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Safe Case Wiring

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by EnfoToad, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. EnfoToad

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    Is it safe to put the CPU Power wire between the motherboard and back part of the case? I will lay the wire flat against the case and screw the motherboard over it.
     
  2. kfinpgh

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    Don't install any wiring so that it would be pinched by parts in your case. That could create a short and ruin everything. If you are concerned about neatness inside your case, get a bag of nylon zip ties to bundle your power cables together.

    Hiding any cables like that also complicates the replacement process if the PSU dies.
     
  3. Gulo Luseus

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    Probably not a very good idea, no. If nothing else, there are 3 basic potential problems. Heat buildup will come into it, as the cables do warm up, and it could cause probs. Secondly is the possibility of shorts- it is possible to get a teeny tiny bit of wire caught that will work its way out and contact. Unlikely, but possible. Thirdly, if you need to change the PSU, its a much bigger job to get it out than put it in.
    I considered this, but its a lot easier to put it straight down behind the mobo bearer plate, between that and the side panel. Might need to cut a pole in the backplate, but its a lot easier. v:)
     
  4. InfernoReaper

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    I wouldn't recommend it. Most CPU coolers now have grooves to put your extra wire in.
     
  5. EnfoToad

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    Thank you all for the information.
     
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