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Wires tangled or tidy?

Discussion in 'General' started by WilHarris, 27 May 2003.

  1. WilHarris

    WilHarris Just another nobody Moderator

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    Now usually, I try to keep all the wires from my PC looking fairly tidy. However, I seem to have rather let it slip recently...check this out :

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    Overally, there are two 6-way power adaptors running off the one socket, and a few other plugs that aren't plugged in. My speakers buzz when I turn the lights on :worried:

    That's powering this little lot :

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    So come on, show us your wires :clap:
     
  2. 273BeLow

    273BeLow What's a Dremel?

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    I hate wires.. they ALWAYS snake around each other and become impossible to untangle.
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  3. bard

    bard Modding isn't what it used to be

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    That's how my wires look after I clean them up. I have a lot of video equipment and computer equipment in the same place, so I have one 10 power socket hub and one 6 power socket hub. They are connected to a three power socket hub... And I still have trouble powering all my devices! Not to start talking about the video/audio wires... bah! I neatened them up once, but it's limited what can be done in one day... Sorry for no pics.
     
  4. 273BeLow

    273BeLow What's a Dremel?

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    I have 16 sockets amoungst four power strips/bars.

    I still have four things not plugged in :eeek:
     
  5. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    I really need to tidy mine up a bit but its bloody speaker wires that are causing such a tangle :S and all the wires for my TV card :(

    As well as the 4 metres of cable coming out my wall for broadband :S even though my rooms only a beds length square :waah:
     
  6. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    [​IMG]

    The back board of the desk hides the mess of cables that run along the back :rolleyes:

    Same printer Wil :)
     
  8. Joshwah

    Joshwah Minimodder

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    Im really sad i keep mine all tidy by cable tyeing it all and cutting power leads to the correct legnth, I just counted and i use 16 sockets :jawdrop: mines getting a bit untidy now tho as im moving and i rewired my surround sound and couldnt be bothered with tidying it. Need to find that cam out to show tidyeness! :D
     
  9. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    If only i could upload a piccy
    Mines a bit of a mess as i've never tried to tidy and dont intend too :D i like mess :p
     
  10. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Yesterday I had to set up 20 machines - in the space of two desks. One had eight PCs under it with one on the side (wouldn't fit underneath) the 8 under the desk are wired up to two four port switches so I only needed two monitors but I needed one last monitor of the 9th PC because there was no more room on the switch. The second desk has 8 PCs under it and another 4 stacked on top of each other on the side. That's another three switches and three monitors to control all 16 PCs. If you can imagine the mess on cables under than desk is massive. They are powered by something like 5 socket extensions which each are plugged into another extension which then plugs into just the one wall socket. I don't know how safe that is but is was the only wall socket available in that room. You should have posted this yesterday - might have got a piccie.

    edit: also I had to connect each PC to a couple of 24 port hubs so yet more cables were added to the mess. :rolleyes:
     
  11. SiMonTiST

    SiMonTiST Minimodder

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    Yep, sure is tidy :D
     
  12. eaterofpies

    eaterofpies What's a Dremel?

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    hmmmm cant get a pic of the back of the pc its too dark but heres whats going round there (and i dont have enough plugs to plug my stereo in as well as the pcs:(

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    sorry the pics are a bit arse but i only have webcam :(

    EDIT2 removed pics cos my webserver is being reinstalled sorry this has become a spam post but having big red Xs annoys me more
     
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  13. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Single PC:
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    There's metres and metres of the stuff there behind the TV. There's also 5 network cables coming in the other side of the PC, but they're all dead tidy, coming in in 5 parallel lines. All components running off of two 6-way gangs, powered from a double wall socket.
     
  14. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    My desk and main rig isnt too bad:

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    However, the modem/router is a complete mess :D

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  15. :: kna ::

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    Guys, sort it out.. that ain't messy.

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  16. :Galokin:

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    wow look, coke get free advertising for their new Vanilla Coke! :p

    i didnt realise how messy my cables were till recently, i had to remove a cable and pulling it wasnt gonna work...so i decided to pull harder! :clap:
     
  17. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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  18. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    That stuff is seriously addictive! :eeek:
     
  19. Lazy

    Lazy Meow?

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    I bought Tesco's whole supply :D
     
  20. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Love the comic strip :D. Reminds me of yesterday - ah the memories. In fact I was in that exact situation. As well as setting up 20 or so machines I had to help my brother wire the whole office with patch cable. We had about 10 25 meter boxes so there was no shortage. My brother used this fact to make sure each cable we wired up was going to be long enough to get to the server room - had about untangle about a heap of 12 wires each about 10 meters long about five times! :eeek: You know you can get pretty good at untangling after a bit of practice ;).
     

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