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    Case and cooling questions...

    Building a new system, first for a few years and it's fairly powerful so I want to do a decent job of cable management instead of just bunging all the components in there like usual. Does Scan or anyone sell cable management accessories, like clips or something I can use to keep all the wires in some kind of neat order?

    Also: fans. What's the best configuration? The case is a Coolermaster 830 Evo. I'm going to fit two fans to that bracket on the door, assuming it doesn't interfere with any of the components, should those be blowing in or out?

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    Just use cable ties / zip ties / spiral wrap you can also get self adhesive cable tie bases to attach to the case - or whatever. Available from Maplin, and lots of other places. There is no magic 'cable management' product - there are too many variable for a 'standard' solution.

    Minimum fans: you want a 120 sucking in at the front and a 120 blowing out the back.
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    A modular PSU would be the biggest step to improving cable management.

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    B&Q 1.50 for a hundred cable ties

    Stickies as well at most hardware stores.

    Fans front loaders blow in. If you can get higher speed fans for the rear. This creates more negative pressure in which to draw hot air out.
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    Velcro cable ties are far more handy, and they dont rattle

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    • badger's system
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    Those look perfect, cheers clunk.

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