Safe Case Wiring

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