I don't get what water cooling tubing has to do with IDE cables... You don't cut them while they are still in the system.
lol it's because we were on different planes of thought there. Thought you were talking about his overall case being easier to manipulate with all those wires in it, not still talking about the IDE cables.
EDIT: Whoa, I was on a completely different thread dude. I had just read about that green case with those chrome wires...wow...my mind was lost..
If you get sleeves instead of zip ties, it'll look just as clean, but yeah cutting them would make it easier to bend, but I've never really had a problem with that anyway