Best electrical cord management products according to redditors

We found 3,674 Reddit comments discussing the best electrical cord management products. We ranked the 813 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Cord reels
Floor cord covers
Cable straps
Cable sleeves
Cable raceways

Top Reddit comments about Electrical Cord Management:

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/hkrne · 61 pointsr/homelab

Some ideas (highly contingent upon the angles you’re shooting and level of detail required):

Low detail: Build a rack-sized box, paint black, glue on some front panels such as and throw some blinky LEDs behind.

More detail: pick up some empty server chassis, again blinky LEDs.

Grab some patch panels e.g. and put a bunch of short Ethernet cords between random ports.

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/IsItTooHotInHere · 41 pointsr/ValveIndex

Let me just start off by saying, even with just the few hours I've played with it, I LOVE this thing. Thank you valve for making such an awesome piece of hardware. And yes, my unit does have the joystick issue but it's just the feedback that's broken. My joysticks otherwise register without issue.

But anyways onto the good stuff.


A 20m (65ft) cable run from my desk to right under the couch, so that the only hookup is the breakout / trident cable.


In my place, I ran into the predicament of the only space I had room to do VR was the living room, but given that putting my entire desk in the living room would have been weird aesthetically, I opted for the cable run, to get VR from the PC in the room across the house to my living room.

What parts?

Pretty simple actually, but it did require 2, not exactly cheap cables, and one coupler (prices in US Dollar).

  • ATZEBE DP Fiber Cable 60ft [$107.99 - Amazon]
  • SIIG USB 3.0 Active Repeater 20m [$115.99 - Amazon]
  • Poyicott DP to DP Coupler [$9.99 - Amazon]
  • (Optionally) 50 count cable ties [$7.99 - Amazon]

    The DP - DP coupler is out of necessity, given that no link box exists with the Index. Yes, it's an expensive solution. In addition to the $999 headset, I've spent another ~$231 on cable runs. But for my situation, it works flawlessly.

    If you are thinking you need a solution like that, and any of the cables are unavailable (the DP cable is out of stock as of writing on July 6th), make sure to get fiber if you can for the sake of not losing quality over a copper cable. As for the USB cable, you're looking for an active cable. These typically have external power bricks to supply additional 5V power that your tower cannot do over such a distance. Edit: _However_, I have found that plugging in the additional power causes the computer to have issues recognizing any USB device, so I guess don't do that if you buy the same cable. Other cables may vary.

    How is it setup?

    I have the cables running along the basebords of the house, from my computer all the way to the living room. They take a right angle, and are gaff-taped down to the floor before running under the couch where they can become a loose coil [pic].

    Does it work?

    In a word, yes! I will update this comment if I run into reliability issues down the line, but it seems that this system works well enough, and has the added bonus of not hearing the PC fans spinning given the off-ear design of the Index headphones. (Edit: The only pitfall is that sometimes you have to power cycle the headset once or twice to get SteamVR to see it, but that doesn't take long. After that it's smooth sailing!)

    Hope this helps anyone that might be needing a similar setup!

    (EDIT: Numerous edits for spelling / grammar)

u/hippopotadile · 37 pointsr/malelivingspace

Ideally? Conduit in the walls.

Worst case? Something like this.

u/buttpincher · 35 pointsr/cableporn

Link to those clips?

Found These on Amazon.

u/MamaTran · 28 pointsr/battlestations

Parts List & More

Case|IN WIN 101 Mid Tower High Air Flow Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Full Size Window (White)
CPU|Intel® Core™ Processor i7-7700K 4.20GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Kaby Lake)
Case Fan|3x 120mm AZZA Hurricane RGB Fans
CPU Cooler|Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240mm Premium Edition Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate (2 x Standard 120MM Fans)
SSD|240GB WD Green Series SATA-III 6 SSD
HDD|Seagate 3TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s
RAM|XPG Z1 Gaming Series 16GB DDR4-3000 Dual Channel DDR4 Kit, CL16 (2x 8GB), White
Motherboard|ASUS ROG Strix Z270E Gaming ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 4 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
OS|Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
Power Supply|600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Video Card|GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Monitor|Dell S2415h 24-Inch x 3
Monitor Stand|VIVO Single Stand & VIVO Dual Stand
Headset|Steelseries Arctis 7
Headset Stand|Avantree Universal Aluminum Desk Headphone Stand Hanger with Cable Holder
Keyboard|Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard
Mouse|Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse (White)
Webcam|Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Plants|Artificial Plants, Amyhomie Set of 4 Mini Fake Succulent Plants
Desk|98x1 1/8" EKBACKEN Kitchen Counter Top resting on two White ALEX Drawers. There's also two OLOV White Adjustable Legs underneath for support.
Laptop|Apple 13" MacBook Air 256GB SSD 2015 Model
Laptop Stand|Vertical Laptop Stand Holder by MOTONG
Laptop Skin|Solid State White Skin by DecalGirl
Mini Fridge|Danby DAR017A3WDB Contemporary Classic Compact All Refrigerator, White
Lamp|Studio Designs 12024 Swing Arm Lamp, 13-watt, White
Lamp Bulb|TP-Link Multicolour Smart LED Bulb
Wallpaper|Nathan Nyx on ArtStation
Wall Scrolls|Tokyo Ghoul, No Game No Life, Attack On Titan, Seven Deadly Sins
Console|Nintendo Switch - Gray Joy-Con
Console Skin|Solid State White by DecalGirl
Controller|Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Cable Management|Reusable Velcro Cable Ties, 2 x White Cable Raceway Channels, and 2 x White Cable Box
USB Charger|RAVPower 60W 12 A 6-Port USB Charger
Router|Linksys Velop Tri-band Whole Home WiFi Mesh System 2-Pack
Trash Bin|FILUR (White)

u/TJPMPotatoes · 25 pointsr/mac

I work with these chargers at my school. (Or, rather, my students work with these chargers at my school.)

One of the computer classes did an experiment to find the most successful wrapping method. Over the course of a year, each student picked a different wrapping method and, at the end of the year, each charger was inspected for wear and tear.

This is the best way we found to coil a charger.

That's a little velcro strap holding the coil together.

We found that, not only do the little tabs have a habit of breaking off, they coil the cable too tightly and can cause kinks in the cable that can lead to the plastic coating coming off. Any other form of coiling that utilized the brick also caused these kinks.

Key to this method is making sure that there is more "slack" in the skinny cable than the thick cable before the velcro strap. This prevents strain from being put on the small-cable-to-brick joint (where most damage occurs).

This method also uncoils easily and stores easily in most laptop bags.

Your mileage may vary, of course, but this is the preferred method at my school.

TL;DR: Do it like this.

u/SuckinLemonz · 24 pointsr/Rabbits

You spay/neuter them. You put their hay feeder above their litterbox. Then you put almost no effort into litter training them but it somehow works.

Then you buy cord protectors for everything for a grand total of idk, like, $20 bucks on Amazon. Realize that buying cord protectors that go against your wall actually make your home look better too. Splurge an extra bit every month to get decent litter and litterpan liners. Throw out the trash every 3 days without having to wash a box and feel like a king.

Pick up stray “territory poops” on occasion. Remember to exclaim to yourself each time: “wow. These aren’t even like poop. It’s just hard brown grass balls. These are so weird. Shouldn’t I be grossed out by this? Why aren’t these gross? Why can’t our poop be this great? If I ate like a rabbit would my poop be like this?”

Bam. You’ve got a house trained rabbit. And a rabbit-trained person. Move on to the task of convincing them to love you.

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/throwveryfaraway3 · 21 pointsr/malelivingspace

Do you own or rent?

Your speaker setup could be vastly improved by just spreading them out to their appropriate space thereby creating a better cinematic experience while watching television, as well as decluttering your AV hutch a bit further.

If you own, you route your baseboards to run the wires, if you rent, you can buy self adhesive tracks which will hide the wires. It's not much work and makes a huge difference. Said wires can then be reused for when/if you upgrade.

Also the subwoofer can be totally hidden away since bass/low frequencies tend to be non directional. You can even get slim units that slip under your sofa so the effect is more pronounced at lower volumes.

Although for all I've said, I'm really nitpicking. Your space is great.

Obviously, larger ones for more wires, just not too slim.

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/LowerStandard · 20 pointsr/battlestations
  • These to tie up cables
  • This to stick power strips/power supplies to the desk.
  • This to run cables through.
  • Quite a bit of time and patience.

    You can loop small cables in the raceways and even bigger ones if you don't have much else running through there. Otherwise, you'll have to find somewhere else to coil any excess in which case a cable box could make life a lot easier.

    Also, all of these items can be purchased at Home Depot.

    Edit: I originally linked the CordMate II kit, it should have been CordMate III. I've updated the link.
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/The_Empir3 · 19 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

What a great view! Also, I really love the idea of the frame TV but I feel like that console underneath ruins the illusion because it’s such a “TV” setup. A little cable management molding and you could ditch the console for an even cleaner look.

u/TheCasualJedi · 18 pointsr/malelivingspace

Hole in the wall and drop the cable down. Then put a wall grommet near your outlet.

Or one of the cable hiding plastic pieces, legrand makes a good one but make sure you use vinegar to remove them or else they’ll pull the paper off the drywall which Is a pain to fix.


Wall grommet

Edit: forgot to mention that if you’re putting a power cable in the wall you’ll need a different cable to actually run through the wall to keep it in code as it is a potential fire hazard. Here is a good kit that would fit for this example

u/LaurenLestrange · 18 pointsr/makeuporganization

Love it! One thing to complete the look would be a cable concealer or raceway like this

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/TheGreatLostCharactr · 17 pointsr/oculus

Shoot, sorry, the deets were in the original post:

Anker Powercore+ Mini $16.99 (Also comes in Silver for a better match)

Velcro Ties $5.27 (Use reversed so they stick to the fabric)

Grand total: $22.26

USB cable is about a foot long.

As far as battery life, I don't know since the Go was at 50% when I connected it. It will take me some use to give an accurate battery estimate.

Go battery is 2600 MAh and the battery I have attached is 3350 MAh. Estimated to last 4.5 to 5.5 hours combined.

Power output is 1 amp / 5 volt. Battery weight is 80 grams.

Edit: Something I'd like to point out about this mod is that it isn't permanent. The battery just slides out and the velcro loops will stay in position. I think some people are seeing this and interpreting it as a 24/7 solution of perpetually hot swapping batteries (which is of course an option), but if that gives you safety concerns this mod can be used sparingly as a stopgap to finish your movie or your game or whatever before your battery runs out.

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/weallneedsomeg33g33 · 16 pointsr/gadgets

This is fucking stupid.

Buy this and this and spend the extra $35 on beer.

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/rolfraikou · 14 pointsr/techsupportgore

May I suggest some cable clips, cable sleeves, cables channels, and a cable wire baskety thing to put an end to that?

u/RockItGuyDC · 14 pointsr/gaming

What I like to do is zip them together in bundles, and then use anchors to keep them in place. Of course, this is semi-permanent, so not great if you keep changing your configuration or moving components. For a less permanent solution, velcro cable ties are great for at least bundling the cables.

u/_xNova · 14 pointsr/organization

Here man I got you, one second.


Plus this

Plus this

You probably won’t need all 3, but it never hurts

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/freespace303 · 13 pointsr/hometheater

Good on you for going with a gigantic screen. Plenty of upgrade potential sound system wise as well. What projector are you using? Short throw?

A few recommendations - bring those fronts down to ear level, and rears down to about the recommended height of 3 feet above ear level when you are sitting. You could use a stand for the left rear -

If your worried about stand stability, use a barbell weight on top of the baseplate to weigh the stand down and make it more secure -

Cable channels will help hide your cables really nicely -

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/Sev-is-here · 12 pointsr/battlestations

This is how I deal with all of my cables, even at work, and it works great for me. (IT and I get to do servers and office set ups when I deploy devices for people)

It is much easier to hide cables away from the focus of the eyes. So pull your desk out, and get all the cables individually pulled back to the end device. Get velcro cable ties - Not zip ties (if you pull to tightly then you can tear the shield and allow for cross talk / issues)

I start the furthest away from where my device is, and work my way to that device. Once you pull everything cleanly in the area of focus. Get some under desk cable management strips (link at the end of post to some on amazon for an idea) and tuck those cables at the end of the desk in the holder of your choice.

Now what do you do with the mess at the end near your end point? - Velcro them into a "loop" or have them make a U shape and route back up to your end point from the other side. For you, have it go behind your computer and loop back up behind it, so they all plug in fine, but you wont see them.

Its resulted in virtually no cables on peoples desks (besides mine because fuck doing work for myself on the clock)


u/nguy8931 · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

I also have this desk. This is my setup at full height:

Monitor Arms: North Bayou Arms

Monitors: Dell U2417H 24" monitors

Keyboard: Ducky One Side Print 100% Keyboard

Mouse: Logitech MX Master (Meteorite)

Mouse Pad:PECHAM Extended Pad

Speakers: Logitech Z313

Chair: Amazon Basic Mid-Back Chair

Lamp: Desk Lamp

Drawers: IKEA Alex

Plants: Random succulents from Trader Joe's

Wallpapers: Studio Ghibli Wallpapers (1920x1080)


Cable Management: involves the cable raceway attached below the desk using Command Strips from Wal-Mart. The cord management sleeves came in 4 pieces and I used that to organize all the wires. I have the speaker remote attached next to the lifting mechanism under the desk which is nice for quick volume control. The sub-woofer is placed on the desktop due my preference of having the fewest number of cables coming down from the desk. The one cord that hangs down is the power strip that runs to the outlet. The power strip is placed within the c-clamp of one of the monitor arms.

JOTO Cord Management System

J Channel Cable Raceway

Command Strips (Assorted)


Price: I was able to get a lower price in September 2018 at Office Depot using a 20% off coupon that was in general circulation. The final price with taxes and shipping to store was $149.90. But, I would gladly pay the $159.99 listed here.


Overall, I love the desk. In fact, I bought another one for my wife. The ability to switch between standing and sitting with the lifting mechanism is well worth the low price I paid. The setup requires minimal effort to lift - I personally use two hands for stability. I do think that an addition of a computer tower on the desktop will make it difficult, but not impossible, to lift. There is mention of wobbling in one of the review videos on YouTube, but it is barely noticeable on a day to day use. I will say that my only complaint is the desktop is not solid wood and I have experienced a bit of surface lift after a cup with condensation was left on the desktop overnight. I recommend using a coaster if you plan to having drinks on your desk.

u/Loaatao · 12 pointsr/malelivingspace

I use these and they work great.

Pasow 50pcs Cable Ties Reusable Fastening Wire Organizer Cord Rope Holder 7 Inch (Black)

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/storyr · 11 pointsr/battlestations

Looks great, but I would recommend many of these.

u/ElQueso5 · 11 pointsr/DIY

Can you run them behind the wall?
If not, check out these covers, they can be painted to match the wall

u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 11 pointsr/GirlGamers

Hi! I also have chronic pain/am disabled. I play Steam games with an Xbox One controller with the Windows 10 wireless adapter. (I tried the Steam Controller but it was bulky, not intuitive, and I basically hated it. lol. YMMV.)

I have my tower sitting in this cabinet, which I covered with this film to keep everything hidden. My husband cut out the back of the cabinet to install a fan / make room for the cables to come out of the back.

We used these cord covers to keep everything neat.

I use this wall-mounted swing arm from Amazon for my monitor. I push it toward the wall when I am done. (I put my chair/station in the corner for this to work.)

I sit in an IKEA Poang chair with ottoman, using this lower lumbar cushion and this coccyx cushion.

I use this mouse arm on the Poang chair, these cushions for my elbows, and a beanbag rest for my wrist (for when I have to use the mouse).

My keyboard sits on a shelf beside me and I pull it onto a lap desk (stored under my chair) for when I need to use it.

I also have a wall mount for my Xbox One controller.

I hope that helps! It took me a long time to get something together that keeps my living room still looking like a living room. :)

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/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/pencilvester_C137 · 10 pointsr/InteriorDesign

Good man. Now just lower the mount height of your TV so it's actually at eye-level when seated. Unless of course you're sitting on bar stools while watching TV.

It'll also help conceal that unused pass-through.

Otherwise this is also an option that lays on the wall and runs the cables inside of it:

You can then paint it to match the color of your wall. I have it in my apartment and while there's an obvious wide 'bump' on the wall it works wonders to keep things looking sleek.

u/indorock · 10 pointsr/pics

Amateur-tip: Use a wall cover kit like this to make them (almost) disappear.

source: Home theater snob.

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/ComputerSavvy · 10 pointsr/homelab

Buy yourself a 100 pack of these for $12.99:

If you need to change or adjust anything, it's easy and velcro won't leave marks on your cables like Zip ties can when they are too tight against the cable.

u/TurtleBoiCudge · 10 pointsr/battlestations

This would look 10x better if you fixed those cables. I would use this for the monitor cables and this for the PC cables.

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/Benze2294 · 10 pointsr/lifehacks

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

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/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/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/HongRiki · 9 pointsr/battlestations

what i do is buy a raceway.
stick that thing on the bottom of your desk and just tuck everything in. can also double side tape the power brick to the bottom of your desk will also help.

u/JustCallMeBen · 9 pointsr/CableManagement

bundle them together in one thick sleeve. Having a fabric sleeve lie on your desk is imo better tham a lot of different wires :)

I have this one:

It's white or black (turn it inside out) and it's better than other sleeves imo because of the holes it has: you can let wires run in or out at any point you want, so it would be perfect for the cables from your mouse&kb, and you can let the sleeve run all the way to the top of your desktop, so the wires only exit the sleeve at the exact height they neet to be plugged in. Tuck away all the loose wire you have into the sleeve, and I think it'll be much tidier.

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/hunterisagrump · 9 pointsr/audioengineering

-label maker

-headphone hangers

-another vote for the Fethead!

-velcro cable ties

u/VRegg · 9 pointsr/Vive

This is what I came up with when trying to find the best way to prevent a long dangling headphone cable from interfering with gameplay. I found it to be a comfortable option and easily reusable. Plus it has the benefit of looking really cute.


  • Have the soft part of the velcro facing out. This will improve comfort and prevent hair from getting caught.
  • Leave some slack on the tie. This will allow the extra cable to be pulled out in the event it is yanked.
  • If you have a really long/heavy cable try centering it at the top and use two ties. This will help center the weight.

    These are the ties I used But you can get them at about any store.

