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Cable Control: An Exhausting Story

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As I was leaving work today I grabbed some split-loom tubing and spiral cable wrap. I dedcided it was time to fix the mess of power cables strung about in my case like a homeless womans frazzled hair. I began by bunching together all the major power cables that I could than encasing them in the split-loom tubing. After bunching up most of the major cables without much effort I moved onto the USB and Audio front panel connections. At this point I was getting pretty confident it what I was accomplishing so I moved onto the spiral wrap from the loose fan and cold cathode cables, it was at this point I began having a large urge to gouge out my eyes with a stick of Pocky. I am eithar very impatient or very mentally inept, because it took me a good 15 minutes to actually figure out how to work the spiral wrap without making it look like garabage. After wrapping up most of the loose ends as I could, I began to slightly loose my mind. I sat back and observed my work like an artist and decided I wasn't satisfied. I began encasing the spiral wrapped cables within each other and than within the split-looming. I wrapped up EVERYTHING I could find. As I finally finished I began replacing my cold-cathode and and spiral wrapping the wires that led to that.
All said and done, I beleive that I have made case look much more presentable than it did, and I also learned a few things I would like to pass one to all of you:

1. Split-loom is very easy to work with and gives you a good quick clean-up without going to deep into smaller wires.

2. Spiral wrap cabling works very well for small detailed work like making unsightly shielded wires vanish into a beautiful backdrop of blackness, but you will go insane tyring to amass several wires inside of it, I can only imagine it is like trying to learn to braid hair with several strands for the first time.

Hope this was might help someone else going through this.

Cheers,
GibbyGano


P.S. The finacee took the camera with her to Omaha for her brother's wedding so I will have to post pictures when she returns.
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Nice thread rep.+ for you I think I will try that was going to get the fancy stuff but forget that now! Want to see some pics soon show mine when done as well need a new camera=(
    
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WD 1TB SATA3 + 4TB Storage External USB Thermalright Archon Win 7 Pro x64 
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Aye, it was quite cheap, I think 6 bucks for both packages together and I still have a little bit leftover. The nice thing is that you can reuse it over and over when you reset your rig so you don't really need to buy it more than once. Pics coming tomorrow.
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Now with pics!

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ALWAYS go to family events with your woman! lol you'll pay for it later

on topic, looks like you did a god job in there
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It was a kinda fair trade thing. I went to my sister's graduation a couple weeks ago and see didn't come along. It comes down to a money thing, we don't both want to miss work or else we have that much less money.
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