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post #1 of 17
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ok in a few weeks im finally going to make time to do my cable management for my computer so i would like some preliminary advice on what to do. here is the pic i don't need to worry about the ide cable because i got a new drive after this pic. it is a sata drive.

i will also get more pics up in the next day or two but there is a huge mess of wires up buy the psu.

what should i do with the cables that go from the case mounted usb port to the middle of the MOBO.

thank you in advance.

1 more thing i also dont want to remove the MOBO or processor so i dont think running wires under the mobo will work.

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post #2 of 17
cable ties, even try spraying the cables the same colour as the case so they blend in, keep only cables that are needed on show hide the rest in drive bays or just take them off. thats all i can think of atm if you dont want to run cables behind the motherboard run them around the outside of the case.
    
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post #3 of 17
you could put the ide cable behind the others.
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post #4 of 17
Turn the hard drives round the other way. Helps loads!
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post #5 of 17
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in my old computer i turned the hard drive around so the ide cable would be more hidden do most people do that with there hard drives.

by the way it was easy with that computer because i didnt have as many wires to deal with.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by unknownSCL View Post
you could put the ide cable behind the others.
I would do the opposite. Place smaller cables behind the larger cables. This removes the appearance of many little wires. Also, try to run your cables in parallel horizontally or vertically using 90 degree bends. This also makes the wire seem less messy.
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post #7 of 17
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and where does everyone get the wire mesh cable sleeving stuff.
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post #8 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unknownSCL View Post
you could put the ide cable behind the others.
i dont have to worry about the ide cable i switched to a sata cd drive.

does anyone here have an air cooled armor case they can post pics of.
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post #9 of 17
Turn the rear fan round so that the cable is closest to the psu
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by endo View Post
and where does everyone get the wire mesh cable sleeving stuff.
Any computer mod store... www.svc.com, www.frozencpu.com, www.performance-pcs.com, etc.

If you are planning to buy a lot, check www.mcmaster.com for better prices.

You need cable sleeving and heat-shrink tubing. You use heat-shrink tubing to hold together end sleeving ends.
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