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Cable retention with Velcro and cable tie.

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When making a display build you do your best to make the inside look uncluttered. One of the best ways to do this in a case is to run as much of your cabling behind the mainboard tray as possible and then use zip ties to manage placement between the mainboard tray and the side cover. This is handy until you want to move something. Then you have to cut your cable ties. I have a possible solution to this. Use a product from Velcro called One-Wrap Straps. I plan to place normal cable ties in loops where I plan to retain cables. Then use the 1/4 in cable ties from Velcro to loop through the ties and around the cables. This would give the retention being tied in place but a removal of unlocking the Velcro.

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Those velcro straps are wider than zip-ties, though. They're also pretty long, so you'd either have to cut off the extra material or wrap it around itself repeatedly, making the strap very thick.

I have some that I got from Lowes, but I never really thought about using them for cable management - I've still got plenty zip-ties left from the ones that came with my CM 690 II Advanced.

Oh, these are pretty good arm straps for arm-mounted weaponry.
Edited by GuardianDuo - 3/12/11 at 9:20am
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