    In case anyone is wondering the headphones are the Panasonic Retro RP-HTX7-K1. They aren't the best compared to higher end options but are a good, durable option for $40.
u/saxnbass · 9 pointsr/minimalism
u/Teleclast · 9 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Here’s the ones I bought. Might be better out there.

eBoot 100 Pieces Adhesive Cable Clips Wire Clips Cable Wire Management Wire Cable Holder Clamps Cable Tie Holder for Car, Office and Home

u/Failing_Guarantee · 8 pointsr/battlestations

A few items that will help with cable management:

  • Cable Sleeve - simple, effective, and easy to use, but also requires some forethought to not end up with a cable snake. Since the material is soft it can be cut to length and used to go around corners. Also great protection from small pets.

  • Double sided tape - Easy to use, and has a really good hold. Best use is for mounting your power strip. Down side is that it will most likely cause paint damage if it's ever removed.

  • Cable Clips - great for directing the flow of wires. Simple to use, and hold quite well. Used with the cable sleeve, you can keep the wire snake at bay (cut a hole in the sleeve and poke the clip through while mounting to the wall or desk). Similarly with the double sided tape, you may have damage if you try to remove them.

  • Velcro Straps - these have good length on them for help keeping multiple wires tightly grouped. The pack also comes with a good amount of them, in grey and black. The help keep the cable snake from bulging.

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u/lilmidjumper · 8 pointsr/HomeDecorating

Your TV is up WAY too high, i would adjust your hanging system to be at least a foot and a half lower than it currently is. You could always get make a TV/bookshelf wall unit to go around it. It covers wires, acts as storage, and fills the space without being in the way. I'd recommend a lighter toned wood color, like a grey or an oaky color. For concealing wires, a big help would already come from lowering your TV, but there are different options such as these

But some people prefer to do the more hole-poking meeting of cutting a hole where the wire starts, and another hole near the outlet. I personally don't recommend that method especially since you're likely going to have studs in the way. But a thin, long tv console could easily cover a majority of the wires that bother you.

A good method for figuring out the size of furniture you want to buy is to outline the area of space you want the piece to take up using blue painters tape. You can easily adjust the dimensions, and you can run it up a wall to figure out height. Step backwards and sit where you normally would to see if you'd be okay with something that long/tall/wide and adjust until happy. Once you've found the basic dimensions you'd be happy with you can go online and start looking.

I personally wouldn't recommend a free hanging console if cords bother you, it won't conceal much. However if you're worried about a large tv console, you could try a few free hanging shelves below for storage, and some nice simple prints on the wall as well.

u/fatshamers · 8 pointsr/malelivingspace

Yo bro.

Try cleaning up your cables. Amazon has some cool plastic hiders.

Also, try spacing the stuff on your walls a bit more. It's a bit congested. Other than that, not a bad college pad.

u/Petit_Hibou · 8 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

You're off to a really great start! I have a few suggestions if you're looking for improvements. There are a lot of suggestions below, but that certainly doesn't indicate that what you've done isn't good. Rather, there are a lot of directions you can take the space and it's up to you to decide how to prioritize.

  • I would NOT get a second cabinet in that same style for the other side, but you do need to finish that side with the speaker. I suggest a basket and plants (see below).
  • I think you'd do great to change the curtains from a solid to a print to liven the space up slightly. The green color is fine, or you could go all-blue or yellow.
  • Get a large basket to store the blankets in so they're not draped over the couch (unless you need them to protect the couch from pets or kids).
  • I don't think the colors of your throw pillows on the couch really work. I'd stick with the blues and tans you already have in the room, but get a large bold pattern.
  • Get at least 2 plants-- one small one to go on the little cabinet, and one large floor one to go on the speaker side of the TV.
  • I'm not sure what the items on top of the cabinet are, but they're the wrong scale. Dress the cabinet up with stuff like a decorative vase, books, a large framed picture etc. Group items together in little clusters rather than spacing them out evenly, and try to vary the heights and textures.
  • It doesn't look like a conventional coffee table would work, but you want somewhere to set a beverage down near the couch. I suggest getting one or maybe two narrow end tables to go by the arms of the couch.
  • Lastly, I'd recommend getting a cable management sleeve to run along the floor on the speaker side to hid that power cord.
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/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

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/HacksawJimDouglas · 8 pointsr/cableporn

We use this in all of our edit and qc environments at my job. Cable ties, Velcro and sticky blocks go along way but this really seals the deal when it’s applicable.

Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot

u/bhoom_it · 8 pointsr/homelab
u/chubbysumo · 8 pointsr/HomeNetworking

get a keystone based system. Its much easier to work with, and much easier to change around.

and then use these to fill it in. They come in many colors too, so you can easily identify ports.

u/jcoopr86 · 8 pointsr/cableporn

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

u/Stovinator · 7 pointsr/synthesizers


u/wobwobwob42 · 7 pointsr/hometheater

Velcro straps - All Day Every Day

Here is a pack of 100 for $5

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/AcrobaticButterfly · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Robots_Never_Die · 7 pointsr/HomeNetworking

If you want a affordable gigabit setup with Ubiquiti just run this setup.

  • USG $110
  • Unifi AP AC Lite $80
  • TP-Link 8 Port Unmanaged Switch $25
  • 1000' cat 5e $85
  • 24 port patch panel $19

    If you don't have a gigabit connection you can swap out the USG for an ER-X which will knock off $50 but if you have the $50 to spend I would suggest staying with the USG so all your managed products are on the Unifi admin interface. You can also save some money by going with 500' of cat 5e if you don't need the full 1k foot spool.
u/namodev · 7 pointsr/homelab
u/Mayhem52 · 7 pointsr/DeskCableManagement

Since you can't screw anything into the desk, here's what I would do:

Grab some of these while they're on sale

Then grab some 3M Command Strips to hold up some sort of cable raceway like this (Although you can probably find something cheaper than this particular one at Lowes or Home Depot.)

Or you could just buy a few of these

Or a cable box like this. Personally, I'd go with the box and velcro strips, since your tower is so close to the outlet. Unless you plan to relocate it.

But most importantly for college dorm life: 3M command strips are your friend for almost everything.

u/dpash · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get yourself these. They're fantastic. (50 might be excessive, but you know you're gonna lose half of them)

u/gilbatron · 7 pointsr/Beatmatch

usb-a to usb-b cable


a couple of headphone jack adapters


ground wires if you're dealing with vinyl


interference suppresion filter clips


ethernet cable


and a bunch of these

u/OutsmartBullet · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

For those situations I enjoy using these little guys

eBoot 100 Pieces Adhesive Cable Clips Wire Clips Cable Wire Management Wire Holder Cable Clamps Cable Tie Holder for Car, Office and Home

u/justathoughtfromme · 7 pointsr/hometheater
u/Crgx22r7 · 7 pointsr/CableManagement

If you don't have the option of hiding them in the wall and coming out under your desk, you could go with some of the concealer/strip items and try to match it to your wall color. Something like this

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/phroz3n · 7 pointsr/battlestations

You could try something like this.

u/CynosureEPR · 6 pointsr/Battletops

Can do you one worse; there's like 5 of these under the desk: and a bunch of little circular wire grips/etc. along with my network switches/hubs/surge protectors all fixed to the bottom side of the desk.

..but as upgrades happened over the year(s) I've been popping out cables here and cables in there. It's hard to plan where each cable needs to go, which hub needs to be used, which power supply to connect to, etc. with a desk this long. I end up moving them around a lot until I find the perfect length cable/hub for practical use. I think it's all about where I want it now though. On top of that, my laptop and a lot of the gear need to be readily mobilized.

The plan is to create an under-desk diagram, unplug every cable and rewire the entire office neatly sometime soon; I may have time this Thanksgiving weekend.

u/Cik22 · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

Easy solution. They should be white to match the base boards. They have double sided tape on one side that keeps them on the wall. I’ll warn you though it is super sticky. You can also pain the tubes to match the wall color if needed.

u/Proskater789 · 6 pointsr/cableporn

We started using cable matters version. Makes life so much easier.

u/Cyrax89721 · 6 pointsr/CableManagement

Easy enough!

Beyond that, I use velcro straps, clear tape, double sided tape, cable sleeves, and zip ties depending on the circumstance. Doing an Amazon search for Cable Management will also help get you some ideas.

u/Handsdowndopestdope · 6 pointsr/battlestations

which cloth one did you get? I just got this one and im hoping it pans out

u/synth3tic · 6 pointsr/cableporn

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

u/Savatini · 6 pointsr/lifehacks

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

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/TheMechagodzilla · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting

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

u/DeltaVelocity · 6 pointsr/battlestations

I cut holes for these plates. Then just used a cable snake to pull the cords through.

Cut this cable raceway to size and tucked it up under the desk to run the power, display port, and keyboard cords.

u/SilentBobVG · 6 pointsr/buildapc

Something like these?

I would also recommend checking out the Neoprine Omnimount, which is excellent for tidying cables in an entertainment center

u/jwheelie · 6 pointsr/homelab

This is what I use in my Enclosure which do the trick.

Cable Matters Rack or Wall Mount 24-Port Cat6 /Cat 6 Keystone Patch Panel (Blank Patch Panel)

With these

[UL Listed] VCE 25-Pack CAT6 RJ45 Keystone Jack Inline Coupler-Black

u/peejaysayshi · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

You could use cord tracks if you can't just put them behind furniture. We used that for our ceiling lamp cord since we don't actually have an electrical box in the ceiling to put a light up. If they're super determined they could probably pull it off the wall, but honestly if they're super determined there's probably not a whole lot you can do. :P

u/tricheboars · 6 pointsr/oculus

Okay. So wall mounted sensors are definitely the way to go. I got these:
Uxcell 1/4" Black CCTV Security Camera Metal Wall Mount Bracket

But the wires right? Well for those I got these:
Wiremold C110 1-channel CordMate Kit, White

Then I have 10ft USB 3.0 extension cables on two sensors and a 16ft active USB 2.0 cable on my third sensor.

I ran the cables along the baseboard with the cord mate runners. They are white which matches my baseboards and then I run the cord mates with the sensor cables inside up the walls in the corners.

Shit works. Tracking is flawless. It's barely noticeable and I never have to mess with them now that they are setup.

When it comes to vr don't be surprised if you need to rearrange the layout of your furniture in the computer room. Think long and hard and then commit.

It helps if you draw this shit out first and think about how to lay out it before doing anything. This project will take a day but once your done your done.

u/happyevil · 6 pointsr/buildapc

Things I feel are a must:

  • A good, flat table you aren't afraid to ruin with with bumping, thermal grease or anything else that may damage a table that you could be using. Getting a nice durable cover to put over a table while you're working is also a good alternative. You're going to be working with lots of little screws and parts so anything fuzzy or carpet like will lose parts.

  • I suggest a small pliers to hold things. Also handy if something gets stuck.

  • I like a screw driver set that has some nice length to them. Working around parts is very difficult wit a short stubby screwdriver. I'm not sure about specific sizes for the screw driver heads but there aren't any real odd sized screws in computers. Just make sure you have a decent variance, there is no "one size fits all". You'll want Phillips as well as flat head screw drivers.

  • Getting a good ruler and tape measure is good if you're ordering large parts you're worried may not fit. Also a must if you plan on water cooling.

  • have something that can do hex shaped bolts (fairly small ones too) is useful. I use it for motherboard standoffs, removing graphics card PCI brackets and some other more custom things that may use a hex bolt.

  • A good pair of scissors that wont get ruined by cutting through cables, thin metal, zip ties, or those terrible plastic clam shells that RAM sometimes comes in.

    Useful extras:

  • I keep a tube of thermal paste on hand.

  • I like to have little trays to hold small screws and parts while I'm working on things.

  • I like to have zip ties and zip tie mounts on hand for cable management. I get both items in many different sizes.

  • You don't need an anti-static wrist strap as long as you know what you're doing and ground yourself properly. If you don't trust yourself then getting one won't hurt anything. I don't use one.

  • A wire stripper, soldering iron kit and some heat shrink wrap if you want to do custom cables/switches and such. Also handy if you need to make any quick repairs.

  • A nice directional light to get light right where you need it.

  • An Allen Wrench set can come in handy on occasion. Not many parts use it but if you come across one you'll be glad you picked a set up.

  • I picked up a ratchet style, interchangeable head screwdriver in addition to my "long neck" set. I got it a security screwdriver kit which comes in handy when breaking apart things you shouldn't be. I used it on my PS3 not too long ago.


    My order of assembly:

  • Lay everything out and keep it organized. You'd be surprised how much organizing everything helps.

  • Your manliness is not compromised reading manuals while building a computer. Motherboard and some other items do require special connections that change between models, even from the same company. Use manuals.

  • I like to use the motherboard box to store all manuals and spare parts from a build after it's built.

  • Keep all boxes and items for at least 1 week after building the computer. If something breaks down you'll be glad you did this. When you decide to get rid of the boxes I like to keep my proof of purchases. I put them in my motherboard box.

  • To start building, first take out the case and take off the front and back panels (and front in some cases). Install the PSU and any case fans you're adding. Also, snap in the motherboard back panel.

  • Now take a good look and get a decent idea of where you want your cables moving. Move cables out of the center area of the case in the general directions you think you want them off in.

  • Screw in the motherboard standoffs.

  • I like to assemble most of my motherboard outside the case. Install the CPU, RAM and thermal paste/heatsink.

  • plug in the power button (still outside the case) and anything else you may need to run the computer. Boot it up real fast just to make sure it's posting and running. You don't need the hard drive or anything. Just the CPU, RAM a graphics device (on-board or dedicated) and some power.

  • If it works, unplug everything.

  • Install anything that uses a drive bay into the case (hard drives, disk drives, card readers, etc.).

  • Now remove anything extra you added to the motherboard for the test such as PCI cards. Screw down the motherboard in the case. Screw opposite sides working toward the middle to get as even pressure on the board as possible.

  • Install any PCI cards now and screw them into their brackets.

  • route your cables, keep good airflow.

  • power it up, check that bios sees everything. Put the sides back on the case. You're done!

  • Leave the computer running for 24-48 hours. You can use it and power cycle it for updates and such but leave it running. This will help test it for stability. I also monitor temperatures during this time. Once you have established it is stable and within good temp thresholds you can move on to benchmarking, over-clocking, etc.
u/SuperAngryGuy · 6 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Hey, heads up on modern bulbs.

I started doing this about five years ago when not as many LEDs were used, my first with a Space Bucket is here from about four years ago, and some are now using a lot more LEDs in the bulbs. I did remount some of the LED modules for side lighting. I'm going to modify the article with a disclaimer.

The problem with more LEDs is that they are each ran in series, each LED needs 3-3.3 volts, so in some instances you are going to be exposing voltages that are going beyond safe levels by removing the cover. This should be isolated DC voltage, not AC line voltage, but keep in mind that with more than 15-20 LEDs that you can have a shock hazard.

Big Clive on YouTube has shown that they might not always be isolated from ground.

Shock hazards are most serious when it's a hand to hand shock since the current path can go through the heart and 50mA is when things can start becoming lethal.

Also I found that if the LEDs become disconnected from the power supply that the power supply voltage floated up to about 170 volts which in 120 volt AC nations is the peak voltage that you would get with a rectified capacitor. You have to be aware of this particularly when doing major modifications to the bulb.

It can be done safely but insulation is the key.

Also, don't use hot glue with power electronics. You can use 5 minute epoxy instead and give it 5 hours to cure.

edit spelling

/u/MrSparkleBud is using modules with 10 LEDs and his setup looks pretty safe. The hot glue is being used in areas where there would not be an expected heat build up. Adhesive cable tie mounts with tiny cable ties would still be a much better option as they provide really good strain relief (as an electrician I used a lot of these). Those now exposed power supplies still have line voltage on them, though, but it's obvious he has experience doing stuff like this from the very neat layout.

Make sure the line voltage splicing is soldered/taped and not just twisted with line voltage. Be sure to use Scotch Super 33+ tape if you can get it and not cheap, generic tape. Home Depot etc will have it for about $3 as well as the cable mount stuff.

Wire nuts are preferred for line voltage splicing.

u/UristMcHolland · 6 pointsr/cableporn
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/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/malcontent_provider · 6 pointsr/CableManagement

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

u/Jenjenmi · 5 pointsr/HomeDecorating

Consider using a paintable cable keeper that adheres to the walls. Whatever cables can't be neatly wrapped and tucked out of site, running them in this way down to outlets makes them almost disappear.

Wiremold C110 1-channel CordMate Kit, White

Or maybe find a wall mount shelf that would hold your turn table and put it to the right of your existing shelf? Then you could tuck as many of the cables as possible to the bottom of the shelf and that would help a lot.

Is this one from Ikea big enough for the turntable?

u/RhombusAcheron · 5 pointsr/lego

Actually look at the picture. There is clearly something anchored to the underside of the shelves which they're tied to. Since you really can't use nails or screws they basically have to be self adhesive. About two minutes of googling later I found these. They don't look exactly like what he's using, but close enough.

Really just try thinking about it.

u/LuckyTtam · 5 pointsr/pcgaming

Would suggest velcro wraps. They're cheap, reusable, and you don't have to worry about cutting them off later when you change components. Not to mention cutting your fingers on the sharp plastic.

For the heavier cables, I used pipe straps. They're dirt cheap at the hardware store and the screws won't fail like the cheap adhesive on the back of those holders.

u/Simcom · 5 pointsr/GoodValue

A little bit cheaper if you buy two 50 packs. Also they are great, I bought 100 a few weeks ago. No regrets.

u/Kami_Idol · 5 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Generally, LEDs for indoor use shouldn't do any harm to figures because they don't output UV or enough heat, so those lights should be fine assuming you don't mind switching out batteries every once in a while.
It's not wireless, but if you're willing to do some extra work, they sell wire hiding tubes that you can stick along walls and corners with adhesive.
It might be kind of a pain, but it'll give you more varied lighting options than just battery powered lights.

u/cubanita · 5 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

Agreed. We used these in our living room and they are great. You can paint over them too, to match the wall color. Legrand - Wiremold CMK50 Cord Mate II Kit- Raceways Cord Management Kit to Hide Cables, White

u/Sarinatu · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

Do some simple cable management. Something like this and you'll barely notice the wires...

u/altodor · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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

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/realmain · 5 pointsr/Amd

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

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/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/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/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/PrettyCoolBear · 5 pointsr/synthesizers

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

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/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/EnlightN · 5 pointsr/battlestations

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

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/TexasForever_ · 5 pointsr/battlestations

You should buy some cable concealers then get them painted to match your wall. Not better than hiding them in the walls obviously, but it's the best you can do for renting a place.

u/HeyThereAsh · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/OhMy_No · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is what I used. It's a great solution as it can be cut to whatever length you need, and then you just cut slits in the fabric where you're adding cables (or be lazy like me and just feed them between the loops and hooks). I bought a patch of Velcro, adhered it to the bottom of my desk, and then affixed this.

u/NoahDoah · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Like these, just search "cable management clips" on Amazon, there are so many variations.

u/NinjaMilez · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Looks professional.

