Case Modding with AquaTuning and Phobya

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Replacing and Results

Casemodding Aquatuning

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Remember this one? Let’s change out the parts with some hot looking sleeved modding material.

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First I replaced the 8-pin CPU connector with the Phobya UV blue alternative. Sadly, while installing, the sleeving let loose a bit. It’s not a terrible thing and probably not typical for pre-sleeved products. The good part: I know how to sleeve and shrink now, so I’ll fix it myself.

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The 24-pin CPU cable came up next. Instead of it’s rainbow-coloured sibling, I think this one looks perfect!

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UV blue fan cable sleeving, sexy. In the end I’d hide most of this cable under the mainboard, so only a small blue part would still be seen, whilst connector to the fan header.

Not fitting the theme, but still a nice addition as a case cooler.

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This fan runs super quiet on full power and has the great feature that it can be taken apart for cleaning.

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Another fun detail about this fan is that it is waterproof. Whatever you plan to do with the Nano-G, it’s ready for it!

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Look at this UV blue madness! Perfectly fitting the Gigabyte UD-series’ blue, Phobya indeed delivers products that are a very welcome alternative to the standard-coloured products.

Also note that even SATA and PCI-E cables can be sleeved!

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Last but not least, smart cable management on the backside of the case can matter a lot. It hides the flurry of cables that you don’t want to be seen and allows for better air flow in the case itself.

Check out the above picture of the finished build again, and see if you can spot a runaway cable.

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Last modified: November 9, 2011

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