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u/BPNave · 2066 pointsr/pics

It's not pretty lol. We tried to zip tie everything together to make it at least understandable haha

EDIT: Hijacking this post since there are a LOT of common questions. Oh and /u/smilenataliew is the wife :)


>How did you connect everything to the TV/What adapters did you use?

NES through Gamecube (bottom 4): We have a 4-input composite switcher (those Yellow/Red/White cables) between the N64 and Gamecube, connected to our TV's 3.5mm composite port (which looks like a headphone jack), which we convert with cables like these. We do not recommend a composite to HDMI converter, as the output (might) look garbled from older systems (it did for us).

Wii: Component cables to HDMI converter, then into a remote controlled HDMI switcher (switcher and controller can both be seen to the left of Kirby Amiibo/the Wii)

WiiU & Switch: HDMI to the same HDMI switcher

>Don't the controllers just fall out when you open the case? How are they secured?

The NES controller is resting on a WiiU controller stand, oddly enough!
The SNES controller is the most finnicky. It's slightly leaning back on its own cords, but it's hard to get it to stay put.
The N64 controller is leaned against a stack of N64 games--it's definitely the system my wife and I have the most games for already!
The Gamecube controller is leaning against two other stacked gamecube controllers.
The Wii controller is just just leaning up against a thick piece of cardboard (more cardboard is also holding up the NES and SNES systems since the bottom of their doors would block view of the systems otherwise. My wife intends to wrap all cardboard with contact paper to make it all more decorative, she's very crafty!)
The WiiU has the same controllers as the Wii, except for the screen one, which is on a stand that actually charges the unit while it sits on top of the WiiU system!
The Switch controller actually stands on its own with the joy cons connected to them, but I've decided to actually show the charging station we bought with the joy cons connected to it so that they'll always be charged and ready to go!

>Where are the games?

Behind the controllers! In fact the N64 controller is leaning on a stack of them.

>Cable management? Do you have controller extenders?

Lots of zip ties in the back, and as for controller cables, we bought ~100 of those velcro straps for cords so we can wrap them up for neat display storage without wrapping the cords around the controllers. We also have extension cords for all corded controllers since the consoles don't exactly come out of the unit!

>Where can I get the display case?

It's a piece of furniture so it's a bit expensive, but it's definitely what we wanted after searching for a couple weeks! It's on Amazon

>You could have just emulated it all!

I love having and playing on the original consoles, but emulation is also awesome!

>Where's the Virtual Boy?

It doesn't connect to the TV so I didn't feel the need to get it for this project, but I DO want it for my collection! (Also kids should wait a bit before they play with a 3D device, even the 3DS)

>Where's Nintendo's even older console, the Color TV-Game?/Where's the 64DD?

Those were released Japan only, but I might still want to get them! I believe the controller and the console for Color TV-Game are both one unit, and space is limited, so it might be tough to integrate it if I want to get it!

>Where's the TV? CRT??

Mounted on the wall above the mantle. Sorry, no CRT...yet.

>PHOTOSHOPPED!/I swear I saw this before!

lol why would anyone photoshop this? Definitely real. I'll provide a few more images if I can. And definitely my setup! Though I'm sure I'm not the first to do something similar.

>lol fake niece

The niece and story are real, but if I'm being perfectly honest this is more for me than her haha

u/Paroxysm_Rancor · 588 pointsr/LifeProTips

What is a "Cable binder" ? A zip tie according to my very grueling research.

Velcro ties work much better. I use these specific cable ties on my racks as well as workstations. They look nice, secure, and easily removable when adding, subtracting, or re-routing.

u/snipzy · 145 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are better

100 instead of 50, Velcro brand, great reviews. $6.88

u/teckademics · 84 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I was like, damn that is clean. Then I seen all the cables crammed under the desk. The only thing you need is some Polyethylene wire tube and some cable velcro and you're set for life.

u/xenokira · 80 pointsr/gaming

Better than zip ties, use Velcro straps. This way, if you need to swap cables in or out, you're not having to clip your zipties and use new ones. These are the Velcro straps I use (and they work great!):

u/itomeshi · 78 pointsr/homelab

Zipties suck.

I've been using Velcro cable ties for a few years now. It's easy and cheap to pull out or ad in another cable. I find it helps more than you think because it reduces the friction required to make it look right.

I also use sleeves like this and this, a few wraps, and raceways. For raceways, I have this, but I'm not 100% happy with it and may switch to a basket one of these days.

I also see a lot of cables that are way too large for the space. Pick up a few short cables and remove that bulk. You don't need to go crazy with this, just pick the worst offenders.

Beyond that, focus on cleaning up the points where cables join or split. A loop hook or brace in the right spot can really clean things up. Try to have a single point where cables go to the window/closet. Have a single point at the desk that all cables going into the PC go through.

u/WinterCharm · 60 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

You know those velcro cable ties? my sister uses those on "many straps" to bundle them up into one strap, then unvelcros them when she's done putting on a dress/top/etc.

There' only a couple of bucks.

u/SirEDCaLot · 23 pointsr/DataHoarder

Nice idea

Get yourself some velcro ties and do some cable management. That's the difference between a 'mess of wires under the floor' and a 'holy fuck cool looking hidden computer shit under the floor'...

u/_id10terror_ · 21 pointsr/homelab
  1. Toss the Zips and use Velcro, so you can add\remove cables as time passes. (
  2. Mount Chassis under the desk with something like this (
  3. Mount UPS to wall with something like this (
  4. Wall mount a shelf for the network gear. A plus side is it is rack-mountable so if you ever go that direction it is still useful to you ( That Pyle one is 10" deep and a great value for the money, but they have many options and depths on Amazon, just search for "Rack Mount Shelf". Use the vents in the rack with some velcro to tie down the gear and cables neatly.
  5. Whenever possible, route low and high voltage separately. Use either your typical cable raceways, or something like these adjustable cable straps that can be mounted by screws or adhesive. (

    Last piece of advice.... Let your EdgeRouter breathe... don't stack stuff on top of the poor thing. :)
u/LFKhael · 20 pointsr/buildapc

100 pack for $5. I added them right back to my want list almost immediately after I opened the package.

u/AShiddyGamer · 19 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That works too. You can get a 100-pack on Amazon for $10. Don't think I'd want to use velcro on internals, however.

u/_Keo_ · 18 pointsr/motorcycles

He got a Duc. Buy him a tool kit!! (Don't crucify me!)

But him a roll of velcro zip ties: Amazon link
You have no idea how useful these things are until you need them. They are reusable, work in the wet, don't mark anything, can be strung together, and they don't look shit.

I also second the emergancy tire kit: Amazon again

u/djscsi · 17 pointsr/DJs

Learn how to properly roll cables over-under. This especially applies to long cables like AC extension cords, XLR cables, etc. Doing this type of wrapping in the OP will fuck up your cables pretty quickly if you use them a lot - again, especially when it comes to things like long power cords. Here's a quick demo video.

Also these velcro cable ties are great. Put them on everything you wrap and unwrap frequently.

u/nailz1000 · 16 pointsr/CableManagement

People keep recommending zipties and I'm just like ya'll should be using velcro.

u/GoingOnEmpty · 15 pointsr/GirlGamers

Aw thank you! (:

It's all about personal preference as to what you want to use, but I used Velcro cable ties, cable sleeves, and sticky cable clamps for both my battlestation and my TV/console station. I bought these in particular and they do just the trick for me at very low cost.

Ties: VELCRO Brand ONE WRAP Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

Sleeves: 20" Cable Management Sleeve with Free Zip Ties

Clamps: eBoot Adjustable Cable Clips Adhesive Nylon Wire Clamps, Black, 50 Pack

Stick some clamps behind your desk and down the edges of the desk legs to run the wires and cords along them. Just be warned that the residue may stick and might peel off paint or wood, so take caution if you want to tear them off. I'm sure you can find better ones that don't potentially damage your desk, but with proper removal care, you should be fine.

I like the velcro straps because they can easily be adjusted, removed, and reused. They're also versatile for any other random cables you want to store.

EDIT: Added some pictures of the back where the cables are to show you how messy and hectic it is.

u/Boops_McGee · 14 pointsr/gamecollecting

Personally I use these cable ties with this wrapping method.

Edit: wow, I didn't expect a response. I'm glad others do this as well. Some may think it's overkill, but I want my stuff to last a very long time.

u/PM_ME_HOT_DADS · 13 pointsr/specializedtools

Been using these in my home and they've been great

u/kit-08 · 13 pointsr/malelivingspace

velcro cable ties would also help to organize your cables.

u/BoopityBoop1 · 12 pointsr/GirlGamers

Honestly the best thing you could do for your setup right now is cable management. You can get reusable velcro zip ties from Amazon or Walmart or someplace like that. I’d also recommend getting little figures or plushies of your favorite characters to add some more of your personality to the area

u/vaportini · 12 pointsr/buildapc

I believe these ties are what you're referring to. I bought them for cable management behind my entertainment center, and ended up also using for cable management in my pc build. They worked great!

u/WhatPlantsCrave · 11 pointsr/cableporn

The "Type" of cable fastener absolutely does make all of the difference depending upon the application.

In many applications cable or "zip" ties are not allowed due to toxic fumes given off when they are heated. Many users tend to over tighten cable ties thus damaging the cable jacket or conductor vs velcro.

In the case of aircraft or high vibration scenarios the type of cable fastener used is highly regulated.

In the end remember there are Redditors from around the globe here that are not only home users but also many that work with cable fasteners day to day in the work that they do. I have been known to post a link to this set of velcro from Amazon to those that complain about price.

If this were my setup I would cringe at the crimped coax cable. It's totally worth redoing, using a compression fitting instead. Those tools can be found at your local hardware store, online or just befriend a cable guy and hand him a few bucks to remake the end. It will take him a minute or less.

Thx OP for the post, IMO anything better than a nest of cables is better in the end. I highly prefer velcro.

u/Mattyuh · 11 pointsr/techsupportgore

I have about 400 velcro zip ties in my bag that I use instead of normal zip ties. The guy after always appreciates it.

u/Benze2294 · 10 pointsr/lifehacks

Or spend $5 and get 100 velcro ones that will hold up better...

u/rolltododge · 10 pointsr/battlestations

Alright I'll be the first to say it... You're going to hate that you used zip ties. Any time you need to change anything, you have to cut and refasten new ones. They also can damage wiring.

You should have used velcro ties:

u/jaymz168 · 10 pointsr/audioengineering

Over under is all I know, every company I've ever worked with, as well myself personally, use over under exclusively. Skip the "garden ties" and get these or opera knot some tie line on the cables so you can keep them tidy.

u/NauticalBustard · 9 pointsr/Hue

Get some velcro cable ties; tie everything headed to a common component together. ie. all the power cords conecting to a certain power bar, tie them together. All the HDMI cables connecting to the TV, etc.

All the cords going to the right-hand side of the entertainment unit, bundle them together and tie them to the unit's centre-right vertical support column/leg (preferably the one in the back). White velcro cables ties might blend in better here. Do the same for the centre-left column/leg and components on that side.

For the big rat's nest in the back, bundle the surplus power brick cord lengths together with cable ties and either hide the tied bundles behind the component it powers, or tuck it under the entertainment unit out of sight.

Snip the surplus ends of the wrapped cable ties so they are neat and not rolled up into little cinnamon rolls.

Because the entertainment unit is so open, you're not going to be able to completely hide everything. It doesn't all have to be hidden, it just has to look organised.

u/Ben1842 · 9 pointsr/PS4

Get the ties that velcro, they work just as well and if you need to move something around its easier. Example:

u/PrimeCaliber · 9 pointsr/battlestations

Not sure why my links came out all fucked up? Too lazy to try and fix it.


Monitors: [Dell S2716DGR] (

Triple Monitor Mount: [EZM Deluxe Triple Monitor Mount] (

Keyboard: [Corsair K70 Cherry MX Reds] (

Mouse: [Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB] (

Mouse Pad: [Razer Goliathus Overwatch Mouse Mat] (

Wireless Headset: [Steel Series 800 Wireless] (

Speakers: [Audioengine A5+] (

Speaker Mounts: [Audioengine DS2 Desktop speaker stands] (

Desk Surface: [Ikea EKBACKEN countertop 98in] (

Desk Drawers: Haha who am I kidding everyone knows that those are!

Lamp: [IKEA Hektar lamp] (

Cable Management

[Raceways] (

[Velcro zip ties] (

[Desk Grommet ](

[Cable clips] (

Pc build specs

Case: NZXT H440

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 LGA1151

CPU: i7 6700k

RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB

Power supply: Corsair RM series modular 1000W 80plus Gold

Power cables: Corsair custom sleeved in blue

CPU cooler: NZXT Kraken X52

Boot Drive: SAMSUNG 750 EVO 2.5" 500GB

HDD: 2TB Western Digital

GPU: EVGA 12GB Titan black


Monitor: [Asus ROG Switft 34in ultra wide] (

Monitor Mount: [VIV duial mount] (

Mouse: [Razer Naga Chroma] (

Keyboard: [Corsair K70 Cherry MX Reds] (

Mouse pad: [Razer Goliathus Overwatch Mouse Mat] (

Wireless Headset: [Steel Series 800 Wireless] (

Speakers: [KRK Rokit 5 ](

Desk Surface x2 : [IKEA Linnmon] (

Cable Management

Cable Rack: [IKEA Signum rack] (

PC Build specs

Case: Corsair crystal series 460X

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 LGA1151

CPU: i7 7700k

RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB

Power supply: Corsair RM series modular 1000W 80plus Gold

CPU cooler: NZXT Kraken X52


GPU: GTX 1080 ti SC

u/hunterisagrump · 9 pointsr/audioengineering

-label maker

-headphone hangers

-another vote for the Fethead!

-velcro cable ties

u/Sybertron · 9 pointsr/gaming

100 Pack (enough to do your home, office, and your friend's cubicle) is $6.99.

Seriously, skip lunch one day, buy this, and finally get organized.

u/KenGoesBRAP · 8 pointsr/synthesizers

LOL! The dirty secret?

I have two cats, brothers, Mario and Luigi. Luigi's mellow, never a problem. Mario likes to chew on things, the more expensive and less replaceable, the better. After the second mouse and a set of reference headphones lost, I'm now religious about neatly cabling everything lest he get the idea that my patch cables (or the USB ones for that matter) are there for his amusement.

Velcro ties are your friends, best thing ever. I learned to like them about 20 years ago on my first civilian job post military, wiring up computer labs in schools - they're absolutely fantastic and so cheap you'll be embarrassed you don't already have some. I get mine from Amazon 100 at a time for about $10.


u/ZeosPantera · 8 pointsr/dreamcast

Mother of god....

If I ever came over I would lock you out of the house and have my way with your wires and a 100 pack of Velcro Ties

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u/jcoopr86 · 8 pointsr/cableporn

That's the thing though... Velcro is hardly more expensive... Especially considering the advantages it offers.

u/LegendaryRav · 8 pointsr/buildapc

I bought a bag of these Velcro Straps and it was easily one of the best things I bought for cable managing.

u/Emerald_Flame · 7 pointsr/buildapc

I'd probably by some zip tie anchors (should be available at your local hardware store in various sizes) and put those on the back side of the desk frame and use velcro straps to attach wires to those anchors. As long as you keep everything along the backside of that black frame, you won't really be able to see the wires as much.

For the speakers on the shelf. Personally, I'd move them down to the desk, you'll get a better listening experience that way because right now, they aren't only above your head, but they are angled up, so most of the sound is just going into the ceiling. Putting them on the desk would be a more optimal height, and allow you to hide the chords better. If that isn't an option, I'd get slightly longer speaker wire and run both wires straight up the center so you only have 1 line, then once they get behind the shelf, split them off there and run it behind the back edge of the shelf.

u/wobwobwob42 · 7 pointsr/hometheater

Velcro straps - All Day Every Day

Here is a pack of 100 for $5

u/Stovinator · 7 pointsr/synthesizers


u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/battlestations

They are velcro cable ties I got here. I love them. I simply used a staple gun to attach them to the back frame of the desk, and then routed all the cables along the edge in one bundle.

u/TheMechagodzilla · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting

Velcro (or similar adhesive) strips for the win! Amazon offers a 100 ct. package for $10 USD.

u/UndeadArgos · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting - another angle

Fun fact: I bought a pack of 100 Velcro cable ties, and used 90 of them yesterday.

