Computer cable management is essential for your PC to not just look good... but perform better as well. Learn how to organize computer cables and wires right here.
So why should you organize the cables inside your computer? The reasons are numerous:
Now let's find out how to organize computer wires and cables inside a PC. We shall demonstrate using a basic computer case with no cable management features.
With this computer cable management guide, you'll be able to transform this sad-looking mess...
... into this tame bundle of neatness (in under 20 minutes):
Please allow us to introduce you to the humble computer cable tie (see image below). To most people it's just a little strip of plastic but it's quite possibly the superstar of computer cable management.
10 cm (4 in) and 15 cm (6 in) cable ties are most suited for organizing the cables and wires inside a computer case:
There are three general guidelines for computer cable management:
First let's work on the power supply cables since they make up most of the mess. Tie up all the extra power cables that aren't in use as shown in the image below:
Once you have tied up your power supply cables, find a hiding place to tuck them away from sight. The extra space next to your 3.5" drive bays (outlined in yellow below) often makes a perfect hiding spot:
Next let's draw our attention to the computer case connectors. Since these cables tend to be quite long, it's a good idea to tie them along several points:
To hold your computer cables and wires in place (and to prevent them from blocking any fans inside the case), you can simply fasten them to any open screw holes with cable ties:
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