Level 8: Cable Management

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A. Cable Management

These are our recommendations on how to manage your cables more easily. They don't need to be strictly followed. Don't be afraid to experiment with different configurations.



B. Designed to Help

Zip ties and velcro are your friends. For better cable management, we advise grouping cables together and using the provided velcro or zip ties to fasten them to one another.



C. Where To Plug In The Cables

Important: Check your motherboard manual.

Bring out the manual that came with your motherboard. The port names we provide in the upcoming section are commonly used, but they may not be exact. The manual will be very helpful during the upcoming steps in identifying exactly where each cable port is located on your motherboard model.



D. CPU Cable

Run the 8-pin cable marked “CPU” from the PSU and plug it into the motherboard. Match the clipping
point on the port to the wire.

*Cable found in PSU.



E. 24-Pin Power

Run the 24-pin power to the large ATX_PWR1 port located on the motherboard. Match the clipping point on the port to the wire.

*Cable found in PSU.



F. Cable Management - 24 Pin & CPU Cable

Both of these cables are found in the PSU. Route the CPU cable along the right-most channel and through one of the top openings, into the CPU port. Run the 24-pin power to the center channel to plug it into the ATX power port.



G. HD Audio

Align the plugged hole on the wire with the missing pin on the board.

Run the HD audio cable to the JAUD1/HDAUDIO port.

*Cable found in back of case.



H. F_Panel

Align the plugged hole on the wire with the missing pin on the board.

Run the front panel header cable to the JFP1/PANEL1 port along the bottom of the motherboard.

*Cable found in back of case.



I. Cable Management - Audio & Front Panel

Run both the audio and front panel cables from the left cable channel to the openings at the bottom of the PC case. Both of these cables were included with your case.




Your board may not have this port. If so, leave this cable unplugged.

If your board supports USB-C, untie that cable and route it into a U31G2_C1 port.

*Cable found in back of case.



K. USB 3.0

Run the USB 3.0 to the JUSB3 / USB3_5_6 port. Align the nub to the board socket, and plug in.

*Cable found in back of case.



L. Cable Management - USB 3.0 & USB-C

Run the USB 3.0 and USB-C cable along the left channel and through the center channel opening. Both of these were included with your case.



M. Fan Cables

Run your two fan cables to any “CHA_FAN” or “SYS_FAN” 4-pin port on your board. The case fan cables will have 3 holes, so make sure that the clip aligns with the port on the board.

*Cables found in back of case. 



N. Cable Management - System Fan Cables

The location of your case fans is now dependent upon which CPU cooler you have. Air cooler builds (F) run the system fan 1 cable along the right channel. AIO cooler builds (E) run the cable along the left channel. Both coolers run the system fan 2 cable through the left channel into one of the bottom openings.



O. Prepare the PCI-E / VGA Cable

If your GPU (Marked J) is a 3000 series, do this for two PCI-E / VGA cables.

Run this cable through the hole in the metal panel between the PSU and the inside of the case. This metal panel is called a PSU shroud. Do not plug it in yet. Leave this cable for when we install the GPU in a later step.



P. Cable Management - PCI-E / VGA Cable

Run the cable labeled PCI-E or VGA from the PSU directly up through the PSU shroud (metal panel separating the PSU from the motherboard). This cable came with your PSU. If you have a 3000 series GPU, run both PCI-E / VGA cables through here.



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