Tidy Fan Cabling
Using fan controller positioned in (front-side) 3 1/2 inch bay. Connecting two
rear and two front side fans to it. Don't want any fan cabling going through
the middle of the system. Wonder how others handle this.
Do you use electrical tape with the fan cabling against the side of the case?
If so, are you concerned about the side of the (metal) case being too hot? Is
nylon tape (or standard tape) better than electrical?
Same questions seem to apply to a lesser extent to hard disk (+ cd-rom) cabling.
I'm planning on using cable ties for oranization, but still want to keep the
layout clean. Ideas...?
There are several types of sheath that you can use to control wires (hold them in bundles). There is split loom like the slit plastic tubing that wraps the wires in automobiles: it comes in several colors and sizes and is availiable from many automobile parts stores. There is the mesh style sheath that you can slide over the wires (some even comes with a plastic zipper seam). There is nylon spiral wrap (my favorite) it too comes in many sizes and was specificly developed for aplication to wires. Or you can fall back on using a lot of wire ties to bundle the wires.
Once you select one of the above sheathing methods, or develop your own, the sheathed wires can be wire tied along the frame edges (out of sight) or run along the top using stick on nylon tie points (check out the telephone / wiring section of your local home center) or if the case skin can be removed you can just drill holes to run the wire ties through then reapply the skin to hide the tiewraps.
Last edited by Happy Joe; 06-27-2004 at 04:26 PM.
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