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Old 1st July, 2005, 10:07 AM
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How do you keep your case organized and tidy?

i have all these cords lying around, i'm afraid they might do something bad. how do y'all organize the excess power cords, the SATA cords, etc?
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In my case, there's enough room above the power supply to shove them. Alternatively you could use a zip tie and bundle them all together.
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I tie them in a big hideous knot, add a good dose of lint and house dust, use old parts with a predisposition to emit sparks... and keep a fire extinguisher handy.

Cable ties are the easiest, though I've heard of people doing interesting things with using gutter pipe as a conduit.
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I shove them up beside my power supply.

And the ones that are used, I have wrapped in cable sleeving.
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I shove them up beside my power supply.

And the ones that are used, I have wrapped in cable sleeving.
cable sleeving?
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Here is a guide to how to apply it.

http://www.pccasegear.com.au/webcontent65.htm

http://www.pccasegear.com.au also sell cable sleeving
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Small contained explosions inside the case do wonders for bundling cables for the best airflow and through-put.

Funny, I haven't tried this method myself.
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Ooh, yeah, "southern fried mod, only £989.99"

I once saw an absolutely amazing mod, there were absolutely no cables visible aart from where the conneted on the mobo. The HD's had even been turned round and a cage built for behind the other drives, it was amazing. So good, it was in extreme overclocking a few months ago.

I used the little plastic wraps what you get with sandwich bags to keep mine together because they are easier to undo. I'm gonna do something proper with it soon though.
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i need to clear my cables up badly. if i open up my case any more they just spring out all over the place. i have all the stuff to tidy it-cable tie's,sleeving,piping,and little sticky things the cable tie go through.
just never seem to find the time to do it.

case could do with a dust too.
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cable ties, although i may give sleeving a go soon
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Get UV reactive sleeving and some UV lights. Just like me. It looks sick!
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Ha ha, look what I found on Ebay ! Now thats cable management!
This chap has no clue, I'd be deeply dissappointed if I put together a system like that for myself, let alone try and sell it!
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jesus a snake could hide in that crap
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Yeah, me too.
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Simple. Don't use a case

Works wonders for airflow.. Just don't let the cat get too curious.
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Simple. Don't use a case

Works wonders for airflow.. Just don't let the cat get too curious.
ahhh, that explains your exceptionally high component failure rate!

Now where's this so called mouse....
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Use a knife to "adjust" all the cables you don't like how they're lying in your case
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How do you keep your case organized and tidy?
Time,Patients&rockstar(Energy drink) I also use spirel wrap,it is cheap but Looks nice.

http://home.bendbroadband.com/bypolar/DSCN0132.jpg
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yeah, im putting a few days aside to put new fans and some kind of cable ties in this week, but in this pic there is only one cd drive, theres 2 more going in so, lacking in space.

looks funny though
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fill your case with water, insulate things that shouldn't conduct. Bam no need for wires, traces or sleeves.
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