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Windows 7: The Little Tie Thingies

05 Dec 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't suggest that you use cable ties. Instead, I recommend some 2 sided velcro strips instead.
Amazon.com: Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties, 0.5 Inches x 8 Inches Long, Black, 100 Ties per Pack (91140): Office Products

With these, you can take them off, add more wires and put them right back on. This way you aren't poking around inside or the computer with a pair of scissors.
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05 Dec 2010   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
It is a small world....Is Christmas coming soon?
Santa is going to bring me a new PC case, UV lights and other goodies from Directron. I have been a VERY good boy this year.
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05 Dec 2010   #13
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't suggest that you use cable ties. Instead, I recommend some 2 sided velcro strips instead.
Amazon.com: Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties, 0.5 Inches x 8 Inches Long, Black, 100 Ties per Pack (91140): Office Products

With these, you can take them off, add more wires and put them right back on. This way you aren't poking around inside or the computer with a pair of scissors.
How do these differ from regular velcro? Would these also be good to hold up UV lights on the case?
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05 Dec 2010   #14
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

A Very Good Boy, Indeed!

Parks does have a valid point. To use any system of Cable Management, one must err to the side of caution.

EDIT:
Check with Directron they should have them.
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05 Dec 2010   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Parks is a very good salesperson. My Velcro Ties are on the way to me as we speak. Free shipping, can't beat that. Thanks for the help.
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05 Dec 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Cable Management

This site sells VERY cheap cable management stuff. I got 1000 zip ties for $4.

~Lordbob
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05 Dec 2010   #17
Anak

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05 Dec 2010   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Never ever use scissors to clip a zipped zip tie, always use dikes/wire cutters. Also don't zip to the last click leave them snug but not tight. These wires we use in our systems can be worn in side of the cabling but over crimping.
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06 Dec 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
How do these differ from regular velcro? Would these also be good to hold up UV lights on the case?
Regular velcro has one side that you stick onto something and a second side which sticks to something else. You put the two pieces of velcro together and they stick.

With the two sided velcro straps....you simply wrap it around the object and it sticks directly to itself.

I use this stuff for all of my server cable management. My racks are full of it. But it's fantastic, as I can simply remove it, add to it and stick it right back on. If the piece is cut too short..I simply get another piece and they stick together to make 1 longer piece.

Cable ties are a thing of the past for me.
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06 Dec 2010   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

In my case I use a combo of both velcro ties and cable/zip ties. The cable ties in black disappear in the case where as the velcro has a more pronounced appearance. I totally agree the velcro is great for items that change out regularly. Also the added thickness makes the use of the velcro behind the mobo limited as well.
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