It's a minor thing but you should remove the kinks from your mouse. You only need to do it the the part that is visible on the desk.

Also, some kind of phone dock might be a good idea if you can find one that doesn't take up a lot of desk real estate. Gives the phone a home on the desk.

Maybe grab something like this for your controller so it looks like it has a place on the desk as opposed to looking like it's been put down after a gaming session.

You seem like you are the kind of person who appreciates quality. I say this because you have a pair of HD800's. If you are such a person then I'd recommend building yourself a custom mechanical keyboard instead of having to put up with the Corsair K70 RGB. Check out /r/MechanicalKeyboards if you're interested! ^join ^usssss...

Speaking of your headphones. Again, like the controller, you should make them look like they have a dedicated place. You should get two wall-mountable headphone stands and put them up on that left hand side wall. If you wanted to sacrifice convenience for looks then you could also get a wall-mounted hook for the cables since they are detachable. I always thought that cables that hang from headphones are messy. If you remove them then they are much easier to display nicely.

Use these at the far end of the desk near the wall and make your keyboard cable tidier:

Your cable management is quite good but can be improved:

u/brandontherrien98 · 5 pointsr/CableManagement

This \^ and you can also buy some cable clips/anchors like these and just stick them wherever works best in the case :)

u/Jrbjordan · 5 pointsr/AverageBattlestations

Probably get a chair, and some of these. Other than that it's looking good!

u/RemnantHaru · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Start with some velcro cable ties like these:

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/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/dhagkn · 5 pointsr/battlestations

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

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/DGPantherX · 5 pointsr/cableporn

Not OP either, however if you're not running that thick of cabling and would rather not drill a bunch of holes on the underside of your desk, I'd recommend J Channel Cable Raceway. It doesn't come with screws, however you can get 3x 1/4" inch (length) screws and secure it to the bottom of the desk. Also, if the raceway's too long, just grab a mitre box and a hacksaw and cut to the proper length. For reference, I bought 2 of them, and cut the ends just enough to where they could give the center desk leg some breathing room to fit comfortably, then I mounted the two with some 1/4" screws.

u/Murdopolis · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Haha thanks! I took a lot of time to make sure they were hidden. I used the monitor mounts (that have cable clips) to run the cables to the monitors and everything is tucked into a cable "raceway" attached to the back of the desk.

Here is a link to it.

u/Zoid13erg · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Cable covers stuck under the desk. I'm debating drilling a hole in the desk for my keyboard and mouse wires.

u/krez1 · 5 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/zanfar · 5 pointsr/HomeNetworking

> going to connect everything with solid shielded CAT6

You do you, but that's overkill. Unshielded is sufficient in almost any non-industrial application. Shielded is also far harder to terminate and requires more expensive equipment to test.

Solid-core is only for structured cable. As long as you're not making patch cables or terminating to male ends, you're good on that front.

CAT5 is also sufficient unless you want 10Gb speeds, but I realize that CAT6 is sometimes cheaper today.

> what is a good patch panel?

Reputable brand (APC, Panduit, Tripp Lite, Cyber Power, Monoprice, Chatsworth) or reputable consumer-grade (NavePoint, StarTech, Cable Matters). You want to max your ports-per-RU, even if you don't expect to expand. Adding a port is far better than having to replace a patch panel.

For a home network, I would suggest a keystone or modular panel for increased flexibility. Then you would also need to buy keystone IDC, RJ-45 jacks to insert into it. The beauty of modular panels is that you can move jacks around as the network changes, and you can add additional patch types: like coax, phone, or fiber to the same panel. Keystones can also be color-coded for convenience (red for PoE-required, yellow for uplinks/trunks, white orange for critical devices, etc).

This is where I'd start.

> correct me if I'm wrong, I'm a newbie

Nothing obviously wrong with your plan, but just in case I missed something:

Solid core cable from RJ-45 to RJ-45, preferably run inside the wall. From keystone to device purchase pre-terminated patch cables from Monoprice or Cable Matters. Don't make your own patch cables. When punching down cable you should have a decent IDC, snap-action punch down tool and a 8-wire continuity tester.

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/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/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/JustinPA · 4 pointsr/buildapc

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

u/m1stertim · 4 pointsr/audioengineering

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

u/980ti · 4 pointsr/battlestations


J Channel Cable Raceway - Black - 48" Length


GoStar Cable Organizer Box - Large Black Cord Management Storage Container with Non-Slip Pads - Cover & Hide Power Strips, Adapters, Device Chargers, Ethernet, Computer & USB Cables & Electrical Cords

And this to keep it sleek

Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 - 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece - Black

Also, a mouse bungee would do you wonders. That, or loosely Velcroing your mouse wire to your keyboard wire so they stay uniform. Oh, and you'd probably benefit from a headphone stand. Last things that comes to mind are a vesa mount for your monitors, an extended mouse pad, some LED's behind your desk and monitor, and perhaps finding another place to put your PC. You can always extend cables.

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/fatmandown · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That's the 48" version but they make shorter ones. The stick-on tape on the back is surprisingly good, but if you're really going to weigh it down with heavier cables you may want to put some extra adhesive on the back. So far I love it.

u/Carlhr93 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

He used that tube you can see behind the PC, just like this one

u/i_draw_touhou · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are wonderful! While I don't use the ones in the post, (I use these, which are easily cut to size, cheaper, and imo better-looking), I absolutely love the tidiness that it has made the back of my computer desk!

There are few things more satisfying than seeing a single wire coming down from the back of the desk carrying all the usb cables, monitor cables, and power cables, that goes to the back of the computer and the power strip. Cable management was the one thing I never knew I needed in my life until these guys swooped in and brought me to heaven.

I am not a neat freak by any stretch of the imagination, but for some reason cable management strikes my fancy to the extent that I will willingly re-wire any of my friends' computer desks just to get the satisfaction of watching a terrifying hellscape of wires transformed into a single, pure, line.


So uh... yeah, buy these, or these.

u/ToxYixs · 4 pointsr/gamerooms

buy these .. 23 dolllars and will make room a ton better. Would also get one of these and put them on the top of ceiling. 40 bucks for a quick little makeover! Also would order more of those red and black "acoustic panels" and get like a 48 pack and fill in the holes on the wall you have! Hope this helps

u/privatexradio · 4 pointsr/minimalism

I use this cable raceway. Buy this raceway paired with the “frequently bought together” items at the bottom.

Buy a power strip if you don’t have one already and Velcro the power strip to the bottom of your desk. Docking stations help too.

u/HudsonSir · 4 pointsr/InteriorDesign

This sort of stuff ("cord hider"?) works pretty well for hiding cords and making it blend in with your baseboard somewhat if you end up going that route.

u/YOLO_HASHTAG_SWAG · 4 pointsr/oculus

List of components:

u/ryaneager · 4 pointsr/battlestations

I got them form Fry's. Just zip ties and cable mounts.

Something like this:

You maybe able to find them cheaper somewhere else.

u/Spearitgun · 4 pointsr/CableManagement

Damn, I thought that's what they were called I guess the actual term is self adhesive zip tie mounts, here you go fam. Cheers.

u/QuadrangularNipples · 4 pointsr/oculus

My suggestion would be to use wiremold amazon

What it looks like with Rift sensor in my house

u/vonkillbot · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

Pro tip: don't worry one bit about people saying you need to get into your own place. The rental market is rough here in CA, student loans might be an issue and a higher value couldn't possibly be placed on savings. This isn't the midwest or the 70's, you're playing the cards as you see them. Good job.

Also hide those damn cables from the TV.

u/EmpireCityRay · 4 pointsr/malelivingspace

OP if you use this suggestion make sure that the extension chord is UL certified as you seem to use a lot of outlets. (I would go with a thick extension chord found at your Home Depot/Lowe's.) Finishing it off with this:

My suggestion would be get a [UL listed] surge protector and purchase and place it in this
My method would allow you to lessen the visibility of wires and with a desk and great chord management (snaking the wires behind the leg) you can make it look like you have no wires or outlet box. The scented air freshener should be moved IMO as it wouldn't work in the linked box, if you opt to keep it you can leave the biege tap box and it on it with another outlet in the tap box for the surge protector.

u/Lianad311 · 4 pointsr/hometheater

Yeah didn't mean any offense by any means. I just had a 55" and upgraded to a 65", but that just looked way smaller than I remember my 55 looking.

I've bought about 5 of these kits for throughout my place, but you only need a tiny piece so that may be overkill. They work great though and are paintable to match your wall if that's an issue.

u/radddchaddd · 4 pointsr/vinyl

I got these from Amazon. They work well although opening them up to add or remove cables can be a bit stiff.

Also, the planters are from Target. They come with fake plants, but I replaced them with actual succulents.

u/benlucky13 · 4 pointsr/battlestations

something like this looks like what op used

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/TensionVex · 4 pointsr/synthesizers
u/dmikalova · 4 pointsr/lifehacks

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

u/CBRjack · 4 pointsr/HomeNetworking

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

u/bdubble · 4 pointsr/Flipping

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

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/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/Various_Pickles · 4 pointsr/todayilearned

You are both wrong.

Velcro zip ties FTW.

u/eegras · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/CaptainMoustache · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales
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/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/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/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/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/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/xiaodown · 4 pointsr/cableporn

> Also velcro is quite expensive

It's really not.

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/olbaze · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Lots of these things. Wrap any cables that go from Point A to Point B (same source, same destination) or partway the same (e.g. power cable and HDMI from monitor). Wrap up any excess in a bundle or buy new cables that don't have as much excess. Where applicable, you can also run cables up a table leg to take them off the floor.

u/ScoutSteiner · 4 pointsr/minimalism

Check out /r/digitalminimalism, I play exclusively on PC, so I don't have any games physically lying around.

I've got some velcro straps (like these) that I use to keep all of my cables tidy. Everything behind my monitors is a little messy, but everything is tied together nicely.

u/AshamedGanache · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

An example of a cheap one.

u/CoinReturn · 4 pointsr/gaming

Nice, just drop in some zip ties and some other shit into his stocking to take care of cable management to neaten that out.

u/IzzuThug · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Don't let this hooligans fool ya. LED's are awesome, more screens the better. I'm not sure if you use that box as a foot stool but if not you should move it so you have room for your feet.

  1. As someone else said move the LED strip to the back of your desk.

  2. Again as someone else said move that one speaker to the correct side. However, you don't need to discard a monitor for that. Just put it behind where the monitors meet. So long as the speaker isn't covered too much it shouldn't hinder sound coming out of it. Heck, if you wanted you could lay the speaker on its side. I'm not much of an audiophile and don't have those speakers so your mileage may vary. Are those speakers hooked up to a stereo, computer, or maybe a DAC? If it's a DAC then you could easily mount that to the underside of the desk with some double sided tape or Velcro tape. I prefer Velcro tape myself.

  3. Once more, as someone said mount those headphone somewhere when you're not using them. Seems you have space to the left of your desk for that. If you like using that space yourself then you could just mount a holder on the underside of your desk. They're super cheap on Amazon, and anything like this will work fine.

  4. It's hard to see how much cable clutter you have. Best thing you can do is bundle as many cables together as possible. A good way to do this is with veclro ties. The more peripherals you get the more cables you have. Some will have their own power bricks and some will have cable length as if you were supposed to use the thing in another room. To deter this I would recommend cable trays to mount to the bottom of the desk. One other thing that can help for cable management is a cable sleeve which is helpful for tiding up those cables as they go to your PC.

  5. Basically mount anything and everything you can to the bottom of your desk to hide as much as possible from view.
u/both-shoes-off · 4 pointsr/battlestations

This is great for cable management.

Kootek 118" Cable Management Sleeves, Neoprene Cable Organizer Wrap Flexible Cord Cover Wire Hider Reversible Black & White, Cuttable by Yourself for TV Computer Office Theater

u/OhGooses · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

After testing the tuna can and finding it to be IMMENSELY more comfortable, I continued to play with the tuna strapped on until my power bank arrived today. Now I have the real setup!

Here are the links to the products I used:

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD

I like the size of this powerbank and I think it'll be nice to have with my phone and Switch as well so it was worth it all around.

Kootek 118" Cable Management Sleeves

This is a fairly big roll for this small application, but I plan on using some of it for its intended purpose as well. The neoprene sleeve would also only work for a smallish powerbank like this one. I also considered something like this (would also work for larger powerbanks):

Reusable Cinch Straps 2" x 12" - 6 Pack

The powerbank came with a 3ft cable that would have worked fine, but I ordered some 1.5ft cables instead. I think it may have been unnecessary, though.

Besgoods 2-Pack 1.5ft Short Braided USB C to USB C 2.0 Cable

Overall, the counterweight is a HUGE improvement for me, and the added bonus of some extra battery life is nice as well!

u/Telluroushalo0 · 4 pointsr/CableManagement

Something like these

Edit: alternative

u/cryptomon · 4 pointsr/homelab

Lack Tip. You can unscrew the bottom legs, then use 3in. screws to go into the top units legs. Rescrrw b nottom legs in. Super solid and no visible external plates. Then use these or similar. You can get 2 rows side by side on 1 leg of them.

u/bandagecannon · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I used a combination of adhesive cable clips and Velcro cable ties.

These clips:

And these ties:

u/Geedunk · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Leave a little space between your desk and the wall and either get a cable tray or check and see if your surge protector has slots on the bottom that you can use to hang it off screws.

Braided sleeving and velco strips will work wonders, or use a combination of the two depending on how much you have to deal with. It's on you to hide all of it behind your monitor stand for minimal appearance, but with a little work it'll look great!

u/Squirming_Coil · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

Not sure what your board looks like but I always try to route all cabling underneath where possible.

Once underneath I use a few different types of organizers to avoid a web of cables.

I use velcro zip ties (like this:

I also use these things:

u/Marmaduke57 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Cable sleeves - $11.99/$15.19

u/freakingwilly · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Not necessarily. I use cable management sleeves and they make swapping cables a breeze. Tape the new cable to the old one and fish it right through!

The newer ones use zippers, which is way easier than the hook and loop stuff.

u/TheHipsterFaggot · 3 pointsr/CadenMoranDiary
u/ajunior7 · 3 pointsr/shittybattlestations

Honestly, I think one of these will do the trick

u/ItsMeRyman · 3 pointsr/CableManagement

For sure! I searched around online for the best cable management tools, and came up with this and this to help me out. You can see more on the product page about what they do, but the plug multi adapters were placed into those boxes to hide them and any extra long cords that I had. Most of the work was just making sure the cords were long enough and making sure they went to the right place. I got lucky only needing to have one sheath for all desk items and one for all nightstand items, due to correct cord length.

u/LogicalTimber · 3 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

My first thought is cable wraps like this or this. It won't necessarily stop her from chewing on it, but it'll keep her from chewing through it. If you're lucky she won't like the texture of the wrap and will leave it alone.

You can also attack the problem from the other end by getting the kitty more things to do/investigate/climb on/chew on. There are dedicated cat chew toys, or since you know she likes this particular cable you could leave it out (unplugged!) where she can get at it easily. Just watch that she's not chewing off pieces of plastic and swallowing them.

u/imquez · 3 pointsr/vinyl

If you can't drill holes on the table, you can try hiding them with white velcro cable management sleeves, and /or get a small shoebox or similar, cut openings for the wires and put all the extra wiring inside. You can also use cable straps and clip them to the sides of the walls. There's a bunch of options.

u/jrsedwick · 3 pointsr/oculus

White electrical taps is probably the cheapest but here is a slightly more elegant solution.

(non-affiliate link)

u/throwmeaway_2 · 3 pointsr/audiophile
u/onlylownotes · 3 pointsr/basspedals

Gotcha! I used a Led Strip Light I bought off Amazon. They come in a roll and you can cut them to the exact length you need. There are a bunch of options! White, RGB, remote controlled, app controlled etc.. Here's what I used:

Most are 9v or 12v, and have the same power jacks that pedals use. So I plugged the lights into my power supply. They have an adhesive back to them but I used the cable management clips below to secure them to the board.

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/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/VZ_Tinman · 3 pointsr/oculus

I use these for all of the cable management in my house. You get a ton for the price and they are tiny and don't stand out, but just big enough to hold most cables around your PC and television.

Edit: wasn't happy with phrasing.

u/LlamasOnFire · 3 pointsr/battlestations

i'd route the cables in a straight line-ish pattern then get these to hide them.

u/LigerRider · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Alright then, here's mine in all its humble glory. Cables from tv, cd/dvd, and turntable are concealed within white snap-together cable/cord concealer (no power cords) along the baseboard. Otherwise everything is organized and secured with Velcro tie/straps behind the media console, and with the audio rack. The power cords are sorted, bound, and routed along the side of the rack to keep them separated from the low voltage cabling, which is routed through the holes in the center-back of the rack shelves, likewise Velcro tied, and wrapped with velcro/neoprene wrapper. It's not as end-game cable management as I'd like, but I'm still searching for that prefec solution.

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/avramce · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

As everyone said, immediate win would be zip-ties or velcro to manage the excess length, you can get a 100M spool of twist ties from a dollar store or homedepot or online. For the more permanent cables like the power cables, you can fix them to the back wall with wire channels, for the power bricks, you can free them from the powerstrip with either a power squid or a short extension cable. Lastly, for multiple cords that are going in the same direction or through the same hole on your entertainment center, consider a cable sleeve to clean up the look.

u/TJ_MediaDesign · 3 pointsr/battlestations

that box on the first image is a cable management box made out of spare trim and if u can see that is cable trunking running to an outlet with an extension cable to the left side of my room

u/gp_aaron · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

If surface run is required and staples are not an option, we frequently use stick on cable conduit. We tend to use NiceDuct brand stuff that works well enough if you clean the area of the wall with the included alcohol pads before affixing the attached two sided tape. This stuff looks like so:, the small one will easily hold 1 Cat6 loosely or 2-3 Cat5e depending on cable thickness.

