Cable Rounding Guide
Written by: enginjon
Written on: April 06, 2001
With the amount of
heat that today's processors are putting out, power users especially are looking
for any way to reduce their case temps and CPU temps.
The first reaction is usually to buy a new heatsink, or a big cooling
we go out and buy case fans and install them all over our cases sucking in cool
air, and exhausting the warm air.
What are often passed over are the obstructions inside our cases that
One of the biggest culprits of this are IDE cables.
Those wide gray cables that are strewn all over the place and clutter the
insides of our cases are not only ugly looking and hard to move, but also
restrict airflow and increase case temps by trapping in the warm air.
A great way to alleviate this problem is to use rounded IDE cables.
You can purchase
rounded cables from many retailers, but the cost is usually twice that of a
standard ATA 66/100 cable.
They come wrapped in a nice plastic shielding that makes them smaller,
and easier to move around.
Why pay twice the money though when you can buy a standard cable and
round it yourself?
The answer is…. DON'T!!
In the following guide, I will show you not one, but two different ways
to round your own IDE cables so you can clear up space in your case, make your
cables easier to bend and twist, and of course to improve the flow of air
through your case.
What you need:
this quick and easy procedure, all you need is:
Razor blade / Utility Knife / Exact-o knife
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