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Build Advice Cable Tidying - Any Advice?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CrazyBlade, 18 Feb 2012.

  1. CrazyBlade

    CrazyBlade New Member

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    I've just put together my first major build (see my sig below) - it's not the most powerful but I'm frankly chuffed to bits with it. However, whilst I've tried to keep the cables as tidy as I can I'm not completely happy with it. I've used cable ties and wired around the back.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ficky Pucker

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    post some pictures ;)
     
  3. CrazyBlade

    CrazyBlade New Member

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    No problem. I will do in the morning.
     
  4. ninjaplease

    ninjaplease I don't know what I'm doing

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    Braided cable shrouding + heatshrink + cable ties + cable tie mounts.
     
  5. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Nice rig mate very tidy, :thumb:

    As someone else said, picture's would be cool and also helpful to give you some advice, but I would say it depends firstly on what PSU you have

    is it Modular? Corsair unit?

    and how batcrap crazy you want to go with it, I ended up sleeving all of my cables on my Enermax PSU individually, if you don't want to go down the sleeving cables yourself for whatever reason, I would suggest the Bitfenix Alchemey Extender Cables, makes the inside of your case look lurvley :D

    oh and LOTS AND LOTS OF zip ties, and don't be afraid to pull something out and try it a different way if your not happy with it, hope that cover's most of the bases until you show us a picture and can be more specific with help :)
     
  6. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Look forward to seeing them, I will post some of my tidying too if that helps, tho mine is not the best but its not bad :thumb:
     
  7. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    You should try doing it in a TJ11 mate :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
  8. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    In my thread (link in sig) there are several pics of cable tidying :) I use those extenders that Trash said about above and the braid it better than MDPC braid...

    I now love the MDPC cable holders personally...
     
  9. N17 dizzi

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    TPIUWP :thumb:
     
  10. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    A few pics of my cabling, apologies for the large size

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  11. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Wrong place
     
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  12. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Nice job dizzi, you going to get the corsair braided cable kits?
     
  13. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Double post
     
  14. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know they did one.

    Will now google, look, see pics and buy! :D
     
  15. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    They are only available on the Corsair website currently and including tax + shipping (4 - 6days) it will cost $130...

    Couple of other things I want to get first so not a priority at that price but certainly a future upgrade.
     
  16. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    What are the relatively thin cable that are routed around the drive bays? Wouldn't it be easier to route them behind or bundle them all into one bunch?
     
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Imo it's the front panel I/O and the fan cables that make it look cluttered. Some of those can be hidden under the motherboard etc, but other than that I don't really know what to do.

    And ignore the braided stuff, the Corsair kits are ridiculously expensive and will do NOTHING to improve the situation.
     
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  18. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    I guess you are referring to the fan header cable for the side panel fan?

    The main thing for me is airflow and noise... I can't see what more I could do to improve airflow, no airways are blocked apart from the HDD cage which would require a dremel
     
  19. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    I have never thought of doing that.

    I will be away for some time :)
     
  20. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Rotating the rear fan around so the fan wire exits the fan against the case will help neaten that wire up. Likewise, mount the fan on the Dark Rock so the wire exits near the board and wrap the extra around the base of the heatsink.

    All the front panel connectors can be routed around the back in a bundle. If you can get them around nicely try removing the front of the case.
    I'd pull the 24pin and the PCI-E cables tighter so the loop of extra wire isn't as large.

    The PCI-E cable I'd probably route from the grommet below the 24pin.

    That's about all the help I can think off and it's pretty much how I did my friends R3.
     
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