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Hey Guys!
Im a noob with Cable Management...
My Case came with some Cable ties and my PC has no sort of cable management whatsoever so I need some Basic help sorting out cables... XD
The only cables that I cant tidy is my 4-Pin ATX cable because its soo short that its under my GPU's bracket on the back port, but that one doesn't look too bad.
Cheers!
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post #2 of 9
The general idea is to use cable ties and planning to move as much of the cables out of sight as possible and to bunch small cables together.

If you post a picture of the inside of the case in here then we can give you some suggestions.
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Hey Guys!
Im a noob with Cable Management...
My Case came with some Cable ties and my PC has no sort of cable management whatsoever so I need some Basic help sorting out cables... XD
The only cables that I cant tidy is my 4-Pin ATX cable because its soo short that its under my GPU's bracket on the back port, but that one doesn't look too bad.
Cheers!

Basically it's all about hiding your cables as best you can behind your motherboard tray. Use the cable management holes in your case to run as many of your cables as you can behind your motherboard tray (like you have done with your 24 pin motherboard cable)- use cable ties if necessary to hold cables down in place behind your motherboard tray but do not use those twist ties that contain pieces of metal.
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post #5 of 9
Basically, this is how I make a nice, clean, managed rig.

I start with the case and nothing else. I figure out where I need the basic cables to go (Such as front panel connections). I then group them along the back and twist-tie them together (Temporary, we will eventually be putting them to the back of the case)

Next, I install my fans and the fan accessories (Radiators, anti-vibration pieces, grills, etc.). I figure out where the fan connections must go and do the same thing as above with these cables. If there are any overlaps in where the cables are going, I twist-tie the two groups together.

Finally I install the PSU. I route the cables, and do as above. Once I have every cable routed together, I attach the twist-ties to the little punch outs in the back of the case (Many have them, they look like a punched out U or N). I route all the cables to the appropriate spot, throw in the other hardware, hook it up, and BANG - I've got a clean, well ventilated, aesthetic machine.
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post #6 of 9
After seeing the picture I'd suggest trying to make the cables a little less loose and try to hide them behind the backpanel, move the USB expansion bay below the GPU and then try to cable-tie some of the cables to the right of the PSU together.
post #7 of 9
put U channel over those holes, that will make it look better.
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