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Do you recommend using zip ties for a custom built PC? (for the cables) + what tools do I need for building a PC?

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January 28, 2014 6:58:58 AM

If so, why? And how much money do they cost?

About the tools I need to build a PC, I know I'll need a screwdriver, but what more?
January 28, 2014 7:00:52 AM

Yes, small zip-ties are a mus for good cable management.

You really only need a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
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January 28, 2014 7:04:15 AM

Zip ties are good for cable management. The only other things you may need are screws and standoffs. These usually come along with the computer case and some motherboards as long as they are bought when they are new and not secondhand. As long as they come with the case then perfect. If not with the motherboard then no problem. Just make sure to buy a new case and not secondhand ones.
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January 28, 2014 8:12:43 AM

Zip ties are only a few cents each. You can buy a bag of assorted sizes for a few dollars.
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February 23, 2014 9:05:50 AM

I've stopped using zip ties except in a few places I know I will not need to move the cables ever (24pin and 8 pin ATX only really), all of the rest I use twist ties since I find I am often cleaning my fans or moving hardware or... and twist ties are just that much easier
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February 27, 2014 3:37:55 PM

So you do recommend me twist ties, instead of zip ties? For all or only some places?
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February 27, 2014 3:40:10 PM

I would say twist ties, they are easier to manage but less sturdy, if habitually open up your case for whatever reason and like to mess around with the innards of your system then twist ties are more for you.
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