We get ours from a supplier but here are some similar ones I found with a quick Amazon search;

u/NativityCrimeScene · 3 pointsr/sonos

Here you go. I have a Play:1 mounted above the shower in my bathroom and another Play:1 mounted in the corner of my bedroom in addition to other Sonos around my house that aren't mounted.

I used Flexson wall mounts to mount them and then Wiremold CordMate kits to run the power cables. I actually used an extension cable so that it would be long enough and then have the Sonos power cable hidden.

u/WildGalaxy · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Get yourself some of [these things]( HC102-Adhesive-Cable-Mounts/dp/B00008VFBE). They hold down zip/twist ties.
Get behind/under your desk and plan and think for about an hour before actually doing any routing so you don't have any goof ups. The important thing to remember is that the cables don't have to go directly to the destination, unless it's a very short cord, so create a few common paths rather than many individual ones. I used to have a bundle of wires where my feet rest, and I did this a few weeks ago and it's been worth every penny and every second.

u/ajrisi · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

If you want a solution that is repeatable and nice looking, maybe do some of these w/ some zip ties? That way, you can just cut the zip ties when done, and leave the mounts on the boards for next year.

Edit: These are the same thing, but more cost effective and have the prime/free shipping option.

u/EMoneySC2 · 3 pointsr/CableManagement

A fair amount of zip ties, indeed. I feel like there are a billion in my PC, as I used them with things like this for ultimate cable management potential.

u/TuhHahMiss · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

I use zip ties and anchors like these ones to hold everything in place. It's a massive pain if even the slightest thing needs to change underneath, but gets the job done extremely well.

u/newingtobrewing · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Thanks! The cables are secured with tie wraps and tie wrap mounts very similar to these ones. I bought a bag of them a while back to try to clean up the cabling around my house and they still seem to come in handy now and then.

u/Dirty-M518 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Something like this or use 3m on the back of the desk to raise wires...also..zippptiiesss

u/gummibear049 · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

I wouldn't recommend zip ties myself.

Velcro is usually better IMHO.

u/Cutoffjeanshortz37 · 3 pointsr/cablefail

Oh for the love of.... That's not even that big of a mess. 2 hours tops and a bunch of these and these and that'd be all fixed up in no time.

I expect an update by the end of the week.....

u/subtract30 · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I just bought a cheapo wall mount from Best Buy when I wanted to wall mount my monitor and it worked great. Fortunately, monitors that support wall mounting all follow the same VESA standard that TV's follow, so you can buy any TV/"Display" wall mount that has a range support for your monitor size (generally, VESA wall mounts will say '24"-40"', '42"-60"' etc.) and bolt it in!

From there it depends on if you want one that is static, or if you want one that tilts up and down, or one that moves forward/back/left/right. You can also get an arm that attaches to your desk and has a VESA mount on the back.

Tons of options, really just boils down to the features that you want. As far as quality goes, I'd look at reviews to be sure but after mounting 4 TV's and One monitor in my lifetime, I've never had a wall mount break or fall off the wall - just make sure you follow the directions on the box.

The one thing I 100% recommend is to drill pilot holes. Absolutely do it. It may sound unnecessary but I guarantee you it is completely worth the time in case there's something in the wall that prevents you from putting in the lag bolts, also an extra measure of precaution against cracking your stud. Easy to do, only takes a couple extra minutes, and can save you some major headaches.

Also I'm offering all this information on the pretense that you haven't wall mounted anything before.

TL;DR: Go on Amazon (or your local electronics store if you're impatient/OK with spending more money) and find a mount/monitor arm with the features you like that supports a 34" display. Also make sure to drill pilot holes.

For cable management in the context of cables going to your monitor, you have 2 options: Either a cable cover or running them through the wall. I've done both- when I lived in an apartment, I did a cable cover because I didn't want to carve out a hole in the wall in a rental, but in my house I ran them through the wall. The cable cover is super easy because it's just a piece of soft plastic that either bolts or adheres to the wall, you run the cables through it, slide on the plastic cover and bam, done. Looks super clean.

Running the cables through the wall isn't much more difficult- took maybe about 30-45 minutes to complete. The best way to do it is to get a drywall saw, some brush plates from a hardware store, and cut a hole to the dimensions of the brush plate. The brush plates are nice because when all is said and done you don't have an ugly, open hole in the wall, instead you have something that resembles a wall socket or a lightswitch (brush plates are the same dimensions), and the receptacle part of the brush plate that goes in the wall generally has a hook to keep your cables from getting stuck in the wall if/when you disconnect them.

Sorry if this is information overload/stuff you already know lol, I like to help others when I'm knowledgeable on the subject.

u/icehands · 3 pointsr/DIY

Depends if you have Prime and need it ASAP. That's the only time I'll forgo my platinum discount.

Those Monoprice raceways are pretty crappy - I have bunch for cheap network drops. They don't hold well if you stuff them full.
Personally I have this on my wall:

u/WretchedLocket · 3 pointsr/hometheater

> I think it’s just PVC

It's actually a product designed to hide wire. There is an adhesive side and slit. Stick it your wall and push the wire through the slit. If you're in the US, Lowe's and Home Depot carry it. And, as always, on Amazon as well

u/wachu · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

How about using some sort of stick-on plastic raceway to run your cable up the wall and around the corner?

Selected at random as an example:

That would look a little more finished and wouldn't be too much of a project.

u/lamplamp3 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace
u/Nostrildumbass · 3 pointsr/oculus

Define damage. Damage as in make holes that you'll need to patch? Or do you consider something as minor as pulling paint that you have to touch up damage?


I use this to mount my sensors:


This to run the wires for the sensors (and my ethernet + bookshelf speakers)


And I used to use these until I went wireless:

u/uppastbedtime · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Just to add to this, the simple step is to protect the cords, like /u/Yoko042684 mentioned. Raise the cables off the floor and put them in some kind of cable raceway that will also cover corners and turns, like this set.

Benefits to this method is it will be much harder for the rats to chew on the cables. Also a raceway will eliminate cable clutter on the floor and clear up a tripping hazard as well.

u/BranMuffins4Life · 3 pointsr/hometheater

Dad of a young kid here: these do an excellent job of hiding cables from babies, and tidy up the look of the room at the same time:

Add in wall mounts (assuming you don’t have floorstanding speakers) and you have a reasonably baby proof setup

u/ItsDeke · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

The wall conduit way is the best looking for sure (and really isn't very difficult), but if you're renting and cutting a hole in the drywall isn't an option, just running the chords through one of those plastic wire concealment tracks will tidy things up a lot.

Something like this (although you could probably use a smaller cheaper kit since you would t need much):
Wiremold CMK50 Cord Mate II Kit

u/Bumblebee__Tuna · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Gorgeous lighting!

For cable management, check these out. Alongside zip-ties, they helped me out a ton. And that monitor is big enough to wall mount. If you do that, get some cable organizers for the wall. Something like this.

u/dystra · 3 pointsr/DIY

i would just go with something like this running to the back wall.
Then a couple of these run to the outlets.
I know you said you didnt want cables across the floor but other than installing sockets in the floor or hanging them from the ceiling...not a lot of options.

u/omgwtfbbqcrew · 3 pointsr/hometheater

I think going in wall is always the best look but if that's not an option I've used this wire hider in my room and then painted over it and it does look pretty good.

u/thenapkeeper · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have a fan white noise, and monitor plugged in. I keep cords tidy by running them through a cord hider thing? This on Amazon

Wiremold CMK50 Cord Mate II Kit

I also use one of those bulky child proof plug things for the essentials- baby monitor, so she can't ever unplug it. I suppose she could unplug her fan or light but the sockets are baby proof ones that just close if you unplug something.

I have her bed, a few baby safe toys, books, etc. an ikea storage cube thing that is typically used as a room divider but we lay them on their sides for the kids. It also hides the plugs where stuff is plugged in. Make sense?

Take out non critical. Mount anything you are worried about. Keep the rocking chair and stuff. You'll need it. Shoot it's 1:30 am here and I'm rocking her back down (cutting eye teeth and bronchitis yay)

u/Nurum · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have these for my gaming stations. If you paint them to match the wall you barely notice them.

u/critters · 3 pointsr/hometheater

It's not finished until you hide those cables, sir.

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/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/DoublePisters · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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

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/_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/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/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/Moosedemeanor · 3 pointsr/cablefail
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/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/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/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/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/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/GiveUsOurSynths · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

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

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/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

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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/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/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/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/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/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/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/DiscoRage · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Get yourself a J channel boy I tell you h-what. Double sided tape so no drilling necessary like with a Signum.

I just re-wired my desk last night and this is the (almost) end result. Just gotta get that ethernet cable hidden behind a leg and do something with the cord for the power bar.

u/JohnBooty · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I feel ya. Yeah, ditch the zip ties forever, that's the worst strategy.

You can stick these on the back of your furniture and cleanly route your cables down the legs and such:

You could also try something like this, if it's not too thick for your furniture. It looks ugly from the back, but who cares. I believe it's designed to be easily trimmed to fit your needs.

Or just use those velcro cable wraps =)

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/Cike176 · 3 pointsr/DIY

Here's two things I use that really helped mine out

Cable raceway and one of these

u/Ghh0st · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Cable management! Get some cable runners to attach to the bottom of the desk to cleanup the cables running under / behind the desk.

[Cable Raceway] (

u/Michaelthebe · 3 pointsr/CableManagement

You could use something like this buy as many as you want since I don't know how long your desk is.

u/cyciumx · 3 pointsr/Battletops for ALL your above table cables. to hold ALL cables under the desk and out of sight.

Those Total Mount clips are no joke. Be absolutely sure where you want them as they are permanent. You can remove them, but chances are you're taking the first layer of whatever material its attached to with it. Under desks though are areas no one ever regrets altering. Even if you have the desk 10 years from now and give it to a cousin, they wont care it has clips underneath.

u/NarstyHobbitses · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Here's 2 variations from Amazon that are reasonably priced:



I actually use the first variation much in the same fashion as OP, and for $9 I think it's well worth the price. You can even cut off excess material if you're looking for a shorter cord.

edit: fixed links

u/SexyRabbits · 3 pointsr/vaporents

It looks like somebody just attached a bubbler to the mouthpiece using some rubber hoses with a cable sleeve covering, probably using electrical tape or something similar to seal the connections.

If you're interested in recreating this I would recomment using a WPA instead of the regular mighty mouthpiece and one of these adapters on the hose to connect to the WPA.

u/gullzway · 3 pointsr/oculus

I put this sleeve on my cable up to about a foot before the headset.Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot
Seems to help but I do have to untwist by the headset every now and then. Mostly play Pavlov with an overhead cable system using 2 retractable badge lanyards. I do have a backup cable from an RMa due to right audio failure, but haven't needed it yet.

u/cougardraven · 3 pointsr/letsplay

Well, I can share what my setup is. It might not work for you, but it might help. I've been doing the "portable" setup thing for years now, because I record on my own sometimes, and with a group sometimes.

I have a Soundcraft EPM-6 mixer with three microphones that I keep in an old laptop case, and a cloth shopping bag that carries all of the erroneous gear that's needed for the setup (boom arm and small mic stands, splitters, actual capture cards), and then a third bag which contains my laptop, which is usually what we record to.

If you have the same cables in the same places every time you do your setup, you might consider getting some zip ties and using those to make a cable bundle. Alternatively, you might consider getting some braided sleeve to hold your wire harness. That would make it a hell of a lot easier to do a quick tear-down.

u/MrTechGadget · 3 pointsr/homelab

You have a 3D printer that can print 19” wide? Nice, but if you have that kind of money, by a proper keystone patch panel for $22.

Cable Matters Rack or Wall Mount 24-Port Cat6, Cat 6 Keystone Patch Panel (Blank Patch Panel)

u/Daamus · 3 pointsr/CableManagement
u/Arcendus · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I use this raceway, along with the usual clips and zip ties for odds and ends. Works well enough!

u/orcinovein · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

This is a 100% improvement OP. The chair and the bigger sofa were the perfect change. The Ikea lamp ties in with the bigger furniture and doesn't feel so big and overwhelming like it did before. Extremely well done.

Couple more suggestions, I would route the rear speaker wires behind the painting too and then down the middle. Then use a cable cover that runs from the bottom of the art down behind the couch to conceal the cords. Purchase a couple of patterned/accent pillows and throws to add some color to the room and you're money.

u/Specte · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You might have bought cable combs with too small a diameter. They should be tight but not deform the cable. Here are the ones I bought for my cablemod pro cables (they are thicker than most). They go on tight but not too tight.

u/MetalGearAlive · 3 pointsr/TooAfraidToAsk

It looks like a 90 degree angle cover for indoor electrical sheathed wiring that is usually going along a wall or ceiling.

Like this:

u/findinginsight · 3 pointsr/DesignMyRoom
u/IIBuc_NastyII · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Cable Concealer On-Wall Cord Cover Raceway Kit - Cable Management System to Hide Cables, Cords, or Wires - Cord Organizer for TVs and Computers at Home or in The Office

Worth it.

u/lafferty_daniel · 3 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

I don't think it quite "spoils" it, that is a bit harsh. I think it looks great.

I would get some cable concealer, something like this. You probably don't need that much but it would be perfect for under the monitor. You don't need as much that is in the link I provided but I like to keep some around because it is very easy to cut them for other setups in the house.

u/riscohardy · 3 pointsr/battlestations

A third monitor I think, but that's just my opinion. I like it how it is. Nice and clean with plenty of desk space.

Just a thought on your computer build, might want to get a cable comb for your mobo power cable. Your case is so nice and tidy inside, but the cable takes away from that.

Here is just an example, you can find them really cheap and really all you need is the mobo cord one

u/TheAlmightyFur · 3 pointsr/MusicBattlestations
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/Surely_Nawt · 3 pointsr/battlestations

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

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/n_nick · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Here is my build list formated for reddit

Group | Name | Price | Quantity | Total | Link
--- | --- | --- | --- | --- | ---
Pc | (Everything Inside the case) | | | |
$1,601.62 | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $347.00 | 1 | $347.00 |
| Cooler Master Hyper D92 54.8 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler | $44.80 | 1 | $44.80 |
| Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $171.49 | 1 | $171.49 |
| Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $129.99 | 1 | $129.99 |
| Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $97.99 | 1 | $97.99 |
| Hitachi HD​S723020BLA​642 | $58.00 | 3 | $174.00 | EBay
| EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card | $459.99 | 1 | $459.99 |
| EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $90.39 | 1 | $90.39 |
| XFX AMD Radeon HD 5450 1GB | $29.99 | 2 | $59.98 |
| PWM Female to 4 x PWM Male Computer Case Fan Splitter | $6.50 | 2 | $13.00 |
| Sabrent 2.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive to Desktop 3.5" | $12.99 | 1 | $12.99 |
| 80MM 5000RPM Fan | $0.00 | 2 | $0.00 |
| 92MM 5000RPM Fan | $0.00 | 4 | $0.00 |
Monitors | | | | |
$744.66 | Seiki Pro SM28UTR 28-Inch 4K UHD 3840x2160 | $195.69 | 1 | $195.69 |
| AOC e2460Sd 24-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor | $142.99 | 3 | $428.97 |
| Dell 17" 5:4 | $30.00 | 4 | $120.00 | EBay
Cables | | | | |
$137.77 | Cable Matters Gold Plated DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable 10 Feet | $11.99 | 1 | $11.99 |
| Cable Matters Active DisplayPort to DVI Male to Female Adapter | $19.99 | 2 | $39.98 |
| DVI Male to Female 90 Degree Adapter Connector | $4.43 | 3 | $13.29 |
| 15ft 28AWG CL2 Dual Link DVI-D Cable - Black | $10.47 | 3 | $31.41 |
| 15ft Super VGA M/M | $5.69 | 4 | $22.76 |
| 15ft USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension | $1.87 | 5 | $9.35 |
| 25ft hdmi cable | $8.99 | 1 | $8.99 |
Desk Accesseries | | | | |
$263.49 | Perixx PX-5200 Cherry MX Blue | $72.91 | 1 | $72.91 |
| Logitech C310 Webcam | $31.93 | 1 | $31.93 |
| Lapel Mics | $6.50 | 1 | $6.50 |
| FingerPrint Reader | $12.58 | 1 | $12.58 |
| Mouse Pad | $8.99 | 1 | $8.99 |
| Headset Func HS260 | $79.99 | 1 | $79.99 |
| Altec ACS 54 - Speaker | $0.00 | 1 | $0.00 |
| Logitech G700S | $50.59 | 1 | $50.59 |
Audio Accesseries | | | | |
$58.33 | BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400 | $24.99 | 1 | $24.99 |
| 5-Pack 6.35mm Male to 3.5mm Female Adapter | $7.99 | 1 | $7.99 |
| 3.5mm Male to 2 x 3.5mm Female Splitter Cable | $3.99 | 1 | $3.99 |
| Coupler 3.5 mm Female - 3.5 mm Female Stereo or Mono | $3.93 | 1 | $3.93 |
| 3 feet Slim 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable - M/M | $2.71 | 2 | $5.42 |
| 3-Feet 3.5mm Stereo Male to Female Extension Cable, 5-Pack | $12.01 | 1 | $12.01 |
Lighting | | | | |
$86.88 | Studio Designs Swing Arm Lamp Black | $24.75 | 2 | $49.50 |
| Lutron TT-300NLH-BL Credenza Lamp Dimmer Black | $14.83 | 1 | $14.83 |
| Triple Outlet Swivel Adapter, White | $3.27 | 1 | $3.27 |
| Daylight LED Light Bulb 15W | $9.64 | 2 | $19.28 |
Cable Managment | | | | |
$18.81 | 100 Velcro Ties | $5.00 | 2 | $10.00 |
| 100 Releasable cable ties | $2.47 | 3 | $7.41 |
| Cable Clip nais | $0.70 | 2 | $1.40 |
Power | | | | |
$53.13 | Monster MP AV 750 Audio Video PowerCenter | $18.99 | 1 | $18.99 |
| AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack | $12.99 | 1 | $12.99 |
| 3 Outlet Single-Tap Wall Tap | $4.00 | 2 | $8.00 |
| 15ft 16AWG Power Cord Cable | $5.20 | 1 | $5.20 |
| 10ft 18AWG Right Angle Power Cord Cabl | $2.65 | 3 | $7.95 |
Network | | | | |
$33.98 | TP-LINK 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch | $22.99 | 1 | $22.99 |
| 5-Pack, Cat6 Ethernet Patch Cable in Blue 3 Feet | $10.99 | 1 | $10.99 |
Monitor Mount | | | | |
$215.27 | Arm wall mount | $17.54 | 3 | $52.62 |
| Top wall mount bracket | $4.80 | 4 | $19.20 |
| Center Monitor Mount | $7.99 | 1 | $7.99 |
| 2x8 | $7.47 | 3 | $22.41 |
| 2x4 | 2.55 | 1 | $2.55 |
| 3" clamp | $5.98 | 6 | $35.88 |
| 4" Hinge | $2.81 | 2 | $5.62 |
| Wood Screws | $9.00 | 1 | $9.00 | Lowes
| Assorted brackets/hardware | $25.00 | 1 | $25.00 | Lowes
| Case Rack Mount | $35.00 | 1 | $35.00 | EBay
Misc | | | | |
$35.97 | Steam Link | $19.99 | 1 | $19.99 |
| Bluetooth Adapter | $7.99 | 1 | $7.99 | GRANDCOW Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter Dongle for Windows 10/ 8.1 / 8/ 7 / Vista / XP
| 19 Key Numeric Keypad | $7.99 | 1 | $7.99 |

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/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/shitmyfriendsaid · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Or buy 100 of these for $6

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/johndelfino · 3 pointsr/aww

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

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/driverdan · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/MatsudaFalls · 3 pointsr/gaming

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

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/merkin_juice · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

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

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/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/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/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/xCASINOx · 3 pointsr/cableporn

I bought these

velcro cable ties

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/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/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/about_that_crazy · 2 pointsr/cableporn

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

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/PurdueME06 · 2 pointsr/homelab

For the cables: Velcro wraps

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/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/sparksterz · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

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

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/Deranged572 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Zip ties or better yet these.

u/parapotato · 2 pointsr/organization

This and these.

