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Old 03-05-2005, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im no stranger to building a PC, but I am a stranger to good wire management. Most of my cases have been very cluttered. Does anyone have any useful ideas for keeping the case rubbish to a minimum?
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can tie the wires together to make them into a neat bundle.
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I purchased a wire sleeving kit for my rig. It took a lot of time to put it on, but when i was finished the results were great. Also, like phosho510 said; use some wire ties.

I think the hardest part was geting the sleeving over the connectors. I bought one of those molex wire removers and that helped out a lot. Just be sure you know where the wires go after the sleeving is in place.
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Its also a good idea to route your wires behind your motherboard tray if you have room behind there. I did that and it helped my temps.
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I have the cables behind my motherboard tray, but not the ones for the cd drives, and my system is around 15F cooler because there not in the way of the air flow.
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u guys should post close up pics of ur towers and how neat and tidy ur case is ^_^
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My case is a mess, but once i get some Tie Straps ill post pics.
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Tio #1: Dont let your case look like this




This concludes our lesson

EDIT: BTW Thats my old case, not my current. It was cool like a beeotch though. Full load at even 1.9Vcore running 2.5-2.7GHz never got above 39C
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Give me 30 min and ill post a pic of my current mess with out my 2nd HDD and extra ****...
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My case is also a mess, tomorow im planning to open it up, install an extra 512mb Ram, another case fan, and a usb cable so i have another 2 USB ports.
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