Fun fact: the FMV of the GameCube box is over $400 with a component cable, two Hori digitals, and four Wavebirds.

u/Savatini · 6 pointsr/lifehacks

Try screwing one of these to the bottom side of the desk right next to the hole.

u/synth3tic · 6 pointsr/cableporn

Velcro ties, then organized however you like without worrying about tangles.

u/malcontent_provider · 6 pointsr/CableManagement

I like these, personally. Lots of stores carry them.

u/amoliski · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

I recommend something like these velcro wire wraps to bind your TV's cables together to make it look way cleaner. Either that or some cable raceways.

Though I admit I'm a bit crazy when it comes to cable management.

u/AbysmalVixen · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140) instead of zip ties.

You may need more sata cables if you have more drives you’re adding in.

If you’re going for aesthetics, some led strips and cablemods will go a long way with that.

Maybe some different fans than the stock ones if you want lights in them perhaps.

As far as building it goes, the only thing I can think of that you might wanna worry about is to enable a profile to get your ram running at the speed it’s rated for and be sure to plug something into the cpu fan header so you don’t get an error on post

u/DISKFIGHTER2 · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

If anyone missed out on the velcro ties from last time, theyre on sale again but even cheaper. The product is not sold by Amazon but by a third party seller; 3-BALA.

According to camelcamelcamel, the lowest price was $0.55 however the lowest most recent price was around $2-$3 back in late July-August.

u/dhagkn · 5 pointsr/battlestations

These are great to use for almost any desk, regardless of the location. Pacifically or Atlantic.

u/imadp · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Hey, thats my shop! Glad to see you put your shadow boxes to good use! Your setup looks great and is surprisingly similar to mine (I love that monitor, but I had to return mine a few times to get one without backlight bleed). Maybe I'll post my station later in the week.

About the cables, I don't know if your desk is too thick, but I bought some of those black binder clips from office supply stores and clamped them to the back of my desk, and then I ran wires through them and secured them with velcro straps. Even if that doesn't work, these velcro straps are awesome for bundling wires:

Thanks to everyone else for your interest in my shadow boxes, I'll be working hard to get your orders out and I'll have some new NES scenes up soon as well. Check back this week!

u/bugeats · 5 pointsr/synthesizers

Sell all your unused gear and then buy 100 packs of these cable ties.

Buy a nice desk.

But really, just sell the gear you don't use. Less is more.

u/RemnantHaru · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Start with some velcro cable ties like these:

u/B-80 · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

Your room is really functional, and you're trading off style for function. Honestly, if you really want to make your room look nicer, take the Computer and Musical instruments out, replace the space with some seating, and a small table (maybe with a TV), leave some open space in your room.

As far as what you can do with what you have... Most students are in the same position you are, not a lot of space for our stuff and everything we have is there because it functions well. For instance, that chair that you have is an eyesore, but I'm sure it's comfy and you spend a lot of time in it (I have pretty much the same thing in my room, crappy looking chair, but I love to sit on it; in fact I actually have the same Chassis and speakers as you as well...).

Here's what you can do... Pick a Color Scheme, lose the blinds, and move your desk in front of the window if you're going to keep it. It would be best if you could kind of center it at the window, but I don't see anywhere else you can put your bed.

Your computer is the only thing which can't change color, so go with sometimes like White/Orange, stay away from dull colors and grays, take a chance, paint the walls with orange and white stripes or something(I like orange and white if you didn't notice).

Next, make sure everything is organized. Your room isn't dirty or really messy, but it's cluttered, it looks like everything was just thrown in there. Grab a couple of storage cabinets, shove them in your closet, and throw everything in there that you can bare to not have at arms reach (take some chances, you can always keep something out if you find that you need it too often). Do your best to clear up as much desk space as possible. A desk is not a storage space, it's a workspace, it looks best when it's cleared off.

Thus musical stuff will always look poorly in your room; it has too many wires. If you can find a place to put it elsewhere in the house, that would be best, otherwise, grab these and use them on every cord. Take a second to wind everything up when you're done using it and keep all of the cords out of sight when you're not using them.

Putting some stuff on your walls would be cool too, I like that everything you have up is framed. In my opinion, A few framed items or a lot of unframed items look great on a wall, but I think having a couple of loose posters looks tacky. A few more framed items would be cool (band posters/artwork/movie posters, whatever you're into).

Finally, never understood the rug on carpet thing, especially if it's just another solid color, and especially if that other solid color is black. I would ditch it, if you want a rug, get something colorful and contemporary (this is really the key word for you). The rug is an opportunity to have a centerpiece/focal point/glue that holds the room together, so keep that in mind if you go shopping for another one.

And of course, pick up the chair, clean your closet, put away your vacuum, fix your light bulbs, and pick all that shit up off the floor you lazy son of a bitch...

u/deelowe · 5 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

What if you need to add capacity, move a cable due to a bad port, upgrade to device with a different port configuration? What about tracing bad cables during bring up? What about the ties putting too much pressure on the cable causing it to break a fiber or go out of spec with regards to impedence?

These are the way to go:

You can buy them cheap in bulk, they work just as good as plastic ties, they won't damage cables and they are reusable.

u/godsmalak · 5 pointsr/livesound

I've been using these for years.

They've served me well, and are easy to work with. I've used cords, other straps, dealt with venues that tie the XLR to itself(shudder), etc.
I use the orange cable reels for the majority of my cables now, but still use these straps with what doesn't go on the reels.

u/spindrjr · 5 pointsr/buildapc

These are what we use to organize cables for clients at my IT job. They are also very reasonably priced.

u/AXISMGT · 5 pointsr/macsetups

Good to go! Nice setup. I'd probably suggest 2 things:
-Velcro wire ties for the cabling
VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

-DuetDisplay for the iPad. I have it for my surface and ipad and it's been awesome. Turns your iPad into a portable second monitor And it keeps the touch capabilities of the iPad.

u/Seref15 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Not on sale, but if I were you I'd invest in these: Velcro, but loops on itself like a zip tie for easy tensioning.

u/BornOnFeb2nd · 5 pointsr/cablefail

This will help you clear up most of that and these will take care of most of the rest.

If those are random cables going into the wall, then get a keystone jack or something.

u/EnlightN · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Here, take these! You need them...... all three.

u/CHF64 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

If you're looking for something that's more permanent for the HD mounting try these out. I find that over time (a few months) rubber bands start to crack, fall apart, and become glued to anything they are touching, especially if whatever they are touching is warm.

u/GamerFenton · 5 pointsr/battlestations

I have a power strip located on the underside of the desk that powers the PC, 3 monitors, and speakers. It is held in place by a cable management net that comes included with the Ikea Bekant desk.

I used a lot of velcro ties to group up any cables coming from a similar area. You can get a pack of 100 ties on Amazon for $10. Once they were grouped I kinda just threw them into the cable management net, there's probably a more elegant way of doing it, but I didn't want to spend even more time trying to do that 😅

Here are some pics of how I did it

u/PrettyCoolBear · 5 pointsr/synthesizers

The Velcro cable ties I ordered from Amazon were the best music related purchase I made in 2014.

u/smurfcosmonaut · 5 pointsr/sysadmin
  1. Take pictures before you start.
  2. Document what you unplugged
  3. Check any cables you reuse for wear
  4. Document what you plugged in and where
  5. Take pictures of when you are done

    If you haven't already, invest in some Velcro Straps
u/Baron_Von_D · 5 pointsr/techsupportgore

Even if this was setup by Comcast, I would have gone in there and did some cable maintenance.
Masking tape, crimped/cut cables, zip ties, all needs to be pulled out and properly tied up with some velcro straps. w

u/livestrong2109 · 5 pointsr/homelab

It sounds an awful lot like you could probably reduce all that down to one server. Not saying it to be mean I just think you can reduce your power bill quite a bit and have the extra machines as failover.

Especially with the Mac Mini there are ways of getting OS X to run on hyper-v or esxi. I know a lot of people use them for home automation.

Also please buy some Velcro -

u/bugmochi · 5 pointsr/Flipping

These are also pretty awesome: I originally bought them for personal use but also use them for electronics I sell.

u/realmain · 5 pointsr/Amd

I personally use these velcro for cable management. Just be creative with it :P

u/Einsteins_coffee_mug · 5 pointsr/synthesizers

Those are some expensive damn Velcro straps!

I use these which I got off amazon for around $10/100.

And I’ve used nearly half already. Also used for my entertainment center management.

u/altodor · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you spend $0.84 cents more you can get these, which are the best thing Amazon sells.

u/m1stertim · 4 pointsr/audioengineering

But you can get actual Velcro-brand cable ties for even cheaper...

u/JustinPA · 4 pointsr/buildapc

And for outside-the-box cable management I use Velco cable ties.

u/kill-dash-nine · 4 pointsr/homelab

So when I originally moved in to my house last year, I set things up in a very temporary setup that became more permanent than I was hoping. I also had to bring another box home from my office when we moved locations and we no longer had a dedicated internet connection so I couldn't expose anything directly to the internet.

I've been looking at setups from everyone for a while now, getting ideas of what I needed and I finally settled on the following:

u/cafebandito · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

I just moved into a new place, so I've had the opportunity to upgrade a lot of my stuff.

Here's my list (sorted by value it provides to me)

  • Velcro Ties - These are amazing for cable management and keeping things neat. Best purchase for under $10 I've made probably in my life.
  • LED Edison Bulbs - I just discovered that these exist and they provide WAY less heat than standard bulbs, even the LEDs I had before. They're great for my small apartment that likes to get hot from light.
  • Dish Rack - Unfortunately the new place doesn't have a dishwasher, but with this dish rack I can clear off some counter space normally dedicated to a standard size dish rack. It is a bit smaller, which is kind of a bummer, but it will encourage me to put the dishes away after they're dried.
  • Cutting board with cutting mats - Nice because you don't have to wash off the entire board if you cut on it. My old wooden one started to smell after using it for a bit, even with cleaning every time and using mineral oil. It's also nice for getting chopped foods over to a pot/pan.
  • Headphone stand - Not much practicality here at all, but it makes my desk look much cleaner than having the headphones just tossed on top.
u/S3DTinyTurnips · 4 pointsr/Marvel

Post a follow up! I won't be able to sleep knowing this is out there!

Edit: Don't use zip ties, get Velcro ties.

amazon link

u/knotquiteawake · 4 pointsr/organization

First, use these:


Second: put like cables in ziplock bags. Either quart or gallon depending on how many you have. Then label those bags and put them in a box like you have been.


I have literally used hundred of those cable ties though. Use those for sure.

u/xiaodown · 4 pointsr/cableporn

> Also velcro is quite expensive

It's really not.

u/davros_ · 4 pointsr/DIY

Anyone who wants to improve their cable management skills needs to get these fuckers. I don't know how I lived without them:

No more snipping 20 cable ties when I want to move something. They're just as strong as zipties but you can reuse them as many times as you want.

u/therankin · 4 pointsr/HomeServer

Cable management to start.

You need to set yourself ample time and be in a focused mood to do it.

Basically, you sit down one Saturday (or other day off), and unplug EVERYTHING.

Line up all of the equipment the way you want to so it looks nice and neat, and then run the wiring. (optional but helpful: label the wires)

I use these a lot at work: you can also buy one long roll of velcro so you can cut to size, I like that better at home.

To address the flipping over because of cables, you have to contort the cables. Bend them in the opposite direction they want to bend, not too hard but firm, and they'll end up wanting to stay straight.

Pro-tip: If you hang a group of cables over a hook and cable tie them together at the bottom, near the RJ-45 tips; leave them there for a week or so, you end up with really straight cables. (I got this trick from my former boss).


Edit: for me, if I had a wire rack I would make it look more pleasant by putting a wooden board, or even poster board on top of the metal wire so you couldn't see through it. That may just be a personal preference though.

Edit 2: Thank you kind internet stranger for the silver!

u/footofchaos · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Came here to recommend velcro cable ties as well. I bought this 100 pack from Amazon for $6.99. I have enough to last through Armageddon. Very handy.

u/DadAtH_me · 4 pointsr/homelab

Amazon boxes and velcro cable ties.

Everything started out in one box and about once every 3 months it mitoses into new, smaller boxes.

Right now I have: USB cables. If it has a USB port on any end, it goes into the USB box.

Wall Warts: Everything gets labeled with a label maker the voltage and current so I don't have to read every single one

Video: DVI, VGA, HDMI, DP.


And then shelves. Shelves upon shelves.

u/WgXcQ · 4 pointsr/DIY

I'd probably affix some of those velcro cable-ties or similar to the back of the box to clean up the dangling cables some more. You can then still open the ties to move your consoles and cables around, but there'll be no more risk of pulling on any cables by accident when carrying something past or so. Plus, bonus, it looks cleaner.

u/KansasMike · 4 pointsr/homelab

I would run all cabled directly off to either the left or right side, bundle them and then run them over the top and down the other side.

Consider getting an arm or something else to avoid messing the whole thing up when you pull out the server on the rails. You can kind of wing it without one though.

Velcro strips comes in real handy for cable management. Having 100 of those hanging off the sides makes it really easy to gather up the cables and redo them when adding equipment. They don't look quite as nice as plastic strips, but it is just so much more enjoyable to work with for projects like this.
Similar ones can be bought on AliExpress for peanuts if you can wait a month.

From the looks of it pulling the server out on the rails will disconnect the power cords. I would mount an extension socket next to it with an on/off switch that lights up.

u/CaptainMoustache · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/giggly_kisses · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Here are the parts I used:

  • cable raceway
  • cable clips
  • indoor mounting squares
  • velcro cable ties

    The cable raceway and the cable clips made the biggest difference. In the past I would just use the velcro strips, which would help with making the cables look more clean, but not with hiding them altogether.

    The process I used was:

  • unplug everything from your computer and lay them over your desk in straight lines so you can see all the cables you'll need to route.
  • find a good spot for the raceway leaving enough room for a power strip to sit behind it. I had to cut the raceway to fit my desk. Once it's sized correctly, stick it to the bottom of your desk.
  • Route a single wire at a time. I started with the wires coming from my monitor first since they were the furthest away from my tower. I also did the power cables last since they were the biggest and weren't being routed to the tower.
  • Once everything is routed in the raceway then start using the cable clips to make sure the cables follow the path cleanly.
  • Use the velcro strips to keep hanging wires together.
u/eegras · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Various_Pickles · 4 pointsr/todayilearned

You are both wrong.

Velcro zip ties FTW.

u/sonsofaureus · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

You might have tried this already, but how about instead of your back to the wall, the desk goes up against the same wall? This will help with the following:

  1. Cable management - cables hide between the desk and the wall, reducing visible, but not actual clutter. If you're really anal about it, these cheap things will help with cable organization grommet drill + some velcro cable ties
  2. Awkard positioning - if you mean you're bumping your head when you stand up (perhaps making the soundproof foam on the slanted wall necessary), placing the desk against that wall will create more headroom
  3. You have the PC with the front side facing away from you - maybe to avoid having the clear panel on the PC case facing the wall. The PC+the cabinet it's sitting on moves to your left in the new desk position, stays on that cabinet/extension thing, except it's front facing now. This provides some shade cover for your monitor from the recessed window to the left (the one with the shoes), reducing glare. Better yet, measure your windows and go to HomeDepot/Lowes and buy some roll down shades or blinds.
  4. Couch eventually gets added with its back against the wall with the wine fridge, with that rug between the space between desk and couch.
  5. TV gets wall mounted on the slanted wall the desk is put against. Get a TV mount with tilt &/or get a low-sitting futon/laydown couch to achieve comfortable viewing angles.
  6. Get a pool table where the rug is sitting. If it won't fit, at least a foosball table.
u/CopiousAmountsofJizz · 4 pointsr/synthesizers

I did professional cable management for the past 14 months or so. For me and my team this stuff was the absolute shit:

Anytime we would start running low we'd all start hoarding it to ourselves like it was toilet paper after the apocalypse. We also had some techniques like creating a cable sausage where you fold the cable into a sausage, velcro the center, slide the wrap to one side of the sausage then strap another piece to the center and slide that out to the other end of the sausage. Was a handy trick I still use at home.

u/bdubble · 4 pointsr/Flipping

Hey if you want to up your condition presentation game get some of these cheap velcro cable ties -

u/CBRjack · 4 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I second the velcro choice. $7 on amazon for 100 velcro ties.

u/dmikalova · 4 pointsr/lifehacks

We use Velcro cable ties at work and now I use them at home too.

u/TensionVex · 4 pointsr/synthesizers
u/TheBuzzerBeater · 4 pointsr/Coachella

These things in case of high winds...

