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post #1 of 37
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Every time I do some cable management on my rig, everything comes out really nice except for the SATA cables which are always bunched up together and actually look horrible since everything else is so neat.

Does anyone have any tips on how they router hid or beautified their SATA cables? Pictures would rock too!
post #2 of 37
These pics are quite out-dated for me, but it's basically the way I always do it:

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Pay particular attention to how I put the excess slack behind the motherboard tray.


Here's the end result:

Front5.png



Those blue cables are my SATA cables, and they're the same blue cables that you can see in the first pic. smile.gif
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post #3 of 37
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Thanks! Does anyone have any other method? I'd like to see lots before I try them.
post #4 of 37
I usually zip-tie the SATA data cables together and run them as unobtrusively as possible. Sometimes the cables with 90 degree connectors can be more convenient as well. For the power cables, often I pull off the connectors and reposition them so I don't have any extra between the plugs.
post #5 of 37
What I do is I take the SATA cable and coil it around a pencil, it gives a neat look instead of just being there.
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post #6 of 37
Sleeved SATA cables look pretty nice. Blend in with the rest of the sleeved power supply cables your power supply has and they blend right in. Plus you can sleeve them all, or separately depending on how you want your cable managment done.
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post #7 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;12058470 
These pics are quite out-dated for me, but it's basically the way I always do it:

Back3.png


Pay particular attention to how I put the excess slack behind the motherboard tray.


Here's the end result:

Front5.png



Those blue cables are my SATA cables, and they're the same blue cables that you can see in the first pic. smile.gif

I started a thread a few days ago looking for rounded SATA cables which nobody really had a clue. Can you be so kind as to direct me where you purchased yours? Thanks:)
post #8 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZainyAntics;12059351 
What I do is I take the SATA cable and coil it around a pencil, it gives a neat look instead of just being there.

This sounds really good. It should look great in my rig with some black Sata Cables. Gonna have to order some on frozen.
post #9 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickt1862;12065585 
I started a thread a few days ago looking for rounded SATA cables which nobody really had a clue. Can you be so kind as to direct me where you purchased yours? Thanks:)
Right on Newegg actually. They're the non-locking kind, but they still get the job done:

OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Round Cable W/ Metal Shield, Straight to Straight, UV Blue, Backward Compatible with 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps

OKGEAR 18" SATA 6 Gbps Round Cable W/ Metal Shield, Straight to Right Angle, UV Blue, Backward Compatible with 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps

At the time I purchased them, they were just the 3 Gbps cables. smile.gif
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Just be glad we no longer use IDE!!!!
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