Why is Cable Management so Important?

hi all,

i was looking through the user gallery and alot of the reply's to peoples builds were "tighten up on that Cable Management" "Clean that rats nest up" "That's Horrifying!" etc.


Why is it so important?

This is my First EVER build

How did i do with the Cable Management here?
Case: Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior

Ignore the lights, I removed them and replaced them with White Case fans.
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  1. It's ok. I don't understand why your cables are in tubes, that makes them a lot less flexible. Basically it allows for better airflow if the cables are out of the way, and it just looks nicer.
  2. Better Airflow if they are out of the way, better temps, etc.
  3. Airflow and easier to work on. And if you have a side window it looks better.
  4. It's more of a point of pride with me. You spend so much time picking the parts and setting up the software, it seems a bit of waste to not make the inside as neat as possible as well.
  5. For me it is a matter of looks and air flow. My case is lite very well so I what it to look as need as possible plus I get better air flow if all the cables are out of the way.
  6. On a practical level, gets rid of cables from air flow paths, leading to better temps. Also removes surface area for dust to build up on, so you get a less dusty rig.

    More than that, its looks a heap better without a ton of cables running everywhere, especially important if you have a case window. Also a matter of pride, you just built an awesome computer, you put some good workmanship into it.

    Although admittedly your cable management options are limited in that case, no space behind the mobo tray to run cables.
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