Cable management inside the case

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  1. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    What methods are out there besides cable ties? I'm also considering using round IDE cables to help airflow. Any suggestions on cleaning things up?
     
  2. Wolf68k

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    wire/cable ties are about it.
    I also use tie downs to help route the cables where I want and to make sure they stay there.

    You can get some hold downs that don't require wire ties. The cables just clip in. The problem is that they stand out more, and are only good with routing the cables not for grouping the free hanging wires.

    You can get colored wire ties which can help to hide them in some cases.
     
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    Split-comb + cable ties work great. There is also this spiral wrap stuff that works well but is a pain to put on. Braid works and looks cool but can be tricky to install over big connectors (like the main power connector) and you really need to use shrink on the ends to keep it from fraying (and to make it look pimp).
     
  4. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    tape is your answer. no need for anything else.

    tape everything you can behind the motherboard tray.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    1. Replace your IDE drives with SATA drives. Even round IDE cables can't compare to SATA -- I have three SATA cables zip-tied together in the same space that a single round IDE cable would fit in.

    2. Buy a power supply with modular cables and only use the cables you need.

    3. Zip-tie together all of the little twisted-pair cables coming from the front panel of your computer case.
     

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