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post #1 of 5
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After 3 tries, I finally have the front side looking decent, but the back side behind the motherboard tray is still a huge tangled mess. To make things worse, because the cables are crisscrossed and stacked on top of each other, I'm having trouble getting the right side panel back on the case - the 8-pin CPU connector is a particular pain in the ass since it's fat and short.

How do you guys do it so both the front and the back are nice and tidy?
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post #2 of 5
use a lot of zip ties, utilize both top and bottom portion of the case to route cables if possible, group wires that go to the same direction but avoid criss crossing wires to keep them flat. if you are lazy, you can use the bottom hdd cage to stash all the unused cables.

but really you should not worry much at the back end, so long as you can close the case without the motherboard bulging, you should be good.
Edited by Nethermir - 7/29/11 at 8:00pm
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http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ent-clips.html

These could help get things organized.
 
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post #4 of 5
take a few minutes to disconnect them one at a time and reroute them straight so no cables are crossing.

i prefer twist ties to zip ties as they're a little easier to undo, which is not an infrequent thing.
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post #5 of 5
Try to direct all the cables to their respective locations at the area where the PSU cables first enter the back side of the case in order to prevent as much "criss-crossing" as possible.
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