We’ll look at 27 different examples of good-to-high-end cable management in this article. So, if you’re searching for some wiring ideas for your forthcoming project, these examples should help you get started.

Cable management is one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of constructing a new PC setup. If you’re unfamiliar with cable management (in the context of creating a PC or battlestation), it’s the process of organizing and routing the wires in your computer or behind your desk so that they look neat and tidy and don’t block the airflow in your computer’s chassis.

I’m not a cable zealot by any stretch of the imagination. In most circumstances, I believe that a little effort to keep wires away from your motherboard and case fans is sufficient as long as your main goal is to design a PC that will allow you to play your favorites games.

However, I am a huge fan of well-organized cable management. There aren’t many things in life that appeal to me more than a well organized PC with quality cabling.

And, if you want something that is more than simply a gaming PC—something that is truly stunning and impressive—you must ensure that your wiring is up to par.

I’ve gathered a few examples of exceptionally good wiring to assist you get an idea of what good cable management looks like and to inspire your new forthcoming setup.

I gathered these samples from users all around the internet (mostly Reddit) and linked to their original posts. If you have an excellent cable management example, please send it to [email protected] and I would consider include it in this post.

This construction doesn’t have any over-the-top liquid cooling. There aren’t too many RGB lights. It doesn’t have any wacky colour schemes to make it stand out. It’s just a simple white and black design with excellent cable management. The bespoke cables, on the other hand, add a lovely touch.

If you have good cable management, an extreme custom liquid cooling setup can take the focus off your cables entirely. No matter how cool your liquid cooling loop is, if your cable management is bad, your system will not look amazing. This build’s cabling is well-done, allowing the liquid cooling system to take center stage.

Here’s a close-up shot of some custom braided cables. Custom cables, if you have the extra cash, will make your project (and cable management) stand out.

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I’m more of a tuck-all-excess-cables-under-the-motherboard-tray type of person. It’s the same idea as putting all your filthy clothing under your bed to make your room appear clean. To some extent, it works. However, if you want proper cable management, you should pay attention to the portions of your build that aren’t visible, as Reddit user u/tcollier91 did in this arrangement.

Somehow, this genius managed to make his pipe appear to be part of his cable system, and his cable setup to appear to be part of his piping. This kind of cable management comes about once every millennium… Boys and gals, eat your hearts out.

We frequently compliment system builders on excellent cable management when all they’ve done is hide their cable mess behind their desk. There are a few of us, though, who take cable management a little more seriously. We salute you, oh cable manager in the unseen realm of “behind-the-desk,” we salute you.

There are two types of cable management: excellent cable management and next-level cable management. It’s not that this builder used any kind of magic with their cabling; instead, it’s the way they matched their wires to their fans and power supply that elevates this build to new heights.

I had no idea how much I liked the colour combination of green, black, white, and grey until I saw this…

Keeping your cables tidy underneath your motherboard is similar to keeping your workstation clean. It’s a next-level effort that only the purest of cable managers can pull off.

There’s nothing special about this place. It’s just some good ol’ cable management. It completes the task.

When you have a good-looking construction already and your cabling abilities improve it, you’ve accomplished something that few people will ever do.

It’s not the end of the world if you have a large case and your wires aren’t up to par. If you’re designing a tiny form-factor gaming PC, however, you’ll find yourself in a jam if you don’t prioritise good wire management. This, on the other hand, is an excellent example of cable management in a compact casing.

This is an excellent example of cable management, but it also demonstrates how much a decent casing can simplify the process of making your cable look attractive.

The red panel that extends along the side of the case’s side panel and covers the power supply makes it very easy to hide all of the cords from the power supply.

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Another case where the cables add to rather than detract from the aesthetic appeal of a well-designed structure.

Is it possible that I caught you sleeping?

Clearly, this is not an example of neat cable management. However, this is how the vast majority of individuals are built. And, for those who are more concerned about game performance, it is unlikely to be a significant issue. You won’t be able to open it and WOW anyone with it.

This build is a wonderful example of how to mix your cables into your build to the point where they are practically undetectable. Of course, the photo was taken in the dark, but the black wires and casing truly bring the lights and white highlights to life.

This is a good example of having nearly no cables visible. It gives the impression of a very clean build. It also has a sleeker appearance thanks to the PSU shroud.

Although this isn’t the first time I’ve shown cable sleeves in this post, I thought I’d show a close-up of some excellent sleeving. In the end, cable management is all about efficiently directing your cords to keep them as tidy and out of the way as possible. Sleeves, on the other hand, allow you to dress up your wires.

Obviously, this custom customised build is more than simply clever wire management. This is the level modding for God Mode. On a custom configuration, however, you can’t go God Mode unless your cable management is likewise at God Mode level. The cabling is only one of many amazing features in this insane system.

This is another another example of excellent cabling abilities. Obviously, it isn’t colour coordinated, and there isn’t any fancy sleeving, but this is how’standard’ excellent cable management appears. Nice, tidy, and effective.

Another example of how a power supply shroud may conceal a large number of tangled cables and produce a neat, tidy appearance. Although using a PSU shroud does not constitute ‘excellent’ cable routing (after all, there may be a mess under there! ), it does assist hide your connections and improve the appearance of your system.

Just because you don’t have a high-end system doesn’t mean you shouldn’t manage your cables. This is an example of a low-cost gaming computer with excellent cable management. There are no sleeves, no slick colour scheme, no PSU shroud, etc., therefore there’s nothing fancy here. It’s just decent cabling in a cost-effective solution.

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This isn’t a finished job, but it’s a nice illustration of the kinds of things you may use to optimise the cabling behind and under your desk. Using a cable tray and putting your power strips beneath your desk will assist hide the tangle of cords that can detract from the overall appearance of battlestations and gaming setups.

A simple red and black-themed construction with some well-placed cabling.

The black and blue colour scheme is fantastic. It’s well-considered. This construction also has a nice sleek feel to it because to the fantastic cable management.

Another excellent example of cable management underneath the motherboard. To use this much accuracy with the cables behind your motherboard, you really have to be committed to the purpose. In the end, this is just another illustration of advanced cabling abilities.

A black and white colour scheme, a PSU shroud, sleeved cabling, liquid cooling… This is a terrific example of how solid cabling abilities, combined with a lovely colour scheme and the clean appearance of a closed-loop CPU cooler, can really make a build stand out.

Aside from the overall quality of the build, one thing it excels at is the use of cable combs. Cable combs are a useful tool for organising a bunch of cables so that they can be condensed and appear neater and more ordered. Because wiring a 4-way GPU layout can be untidy and difficult to get in place, these bespoke cable combs make the job a lot easier and more aesthetically pleasing.

How well do you manage your cables?

These are some of the best cable management examples available. If you just want to create a computer that will allow you to play your games at the maximum settings and don’t care about how your PC looks on the inside, you don’t have to go to the extremes that some of these systems do.

However, you should make an effort with your cabling to ensure that your case has adequate ventilation.

And, maybe, these examples have given you some inspiration if you’re seeking to put together a very nice-looking setup. In a future post, I’ll go over a few strategies you may use in your new setup to make wire management a little easier.

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Evangeline Christina is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cyberspecial.net. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter in a reputed news agency.


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