Lets have a look at the inside of the case that is about to be
transformed. What a mess, wires going everywhere all disorganized and
blocking airflow. Time to break out the split loom and zip ties.
Use the 1/4" split loom to cover the power cables, cut to
length and put a zip tie on each end. Repeat until all power wires are
covered. Told you this was a simple guide. I had a rounded IDE cable
lying around and used it to replace the single flat ATA133 cable that was in the
case. The picture below shows the finished product, it looks a lot better
So you can't afford rounded IDE cables, well read on and learn
how to round your own. For this you will need the scissors, 1/2"
split loom, zip ties and an IDE cable.
Here is a quick drawing I made to show how the
fold will look.
Start off by folding the IDE cable in half as shown below.
Then take the edges and fold them over so that a cross section
of the cable would look like a W.
Next take the 1/2" split loom and work the cable inside
of it, cut the split loom to length. Add a zip tie to the ends and cut
And there you have it, homemade rounded IDE cables. Now
go get a job so you can buy some real ones.
- Guide written by ARTbyTROY