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Windows 7: Cable Management


20 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Cable Management

Hi guys.

After the recent acquisition of new hardware for a new PC, I am now questionning myself about cable management.

Yes, I'm getting ahead of myself a bit here but I want to see your tricks and tips ahead of time!

Thanks for your tips in advance!


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20 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I think the best way to answer your question is with pictures.....

Have a look at this.... http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...tml#post971936

Or this thread.... http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...new-haf-x.html
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21 Oct 2010   #3

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Your case from Lian-Li already has the holes cut in the motherboard mount plate for cable management. The bottom mounted PSU cables (sometimes not all of them, if your motherboard sub-power isn't long enough you might have to run that along the mobo) go in the hole next to the PSU, and come out the other holes as needed, as well as any other cables that might get in the way of air flow.

Zip ties are your friend. They are cheap and effective, and small enough to strap wires to random holes, also easily removable.

You have a window, too... So you might want to think about cable sleeving. It makes exposed cables look pretty.


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21 Oct 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Here's a link and pic of mine.

Show Us Your Rig......My new rig....

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Get lots of cable ties and take your time when running the cables, plan the best routes.

The common first thought is to hurry up and throw it together and worry about cable management later, which usually never happens.


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21 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the answers. I guess I can only wait before checking that out... I'll be using the thread later if I have any questions.
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21 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you looked to see if they are any video reviews for the case in question? They usually show/talk about the cable management. You might get an ideal from that.
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21 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

#1). The case needs to provide a mechanism for hiding the cables.
#2). Having a modular power supply helps a bunch. Instead of a huge tangle of wires you have to hide, with a modular power supply you only use the cables you need.
#3). Take time, plan it out. It took me about 2 hours of tinkering to get the cables where I wanted them when I built my new box. That was longer than it took to assemble the parts and install the OS and load my software.

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21 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

One thing I will say about that Antec P182 is it does have great cable management. Great job.

Here's my system in a P182 case

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System in a HAF X case....




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21 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

@pparks1 : My upcoming Power Supply is is Silverstone DA700 which is (fully) modular. my case is a Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62. With that information, I'm pretty you can "personnalize" your last post

@sygnus21 : I've checked Youtube for cable management with my case but... I can't find anything... Also great job on your cable mangement *thumbs up*
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