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post #1 of 12
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Not sure if this is the place to put this, but what do you guys use to stick your cold cathodes to you're case? I've tried 3 kinds of duct tape as well as the sticky sided Velcro it came with. None of it stayed sticky when I put it in the case and yes, I wiped it down and made sure it was clean.

Edit: I'll add this here instead of creating another topic. How do people get their cases so clean with cabling. I was to go water cooling, but my cabling is just too much of a mess to do it and make it look good. I'm using the AZZA Salano 1000 case, I'm going to guess I'll need an extender for the 8 pin connector and longer sata cables, but how do I get the rest of it to look clean? The side panel doesn't have all that much room to hide cables behind it. I'll get some pictures up in a second. Would I have to go with a case that has a mobo tray?
Edited by metroidfreak - 6/11/10 at 10:09am
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post #2 of 12
I use the 3M double sided tape. 4010 I think is the type

It works great just be sure to give it a good push down before you pull off the other side to attach to the end of the cathode.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tch-_-48035297
Edited by Sno - 6/11/10 at 9:33am
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Thanks! I'll look for it locally though, $10 for tape because of the shipping is a no go with Newegg in this case lol.
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post #4 of 12
Didn't it come with the Velcro tape?
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I use the 3M double sided tape. 4010 I think is the type

It works great just be sure to give it a good push down before you pull off the other side to attach to the end of the cathode.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tch-_-48035297
This, it's extremely strong stuff. I've used the velcro too, it seems to do a decent job.
post #6 of 12
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The velcro tape didn't work at all. It just came unstuck after a day. Also edited the post to contain a second question.
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post #7 of 12
The Velcro that comes with most cathode kits is
horrible and worthless IMO.

Yes it does let you remove them easier but with the 3M tape which can be bought almost anywhere will ensure they don't fall off.

I bought some about a year ago and have not used it all yet.

Edit: As for cable management just get some music, a snack, some zipties and also some of that 3M tape and sit down and spend some time on it.

I spent about an hour on mine and it came out pretty clean.

One cable at a time is the easiest way IMO .
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post #8 of 12
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Yeah, I know it takes time lol. I was getting ready to drop kick the case after 20 minutes of trying to get the side panel on. Looks like I'll get into that once I get the cable extensions.
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My cold cathodes came with some stick on velcro. But double sided tape would be good too.
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rubber cement on double sided sticky tape
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