3 Pair Motorcycle Riding Glasses, or any other "padded sunglasses". They keep the dust out, look decent and are cheap.

12-in-1 Headband, they come in a ton of patterns too. They're better than a bandana and good when it's hot/cold.

VELCRO One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch. I use these things for everything.

u/jasongill · 3 pointsr/cableporn

I had ~10 racks with almost the exact same setup (same racks, same servers, very similar cable layout and switch position).

My advice to you is to tie the cables off in such a way that they are not touching the rack rails. Those hooks you see on the left side of the photo on the rack rails? They move with the server and love to catch the ethernet cables. Similar situation happens on the side with the power cables, although not as bad due to different cable management attachment point on the other side.

You will say to yourself, but sir, I will always be sure to power the server off and then disconnect all cables before removing it from the rack! - likely very true statement. However, no one else will give 2 shits about it and will do the old "I'll just pull this server out a half inch so I can go around back and tell which one it is" trick, which then pulls your ethernet cables into the pinch-n-cut hook, and the power cables pull out. Then your life gets worse :)

I suggest getting some of the really thin Velcro cable wraps like these - - then apply them liberally to keep stuff tied back and out of the way. They are really thin and don't get in the way like the thicker expensive ones do so they work great for actually tying the cables directly to the sliding section of the rack rails.

u/littlekittensrock · 3 pointsr/minimalism

I bought these and I love them! Unlike other things they're reusable and they don't require any nailing to the wall or anything. Here's what the underside of my desk looks like thanks to them.

u/dimensiation · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I like the velcro wraps because they're easy to use and reuse, cheap, and you can have cables enter and exit the cable run at any point. It does mean the cables aren't hidden exactly, but it keeps them together. I also use multiple ties to mount things to my desk legs, like power strips or power bricks.

u/M_A_Draco · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Just undid five years worth of accumulated mess. Saw the beautiful workstations on this channel, and just couldn't take the cognitive dissonance anymore.

The before-and-after pics are available here:

Installed a raceway and new power strips under the desk. The project took about four hours or so.

This channel had tons of great product and technique suggestions, and this YouTube video was also extremely helpful:

Here's what I ended up using:

u/smonty · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nice set up!

I personally use Velcro to manage everything, both in personal and professional set ups I do. And a lot of them. Just clump everything together and Velcro them together. Prefer it over zip ties as they allow people to adjust things easier. Make use of the monitor stands if they have pass through for cables also.

u/alexatwork21 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I just re-did all of the external cable management on my setup, and after cutting about 20 zip ties, decided that I needed a better solution. I found these, and they're glorious:


u/nextstep0318 · 3 pointsr/onebag

I bought my bag (Setout) specifically because you can take off the hip and sternum straps. For other straps and things that can hang off of my bag I will occasionally cinch them down using velcro ties. They are kind of like plastic zip ties but you can re-use them.

u/JoshNaDell · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Mount a rack¹ or something to the back of your desk where it'll be out of sight. Buy some velcro cable ties² (zip ties are potentially a bad choice³). Route the cables to your liking and hold them in place with those cable ties.

It might be a good idea to search up 'cable management' and look at all the different options you can work with.⁴

¹ ( if you have enough room (

² (

³ Zip ties are a bad choice because if you need to undo the bundle you could accidentally cut into your cables and ruin your hardware

⁴ (


u/Chimeros · 3 pointsr/Vive

I've been using a sleeve for cables that does a great job preventing this. It won't stop it forever, but it takes way more to get it tight and tangled. I can usually go through a play session of several hours without it bunching up on itself, then I just untangle what little bit is there when I'm done. This is the sleeve, and I secure it to the cables with these. It works beautifully.

u/GiveUsOurSynths · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

+1 on the velcro. These are what I use, I highly recommend them.

u/Zeiban · 3 pointsr/oculus

I ended up putting my PC in the corner with the middle sensor and purchased 3 10ft USB 3.0 extensions and a 10ft HDMI extension.

If curious, here is what I got.

2x USB 3.0 extensions for 2 of the 3 sensors.

1x USB 3.0 extension for HMD

1x HDMI extension for HMD (2 pack but I only used 1 of them)

I used these every foot of the USB/HDMI cables for the HMD to bind them together.

u/NESninja · 3 pointsr/humor

I bought this. 10 cents apiece (or less on sale) and I never have a tangled wire. Mine are all perfect. I also separate by USB/data, power, video, etc. I have a problem.

u/benjymous · 3 pointsr/3DS

Going off on a tangent, my solution to cable tangle misery is Velcro ties (like the ones that usually come on laptop chargers) :
Keeps all of your cables neatly bundled when in your bag, and you can get coloured ones to make it easier to grab the right cable.

u/savanik · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Never, ever, EVER use tape to bind cords together, especially duct tape. Tape leaves a residue that is an absolute MAGNET for dust, dirt and grime. It's also hell to take off the cable later when you need to rearrange things.

Bread ties have metal wires in them that may not be the best choice for binding wires that carry current together. They also induce induction in the wire, which degrades signal strength.

For ease of use, nothing beats velcro. Pick up a roll of velcro for (under $4)[] and then use it to bind cords together. Fast, reusable, and easy. You will have to use a pair of scissors to cut each one to length.

If you spend a touch more money (slightly over $4) you can get more colors than just black. Use this for color-coding your cables by type or by system in areas you have a TON of cables running through.

If you want to make it even easier, you can spend more (per cable) and get (these things)[]. Now you won't have to use scissors, as they're pre-cut. Also, see the hole on the other end? Wrap this guy around one cable, and stick the end through the hole before snugging tight, then wrap the whole thing around your bundle. Now, when you unwrap the cables later, the velcro strip will stay attached to that single cable in the back.

u/xCASINOx · 3 pointsr/cableporn

I bought these

velcro cable ties

u/Ironmike11B · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It will easily. These are the ones I use. Never had one come loose or break and I use them all around the house.

u/solosier · 3 pointsr/cableporn

I like it. My homelab rack looks similar.

I just cringe when it comes to zip ties. Buy a couple packs of these for home and work use, imho



u/KJ159 · 3 pointsr/RingFitAdventure

I wrap it around with one (or two!) of those mini velco straps. Earlier I used the joycon leg strap... which might sound counterproductive but basically I would use it while collecting points/watching tv (aka the game is turned off so I'm just doing reps with the ring-con) (if I'm playing the game, the rattle doesn't matter cause I'm already making too much noise with huffing, puffing, and stomping)

Anyway velcro seems like a cheap wrap-around, hope this helps! (let me know if you find something better/cheaper tho)

As a side note, my brother's joycons are really snug while mine are not... But mine have no visible wear/tear and I'm assuming some joycons are just like that. Maybe mine was made with less plastic on the rail part or something...

u/TortTortTheWaterWart · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Do yourself a favor and get these instead:

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

u/merkin_juice · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

u/Curtofthehorde · 3 pointsr/Langamers

A switch and some cheap color coded cables! Made network setup a breeze.

Folding tables/chairs make setup and breakdown easy. Set up an extra for snacks/drinks.

Put a small cheap waste basket at each table to keep tables clean and clear.

Velcro Strips keep cables tidy at the lan or the battlestation as well as keeping them from tangling in your bag.

u/MatsudaFalls · 3 pointsr/gaming

Amazon has Velcro ties that are very useful for cable management and are like 5 bucks. cable ties

u/driverdan · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/EverMoar · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Amen. Combined with these bad boys there is no cable mess you can't manage. Extra points for the Ikea swinging lamp. It has crushed my fingers many times, but it's been hella' faithful and durable through all these years and several moves.

u/Freonr2 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

$1.99 and free shipping. Maybe $0.34 more than OP's pricing, but they're also charging several dollars to ship. You'd have to order some serious bulk to make up for OP's shipping costs.
Velcro ties 100ct for $5.99 and free shipping if you have Prime.

These are just the first two products I searched for. You may find even better options. also has 100ct ties for $5-10 range. If you want just one bag and your local Lowe's is on the way for your daily commute it still may be cheaper. One 100ct bag of the standard plastic ties will last you a long time even if you're constantly reorganizing, cutting and tossing them.

The standard cheapo plastic ones are even reusable if you push small (electronics size) flat blade in the back of the clasp, so a single 20ct bag could last you indefinitely.

u/Thebush121 · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

Available at amazon as well, 100 for a little over $6. I typically use 2, one over each side of the battery.

u/n_nick · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Caved and bought 200 of these. They were $5 a pack at the time but have been so useful for both inside and outside my pc.

u/link97381 · 3 pointsr/CableManagement

Use a combination of velcro cable ties and adhesive backed cable raceway. You might be able to mount your modem and router to the wall and might be able to find shorter power and and cat 6e cables if needed.

u/laika404 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

> I don't want to zip tie everything down

Never zip tie cables down. Ever.

Use Velcro cable ties. They are much better.

u/JiffSmoothest · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm not Op but I got you homey.

I see a few different products being used, especially on the underside of the desk. My links may not be the exact same products but they're functionally the same



And 3

u/SCMSuperSterling · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

I actually use a combo of zip tie mounts, zip ties, and these velcro cable ties.

i put the zip tie into the mount, zip it down tight, and then feed the velcro tie through. secure, easy to use, and clean cables.

u/IanPPK · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Velcro One Wrap and a cable tunnel will help you plenty. If you want to go a little overkill, a surge protector enclosure will help keep the electronics without a converter brick a little more organized. The former two things should do more than enough if you organize it well.

u/KillAllTheThings · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I guess it depends on what kind of velcro you can get. I have some cable tie velcro that is thinner than a zip tie (obviously not real velcro). If rolling up the 6+ inch long tail is too bulky, the tie could be cut to a more appropriate length.

I also have some fuzzy velcro ties that are maybe 2 zip ties or more thick. Those are best used on big bundles outside the PC case.

EDIT: I found a link. They actually are Velcro^TM wraps.

u/fergusonbt · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Command Strips
These only cost me $4 at Walmart

Cable Ties
100 for $6

You are correct, the rack is from Ikea.

These are the fridge clips used for the headphone wires. I found that the adhesive strips they provided were too weak and kept falling off though. I purchased these, which are also cheaper at Walmart, and used them instead.

u/MollyPopGirl · 3 pointsr/battlestations

It's amazing how big a difference frames can make.

I assume that the reason you moved the tower to face that away is so that you can see the glass window? Totally get that. Moved my set up all around because I wanted to enjoy looking at it. But maybe you could move it to the same position you had in the first photos but maybe further to the left of your desk? Basically switching it with the PS4's location. I think that will help hide some of those cables and give the desk a cleaner look.

Or if you really have your heart set on that tower positioning, I think some velcro straps would be a great start and compressing the cables. Or something like these could help get cables off the floor and under the desk and help run them in a tidier fashion.

You've definitely been making some improvements! Keep up the great work!

u/playerIII · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

Rockin set up my man, but do yourself a favor and grab some of these bad boys and tiddy up those cables for maximum style.

u/Orchestral_Design · 3 pointsr/cableadvice

Here is a brief step by step on how to somewhat tame this birds nest of spaghetti.

  1. Unplug everything and start with the power, go from the wall outlet, then to the power strips. Use these to make things look cleaner. Its also a key time to re-organize where you put stuff, as it will ultimately determine your wire management and routing. If it has a bulky power brick, you might want to get this to help with the wall warts.

  2. Now for the audio and video cables your AV switcher is where a lot of them come from so more cable management is good. (pro tip, label the HDMI so you know where its going) I find that cable clips are great for making sure everything stays nice and neat. Velcro Zip Ties are a wonderful thing to have, and you could probably just get by with buying those and nothing else. But if you have slack on a cable, wrap that up like a breakfast burrito.

  3. Networking comes next, and boy howdy it looks like you have a lot. Apply the same technique previously used of unplugging cables (label them prior if you want to make your life easier) and using a cable bundler to make it look clean. In addition, you can probably put some of the routers behind the entertainment center with all the new space you are getting by organizing the other cables.

    Some other things I would say is, put your UPS outside of the entertainment center, those things take up a ton of space and are heavy. If you ever need to unplug something or change the battery it will be very inconvenient. I would place it right next to the entertainment center or behind it. Also consider using double sided 3M foam tape to mount your switch upside down underneath a shelf, that way it frees up some space. Aside from that, theres not much else that I can see being done. I hope this helps. You are contractually obligated by reddit to post the before and after if you decide to tackle this. (not really, but I would love to see the results!)
u/SlicktopE36 · 3 pointsr/battlestations

since no one is giving suggestions on how to cable manage, ill help out.

use velcro straps to help run the cables along the posts going up the desk and entertainment center


use cable boxes for hiding power strips and excess cables


if you dont want to use the boxes and have them sit on the floor, you could mount the power strip under your desk using 3m adhesive tape.


use these raceways for routing cables up walls, and for the power strip cables that need to go from the wall plug to the power strip


and use these raceways to run the cables under the desk to your peripherals. cut them as needed to fit, or just make sure to leave gaps for the cables to leave the raceway and not sag

u/johndelfino · 3 pointsr/aww

That's what I was thinking of -- velcro cable ties, like these.

u/SpectralCoding · 3 pointsr/sysadmin

Basically what /u/cstoner said. If you absolutely can't take downtime then setting up redundant paths are the only way.

Our blade chassis have ethernet fiber, storage fiber, a few copper connections, and power. They're all redundant. Being able to fix that mess while being careful isn't too hard as long as you only ever have one thing unplugged at a time. Messy power cables? Unplug one, reroute it, plug it back in, wait a few seconds, move to the next one.

For actual cable management tips, I would strongly recommend something like THIS. They're velcro cable ties that function pretty much like reusable zip ties. You can pull them pretty tight.

I would also recommend /r/cableporn .

u/shitmyfriendsaid · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Or buy 100 of these for $6

u/Gahd · 3 pointsr/homelab

These last forever for $10. You can cut them shorter for small bunches of cables or keep them long, but they are great for keeping tiny bunches in line and reusable when you make changes. I've found the easiest way to add cables is to use a new zip tie next to the old then remove the old and go down the line.

(EDIT: Also, it looks great.)

u/niandra3 · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

I use these velcro cable ties to organize some cables on my board, a little less permanent if you're like me and are still changing things around somewhat frequently.

u/porterble · 3 pointsr/headphones

I use copious numbers of these

They are thin enough that they don't get in the way much, but provide a nice way to tidy up cables easily.

u/Surely_Nawt · 3 pointsr/battlestations

If you havent already, these are the greatest thing for cable management and cheap!

u/yevveh · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

+1 for gaffa tape and a sharpie, and to pass on another tip that I got from this forum, I'd recommend the Velcro cable ties. Used them myself and they really tidied up my desk. These ones look like the ones I got -

u/TheAlmightyFur · 3 pointsr/MusicBattlestations
u/Alphanos · 3 pointsr/everymanshouldhave

I could see something like that being useful for one or two cords that you use really frequently, but they're too expensive for something like cleaning up your tangled pile of 20-30 random cables. For cable storage, something like this is ideal. 100 reusable Velcro cable ties for $6.50.

