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 Post subject: How To Video: PC Cable & Wire Managment
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:48 am 
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Jay & I perform cable management to PC with PCP&C PSU in just over an hour with zip ties and bases.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:54 pm 
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Cable job in Harley Davidson PC 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:08 am 
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Well, my desk has an octopus coming out of it. I found some great sources for manageing those pc cables around your desk too!, cable safe My friend Dave turned me onto hook & loop velcro cable ties for organizing larger cables, sold here Theres also cable conduit you can use.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:55 am 
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Ralf Hutter who reviews for silentpc-review, performs the cleanest & most air flow efficiant cable jobs I've seen yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:39 pm 
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thanks this is really helpful


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:11 am 
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Extremely helpful, thanks! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:31 pm 
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That was a great video, thanks! Organizing and routing cables isn't rocket science, but I watched this vid and it got me going. :D

I have an Antec 900 and this is my first build. When I originally built it about a year ago, the cables were just godawful. A few days later I rebuilt it because I installed a zalman 9500 and I also made an attempt at cable management. This is what you see in the before shot.

Today I basically just stripped it down and tried to route stuff nicer. I moved the hdd's down and turned them backwards to hide their cables (neat trick). The 900 is really nice, but it can get cramped when you're trying to wire it. I didn't want to dremel any holes to get wires behind the mobo tray because that would require removing everything, but I did drill a few as anchor points for zip ties. You can't see it too well in the after shot, but all of those cables btwn the mobo and hdd cages are flat against the case. That in itself is a big improvement. A few people here just cut off the psu cables they don't use, but I didn't think they were doing any harm at the bottom of the case (p.s. you save them and solder them back on if you need them :wink:)

The only minor difference I saw in temps was the cpu... maybe 1-2 degrees cooler. But it's a lot nicer to look at now, lol. I don't think I did too badly.

Cable management is definitely a bit harder when you have a bottom-mount PSU. ATX was just designed to have the PSU at the top where all the power connections are.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:01 pm 
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I know that you just redid everything, but i did notice the direction that your Zalman was facing. I recently did a build for a buddy using that Zalman and the Antec 900. What's cool about the positioning in that case is that you can have the Zalman Blowing air into the Large Blow hole fan at the top and the hot air is immediately evacuated. You should turn your Heat sink 90 Degrees to get that effect.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:05 pm 
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I'm glad the guide has inspired you! Thanks for posting your results! As you learned, it can be very time consuming too 8)

Heres the video link again if anybody who missed it.

PC Cable Management Video


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:08 am 
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Rita, I know the owner of the case on the left, thats Paul Edwards

fyi: Antec is now including holes for cable management in their case designs check out the review of the P180 Mini P180 here,

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