How many wire-ties do you normally use when building a PC?

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    After building one yesterday I realized that I used over 2 dozen wire ties total. I am paranoid as fuck that a wire will get caught up in a fan so I wire tie everything to the point that every single wire in the case does not move at all. I am just wondering if I am in the minority or not.
     
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    i use.....



















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  3. Ricky

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    ib loudsystem ziptie comments :hsugh:
     
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    maybe 1 or 2
     
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    its a computer, not a nasa space ship, use where necessary not where it "looks like an asteroid might knock it out of sector 5" :ugh:
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    I use 3 or 4 to hold the SATA cables together, and another 2 or 3 to hold the front panel light wires together. I only buy power supplies with jacketed cables, so the power cables aren't an issue.

    You're being unrealistic. You should bundle wires together where it makes them less tangled and easier to move if necessary, or where it's obvious that they WILL get caught in a fan. In any event, even if they do get caught in a fan, unless you use those super-loud high-output fans, they won't have enough momentum to cut even a single wire, much less bundled cables like IDE/SATA/SCSI.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    the fuck did you do, cut your hair?
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Old pic. 2002-ish. Check the profile for a pic from 2004 or thereabouts. You'll see the progression.
     
  9. lowfat

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    5-6 maybe.
     
  10. JayC71

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    0 I like it that way.
     
  11. Doomsday

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    consider wire sleeving

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    0 because I am not a faggot
     
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    if your fans aren't cutting your wires then you're not doing it right
     
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    zero, they are all wireless :o
     
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    i like to make the wiring look good so i use a fucking ton of them :o:o:o:o:greddy:
     
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    you can make the wiring look good without them... or with fewer than 2.
     
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  18. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    A lot depends on the case too. If the case is long enough, you can find good space to tuck the wires in. If it's a short case, it's a lot harder to make the wires go away without using ties.
     
  19. deusexaethera

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    Presented for consideration; note the zip-ties on the SATA bundle:

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  20. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Not bad. I'm guessing that case is around 20" deep?
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    :dunno: I never bothered to measure, I just bought it because it was decently-thick steel and had a front fascia I could stand to look at.

    Oh, and the Corsair PSU has pre-bundled cables, most of which are actually flat instead of round, making them that much easier to thread into tight spots. I'm quite happy with the setup at this point.
     
  22. 5Gen_Prelude

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    I use velcro ties when I need to use them.
     
  23. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've got a box of them from an old Roland drum set, but I just use the regular wire ties. It's easy enough to just snip them off if I have to move something.
    I like that I can feed the tie through a case opening to hold something out of the way.
     
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    Agreed... you should do it like I did:
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