Also, before trying out those cable ties, I hadn't realized there was a difference between Velcro (the brand) and velcro (generic). I was quite pleasantly surprised.

u/Aleut · 3 pointsr/wikipedia

These things will save your relationship. You won't believe how much some people will try to charge you for a velcro cable ties. Caveat emptor: Velcro is a cat-fur magnet.

u/Aceramic · 3 pointsr/homelab

Velcro cable wraps - Check your local Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart/Whatever, they may have the two packs for the same price as one roll from Amazon. I've lost entire rolls, and it's still worth the price. I'm sure I'll find the lost rolls eventually, of course. >.>

Rackmount PDU to replace the power strip you have on the floor.

Real rackmount gear to replace the home stuff you have stacked on top of other devices. ;)

u/Steven_Mocking · 3 pointsr/cableporn

Those cable ties always look a ton better than zip ties and are a million limes easier to remove. Even though you say its permanent, nothing is ever PERMANENT.

u/synt4x · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Twist ties and zip ties are garbage and seem to be the bane of /r/cableporn. What you really want is velcro ties. They're reusable, durable, a lot faster to use, and not that that expensive.

u/Moosedemeanor · 3 pointsr/cablefail
u/renvorak · 3 pointsr/networking

I also refuse to pay a premium for velcro straps and got tired of dealing with zip ties (although they do look better).

I've been using these for the past 5+ years and love them. Home Depot carries a two pack (grey and black) for around $6 for 100. Amazon carries just the black in a two pack for around the same price.

I go through at least a role a week and since I have cable OCD I don't like to see the ends where you would typically use it to always remain attached. I usually cut the ends off and cut it in half leaving about 4" lengths. I also like this particular one because it's pretty thin compared to most I've seen.

Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties, 0.5 Inches x 8 Inches Long, Black, 100 Ties per Pack (91140)

u/glucoseboy · 3 pointsr/CableManagement

group the cables logically by destination (i.e. monitor cable, keyboard, mouse cable all go the the PC) and use velcro ties to secure them. Gather power cords that can plug into the same power strip. Again, use velcro ties to secure them together. Wind up any excess slack (again velcro ties)

You want velcro ties

u/_mutelight_ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I know you are looking to fix your cables but for future reference, I use these throughout my systems and they are great since you never have to worry about taking sharp objects near cables.

u/slamgauge · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

I don't know if it is worth it to you to buy a big keyboard case but this is what I do. I have a very large keyboard case that I have my gear set up in. All the connections are set up and the wires are held down with velcro. I only have to hook up one piece of gear and I have all the cables labeled very clearly so any gear savy person could set my gear up for me. Live setup requires zero thinking. I can have everything set up and ready in less than five min. All I need is power and two lines out to the house.

If you can't go the giant coffin setup route then go with OCD labeling of all the things. To be rock solid fail proof have 2 of every cable you need. Both ends of every cable should be labeled as to what they plug into with a matching label on the device that the cable gets plugged into. Just match up the labels. Also have your power supply sorted before hand. Get a really nice power strip and secure all of your wall warts to it with tape or velcro straps. Label and wrap each power cable coming off of it so you can quickly identify what everything plugs into. Color coded tape is great for this but that might be overkill. I just use a label printer.

Then practice setting up your gear a few times. Tear your setup down and put everything out in a hallway. Turn all the lights off in your room and set up all your gear with just a flashlight in your teeth. Anything that confuses you for even a second needs to be streamlined, labeled better or made easier in whatever way necessary. Basically you need to be able to set up your gear in the dark while you are drunk and high. It takes a little prep work but it makes things so easy once you get up on stage.

Edit: These velcro straps are the best thing ever.

u/DoublePisters · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

u/Ratus_ · 3 pointsr/flashlight

>...wasting duck tape and putting it around my flashlight to act as a improvised shoulder mount.

Dude? Have you not seen these straps and ties and/or the Horror Fraught equivalent?

But also, get a freaking headlamp.

u/RnRpax · 3 pointsr/oculus

Interesting. My occipital bone doesn't really protude enough for it to catch on the back part of the strap. No matter how low I put it I am constantly adjusting the Rift (I've tried multiple variations of looseness/tightness on the straps).

Using four pieces of this and a piece of pvc I had laying around that came in at 230g (same as in that ebay listing) I now have it similarly on the back of the rift. First impressions just having it on and moving my head around it does seem to do the trick. It does feel weird with that pvc on the back of my neck though. I'll have to play around with this some more and see how it goes. I'd say see if you can cobble up something similar first.

u/mike413 · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

same link, but shorter:


u/Kokopelli13 · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

I just bought a pack of these:
and a pack of these:
it does wonders!

u/Gardidien · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Wrap you cables (all cables!) using the over under technique

and get yourself some of these!

u/Churchland · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I thought these came in handy when building my pc. Velcro ties

u/bizurkhate · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Buy these 2 cheap items off amazon. I used them to route all my cables under my desk, behind my computer, where ever. They are pretty awesome. You can also get little tiny zip ties if you want something more permanent.

u/nikkobautista · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You gotta buy this:

You also have to buy extensions/long versions of each cable. Its easier to cable manage when you have long cables v.s. short cables. I know it seems contradictory, but at least for cables that are outside the case (i.e. not PSU cables) then the longer they are, the more you have to work with and you can route them any way you want (e.g. so you can route a power cable all the way around something instead of going direct because its too short).

Then, on the back of your PC/monitor/what have you, you have to bunch up all the cords into a group. This becomes the "dock" of that object.

From there, you just need to keep grouping them all into one big "trunk" line.

For my table, I'm lucky that it comes with this "catcher" net for all the cables, but you can also install one easily from IKEA. If not, you can still route the whole trunk behind the table or somewhere where it can be hidden.

u/Dochartaigh · 2 pointsr/crtgaming

This is still messy, but coming off of my Extron I essentially only have THREE wires coming off. OK, two are large bundles of wire held together by velcro one runs to the monitors, the other to the area where all my video game consoles are. The third is simply the power cord for the Extron:

Velcro is your friend as well:

u/RatedR4MoD · 2 pointsr/mancave

I'd recommend using these velcro ties since they can be reused and you can adjust them if you add/subtract cables from your bundle!

u/armadachamp · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

I've used velcro straps on mine to great success, and I'm in a similar boat with the Classic 2 and a Phoenix power supply. I connect two or three of those straps together and wrap them around the power supply and the top crossbar, one near each end of the power supply so as not to block the plugs. I also put a small piece of regular adhesive velcro on both the power supply and the underside of the board to keep the power supply from sliding.

It keeps the power supply securely mounted, costs very little, is easily removable and reusable if I need to move anything, and doesn't interfere with the velcro on top that the pedals need to stick to.

u/mdamaged · 2 pointsr/buildapc

These are a good start.

u/theotherdanlynch · 2 pointsr/CommercialAV

These are my go-to for short cables. With 100/pack, you'll have velcro on everything, including the cat.

u/Zatchillac · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Some of these and this thing is what I used for mine (also a little bit of these can go a long way)

u/Goof_Phi · 2 pointsr/buildapc

These velcro ties makes everything much easier. I wished I had this when I first built my computer. Best part of all, it is really cheap!

u/nothingbutt · 2 pointsr/Ubiquiti

These velcro ties are awesome for network/computer equipment:

Apparently, I paid nearly 1/2 of the current price but that was also in 2011. 100 lasts forever at home. They are cut stamped so there is a little opening that the loop can go through. I never thought I'd get excited about velcro ties but these are awesome.

u/FractalPrism · 2 pointsr/gaming

nice setup!
pick up some velcro strips for cable management, they're really low cost and can improve the look and feel of your gear.

u/jaifriedpork · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

Looks closer to these cable ties. If it's not, you should get some; it's absolutely the best cable tie in existence. You can cut it with any scissors, and it's got a surprisingly good holding power; I used it to secure my X5 to the scale when I thrust tested it, and I'll probably use it (in much higher quantities) on my Martian.

u/MentalEcho · 2 pointsr/gout

Op, correct me if I am wrong, but they look like the super awesome ones from Amazon - I keep them on hand as they are super useful.

u/icyhotonmynuts · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I use Velcro ties.


wrong URL

u/thor214 · 2 pointsr/cablefail

I use these on everything. My home usage cables and my work A/V cables.

u/Stenchr · 2 pointsr/cablefail

These may be of some help.

u/CamouflageTrousers · 2 pointsr/AverageBattlestations
u/officrnaughty · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

VELCRO Brand - ONE WRAP Thin Ties, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count, Black

WireTamer Cable Management Tray (2 Pack, Black)

I used these two of Amazon to make all my cables disappear and for pretty cheap 30$. Both products are amazing I've for no issues with either one. Good luck hope this helped.

u/Nodrod · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

I would recommend velcro. I've done the zip ties before and it's a pain in the ass to cut them all when you want to move stuff around. Something like these.

u/PatitoIncognito · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes
u/toasterovenly · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

You should get some of these.

u/cauchy-euler · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/RevanchistVakarian · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Not zip ties. You have to cut them whenever you need to adjust anything, run another cable, whatever - and then replace it with a new one. It's both wasteful and inconvenient. Get a good set of Velcro cable ties instead.

Bonus: They're just as useful for cable management around your desk as they are inside the case!

u/GodFlash · 2 pointsr/buildapc

100 Velcro Straps for $10 from Amazon. Don't skimp on your cable management.

Zipties are a great addition for those snug places where getting a tight hold with a strap might be difficult.

The only tool you'll need is a small screwdriver. If the tip is magnetic, you're in great shape. There can be some difficult-to-reach spots and being able to get a 2nd screw-holding hand out of the way is massively helpful.

Depending on room lighting, I've sometimes wished for a small headlamp but that's just me.

u/FrankReynolds · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I ordered four packs of these a few years ago, and my velcro-tie needs are now met for the rest of my life.

u/Cornan_KotW · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

I just use velcro wraps like these.

I run the cables under the board and just wrap around the slats to hold the cables in place. Once the pedals are on the board the wraps aren't noticeable and because they're velcro they're easy to remove and redo if/when I reset my pedal board.

u/shinra528 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I’ve seen zip ties mentioned several times so instead of replying to each of those comments, I’ll make my own saying DON’T USE ZIP TIES! Use Velcro cable wraps .

u/username_lookup_fail · 2 pointsr/techsupportgore

Here. Get a hundred for under 9 cents each. I've never had an issue with them damaging anything.

You can also get them in other colors. I think my colored ones came from Monoprice.

u/1921 · 2 pointsr/myog

On the bag itself, I just sewed 1.5" strips of webbing (effectively around 1" after I tucked and sewed them), and then I used velcro cable ties (these) to go from the webbing to the frame.

u/Onetufbewby · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nuh uhh girl, you gon' need [dis] ( for dat weave of urs. And some of [dat] ( cuz you got wayyyyy 2 much goin on booboo.

u/grendel_x86 · 2 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

I dont do too many field-fixes anymore... Im now in startup land where everything is shiny & new, and we get what we need.


My things that were stupid-useful that mostly haven't been listed so far:

Klein Tools electrician scissors - Most useful cutters ever. Take-a-finger-off sharp, cuts though thick cables, the top is great for straining phone / ethernet cable. A cable puller had a set, and he sold me on them in 30 seconds when he raked the wobbly cat5 strands across them, and they were perfectly straight. Would have been worth the $$ at twice the cost.

I replaced my mismatched tools in my bag w/ a iFixit toolkit when I needed to start buying new bits for iPads and the tri-lobes for macs. Ended up being about the same cost as those bits alone, and it had them, and a bunch of other stuff that was better then my cobbled together tools. The screwdriver is far-better made then the little plastic ones I had before. They have a new-toolkit, but I haven't used it.

A roll of Velcro ties Far more useful then zips. Use the scissors above to trim as needed.

Mars-eraser. Great for cleaning toner from printers, and cleaning up corroded connectors (first pass).

Melamine Sponge (aka Magic Eraser) - They clean up things nothing else does like the weird tint that macs wrist guards get from skin oil. Also great for getting toner off of the outside of printers. Also good for cleaning up cherry-coke from a $25k piece of sound gear.

Deoxit - You can use the cheap stuff that was like $5 a can at any automotive parts store, and that will work for most things. This is for more sensitive stuff. I used this repairing contacts in audio-control-surfaces, rebuilding DSLRs, etc. Its for when more then a mars-eraser is needed.

u/protoid · 2 pointsr/iiiiiiitttttttttttt

I prefer (there's a version with half as many for just above half the price, but it's worth having extras)

u/mattalexx · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

What you need are some Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties. They take up less space, and it's easier to find the right cable in a box.

u/ascendr · 2 pointsr/oculus

Maybe try adhering some velcro to the handle and a drawing glove? Those don't have much grip, though, so it might actually be MORE slippery.

Or just make some kind of hand harness out of nylon cord and/or velcro cable ties?

u/haremon · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I have an IKEA Linnmon desk so there's a pole where the cables are going in the back. I velcro my cables to that pole since my desktop is under the desk.

I recommend investing in this velcro pack:

u/snoots · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/obijohnkenobi · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Try these, cheap and reusable!

u/brownenotbrown · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

I included monitors, but it's way over budget and that's without peripherals besides those monitors or the operating system or any computer building tools.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor | $378.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard | $154.99 @ PC Canada
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $183.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $114.68 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $61.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card | $689.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case | $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.99 @ Amazon Canada
Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link - Archer T2U USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $30.00 @ Vuugo
Monitor | AOC - G2460PQU 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor | $259.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | BenQ - XL2411 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor | $299.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2409.55
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 04:23 EDT-0400 |

Operating system

Amazon links to the download or the USB. If you pick the first option, you'll have to make a bootable USB drive.

Useful videos

u/citybiker837105 · 2 pointsr/HomeServer

Great job on taking the first steps!


Regarding FreeNAS (my preference). There are a ton of guides out there about how to set things up and what to do. My personal setup and favorite guide is 6 raw disks in mirrored zdevs. After running raidz3 for a year, then backing up, then trying out a raidz2, then reading to NEVER do raidz1, I decided to do a final backup, and rebuild into mirrored zdevs, and I've settled in and been running it now for about 4 years with 0 issues. I cant espouse all the benefits of this setup because the article I'm linking below will do a MUCH better job than I can in this post.

Read more about mirrored vdevs and why to use them here.

TLDR: instead of raidz1, raidz2, or some other structure, use mirrored vdevs to create your storage pool.



DISKn & DISKn+1 = VDEV_n

last step:
storage_pool = VDEV_A & VDEV_B & VDEV_C & VDEV_n


Now if you are still reading, then great! Let me share a few things about operational uses for your home server.

  1. Buy and use a Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
  • These cheap to medium expensive items are a godsend for cleaning up power from an outlet, protecting against surges, and to help aide in proper shutdown of critical (homelab) systems. These are important for the longevity of anything you plug into them.
  • Smart UPS's have a Network Management Controller (NMC) of some sort like this one
  • Regular UPS's don't have an NMC, but are just as capable like this one
  • Consider a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) as well. Think of this like a large power strip.
  • Real Life Example: Use a APC 650 UPS for your entertainment center and plugin your TV, Gaming Systems, Set-Top Cable Box, Lights, and anything else. Can hit one button, or for more advanced UPS's schedule a full power down during vacations, or time away from home, etc.

  1. In regards to a Rack or Cabinet; go Square Holes!
  • Round holes are ancient
  • Round holes strip easily
  • Square Holes are more "modular" / configurable
  • Invest in cage nuts like these for the best results

  1. Try to build micro or mini-atx for a FreeNAS system because of Power Savings and Quietness

  2. Accessories
  • Budget for things like VGA-to-HDMI, DVI-to-HDMI, HDMI-to-MiniDP, and a whole sort of other dongles.
  • Budget for 12" power cord extenders to turn large power bricks into standard sized power cords to fit a power strip
  • Speaking of power strips, budget for a nice PDU, or several high quality power strips that can be mounted with screws on wood and/or zip-ties.

