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My A900 came in today and so far I have been using some electrical tape to hold some wires in position... is it ok to do that? It is holding them pretty well
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Yeah it should be ok.
    
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Perfectly ok. Everyone does that. That's why it's called electrical tape.
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After a while, the tape will leave a sticky residue that will be a pain to clean off.
    
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Longer Shot View Post
My A900 came in today and so far I have been using some electrical tape to hold some wires in position... is it ok to do that? It is holding them pretty well
It will work, but get some twist ties at the grocery store.
Thats what I did. You can find em in the produce section.. just grab a hand ful and put them in your pocket
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post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
It will work, but get some twist ties at the grocery store.
Thats what I did. You can find em in the produce section.. just grab a hand ful and put them in your pocket
OMG SHOPLIFTER!!!! GET HIM!!!

If you can find some velcro ties, they are the best way to go. Reusable, and cheap.
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post #7 of 20
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I had a bunch of twisty ties but since I moved cases I don't have much left... basically I'm using the tape to keep the wires from flailing around and keeping then to the back of the mobo tray. +rep to all who answered so damn quickly
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
It will work, but get some twist ties at the grocery store.
Thats what I did. You can find em in the produce section.. just grab a hand ful and put them in your pocket
Just be careful with the ones that are metal wire between paper layers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Longer Shot View Post
I had a bunch of twisty ties but since I moved cases I don't have much left... basically I'm using the tape to keep the wires from flailing around and keeping then to the back of the mobo tray. +rep to all who answered so damn quickly
To clean the residue which will inevitably be left when you pull off the tape, you can use nail polish remover or WD40 or rubbing alcohol
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Quick question, can I plug a 4pin molex connector into my fan and then plug another fan into the fan that is connected to the 4pin molex?
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