Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Looking for Cable management tips.

14 Jan 2011   #1
Reject

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Looking for Cable management tips.

Hey,I'm new and I was looking around and well this is the only place that seemed right. I have a problem with my cable management in my case (antec 900) does anyone have any tips that would be very helpful also if I posted this in the wrong place or if there's a thread for this please tell me. Thank you all.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Jan 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Can you post a picture or describe the problem? Cases differ so much it's hard to give generic advice.

Or you could type antec 900 cable management into google and look at the youtube videos.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Twist ties & zip ties work well

But I got a bigger cable management problem


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jan 2011   #4
Reject

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Ok once I clean out all the dust that gathers in there ill give you and image. Btw that looks like my high schools server room before I got in there. lol Also thank you for quick response's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The best solution to cable management issue is velcro cable tie rolls
Amazon.com: Velcro Cable Tie Roll, 3/4" x 5 yards: Electronics

You take a roll of this stuff, cut it and wrap it around your cabling. The advantage to the velcro is that if you later need to remove it, or add a wire, etc...you don't have to cut it like a zip tie...but instead just open it up, add to it and wrap it back on itself.

My second trick is to use colored electrical tape to hold down small wires and such. Just tape them to the side of the case in a non-obvious location. Helps to keep them tidy and looking sharp. Also, you can use it to bundle a couple of small cables together. I don't wrap the wires from end-to-end, but rather just tape them every few inches and I use a very small amount of tape.

The third trick is simply to take lots of time. Getting a good cable job simply takes time to think it out and run the wires properly. I probably look at the case for up to 2 hours just placing parts and thinking it over before I even start to permanently mount anything and clean up the cables.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #6
Reject

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Thank you also. Would anyone have any ideas on how to keep dust out like filters or something.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would expect that your Antec already has filters. I have 2 Antec Sonata II's and an Antec P182 at my house and all 3 have filters and I get next to no dust in my machines at all. Even sitting near the floor, in my basement, with a house with pets (cat and dog).

You can make cheap dust filters with pantyhose that you can use to cover fans and openings and such.

Edit: just looked up the 900 and it doesn't have a dust filter. But the new Antec 902 does have one. I don't purchase cases anymore without dust filters. They are a requirement for me.

Heck, even the cheapo Antec 300 has dust filters in the front. What a bad choice on the 900 to leave them off. I'm sure it's to increase air flow....but I'd gladly give up a small amount of air flow to keep the dust out of my case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #8
ultimatedesk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I was always a fan of using twist-ties instead of zip-ties as it's easy to add and remove cables from a bundle.

I second the idea of using pantyhose for an easy dust filter. There are a lot of other options as well like cutting up a furnace air filter, thin cotton padding, stretching most cottons. All of them will have a tradeoff between collecting more dust, and decreasing airflow.

I think there are some relatively simple plastic filters you can buy online as well for 120mm fans, and their benefit is that you can just rinse them off to clean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #9
Reject

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Alright then thank you all. I'm going to go try it out now. Thank you again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2011   #10
Everlong

 

Let us know how it goes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Looking for Cable management tips.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Casing Cable Management
Hello everyone and I have some question with regards to the new case I am changing... So, I am upgrading my case to Corsair Carbide 400R and I was wondering about the cable management for my Seasonic S12II PSU. I mean, are the cable in this PSU long enough to route it properly? Is there any tips...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
How Do I Best Go About Cable Management On My HP Pavlilion P7-1010?
The cable management isn't the best. Here is a pic:
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Cable braiding/management and led Stripping.
Hey guys, As some of you may know I'm making a new computer build very soon (within this month) and I wanted to get everything together. I'll be building in a Corsair 600t White edition and I wanted to get some cable sleeving in white (or white and black) and I was just wondering if anybody knew...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Cable Management on an Antec 300
Anyone know a way to manage cables on an antec 300 case? right now all my cables are everywhere and block airflow... Also I do not want to cut any ANY openings into my case...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
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!
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Cable Management Pictures
I've built around 10 computers so I'm by no means an expert. In my prior builds, I didn't really care about how it looked inside because (1) I don't over-clock so I didn't care too much about air-flow; (2) I don't like the plastic window in cases so I don't get them, therefore, nobody sees what my...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App