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I don't like the look of cable combs at all. Have you considered stitching them?
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They break easily, especially the 4 wire ones. They also look rather terrible if you are using them on cables like a 24pin as you need so many of them.
Definitely this. I only use them on the 8-pin power cable. I tried them on the 24-pin and it looked worse than without. If the bundlers are hidden though, it looks fine. But if they are going to be visible, definitely go with the Lutro0 cable combs
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I don't like the look of cable combs at all. Have you considered stitching them?

I second this. Stitching/sewing the cables looks hundreds times better than any comb/bundler IMHO. And I found a real easy tutorial on stitching/sewing that worked great on all my cables.

Edited by morencyam - 4/16/14 at 8:54am
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I have but it's so much effort and time that I don't really have lol. That's the reason I sleeve extensions instead of the whole psu. I might just leave it all tbh. It looks good as is.

I have the e22 cable comb for the 24pin. I've hidden it behind my mobo tray. But the 8 pin is harder to hide l.
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I personally think stitching looks very bad redface.gif. But I also think that using more than 2 combs per cable looks bad.
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I personally think stitching looks very bad redface.gif. But I also think that using more than 2 combs per cable looks bad.
That kind of surprises me lowfat. With as meticulous as your builds are I would have thought you would be an advocate of cable stitching
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Your stitching is looking A+ morencyam. I wouldn't mind having my cables look like that in my build. But sleeving takes up so much time as it is, I don't think I could fit in stitching.

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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

They break easily, especially the 4 wire ones. They also look rather terrible if you are using them on cables like a 24pin as you need so many of them.

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I personally think stitching looks very bad redface.gif. But I also think that using more than 2 combs per cable looks bad.

That's a lot of bad and terrible stuff. Is there any sort of cable management device/tool/method out there that does look good to you?
Edited by PCModderMike - 4/16/14 at 10:30am
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Your stitching is looking A+ morencyam. I wouldn't mind having my cables look like that in my build. But sleeving takes up so much time as it is, I don't think I could fit in stitching.
Thanks Mike, I'm real happy with how it turned out thumb.gif
The stitching method I used was actually a lot a faster than the FrankNSteinPC method. I did about 8-10 stitchings on the 24-pin and it only took me about an hour once I got the process down. I linked the method I used just a few posts up where I posted the picture.
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That kind of surprises me lowfat. With as meticulous as your builds are I would have thought you would be an advocate of cable stitching
I think it would not be as bad if people used less of it. Like the combs a couple of them behind the motherboard tray. One at each end to provide tension.
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Your stitching is looking A+ morencyam. I wouldn't mind having my cables look like that in my build. But sleeving takes up so much time as it is, I don't think I could fit in stitching.

That's a lot of bad and terrible stuff. Is there any sort of cable management device/tool/method out there that does look good to you?

I am a fan of using tension to train and hold the cables in place. You can have 8+ inch long runs holds their shape if there is tension on the cables. Especially if the sleeving is very tight over the wire.

If your case doesn't have cable management grommets then I like the way I did my Lian Li. 2 screws, some scrap aluminum, and about 10 minutes each and you can make retention brackets. This is IMHO the best way.


If there is cable management grommets then a pair of combs plus the grommets will likely be enough to keep the cables straight and hold their place on the viewable side.
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Your stitching is looking A+ morencyam. I wouldn't mind having my cables look like that in my build. But sleeving takes up so much time as it is, I don't think I could fit in stitching.
Thanks Mike, I'm real happy with how it turned out thumb.gif
The stitching method I used was actually a lot a faster than the FrankNSteinPC method. I did about 8-10 stitchings on the 24-pin and it only took me about an hour once I got the process down. I linked the method I used just a few posts up where I posted the picture.

Yea I noticed that, I'll definitely check it out.
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Your stitching is looking A+ morencyam. I wouldn't mind having my cables look like that in my build. But sleeving takes up so much time as it is, I don't think I could fit in stitching.

That's a lot of bad and terrible stuff. Is there any sort of cable management device/tool/method out there that does look good to you?

I am a fan of using tension to train and hold the cables in place. You can have 8+ inch long runs holds their shape if there is tension on the cables. Especially if the sleeving is very tight over the wire.

If your case doesn't have cable management grommets then I like the way I did my Lian Li. 2 screws, some scrap aluminum, and about 10 minutes each and you can make retention brackets. This is IMHO the best way. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


If there is cable management grommets then a pair of combs plus the grommets will likely be enough to keep the cables straight and hold their place on the viewable side.

Tension huh, I like it. No doubt you are a clean sleeving machine lowfat. Always like seeing your work.
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