Cable Management Recommendations

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by kcnychief, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    My cables are getting out of control. I was thinking of getting some velcro zip ties so they can be opened and re-used. Anyone have any cool racks or mechanisms for cable management?
     
  2. Aprox

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    Inside or outside of the case?
     
  3. Grandmaster

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    I use cable ties, although they can't be opened up like the velcro ones.
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Sorry, I should have specified.

    I want something for all the wires, from my speakers, monitor, PC, KVM, router, printer, and a partridge in a pear tree :p
     
  5. Aprox

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    As Grandmaster said cable ties work pretty well for that, I know there are kits you can buy for doing just this, they come with velcro I think. not sure on price though.

    As for that partridge, might wanna call animal control on that one.
     
  6. kcnychief

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    Ha, thanks for the tip on the partridge :)

    As I don't want to go drilling in my new desk, it seems velcro ties (which I already have), is my best option.
     
  7. falconguard

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    Home depot and get some 3/4" flex tubing this will let you hide spaghetti. you can also get 1" tubing and the like.
     
  8. kcnychief

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    Ohhhh, tubing.

    GOOD idea :)
     
  9. Grandmaster

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    Tubing is a good idea until you decide to move the location of all that crap around. Then you can have one dismantling everything first :p

    (I speak from experience)

    But if you aren't going to be moving it anytime soon, tubing would work well. I used to use tubing before doing the cable tie thing.
     
  10. Aprox

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    I was going to recommend tubing for the inside of the case, but didnt think it would be a good idea for the outside. It works great for the inside of the case, makes it very easy to condense budles of wires and such.

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