Best cable sleeves according to redditors

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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/Trifax · 30 pointsr/battlestations

It's not mentioned too often here, but the quality of documentation on the battlestations makes a world of difference. Beyond the slick setup, great presentation. The video is awesome.

Your gear is stellar for your needs, it's clear that the layout and hardware selection is doing you well. Would love to see more character around the space. Definitely a new chair. Regarding lamps, maybe give something like this a try. Strip LED's may be a nice touch along the back of the desk, but the laptop stand/PS4 obstruct just enough of the lighting to make it not worth doing.

I'd also be careful with temperature in the cabinet. Something to think about.

Finally, you can improve that already pretty good cable management with a black fiber cable wrap like this one (25 ft is more than you need but you get the point).


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/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/Sewwattsnew · 12 pointsr/Pets

I wouldn't put them outside, especially if they've gone so long without learning how to stay safe out there. If your neighbors are so far away, I'd be worried about what sort of wildlife you have in your area. I doubt the cats are maliciously targeting your things alone, they probably have just decided that "wires over here are fun" and not extended the concept to other wires. Or they like chewing on wires that were near you.

I watched my cat destroy a cell phone cord one day. It was quite thin, he just casually walked up and bit it, the way outdoor cats will approach long blades of grass, and that was it. It was too thin to hold up to even one bite. It wasn't malicious, and I think he was as surprised as I was that it broke so easily. (Although maybe the look of surprise was that I was rushing towards him saying, "No! Bad cat!")

Regardless, it sounds like you need to protect your wires. Bitter sprays have never really worked on my cat, but are worth a shot. I'd personally go with wire covers. (I'd put one on your wife's mouse, too, just in case they re-direct their attention to it when they can't get to yours. I'd also cover any wires that are similarly thin.)

There are a lot of options. This one looks like it might be exactly what you need. There's also a larger size for power cords. Or, if you want to cover every wire, there's a bulk option.

You might also want to provide them with cat grass so they have an appropriate outlet for all their chewing.

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/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/storyr · 11 pointsr/battlestations

Looks great, but I would recommend many of these.

u/subbarker · 10 pointsr/cableporn

EDIT: I didn't know what heat shrink was, will investigate for next project.

It's not heat shrink, it's this stuff.

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/girlinthegoldenboots · 9 pointsr/Pets

Try something like this: Cord Protector - CritterCord - A New Way to Protect Your Pet from Chewing Hazardous Cords

Also, wrapping the cords in tin foil might help. Cats don't like the way it feels on their teeth.

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/wtfburritoo · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I use these, they work well and keep everything looking clean and organized.

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/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.

u/AudioPhoenix · 8 pointsr/sysadmin

Ideal data closet for me would be

  • Solid wooden door with a hefty lock or access control and self closing/self locking mechanism
  • Ladder Rack between server and network racks
  • at least one plywood wall for mounting non-rack mountable equipment and all the random phone and ISP related nonsense.
  • at least 3 electrical circuits that have their own breaker. (one for each redundant power supply to the server/battery backup in between and one for everything non-essential
  • Mini-Split AC system (or two)
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Security camera(s)
  • Not carpeted. I'd take polished cement over carpet, but tile is probably ideal.
  • As many power ports as possible, or those really large power strips are great.
  • A phone in the server room is always nice

    Another cool thing I've used is this cable wrap

    makes things look slick and it's easy to add cables in as needed. I usually just throw a few pieces of velcro around it and call it a day. If you ever have to add a wire you can easily slide it in.
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/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/-unpopular--opinion- · 6 pointsr/electricians

Solid recommendation, but this should hold up much better:

Copapa 21M 68 Ft PE Black Polyethylene Spiral Wire Wrap Tube PC Manage Cable 6mm 1/ 4'' for Computer Cable, Car Cable (Dia 6MM-Length21M, Black)

u/Gen_Buck_Turgidson · 5 pointsr/cableporn

Most people use color coding to signify different purposes and types of connections. We have a large chart that we follow at my office of colors to functions. I can look at a yellow cable in our setup and know 99% of the time... it goes to a patch panel, just like I can look at an orange cable and know it goes between two different racks.

For behind computer maybe use some split Techflex sheathing. You can neaten up a lot of it by just hiding it inside the sheathing and since it is split you can have it drop a cable out as needed along the length of it. I've used it in my home theater install as well as behind and around my desk.

u/Regnant · 5 pointsr/chinchilla

Great idea! I might have to do this myself!

As for protecting the cord, you could try one of these:

Springs work well too since they're metal. I'm sure a trip to your local hardware store can probably help for finding random plastic tubes that could fit over a cord!

u/krez1 · 5 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/AtomicFlx · 5 pointsr/steampunk

Use a fabric wrapped cord. You can simply replace the cord with a new fabric one from someplace like this:

Or, if you are not comfortable rewiring things, you can get fabric cord covers, or some that look kinda fabric like this one, but perhaps in a different color:

You can use a bit of electrical tape to add a nice clean end on the braided sleeving. I'm sure there are fabric versions somewhere that might look a little better.

u/WorldAmbassador · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

Love the lamp! And the TV backlight, never thought of getting something other than white though.

You should get a cable management solution for your cables like so.

u/SimpleHeuristics · 5 pointsr/headphones

It’s actually not a headband cover! It’s just some extra neoprene I had lying around. It’s one of those things you use to wrap a bunch of cables together for cable management. I just cut a section the length of the headband. Something like this:

I don’t remember the exact width (since this was a tight fit) so some of these products might not work.

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/Dangr_Noodl · 5 pointsr/Rabbits

was actually able to find the exact brand. they stay around the cord and are super useful

u/dfever · 5 pointsr/CafeRacers

custom means nothing. smearing shit all over the bike is ‘custom’ but do you want that? ignore custom, and look for craftsmanship and quality. for example the headlight brackets on the front are some cheap chinese crap off ebay. or the cable organizer.or the license plate bracket . that says cheap and corner cutting. if that’s the case, the price should reflect it. although I dont believe such an awesome, iconic bike deserves these subpar parts.

u/mattaccount · 5 pointsr/DeskCableManagement

cable management sleeve from amazon. They make them from mesh, with zippers, and with velcro. Some can be cut to size too.
I got this one, p happy with it.

u/burnt-store-studio · 5 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

This is also how I work. A smidge more detail from my set up -- I have multiple "Cord Control Kits" (fancy name, it's just a plastic tube); cannot find these anymore other than eBay, so also use these sleeves.

