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Old September 3, 2009, 02:05 PM
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Does anyone have any cable management tip that they would like to share.

BTW, where do you put the big clump of wires coming out of the PSU?

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Old September 3, 2009, 02:17 PM
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I don't see a case in the sig... from my experience the case is the key. You can make some bad cases look great with patience though. Other cases need to be modded some. I would do a google for cable management and have a look at some of the threads on other forums too. Have a look in the Worklogs here.

Me, I went to Princess Auto and bought some black zip ties, tie anchors and some black split loom. I didn't use much of the split loom, but the zip ties come in handiest for cleaning up the cables. The tie anchors are not that great, the ones I got, as the adhesive doesn't stick for very long in the warm environment of the case. It was worth a shot though.

That mass of cables, I got rid of it by getting a modular PSU Yeah, I know that is no help, but I couldn't resist.
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Old September 3, 2009, 02:36 PM
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+1 for Dwayne

And buy a Dremel! Cut some holes and VOILA!
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Old September 3, 2009, 05:20 PM
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zip ties are the only way to keep those big wires tuck in place. and of course you need a case that can make it happen.
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Old September 3, 2009, 05:28 PM
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FiXT's New Cable Management Tip To Reduce Headache and Stress:

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Old September 3, 2009, 05:30 PM
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I just used the spare CD drive slots to put all the spare PSU cables into.
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Old September 3, 2009, 05:45 PM
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Logisys CS-51WBK Black ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5IN W/ 480W Front USB Audio
I have this POS case.
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Old September 3, 2009, 05:55 PM
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When I use to have a top mounted PSU in a case like that, I would put the optical drive in the second slot from the top. That would leave you a nice little nook above it to slip the mass of extra PSU cables.
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All you can do with that is either get a better case, modular psu or run the cables down the drive tower and tie them off.
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I have a good sized scar on my index finger thanks to that case. I trying to take out one of the 5.25 rom covers. It was stuck, pushed a little too hard and it popped out really fast - slicing my finger on the razer edged metal

Required a few stitches and bloodied my car


I proceeded to drop kick the the damn the thing to the dumpster.


That said - it made an excellent case for cheap builds at the time


I suggest looking into maybe something like the NZXT Beta - It is an excellent case for a great price! Look really good, and has a few decent ways it could be wired to keep the insides tidy.
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