  1. Cable Management
  • Cut and crimp your own Cat5/6 Cables, or buy lengths that make sense (1', 3', 6', 10')
  • Velcro - seriously will need these

    I missed a few things I'm sure, but this is probably too large of a post to keep going. Happy building!
u/linguisticabstractn · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/some_drunk_moron · 2 pointsr/headphones

How are those cable? I normally use cable ties ( ) for my cables and concern that it might not work well with those type of cable. Also is the splitter on it heavy?

u/qazz43 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I got some nice velcro ties off of amazon. They worked like magic, I will never use cabe or twist ties again.

I recommend these

u/scottweiss · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

i bought these a month or two ago

more cable ties than i'll ever need

those should be fine too. mostly 5 stars.

you dont really need anything fancy, either the ties work or they dont

u/napoleon85 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Black velcro can also be used, and is safer to remove than cutting zip ties.

u/Kreffeso · 2 pointsr/Vive

Velcro would work as well without leaving tape residue.
VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

u/UniquePebble · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

I strongly recommend Velcro for the outside cables

u/Hackintosh_HD · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Not bad. I use a Better Homes & Gardens 8-Cube Storage organizer and canvas totes that match. Not as accessible as your idea, but I like having mine be tucked away.

Might I recommend Velcro One-Wrap Ties for your controller cords? Prevents any wire stress from wrapping around the controller but also neat and easy to use.

If you don't need 100 like my obsessively-organized ass did, they sell them in 50 or 25 packs. At Wal-Mart they even sell 5 packs but they're just so cheap to buy en masse... and once you start velcro wrapping your cables, you're HOOKED and can never go back to tangled messes again

u/mellanox-guy · 2 pointsr/homelab

These are the Amazon ones I mentioned. They're actually a little cheaper than the monoprice ones.

u/mithikx · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you bring those cables with you I suggest velcro ties.

100 for ~$9, or 25 for ~$3 (add-on only)

u/killerbanshee · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/kurzondax99 · 2 pointsr/RBA

The velcro strips I use are:

However, that's just what I had laying around. For the spools from lightning vapes, any 1/2" wide velcro should work.

u/NameLips · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

You can probably tie it onto the back of the headset with velcro cord wraps (like these ones or something similar) without any need for physically sticking or gluing anything to the Quest at all.

u/TJHeinzo · 2 pointsr/Battletops

I've never really seen the pegboard before honestly but it just came to me. I wouldn't recommend it though, it took a bunch of time and is only for someone who likes doing organization. As far as cable management tips:

  1. My desk, the Alex from Ikea, actually has a compartment built in for cable management which is great.

  2. If you already have a desk maybe THIS would work for you,I'm planning on using this on my next desk.

  3. And if you wanna just do basic cable management, I can't recommend THESE enough. They're cheap, reusable, and work great. You could also add a SLEEVE to keep the wires together.
u/Kyvalmaezar · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Velcro strips. I've gone though 3 packs between my PC and entertainment center.

u/plazman30 · 2 pointsr/iphone

OK, there are two ways to attach this thing to the Fidelio X2.

The first it to just plug them in directly to the bottom of the headphone.

Side View

Front View

The other option is to use a short AUX cable and then use a velcro zip tie to attach them to the headband. The AUX cable I bought was red, but you can get a black one to make it look less conspicuous.

Side View

Rear View

Front View

The short AUX cables I bought were these.

The zip ties I used were these.

Hope this was useful.

EDIT: If you're going to go the short aux cable route, then I strongly recommend finding a cable with 45 degreee connectors on both ends.

u/youshutyomouf · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

I use these cheap straps plus this stuff for grip. It has worked very well so far.

Try to build your micro in such a way that the straps are easy to replace. Also put some electric tape over any sharp edges on the carbon (or file the edges smooth if you aren't lazy) so the straps don't get cut as easily.

u/parapotato · 2 pointsr/organization

This and these.

u/Deranged572 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Zip ties or better yet these.

u/hellz4bellz · 2 pointsr/Costco

My store used to have the trough /u/caecus mentioned but we switched to a new type of steel so there was no place for the trough.

Honest suggestion? Get with your sup and have them move all the repeater boards to the center of each aisle. If the cat 5 cables don't reach to the panel there you'll need to convince them that running new cat 5 cable (and leaving a few feet of slack on each end) is cheaper than having an entire department waste hours of their time, and is cheaper than a whole box of new 25' hdmi cables.

Then convince someone (I wound up buying it for the department) to buy THESE and make sure everyone doesn't just cut them open.

In a trough or under the steel ideally you'll want to separate the power cables and hdmi cables into separate bundles but TV's move often enough that it won't be very practical.

Sauce: My warehouse/sup didn't even bother to listen and bought $500+ in cables instead (Sapphire corporate account). Don't be like us.

Protip: Replace the vga adapter (edit:for the computer monitors) with a cheap HDMI splitter

u/sparksterz · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I bought a batch of these babies. Made life much easier!

u/yer_muther · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I'm not running lights or anything right now but I take one of these:

and cut it narrow enough to work and then afix it the same as zip ties. If you run your rifle hot you may have issues though. I seldom shoot enough to make things toasty so not a big deal to me.

u/hab136 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Oh, so basically a string made of rubber. Got it.

Untying a knot and then re-tying it in order to add a cable seems like a lot more work. With velcro ties it's just pull it open, place the new cable, then wind the velcro tie around again. I'm specifically talking about cable ties like these (image).

u/PurdueME06 · 2 pointsr/homelab

For the cables: Velcro wraps

u/HellsHumor · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

They sell them by the roll cheap and they are amazing for cable management Amazon Velcro Ties for the cables behind each controller

u/SnoBoy9000 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

This is a nice change from the typical setup, especially having two monitors on top of each other. Thanks for the variety. That said, some simple cable management would clean up everything nicely and make finding stuff, unplugging things if anything goes wrong, and moving stuff around if needed much easier. I don't think you need to do much. Some simple velcro ties could do wonders for you and is probably all you need.

u/FlickXIII · 2 pointsr/EDC

How about one of those Velcro cord wraps (like on a laptop cord)
VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

u/itsmejaypee21 · 2 pointsr/msp

This guy is in all of my bags. I also carry a North Face Surge 2, it's pretty solid, has a lot of pockets, the laptop pouch is lined so my device never gets scratched up. I have some velcro cable ties that have been very useful at times, but I also go into a lot of rack rooms still.

I agree with the comfy shoes, and I also carry some hand sani and wipes.

u/fuzzthegreatbambino · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is a great little space! A couple small things could go a long way to liven it up a bit more. You've got a lot of neutrals in here (which I love, my room has a pretty similar vibe). You could easily add an accent color or two and it would really go well in here - green plants do a great job of this and work nicely with the neutral palette you've got now. As was mentioned already, a fiddle leaf fig would do great in this room. You could also go for a majesty palm if that's more your style. I'd go with something big and bold to fill up the space a little and bring some life into it. If I were you, I'd put it just to the left of the TV stand, and maybe get a good floor lamp to go in the corner on the other side of the TV stand. As it is right now, I don't see any lighting other than the window light and the overhead lights. A floor lamp in the corner and maybe another small lamp somewhere else would go a long way to make it feel more cozy and homey once the sun goes down. I agree with what was said about a bigger rug, too. You've got the space for it, go big!

Also, this is nit-picky, but some of these velcro cable ties could clean up the cords sticking out by the TV and make it look a little tidier. Cleaner = cozier in my opinion. I used to install & service custom home theaters for a living, and I used these bad boys every day for cable management. It's amazing what a difference it can make when you can't see any cables!

u/Anticode · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

No, privately owned vehicle. I was wondering if it was the ambulance you were having trouble with.

I can't see the arrangement of the plug, but you could try placing a non conductive "pry bar" between the plugs. This could be unsafe though...

You could also try something like this. This is a heated cable that is used for wrapping around plastic and metal pipes to stop water from freezing. I'm not sure how hot this actually gets, but I imagine you could wrap it around the block heater cord. I think they go as low as 150 degrees, which shouldn't melt the plastic of the other cable or anything.

It is also likely that putting some insulation around the cord might help as well. You could just get a 6" strip of normal fiberglass insulation fluff, wrap it around the connection point and then tie it down tightly with a velcro tie. When you're ready to roll out you just undo the velcro and hopefully the insulation would have been tight enough that no moisture was able to form into ice.

Perhaps you could also get a small outdoor space heater to place under the engine as well. It may keep the ambient temperature down enough? But with wind and distance, it might not be enough.

Perhaps bifurcate the power cable, add another one holding a 100w lightbulb or something and then hang it down into the engine next to the plug connection?

u/RugerRedhawk · 2 pointsr/DIY

Maybe more, but can't be much more at 6.78 per 100, I think they're even cheaper at lowes.

u/freakingwilly · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
  1. Rotate the vertical monitor 180° so the cables go towards the PC rather than looping around the back of the monitor. This should help with some clutter.
  2. Invest in a good surge protector. Belkin's 12 port version is $19 on Amazon. I have one for my PC and another for my media center. Highly recommended. The two you have will likely not protect you in the event of a surge. The beige one is likely old and may become a fire hazard in the future, especially with carpet.
  3. Ditch the twist ties and go with Velcro cable ties. They're black, so they will blend well with your desk. 100 for $9 comes out to 9 cents each.
  4. I know you were excited, but... please vacuum.

    Other than those minor nitpicks, it looks plenty comfortable. Do you use the crossbar as a foot rest?
u/LDSG_BossMan · 2 pointsr/battlestations

If you are needing supplies to help with cable management, here are a few cheap options I’ve used for my setup:

Hopefully this helps!

u/about_that_crazy · 2 pointsr/cableporn

Ditch the electrical tape and get some velcro straps. Super cheap on Amazon:

u/watsdm4 · 2 pointsr/HighQualityGifs

Do yourself a favor and pick up 2 packs of these and wrap at least one around every wire you have. You'll thank yourself later.

u/samwheat90 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Start by mounting your surge protector under your desk. Then gon on Amazon and search for "cable management". There are a bunch of different products you can use. I like the velcro ties. They are reusable, strong , and easy to swap out cables if needed. Zipties, double sided mounting tape, and those little plastic clips work well too. I see a lot of people use those ikea organizers, but to me, they just create a rats nest that is less visible. I prefer to have my cables managed and organized. I saw one post on Reddit where they used a gutter to hide all their cables. If you own, you could always run cables through the walls.

u/GoudaMustache · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Don't see why not. I use them in my computer. I bought this and it's more than enough. Plus you don't have to cut them if you change your mind.

u/scottydanger22 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

Nice! These are the best for cleaning up cable mess:

u/SpaghettiYetiConfett · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Put the second monitor on a lazy Susan on the edge of his desk so he can rotate the screen and watch Netflix in bed on his computer. Should only cost $2 and vastly increases quality of life :D

Other things:

-- Ties for wire management -

-- Rotating Power strip and duct tape to tape that shit to the underside of the desk (beer will be spilled at some point) -

-- Computer lock and cable to stop pesky thieves

-- LEDs that are daisy-chained and can be plugged into a USB

-- A USB hub for all his gadgets

-- Wireless bluetooth speaker (many uses outside of his normal computing)

-- Microsoft ergonomic keyboard 4000 - most comfortable keyboard ever -

-- Bluetooth touch mouse -

-- Exercise ball chair (also, with that weight limit... Lots of fun can be had doing.. Activities.. Of all sorts... Ahem..) -

-- Some sweet headphones -

-- A handheld wireless keyboard/mouse (not what you think, this is badass. I have one. He can use it for presentations and stuff too) -

-- Go to a pawn shop and get a third computer monitor (make sure his gfx card can handle it)

-- USB can cooler or 'hot plate' that keeps either your can of beer cool or your coffee warm

Anything with a link I own and definitely recommend.

u/andoriyu · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well, you going to need a lot of patience and zip ties. Here is how I did mine:

  1. Removed ALL cables. (I had like five micro-usb cables god knows why)

  2. Started with monitors. Plastic hooks from my mesa mount fell off, so I used velcro ties (link in notes)

  3. Split cables in two categories — Stays under the desk and goes above.
  4. Used sleeve combined with tie mounts and ties to to attach cable to the wall.
  5. Cut holes in sleeve for cables that stay under the table.
u/notskunkworks · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

These velcro zip-ties may change your life

Perfect for cable organization. You'll never go back to normal zip-ties.

u/blarblarblar · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Looks good, but some cable management would make it look even better. Pick up some cable wrap and some velcro then go to town!

u/Brostradamus_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Carefully planning on where they are going to be routed, and minimizing cables needed is basically it. I recommend swapping to an M.2 SSD, since it mounts directly on the motherboard and does not require SATA data/power cables:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor | $279.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Noctua - NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler | $49.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus - ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard | $184.39 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $189.50 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $149.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card | $499.99 @ Amazon
Case | Silverstone - RVZ03B Mini ITX Desktop Case | $104.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $58.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1542.57
| Mail-in rebates | -$25.00
| Total | $1517.57
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-20 11:07 EST-0500 |

It's (oddly--usually SATA M.2 vs 2.5" is about the same price) slightly more expensive.

I'd also suggest not using regular zip ties as they can be quite a pain to remove/modify later if needed. Velcro Ties do just as good of a job and can be easily removed:

u/Versepelles · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Great build!

Every single one of those parts are balanced and well priced. You could downgrade the PSU to the 550 Rosewill Hive and save a few dollars, but that is not necessary if you don't wish to. As for cable ties, I suggest some 4" black zip ties, a good pair of scissors, and these velcro cable wraps for both the interior and exterior cables:

u/alluring_fruit · 2 pointsr/modular

Got 100 on amazon for like 12$

VELCRO Brand ONE WRAP Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

u/kenzanboo · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

Any Velcro will do but this is the one I got. The length fits this lock diameter perfectly so it takes a second or two to strap each one down each time.

VELCRO Brand ONE WRAP Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

u/the_dayman · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Some velcro cable ties work well and usually look very discrete. Like you said, maybe a nice, smaller screwdriver and a small LED flashlight for more light?

u/MoogleMan3 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can have a killer setup for under $500.

Mic: Audio Technica AT2005 - A great mic that a lot of let's players use (draax, zueljin, kingdaddydmac, etc.). It also accepts xlr or usb inputs (more on that at the end). I use the atr2100, which is the same mic, just different color and warranty. The at2005 is cheaper by about $25 right now, so buying today, that's the one I'd get. It's a dynamic mic, so it blocks out sound that's not in front of it. Much better for noisy environments. Condenser mics like the blue yeti will pick up a lot more background noise. Other mics I've used are the V-Moda Boompro, which works with most headphones that have detachable cables (in my case the M100s) and sounds good, but changing the cable for when I didn't want to use the mic became old pretty fast. You can leave it attached, but then the boom mic is there all the time. I've also used the antlion modmic 4.0 and can't recommend it. It has white noise unless you use a usb soundcard, the cable is stiff and it's kind of expensive compared to full fledged mics. $56

Stand: Pyle PMKSH01 Suspension Boom Scissor Microphone Stand - A decent cheap stand. Nothing special, but it comes with an integrated xlr cable. I use this one, but may upgrade to the Rode PSA1 ($100) later on. The shock mount will not fit the at2005 however. $21

Shock Mount: On-Stage MY420 - A great shock mount that fits the at2005/atr2100. Shock mounts reduce noises from bumping your desk or tapping on your keyboard; things that may reverberate to your mic. It might not even be necessary if you're not a heavy handed gamer or if your desk is made of a thick, dense material. $25

Wind Filter: On-Stage Foam Ball Windscreen - Reduces wind/breathing noises as well as minimizing plosives. Not a complete necessity, but extremely cheap and it does help, so why not? $3

Cable management: Velcro One-Wrap Cable Wraps - I use these for keeping the usb cable for the mic attached to the stand. Extremely useful and cheap. $6

Headphones: Very subjective to user preference. I prefer closed vs open for noise isolation. Here's what I've used:

Audio Technica ATH M50: Good (not great) headphones for ~$100. Considered the standard by many, but to me they're just good. $155

V-Moda M100: Excellent sound with very potent bass. They make the M50s sound muddy in comparison. HOWEVER, the M100s have a design flaw where the "wings" (the parts above where you adjust the headphones) will crack over time. It happened to two pairs of my M100s. Unacceptable for the price of these headphones, regardless of how good they sound. $222

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm: Amazing. Potent bass like the M100s, but even a bit clearer. Very wide soundstage for closed headphones. I paid $219 for mine and don't regret it a single bit. I might grab another pair at the price they're currently at. $150

All that adds up to around $261 + tax choosing the DT770s, and will be a killer setup for gaming. Far better than any "gaming" headset, and it even opens the option of streaming or let's play videos (the reason I got my setup). There is one more thing I'd add though, given the budget if you're serious about mic quality, and that's the $99 Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen. It's a usb audio interface that accepts xlr mics. It gives you a bit more control over the audio coming out of your mic and cleans up the signal so you get less "noise" from the usb interface. Quality is good without it, but with it, it's noticeably better.

