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How is my cable management?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by itsakjt, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. itsakjt

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    Hey guys, refined my cable management today. How is it?
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    Uhh, It's fine?
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    Yeah but my case is not that good as you can see and my PSU is also cheap. Cables are short. So if I route them behind the mobo holder, they will not reach the designated locations. :p
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    There is a thread for cable management advice. I would suggest you use that for help. :)
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    Considering what you had to work with, I'd say you did a fairly good job. It's going to be tough with a top-mounted power supply and an older case that probably wasn't designed to allow the cables to pass easily behind the motherboard tray.
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    If you don't have adequate space between the MB and right side panel, it's adequate. If you do you could at least stuff the excess cable length from the PSU back there.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    you need to sleeve or bunch the front panel connectors.
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    If you had some 3.5" to 5.25" drive adapter brackets, I would lower that DVD drive and put your hard drives under that. If your psu had a line that had 3 sata connecters you would only need to use one instead of two. Then you could use the space above your DVD drive to hide cables.
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    @de.das.dude - Ok will try. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
    @HossHuge - I had that idea too but pity I don't have any 3.5 to 5.25 adapter bracket. In that way, better cable management and less heating of the HDDs. The heat from the GPU heats up the HDDs.
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    its ok just enough to alow god airflow..
    not to god looking if u ask about that..:)
    baybe to do something with front panel wires...
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    LOL, sleeve that rig?:slap:
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    IMO it looks fine, as long as you're happy with it then that is the main thing. I'm guessing your case doesn't have a window so I wouldn't be concerned about how it looks, unless you show off the insides of your computer to everyone. As long as it doesn't impede airflow then it is all sweet.
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    shouldn't matter much those old components wont over heat.
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    Why do you say that, what is wrong with the rig?
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    it looks horrendous from the front. i have seen it IRL
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    The cable management looks fine, but I would suggest getting a front intake fan. :toast:
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    dont think it would help :p
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    Needs work IMO. Keep on it man!

    But remember its just for looks. Not function. If it runs ok then screw it. lol
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    I'd be more concerned about the crap PSU than cable management as such. The cables are sufficiently out of the way so as not to restrict the next to non-existent airflow in your case...

    If you wanted to make it a bit more tidy, you could probably route some of the cables underneath your motherboard. The standoffs are probably high enough for those 20AWG cables.
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    Until one of your cables gets caught in a fan.
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    Yea, I totally missed that whole sentence.. :laugh: Cable management isn't just for looks, but I believe TMM meant past that level of management. :toast: ;)
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    Yeah I used to be WAY worried about it. Now I just make sure its not a tree shedder when I turn it on. :laugh:

    To much "management" can damage cables with kinks and such.
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    Good. If the fans are running and no cables are melting it's fine. Anything more is just for show.
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    Yea, I would zip tie everything, but then when I needed to replace something... It was hell cutting all the zip ties.. lol I still use a lot, but I put more thought in removing them as I'm putting in. :toast:
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