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Best IDE cable for cable management?

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I currently have 2 DVD drives using the EVGA shared IDE cable to my motherboard (EVGA 750i FTW)

I was wondering if there are any better options for me that could reduce the visibility/ increase case airflow. My drives are sitting right on top of each other, so I'm thinking cables with the smallest length of the split would do good, as well as good flexibility.
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post #2 of 13
You can always move the connector to fit. Thats what I do. If you are _really_ careful when removing the connector, it is simple enough to put it where you want. Just keep an eye on the #1 pin location.

EDIT: I use a _sharp_ exacto knife to cut the cable _after_ I have moved the connector and then check for any wires that may have shorted.


BTW I have that same case and I ran my IDE cable behind the mobo plate
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post #4 of 13
They have different lengths and stuff, so pick whichever you want. These ones wont give you a loop between the two drives.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/33...ml?tl=g2c36s97
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your case is a mid tower right? Get an 18" Dual device IDE

http://www.svc.com/rc18hd2.html

I like SVC but they all work. I believe i have a 24" and it's a tad too big in my Antec 900 but honestly if you get a colored one to go with your case theme they look better than a SATA cable coming down.
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They have different lengths and stuff, so pick whichever you want. These ones wont give you a loop between the two drives.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/33...ml?tl=g2c36s97
Yup, the AC Ryan IDE cable.... did no one else read the OP?
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I read and thought I understood. Tried to give a cheap quick solution.

That AC Ryan cable does look good though...
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Did I read that right? That Ryan AC cable is adjustable?!?!
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Did I read that right? That Ryan AC cable is adjustable?!?!
Thats what is looks like. Interesting!
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I read and thought I understood. Tried to give a cheap quick solution.

That AC Ryan cable does look good though...
Not you.

Does changing the cable length affect signal synchronization?

Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Did I read that right? That Ryan AC cable is adjustable?!?!
Yes... there's a fold where they tuck the extra cabling. You can see it in the pic above the top plug. It only gives you a bit of leeway.
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