I use the sleeves / kits are for my racked gears' power, audio, and MIDI, separately. (Keeping power and audio separately to avoid interference, and MIDI just for appearance.)

For my desk -- computer power cords, video cables, USB, Thunderbolt, &c -- these are routed as much as possible behind the desk and behind my keyboards, occasionally twist-tied or velcro-tied to the desk or keyboard stand legs. When there's a bit of a mess I'm a bit embarrassed to write, then hidden behind a cloth hanging behind the desk (so the cables are between the wall and the cloth).

Just as /u/wrongfulness writes, cables stay in place when I take gear to a gig; this is important to me, although having a double set of cables can get expensive, and then they themselves need to be managed. I have a cable wall (like this material, but not exactly; I can't find exact product image this minute), where I drape all my extra cables, grouped by type and (roughly) by length.

Set up can be a chore, including keeping from inter-weaving cables in the racks. At one point, frustration led to unplugging one end of most cables from the gear, then re-running it more carefully.

I'm afraid I rambled here, sorry, but wish you well with finding your own solution; I feel it is quite useful and satisfying to have solid cable management and ultimately worth the effort.

Edit: to add: my room is in a partial square shape. Desk, with racks to the left and keyboards to the right and behind (with space to get in the middle :) ). This means running MIDI and ADAT from keyboard to racks, for which I have one of these, and do not step on it. They do not work as well as I'd have liked ... I had to tape the bottom slit closed to keep cables from popping out. I dislike this across-the-floor solution, but couldn't see purchasing long enough cables to go around the perimeter. (For taping, because I wanted to not get sticky on the cables, I put painters tape along the slit, with the non-sticky side against the floor runner, sticky side facing up, and then used duct tape to do the main securing to hold the slitted area closed.)

Not sure why I'm writing so much; sorry.

Edit 2: wrong words; ugh.

Bon Courage :)

u/wordgirrl · 4 pointsr/cats

Try these Cord Protector - CritterCord - A New Way to Protect Your Pet from Chewing Hazardous Cords They also come in special sizes for specific kinds of cords.
I’ve been with my husband for 20 years now, and he still doesn’t get cat-proofing. Sorry to bear bad news.
Also you might consider a crate for her when she can’t be supervised, just like we do for dogs. You can find pretty large ones, big enough for you to walk into and hang out, which you can do while training her what a great place it is. Feed her only in there, put her favorite toys and comforts in there, and she’ll learn to like it.

u/ibattletherous · 4 pointsr/Pets

My youngest cat has a thing for HDMI cables - he's eaten at least $100 in HDMI cables. Nothing I sprayed on them worked (tried bitter apple and a cayenne pepper solution). Finally I found this : Critter Cable. It's the only thing that has been able to keep his sharp little teeth out of my wires. It is absolutely worth the expense.

u/switchninja · 4 pointsr/Seattle

You should have n+1 litter boxes for the cats, where n is the number of cats. So ideally you should have 3 litter boxes in your situation.

Do they have elevated places to sit and survey the room(s)? There should ideally be one for each of your cats so territory wars don't ensue.

Also what does 'smelly dumps' mean? Have they always been smelly or is this a new development? If it's a new development, and not a result of a diet change, you should take him to a vet. And yea, like someone else already asked, what kind of cat litter are you using?

Regarding cables, they make stuff like this.

u/Carlhr93 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

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

u/phate_exe · 4 pointsr/3Dprinting

> The Folger Tech 2020 looks solid and does have dual z-motors, but it's a fair bit smaller than the Tevo (as I'm looking at getting the expanded bed), I've seen a few complaints about the hotend, and based on unboxing and assembly videos, it doesn't seem as user friendly to assemble.

So I have a Folgertech 2020 i3, and went through some struggles (mostly self-caused) with it. Overall I still highly recommend this kit because it's an amazing starting point for how much it costs. Even blowing up all the electronics on it, I'm still under $350 into this thing.

Assembly is a bit more difficult than other printers because it's completely made of lengths of aluminum T-slot extrusion. Aside from parts like the X-carriage and some L-brackets, there aren't really any obvious "this can only be assembled one way" parts. This is seriously overwhelming at first, but once it's together it means that the printer is extremely easy to modify since you can attach things anywhere.

The frame is sturdy as hell, as you would expect for being a bunch of aluminum bolted and braced together. You can pick the thing up by the bar that goes across the top, and nothing wobbles. The 8x8x6 build area is pretty standard, but with just a spacer on the Z-motors you can add another inch or so, and you can add lots of Z-height if you just replace 2 sections of aluminum extrusion and grab longer chrome rod and allthread.

Cable management is a bit of a nightmare (it will be with most reprap printers), and I highly recommend picking up some cable sleeving to at least keep all the multi-wire stepper and endstop cables together.

Rundown of my issues with it

  • The set screw in the extruder was not tightened onto the flat of the stepper motor, and instead on the round shaft, allowing it to slip. Trivial fix, but something I didn't think to check since the extruder came assembled in the box.

  • The Power supply had a floating ground, meaning the negative rail was not actually connected to the ground going into the wall. The power supply I replaced it with was the same way. Easy fix, add a jumper wire between AC ground and one of the negative rail terminals

  • Because of the floating ground, there was a difference between the USB ground on my computer and the printer's ground, which caused a spark when I plugged in the USB. This may have actually damaged the internal power supply on my laptop's motherboard. I also killed a ramps board and two Arduino Mega's during troubleshooting.

  • The power supply eventually shit the bed on me, likely due to being damaged by the short to ground through the USB of my computer.

    All electrical issues would have likely been avoided if I had just put the jumper wire between the negative rail and ground from the start

    I've replaced the power supply ($17 off amazon, because I broke the old one). I replaced the Ramps board (since the original one failed somewhere and kills the voltage regulators on arduino's) and one of the stepper drivers that went bad (it came with and extra one). The arduinos are repairable, just need to replace the voltage regulator (bought a 15 pack of them for like $7 on amazon)

    Configuring the firmware really wasn't a big deal. You download the Marlin firmware, load it on the arduino, and follow the instructions to set up Repetier-Host. Setting it up in a Linux environment is a bit more of a pain, since the default Marlin baudrate is non-standard and not supported by PySerial out of the box - I fiddled with it for a while, honestly just change it to anything else and save yourself the headache.

