With the previous step of planning the cable management for the backside, I could start the day with making it a reality. Focus was also making the backside PSU shroud cover ready.
My idea for the shroud is to combine printed parts with simpler straight handcut acrylic plates. Precision and speed at the best mix. Started with a printed corner plate dummy to position the right part of the shroud. Basically it’s the right most part of the pump cover.
Cut a piece of 3mm acrylic into the right size.
Added the top part and that line is not bad. I’m trying to “integrate” the shape of the pump cover / shroud with the outside exterior. Same angles on the feet and the exterior is found in the angles and proportions of the cover pieces.
32 pin cable comb. I don’t really need it two piece, but I found that it prints better as two halvs with the combs pointing upwards.
Cable standins helped me position the combs as tight as possible, but enough room to make the dubble tight 90 turn at the bottom.
That will work. With the cable combs in place I could take measurements for where to enter the PSU shroud lid.
The plan is to use a bracket I can click in. I need to be able to add the back and front cover last. As I need the opening to do the pass throughs, connect the cables etc.
Tight and good. It will slide in from the side and the small outer edge will prevent it from getting loose.
Zeuligan Edition. Thank you Nils <3 Also very happy to finally try out the amazing transparent shrink tube. Will be nice to see the sleeve melt as well.
Precrimped a bunch of connectors and was ready to digg in.
One side done. The otherside I will cut and connect in place. It’s more work, but makes cable routing perfect every time.
100m of pure awesomeness. Will go two tone for this project. Gray and Purple.
Heat shrink less obviously, nothing else will do. Also started trimming the GPU cables as I have a different route (for me) in mind.
Took measurements for the last printed cable comb clip. One in the top shroud lid.
That is the idea. Straight into the GPU from the side. I wanted to make the cables more visible in the front. Usually just the backside heros of a build. But with my project including the backside so much I felt i had to find some balance in the front as well.