Hope this helps some! I spent quite a while researching things when I put my own setup together. :)

u/realjd · 2 pointsr/roadwarriors

I use Velcro cable ties and the amenity kit bags you get on international flights. Ziplock bags would work also. Coil around your hand, Velcro, and toss it in the bag.

u/DaNPrS · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Something like this can go a long way. And they're reusable.

u/veni_vidi_vale · 2 pointsr/headphones

I have a bunch of [these] ( I use to keep cable looped and in their place

u/bearlockhomes · 2 pointsr/declutter

My personal opinion is to keep and organize since they don't take up too much space. Having no shortage of a relevant cable is something I value too much to get rid of them.

This purchase is a game changer for cleaning up cable clutter.

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

u/GamerLucif · 2 pointsr/desksetup

Not sure about cable management in the case for but the desk...

I believe thats a malm desk so it has the rack in the back which means adding another won't be easy (really everything doesn't fit?). You could try using something like this or this with some 3m tape so you can mount the cables on the bottom of the desk so they aren't hanging. You could also wrap the cables to decrease the amount of slack using something like this. Any cables coming from the back of the monitors or the desk you can try using this. You could consider mounting your surge protector on the desk if it is not already so that no cables are dangling down to it and the only thing would be the surge protector wire.

Additional things you could look into would be a boom arm for the mic so its not sitting in the middle, might clean it up a bit. Also, if you are really dedicated to making it look nice and don't tend to rearrange that often, you could look into drilling holes for the wires for the keyboard/mouse (I'm personally not a fan of this method but people do it).

It might take a bit of cash to do ALL of that so maybe just prioritize what you think will give the best results.

u/MrGulio · 1 pointr/buildapc

Don't forget about outside of the case. You can use these neoprene sleeves to bundle the power and video cables behind your desk. You can also use velcro strips.

u/BAMF007 · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations
u/lastnightsdinr · 1 pointr/battlestations

I like to use these:

When they wind around the cable too many times, I just cut them. Makes it easier to re-tie them and they're cheap enough to experiment.

I really like the use of wall space. Would be cool to have some 3d printed hangers for the controllers!

u/smurfsriot · 1 pointr/battlestations

All of the below. Additionally they are all fantastic for cable management in your computer!

Cable ties 4 inch

Cable ties variety

Cable tie mounts

Velcro strips

u/AGlacialPace · 1 pointr/snes

Any straps for cable management work. There’s a lot sold for pc cable management on amazon.The ones I used came from all the cables for my modular power supply from EVGA.
You could realistically buy a Velcro strip and cut it down into pieces if you want.

u/goodnames679 · 1 pointr/gaming

Try getting some of these, I reorganized all my cables and it is really easy to just unplug and move something now

u/hyperblaster · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

It's still $5.99 from The $9.99 price is from a third party seller.

u/JerryGallow · 1 pointr/networking

I use these ties. Pretty sure they used to be cheaper but they are still good.

u/Imcyberpunk · 1 pointr/livesound

these are by far the best cable ties for the money.

Ninja Edit: Just noticed you are in the UK, I'm sure amazonUK has these also!

u/chief_onomatopoeia · 1 pointr/cablefail

Try these. I have a huge box of assorted cables and these work great to keep em organized.

u/DannySupernova · 1 pointr/minipainting

I would recommend these alternatives instead of zip-ties.

u/HaileSelassieII · 1 pointr/DJs
u/b1gfreakn · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I recently went on a cable management spree myself. I looked at baskets but ended up going with a cable box and Velcro ties.

These are aweomse and highly recommend them to anyone trying to tidy up their station.

Anyway, congrats on a clean station, op, it's looking really awesome.

u/OrganicCat · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I have a walking/crawling/climbing baby, and cats. Let me help you there:

Velcro Ties

This product saved my life and my sanity.

u/EvilMrGubGub · 1 pointr/buildapc

Order these, never again will you need zip ties. Worked wonderfully in my build, honestly the best purchase I made as far as "extras" goes.

u/xandergod · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Everything is tied and stuffed behind the back panel. There are a lot of zip ties as well as these awesome Velcro ones I got from Amazon.

I just took a look at your case and even with a non-modular PSU. You shouldn't have an issue keep thing neat. Your case has so much room for activities.

u/gotbannedtoomuch · 1 pointr/computers
u/rpeters83 · 1 pointr/pcmods

I'm constantly buying packs of these cheap straps:

Not just for case cable management, but pretty much any cable for anything. I love these things.

u/opiate46 · 1 pointr/lifehacks

These are for people like you.

u/Just_made_this_now · 1 pointr/buildapc

NZ represent!

Besides what Serptintine said about the mobo and 4690K, I'd stick an SSD in there as a boot drive.

I've actually been in the process of building a PC for the last few months, here are some things I've found:

  • If you decide to get an SSD, consider buying one through Amazon when one's on sale. Even including global shipping, it usually works out to be around half the price!

  • If a particular item from Amazon does not have global shipping, you can get it forwarded to you through NZ Post's service called YouShop
    Base price is $12.50, +$5 for every 500g. So essentially, minimum is $17.50. Make sure to group Amazon parcels into as few deliverables as possible. Amazon global shippping is almost always cheaper so check before you send to your YouShop US address.

  • Be aware that anything over about $300 USD will incur duty and GST. Usually works out to be low to mid $100. Keep this in mind before buying something through Amazon.

  • Time to buy SATA cables on Monoprice with any YouShop shipping. They are literally 50 cents. Cheapest you'll find here is like $5!

  • They also have cheap cable ties, but Amazon has some going for really cheap atm.

  • Keep an eye out for Computer Lounge sales. They have almost weekly codes on particular hardware through their newsletter, ranging from 10-20% off. You can either subscribe to their newsletter through email or follow them on Facebook. Free shipping is also a plus.

  • Avoid Playtech "sales", which are in the form of a code. Despite not being the cheapest to begin with, I've noticed they up their prices before a sale and they are usually out of stock. Either that, or they will have certain components as their 'play of the day' or some sort of 'special' coincidentally just before, and so their discount codes don't apply. Delivery will set you back at least $4.

  • Avoid PB Technologies. They are scum. They will skirt warranties if possible and have little understanding about the Consumer Guarantees Act.

  • Have a look on NewEgg NZ (change region and price to NZ) for fans. They have a wider selection compared to other places. Delivery is around $9 I believe as they ship from Australia.

  • NewEgg US restricts overseas credit cards (even if you do it through PayPal) so don't bother buying through them with the hope of forwarding through YouShop. You will be declined. You could try TigerDirect instead.

  • Do not buy extended warranties on anything. On top of the manufacturer's warranty, you are covered by the CGA if any parts fail after the manufacturer's warranty has lapsed under certain conditions, particularly if the retailer offers an extended warranty on a particular part. They are also now legally obligated to tell you your rights under the CGA before trying to sell you an extended warranty.

    Feel free to ask me any questions.
u/CommaToTheTop · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Good question, I did a few things. As you can probably see I have a ton of stuff plugged in, so I'm running one giant power-strip and another smaller one that are command stripped to the wall above the molding. Everything else (speaker cable, ethernet cables, HDMI, etc.) is all tied together by device with these guys. It still honestly not great but at least it's tied up and pushed back enough that cables aren't easily seen.

u/YosemiteThrowaway123 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Ya I used velcro ties. Made this process much easier as I could wrap/unwrap very quickly.

u/sidusnare · 1 pointr/homelab

I like these

has a loop to hold itself to one end, to they don't get lost and make clutter when the cable is in use, and can take up slack when it is in use. Cheap too. Tight hooks and loops so it doesn't pick up as much trash as others. I'll even remove and replace some of the Velcro that comes on things already.

u/tepidviolet · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

I just went wireless for mouse and keyboard. It's not really true that they're worse for latency. The feel of mice without the friction or pull of cables is so much better, also.

For everything else, there are ways to manage cables. Velcro sells loop ties that are pretty effective at bundling excess length. You can also bundle different cables together. There are zip ties, as well.

u/Torley_ · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Velcro cable ties are close to $5 and very useful for taming tangles.

u/NandoMusicNet · 1 pointr/battlestations

I ordered these reusable Velcro ties on Amazon.

They are great because you get 100 of them for cheap and they allow you to easily correct mistakes or add new cables. Also, they don't strangle and damage your wires like zip ties do, and removing them does not require cutters... Ya know, since they're Velcro. You can even string them together to make large loops that can hold your cables against your desk's legs.

Here is a pic of them in action.

I hope that helps!

u/redbassett2 · 1 pointr/cableporn

Probably better prices to be found elsewhere, but in a rush to find cable ties, I bought one of these a couple years ago (for personal cables, not bulk use), and I still have them around and use them regularly. I bought them as an Amazon Prime customer, so they were $7.10 and free shipping.

u/ndgeek · 1 pointr/cableporn

Velcro cable ties are millions of times better. I bought a pack for home, and use them with my home theater and computer wiring. I use these (or something very similar).

u/PrismaticAurora · 1 pointr/buildapc

don't use those check these out. I got mine on sale for 5 ish per.

u/WhereverUGoThereUR · 1 pointr/boostedboards
u/Folanco · 1 pointr/funny


u/wolfbaden6 · 1 pointr/CableManagement

So would these velcro ties work alright?

u/beardowner · 1 pointr/funny

Seriously, what this guy said. Get these:

They attach to the cable so you can't lose them, and they last for ages.

u/hooah212002 · 1 pointr/homelab
u/alcstl · 1 pointr/MephHeads

Just to pipe in because I see this a lot.. For what it's worth, and absolutely not to discount the solid advice, I think the FFOF being too hot was more a problem back in the days of autoflowers being more new and "unstable" for lack of a better word. Even a ~3:1 FFOF/perlite mix (along with a small part of the AN line) has been getting me a couple ounces per plant under chinese COBs for a couple years with no issue. Again, SloatThritter's got their stuff dialed in, I also definitely agree with the lighting advice. I just wanted to mention that ocean forest isn't necessarily instant doom and gloom or burned plants.

To tack onto that, are an LSTer's dream if you are using fabric pots.

u/TheDominantPhrygian · 1 pointr/Guitar

I use these behind the nut on all my guitars. You can quickly loosen them and slide them over the nut to mute all open strings, or slide them behind it to get rid of resonating strings while playing or not.

u/abcteryx · 1 pointr/oculus

So you have four corners on the recessed ceiling (higher up), and four corners on the lower ceiling. I would almost prefer to put the cameras in the corners of the lower ceiling, because it would give a more straight-on view of the player/controllers. Each camera has a narrower viewing cone at extreme close proximity. The further from the main playspace they are, the more that cone has a chance to "spread out" and cover the actual playspace. In this case, you would draw your playspace with at least (2 ft) or (0.6 m) distance from each of the four walls, so people don't bash their knuckles at the borders.

However, you might not want your cameras to be further than (12 ft) or (3.6 m) apart from each other (for best tracking quality). I don't have a big enough room to run into this limit, so you may be fine with further spaced out cameras. If the lower ceiling corners are further apart than (12 ft) or (3.6 m), then you may want to put them in the recessed ceiling anyways. You can always ignore the Oculus Rift setup's warnings about camera spacing, by the way. In fact, with larger playspaces, the Oculus setup wizard will always complain. Don't worry about it.

Also, you might want to consider using this USB card. It can handle the throughput of all four cameras in USB 3.0 mode, if desired. You can downgrade any camera to USB 2.0 by simply running a USB 2.0 cable to that camera instead of 3.0. A passive USB 2.0 cable is fine for short runs, but consider an active USB 2.0 cable (like the one that comes in the box of an extra Rift camera) for longer runs. You should put your Rift headset in one of the motherboard's USB 3.0 ports (USB 2.0 might actually be fine), and then put all four cameras (you might only need three cameras) in the USB extension card.

You can search this subreddit for discussions on whether you want/need to have the cameras/headset on 3.0 or 2.0. I prefer to run everything at USB 3.0, but it may not be necessary.

For USB 3.0 cable runs that are less than 10 feet (say, those corners nearest to your computer tower), use these passive USB 3.0 cables. You're also going to want a passive USB 3.0 extension for your Rift headset.

For USB 3.0 cable runs that are more than 10 feet away, you should use an active USB 3.0 cable. This is necessary for cameras that are further away from your tower. Note that the cable I linked has an optional barrel port for a 12V power supply. You only need to power these cables if you're daisy-chaining two or more of them in a row (for runs longer than (33 ft) or (10 m)).

These CAT6 round cable clips should work well for cable routing, especially for the slightly thicker active USB 3.0 cables. These general-purpose adhesive cable clips work fine for runs of the thinner, passive USB cables, but you may have issues with the adhesive depending on your wall.

You'll want this HDMI extension cable for your Rift headset, to make use of the extra space. I've had a good experience with bunching the HDMI and USB Rift headset extensions together by using these lightweight Velcro ties. I have about a (10 ft) or (3 m) square playspace, so you may encounter different problems than me if your playspace is larger. I only have three cameras, and it works fine. Good luck in your setup, I'm sure whatever you do will work great!

u/chuiu · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Amazon, of course.

I remember I paid $5 for the 100 pack, so I must have got them on sale.

u/kingcuda13 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I just bought these and they work pretty well.

u/BWC_semaJ · 1 pointr/buildapc

Personally I am going to try and avoid parts for his build because of not knowing exactly what he has.

You could get him zip ties, velcro strips, tool kit (just search computer tool kit on amazon), usb drive, DAC/AMP, nice router, custom mouse pad, nice pair of head phones, power supply tester, Electricity Usage Monitor, Electric Duster, Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 99% Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol),... I could keep on going but I think you get the idea. Hopefully when you post your build I'll come back to edit my comment.

u/excranz · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

These guys are strong, slim, and have the little hole to make loopies.

Major fan.

u/EMCoupling · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Also, these are always cheap on Amazon and they help you manage your cables.

u/Kautiontape · 1 pointr/ender3

I like the reusable Velcro ties to keep cables together, and J channel cable raceways to path them along my desk and out of the way.

Helps a lot Jeeping things from looking messy or getting caught up. I never bothered with cable Management, but once I started I couldn't stop.

u/IAmTheFatman666 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use these guys here. Look nice and are re-usable.

u/kelsiersghost · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

> Currently the main coax line goes through the basement direct to the 1st floor wall outlet, then coax to the modem.
I’ve made a drawing of how I understand the internet could go to the splitter, then run again to the 1st floor outlet, then to the modem.

Ideally, you'd have zero interruptions between the coax coming from the street, all the way to the plug on the modem. Since it sounds like the coax enters the walls to the first floor from the basement, just be sure you eliminate any coax splitters by using a barrel adapter
UNLESS you also want a coax drop for Cable TV elsewhere in the house.

