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#1 CoDLunaCh!ck

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:58 PM

Hi to all. My name is LunaCh!ck and I am a new member. I am building my own gaming PC. Nothing spectacular, 80GB Hard Drive and CD R/RW Drive and a couple fans (which plug into my motherboard) Certainly not enough to warrant all those excess plugs and wires. So my question is this...can I cut the excess wires, or do I have to cram them into an empty space? Can this be safely done? If so, do I have to put caps or electrical tape on the ends? Of course I wound want to keep at least one extra plug just in case I add another HD. I appreciate any help anyone can give me, and thank you in advance.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:59 AM

No do not cut these wires. Buy some cable ties and other cable management to tuck them neatly out of the way.

Check this link for ideas:

http://www.newegg.com/app/SearchProductRes...ubmit=Go&DEPA=0

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:40 AM

I agree with grinler. You can use cable ties or electrical tape to bind the excess ones together. They might be needed. Some of the better video cards need to be powered directly so if its for gaming that might be an issue.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:32 AM

Thank you for the advice. I didn't think that was a good idea! I have alot of zip (cable) ties and a spot above my cd drive, so I'll put it there. Thanks.




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