Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

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Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by johnwest12 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:30 am

Which type of tie is best to use inside the PC to gather all wires inside the PC?

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by Vicotnik » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:29 am

Both work but we all know that zip ties is the right way to do it.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by quest_for_silence » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:25 am

Vicotnik wrote:but we all know that zip ties is the right way to do it.

Exactly.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by SebRad » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:18 am

How often do you plan to mess with the insides of your PC?
If it's rarely or never then yes zip ties.
If you're often going to be tinkering inside you might prefer twist ties or Velcro straps so you can undo them easily without having to cut and replace zip ties all the time.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:50 pm

SebRad wrote:If you're often going to be tinkering inside you might prefer twist ties or Velcro straps so you can undo them easily without having to cut and replace zip ties all the time.Seb
Velcro straps have the added benefit of not having a conductive wire inside them like twist ties do.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:17 am

I prefer Velcro straps, because they are reusable, and look better than twist ties. They do cost the most of all three, though.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by Abula » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:01 am

Ties will enter in tighter spaces and depending on your needs there are from very small to very big, they are very cheap, personally i prefer this. I do use velcro straps sometimes, depending on the space i have, but i do prefer ties.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by johnwest12 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:56 pm

Thanks for your valuable replies guys.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by SilverBullet » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:23 pm

Zip, 100% poly

Twist tie does (previously mentioned) have evil metal core.

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Re: Zip Ties Or Twist ties?

Post by Silent but deadly » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:52 am

I use heavy duty zip ties but I insert the end in up side down so that they don't ratchet/lock into place. Being heavy duty means that the tension is enough to keep them tight but when I need to reroute a cable, all I have to do is loosen the zip tie, do what needs doing and tighten it up again.

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