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This is what I started with when i got the computer up the running for the first time.



After moving some things around i figure i do some cable management for better airflow.



Still doesnt look as good as i want it. Any suggestion?? help?

Thanks

PS i have plenty of zip ties!
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post #2 of 7
looks alright to me.
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post #3 of 7
if you can you should run cable from the psu directly behind the mobo tray annd then just appear around the left edge of the tray to wherever it should be plugged in. i would do this with at least the main power connector and the ide cable... nice job so far

perfect example (courtesy of sladesurfer):

post #4 of 7
the key to cable management is to group as many wires you have together and then hide them, or hide them period.

the ones you have to show, group them together and run then.

hint: don't buy longer cables than necessary, you have a super long ide cable, but i see the distance, and it looks like a very short one will work perfectly.

for you:

tie the ide and the atx power connectors together and run them down one line
\\you can tie the cpu power connector and the right side fan cables together and have the cable running behind the fan so you can't see it

the cables in the back look as if they can be pushed behind the tray. if you need to tape them to the back of the tray
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post #5 of 7
WHY would you WANT to manage cables? what kind of ***** would think up covering beautiful, masculine, wires and cables with mesh?

It's like putting fishnets on a guy...


(No real offence to anyone... not TO much anyway)

But wires and cables look cool, scare noobs, make finding wires you need and adding things easier, and if done right still do not impede airflow.
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post #6 of 7
but slade's rig is so pretty
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Originally Posted by kevg73 View Post
but slade's rig is so pretty
That is one where I like it.... but usually it looks bad, cheap, and like an a noobish kind of concidedness... "my cables are neater than yours"..... so??? It's a computer, its already beautiful, dont put it in tights and wrap its legs behind its back
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