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Old February 4, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Hi Linus,

In Gaming cases like Corsair has cable management option, but what to do if to manage cables in normal cases like i have.

My case is CM Elite 371 but seriously it has 6 fans in it still no proper air flow and Antec HCG cable are thick and lots of cable clutter :( NO AIRFLOW!

Plz help me for cable management of my case.

Thanks!
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Old February 4, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Hi Linus,

In Gaming cases like Corsair has cable management option, but what to do if to manage cables in normal cases like i have.

My case is CM Elite 371 but seriously it has 6 fans in it still no proper air flow and Antec HCG cable are thick and lots of cable clutter :( NO AIRFLOW!

Plz help me for cable management of my case.

Thanks!
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Old February 4, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Even without "backside" cable management options on a case, it's always possible to tie them back/down/up to the side/top/bottom of the case. It's actually only been the last 5 years or so that case manufacturers have started paying much attention to cable management options... prior to that it was based solely on the ingenuity of the builder.
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A close friend gave me a really good suggestion for cable management; twist ties. Zip ties are great, but you can screw things up when u cut them off if you're careless.

I currently have a vast amount of cables stuffed in a really really old Thermaltake Xaxer 3 lanfire, and I have really good airflow.

Just think; where can i stuff these cables so they don't interfere with airflow, and how can I bundle them up?
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Old February 4, 2012, 03:38 PM
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lots of good tips in here already. Tying things down nice and tight and bundling multiple cables together always helps. If the cables have to be visible, straight lines and right angles always look better than a bird's nest, so bear that in mind.
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Old February 5, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Hmm! thnx
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Old February 5, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Hmm! thnx
Ya , only thing you can do (I'm in the same situation) is bundle as many together as you can and keep things straight, my case has 15mm of spacing behind the rear panel so basically useless, but hey it was free from gramps so I keep it for nostalgia.
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Thnx :)
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Electrical tape on groups of loose wires as well, Molex cables are a good example, its a poor/lazy mans sleeving.
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Electrical tape on groups of loose wires as well, Molex cables are a good example, its a poor/lazy mans sleeving.
I actually find black hockey tape looks a little better it has a fabric texture also if you get some scotch guard to spray on it dust won't stick to it as much.
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