Then it's just a matter of making sure you've simplified the circuit to the street using the fewest number of splitters as you can. Each two-way split introduces approximately 3.5dB of loss (a little more than 50%) of power lost. Splitters are also known to be super poorly made and absolutely go bad after a few years of use. You may consider replacing any that you're using. These are decent ones.

> I'm feeling bold

Two of those ethernet strips there in the basement look like basic patch panels. They're just for organizing the cables and don't do any switching, per se. I'd figure out what connections you actually need in the house, beyond maybe a ethernet connection to the modem, the TV and your desktop PC and then go through and eliminate everything else. If you want to double check where the lines are terminated to through the massive web of cables, you can pick up an Ethernet Probe and Test kit to make tracking everything down easier. I'd (ideally) only buy one that has a dedicated ethernet jack and is made by Extech, Fluke, or Klein. As a bonus, It's a handy tool for tracing out ANY sort of wiring, too.

Once you eliminate all the unnecessary stuff, you can start making it look nice. Use some velcro wire ties and bundle everything until it looks respectable. You MAY find that you have odd-length cables used as patch cables between the switch and the patch panel. Don't cut anything, and maybe lay out anything you eliminate by length so you can reuse them if your now-neat-looking bundle could benefit from different-length cables. Don't forget to label everything for clarity using your own philosophy.

> I’m not sure how to use this stuff, if it’s past it’s prime, or if I should even bother. But, If it could be useful I’d like to use it. I just don’t understand it despite reading the sticky’s, etc.

You'll feel a lot more comfortable once you understand what everything is and where it all goes.

All that cable is probably Cat5 or Cat5e at best. If you want to be ready for gigabit speeds in the coming years, you might consider running some new Cat6a or better. I don't know anything about the big switch in the photos, but it's probably doing the job fine for now - If you want faster than 100mbit/s network speeds though, you'll need to upgrade it along with the ethernet. As with the ethernet, it's not a priority, just a nice-to-have.

The big coax amplifier you've got there was probably built in 1974 (note: pre-internet) and is all kinds of lossy/noisy mess. I'd go ahead and get rid of that and anything coax-related that you don't think you'll end up using. There's better stuff available on the market now for stupidly cheap, if you decide that you still need an amplified coax signal.

I'd love to see more pictures once you get it all put together and looking nice. If you need any further hardware advice, let us know!

u/biosehnsucht · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I'd avoid zip ties and go with velcro ties like

They're a tad more expensive but much easier to work with, both putting them on and off, and you greatly reduce the (small, but real) risk of over-tightening to them to the point of damaging the conductors on cat5/6 cables.

But overall, not bad, especially for a first try.

I'd also watch the minimum bend radius on the cat5 going into the punch down block - it may be fine, but it's hard to tell from this angle. Especially once they're individual strands, it's easy to over-stress the wires and snap them off within the jacket (so you can't tell). Good to see you looped the white cat5 instead of trying to bundle it together tightly into a smaller space (which would bend the cable too sharply).

u/alitanveer · 1 pointr/battlestations

Renting definitely limits your options, but there are some things you can do to make things really shine.

  1. Get some Velcro ties. This $5 packet will last you a while and they're reusable. Use them to tie all the cables together. Use that pole in the middle strategically to have them route behind that, or even tie the cables to that pole.

  2. Get a longer display cable for your portrait monitor. The cable length is forcing you to have the tower angled awkwardly and puts strain on the connection and tilts the portrait monitor unnecessarily.

  3. Combine the TV's power and display cables into a single strand using velcro ties that runs down from the TV, behind the games and then down the wall to behind your desk. You can even use this without leaving a permanent mark on the wall. Just cut to the right length.

u/tehsamsquantch · 1 pointr/hotas

I tend to use these quite a bit to keep cables bundled together. These are good if you need a bundle of cables protected from a chair, walking, animals. I'll then attach the bundled cables to items/table legs/other cables with these

Both of my cats love twist ties and zip ties. They just aren't an option.

My PC case is a server rack case too, so I have a ton of rack cable organization panels on the back of it rack.

u/coke_can_turd · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I wrap them (over-under if they're long) then use those velcro straps to keep them from unraveling -

They get separated by type (USB, Cat5, audio, video, power etc) and thrown into this style bin - (I like this range from Sterilite because the lids are thicker than the clear type).

A bunch of manufacturers sell different sizes/styles. Just make sure they're stackable and have a locking lid. I keep these on a long shelf, stacked 3 high in the garage, labeled. I've been in the A/V industry for many years and ended up with tons of cables - data, a/v, power, etc, but this system has kept everything in check and easy to find.

u/jerryeight · 1 pointr/amazon

Small velcro straps are pretty useful for cable management around your desk and also in your computer cases.

u/shhyguuy · 1 pointr/CableManagement

what i did: get a 3 or 4 ft power strip, like so:

Screw into the rear underside of the desk, or in your desk's case, maybe onto the back near the top.

That would keep all your power cables up off the ground. Liberal application of velcro straps could remedy the rest.

u/lucky_slevin · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Thought about that. From tome to time me my freinds are making lan parties. Thats why i cant tie everything down with zip ties. But i thought about doing that with the velcro ones. Any thoughts on that?

u/ScienceGuyBillNye · 1 pointr/multicopterbuilds

Thank you for the information! I'll definitely go with smaller props - although if the bigger ones do happen to fit, would I be fine using those?

I'd really like to go with a taranis, if a sale comes up in the future I'll probably snag one. For now, being a beginner, I'll have to learn to hate the 9x so I can love the taranis - haha.

I do have a bunch (100+) of velcro straps from amazon. Specifically these. They might work out? I might grab a rubberized strap just because they're so cheap anyways.

As for the buzzer - I've seen the HobbyKing™ Lipoly Low Voltage Alarm (2s~4s) posted around, might grab 3 or 4 as you suggested.

Thanks again for the advice - it's very helpful to a noob like myself.

u/synk2 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Velcro all the things.

u/aditwo · 1 pointr/helpdesk

Pretty much exactly describes my bag as well. I also carry around a few different video adapters (VGA->mDP, DVI->HDMI etc, USB video adapter) along with cables and velcro cable ties and a pair of scissors!

u/SaftigMo · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

By the time you'll need 8GB of VRAM the rx 480 will be obsolete anyways, so don't worry about it. 4GB is much more than almost any modern game requires at 1080p, I am certain you won't have any problems.

I don't know about cable covers, maybe something like home depot? I think velcro strips would do a better job though, you can get them on amazon.

u/SDSUPinoy · 1 pointr/buildapc

actually this will be my second build. First build here:

I basically used my whole dining table and put the screws that i needed in specific positions in the table careful not to bump anything.

Also I used these instead of the metal twisty ties:

Very helpful and convenient.

u/MCMasterFlare · 1 pointr/vinyl

These bad boys have been a lifesaver. Zip ties will work but they're a pain to take off (and they're pretty much one-time use). Velcro wraps have been a godsend.

u/JesusCock · 1 pointr/battlestations

Sure, most of the cable management I'm doing is just using velcro thin wraps -

The tray that is included with the desk is mounted on the frame so it moves with the up/down motion and thus, you only need play for things that move up and down the leg - notably, usb/power/video.

Everything else is routed on the tray and velcro'd down as needed.

There is a power strip mount at the back of the tray which runs the entire length of the desk so things can be directly plugged here, with just the one power cable running down the single leg with play in the length so it can move up and down.

u/metaaxis · 1 pointr/cableporn

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

Very satisfying $10.

u/averyfinename · 1 pointr/pics

the ones we got from there all went brittle (just a couple months) and now just snap into pieces when you try to use them.

after trying some no-name 'hook and loop' ties that would fall apart (one part was just glued to the other), we now use actual 'velcro' branded cable ties like these. they come in various sizes and colors:

u/IT-RyGuy · 1 pointr/pics

I've liked these for light-duty IT and household cable management. They are approx $10 for 100 little 8" velcro straps. So $0.10/ea.

u/Sofusbofus · 1 pointr/buildapc

If there's little holes in the back of your case then get some of theses:

u/_Jrock91x · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Ascend brothers! No more sticky taped cables or one use zip ties.

u/MoostyBoosty · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

These are my favorite. They fit around each cable individually and even when you don't have them coiled up the Velcro stays on so it's impossible to misplace.

u/TransientBananaBread · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm assuming you mean wires outside the case and not inside.

I picked up a bag of adhesive cable clips for a few bucks. Definitely helpful for routing wires around or under a desk. These are what I bought, but there are lots of different ones you can looks through.

Velcro ties also come in handy frequently and they are adjustable/reusable. You can also use them for cable management inside your case.

I also use Command Strips to position my router and surge protector on the wall, but that's a personal preference.

u/bryanvb · 1 pointr/HomeDecorating

First, buy velcro cable ties like this and use them to fold the wires to their shortest. You probably want the large wire bundle end to be at the back of your PC or TV. Then get a cable hiding box like this to hide the strip. Toss the router in a basket with a lid and you should be set (get a plastic one if you're worried about fire).

u/ScapegoatZovc · 1 pointr/DesignMyRoom

If you want the desks to be facing each other, this is how I would recommend setting the desks up:

Once you do that, you have some degree of play on how close the desks are and how much room you have between your backs' and the walls of the room. That's going to boil down to preference and feel, but depending on how much space you have between the desks and how much you need to access your cables, you could do some pretty creative things to disguise the cable clutter.

A cheap sheet of material and some basic tools, like Plywood and drills/saws or foam core and a sharp utility knife can partition off the cables so you aren't always looking at them when you're looking past the desk. There's also all sorts of wire management options like bluelounge's "nicer" options or just simple velcro wraps. If you want to add some light and customization to the room, LED strips are super popular with regards to the gaming aesthetic and they're fairly inexpensive and usually have easy instalation. (Adhesive, normally.)

As far as decor is concerned, you have lots of options, really. You could have separate rugs for you and your partner's sitting areas, or you could have a rug under both of the desks, or utilize the other half of the room for something else and visually separate it with a rug. Another thing you could use to visually separate the room is some kind of open, free-standing shelf. I'm separating my bedroom (bed from computer/desk area) with this kind of shelving which is pretty 'rugged', 'industrial', or I guess 'masculine', but I like how they look in my space. I had to do some digging but I was able to find some shelves that were 72" by 48" (14" deep) at Walmart for under $100, I got two of them.

It's hard for me to make any specific suggestions about anything else without actually seeing the room (or your desks/gaming setups, etc!) and having a feel for it.

u/sillyboy42 · 1 pointr/CPAP

My issue was the tubing would snag on stuff when I moved around in the bed. My solution was to get some cheap velcro cable ties and ID clips
to attach the tubing to my shirt so it moves with me.

u/aerofiki · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

My apartment has pretty terrible lighting and with fall/winter coming on strong in the Boston area, I decided to put together a little home gardening station to help with lighting and movement of the plants for watering. I went into this with the goal of having my setup accommodate most of my small collection of plants and to allow for easy movement without having to mess with the grow lights. In the end, I decided on a cart-based design composed of the following items:

Bror Utility Cart 33 ½” X 21 ⅝” X 34 ⅝” ($99)

Bror Add-on Shelf 21 ⅝” X 6 ¼” X 5 ½” ($10)

Koppla 3 Outlet Power Strip 19 ¾” ($4.99 for two pack)

2x Hemma Cord Set, Black 15’ 5” ($7.00 each)

(IKEA site only has white showing up now, black was available in-store)

2x Luftmassa Lamp Shade 10” ($17.99 each)

Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini HS105 ($21.75)

Relassy 20 Watt Dual Head, Gooseneck, Full Spectrum Grow Lamp ($27.39)

2x GE 9 Watt BR30 Balanced Full Spectrum Bulbs ($9.98 each)

4x 3M Command Utility Hooks 3 lbs ($8.99 for nine)

2x Velcro Thin Ties 8” X ½” ($9.70 for 100)

Total Cost (pre-tax): $234.76

u/Wazanator_ · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Grab a pack of these it will not only save you a lot of frustration trying to untangle things but they are reusable.

u/ladieslovetheflow · 1 pointr/buildapc

But what if I want to move it? Those things aren't cheap (okay, the ones that you linked to are actually really cheap, but I haven't seen them in Canada that cheap - example).

Also, even with that, still too bulky for me haha

u/seant117 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Really nice write up and process. The only thing I would change is to not use zip ties. It's really hard on the wires and just harder to upgrade parts in the future. I would recommend Velcro ties instead. They hold up well enough for a computer and make things so much easier to take apart in the future for upgrades. It also reduces the risk of cutting into the wires with wire cutters when the zip ties are needed to come off. Plus, Velcro ties are reusable.

u/kiwiandapple · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Juk Astro A50s! Juk cable mess! Juk tiny mousepad!
I am only slightly joking! How-ever I want to give a few points.


I had Atro A40s myself. I got them because marketing, first I saw these at MLG. After a while my favourite team EG, got sponsored by them so I got more interested and checked the pricing. I bought the A40s for $250 (mixamp with it) + shippig to the EU, wich made it about $280.

At first I tought they were pretty awesome. I have to give them credit to build quality, they dropped a good amount and they never broke! They are as well fairly comfortable. But in terms of sound quality. They are just bad. While in games they perform reasonable. But for anything else, they are not the best sounding headsets out there. I would argue that that Kingston HyperX Clouds probably perform better compared to the A40s. I can't judge the A50s. But in a review from one of my favourite reviewers/unboxers. He noticeably is not impressed by the sound either. He does state that $200 wired "audiophile" headphones will blow the door out of these. WIch I do very much believe. As I upgraded to headphones in that price range. But As I said above, you very likely don't even need to spend $100 to get the same if not better sound quality. So if you really want wireless, then fine. But if you can live with a wired headphone, don't buy wireless and don't buy "gaming" branded stuff. If you do, do some research on it. Almost all "gaming" headsets/phones are terrible.


Ow them wires. I am a freak when it comes to this, I don't go to crazy when a few wires are crossing, etc. But you should consider a pack of these amazing velcro strips! I personally use them a lot as I work in the HVAC section, so I deal with cables fairly often. They are awesome to get your cables clean as well and if you have to add a cable later, it's very easy as it is velcro!


Mousepad seems very small, meaning you likely use a relatively high mouse sensitivity. I recommend this mousepad for most builders. As it is a great size for most users and of great quality and not expensive. Here is a very short and great unboxing + smart little trick! This would mean that you likely could lower your mouse sens, meaning better accuracy / aim.


I will as well create a build for you, how-ever the one provided is pretty good.

u/Soylent_Hero · 1 pointr/gaming

Don't wind your cables like that !! D:

Get these -

Our these -

Your controllers will look better, last last longer

u/toaster_knight · 1 pointr/cableadvice

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

It's cheaper to buy precut in reality.

u/Dundonik · 1 pointr/CableManagement

So I don't have nearly as much stuff as you do but here's what I did with my wires.

You can see my management here

I bought these cable clips

And these Velcro ties

You could try something similar!

u/soul_in_a_fishbowl · 1 pointr/battlestations

Command cable clips and Velcro cable ties will go a long way.

u/patrickswayzemullet · 1 pointr/NZXT

You probably will not be able to get the nice cable clips, but there are velcros out there...

The S340 elite offers some nice cable clips...

u/HeloRising · 1 pointr/minimalism

Velcro cable ties.

Set aside an evening, put on a podcast or audiobook, and go through everything. Wind it exactly how you want it then slap one or two cable ties on it and put it in a box if it's loose or tuck it behind somewhere if it's live.

I have a lot of loose odds and ends for computer stuff and I fought with spagettification for years until I got a hold of the Velcro ties.

u/dragoonjefy · 1 pointr/Vive

Here's what I'm going to do..Amazon 10ft USB 2.0 extension cable. Just bundle this extension cable in with the other three wires going up to the headset, I highly suggest using either Electrical tape to bundle all the wires tightly together or Velcro Cable Organizers every foot or less to keep the bundle of wires tight.. You can then plug your 3m Gamescom 780 cable there and have it all flow beind your back, instead of flopping around at your side or in front of you.

