I see a SATA cable connected to a 3Gbps port! *gasp*
But seriously, nice build.
Those are the SATA cables going to the optical drives (BD burner and DVD burner). Thought they don't saturate SATA 3G. Or am I missing something here?
And thanks for the compliment, you should see it after I spent eight hours with cable sleeving, heat shrink, zip-ties and wire saddles. The side panels don't bulge at all. Doesn't look half bad for a first attempt at building a rig.
I even got inspired and replaced the 12cm white fan grille with the black one I took off the PSU and the white PCI slot covers with the black slotted ones. Too bad nobody can see that under the top cover, but all that matters is I know the whole thing is color-matched now. Really wish the paint job on the side panels was better though, the paint is already peeling around the thumb-screw holes despite me putting thick rubber grommets on the thumb screws.
Of course today I noticed that the AX850 PSU gives off a high-pitched whine whenever the GTX580 GPU is under load. The second I tab out of a game or close Furmark, it becomes almost inaudible. Also, I'm yet to see the fan on the PSU spin. It's not stuck, I can rotate it with a pen freely. So I guess I'm not done yet, replacing the PSU and putting in a normal PWM to VGA PWM adapter for the TY-140 fan on the Thermalright Shaman should keep me busy for a bit.