    With any kit, you're going to have similar setup and configuration (aside from the breaking things and letting the smoke out).


    I didn't bother with the out of the box spool mount, and printed this spool mount instead. The rollers use skateboard bearings, and the spool just sits up on top with almost no rolling resistance, and the extruder pulls filament off as it needs it.

    I also added this nozzle cooling duct. It works great.

    The printed endstop mounts will break if you tighten them too much. Print some new ones and spares ahead of time.
u/Aiirzyismynameo · 4 pointsr/battlestations

I really recommend This!

Really can find it anywhere and maybe some cable ties. You can pick them up at any hardware store. If you want to keep it simple!

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/RogerRabbit1234 · 4 pointsr/howardstern

No it's not.. It's a braided wire sleeve for the headphones/mic wires.. It does look like a cane, though.

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/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/EmpireCityRay · 4 pointsr/battlestations

OP this to this would both go a long into resolving your bad cable management issue.

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/ral1239 · 4 pointsr/Vive

I bought 2 of these cable sleeves for the vive cable. Doesn't seem to tangle as much with it, but it still does with games that require you to do quick turns like Holopoint.

u/PoonaniiPirate · 4 pointsr/battlestations

It's something like [this](http://Mediabridge EZ Cable Bundler (6 Feet) - 0.75" Width - Flexible & Expandable Cable Management Sleeve (Part# CM1-20-06B )

There are a few different kinds. In general you won't get one that will be perfect but my plan is to minimize it to one "cable" that I can have on a track on the wall so even though there will be a loose cable somewhat, it will look okay. Especially if you hide it behind the leg.

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/telos0 · 4 pointsr/WindowsMR

I bought a Vive Link Box to use as a signal/power booster in the middle, and it works great. This cured all my dropouts and audio glitches, as well as giving my system a Bluetooth radio.

This setup works great:

  1. Vive Link Box
  2. Vive Link Box Power Supply
  3. 12 ft Power cable extension for Vive Link Box
  4. 10 ft USB 3.0 extension cable
  5. 10 ft Amazon Basics HDMI cable
  6. Wire wrap to keep everything tidy

    Make sure you power cycle the Vive Link Box whenever you plug or unplug anything into it to for it to reinitialize and detect the headset.

    I really wish there was a more elegant solution, but so far this works the best for me.
u/SoaDMTGguy · 4 pointsr/audiophile

This is what I used: 25ft-1/4" Flexo PET Expandable Braided Sleeving -Blackred -Alex Tech braided cable sleeve

u/chriszuma · 3 pointsr/cableporn

You want split loom (or if you're really fancy, the Tech Flex kind).

u/Snazzypantss · 3 pointsr/cats

Hopefully someone else will have some good advice, but it sounds to me like he may have Pica. If it is Pica the best thing is to basically keep dangerous things away from him. I would also suggest dog toys, something like an xs or small Kong might be good (they are pretty high quality rubber). If he wants to chew cords you might try something like this. You might also get him some cat grass to give him something he chew up and eat without hurting himself.

u/TheLawIsi · 3 pointsr/cats

Mine destroyed 2 and then I bought this

u/MCHammer666 · 3 pointsr/apple

Amazon used to carry these but I guess they're sold out now. I have them on all my pricy cables. Can't recommend them enough if you have animals.

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/binary__dragon · 3 pointsr/googlehome

One potential solution is to get something like this -
It expands like a Chinese finger trap so you can fit the micro USB plug through, is cuttable to size, and will both cover the white cord in black, but also protect it in a more durable wrapper.

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/frnzwork · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

Highly recommend this, it is very effective. I did the same thing, though seems my cord was more expensive:

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/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/tannerru · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Nice setup, I tried a green screen out and the damn thing was just to inconsistent. Also cable management is nice, I see you said you don't know how to clean it up any better.


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/SurfAndLaugh · 3 pointsr/Workspaces

Yeah. I’m ordering these.

I hope they can wrangle this birds nest of cables.

u/Kptnklutchpants · 3 pointsr/battlestations

You could always stain the concrete to give it a less messy look. I just bought this to cover up my cables and it looks much nicer than seeing cables!

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/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/NeuroCartographer · 3 pointsr/Rabbits

Haha - too bad. I was hoping she might not be so quick! :) My buns are so adamant that they have the right to grab/chew anything in their territory. One particularly likes finding and throwing pens!

Just in case this is helpful for you sometime, i remembered that we also use these cord covers to keep our kittens from chewing groups of cords. These covers have worked really well for cord-bundle protection from teeth (and pee, ugh). You can cut them to size, but they might be too big still for individual phone cables.

Kootek 236'' (2 X 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/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/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/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/Daamus · 3 pointsr/CableManagement
u/Rx_rated96 · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I’ve yet to dig deep into my cable management bc school— but after looking into a lot of options, something like IKea signum rack and mounting my huge surge protector and KVM switch under desktop are looking like the best options.

As far as minimizing visible cable burden, I wouldn’t recommend those stretchy nylon/Velcro sleeves as they don’t keep the bundles of wrapped cables as tight as I’d like. These look like promising options:

Wire Loom Tubing Cable Sleeve Split Sleeving for Black

Cable Management On-Wall Raceway Kit,

Zip ties for semi-permanent individual cable management, Velcro ties for bundles of cables im likely to move around.

u/Hamsmelly · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

cable clips and cable sleeves made it all possible. The rest is just hiding the excess.

u/nebu1ous0ne · 3 pointsr/ebikes

another type of “wrap”, i like this come in variety of widths and lengths Split Cable Sleeves

u/6roybatty6 · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

Protip: get some split loom to tidy all those cables up before they chafe through and burn something out.

u/Lingontort · 2 pointsr/battlestations

This thing is neat, but kinda spendy.

Pair it with some cut-to-length cord sleeves around the wires leading up into view and you got a real clean look.

u/condor57 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Oh crap didn't realize it went all the way back. Ignore my suggestion about the monitor stand (unless you want to drill a hole in your desk..)

