is gigantic and I hate moving it.. as it is quite heavy and awkward to carry anywhere... making fixing point one move down my priority list (right above learning to play Don't Stop Believin' on an accordion.

3. I had to get the side panel back off right after this photo because as you can see I forgot to plug the GPU power cable in.. and at least one of the case fans** as far as I know by not looking at all in anyway, the fans are all plugged in now?

4. As you see I wasn't that excited to sort of pull all the cables and sort of start over when moving from my ryzen 3600 to my new i7-12700K ...so it the cabling is meh at best (the back side is hilarious... but I was too lazy / distracted to take a photo).

5. Since there is no case windows who cares? temps are decent (under 80c at full load ..specs below... close enough...it was also over 100F here and 27C~ inside the house when these temps noted).

Specs Z690 Aorus Elite AX , i7-12700K , 32GB DDR5 5600 (corsair), RTX3070 FE, 2TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD... and 3 other ssd's of assorted sizes and whatnot and 2TB 7200RPM HD's, Seasonic X750 and NZXT H630 Full tower case.

Behold.. my total disregard for cable management. and failure to plug power / fans in correctly...

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but again... close enough?? (well once video card and aforementioned fan got actually plugged in. )
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Niner21

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Behold.. my total disregard for cable management. and failure to plug power / fans in correctly...
In all honesty, I used to care less about cable managment as none of my cases had side windows. The phase I am in now, just allows me to enjoy taking my time making my build my own. I'm sure I'll go back to the non windowed cases eventually, but for now I enjoy them.
 
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honegod

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cable management definition

1: hiding the wads of excess cable length.

2: build cables the right length to route neatly from source to plug in point.

the fair hassle of crimping those dozens of tiny connectors seems to be the main reason for Def:1 style being the vastly more popular style of management.
cutting the excess length from the middle of prebuilt wires and soldering them back together is easier, but much more DIY looking.
tactically locating the wire cutout location with hiding the solder joints uppermost in mind would fall into cable management.
 

Spartacus09

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First time dealing with the same amount of cables but with a MATX
Not tryin to knock ya, any reason you didnt go with the rad top mounted? and curl the tubes up and left (or right)?
I feel like it'd allow cooler air for the gpu, and you could put a longer gpu should you decide to upgrade in the future.
 

Spartacus09

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By the looks of the case and clearance, that doesn't look like an option. Just having the fans on the top gives him little clearance, unless I'm missing something.
ahhh you're right didnt even think about the depth of the ram and 24 pin, cheers
 

Randy6309

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ahhh you're right didnt even think about the depth of the ram and 24 pin, cheers
I did look at top mounting. Font mounting was the only option
I wanted to use Noctua low profile cooler that would handle the CPU
It cleared on height but memory was a issue. Now I know way I appreciate full size cases.
 
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