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    Posted: 24 Apr 2008 at 3:10pm
The wiring done inside the computer can make or break a sweet gaming rig.  Anyone can add fast components inside a computer, but routing the cables to make it look great is an art.  Bad wire management can also greatly increase the temperatures inside a computer due to restricted airflow.  Proper wire management does not just look good, it increases the lifespan of a computer system.
 
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As you can see, correct wire management can make a huge difference.  It is what separates a home-built system from a professionally built system.  But exactly how exactly do we make our wiring look this good?  Below you will find some of ways and technologies that we use to achieve this.

 

Precision Cable Routing

 

Every single cable is routed throughout the case to improve airflow and look amazing.  Cables are routed so as to function, but not to be seen.  All loose cabling is hidden from plain sight and tied down to prevent it from coming loose.  No other company goes to the extremes we do to provide the best looking cable management.

 

 

Cable Tie-Down and Support

 

All cables routed throughout the case are tied down to effectively prevent any and all cables from coming loose during shipping and usage.  Our connectors are top of the line and look great too.  We shun away from regular cable ties, while we prefer to use support systems specifically for computer cables.

 

 

Round Cables

 

While the technology is here for smaller cables like SATA and SAS, PATA cables are still very much in use.  The wide 40 or 80 wire strips can cause airflow problems, even when properly secured and hidden.  We only use round PATA cables to improve airflow while looking great as well.

 

Now the fun does not stop there.  We also offer two other options which blow the the regular wire management out of the water.  We can wrap all the wires inside the case with two different kinds of wire casing.  One is a spiral wrap, which literally wraps around the cables to keep them nice and tight.  The other is the split loom, which encompasses the wire it is sheathed over.  Both look great and make a mediocre system into a showstopper.

 

 

Spiral Wrap

 

We wrap the wires inside the case with a special wrap that binds and keeps them together.  This allows for a much better presentation instead of using regular cable ties.  It also allows for the combined cables to be just as flexible as when not wrapped, still allowing our technicians to route the cables to our high standards.

 

This wrap is available in any color you want:  Green, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, and Black

 

 

Split Loom

 

This type of cable wrap uses a bendable tube with a slit in it to allow the cables to enter the tube.  While this wrap may lose cable flexibility, this type of cable management is more for show then hiding the cables.  Each piece of wrap is measured and cut to match the length of the cables exactly.

 

This wrap is available in any color you want:  Green, Blue, Red, and Black

 



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  Quote crypt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2008 at 12:41am
Do you request which wiring you want at build? What is the cost of each wiring process?
 
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  Quote MattSlagle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2008 at 9:46am
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Do you request which wiring you want at build? What is the cost of each wiring process?
 
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For every system, we perform the best wire management that we can possibly do.  For the split loom and spiral wrap, the upcharge is around $99 for each.  We will then precision place the wires for the best looking wiring possible.
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  Quote themandalorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2008 at 6:08pm

Lol every person on the forums says they're getting around to organizing their wiring when they post pics, it's the same with my friends computers

except the one that bought from you guys 

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  Quote MattSlagle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2008 at 3:55pm
I know, we spend 1/4 time actually putting the system together and the other 3/4 is devoted to organizing the wiring.  You have to visualize the system as a whole and figure out what needs to go where before you actually put it together.
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  Quote themandalorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2008 at 1:38am

That's interesting how much time you spent. I've even read that the PSU i'm getting (ultra 1600 watt), it's wires aid in airflow by 30%

but i don't think i'll even need to care if there are now wires showing :D

how much time does liquid cooling take? If you're working on an easy and big case.

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  Quote MattSlagle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2008 at 9:39am
Depends upon the setup.  If its a full setup with 1 processor and 2 video cards you are looking at about 10-15 hours worth of work.  This involves replacing the GPU heatsinks with liquid ones and running all the tubing and leak testing.
 
If its a single CPU setup, it is still at least 5+ hours worth of work.
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  Quote themandalorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2008 at 11:15pm
Wow thats crazy. I'm glad everything is tested well though
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