Actuallyyy that would be one way to get the cables out of site. drill a hole behind your monitor.. But if you didn't want to do that you could try a cable sleeve like this maybe? Just run it along the bottom edge?

Also the fact of the desk means my RGB idea wouldn't work either. But you could put them on the back of your monitor and that could be cool. I literally just bought these and am very happy with the qualilty. They worked better than the first ones I got from Wall mart...

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/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/randombuttonpresser · 2 pointsr/homelab

Can I recommend something like a braided cable wrap to put around the power\data cables running out the back behind the lamp? Would clean it up real nice and be the only recommendation I would have.

Looks great! You’ve given me a couple ideas for my living room :)

u/doodls · 2 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

Yes, go back to IKEA! Somewhere near the end, around the lamps and ceiling lights, I found these cheap cable snake sleeves:

I also use these for cables under the desk after separating out of the snake and organizing under the desk:
These too:

And these are great for individual cable control:

I've added to and removed from my setup half a dozen times since I last organized my wires so they're a mess again, so be aware that it's a constant battle.

Edit: these look pretty good too, am going to get some myself if I don't make it to IKEA soon:

u/azzkicker7283 · 2 pointsr/astrophotography

Ok I'm pretty sure it's this one from amazon

u/With_which_I_will_no · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I'm going to re-sand and finish my top here this winter. Think it's been about 2 years now. Driving a mouse without a pad has worn off the finish a little. I work from home so I use my desk everyday. I think it's always going to be an issue since they expand and contract at different rates. Mine is flush in the winter and a little proud in the summer but it's not a huge deal. You look like you used Claro walnut? so yours might work out different than mine.

Cords drive me nutters, you make this nice modern desk and then there is all this cord mess. The only think I might try since yours goes up and down?

something like that? you could wrap all the cords into one big cord and then maybe do a loop? I have found at least one big cord is less annoying than 10 little cords for me.

still great little desk.

u/mkhopper · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use this cable-sleeving all over the house.
Keeps tangled cables neat and out of the way.

u/pay019 · 2 pointsr/xboxone is good for cords (also micro cord for usb cables). Gl with the rest, lol. They smell a lot at first but it dimishes (for you) as they air out.

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/macrogeek · 2 pointsr/PSVR

Cable ties have sharp edges.

Use this:

Techflex PTN0.25BK25 Flexo PET General Purpose 1/4-inch Braided Cable Sleeve, Black - 25 Foot

u/Mikebyrneyadigg · 2 pointsr/Ruckus

Thanks! It's just your run of the mill cable wrap. I think I got it off Amazon, better looking than the electrical tape the stock harness has.

u/smithenheimer · 2 pointsr/oculus

I'm using these....



Then for the sake of asthetics, I wrapped them both in this to keep the wires together when routing.

10 foot for each, which has worked for me, but 15 might give a bit more flexibility depending on the location of your PC. But part of the benefit of the hanging cables is that as long as your cable can reach diagonally to the opposite corner of your space, (front to back, left to right, and top to bottom. Diagonally in 3 dimensions), then it should be able to reach anywhere in your space. The stock Rift cable can reach diagonally across my space, and my extension cables are just getting my cable to its "start" position in the corner.

Keep in mind these cables don't have a ton of strength, so I recommend getting a hefty command strip hook to statically fix your wire near the ceiling to take a lot of the weight, then the hook cables can split the weight from there as it droops towards your head naturally.

This turned into a bit of a novel but I hope my "lessons learned" are helpful haha

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/PhillipMignon · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can Buy Braided sleeving,

Can put several cable in there, they are black and will even help with cable management.

u/mauionabreakaway · 2 pointsr/oculus

Definitely listen to the suggestions here to untangle it, but to keep it untangled (I went through the same problem), I highly recommend putting this on the cable:

It's a bit of a pain, but it took less than half an hour to slip it on, and now the cable just straight up doesn't tangle.

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/j-mar · 2 pointsr/HomeDecorating

I have this on my bedroom TV's wires. It does the job for me. There are obviously other "better" (more permanent) and other "cheaper" options, but this solution is great for me.

u/jlobster · 2 pointsr/daddit

No need to fabricate. Something like what you'd use to manage your computer or A/V cables.

This is a neoprene/velcro one you can cut to length:

u/BitShark91 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Thanks. Any idea what the best option for me would me? I heard something like this could help:

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/olbaze · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

IKEA's Bekant is a popular desk that comes with a cable management net. You can also buy cable channels and cable socks for organizing bundles of cables.

Personally, I just use lots of velcro to bundle cables and zipties to route them via the legs of my table.

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/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/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/joeB3000 · 2 pointsr/starcitizen

It's almost perfect. Two side mounted sticks (matching) - check. Throttle - check. Foot Pedal - check. Steering Wheel - check. Triple screen - check. Racing car chair - check. Misc buttons check. Led lighting check.

Still missing: swivel tray for keyboard/gamepad/mouse + a bit of cable bundling.

See example below of what I mean:

Another $100 to go!

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/jungfraulichkeit · 2 pointsr/aww

This worked for my new kitten! Along with cord covers.

We also clap our hands to distract her whenever she starts chewing, and then we move her and provide her with one of her own toys to chew on instead. She mostly stopped doing it!

u/CherryBettie · 2 pointsr/cats

They make this wire cover which I feel like you can buy cheaper at an audio visual store. There are plenty of options. Even leaving in a bathroom with everything it needs until you have a final plan.
PETCORDS Dog and Cat Cord Protector- Protects Your Pets from Chewing Through Insulated Cables up to 10ft, Unscented, Odorless

u/albereddit · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have four and never had this problem but did a quick search and found this so maybe you can put any cable on it

> We've been training and using bitter sprays, but this cat just doesn't care

This never works and the cat gets custom to it, I rub some surfaces with vinegar when I want them away from there. Also the cats don't sleep with us, so the bedroom is a safe place for the cables.

u/kyhule · 2 pointsr/DeskCableManagement

For your TV or a lot of your cables in general, get some cheap cable wrap like the kind linked below. You'd be surprised how much cleaner a single bundled wire looks. Here's my
Desk. Didn't want to cut a another hole to run the wires and the cords weren't long enough to go through the exciting one for the tv. This was only going to be temporary by it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.

