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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
I don't know how to take them off without breaking them... i am in the process of building a new rig and i want to re-use some of my old zip ties since i sorta ran out of money... i have 1.73 left while those zip ties are 3.99

any other method of organizing cables just in case i cant re-use them?
duck tape?
Not trying to be rude, you have a 980x and a GTX 590, but you can't afford $3.99?!?

Can you aford to eat?!

Life has priorities, and a 980x isn't even on the list.
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post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
lol... i more money, but i've carefully budgeted what's left to take care of my coffee and transportation for a few more days
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post #13 of 29
When I first saw you had no money for the ties I was



Then I saw your sig rig and was



Then I remembered about the ties and was



And when you said the money rationing thing I was





In other words: Don't waste your money in a computer if you can't afford to eat after it.


And yes, ties can be reused. Pull back that tiny back tab inside the housing with a sharp razor and push the tie back.
   
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post #14 of 29
yea....you can afford a 980x, 590 but no zip ties?
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post #15 of 29
I read this thread and it made my day. Look in your car/sofa/under furniture for loose change. I'm sure you can scrounge up a couple bucks to get yourself some new zip ties hahahahahahaha.
post #16 of 29

op u fail

dont you have like four 2600Ks sitting around? or were you asking about buying extra spare CPUs the other day? cant remember exactly...

pretty sure you can afford 3 bucks

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post #17 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post
When I first saw you had no money for the ties I was



Then I saw your sig rig and was



Then I remembered about the ties and was



And when you said the money rationing thing I was





In other words: Don't waste your money in a computer if you can't afford to eat after it.


And yes, ties can be reused. Pull back that tiny back tab inside the housing with a sharp razor and push the tie back.
I have to disagree with you.

if you have a rig like that, you won't need to spend money on food. with processing power like that all you have to do is fold enough proteins to make yourself a burger
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post #18 of 29
LOL

mmmmm..... virtual cancer cell burgers.....mmmm

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post #19 of 29
badatgames, I used to use those plastic cable ties, then went to velcro ties [easily reusable].

Considering those are still incurring a cost... if you have low tack tape, like painters tape, that works extremely too without leaving any residue
    
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post #20 of 29
Yes you can if you can get a small flat head screwdriver under the latch. and pull at the same time..
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