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Ok let me be blunt; I suck at cabling. Every time I build a PC I take my time and try to make the wires look nice, but then it turns out like this:





HELP! I have no idea where to start. The worst part is, I have more HDDs en-route and it's a freaking mess in this server. I ordered more fans, ones that are 3 pin, not molex. I'm sure that will help.

Where do I start? What is the best approach?
    
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Don't try to make the wires look "nice", try to hide them. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Socko1965 View Post

Don't try to make the wires look "nice", try to hide them. smile.gif

I guess that's the thing. I need to increase air flow. I gotta get the wires out of the way.

I was thinking zip ties and right angle SATA cables.
    
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This is my computer two years ago. I just stuffed the wires in an empty drive bay and along the sides of the hard drives.

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Originally Posted by Socko1965 View Post

This is my computer two years ago. I just stuffed the wires in an empty drive bay and along the sides of the hard drives.

This was an old HP Pavillion micro ATX case. Only one side of the case opened up and there was almost no place to hide the wires. Did the best I could do with it. Hope it helps. smile.gif
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Here's the after:



    
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post #7 of 8
Looks much better.
post #8 of 8
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Thanks. I have some right angle SATA cables coming. Also I'm going to drill out a few holes in the bottom of the motherboard pan and run some cables there, I need to find some grommets to make it look nice.
    
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