Copapa 21M 68 Ft PE Black Polyethylene Spiral Wire Wrap Tube PC Manage Cable 6mm 1/ 4'' for Computer Cable, Car Cable (Dia 6MM-Length21M, Black)

u/Sigurd_Vorson · 2 pointsr/AnetA8

Spiral cable wrap. You can find it all over the place. Home Depot, MicroCenter, and Amazon for example. Out of curiosity I looked it up on Amazon and it's not too expensive. I opted for 1/4in(6mm) personally. You can measure your bundle to see what all you need. I'd offer, but I have a lot of aftermarket stuff so my diameter will be off from stock.

u/Tron08 · 2 pointsr/MPSelectMiniOwners

If you want to pretty up the wiring a little bit you can use this wire-wrap:

It has the benefit of being able to spiral around your wires in-place instead of needing to slip over a severed wire. If it's not the exact same stuff that's on the extruder wires it's pretty dang close.

u/crazyherb · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I like stuff like this, but you could go with anything really.

u/Dysthymike · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

I got all that from a comment that I can't find from a thread months back. The commenter also suggested Wire Wrap which I also use and has worked well. It did take forever to get it on, though, and there was a lot leftover.

Also, other people here have mentioned having to turn off the Vive Link to get it working, I just unplug the Power Supply Adapter from the Vive Link every time I'm done with it and that seems to work. I also disconnect the HDMI/USB/Power Supply Adapter from the computer, the Odyssey+ and the power supply as well when I'm done, instead of leaving anything plugged in.

u/DanielHeth · 2 pointsr/homelab
u/C0nflux · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I recognize this product! That's neoprene cable management sleeving.

u/Ironmike11B · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here you go. Try something like this.

u/zupzupper · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

Genuinely curious here, is there a benefit using paracord over something like the wire sheathing commonly found in case modded pcs?

u/tdub415 · 2 pointsr/MPSelectMiniOwners

You can reroute the bed wiring without having to do any soldering (I did mine a few weeks ago solderless). You just have to remove the wires from the plug head to get them to fit while pushing them up through the hole in the build plate assembly (

This video does a good job showing what's needed. I ordered the following cable braiding to use on mine: and you'll have plenty left over.

Just make sure you mark on the plastic plug which slot the black wire goes in, and which the red goes in, so you don't get them backwards when putting them back into the plug

u/AVeryMadFish · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
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/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/wdjm · 1 pointr/DIY


Cable wrap

Those are just examples. There are other colors, styles &/or prices out there.

u/ITRabbitHole · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Use some split wire loom like this.

u/randired · 1 pointr/cats

you need THIS

We have them on everything after our kittens chewed through 2 mac cords

u/Thashiznit2003 · 1 pointr/apple

This worked for me, after going through 4 mag safe adapters in 6 months.

u/Nocturnal_Tom · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Heavy gauge cord wrap might be the way to go.

Found this on Amazon

u/LakotaSilver · 1 pointr/cats

Well - I've heard people speak well of products like this:

I've never used any myself, though - I adopted a 7-month-old kitten last December and I used a form of fear-aversion training to teach her to stay off my computer desk and away from my shit-tangle of wires. I also used this method to train her to stay out of the kitchen and off the kitchen table, but it involves catching the cat "in the act" of doing the unwanted behavior, so you'd have to see if your new little buddy would chew on the wires in the first place before using the method.

u/DragonBrigade · 1 pointr/razer

I sent my ticket. Turns out I haven't passed my warranty on the mouse so I should be fine. And I also just researched and found out that this exists, and I NEED IT GIVE ME 50 FEET OF IT (and also geek squad protection....)

u/fluttersnipe · 1 pointr/oculus

I stumbled upon them while googling for local stores with stock.

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/MexCelsior · 1 pointr/CableManagement

Spiral wraps work amazing, I have used them myself, but I also have used cable sleeves, which I slightly prefer, which you can find 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/IAmBellerophon · 1 pointr/Multicopter

To make it completely not noticeable while also making things even tidier, you could even move the joint to the middle of the wires, and then wrap the full length of all three motor wires in a braided cable sleeve (like this stuff).

Add a small ring of heatshrink on either end of the braided sleeve to hold it in place, and voila! Your joints are hidden under the braided cover, and you've also streamlined all three wires into one tidy bundle.

u/156970129 · 1 pointr/Vive

I got some mesh sleeve from Amazon (something like ) and actually I really recommend it for the original 3-in-one cable. I electrical taped the edges instead of sugru and it's worked great. Biggest bonus is that it seems to get tangled and wound up less, stores much easier, protects the cable. I haven't noticed any stiffness problem.

u/RaydnJames · 1 pointr/cableporn

Marine environments are tough, especially salt water. I did A/V automation for over a decade and always wanted to do a boat. I wanted to do a plane and an r/V also, but none of the opportunities presented themselves.

I always use velcro, but I don't really know how it handles the vibrations from a couple of engines and slapping against waves. Instead of using so many zip ties, you could use some cable snakeskin ( ) and then just ziptie every foot or 18" it might give you a cleaner look while still giving you the permanence of zipties

u/Deadlock_Wolf · 1 pointr/buildapc

Heres a good budget headphone option.

Here's a mic, any mic will do as long as it's detachable.

And here's and audio and microphone splitter. Make sure the splitter you end up getting has a dedicated audio and dedicated microphone input.

This is the braided cable and heatshrink. The cable to manage the separate cables, also you can personalized the color, and it looks cool honestly. There's also some heatshrink it just seals the end of cable sleeves.

And finally here's a video on what you'll be doing with the above cable and heatshrink.

One last remark, the price of all this starts at around $30 dollars or so. The rest of the price is up to you on what headphones you end up choosing.

Visit r/Headphones for recommendations and an idea of what makes good headphones...good.

u/kerriface · 1 pointr/Pets

i would start playing with him more often and maybe getting him a cat scratcher or cat tree that he can chew on freely. otherwise, i would invest in something to cover your wires, like this.

u/RedPsiWolf · 1 pointr/buildapc

What about routing the other cables along the power strip to the outlet and using a sleeve to cover all the cables? Maybe something like this:

u/rjohnson5481 · 1 pointr/battlestations

i prefer this:

It's tough to get rid of all cables but you can get a ton of cables through those.
Word of advice when using them though... when you get them to size they will fray, to prevent that use a lighter to melt the edges, melt about a quarter of an inch off.

u/JesusSquid · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Can't see why not. I've used heat shrink on all sorts of electrical wires. Might make them noticeably stiffer and harder to maneuver though depending on the quality/thickness of the heat shrink.

