Thanks jmsellars --
My current/first attempt at cable management of my new rig is like a mullet -- business in the front, party in the back.
The turd-sized motherboard cable was making it crazy hard to even put the side cover back on.
Now that I have my set-up relatively stable (though not at optimal OC settings), I will try to reroute some of the cables and bring in some zipties to secure.
I'll post up some photos soon to get feedback. Thanks for responding to my initial post.