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/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/Kyvalmaezar · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

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

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/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/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/killerbanshee · 2 pointsr/battlestations
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/mellanox-guy · 2 pointsr/homelab

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

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/UniquePebble · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

I strongly recommend Velcro for the outside cables

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/napoleon85 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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

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/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/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/linguisticabstractn · 2 pointsr/buildapc
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/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/obijohnkenobi · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Try these, cheap and reusable!

u/snoots · 2 pointsr/bicycling
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/cauchy-euler · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/toasterovenly · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

You should get some of these.

u/PatitoIncognito · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes
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/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/productivitygeek · 2 pointsr/organization

This! Here's a bigger pack if you prefer:

u/CamouflageTrousers · 2 pointsr/AverageBattlestations
u/Stenchr · 2 pointsr/cablefail

These may be of some help.

u/thor214 · 2 pointsr/cablefail

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

u/icyhotonmynuts · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I use Velcro ties.


wrong URL

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/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/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/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/Zatchillac · 2 pointsr/battlestations

These, these, and this. That's what I used, turned out decent.

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/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/mdamaged · 2 pointsr/buildapc

These are a good start.

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/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/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/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/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/Churchland · 2 pointsr/buildapc

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

u/Gardidien · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

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

and get yourself some of these!

u/Kokopelli13 · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

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

u/mike413 · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

same link, but shorter:


u/thatgermanperson · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Exterior cable management would be fine with duct tape IMO. You could also use things like this or this or this or this

u/mikeee404 · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Maybe cable raceways held up with command strips so you don't damage the wall removing them later. A J-channel would be good for multiple cables

u/Ravahan · 2 pointsr/battlestations

you could put somethine like this, on top of the shelving unit and run the cables through it, will hide them pretty decent i think
hope it helps

u/BaldGuy_ · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I ended up using these!


They work great! Although, I don't believe I put too much research into the alternatives. :D

u/AsterixGM · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/lovetape · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

> organize the wires

Do you mean inside the case, or outside?

For outside, I use a J-channel cable tray - works wonders.

For inside? Too many factors for an easy answer, but yes cable management matters, it affects cooling.

u/Megachair42 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

In my experience any fully enclosed cable management option becomes a bigger pain than it's worth once you need to move something or upgrade. I really like the basket style design, like that Ikea cable holder.

I have this attached to the back of my desk ( It's a thick plastic, so I ended up using a dremel to cut away the top section. This way it is more of a simple U shape and the cables aren't fully enclosed.

I also use velcro to mount power strips directly to the bottom of my desk. Helps keep cables out of sight.

u/condor57 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

stick one of these on the back. Beyond that you'll just have to get creative. Search "cable management" on amazon. bunch of handy stuff on there..

u/LouGossetJr · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

cool man. in your situation, a little cable management will go a long way. get yourself some black zip ties and these thingies and go to town!

u/t3ht0ast3r · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Get yourself a cable raceway, here's a link to a nice and affordable one on Amazon.

It attaches to the back of your desk via adhesive. Just route all those dangling cables through it and off to one side and you're golden. You may have to cut it to size, but it's just made of thin PVC. If you don't have a saw handy then a kitchen knife could honestly probably work in a pinch.

u/wolf39us · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

A couple of days ago I posted my battlestation and it was pointed out that I should PROBABLY get some zip ties lol.

So I bought This and went at it for about an hour.

Added a few zipties, and velcro ties and this is what I've got. It's not perfect but it'll do for now!

u/TofuTacos · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

My setup looked very similar to this, I used this on the back of the table to route the wires to the side and use cable ties. I had to get longer power cables for my monitors and some longer hdmi cables.

u/Clubtropper · 2 pointsr/battlestations

A channel raceway also gets the job done. Cheap too!

u/KillerKowalski1 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I use these, but anything comparable should do the trick (though I'm not certain how well they'd stick to a pipe frame)

u/rand0mtaskk · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I have and coming. Going to put these and my power strip the the bottom of the desk to hide them all.

u/R1CHARDCRANIUM · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

Get one of these

This is what it did for me.

u/toraba · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I know you're saying that you've managed the cables in the last 2... but i see lots of dangly bits... could i recommend some good cable management sleeves? and a good remote-shutoff surge protector? and some grommeting?

u/Sentient_Bagel · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Here you are, and if you just look up “cable management” on amazon you’ll see a ton of useful little do dads that’ll help as well

u/cooperred · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

Like this. There's other options of course.

u/Kasarii · 2 pointsr/battlestations

These can hold your surge protector off the ground as well.

If you don't want to screw anything onto the wall or desk then you could consider a cable management sleeve to gather up all the cables and make it look better with just 1 round tube.

edit: I own a sleeve but it has holes for cables to exit. like this picture.

u/arlenreyb · 2 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

Twist ties work, but they look a bit sloppy.

The zip ties are okay, but they're permanent, and kind of suck if you want to move things around later.

Velcro ties are alright. But I find they're usually too long, and end up wrapping them around and around and around, which makes the ties look bulky, and unkempt.

If you have a big bunch of cables all going the same way, you can use one of these:

I used one of those for my V-drum set. You know, with each drum head and cymbal having its own chord running around the frame to the drum unit, it looked much, much nicer when they were all bundled and covered together.

The nice thing about those big cable sleeves is that they're wide enough to run a cable through doubled over without pinching anything. You know, if the cable is too long, just loop it back around to the other end and back again through the tube until the length is right where you need it.

Aside from that, and if you have cables that need to be out in the open (like mic cables), just try to coil the excess neatly under the mic stand so it doesn't look quite so messy. And coil them loosely around the stand so they don't stand out or wave around so much.

u/flawlesssin · 2 pointsr/oculus

Because it won't work. You have to have an HDMI repeater, which generally costs $10-15. They also have cable sleeving on them which is about $7-8.

I was looking into making one but for everything you see it's will cost about $35-40 for a 10' extension plus having to deal with sleeving cables. I don't think $20 extra is too bad a deal to have everything assembled and sent to your door. Especially if you hate cable sleeving like me.

You could always just use cable ties and it'd make it about $30 and a little easier, but if you don't like ugly cables the sleeving is the way to go.

For anyone wondering here's my list of items needed to make one (please note I have not personally tested any of these cables. These are recommendations from another user (I think OP)):

COWEEN HDMI Repeater 4K UHD HDMI Female to Female HDMI Amplifier 40' HDMI Extender Up to 40 Meters Lossless Transmission for Oculus Rift and More

Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Extension Cable in Black 10 Feet

Monoprice Active Select Series High-Speed HDMI Cable 10 Feet with RedMere Technology Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K and Audio Return - Black

Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot

u/skantzogames · 2 pointsr/oculus

I used these. The usb and hdmi are connected to the HMD. Those are passed through the techflex. Prevents my extension cables and HMD cable from getting kinked up. I trimmed the ends of the tech flex and shrunk them with a lighter.

Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot

UGREEN USB Extension Cable USB 3.0 Extender Cord Type A Male to Female Data Transfer Lead for Playstation, Xbox, Oculus VR, USB Flash Drive, Card Reader, Hard Drive, Keyboard, Printer, Camera (6ft)

Aurum Ultra Series High Speed HDMI Extension Cable Male - Female with Ethernet - Supports 3D & Audio Return Channel [Latest Version] 6 Feet

u/ricogs400 · 2 pointsr/Vive

You could use a braided sleeve over it. I have it on my 3 in 1. Here is the one I have on mine, but you might be able to use a thinner version if you can fit it around the ends. It strengthens it and keeps from getting tight twists.

u/wiredconcepts · 2 pointsr/oculus
u/JasonGGorman · 2 pointsr/Vive

I used this Braided Cable Sleeve below when I was not wireless:

u/Jowadowik · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This option is pretty pricey, but since you didn't list a budget, this is (in my opinion) the bar-none best desk money can buy. I have one and almost one year later I'm still freaking in love with the thing. It's built to last and I don't see myself ever getting rid of it (unless I move someplace where it doesn't fit, but then again, I probably wouldn't move to a place where it wouldn't fit :) )

UpLift Standing Desk:

A few of the nice points:

  • Standing desk, so fully height-adjustable
  • Comes in a variety of sizes up to 80"x30" with many different options (their other models come in different woods too)
  • Vast, unobstructed desk space with plenty of room in the corners for accessories & lamp
  • Desk legs are out-of-the-way (to the side) so there is nothing blocking your legs in or cramping your sitting/motion. Plenty of room for PC, paper shredder, subwoofer, trash can, etc. underneath without sacrificing leg space
  • Desk thickness is perfect for monitor arms and microphone arms (and I HIGHLY recommend arms for your monitors, you don't realize how much desk space you get back until you own them!!)
  • Built to be extremely solid and sturdy. No plastic anywhere and (as you'll find when you assemble it) the designers have gone a bit overboard on making sure the connections are rigid and plentiful.
  • The motors are quiet, quick, and powerful
  • Cable management on the underside of the desk via Cable Clips keeps everything sleek, clean, and beautiful
  • Screw one of these babies into the desk underneath and towards the back to easily power all of your accessories (they also have offerings with more plugs, if you really need that)
  • The underside is also perfect for a USB Hub or other accessory - just Command Strip it or screw it into the bottom, slightly recessed from the front lip of the desk to have a super slick, subtle, and clean IO panel for your phone, USB sticks, etc. Consider a second USB hub hidden elsewhere underneath for peripherals that are always plugged in (keyboard, mouse, microphone, headphone amp). This is great because only one cable needs to actually go to your PC, and new peripherals are really easy to add.
  • The power strip + USB hub strat means that you end up with only a small handful of cables actually coming way from the desk, which you can feed through cable braid for a super-sharp and clean/tidy look

    If anyone is interested in buying one, don't bother getting their optional "cable management" kit, the recommendations above work way better in practice.
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/koalapear · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

The power strip is attached with this tape. I used cable clips similar to these but replaced the crappy tape that comes on them with the same stuff I used for the power strip. The ones I actually used I found at Ace Hardware. All of the power bricks are attached with Velcro so that they can be easily removed. I also used these cable ties so, again, everything can be easily removed. I was able to pick it all up at Ace Hardware but if you're not near one of those I'm sure Homedepot or any hardware store should carry most of this stuff. Hope this helps!

u/juventus1 · 2 pointsr/vaporents

I've been using these and they were exactly what I was looking for. Works Perfectly.

Double check the diameter though, I'm not at home so I don't have access to the exact ones I ordered.

u/Stanleeallen · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

If you want to avoid buying/making a new board, you can probably:

  • Invest in solder-less piston jacks and stagger your IN/OUTs so you can squeeze the pedals even closer.
  • Drill holes in your board with a hole saw to run the cables under the board.
  • If that's not a raised board, you can hammer a couple small blocks of wood to the far left and right corners to raise it up to help run the cables. Cable clips will help too.
  • Try playing Tetris with your board and moving things around. Don't be afraid of a sideways pedal. (Your tuner could easily go sideways above your volume pedal. In fact, the PolyTune's strobe feature, IMO, looks better sideways.)
    You should be able to, at the very least, get that Loop Station on there.
u/ArndtWare · 2 pointsr/homelab

You might like these

There adhesive too so maybe a little less permanent if you wanted to change things later.

u/stereotype_novelty · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

For the love of god, fix your cable management. I'd recommend a lot of these.

u/rabidfurby · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I think they meant something like this:

"Keystone patch panel" is the search term you want. And don't buy your keystone jacks individually, buy them in bulk. They'll be much cheaper:

If you look throughout your house where the ethernet ports are, there's a good chance they're also keystone jacks. Picture these, with those keystone jacks slotted in to them:

Also, if you've never used it before, is your new best friend. I'd recommend always comparing prices between them and Amazon before buying something.

u/N3rot0xin · 2 pointsr/homelab

I do need to add fans to it at somepoint. I'm thinking mount them on the left side to exhaust air from the back. And maybe one on the rack because my modem gets Brett warm.

u/datanut · 2 pointsr/homelab

Cable Matters Rack or Wall Mount 24-Port Keystone Patch Panel

u/squirrelpotpie · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

After seeing your space (which looks different than I had pictured!) I'll give different recommendations than my other comment. (Thanks, BTW!)

Search for "1U blank keystone patch panel" to find the kind that has everything in one single row. That will maximize closet space. There are probably some 16-port types, but they will likely all be the same width since they're designed to go on server racks. In my brief search the only 16-port ones I found didn't have strain relief / cable management brackets, which are good for keeping the weight of the cable off of the electrical connections.

If the holes in the panel are right up against each other, you will need "Slim" Keystone jacks to fit alongside each other so tightly.

You'll notice the patch panels don't have convenient mounting holes facing the wall. To avoid using a rack or buying an adapter, mount it by screwing into a piece of wood with an angle bracket to attach the wood to the wall. Those pieces of wood could even form the sides of a box, with a cheap piece of plywood as a "lid" to protect the wires. Just make sure you can remove the plywood "lid" to get at the jacks.

I agree with moving the wires further back, though it might make it harder to reach them to attach the keystone jacks. You might have to get all the way inside the cubbyhole to work. Don't kink the wires when moving them. Ethernet has a minimum bend radius. Don't bend the cables tighter than the "O" you can make with your thumb and forefinger when you make an "OK" gesture. Doing so can affect the pair separation and 'twists per foot' in the cable, which is an important signal quality thing. Maybe cover the hole with the patch panel and its box lid.

u/stupac62 · 2 pointsr/homelab

They are not "so expensive". Look:
normal patch panel-$37
and the Keystone patch panel-$19

This implies the "keystones" included in the integrated patch panel cost $18 for 24 of them, or $0.75 a piece.

Actual keystones-$27 or $1.08 per keystone.

So, the Keystones + Keystone Patch Panel is $7.92 more expensive than the integrated patch panel. This is easily worth the cost. If I want to move a terminated cable, I just release the keystone and move it. Now think of the integrated patch panel.

Edit: formatting.

u/D0NK11 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

These to hold cables to back of desk

These to bunch cables together

Neater than cable ties and you don't have to cut them open if you need to add another cable.

u/TheTeethMachine · 2 pointsr/PS4

if it's a configuration i'm keeping for more than a year, cheap zip ties. if it's temporary, i have a set of velcro straps. if you wanna go fancy you'll want some wall mounts and things instead, if i remember i'll pop back and throw some more amazon links up.

u/Cephia · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I used these: for my attic cat6 runs and they worked out great. They were also good for holding the coax. The cables can split off from these to their respective headers without any fuss.

Use velcro straps to tie bundles together, never zip ties.

u/Monkey_Priest · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I know this is a bit late but maybe you haven't worked on your cable management yet. Zip ties do the trick but can be a pain in the ass when moving things around. They have to be cut for cables to be replaces. Velcro straps like these will keep the cables in place while being reusable and easy to remove.

Since you are in/going to college it is safe to assume your gear will be moved around at least once a year. You do not want to have to cut and redo zip ties each time.

u/68it · 2 pointsr/onebag

Yeah. Just like these. Attmu 50 PCS Reusable Fastening Cable Ties, Microfiber Cloth 6-Inch Hook and Loop Cord Ties, Black

u/blackcrawler · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Paint : 45 Dollars

Dual monitor Arm : 35 Dollars

Drill a hole in your desk : 0 Dollar

Cable cover : 15 Dollars

Cable straps : 8 Dollars

Cable sleeve : 9 Dollars


Double sided tape : 6 Dollars

Total cost : 118 Dollars

You're right i'm waaaaaay off my estimated price, it's about half the price i thought it would be.

