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I think I'll neatly wrap the non black cables in black electrical tape to see if it looks good . I don't want to try to sleeve the cables, or buy new ones lol
You went from a 4 to at least an 8. You accomplished the most important function of cable management: zero airflow obstructions.
I would skip the electrical tape.
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Well done, better looking than my management. I still need to get some zip ties. 8.5/10.
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I taped the front panel connecters black because all the colors were annoying . I also moved the dvd drive down and ran the cables through the HDD bay area, so those cables at the top are gone. I don't feel like taking pictures now . Still need zip ties
    
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post #34 of 41
Looks pretty good.

7.5/10 (lost .5 points for the unplugged 4pin )

To get a 9 from me would take all the cables being custom wrapped. A 10 would require mods like a false floor to hide the cables almost completely.

Looks better than my case though, so...
Edited by RaBidRaBit - 6/21/11 at 7:14pm
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Looks pretty good.

7.5/10 (lost .5 points for the unplugged 4pin )
At the top? My mobo has a 4pin slot, and the cable is a 4+4 pin, and I didn't want to ruin the cable, There were non just four pin connectors. Any suggestions to get rid of that? It is really stiff
    
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At the top? My mobo has a 4pin slot, and the cable is a 4+4 pin, and I didn't want to ruin the cable, There were non just four pin connectors. Any suggestions to get rid of that? It is really stiff
The only thing I can think of would be to re-sleeve it. I wouldn't worry about it unless you just wanted to rewrap all your cables anyways. It isn't that noticeable.
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post #37 of 41
i'd say 7.4/10. great job but still needs some hiding
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Great Job. Limitations in your case make it hard to hide some.

~If you notice you have three budles crossing the moat to the front. Is it a possibility to bundle those and make one crossing to the front?
~Most noticeable are the Blue Sata Cables at different spots and the other bundle at the bottom not loomed/sleeved or zipped.
~Reccomend trying to bundle all behind then down, Zip it and make one run accross. The Blue top SATA might not make the trip due to lengnth... so tuck it high in the ridge. dont be afraid to use a little tape.

As for a Single Run here is an example:
    
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post #39 of 41
I prefer to avoid zip ties and use black twist ties instead- if you cut them short they look almost as good, and they are MUCH easier to reuse and deal with.

Electrical tape? Yuck... a year later you will regret it.. it gets sticky and looks bad... Ask me how I know.... (I did it to some fan cables in my first rig)
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I prefer to avoid zip ties and use black twist ties instead- if you cut them short they look almost as good, and they are MUCH easier to reuse and deal with.

Electrical tape? Yuck... a year later you will regret it.. it gets sticky and looks bad... Ask me how I know.... (I did it to some fan cables in my first rig)
Yeah, I thought about that. I used a fe black twist ties, and moved the DVD drive down so the SATA cables are hidden behind each other (it looks like one cable)
    
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