Could try this too

Or this

u/jasondcannon · 1 pointr/Vive

Yeah works great, though the cable is REALLY thick. My only complaint is the power extension cable says it is 10', but it is actually about 2 inches shorter than the HDMI and USB cable which makes it slightly a pain to plug in. Other than that, no issues. Here is everything I ordered:

HDMI cable:

Power cable:

USB cable:


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/PandaReich · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Heat shrink, why only pick one size?

If you're planning on using a lot of heat shrink it might be a good investment to get a heatgun, although a lighter works just fine.

[Cable sleeves] ( on amazon, there are multiple different sizes you can pick from, a quick search will net you tons of results.

A Helping Hand can be nice, but isn't needed.

You'll need to get a wire stripper or an x-acto knife and a careful hand. A hot glue gun is necessary IMO, it will protect and insulate your solder points as well as hold cables down IF you don't have zip ties. Also get zip ties. I made use of a wood file I had so I could smooth out some of the sharp carbon fiber edges on my frame, just don't breath in the fiber dust. I keep my quad in a backpack, my tool and extra parts are all in a box under my desk. Organization is not my strong suit.

u/__REV__ · 1 pointr/headphones

Small update: I was considering using some of this to sleeve the two cables together.

I'm not 100% sure if that will fix my issues or not but its cheap and i'm tempted

u/fikske_en_rikske · 1 pointr/ebikes

I use pas 99% of the time. Based on my use, a thumb throttle to give some extra boost on a steep climb works perfect, when riding the throttle full time twist is probably better.

I did not have a gear sensor, but installed one after breaking my chain 3 times in a week. (I shift a lot)

For battery you can't go wrong with a shark pack with good Samsung/Panasonic cells.

I use the "52v Mini 3amp Advanced Charger with 3 Position Toggle" from Luna. It works fine, a bit noisy though.

On an old bike buy the brake levers with cutoff sensor built in.

If your shift cables are running in grooves under the bottom bracket instead of cable housing you will need to buy a new shift cable + housing.

What you (probably) need as well:

  • Crank puller (Just buy it, a bbs02 kit is not install and forget it.)
  • BB removal tool (depends on the type, you can have your bike shop do this.)
  • Depending on the type of pedals you need a special narrow key to remove them.
  • Lots of zip ties
  • A bunch of washers with 6mm hole to put between the motor and lock bracket
  • Green Loctite (put on the bbs02 lock ring and crank bolts)
  • Some rubber padding (old bike inner tube works) to put between frame and motor
  • Dielectric grease (to make electric connections waterproof)
  • Assorted Metric Hex keys (5mm, 6mm, 8mm)
  • Small Philips head screwdriver.
  • Optional cable sleeves

u/ggcadc · 1 pointr/headphones

I just got the ad500x, the cable is long, not the best but not NEARLY as bad as the complaints make it out to be. Im using mine with a modmic so I have TWO cables to deal with and I plan on sleeving them together. The modmic has a cable the same length which is good because they need to reach the back panel of my computer and I have a larger desk and like a little freedom to move around.

my thought is this, the point of headphones is sound, if the one drawback you see is a cable, youve made an excellent compromise. You can fix it with this: if you really want to.

edit-fyi these replaced my steelseries siberia 800 (so wireless to terrible cable lol) and are much cleaner and the soundstage exists(I thought the atmos was working but its clearly limited in closed headphones). Overwatch and bf1 have much more directionality, I pushed a little more low end through them and they sound relatively neutral(flat).

u/Naulty85 · 1 pointr/xboxone

this is what i went with for my headphones. they are absolutely amazing. then i popped a modmic onto them and used this for the wiring. best "gaming headset" ive ever had.

There is cheaper and more expensive options. but i really liked the aluminum frame, and open stage. its a sound like ive never had before. doesn't feel like my games audio are being injected into my ear, but more like im there.

u/Altair05 · 1 pointr/battlestations

> Are the cable management tubes any good?

Yeah, definitely! But I recommend something like this over one of these spiral ones. They don't cost much more and are easier to handle. Plus, they would allow the cables to move easily so you won't have that snagging problem(cable ties) with the charger and headphones.

u/kiwiandapple · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Alright, I finally got the list together.

After all the feedback, this is what I decided to go for.
I'll provide a list of useful videos to help you understand why I suggest certain parts, as well as guides to help you get this system up and running.

I've edited in some extra items from Amazon. I did not include those into the total price, since I am not sure if you need or want everything.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | £297.89 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler | £55.17 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | MSI B450M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £105.99 @ Amazon UK (not via PPP)
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £75.59 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive | £56.49 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | £712.74 @ CCL Computers
Case | Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case | £108.97 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £84.98 @ Amazon UK
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | £83.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan | be quiet! 85 CFM 140 mm Fan | £19.45 @ Amazon UK
Monitor | Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor | £369.00 @ Amazon UK
| | |
Screwdriver | Stanley magnetic 6set | £11.60 @ Amazon UK
Pliers | Draper Redline 67923 | £3.51 @ Amazon UK
Cable Ties | H&S Cable Ties Reusable 50pcs | £3.99 @ Amazon UK
Cable Ties | 100 Pack of Black Cable Ties | £2.49 @ Amazon UK
Cable Sleeve | AGPTEK Neoprene Adjustable | £6.99 @ Amazon UK
USB Stick | SanDisk Ultra 32GB | £5.39 @ Amazon UK
Mousemat | Sidorenko Large Gaming Mouse Mat | £10.95 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £2079.26
| Generated by Kiwiandapple |

u/makoblade · 1 pointr/buildapc

I like cable sleeves for consolidating and hiding the long wires. If you're up for a little DIY you could add a tray to the back of your desk and run wires along that.

Cable management outside of the box is way more awful to deal with than managing the inside.

u/AzureSkyEyes · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Cable Management
And adding RGB stripes under your table goes without saying.

u/AXISMGT · 1 pointr/macsetups

Looks good!

