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Should I bother fixing my cable management? or just leave it alone?

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  • 93% (14)
    Redo it.
  • 6% (1)
    It works, leave it alone.
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 



I think my cable management sucks, I've been looking at other rigs with the same case and it looks way better. Do you think I should remove some of the hard drive bays and put the SSD and the regular HD in the same bay? if so should I remove the top or bottom bay? It all runs nice and cool but if I take one set out then either the video card or the fanless PS will get better airflow. I'll rewire as needed.
post #2 of 8
You should always cable manage. It should be your way of saying, "I love you too, expensive computer"
post #3 of 8
People will say yes around here, but it really is up to you and how you want it to look. Personally I try to hide as much as I can, and whatever I can't I don't worry about.

Also, a little tip, no way you will make that IDE cable look pretty. No matter how hard you try.
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post #4 of 8
I'd leave it, i like the looks of wires, just not out of control, yours look fine to me. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 8
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There, that is all the extra crap I took out and I moved the DVD burner down a bay so the cable reached. I moved the drives down, switched some fans around and took out three drive bays to let the air go by. And I zip tied everything I could wiggle.

The fans up front pull in and the fan in the back pushes out.
post #6 of 8
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And this is how I keep my sanity. I really recommend this, they are those plastic boxes fishermen use to store lures. Before this they were just tangled up in drawers all over the house.thumb.gif
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by TickMagnet View Post



And this is how I keep my sanity. I really recommend this, they are those plastic boxes fishermen use to store lures. Before this they were just tangled up in drawers all over the house.thumb.gif

thanks for the great tip! +rep!thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey, no problem. And don't miss there is a smaller divided plastic box on the left of the pic inside the bigger box. It's where all the computer screws and standoffs etc go. Thanks for the Rep!
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