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Need some tips on keeping the wires neat.

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For my very first time building a PC I must say that the only part of putting it together that has gone to my last nerve is connecting all the PSU wires to the mobo, these tiny little pins that have to be put in just right are such a pain for me since I have big hands, EVERYTHING is in the way of me putting them in.

And these wires that are in my way dont really help, the stray connectors I'm not using are behind the mobo plate but I'm not sure where the ones I am using should go. I've been disconnecting and reconnecting things, trying to find a neat way of connecting everything but it looks like the best place for them is in the empty drive bays, which I'm not sure if I should use for them. So what would you guys say is the best way of keeping all the wires out of your way while your connecting everything to the mobo?
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Cable ties are a great way of keeping cabling together. I find the drive bays not in use are the best place to stuff unwanted cabling

See my gallery for my attempt
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You can't really keep em out fo the way. But try using zip ties to tie them together, stops em looking messy. Also decide which wire are going to go in which direction and zip tie em together and then they will stay as a pack. Do this with them all and you should have about 2 -3 seperate packs of wires through the whole case (one near your HDD's, one near your pci slots and gpu, and some somewere else depends on what you have) this way it looks nice and clean, all the ones you dont use you can just stick em behind the mobo plate and then you should ahve some decent wire organisation. But you cant really aviod em getting in the way during installation, thats always guna be a pain
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Alright, at least I have three empty drive bays to fill up now that I know they can be used.
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Some other tips:
1) Hide smaller wires behind larger ones. It won't look so messy cause all the little wires are much more distracting.
2) Try to have your bundles together run parallel. Avoid running your bundles diagonally... it makes them look less neat. Make best attempt at running vertically or horizontally.
3) Tuck the extra cables behind the motherboard tray. There is also space between the bays and rear side panel.
4) Make a cover plate if you have windowed side panel. Here's my old Super LanBoy, I covered the ugly bays with a simple piece of aluminum.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h4...Picture024.jpg
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