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bob saget
01-05-09, 05:33 PM
Any decent guides out there that you can suggest?
My inner-computer experience goes as far as installing cd burner, new hard drive, and new RAM.
Before I build my new computer, i want to practice doing a good job wiring my friend's antec 900. It really looks like ****, and i could get some experience.
I gotta run out now, but any links/hints/tips, especially with diagrams would be appreciated. Thanks.

methimpikehoses
01-05-09, 05:39 PM
Just google some similar case builds, or check out our system pics thread or some other hardware site... xtremesystems has some cool builds in their forums.

Or just move in with Mullet.

breathemetal
01-05-09, 05:49 PM
Buy a Dremel :)

Bearclaw
01-05-09, 05:51 PM
Buy a Dremel :)

QFT. I bought one when I built my dads micro case. Helped a ton. :)

grey_1
01-05-09, 05:51 PM
Get yourself some wire loom before you start
http://www.cabletiesandmore.com/wireloom.php?gclid=CLiuqqnB-JcCFQwNGgodvyvhDA

From experience, an Antec 900 is rough. You are better off having orderly, tie wrapped and loomed cables inside the case than trying to squeeze them in between the panel and motherboard try..and do look up mullets work, he's posted some pics around.

Second thing, if your friend did not get a modular PSU, pick up the 900 and hit him with it. Hard. The leave and have a coffee. :)

breathemetal
01-05-09, 05:57 PM
A Dremel can make pretty much any case a better case :)

methimpikehoses
01-05-09, 06:16 PM
A Dremel can make pretty much any case a better case :)

Heh, or a worse one...

breathemetal
01-05-09, 06:17 PM
Heh, or a worse one...

True, very true. ha.

If you get one, practice first! Grab a old crappy case...or find some aluminum and practice squares and circles :)

Here's a good guide to dremeling a freehand circle.

http://www.mnpctech.com/DremelCircle.html

bob saget
01-05-09, 06:31 PM
So that dremel device, its useful for cutting holes in the case to pass wires behind, and/or just getting rid of excess panels for more room?
Any hazards like dust or debris that can come off of a dremel?
EDIT: thanks breath

breathemetal
01-05-09, 06:34 PM
Dremels can be a modders best friend if used right :)

Dont forget to file down your cuts though. I have sanding attachments for my dremel, but u can use a file as well.

bob saget
01-05-09, 06:37 PM
my friend has an OCZ 600 watt power supply. Got about 2-2.5 years ago. Have no idea if its modular.....

breathemetal
01-05-09, 06:39 PM
modular ftw.
i dont even see a point in going non-modular nowadays.

jcrox
01-05-09, 07:05 PM
Find a case other than the Antec 900 to start on as well... they're a major pain in the ass.

rage10
01-05-09, 07:57 PM
modular ftw.
i dont even see a point in going non-modular nowadays.
the price. my 750 cost 100 when I got it. any hing moduler would have cost 160+.

and shouldnt the 900 have a back panal to run wires behind? my 932 does

grey_1
01-06-09, 05:20 PM
the price. my 750 cost 100 when I got it. any hing moduler would have cost 160+.

and shouldnt the 900 have a back panal to run wires behind? my 932 does

Very, Very tight fit. The panel will bulge pretty badly if it isn't done just perfect.

Pennyboy
01-06-09, 09:18 PM
yeah go modular and I just used a couple of the stick on pad things with ties on them, that kept most of my PSU cable nice and tidy and I managed to hide other cables such as SATA one behind the mobo tray.

rage10
01-06-09, 11:55 PM
Very, Very tight fit. The panel will bulge pretty badly if it isn't done just perfect.

so put the cables into a spare hd drive bay. I put some of my cables behind the panal and the rest I put into one of the hd bays.

qube
01-07-09, 05:01 AM
bah make new cables to the psu just the one you needs and right Length