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    Round Cables??

    Ok/ so I was checking out some new round cooler off overclockers site, and I see these IDE cables that look like they belong in my puter.. I give up/ How are you guys doin this... Gawd I feel like I'm in the Dark Ages/lol tape?? tubing?? Whats the deal????

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    slice and dice! just break the cable into 5 sections 8 pins wide and tape them all together stacked.

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    OK... have you done it with 80 pin cables also??

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    Yes, you are a bit in the dark ages.

    The entire round cable fad came and went a couple of months ago. I think that in some circumstances, it will yield some positive results; but mostly I think when performed correctly it certainly makes the inside of your case neater and more attractive (if you're into that kind of thing).

    Personally, I took the time to separate each individual cable, and finished by wrapping with colored electrical tape.

    I suspect that a better way would be to use either shrink wrap tubing or plastic wire conduit.

    On a different note... I've heard that this should never be done with 80 pin cables. Supposedly the cross-talk tolerances of these cables would be far exceeded by performing this procedure on these cables; and would almost certainly result in data error. I can't say from experience-- I haven't tried it. The concept seems valid, though. Supposedly the extra cables are ground cables, and exist almost solely to prevent signal cross-talk.

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    Thanx Baloneyflaps... ya I remember people talking bout round cables.. Guess I had my head too far up my azz tryin to figure peltiers and whatnot....lol... Anyhow thanx for the tip on the 80 pin cables.. I think I'll leave well nuff alone.. Thanx guys

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    Hey... hope I helped, but I'm not the say all and end all of the the cable conundrum!

    What I mean to say is... lots of "good advice"... I think is crap!

    I'm just being a parrot for what sounds like reasonable advice concerning 80-pin cables. Please be a little cautious, and search a bit more... that never hurts!

    I was able to cut and tape my 40-pin cables wit no problems... that's all I can say for sure!


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    I bought round cables a while back from www.montac.com and had it shipped to the Philippines. They were a bit stiffer than I thought they would be so I ended up removing the heat-shrink and binding them with tie-wrap.

    My main purpose of getting them was so that the inside of the computer would be much neater so I could get my big hands into those tight spots. I also ordered a whole bunch of raw materials from this guy and I now make my own EIDE and floppy cables. He, by special request built me a custom made SCSI 50-Pin wire that I am very happy with.

    Talk to him... he's a really nice guy that is very helpful with all of this. His name is Clay Autery.

    Good Luck!
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    www.montac.com/cablestore/index.html
    This will give you Clay's cable store.

    Pretty neat huh, check out those power wires. You might have to look close to see them, but I think it is supposed to be that way.

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    Thanx for the Link guys I do at present tie my cables outta the way, but 80 pin cables are strange.. When I tried tying my 80 pin to a 40 pin... mayhem... 80 pin won't work anymore/ lol go figure... I'll Talk to Clay, see what solution He may have for me...I too demand a neat appearance/ room for the large hands... besides I know, that good airflow is a must, and IDE cables strewn about sure don't help that any..

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    Those cables sure look sweet.

    I keep mine nice and neat by folding them in half. I also cut off any extra ends that aren't needed. No air flow problems and it looks nice.

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    I just want that case where did you get it and how much did it cost?
    whatever

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    sweeeeeeeeeeeeet case setup you have there

    those power connectors are all running of one line yes?

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    I'm sorry that I miss led you guys, I didn't mean to. That is not a pick of MY case. It is a pic that I pulled of the www.montac.com/Pages/p3_ac_photos.htm
    site. I just wanted to show you a pic of "round cables". I agree that it is a nice setup, and the case it great too. I would buy one of these but I can't because I got to save for a cruise.

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    My case is neater than that! You just wait until I get my new digicam... If I take a picture now you'll all just be pissed that the image is crappy!
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    Wait a minute... what kind of motherboard is that?
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