The extension cable just plugs into one of your USB ports on the computer (not the breakout box) and allows the headset to be used without having to use the passthrough.

u/System0verlord · 1 pointr/battlestations

Get some of these and some zip ties and adhesive hooks and you'll be golden.

u/ZXsaurus · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My first desk was the Ikea Micke Corner Workstation. Got rid of it just because I wanted something bigger, and not in a corner. I had this with a H400 case sitting on the top and running the cables down the back. Sorry, don't have pictures of that but it was nice.

I'm a firm believer that any desk can have cable management. I use these cable ties and probably redo my cables every 6 months or so. Or there's plenty of other cable loom options out there. Just plan ahead and take your time.

u/fly3rs18 · 1 pointr/organization
u/Blue2501 · 1 pointr/nvidia

Honestly I'm not sure. OP could make his setup 95% neater with half-a-dozen velcro cable ties like these.

Personally, I do just enough so that I don't get my foot caught in dangling cables, but then my setup is completely not photogenic

u/guiltykeyboard · 1 pointr/homelab

NavePoint Cantilever Server Shelf Vented Shelves Rack Mount 19" 1U Black 10" (250mm) deep

I used this one for my modem and small stuff. It’s less expensive and has edges that are rolled up to keep stuff on the shelf. I don’t have any of the larger shelves because all of the big stuff is rail mounted. But the modem is on a small shelf. There are a bunch of different sizes.

One thing to keep in mind when looking at stuff is the specs online for how deep things are does not include the amount of depth that cables like the power cable adds to the back.

Also, if you have dell sliding rails, consider the cable management arm. It’s really nice to have to keep cables organized and keep them from ripping out of the back when you slide the server out.

It has sideways cuts in the bottom for airflow. I used Velcro cable ties to keep stuff in place. I attached multiple cable ties together and down through the shelf holes.

VELCRO Brand ONE WRAP Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

u/thunderfox · 1 pointr/apple

Get these, call it a day. They've been great everywhere.

u/mikogk · 1 pointr/buildapc

Nope thermal paste comes pre-applied on the stock cooler and included with the Noctua cooler. All the necessary cables should be included, all you should need is a screwdriver. I would still recommend some cable ties and self fastening velcro ties like these to clean up the cables both inside and outside your case.

Here's an alternate storage configuration. I'd recommend 256gb for the operating system, your programs, and peace of mind that you won't have to spend time micromanaging files and that your system will still run fast.

I haven't made this build myself, but the site, PCPartPicker itself checks for compatibility, so you can't add a part that won't fit with the rest of the build. Everything is compatible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $69.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $107.93 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $70.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.97 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $53.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card | $368.99 @ NCIX US
Case | NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case | $109.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1271.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-23 21:55 EDT-0400 |

u/hkaps · 1 pointr/cosplayers

Just in case anyone comes across this thread with a similar problem, here's how I eventually solved it:

I used these velcro straps that are designed for holding cables together. I wrapped one around my belt, then added a second one behind it that wrapped around to go around the gun barrel. Wrapping the belt first anchors the velcro strap so that it doesn't slide around all willy-nilly.

u/ak4ty7 · 1 pointr/gaming

No, what you need is either double-sided Velcro tape or Velcro ties.

Anything else is an abomination.

u/cesofd · 1 pointr/simracing

As for keeping the wires clean I used these

Adhesive Cable Clips - 1" 0.75"...

VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties,...

I originally thought about using zip ties but they’re a pain in the ass if you want to remove a specific cable and the adhesive cable clips come in handy if you want to tuck the wires hidden under the pedal tray.

u/chain_letter · 1 pointr/pics

Get a roll of these velcro ties and never have that problem again.

u/nottabigdeel · 1 pointr/hometheater

I usually go the painters tape and sharpie route but I wanted to also make another suggestion/word of caution... don't use zip ties for cable management while you're back there. If you're anything like me where there's a rotation of components for whatever reason it's a pain to have to snip those and replace them. Get these Velcro ties instead.

Edit: words.

u/sk9592 · 1 pointr/buildapc

To add onto this, I would wrap all your cables individually in these velcro cable ties:

It takes a bit of time at first, but once you're done, it's so useful. A giant jumbled rat's nest of cables turned into a neat tiny pile of units.

Quickly grabbing the cable I needed and using it was so easy. I didn't need to sort through the rat's nest anymore and spend 5 minutes untangling the one cable I needed from the rest of the nest.

u/KeyserSOhItsTaken · 1 pointr/battlestations

Honestly looks great. I think the only thing that could be done better is cable management. Buy some of these and bundle the cables coming off the back of the tower. Small hole under your mouse pad to route the kb/m cables under the desk. Put a small hole behind the shelf to route those power cables from behind the desk. Honestly I feel like I'm just nitpicking because this looks great.

u/Sobia6464 · 1 pointr/msp

Ended up researching into a bag and eventually found one I think will work well.

I will link to everything I've found on amazon. I have found others on our distributors website. Hopefully this will help others put together something as well!


SATA Adapter


Toner/Fox and Hound

Small LED Flashlight

Velcro Wire Ties - Zip ties are awful

Network Kit

External HDD

Analog Phone - For testing Fax Lines mainly

There's more, such as cables and things, but everyone should be OK with figuring that out for yourselves. Total the kit (with cables and stuff included) is only about $370.91 per technician.

Hope this helps someone!

u/joebobcooter · 1 pointr/homelab

Everytime I see the cranked down zip ties, I feel the need to point out these. Works way better than zip ties.

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

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u/YmFzZTY0dXNlcm5hbWU_ · 1 pointr/homelab
u/Yerginsnurf · 1 pointr/buildapc

Of course I have Choogles, we gotta hang more often sir.

That's a solid looking build my friend, only thing I would add is some velcro cable ties to make all the cable management WAY smoother and less permanent than standard zip ties.

u/mateba · 1 pointr/Nerf

Ever play Hogans Alley?

Could make a mock up of it with cardboard and wooden dowels at one end of a room. Have some kids make the silhouettes rotate and some of them get to shoot for x amount of time while you keep score. Then have the groups switch out. Could even do it around 3 sides of a room. If you cover the targets in felt the dart tag dart suggestion someone else made would let the darts stick to the targets.

In lieu of dart tag darts you could also glue a tiny bit of

to the end of regular streamline darts.

u/Ditchmag · 1 pointr/oculus

I personally hate that setup, as well as the factory. I loved how the O+ did it, so I copied that with Velcro ties. Routing the Velcro under the back pad, and making sure to have the Velcro tie use a loop that doesn't restrict the cable.

I'm using these:
VELCRO Brand ONE WRAP Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

It takes 2 of the strips to do it. One to make the loop and wrap it around, then a second that just wraps around it to help secure it. I can extend the halo without interference now. If you look at the way the Odyssey routes the cable, this basically does the same thing.

u/crashsuit · 1 pointr/cableporn

OP (and others), try these, they're fantastic for cable management. I've always got a bunch kicking around at home and the office too, they're amazingly useful.

u/saethone · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Ok So what you want is some self-adhesive zip tie mounts - something like this

and then zip tie the power strip down. you probably don't want to put self adhesive strips directly on the power strip because heat could loosen the adhesive and let it fall down.


these things are a godsend for cable management

edit: also looking at your picture, your desk has that built in cable management bar, you may be able to just get some long zip cords or use those velcro straps to attach it directly to that bar. those zip tie mounts may just be a little too weak (probably not..but maybe) and that would be a more sturdy solution

u/GloriousFireball · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you bought the H7 like your previous posts indicate it comes with thermal paste so you should be okay there. These might be handy for cable management but it's up to you.

u/kkjdroid · 1 pointr/headphones
u/killerbyneed · 1 pointr/buildapc

The amount of velcro straps heavily depends on how you care about so I cant tell you for sure. But this is plenty.

u/curiequark · 1 pointr/DIY

If you ever have to replace the cables, try these instead of zip ties. :)

Desk looks super awesome. I'm going to be setting up a new desk once we move, and now I'm inspired.

u/larrythecherry · 1 pointr/livesound

I like to use the Velcro brand cable ties.

You can get them at Amazon, Home Depot, Wal-Mart (I think?).

u/TheBobWiley · 1 pointr/homelab

I just used the 25mm version, bought these velcro straps

cut them in half down the middle, fed them through the tie-down holes, and then made a loop to run a number of cables through. So far it has held up 4 cat6 cables without peeling off the wall, but it would be easy to drill a small screw through it into the drywall if necessary.

u/nmezib · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/joshguy1425 · 1 pointr/battlestations

I recently purchased one of these after starting a major reorganization and cable management effort. It worked so well for my desk, that I just ordered a second one for my TV setup.

Also, these and some of this (shorter amounts are also available).

I hope to post pictures of the newly (still in progress) organized Office and Entertainment areas soon.

u/vaelkar · 1 pointr/gaming


You should invest in some of these:

u/ArchersTest910 · 1 pointr/EDC

Working through the album (I'll add links progressively, just want to get most of it written out):


  • Aircraft keychain
  • Swiss Tech key
  • Kingston 16GB USB 2.0 stick, contains YUMI multiboot with a few OS installers, couple boot tools and various other things
  • Samsung 32GB USB 3.0 stick with a PortableApps collection as well as a updated Keepass DB and portable launcher
  • Fitbit Charge HR
  • Pewter memento
  • No name faux leather wallet
  • BLF-348 (Nichia emitter)
  • Nitecore P12
  • SOG Aegis Mini
  • LG V10

    The bag: The bag mostly goes from my car to under the desk to the work truck if we need to visit a transmitter site. That can be somewhat unpredictable hence some of the supplies.

    Left to right, top down.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Hats, will be ditching the cold weather one as its warming up enough even on the peaks.
  • MRE. Planning on switching it out with a Mountain House or similar meal with a container to heat water and probably an immersion heater.
  • Nalgene
  • Two carabiners
  • Meds stuff
    • Chapstick
    • Lotion
    • Tums
    • Tylenol
    • Altoids tin with benadryl, imodium, gas meds.

  • Small first aid kit
  • Decibullz custom ear plugs
  • Spare ear plugs
  • 8x20 pocket scope (great for checking out towers, rough sighting of antennas, ect.)
  • Rite in the Rain pad
  • Pens (depends on what I'm doing)
    • I'll fill this in shortly
  • Gaffers tape
  • Velcro ties
  • Corsair Survivor flash drive
  • Another BLF-348
  • Spare NiMH AAA's
  • Lockpick set
  • Hand me down dikes
  • 1st Gen Leatherman Wave
  • Small stub screwdriver (mostly used for straightening Cat 5/6 cable strands for connectors)
  • Somewhat outdated repeater directory
  • Nagoya NA-771 VHF/UHF antenna
  • Baofeng UV-82
  • Stock antenna
  • Nalgene Chute
  • Damai Wrap with Anker Battery, USB charge reader, misc USB cables and charger
  • iFixit Classic Pro Tech toolkit with a few extra spudgers and pry tools

    All neatly packed away in a Midway Compact Comp Range Bag
u/DivinityCycle · 1 pointr/gaming
u/fluxmaven · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Cant really see much in your tiny pictures but velcro cable ties work well to organize cables.

u/ehferking · 1 pointr/gaming

You have the following options.

A. Conceal

You have open backed shelving. Add a backing (posterboard, painted MDF / fiberboard, fabric, etc... attached to the back of the shelf) and cut / drill pass through holes near the location of each shelf to pass the cables through.

B. Cable Management

Use the following very inexpensive products (which are also available at Home Depot / Lowes) to route / organize the cables along the back of the shelves and vertical portions. You should choose the color based on the color of the cables and what is being mounted to. In this case, I would use black.

u/boredzo · 1 pointr/gadgets

Interesting! I've been using their cable-tie product, but one of my complaints about it is that it is a little too grippy. Plus, the fixed 8-inch length is a bit much for most of my cables, whereas the plant ties come in a roll that requires you to cut off exactly however much you need.

This version of the plant-tie product includes a built-in cutter in the package (according to the description), so that may be preferable for those who don't want to keep a pair of scissors next to their cable ties.

u/xhollowpointx · 1 pointr/CableManagement

I usually drop the mobo/cpu/cooler/ram in, then the power supply and run everything through the back. Once I have everything hooked up neatly, I start working on my HDDs and their cable management. Finally any lights, fans etc. Also these are fantastic.

u/masamunecyrus · 1 pointr/gaming

You should get these little velcro cable ties. I recently started using them because the back of my computer desk was littered with 6 ft cables that I only needed 2 ft of. I folded up all the extra slack in my cables like this and used the velcro to ensure that they don't come undone. It's trivial to do, and it will clean up that clutter nicely.

u/ThatoneguyTonight · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used 3 things to manage cables.

Adjustable Cable Clips, Self-Adhesive Nylon Wire Clamps, Plastic Cable Organizer Holder Management System, Pack of 50, Black

Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, Holds up to 6 pounds, 1x1 inch, 48 squares

VELCRO Brand ONE WRAP Thin Ties | Strong & Reusable | Perfect for Fastening Wires & Organizing Cords | Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch | 100 Count

Using like 50 of the clips and a lot of the velcro and some double sided tape for heavier things like hdmi matrix and audio mixer and power strips it is all mounted on the underside of my table. It is a lot of work and there is a lot to manage but you find a way to make it work.

u/gwpc114 · 1 pointr/funny

That's why you use these:

I have bundles of those things all over my house and office.

u/Purpleandbrown · 1 pointr/buildapc

Velcro ties good too.

u/epicflyman · 1 pointr/battlestations

Those are exactly the ones I use. Excellent choice. US Amazon link

u/EightBitMatt · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For those who are curious :

Amazon Links to the Cable Management stuff:

Cable Management Raceway

Velcro Strips

And then I just grabbed some 3M double sided adhesive for my power bricks and such

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $241.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Corsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $36.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.98 @ NCIX US
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.98 @ NCIX US
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card | $313.98 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case | $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $84.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor | Samsung S24D300H 24.0" 60Hz Monitor | $180.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard | $144.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse | $44.76 @ Amazon
Headphones | Audio-Technica M50x Headphones | $119.99 @ Micro Center
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1663.57
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $1613.57
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-08 00:31 EDT-0400 |

u/1ddqd · 1 pointr/organization

I use this, mounted to the rear of my desk, to handle cables that run the length of the table top. Cables all exit on the right side of the desk and run down one leg:

I use this to handle cables that run across my floor (live in apartment, can't build them into the wall):

I used this to wrap/bundle my cables when they are too long:

u/OstensiblyHuman · 1 pointr/lifehacks

These are basically velcro zip ties. You can wrap your cables with them and end up with a few thick, neatly wrapped cables that you can then route wherever you need to keep them looking neat and out of the way. You can also install hooks or something to hold the wrapped cables up underneath your desk so that they don't dangle.

u/kronkifer · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yeah, velcro strips or zip ties are a good idea. I don't know how many fans that case has, but a fan spllitter would be nice because I know that mobo only has 1 sysfan header.

The power supply and motherboard should have all the other cables you need. And that 1060 does have HDMI out so if you have a cord you're good.

u/LevitatingSUMO · 1 pointr/battlestations

I don't think anything is holding it. I think it's just a velcro strap. they're amazing for cleaning up cables or making transportation easier.

u/Fritzed · 1 pointr/pics

I prefer velcro. These things are great and cheap.

u/rayzorium · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Those actually tend to be more expensive than velcro, believe it or not. Velcro is only $7 for 100.

u/combatchuck · 1 pointr/cableporn

Get some of these.

u/smredditsm · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

you can use VELCRO for cable management: Here

About the mount, I'm currently using flexispot monitor arm

u/MISFITofMAGIC · 1 pointr/homelab

I use this velcro in my rack and it's perfect.

u/jsteffen182 · 1 pointr/techsupportgore

You can bundle them up with something like this:

Aside from that you can put them into a bin or box whatever you want.

u/ZeroEnnaADA · 0 pointsr/crtgaming