I'm sorry dude I just gave my opinion on how to easily improve the aesthetic of your setup but you clearly don't really care about it, then again why post on this sub reddit then ?

u/Kivvy · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

get yourself some VR Covers
a USB extension cable
an HDMI extension cable (you only need one, but you can't beat the deal)
a pack of velcro ties for the cables
bluetooth 4.0 adapter if you don't have one (or don't have a good one) and plug into a USB 2.0 port if possible. put it on the end of any USB extension cable will help ensure a direct line of sight to you from the adapter.
and finally, if your USB ports fail the WMR test, get this card

u/LetsDiscourse · 2 pointsr/oculus

Sure thing:

For the cable concealment; if you are just going to use it for the single sensor cable maybe don't get those wide flat one; get the ones that are more like a square pipe, much smaller profile.

u/ben1481 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I use these and love them. Only $8 to keep all the cables in your house organized

u/Dani31_5p00n · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

these cable ties could be put to good use. You can use them to wrap the HDMI cords to the back of the poles that hold the monitors. As for the cords bellow the desk, you can wrap them all together with a tie or get something like this to run along the wall.

u/Please_Wave · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Alex Tech 25ft - 1 inch Cord Protector Wire Loom Tubing Cable Sleeve Split Sleeving For USB Charger Cable Power Cord Audio Video Cable – Protect Cat From Chewing Cords - Black

Pasow 50pcs Cable Ties Reusable Fastening Wire Organizer Cord Rope Holder 7 Inch (Black)

eBoot 100 Pieces Adhesive Cable Clips Wire Clips Cable Wire Management Wire Cable Holder Clamps Cable Tie Holder for Car, Office and Home

Plus some other materials i probably missed but a quick amazon search of “Cable Management” on amazon can start to trigger some awesome ideas.

You really gotta sit there and stare at it and think how you can hide everything, neatly and routed in a way thats easy to clean. Having my monitors wall mounted allowed me to use the brackets to hide the long monitor power cords and hdmi cables i was also able to mount a power strip behind there so it was easier to power things while hiding wires.

u/Ucla_The_Mok · 2 pointsr/AverageBattlestations

You can buy Velcro cable ties that make cable management a relative breeze.

Here's 50 of them for under $10-

u/Sasquatchimo · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Get some of these. They will drastically clean up your cabling mess:

u/TheCafeRacer · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

You can get a basket to hand under the back of your desk like this or used a sleeve like this to make it a single group of wires like this.

u/13r4x7on · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Oooohhh... I've been looking for something just like that! Thank you so much!

I found These though, and I think I like the plain look a little better. Still, thanks for the idea. I do need to grab a couple of logner cables, since some things are sort of stretched.

u/ev214 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nice setup! One way you can fix the cables is buying cable sleeves so they all run through one place and stay in one place. A cable box to cover up the power strip would go nicely as well.

Really affordable, made my setup look really organized and appealing after only about half an hour of installation

Here are the links if you’re interested :D

Cable Box:
GoStar Cable Organizer Box - Large Black Cord Management Storage Container with Non-Slip Pads - Cover & Hide Power Strips, Adapters, Device Chargers, Ethernet, Computer & USB Cables & Electrical Cords

Cable Sleeves:
Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 - 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece - Black

u/planescapetormenting · 2 pointsr/desksetup

The desk looks nice from the front. The cables in the back will be a bit more challenging to manage. Getting shorter connector cables would be a start so that way you don’t have to deal with loops of extra cord. You might also want to consider a cable sleeve to gather all the cables together.

u/ChiefKraut · 2 pointsr/mancave

I’m using these for my desk (though they’re a little short). However, these (or something like these) would probably be a bit better and look more elegant for TV setups.

u/Mr_Assault_08 · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Velcro always helps.


To hide it completely -





u/fazalmajid · 2 pointsr/homelab

First and foremost, nylon zip-ties, along with a tool to tighten and cut them:

You can get adhesive clips to tie cables under a desk:

These 3M Command brand ones are designed to be removed without marring the surface they're stuck on:

These Velcro brand cable ties on a roll are cheaper and more convenient than the fancier kinds with tabs:

If you want to bundle together cables in a sheath, these ones with zippers work better than velcro ones:

(word or warning: the zippers are not exactly premium YKK or RiRi quality, be careful when engaging them to avoid cross-threading..

For routing cables, these Danish organizers are pretty sweet (not available on for some reason):ÅMÅŽÕÑ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cablox

Generally speaking, it pays to replace power cords, Ethernet cords and the like with shorter versions to avoid having slack cable turn into spaghetti. In the UK, your plugs are so bulky a splitter cable like these makes sense:

Finally don't forget to label your cables. This Brother flexible tape works in some of their label makers (you need either a PC-connectable one or one that has software to print labels that can be wrapped around the cable):

here is a shot of it in action:

They also have some label makers that will print on heat-shrink tube labels, but obviously that will not work on ready-made patch cables.

u/clipstep · 2 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

Sorry I missed you earlier, here's what I used to get the tower discretely away in the corner and set up the triple monitor setup:

  • 10' 3.5mm to RCA cable (your extension cord may need to vary depending on what you use for speakers)

  • 4x usb M/F extension cord 10' (These are for plugging in my keyboard, mouse, phone connection, and a spare for usb sticks without having to plug into the tower)

  • 3x hdmi cable 10' (for plugging in the monitors, be sure to check your connection options as your graphics card / cards may need a different connection)

  • Vivo Triple Monitor Mount ( This is the trickiest part. For me to mount 3 heavy 27" BenQ monitors, this was a relatively inexpensive option. The stand is well built, and looks and moves well, but the weight of the monitors is difficult to mount without any sagging. Also, 27" is the absolute max size this mount will work for, and even then my viewing angles are a bit lacking. I would recommend Locktek's EXCELLENT mounts for neutralizing this issue, but they are vastly more expensive. Weight wont be an issue though. For me, the issue was not a big deal so I didn't splurge on a pricier mount.

  • Cable management sleeve (so that you can tuck away all those cords neatly)

    After that, you can have all peripherals at your fingertips and tuck the tower away into a corner. If your space is carpeted (and even if its not), be sure to keep the tower slightly elevated off the ground to allow for good air circulation.

    Definitely not dogma but that's what I've been using, and it works well thus far. Be sure not to skimp on the length of your cords, when your hiding it it will need to snake around a bit under the desk.

    Hope that helps!

u/nydutch · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Yea those are a few cables wrapped in a sleeve.

SHW Home Office 55"x60" Large L...

u/OmniscientBacon · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Cable Sleeves might help.

u/lifeoutofbalance · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/dpog · 2 pointsr/headphones

Unfortunately i don't really have materials to list. Wooden stand was found in an unused room in my basement, 1inch pvc pipe you can get at your local home depot or lowes, as well as the woodboring drill bit and staple gun. Here's what i used for the black fabric: ( but keep in mind you have to rip the zipper off. i'd suggest using something else for the black fabric actually

u/Jackkieny · 2 pointsr/battlestations

A couple of these bad boys might be able to help. You might also want to consider a small hook or two on the back of the desk to guide them.

u/innrwrld · 2 pointsr/StandingDesks

Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 - 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece - Black

u/casos92 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Yeah it's definitely a pain, and mine isn't pretty at all.

Basically I stuck a power surge on the underside of the desk with some of 3m stick pads and ziptied everything to the monitor stand and a part of the desk that I was able to loop around. I also stuck some adhesive cable organizers to the legs and underside, and used some sleeves to keep things pretty when it is raised.

What I should have done is stuck some sticky grids up there.

u/NationalAlbatross · 2 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

How about these then?


I have a similar problem like you do and found these to be really effective.

u/KyleCroutyyyy · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Cable Raceways would work really well or Kootek Cable Sleeve. It was the saving grace of my setup. Wouldnt be a pretty on drywall but a solution for you.

u/taintedbloop · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

My monitor has the power brick integrated inside so all I have is the plug. It's a nice feature to have that is often overlooked. Mine also has a USB 3.0 usb integrated in it, so I don't need as many wires going to my desktop. Really nice. And I've wrapped all the wires in a nice cable management sleeve that you can cut to size.

u/Crypticion · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Cable management is not a fun thing to do but in my opinion one of the most rewarding for a set up in terms of aesthetics. I spent about $6 on Amazon for some cable clips, and used some zip ties to clean up all the wires under my desk. It took me around an hour or so. It really cleaned up the look of my setup which is semi-minimalistic as well. I even drilled a hole in my desk for the mouse and keyboard. I love how it looks even more now. I would also recommend a cable race way, or a rack to hold the cables up, however I just took advantage of my 100 clips (actually 98 after I counted) and a lot of zip ties to hold it up. Also a cable sleeve for the back of the pc helps out a lot. There are many tutorials on YouTube but really it just takes some time and some clever thinking on how to hide everything and make it look pretty.

Also I dig the large monitor/T.V set up

Good luck, and remember your set up is never compete ;)

u/merlady94 · 2 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

I'm so glad I inspired you, that's great. You should check these out:

Someone just told me about them in the comments. It's too late for me but they might work perfectly for you, they're wire/cable organizers!

u/McMadface · 2 pointsr/headphones

You can use cable clips of some type like these or these or these.

u/tito13kfm · 2 pointsr/techsupport

They'll work on anything you can nail in to. Generally you'd want to hit a stud as just nailing in to drywall is kinda iffy if it will hold. They also make sticky backed ones

u/ohtoodark · 2 pointsr/setups
u/Cpotter07 · 2 pointsr/networking

They make a few things for this if it does look tacky to me personally if you do not do it correctly or order the correct color/design to match your office but there are things like.







these are my favorite come in tons of nice designs that look amazing in offices!


These I use the most since they are just plain white/black/brown square boxes that connect to the roof and connects directly to cubicles or the floor and run power/data/phone anything down these with lots of extra room they are simply easy to install but very plain looking.

u/HuhhDoe · 2 pointsr/battlestations

here is the raceway i used

u/PrpleMnkyDshwsher · 2 pointsr/cordcutters
u/DecrepitBob · 2 pointsr/battlestations

for sure man

dunno if this is a thing based on the unknown size of the domicile you are currently in, but if you or other residents were having issues with connecting to Wifi or it's speeds, i would mount the router higher than it is to extend it's range and reduce interference. For the power and ethernet cables that will have to go back down to the floor, you can utilize cable organizers like this to hide them neatly

u/SirLaTable · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Something like this would definitely do the trick:

u/Neurorational · 2 pointsr/electrical

> So is there a way I can use either battery pack to power the christmas lights? I guess some sort of transformer that accepts a USB 2.0 input of 5V/1-2.5A and outputs 6V/6A

Can't be done.

Assuming that the 6V/6A input on the lights represents actual power consumption, that's 36 Watts, and your chargers only output 10 to 12.5 Watts.

Whenever you step up Voltage, you also step down Current, and vice versa, so that the total Power (Voltage times Current) remains the same (minus efficiency losses).

5 Volts at 2 - 2.5 Amps might light the LED string, it would be dimmer than normal but the bigger problem is that it could damage the battery pack (depending on how the battery pack handles excess draw).

For some perspective, this $74 20V/5Ah battery would give you a little over 2 hours of run time, after converting down to 6 Volts.

You could paint the cord to match the wall, to make it look less conspicuous, or decorate it with a cable raceway.

If the DC side of your light's power supply is long enough you could make a small hole in the wall behind the painting, and another one directly below it and behind the couch, fish the DC cord of the power supply through it, and plug it in; optionally you could use AV wall plates where the cable passes into and out of the wall. Just don't run any 120 Volt cords through the wall.

Nice looking wall, by the way.

u/ZachTheMack · 2 pointsr/cableporn

This is usually what I mean when I say panduit.

u/C_64 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Oh, I'd love white sensors - it'd be a much better match for most homes.

Given that I'm in an apartment, I'm just not willing to take the risk + effort running the cords behind the wall. But now that I'm pretty certain I've got the final location for my sensors set, I can consider using cord covers to hide them. Like these things:

u/LeifCarrotson · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

That does make it harder...

Something like this:
is probably available at your local hardware or big box store.

u/p3rfect3nemy · 2 pointsr/oculus

Couldn't find the post from awhile back but they essentially used clips like in the link below to attach to the monitor. 2 of them stacked vertically and then I can't remember if they put some sort of an extension on the shaft of the sensor or if they had enough length on it to then zip tie it down to the clips.

u/AquaMorph · 2 pointsr/FRC

They are just regular cable ties. You get a pack of tie mounts like these and you place a zip tie through it and around what you want to mount.

u/SanityAgathion · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Or if it's too big for your desk, ziptie holders holders like, here they sell whole packs (20-100) of those for cheap in every home improvement/DYI shops. Don't tighten zipties, leave enough room to pull cables through.

Or self-adhesive velcro straps under the desk, then tighten cables with opposing velcro tie and stick it there.

u/JamesKY · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You can find these guys at any hardware store.

u/combatchuck · 2 pointsr/cablefail
u/AspieRebel · 2 pointsr/Advice

These and zip ties.

u/habadinka · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Oh. Here's the link though if you need it.

u/jjeff123 · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Cat5e should be sufficient for any house. Really. You can get gigabit speeds on that, which is good for 20 simultaneous 4K video streams, plus another dozen or so netflix HD streams. Really, GigE is fine.

The only time I'd recommend cat6a is if you, right now, have a home application which routinely requires greater than 500 Mbit/s. The extra cost for cat6a isn't worth it, and the cost of 10G components is still quite high (for the home)

Wire cat5e from each place you might want a phone, TV or media device. My living room has 4 cat5e drops (TV, blu-ray, xbox, Roku) back to your panel box area.

Secure them to the joists in the ceiling with J-hooks, not staples, please.

If you're feeling cheap, get some anchors and small zip ties. Screw the anchors to the joists, peel and stuck will come loose.

At the walls, use keystone jacks and wall plates

Don't forget the low voltage box

and use a proper patch panel in the basement

Don't save the labeling for last, you won't remember. Label things as you go.
I have a brother labeler, which works really well.

I stress the cat5e thing as being good enough because people very often think that they need cat6a or somehow their 15Mb/s turbo internet package will be bottlenecked. The only project I've ever worked on where cat6a made sense was for a public works project in NYC, where the labor rate was $105/hour. For them, it made sense to buy the best cable money could buy.

u/will1384 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Thats what I did on my 3D printer, I am always upgrading and changing things, and spiral wrap helped a lot because its very easy to change and redo.

I also used Velcro reusable ties.

u/MikeRollerson · 2 pointsr/PSVR

I use these with good results --

They're velcro cable ties. Similar to a zip-tie but with velcro so they're easy to remove or re-attach. I use it to shorten the headphone cable length so there isn't so much slack to get caught.

Beyond PSVR, they're actually very useful for all sorts of cables; whether using it to store cables (wrapped up) or neaten cables behind a TV or tie up extra slack.

u/ASAPchalky · 2 pointsr/battlestations

i used zip ties for my power strips to attach them to the desk, then i used

only $5 at home depot

u/Dodgeballrocks · 2 pointsr/audio

Audio professional here:

The best thing for short thin cables is to get a tiny velcro strap. Check home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes if you're in the US. They sell thin velcro straps you can easily cut down to a short enough length to be usable for something like a 1/8" stereo cable (what you are calling an "aux" cable).

I use these at home all the time:

For longer or thicker cables that we use in the pro audio world we either use thicker velco or tie-line which is standard in the lighting world to tie up very large thick lighting cables.

u/mcatrage · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I like these reusable velcro ones more personally. LINK

Maybe not as clean but I mess with my rigs a bit more so the flexibility helps.

u/MechAegis · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

There are these ones - 50 ct. for 5.27

I bought the 100 straps (blk) in 2015 ago (5.99) and I am still using them. They're absolutely great to have.

u/bigcityboy · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I ran into the same issue with wires, but instead of twisty ties or rubber bands I broke down and picked up these

They are definitely worth it

u/fuzeebear · 2 pointsr/headphones

Sometimes I wonder how, despite Velcro being such a well-known brand, so few people use Velcro ties. Or whatever your favorite generic hook-and-loop ties may be.

Do yourself a favor.

u/miken77386 · 2 pointsr/DIY

If you don't end up being able to go into the wall to hide cables you could try a paintable cable hider...not as pretty as putting them in the wall but kind of the next best thing...can be a good temporary solution...something like this

u/mz-s · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you don't want to run a new outlet behind the TV, get one of those cable raceways ( is an example) to run the cables down the wall. These can be painted to match your wall and aren't super visible once painted.

u/graydoubt · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I suggest some type of wiremold. Home depot, etc. generally have them as well. There are all kinds of types. Some of them stick to the wall with tape and snap apart after installing, so you can always pop them open to change your cable setup, etc.

u/Clark-kant · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Just your run of the mill IKEA Linnmon 47.25"x23.625" inch desk. Screwed this onto the back of it for cable management.

u/BenKenobi88 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

There's what OP used, and there's also pieces of plastic like this:

I painted mine the color of my wall and it blends very nicely.

u/nubgrub · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I second this. What /u/team_xbladz linked is pretty good, especially for the price (I use a white version for my wires). A bit more expensive are [plastic sleeves] ( It would probably cost $60-90 though to do your whole room. You could paint them the color of what you need as well. Lowes and HomeDepot usually have a good selection of cable hiders. They look pretty good when set up, especially if you match them with the base board color.

u/Bmic31 · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

While in wall is preferred, I would recommend wall runners for amateur work that still looks nice. You could potentially drill through the floor in a corner and run it up to another hole in the ceiling to the 2nd floor. A lot less frustration and skill needed.

Wiremold Cord Hider CordMate Kit | Paintable On-Wall Cable Raceway Kit, Hide & Organize One Wire | TV Cable Concealer

I use some larger ones to run HDMI and Ethernet cord up to my TV and no one even notices the wall conduit unless I mention it to them. They are invisible in plain sight and I really like them for simple applications.

u/MjolnirVIII · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace
u/the_purple_piper · 2 pointsr/howto

if you are going to use tape, use gaffers tape. that's exactly what it is made for. otherwise, you can use an adhesive backed wire enclosure.

u/nmezib · 2 pointsr/Vive

To keep the room looking tidy, I highly recommend wire channels like this one:

They're easily found in hardware stores (at least in the US). They do a great job sticking permanently, and you can paint over them.

u/13ca350 · 2 pointsr/macsetups

One of these will complete the setup

For those cables from the monitor
Legrand Wiremold CMK10 Cordmate Cord Cover Kit, White

u/keep_on_churning · 2 pointsr/InteriorDesign

I would get a smaller couch, then move that black chair to sit next to it at an angle. Once you do that, you’ll have some space to move that lamp out from the corner a bit.

Speaking of, what does that blue cord go to? The lamp? I assume there isn’t a plug in the corner, so I’d recommend getting some white raceways to hide the cable running over there. (

Paint the frame around the AC white, and clean it!

