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Making ribbon cable look good

post #1 of 5
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Hi all

I'm slowly getting pieces together to build a wall mounted case, which is going to have all the components spread out.
This means the dual graphics cards are serviced by PCI-e extender cables.
The problem is, they are very ugly, and I'm really not sure how to make them look good, as they are just flat ribbon cable. I tried separating the strands, but it didn't help much.
The rest of the build is going to have braided cable sleeving.

Any ideas?


post #2 of 5
Personally, I'd have left them flat ribbons and put some nice matte cloth over them

Alternatively, you could just hide them under/in something nicer looking.
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post #3 of 5
the PCI extender cables arent built to a great standard so by plucking them to single strands you have most likely broken one of them. But if your lucky they will still work. Just leave them flat and put something over them or paint them.
post #4 of 5
could you draw out your proposed layout? you could try making a small shroud for the cables instead.
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I've modified my design to incorporate the graphics cards being plugged directly into the mobo the conventional way. The extenders just obscured too much of the setup.

Thanks for the suggestions though! thumb.gif
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