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Control PC cable chaos with these combs

You could use some form of cable tying method, be it velcro or some heavy duty ties, but those options merely bunch the cables together without offering any form of structure. Today, we'll look at cable combs, which should do just that.

Cable combs separate individual cables from the rest of the bunch, which is handy when you have a total of 24 for the main motherboard ATX connector and multiple other power delivery channels hanging to and from the main printed circuit board (PCB). Here's a photo of our setup before installing the combs. Bear in mind that this is with minimal cable management on the front-end, and the inside is rather well kept:

Cable Combs

And here's the result after spending 10 minutes to install the combs:

Cable Combs

Considering this set us back less than $15, it's a solid improvement and one that will easily fit within most budgets. Be sure to check around eBay (opens in new tab) and other online stores for good deals on this type of PC modding.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

2 Comments
  • Thank you for this tip, never though about it....
  • Can you show another pic or 2 that is more zoomed out? I'd like to see the visual result, and why it is supposedly better, and how the cables feed back in to the other side of the MOBO tray....