Then, plants in pots and open the blinds. Let that natural light in. :)

u/drtonmeister · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I'd be pretty upset with that. You could order the Lutron power-panel kit:

I'm betting the barrel plugs are the most common 2.1mm x 5.5mm size used for security cameras. If that is so, there is lots of stuff available to run several from one power-supply, for example this multi-barrel-connector power supply kit with a few of these power extensions. There are also similar things for 12V Christmas lighting that are more likely to be white cables.

I'd also use a raceway kit to conceal the cables.

The Lutron kit sure looks like a standard multicamera power supply for security cameras.

u/Robert315 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I don't really agree with the Grey schedule40 suggestion for low voltage speaker wire or HDMI. I would just use some inexpensive wiremold in the ceiling corners.

u/meat_bunny · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Why not just get some cable covers? They are actually designed to be painted over.

u/ColonelCoconuts · 2 pointsr/DIY

I know it's still a WIP, but if you weren't already planning on it, I would attach a small basket to the underside of the desk with enough room to fit your extension cord, router, etc. Then use a wire cover to run the cord along your wall and into the outlet.

Tutorial for basket

Example of wire cover

u/vatothe0 · 2 pointsr/sonos

Here's one.

It's a fairly common product that you can probably get at a hardware store locally though. Paint it the same color as the wall and it's pretty discrete.

You could also use wiremold if you only have one or two wires that need cover.

u/ArdvarkMaster · 2 pointsr/DIY

Wire Raceway

Can be painted and allows for wire access if needed.

u/Rdddss · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

there are a lot of diff cable hider things like this one, its not perfect but is way better then just having them hand down like that

u/Xyes · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I had to wire up around the frame of a door and it sucks. I basically had to buy a ton of these:

Cable Concealer On-Wall Cord Cover CordMate II Kit - Legrand CMK50 Cable Management System, Cord and Wire Organizer for Computer and TVs, Hide Cables at Home or Office, White

Looks nice but man does the cost add up when you want neatness.

u/E-werd · 2 pointsr/cableadvice

This is a tough one because you have a glass desktop. I think the best option would be cable raceway. You can get a kit something like this. Here is a better explanation of what it actually is.

Keep the visible bundle relatively tight and the pathway deliberate. You would probably have to find a way to lengthen the cables to make this work.

u/RojoXIII · 2 pointsr/headphones

Looks amazing.

Off Topic: love what you did to your walls but all them wires scattered everywhere kills it for me. You should look into purchasing some wire channels so you can hide them.

u/johnrose81 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

This is what he told me:

>I've bought about 5 of these kits for throughout my place, but you only need a tiny piece so that may be overkill. They work great though and are paintable to match your wall if that's an issue.

u/Zaouron · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Looks good. Only suggestion would be to grab some Cable Channel molding to clean up the power and video cables for the projector.

u/Goonshine · 2 pointsr/wireless

While I agree that running a cable is the best plan it can also be unsightly or a pain to deal with. Especially if you need to open up holes in the home to get it run correctly. If you are needing to punch through drywall, open holes from the exterior to the interior, or drill through any supports then you might want to talk to a contractor instead of doing it yourself. If it looks like you can run a cable through some existing space in your house though then go for it.

One other thing you can try that won't cost you much is to move the wireless router to a more central location. This might get you what you need, though if the walls are concrete then maybe not.

When cabling in the interior you can use cable ducts and runs to keep the cable safe, and minimize the eyesore it will make. See an example here.

Powerline adapter is also a straightforward choice that uses the power cables already available in your house, so look into that if you can.

u/savagealchemist · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Maybe something like this ?

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/veni_vidi_vale · 2 pointsr/headphones

if you think that's long, wait till you get a Q701 :-)

best way: cut to length and solder a new connector. Even a good Neutrik connector costs only a few dollars. Soldering isnt difficult, igf you have never soldered before might as well start somewhere.

The non-DIY way: braid it

The option for the lazy braider: coil it and use something like [this] ( to keep things in place

u/DaNPrS · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

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

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/scottydanger22 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

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

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/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/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/thefriendlypenis · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Def recommend getting a larger mousepad. Maybe one like this:

You should also utilize the space on that desk a little better by moving your case further right. It’ll give you room to mount, or at least stand those speakers up correctly. Also a headset stand would go a long way.

Another thing that could help improve your setup is cleaning up those cables strewn across your desk. You can do this easily by using something like this:

Sorry for the long comment my dude. I’d give your setup a 5/10 but that number won’t be hard to increase with some minor adjustments.

u/uwhuskytskeet · 2 pointsr/CFB
u/randallphoto · 2 pointsr/homelab

I bought this and ran it along the back edge of my desk and it's been great. Pretty large, the adhesive has never unstuck (been more than a year)

u/AVeryMadFish · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/browner87 · 2 pointsr/watercooling

These are the black ones. They look like generic no-name ones, but maybe it'll help you.

Unfortunately I didn't find out that EK GPU and CPU blocks have similar enough flow rates that you can run them in parallel, otherwise I would have definitely considered that, I think parallel loops can look really great. But by the time I found out I'd already ordered all my parts and EK shipping is like minimum $20-30 per order even if you only add $5 of parts. Overseas shipping sucks.

u/Hook_me_up · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor | $209.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid Lite 240 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $59.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $99.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card | $434.99 @ B&H
Case | Lian-Li - PC-O11DW ATX Full Tower Case | $138.95 @ Adorama
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.67 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan | $25.52 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair - ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan | $25.52 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1439.49
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $1374.49
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-15 14:21 EDT-0400 |

Edit:with the spare money you could buy some modded white cables plus a Cable comb

u/theneweric_3000 · 2 pointsr/Battletops

Nice setup, dude! Is that the Inspiron 7559 or 5577?

Also, cable raceways mounted under the desk and possibly on the wall would help hide some of those cables. I used these.

u/Lemon_barr · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

Cables generally should be protected but your rabbit might not even be interested. Usually if they can’t see something they won’t care about it. Your 3D printer and larger pieces of plastic are generally safe. Rabbits like to find small threads and pull at them so big chunks of plastic and glass don’t really do it for them. In general cable management is good practice and satisfying. I hate the look of the rubber hose sleeves so I keep everything in cable runners and boxes. If I’m not using it then I tuck it away.

Simple Cord Cable Concealer On-Wall Cord Cover Raceway Kit - Cable Management System to Hide Cables, Cords, or Wires - Cord Organizer for Wall Mounted TVs and Computers at Home or in The Office

D-Line CC-1 Light Duty Floor Cord Cover/Cable Protector | Protect Cords and Prevent a Trip Hazard | 6 Foot Length | Cable Cavity 3/4" (W) x 3/8" (H) | Black

Bluelounge CableBox Cable and Cord Management System,Black

u/MajorGoob · 2 pointsr/Carpentry

If it is solid cinderblock or brick, then no, not really. Even if it was a stick-framed wall, it would be FAR easier to buy some wire hider track. I'm not sure what the proper name is, but it looks like half of a small pvc pipe that you can stick to the wall and run cables through.

EDIT: I found some on Amazon.

u/lax01 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Thanks...and yes, I need to hide the cables but since I am renting, I don't want to put anymore holes in the wall. So I was thinking something like this or this

It really doesn't even bother me that much...its such a small visible section and you can't see it in the dark. I will still clean it up.

u/Devon-DYG · 2 pointsr/hometheater

You could also just run some cable hide strip like this. And if you really want to make it disappear get a paint sample from the wall to match the paint and cover the strips. It will really clean up the appearance.

u/Errythangblvck · 2 pointsr/DeskCableManagement

I use this.

J Channel Desk Cable Organizer by SimpleCord - 5 Black Raceway Channels - Cord Cover Management Kit for Desks, Offices, and Kitchens

u/mistakenotmy · 2 pointsr/projectors

You can run it in the wall (the HDMI anyway). Cord concealer raceway also works:

Don't run power (extension cords) in the ceiling/wall, that you want an electrician to do.

u/subiesnack · 2 pointsr/battlestations
Highly recommend getting a raceway to clean up any cables. I’ve used this one numerous times in different set ups and always my go to

u/SaltedKittyBits · 2 pointsr/CableManagement

Velcro strips could help a lot, otherwise maybe a cable sleeve to keep everything together? You could get a wall cable concealer too?

u/neonturbo · 1 pointr/smarthome

How about Wiremold raceway instead? They make a sticky back version and you could paint it to match. This is one example, but they make other sizes, styles, and colors.

u/Toby_From_HR- · 1 pointr/battlestations

Just need cable clips for that! Otherwise these too would have spread apart.

upHere Sleeved Cable - Cable...

24 Pieces Set = 24-pin x 4,8Pn x...

u/EzeeMunny69420 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $327.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $147.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard | $236.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $92.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.98 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card | $1199.98 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $189.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx White (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $129.98 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.89 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2575.47
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $2535.47
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-29 12:59 EDT-0400 |

If you're just gaming, there's not much of a need for 12 cores. Even 8 cores is overkill for the majority of games but at this budget, it's worth it as some high profile triple A games are making some use of up to 8 cores.

Drop the 32GB of RAM. If you ever need that much in the future, it's easy enough to slot another 16GB kit in. Currently, most games don't even go above 10 - 11 GB of RAM usage so I'd wager that 16GB would pull you through until your next big upgrade.

The 970 Evo is overpriced in most use cases. A Sabrent Rocket will give you 99.9% of the same experience for significantly less money.

With the money saved, if you're looking to future-proof, the best way to do so is to grab the best consumer GPU on the market.

The case is really up to you as it's more personal preference at this budget. However, I will recommend the 460X over the 570X as it has a metal panel over a glass panel on the right side of the case. Reason being is that seeing your cables on the back isn't going to be the nicest feature of your computer and you might as well get the 460X which hides this whilst retaining the tempered glass on the front and left side of the case.

One last thing I can recommend is to get some cable combs to neaten up your PSU cables. It just cleans them up and they look nice, not really necessary but if you're going for a clean white build, I'd fully recommend it.

u/gr82banautiger · 1 pointr/Phanteks

I just bought the Modmesh Pro RT series (for Seasonic PSU's) kit, so they are all just standard length from their website. There is a little slack behind the cable cover in the back, but not a ton. The only one that's really too long is the molex cable for the pump, and to get the DRGB and the fan hub, and the two drives, and the temp sensor I have is 5 sata power, and the default one comes with a 4 and a 2, so I had to use both, the 4 is a little long, but not too bad, though the 2 is obviously more than I needed for the 1 extra sata power.

And then I bought a couple of these for cable combs as they looked the most like the Cablemod ones:

u/SlowSixxer · 1 pointr/sffpc

yeah the wires themselves are a little bit thinner. i bought these ones on amazon but they’re still a bit loose.

u/chrisms150 · 1 pointr/hometheater

something like that would do it - and blend in decently to the wall (note - that shit looks over priced AF; find cheaper shit). But the only really good way to hide it would be through the wall.

u/Ukeee · 1 pointr/Amd

This looks really good!

All I can think of now is to get some cable combs to get those cables organized.

u/verbify · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

A staple gun can help you tie it to the wall in a non-obtrusive way. You can also use a cable concealer - like this

u/biceps2spare · 1 pointr/battlestations

I cut a few holes in the walls to run the cables and power.

Run this on the back of the "desk"

And because I couldn't run cable from left to right behind the wall because of studs I use this to at least control the wires on the wall.

u/Stephanie839 · 1 pointr/cablegore

you'd better use something like this raceway to hidden it.

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6.      24 Pieces Set = 24-pin x 4, 8-pin x 12, 6-pin x 8 Cable Comb for 3 mm Cable Gesleeved Up To 3.4 mm/0.13inch) black

7.      NZXT RF-AR140-C1 HUE+ & Aer RGB140 Fans Bundle Pack RGB 2x 140mm Aer Fans Included

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10.  NZXT Aer RGB120 Single Pack RF-AR120-B1 120mm Digitally Controlled RGB LED Fans for HUE+

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u/ALCodeLab · 1 pointr/setups

I have two. One is a hard plastic that you stick to the wall or surface and the second is a sleeve with zipper.

J Channel Desk Cable Organizer by SimpleCord

Joto Cable Sleeve

u/texasflip · 1 pointr/StandingDesks

I use a mix of Velcro ties and cable clips, but these cable organizers do all the heavy lifting.

I also use this mountable power strip so there is only one cable leading down to the outlet.

Finally, I have 2 grommets in my desktop, so I have 2 of these to provide easy access for powering accessories.

u/booselordius · 1 pointr/battlestations

Happy cake day! Yea that’s sick set up! His cable management would be a super simple thing to fix to be honest.

You could suggest this link to him. There’s a couple other things to use but those would be a good start no doubt[J Channel Desk Cable Organizer] (

u/zorrodude · 1 pointr/battlestations

There's a lot of zip ties and several of these mounted behind the desk and underneath the glass.

u/scherlock79 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Look up “J channel”, this stuff!, it also means cables can come out cleanly where needed.

u/working_one · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used this

J Channel Desk Cable Organizer by SimpleCord – 5 Black Raceway Channels - Cord Cover Management Kit for Desks, Offices, and Kitchens

u/I-_-ELROI_-_I · 1 pointr/battlestations

For cable management I highly recommend these:

They stick to the bottom of your desk and hide all cables. Worked well for my desk!

u/Lethality0 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Would these help? They’ll hopefully clear up the clutter.

u/BassheadGamer · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Dang. These are the ones I have in my cart: for power strip, for my cable slack. I’m gonna be using command Velcro strips to hold everything in place. Zip tie/mounts to lead cables where they should go.

u/nexusxis · 1 pointr/Workspaces

Maybe something like these cable channels/raceways? Less elegant looking but more heavy duty option: those long rubber "J"-shaped cable channels like these ones.

FWIW, I always have my desk against a wall and use this IKEA SIGNUM cable tray screwed into the bottom of my desk so I'm not exactly an expert in cable management.

u/JellyfishLicker · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Stick this under your table and route your cables through them.

u/notusknot · 1 pointr/desksetup

I thought about those clips, but decided against them for two reasons:

  1. I have more than just one cable so I don't know if the clip would hold both
  2. It would still leave the cables revealed, which i'm not all that fond of

    So instead, I thought of using this. Thoughts?
u/kingcuda13 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I just bought these and they work pretty well.

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/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/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/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/hooah212002 · 1 pointr/homelab
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/wolfbaden6 · 1 pointr/CableManagement

So would these velcro ties work alright?

u/Folanco · 1 pointr/funny


u/WhereverUGoThereUR · 1 pointr/boostedboards
u/PrismaticAurora · 1 pointr/buildapc

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

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/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/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/Torley_ · 1 pointr/edmproduction

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

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/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/goodnames679 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Dude... buy some of these

They're a cable management godsend

u/YosemiteThrowaway123 · 1 pointr/battlestations

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

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/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/opiate46 · 1 pointr/lifehacks

These are for people like you.

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/gotbannedtoomuch · 1 pointr/computers
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/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/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/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/HaileSelassieII · 1 pointr/DJs
u/DannySupernova · 1 pointr/minipainting

I would recommend these alternatives instead of zip-ties.

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/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/JerryGallow · 1 pointr/networking

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

u/hyperblaster · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

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

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/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/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/BAMF007 · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations
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/ProMemeAnalyst · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations

One of these under the desk:

J Channel Cable Raceway - Black - 48" Length

And I also mounted a power strip and usb hub under the desk along with some of these:

Viaky 30 Pcs Black Clips Self Adhesive Backed Nylon Wire Adjustable Cable Clips Adhesive Cable Management Drop Wire Holder

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/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/QuiickLime · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have one of these on the back of my desk and it makes everything look much cleaner. You have to jam the thicker cables in but it works. I opted to screw it into my desk though because every cable management adhesive product I've used has failed.

u/SectorZachBot · 1 pointr/battlestations

I recommend buying a channel raceway for your wires to be hidden behind your desk,then Velcro strap those wires down the back of the desk legs to keep tidy and from being seen.

u/jamey2 · 1 pointr/buildapc

"J- channels"

You can get an 8 feet long strip of these home exterior siding hanging strips for less than $5. Glue or screw mount it to your desk/wall. Bam! Cable raceway.

Or get the indoor office version like this one:

u/Skydog07 · 1 pointr/findareddit

The two popular choices in the PC building community are to either use a cable raceway under the desk like this one or to use an "IKEA Signum" which is what I have myself.

u/GODDZILLA24 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Here are some things you can buy:

u/MmmmThatsTasty · 1 pointr/battlestations

Hmm interesting concept. I could probably achieve something similar via different means.

For me I used hockey tape (nice matte black fabric like tape) and taped my Razer Firefly wire to itself, and ran it and my mouse cable (with some slack for movement) under my keyboard, then taped all 3 together and ran it to the back of my desk under my sound bar so it "looks" like only a single large cable going to the back of the desk.

Underneath I have a surge protector and a usb hub stuck with double-sided 3M automotive adhesive (I use this stuff for everything). and then these in expensive adhesive J-channel cable race for wires.

I also got rid of my center support leg in exchange for a heavy duty shelf bracket.

u/Saffx · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Does anyone have any input on what raceway to get for cable management?

The two that I'm looking at are this and this, but not sure if I should consider other options or if there is something that I should look out for.

u/GinNJews · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used a lot of velcro strips and spiral wrap. I'd reccomend these over zip ties so when you upgrade cables or get new components you can reuse your straps. I still need to get one of those cable boxes to put my surge protector into though. If you end up getting a desk with an open back then these help out a lot too. It helps that I have a half backboard to help hide things.

u/MexCelsior · 1 pointr/CableManagement

This cable raceway would help dramatically if you were willing to install this under one of your flat surfaces.

u/XenIsNotVerySmart · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Great setup! I have a few quick and easy suggestions. To clean up the setup, get some stuff off of the desk. You can use this headphone hanger ( and just stick it up to the bottom of your desk. You could also try buying a cable box ( to hide the power strip and then some cable sleeves ( to hide the cables going to and from. Also, you can just remove some stuff from the floor around it, and get a cable raceway ( to assist with the cables under the desk. Great setup! I highly approve of the mic mounting position, but align the right speakers angle with the left (OCD lol). The most important thing is probably the cable box (I'm a cable management nerd. Hope what I said helps.


