Hi, I built my gaming PC about two years ago, it's been working really well ever since, but one thing that's always bothered me is the cable management inside the case. I see pic's of people's gaming rigs online and the insides almost always look real clean cut without almost any exposed cables. My pc on the other hand looks like a mess of wires all tied together. What are these people doing with all the wires?
Here's a pic of my machine:
As you can see, I have most of the wires bundled together using velcro cable ties (I chose velcro because their reusable and adjustable), with the exception of the yellow SATA cord near the bottom and the Front Panel cables at the very bottom. I suppose shrink wrap would help with some of the cables, but I have a lot of loose ends that are just tied together.
Any advice would really be appreciated. I'm not looking to "pimp" the inside of my pc out or anything, I just want to keep it organized and promote good airflow throughout the case.
What case do you have? Some cases are more capable than others. Check around the motherboard tray for slots, they should go behind the tray to the back of the case, and you route them there and hide them. If it isnt like that, usually the best you can do is tie them all together and hide them in a spare drive bay or 2.
now thats just plain ironic and yeah, your case doesnt really have any cable management in mind. here, look at this:
see how theres little cutouts around the motherboard? you slip wires thru those, and keep everything behind the motherboard. without that, the best you can do is route them along the sides with some cable ties, and then tie them all up in a spare drive bay.