Cable Management

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacDaddyPanda, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. MacDaddyPanda macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, So This is my Macmini setup. I really would love some help and suggestions on best to manage this mess of cables. If you guys need more info on my setup ask away. I'll list everything plugged in to help give a picture of what I've got going on.

    So the Panamax Power Conditioner has the following:
    - Dac
    - Amp
    - Subwoofer
    - USB Hub
    -LED lights for that shelf
    - USB Fan

    UPS connections:
    -Mac Mini
    - 2 External HDD's
    - Router
    - Comcast Router/Modem
    - 2 monitors
    - Philips Hue Hub
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  2. Stephen.R macrumors 6502a

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    Cable ties (maybe called ziplock ties where you live?) (works best for “permanent” cables), or short lengths of double-sized Velcro strips, and/or some form of adhesive-backed cable clip - I’ve used some 3M ones for a telephone+cat5+power set up a wall.

    Alternatively there’s plastic cable conduit with slots in the side every centimetre or so, you could run that along the wall or back of the shelf.
     
  3. MacDaddyPanda thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah here they're called Cable ties or "Zip ties". I do have a ton of zip ties. I am thinking of how to hide or at least organize the cable paths along the desk in the best way. Like some kind of desk mounted bracket or track to hide them in?
     
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    MacDaddyPanda thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks for the ideas. NoBoMac does home depot or staples or one of those types of stores carry these https://www.amazon.com/Darller-Adju...zer+adhesive&qid=1552627476&s=gateway&sr=8-10 ?

    I'd like to start this cable management project over the weekend and not wait for delivery from Amazon.

    I welcome more ideas from everyone.

    Like better placement of the UPS to channel all of the different runs from each device. That's difficult to determine and make it clean as possible. And are there any interference issues when bundling different cable types together like that?
     
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  9. Miat macrumors 6502a

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    is everything working?
    if yes goto​
    are you tripping on cables?
    if no stop​
     

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