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ahmadkA Feb 15, 2007, 10:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 15, 2007, 10:20am EST

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Hi guys....well I never really bothered with these, but then thought that maybe I should ask anyway..:P

have a look at these:

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/6871/1001515tk8.jpg

I got these with my OCZ PowerStream 520W PSU....I was gonna use them when I got my PC installed about 1.5 months ago, but then stopped...

I didnt use them because if you look carefully, these straps have a rough, carpet-type surface...so I think they can probably cause some static charge, making them dangerous inside the casing.....

am I correct in this assumption ? or are these straps.....safe ? :P


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Dublin_Gunner Feb 15, 2007, 11:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
Thats called 'velcro' m8! I'm sure they'll be fine. You would have to rub them against each other for weeks on end to create enough static charge to damage anything.

I'm pretty sure they wouldnt have shipped them if they were dangerous.

They're just handy for tying up your cables.

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FordGT90Concept Feb 15, 2007, 11:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
Yeah, strongly recommend the plastic cable ties instead though. They're cheap and easy to use:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812999111

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G. G. Feb 15, 2007, 11:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 15, 2007, 11:25am EST

 
>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
The straps that you are referring to and have not used are called " velcro straps ".... these little handy gadgets are used to assist in tidding up of cables that are just lying around loosely in a case and more so when it can be viewable through a polycarbonate see through side panel.

these straps.... on one side is a carpet like material called "loop"..... and the other side is a plastic material called "hook"..... put them together and you got "hook and loop". why is this important.... well... when these two surfaces come together... they stick to each other and then you can pull them apart with ease.

How is this strap thing good? well.... after you organize the cables inside your case.... you can use these straps to bundle the cables together so as they will help in organizing the vast array of loose cables, help in NOT blocking air flow through your case, prevent accidental pulling of a cable because it was in the way, and Most Of All..... help the visual effect in "neatness" and especially when you have a see through side panel.

The straps that are provided by you psu is not enough... usually you would need to get more of this type or other various type of organizing materials. There are vast assortments of materials that you can use to tiddy up the cables with in a case.... i.e. zip ties, sandwich baggie ties (would not recommend unless you want to be label something not so pleasing.. lol ), cable wraps, cable trows, etc......ones own imagination is the limit. OH... and sometimes you can hide cables without the use of any of the materials or at least using smaller amount of organizing materials.

Take a look at this site for some fantastic modding jobs - http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/

surely you will get ideas for yourself.

check this out for some tidying guide - http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2005/07/12/cable_tidying_guide/1.html

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ahmadkA Feb 15, 2007, 03:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
OK thanx...i guess they are safe anyways :P...

on a related note, I also needed some help on how to use these:

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/7343/1001518ue0.jpg

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3609/1001519np2.jpg

I know the procedure seems to be pretty much straight forward, but since I will be doing it for the first time, I thought maybe I should look for a tutorial for this kinda job...

so you know any such tutorials ??

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ahmadkA Feb 16, 2007, 04:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
does cable sleeving void the warranty ? if so, of which component ?

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Dublin_Gunner Feb 16, 2007, 06:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
I doubt it would void the warranty, as you are not really changing anything, or taking anything apart.

However, you might want to check the warranty for your specific PSU, as I'm sure warranty conditions change from manufacturer to manufacturer

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 16, 2007, 07:11am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: question regarding *these* straps (look inside)...
ive got velcro tape myself, that i use for cable management.

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