Since Michael posted his review of Cable Organizer, I figure now would be a good time to show you some of my cable folding skills when it comes to building computer systems.
I discovered the art of cable folding while meeting with Calgary based, Voodoo PC (now owned by HP). Before that meeting, I used rounded cables like everybody else. Voodoo PC was reluctant to show me how they fold their cables to create their look. They refused to open the case so I can poke inside. That would stop the average person but not the root of all evil. 😈
Folding computer cables serves two purposes. The first is to achieve a super clean look. The second is to maximize the airflow going though the computer case. Nothing messes up airflow more than a bunch of dangling cables. Rounded cable helps this problem but they still tangle inside the case and still block airflow. A properly fold cable will snake along the sides of the case so air flow is not disrupted and will look cleaner than anything you can do with rounded cables. The following is three systems I’ve built using proper cable folding techniques.
The LAN Boy
The Black Beauty
The Black Beauty II