Try these ties. They should help:
VELCRO Brand One Wrap Thin Ties, Black, 8 x 1/2-Inch, 100 Count (91140)

Sleeves like this as well:
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/DoomRyGuy · 1 pointr/DeskCableManagement

If you want the 'I dont want to see any hanging wires look', you might get good results if you mount the power strip beneath your desk. Since it seems rather large it may be heavy. You can either screw it into your desk or you could try heavy duty Velcro Strips. There are also under desk trays and baskets you can use to just hold everything.

If you dont mind some wires showing, you can try sleeves for the cables and use a cable box for the power strip.

u/LowKeyStunna97 · 1 pointr/simracing

Unplug everything and get a a couple of these... 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/dogeatdawg · 1 pointr/buildapc

Daisy chaining power strips/surge protectors/UPS isn't recommended. Especially if you're using a surge protector.

That article also mentions that if you need more outlets off a UPS, you can use a power distribution unit (kind of an advanced type of power strip). Though, those are more common in server rack type of environments, and they're not cheap.

You're better off getting something like this to bundle your cables together.

u/Chef_MIKErowave · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

not OP but it looks like he took these and wrapped them around his desk leg and routed the cables through there and uses an extender thing to plug more stuff into and make it cleaner.

u/Remriel · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/RefinedStyle · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I am sure there are better options but something like this could work.

u/iAMDeadStretch · 1 pointr/crtgaming

Thank me later


This was just the first link I found. I personally use a similar 8' version.

u/TeraBaap365 · 1 pointr/CableManagement

This looks the best looking from the reviews, but most of it comes down to how you want to use it and how much you need it. I haven't bought so yeah lol.

u/podboi · 1 pointr/buildapc

Cable raceways to stick behind or under your desk for cables.

Cable sleeve for those cables coming out behind your PC and behind your monitor.

Monitor mounts actually help a lot too, it's not really obvious at first but a secondary utility of monitor mounts is you can snake the cables to the mount to make it look cleaner instead of it hanging about.

u/ChuckyGlasco · 1 pointr/battlestations

Consider this Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 - 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece - Black pretty cheap and will make a huge difference

u/shitlurd · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I just got these for my desk: . I dig 'em.

I use them for a different purpose -- in your case the cables are still visible, presumably so you can trace them and all that. In my case I just wanted to hide them and I'm willing to unzip/rezip if I need to trace 'em (which is rare because most of my cables are vastly different).

u/mbgolden66 · 1 pointr/DIY

I used the following to help with all of my USB devices.

AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Extension Cable - A-Male to A-Female - 6 Feet (2 Pack)

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs included 5V/2.5A power adapter (HB-UMP3)

The rest of the wires were of adequate length, since I hung the pc behind my desk. I did cover the lose wires with these sleeves to help keep them more organized.

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/LadyVisa314 · 1 pointr/battlestations

I recently organized all my cables, ordered some stuff off Amazon & I highly recommended this, this, & this!

u/i_am_not_sam · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use this sleeve type thing and 2 of these under table trays to hold strips and to route the cables. Didn't take too long for me and everything looks super clean.

u/NoSatellite · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You might try running them into a cable management sleeve (something like this).

Not perfect, I know, but it would allow you to collect them all.

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/Donnerschlag · 1 pointr/battlestations

This is what I bought:

Was $15

u/ProtonMurphy · 1 pointr/Vive

Had the same issue (though on level 30 >.<). Here's now I fixed it:

I purchased 10' extensions for the HDMI/USB/Audio cables and then (this is key) wrapped them in these.

A costly upgrade but I haven't had a single wire issue since. You still get wrapped up if you're not careful but it's easy enough between rounds to see which way you need to turn during the next round to undo it.

Here's my stream from last night when I got rank #3, you can see my wire setup and technique for monitoring it (skip around).

u/Zatchillac · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used this, these, a little of this, and these. Turned out good and didn't cost too much

u/Grooveattack · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
I'm looking into these to help with my cables. Looks good.

u/RomanPort · 1 pointr/battlestations

I use this thing. You can cut holes for wires to go through. Works like magic!

u/aberkov · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

When I had a housemate whose cats loved my cables, I had great luck with these:

Cats lost all interest in cables tucked inside the sleeves - AND cabling looked much neater.

u/drifter_dave · 1 pointr/battlestations

They are these. They work well, but when you cut them the velcro tends to start coming off.

u/zarco92 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I got some of these and some blu-tack, the result is cleaner than I expected although it's kind of a pain if you need to swap something.

u/0x5A414D414C45 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/meowcatninja · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

I use these cable covers and I have not had any problems with my kitten chewing or attacking wires.

This books as a ton of info about how to deal with aggression and a ton of other cat problems as well. I found it to be very helpful and informative.

u/madsam_ · 1 pointr/battlestations

Belkin BE112230-08 12-Outlet...

Kootek 118" Cable Management...

Some random usb3.0 hub and usb extender

Got some loops from amazon screwed them into the desk then used zip ties to hold the kootek sleeve to it

u/liinkk · 1 pointr/cats

Gaming is huge for me and while I love the new Logitech mouse I got, the wireless version is $150. No thanks! :( I'll order these and try them out! What's the difference between the link you provided and this? looks like it's just missing the cable ties but it actually has reviews.

u/JoeMadBro · 1 pointr/battlestations

It's a neoprene Velcro sleeve, and then I used adhesive Velcro on the desk itself. It's all black so it blends in with the desk very well.

Here's the exact sleeve I got

And here's the Velcro I got

I cut them to fit what I needed

u/alpharelic · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

Okay here's my idea of layout:

I would DEFINITELY move your TV away from the window because it is blocking so much of that lovely light! Look at the shadows it's making on the wall... it'd be a shame to leave it there. But get what you're saying about glare from the window. Any chance that you could mount the TV on the wall? The TV stand could still go underneath it, but you can get cable tidies to hide the cables. Get a nice picture frame or vintage vase/pot or something to sit on the glass TV stand (with the TV mounted above) will draw people's attention away from cables etc anyway.

There was another post on this subreddit today by somebody who had made a cool desk out of IKEA products: Notice how they've used 2x of the little shelving units and a piece of wood. If you don't want to buy the individual drawer units then IKEA do super cheap legs that you can just screw into a piece of wood. You could get the wood cut easily at any DIY place, or Home Depot or whatever. The beauty of this is that you can get it to fit your space perfectly and maximise the room available.

