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Shax December 11, 2011 05:23 PM

Help Me Manage My Cables
 
Well I built my system more than a few months ago and have decided enough is enough with these messy cables. Being relatively new to the desktop world I would appreciate any advice or critique on how to clean the inside of my case up.

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My plans so far,

Buy at least a sleeved 24 pin cable for the motherboard, push pull on the Corsair and try to hide some of the power supply cables in the back tray. What else do you guys think? :thumb:

Agares December 11, 2011 06:04 PM

Patriote has made an excellent guide to sleeving fan cables Guide : Sleeving a 3-pin fan! (56k Warning)
you could sleeve the SATA cables, but it's easier just to switch them out.

ben_liu December 11, 2011 08:19 PM

Does your case have a window? I wouldn't even bother with cleaning that up. It looks presentable as it is. Although, I would try and clean up the cables behind the table. Mine is very messy ...

Ed103194 December 11, 2011 08:29 PM

for the blue sata cables guide them throught he rubber holes, and if you rotate the radiator of the h60 so the hoses come from the top of the rad I think it will look cleaner

great_big_abyss December 12, 2011 06:38 AM

A lot of cases allow you to rotate the hard drive trays. If you can do it on this case do it so that the SATA cables come in from behind the motherboard tray.

clshades December 12, 2011 09:06 AM

I would adjust a few things in that case if the wires are long enough.
  • Move the audio cables down through the lowest holes and try it get it to go down behind the PSU if there is space. Come straight up behind the psu to the header on the motherboard. (if possible)
  • move the usb header down the same way
  • Pull the sata cables through the holes and leave the excess behind the motherboard tray
  • flip the rad 180 degrees
  • Move the Harddrive up a couple slots so you can hide more of the SATA cable
  • Move the CDrom drive down to the bottom so you have nearly zero power wire and sata wire showing.
  • Pull as much of the excess wiring from the PSU in behind the motherboard tray bend it if you have to.
  • Buy 2 different sizes of black zip ties to help hold stuff down behind the other side panel.
  • Use comon sense zip tying wires together you don't wanna have to cut them everytime you change out a fan or hard drive. Similar things together different things apart. Your discretion of course.
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Shax December 12, 2011 05:48 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, let me say right now I have no interest or time in sleeving my own cables. I have no problem buying them though.


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