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Old 12-29-2005, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Case wiring, help me!

Alright well originally I didnt build my computer because I got it as a gift, a certified tech built it. However the wiring on the inside is crap I think, and it's killing my airflow. Here's pictures:

[Click the links for the images. I edited them, as the images were too large.]

Here's my main airflow problem, the wires here are blocking the fans almost completely:

The case is a thermaltake x3 case, with temp readouts, I noticed that there is a wire from the temp monitor on the case to somewhere under the cpu, where is it do you think? And could it be giving inaccurate readouts or dampering the heatsink effect on the cpu.

The case also has fan controls, i dont know how they work but i assume it changes the current or something in the wires leading to the fans so that they go slower if you put them to low. I'm thinking of scrapping the fan controls completely because it just seems to be more wires in the way, plus I only want them to be on high ever anyways. What should I do about the mass of cords going through that one area and blocking the fans?

Should I just start from scratch, unplug everything and redo the wiring completely?

The idea is to get most air to the video card since im getting a new one soon and want to be able to OC it well.

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Old 12-29-2005, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry about the gigantic size of the pictures, should I resize them?

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Mr_Threepwood
Sorry about the gigantic size of the pictures, should I resize them?
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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not only the wires are messing up air flow but it's also dirty inside. i can see thick dusts and hairs which also leads to airflow problems

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Get some zip and wire ties. Mess around with it untill you can clean it up abit.

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