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I've always found the cable management on the back side of the mobo tray static and lacking.

An idea popped up, what if I used a entire sheet of velcro on the back side? That way I can mold and route any size cable any way I wanted.

I would include various strips of band-aid sized velcro for the user to wrap around their cables to attach onto the velcro sheet. They can wrap a single cable or a bundle of cables.

What do you guys think?
 
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Pretty good idea. You could also buy those cable clamps (like these: http://www.moddiy.com/products/Flat-Snap%252dClose-Nylon-Cable-Clamp-Adhesive-Back-%252d-5.5cm-Black.html#.T1JwH_F3RG4) and velcro the back of them and place them where ever you like.
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i did that on the bottom of my desk for cable management. if there is enough room behind the mobo tray then its a great idea, but not all cases have that much room in the back thumb.gif

Also, sidenote, an entire sheet of velcro could also act as sound-dampening material i think biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

Pretty good idea. You could also buy those cable clamps (like these: http://www.moddiy.com/products/Flat-Snap%252dClose-Nylon-Cable-Clamp-Adhesive-Back-%252d-5.5cm-Black.html#.T1JwH_F3RG4) and velcro the back of them and place them where ever you like.

That works too but that would make the adhesive layer very thick. I would like to keep the adhesive layer as thin as possible since there's not much space in the back of the mobo tray OR eliminate the use of cable clamps all together. Just wrap the cable with velcro like you would wrap a finger with a band-aid, in as many sections of the cable as you like, then stick it on the sheet. Some may not find that aesthetically pleasing but I have a few ideas in mind.
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i did that on the bottom of my desk for cable management. if there is enough room behind the mobo tray then its a great idea, but not all cases have that much room in the back thumb.gif
Also, sidenote, an entire sheet of velcro could also act as sound-dampening material i think biggrin.gif

I'm still thinking if I should go with adhesive (like sound dampening material) or some type of locking mechanism for the sheet.
 
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