Cable box for power strip and cable sleeves for wires to and from, hook for Corsairs (I think?), Declutter.

u/almightybeavis · 1 pointr/setups

Zipties are your best friend, you could even go a little extreme and drill some holes into your desk to fit the cables into comfortably. Or... you could just get a nice rail under your desk:

Really nice setup by the way! You don't see a lotta setups with multiple colors, pretty unique in my opinion.

u/podboi · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm guessing its for the monitor and the cables to and from it? So a velcro cable organizer?

For other cables a cable raceway attached to the desk in some manner to hide cables.

It may even be a good idea to get a monitor arm too just so you can route the cables on it to camouflage it with it's structure, if that makes any sense.

u/smite_account · 1 pointr/battlestations

get yourself one of these badboys. . cannot tell you how effective this was for hiding my cables. 5/5. of course you will need to purchase additional components that will facilitate in hiding. velcro straps, 3m tape , cable clips. its all worth it friend. think a fellow in this thread linked a few of these things. cannot recommend the raceway enough

u/AJRiddle · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I'd either get small hooks to line along the back bottom edge or get a mesh net to put the cables in and attach that to the back bottom. Or just a small raceway.

u/NUMB_NUTS_417 · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used a cable raceway (
Attached to the bottom of the desk.

u/kerta1n · 1 pointr/battlestations

#1. I know a lot have people have said this, but always, when showing off your battle station, have a uniform color (in your case, make the all of the RGB lights white). Also, if you want the setup to look extremely clean, remove all of your desktop icons and put the essentials either in your taskbar or your start menu. This will make it so it looks professional.
#2: Cable management is pretty clean, maybe try this, as this will help hide all of the cables under your desk, except for the PC, which I would pull out a bit more slack so some of the wire can be hidden behind the cabinets.
#3: (Optional) If your budget has some room, maybe get an (RGB) light strip behind your desk (or if you have one) as this will contribute more to the theme of your setup.

u/xSnoooze · 1 pointr/CableManagement

Little bit late, but I used this on this inner bottom of my desk, right against the bottom of the desktop. It's awesome and super easy. Just peel and stick adhesive on the back and it holds a bunch of cables. It would work the same along the backside of a desk as well.

Cable Raceway

u/yacht_boy · 1 pointr/DIY

The search term you're looking for is "cable trays." There are hundreds of variants, but something like this might work for you. Lifehacker also has a tag for DIY cable management. You want a cable tray that can sit between the two tables.

Or if you really just want to keep the tables with a half inch gap or so between them and have the cables drop down to the floor (but please, for the love of all that is holy, put in a decent cable management system instead), you could stick some shims (or even cheaper) pointy end down between the two tables on each end.

u/Chrisagu28 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Thanks. Out of all the colors the strip offers, the Red was subtle enough for this.

For cable management I used a combination of things.
The main piece cleaning up the wires was this. It is a J channel cable Raceway.

Then I used a combination of reuseable/one time use zip tips and cable tie mounts. Took some time figuring out where to put everything but it helped out alot. The power cables by my feet are the only cables you really see.

u/Z7N6Qo · 1 pointr/macsetups

my desk is about 60" i ran this across the back end to organize the cables:

u/PrestoCG · 1 pointr/battlestations

Just a simple cable raceway.

u/NYMPHOPANDA · 1 pointr/buildapc

That's what I was going for. Cheap and upgrade-able later on. I'd look at all the legs and tops; this sub definitely believes in picking out all your own parts.

Sidenote: If you go cheap like mine, find a good cable holder to add on. Ikea has this one for $12 but I went with [this] ( becuse it was lower profile.

u/nicedogfaggot · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Bingo. My power strip is big and ugly. Looks industrial. I bought some stuff off of Amazon for cable management since I knew there would be a bunch with 3 screens. Cable Box. Sleeves. Raceway. All work pretty well!

u/cr3z · 1 pointr/battlestations

you cables, you can round the mup with zip ties, or velcro.

you can instead of drilling hot gluing some brackets on the ground of the desk, and have for example this or this here

u/scooterdog · 1 pointr/hometheater

Zip ties or Velcro strips, yes to start.

Then you cover the groups of cables with something simple like this or like this and you'll be in good shape.

u/HuggyBear_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

OmniMount OECMS Neoprene Cable Management - Black/White

This sleeve + zip-ties did everything I needed.

u/doublepen1 · 1 pointr/Vive

[this works 1/2 inch for 3 cables](Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot

u/Peri0dic_ · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

The tangling cords always trigger me so I got this.

It can be annoying to get on but after its sleeved the cable is much easier to manage.

EDIT: Just make sure you buy some electric tape so you can tie off the ends.

u/El_Frijol · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you really hate cords that much I suggest getting cable sheathing/sleeves

u/jfgomez86 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Other improvements:

  • Cable management sleeve:
  • Rapberry Pi 2 with Octoprint
  • Put a foscam watching it :)
  • Miscellaneous tools: pliers, organizer boxes (3d printed)
  • PTFE tube replacement (came with E3D set)
  • Heated Bed (on its way)
  • PEI sheet (on its way custom cutted to 200mm diameter)
  • Many custom cutted 200mm diameter painters tape sheets (on its way)
  • Additional borosilicate glass bed.

u/t-nutz · 1 pointr/Vive

I'll just mention stuff I've tried myself.

If money is no object, multiple monitors or at least headless ghosts are ironically useful in virtual desktop applications like Bigscreen. I run 3x2560x1600 in one large screen. Bigscreen has an update coming for multiple monitors too. Big physical screens are nice for spectators/multiplayer.

Until the wireless adapter comes out, a decently long displayport cable and longer USB cable running to the link box to cover the large play area and if you have an original Vive, the new 3-in-1 cable with a sleeve.

I've been looking at [this overhead pulley thing](
) but I haven't actually tried it yet.

Two Vives would be good, you can run them off the same 2 base stations and partition the space with chaperone. I run a Rift and a Vive in the same room.

Get an assistant/intern/wife/child to help you set up/put things away, maintain everything, patch/update, find new content, etc...


  • Wireless headset/mic and an anchor for it
  • HOTAS, pedals (CH Throttle, T16000M, driving pedals for Elite Dangerous)
  • Force feedback wheel/pedals/shifter (old G25 here and the Simraceway wheel - surprisingly precise handheld wheel you don't mount to anything)
  • Xbox one controllers
  • Steam controllers
  • X-Arcade/NES/whatever emulation controllers
  • Leap Motion
  • Charging stations and rechargeable batteries
  • Locomotion options like Omni (Virtuix still hasn't shown up yet) / PocketStrafe / Wii balance board w/ GlovePie hacks

    You might want a good recording setup with mixed reality support as well.

    e: stuff I forgot

  • Transducer like a buttkicker for tactile feedback in seated experiences (mine is a DIY) / Subpac wearable for standing

u/BrundleCopter · 1 pointr/Vive


and/or maybe:

But they're probably a bit heavy, flexible, limiting, and generally annoying. Note that the vive has standard cable connections, so you can just replace all the wires if they break, and use a cable wrap/sleeve to merge the three cords into one:

u/jakedawg69 · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot (Original Version)

Snake your cable in this cable sleeve and it will never twist again. It is also more comfortable when it hangs off your back.

u/Rohkii · 1 pointr/battlestations

Assuming your cables are long enough to wrap into a couple thicker bundles Id suggest buying some nylon sleeves, and some velcro ties. Then you can get some little stick squares and selectively zip tie them to bottom of table.


(Can try finding the above in white too for more stealth)

Cable ties:

(Look for this kind, these are kinda overpriced, but the loop allows you to get it nice and snug)

Zip ties squares:

(Then just some zip ties to use with the above to attach to bottom of desk/wall)

These are similar to options ive been using a combination of for years, and allows you to tuck all the wires away super cleanly so you dont have to look at them or get them caught around your feet.

u/rawsushiii · 1 pointr/battlestations

As for now, I haven't found a permanent solution that I really enjoy.. I havent gotten around to using the Techflex I bought, but thats I think probably one of the best things you can do to conceal them but still have flexibility in extending/retracting the mouse cord when you need to (as opposed to zipties)

u/ImKira · 1 pointr/DeskCableManagement

I want to add some sort of cable wrap. What do you guys and gals think of these options?:

14mm Outside Dia 17 Ft Polyethylene Spiral Wire Wrap Desktop PC Manage Cable

Cable Management Sleeve | Adjustable 80” Black & White Cable Organizer Made From Premium Quality Flexible Neoprene | Baltic Living Cord Organizer

Techflex PTN0.50BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/2-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot

u/BL24L · 1 pointr/oculus

Yeah I checked it out again and it's more like $60 to do it correctly @ 16' with a repeater and ceiling mount. Think that $80 - $100 included extending the sensors.

Still it gets to the point that's it's enough money that I would prefer to spend more and have the headset wireless.

Ceiling mount -

Repeater -

15' hdmi cable -

16' usb 3.0 cable -

25' Braided cable sleeve (not required but will make things look more professional)-


u/mrimmaculate · 1 pointr/oculus

I built my extension with passive ten foot cables from Cable Matters, a Redmere Monoprice HDMI cable, a cheap 4k HDMI repeater, and some half inch cable sleeving.

If you buy active cables you can go a bit longer.

USB cables - HDMI cable - HDMI repeater - Cable Sleeve -

Make sure to properly spread your connections out so you aren't hitting any one of your USB controllers too hard.

u/FarsideSC · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm with you there, but that uses a lot of zip ties. This here is my shit.

u/thisguy6123 · 1 pointr/battlestations

you are going to cry when you need to move one of those cables.

I highly recommend these next time you "remodel"

u/Thisismeeee · 1 pointr/minimalism

I've been routing my cables using these clips to hide them around the back of my desk and down the back of one of the legs to the floor. Can't see a thing.

u/redrage97 · 1 pointr/computertechs

never seen one 'fool' proof. When you got people swearing by them you have someone that hasn't been screwed by one yet lol.

sure sure.. some of that could be user error.. but if you make a user error on something like this you don't have to re-run the whole cable.

plus tacking something down on a wall looks kinda well aweful where as something like this looks pretty good when done decently.. but more work.

EDIT: if you read the last part of my first comment i said you probably won't damage it.. but that one time.... you know.. murphy's law.

u/Allove95 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Could you upload your model/render if it's real size? I've thinking about one myself (indesk build) since wants to change the layout of my battlestation room :D.

EDIT: Also you could use some of this to take wires away from your legs (I hate having them around).

u/random12356622 · 1 pointr/Dashcam

> Any advice on hardwiring? If I get the F50, It sounds like Ill need a pro to install it.

If you really really want to pay someone else to install it, buy a more expensive camera:

BlackSys CH-100B 2-Channel ($269.99 USD)

Thinkware F770 2-CH ($360 - $10 = $350 USD)

BlackVue DR650S-2CH($360 - $10 = $350 USD)

Hardwiring: Start at the fuse box. So when I hardwired my first dash camera, the cord was 1 inch too short, and I had already applied the adhesive strip to the window. (1) Move the dash camera, hard didn't do this or (2) readjusted the entire kit <- Did this one.

Locate Fuse box(es): Generally there are 2 fuse boxes in a vehicle, some have 3: (1) Under the hood (don't use this one), (2) Under the dashboard Driver/Passenger side (Most use this one) (3) Some, but most vehicles all have a fuse box in the trunk, and some people have to use this one (but not most.) - Consult your owner's manual. (Googling youtube videos of your vehicle model/make/year + Fusebox location also helps.)

Tap a Fuse or Add a fuse: If it is included in your kit, great, if not purchasing one makes the job a lot easier ($1-5 USD). Tap A fuse/Add a fuse should match your vehicle, and there are different types: ATO, Mini, Low Profile Mini, Micro2.

If you look at the Tap a Fuse/Add a fuse, you will see 2 slots: 1st slot protects your vehicle (use the fuse you pulled out of your vehicle), 2nd slot protects your dash camera (1-5 amp fuse - Sometime have them included in the kit, others purchased separately.)

Always on vs only on when ignition is on: Parking mode dash cams should be plugged into an Always on slot in your fuse box. (Generally there is a powered, but unused slot, rear wipers works great.)

Most non parking mode dash cams are plugged into a fuse slot that is only powered when the vehicle is on. (Avoid Airbags, alarm system, Headlights, ignition system, air conditioner and other sensitive or high voltage fuses.) - Cig Lighter is a common choice for this type, test if it is always on or ignition only by using it while key is not in vehicle.

Ground wire: Find a bolt that is not painted, unscrew it slightly, put ground wire connector behind it, screw it back in. - Sounds hard, is not, generally there is one located in or near the fuse box. (This completes the circuit, Fuse box (positive), Ground wire (negative.)

Hiding wires: Most vehicles you can hide the wires in the weather stripping of the vehicle, and the headliner. If not buy wire clips. - I hid mine in the weather stripping; You can see 1 wire, but it is hard to notice since I followed the natural lines of the vehicle's interior.

Or the other option: You can take apart the A pillar, and hide the wires in there (not suggested.)

There are almost an endless series of videos of how to install a dash camera, watch a few.

> But I have a bigger question: does hardwiring not hurt the battery life of the car? Are there drawbacks like the car not starting if it takes up too much juice in park mode?

The Thinkware F50 has built in low voltage protection, and a timer cut off.

There are drawbacks to using your car's battery, most car batteries are Cranking batteries (meant to give you a short burst of energy to start your vehicle, and then rapidly recharged.)

Some (very few) have a hybrid battery - It is a mixture of deep cycle (long use) and a cranking battery. Deep Cycle batteries are for like powering a radio with the engine off on a boat. Generally in this setup you would have 1 cranking, and 1 deep cycle (like on a boat).

While in parking mode dash cams only write to the Micro SD card when motion is detected. Excellent Parking mode dash cams are low power while in park mode, discreet enough to not attract unwanted attention, and buffered (records a few seconds before motion is detected, and a few seconds after.) - The Thinkware F50 has this.

I am actually not familiar with the Thinkware F50 menu options, but many can be set to different voltage levels/timers.

u/drfoqui · 1 pointr/buildapc

I looked at both recently and ended up going for the I. The II have USB and also 7.1 surround IIRC but in headphones, the surround is not real, it's a virtual 7.1 recreated through the two headphones you have so I really didn't think is was worth the extra money. There may be some other small features, though, but I'm perfectly happy with the I.

One suggestion to avoid tangling is routing the cable carefully around your desk with a solution like this or something similar.

Also get a headphone stand or holder if you don't have one and build the habit of hanging the headphones facing forward, i.e. without turning it 180°, which I feel is a fairly intuitive thing to do unfortunately, so that you don't spin the cable every time to put the headphone on and off.

u/MyNameIsRay · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

These things are friggin awesome, and for <$3 with shipping, what do you have to lose?

I stuck a few along the back/bottom of my desk, and routed the cables through there. It keeps them nice and bundled, tucked out of the way, and neatly routed. If I ever have to change anything, just click em open (no zipties to cut or velcro to mess with). The best part is, for my mouse/kb I wrapped the cable around once and put the clip near the drawer, so it's never slid or dangled or pulled even once.

u/MajorSauce · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Wow! Thanks for that deal. I've just bought 3 packs of those combined with 2 packs of those, no more excuse to keep that cable mess around my computer, TV, Rpi, etc.

u/gimpwiz · 1 pointr/Justrolledintotheshop


I have two cars and three 'projects'.

One underhood project:

  1. Electronically-switched oil accumulator (accusump). Just ignition-hot.
  2. Subtle under-hood lighting (no rice - subtle - will be playing around with it. Might decide it looks like shit, and not do it.) Might also install a switchable work light in case something needs to be done at night.
  3. My own version of a lojack that I haven't gotten around to building. Also, if possible, have it control a secondary fuel pump relay to make the fuel pump die; basically an interlock that makes the car seem broken instead of locked.

    Two under-dash projects that are identical, one for each car:

  4. Hard-wired radar detector
  5. Hard-wired dash cam
  6. Hard-wired USB outputs - one or two dual-12v-to-USB converters
  7. Potentially the lojack-equivalent's battery charger (since it would have a separate small battery)

    The hard part is figuring out where to get a non-fused 12V supply under the dash. An add-a-fuse circuit is very appealing and I should find places where an extra 5-10A won't pop anything, so I may end up doing one 5-10A-add-a-fuse on an ignition-hot line, instead of a 12v-master-fuse + ignition-hot-relay, as the single master fuse for all these.

    Then it would just be a 15A strip terminal instead of a big fat 100A ground bar at the ground side, and a small fuse box at the positive side (with 1A or 2A fuses for each circuit, depending on their needs).


    I really appreciate your feedback. The only reason I haven't already built all this is because of worries of fucking up and coming back to a smoldering ash heap.


    I'm also figuring out how to mount all this securely under the hood... I figure these little wire clamps for the wires, and something like this velcro alternative to mount things like the fuse box, except it's hard to tell what temperature they're rated for (and it seems that the 3M stuff I linked will fall off due to heat.) Any ideas there? I want something that is 1) secure as fuck, but 2) that I could potentially remove without damage in the future, maybe using a heat gun or something. I would be mounting it mostly to plastic, but I don't want to drill any holes if possible.
u/Pixel_Life · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/coraldayton · 1 pointr/CableManagement

Any of the Carbide cases, the 600T fuck it, all the Corsair cases. Antec P280.... I think your condition of having well-placed cable tie-downs is made moot by the ability to use stuff like this and these.

Just because it doesn't come with them built into the motherboard platen (o_O) doesn't mean that case should be excluded just because of that. You're putting a lot of lesser quality cases on that list and missing out the champs that have been used multiple times over by people on this subreddit and others.

u/sarge-m · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

It’s very easy to do. Do yourself a favor and purchase a keystone patch panel and keystone jacks. You can find tutorials online showing you how to punch down Cat5/Cat6 onto patch panels/keystone jacks.

u/bobby-t1 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

They make wall mount keystone panels.

The upsides I see is that I can keep the cables punched down at a consistent place on the wall avoiding excessive cable slack lying around.

I can see merit of just using a keystone panel in a rack though, since everything will be facing forward. Cables go into back of the rackmount keystone panel, then I do the cable connects from the front to the switch.

Again, I'm new to this so not sure which is better.

u/williamray507 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

A keystone patch panel is this and you can get keystone jacks in just about anything you want, RJ45, RJ11, Coax, Fiber, USB and more. Keystone jacks for RJ45 can either be pass thru or punch down.