I agree your furniture isn't the most exciting but that's fine - we've all had free furniture! An easy cheap way to improve them is to cover it with a nice throw. Something like this would be simple and much more attractive:


Good luck! Your space is going to be great

u/_The_Riddler_ · 1 pointr/techsupport

Hi there. I did some research and there are these cables for dogs and cats that will stop them from chewing it|

You may have to do your own research for its reliability. (No point in wasting money)
There is also a cheaper version on eBay.

Edit: Review on Produce says that they had a cat chewing through cables coming out of the tv and such and that the produce stopped this and works as advertised

u/Funhammy · 1 pointr/hairybuns

Well they have cord protectors you can buy:

amazon link

There are other varieties.

u/dbznzzzz · 1 pointr/ToolBand

Recommend this which comes in different sizes. Otherwise at least something like this or this. Though I am already jealous my dude mad props 🤘🙃

u/DesperatePleasure · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

Something like this might help?

u/remotelove · 1 pointr/ender3

I think these are them.

25ft - 1/4 inch Flexo PET Expandable Braided Sleeving – BlackRed – Alex Tech Braided Cable Sleeve

u/bushmaster2000 · 1 pointr/oculus

for grips, Mamut


There are no lens replacements. Unless you wear glasses there's really no need for lens covers. And if you do wear glasses, get glasses inserts from or similar places that make Rx lens inserts.


Protect your tether cable with a woven cable sleeve like this. If that tether gets broken it's going to cost you upwards of $150 off ebay to get a replacement.


If you're planning on playing a lot of PvP shooters get a rifle stock


If youre going to play standing up for long durations, get some foam floor tile pieces to pad your play area. Also handy to build a buffer of off-mat 'imminent crash boundary' .

u/ION-8 · 1 pointr/Ubiquiti

You can also use something like this to encase the wires Techflex Amazon link

u/Lethality0 · 1 pointr/buildapc

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

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/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/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.

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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/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/bizkic · 1 pointr/battlestations

VELCRO Brand - Industrial Strength | Indoor & Outdoor Use | Heavy Duty, Superior Holding Power on Smooth Surfaces | Size 15ft x 2in | Tape, Black - Pack of 1

Alex Tech 10ft - 1/2 inch Cord Protector Wire Loom Tubing Cable Sleeve Split Sleeving for USB Charger Cable Power Cord Audio Video Cable – Protect Cat Dog Pets from Chewing Cords - Black

Oldhill Fastening Tapes Hook and Loop Reusable Straps Wires Cords Cable Ties - 1/2" Width, 15' x 3 Rolls (Black)

Hope this helps. I had all this stuff in my work truck, so I just found the closest things i could to what i used.

u/umos199 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

electric tape is cheap, you can get a lot of it, and any sticky residue is minimal. I also think it is made in a way to be bitter so rodents don't chew on wires. should work for cats too. otherwise, you can get some of this from amazon. or some combination of the two. I would personally avoid using zip ties as it can be hard to get them tight without potentially damaging wires.

u/kpqvz2 · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

>I think Build 3 would meet my needs

Seems like a good build other than the PSU of dubious quality and the case that doesn't have good quality, airflow or conveniences to build in.

>Will this build come with everything I need to assemble (minus screwdriver)?


>I also need wifi with my computer. Is that easy to pick out?

That can either come integrated in the motherboard or be bought separately in a PCIE card or USB dongle.

>Is the main issue that they likely use crappy power supply and motherboard that might fail after a few years?

Yes, and also that their quality and performance can be beaten or matched with the same price or lower if building.

>I assume I have access to a Microcenter but I'm not really sure what they are.

The locations are listed over here. If you're near one, that'd be nice because they have some good deals on hardware.

>My cat likes to chew through small cords so anything wireless is better.

Unrelated, but something like this might help

>I have no plans to upgrade piece by piece in the future.

Are you sure? That's a big selling point of building, might save you quite a bit in the future

>I'm assuming I would need to be able to get it on a flash drive though to be able to install on the new computer?

Yes. A DVD will work too since you want an optical drive.

>I'm assuming it's easy to find a decent guide to follow for assembly and that I don't need a static electricity bracelet.

Yes, there are many videos on youtube on how to do it and they're pretty much the same, because there's not much to it. You don't need the bracelet, but just as caution, during the process, don't pet your cat or build on a carpet, that could build up static electricity.


Here's a build that matches the performance of the first $879 prebuilt and also includes a decent IPS monitor:

PCPartPicker Part List

|CPU|AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor|$117.68 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard|ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard|$83.61 @ OutletPC|
|Memory|Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory|$54.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage|Mushkin Source 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive|$33.89 @ OutletPC|
|Storage|Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive|$34.95 @ Amazon|
|Video Card|MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card|$159.99 @ Newegg|
|Case|Cougar MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case|$44.98 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply|EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply|$44.89 @ OutletPC|
|Optical Drive|Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer|$18.88 @ OutletPC|
|Monitor|AOC I2279VWHE 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor|$79.99 @ Best Buy|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|||
|Total (before mail-in rebates)|$703.85||
|Mail-in rebates|-$30.00||
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-02 16:03 EDT-0400|||

Here's the kind of performance you can expect in many games.

But that was going with as cheap as possible as per your preference, we can increase performance and generally add a lot until up to $1000:

- Swap the RX 580 for a GTX 1660. Now the performance nearly matches the $999 prebuilt.

- Change the SSD to a much faster 512GB NVMe SSD. (Perfromance gains are not noticeable over a regular SATA SSD like the one in this build and in these prebuilts, just a neat technology that's not much more expensive, maybe an extra $15 or so). You mentioned large HDD and SSD, but said you wouldn't go past 500GB, but well, in any case a 2TB HDD of the same model (Seagate Barracuda) can be bought for not much more.

- Pick a bigger monitor


Let me know if you have any additional questions and will decide to go with building.

u/Onesphere1 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Looks like just generic cable sleeves. Here's one on Amazon

u/super_sleuth22 · 0 pointsr/StartledCats

Better put a critter cord on that charger. It will save you so many chargers.