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PC BattleStations | The Best Products for Cable Management

November 1, 2017 0 comments

If there is anything I hate the most it’s computer cable management.  It’s just awful even for me I’m constantly changing the way my computers setup and the layout of the room.  So i’m always adding and removing cables.  The first thing you must have is patients don’t rush your cable management or your just going to end up re-doing it again in a few weeks.

The first thing I did when I started my build was purchase my desk.  I purchased it from Ikea and wanted something to hide the cables behind it.  I needed something long because my desk consists of (2) desk’s added together.  Anyways here is everything I used for my cable management and hopefully it will help others with their computer builds.

As I come across future products and other tips for my BattleStation cable management I will be sure to update the post.  (Last updated 11/1/2017)

 

J Channel Cable Raceway – Black – 48″

This was a 2 pack it worked perfect because I have 2 of the same desks put together.  This came with 3M tape that was very strong it was a little longer then I needed so i took out my dremel cutter and easily cut the excess away.  If you had to or wanted to you could easily drill in the bottom of this to make sections for shorter runs.

Price:  $28.00  Order on [Amazon]


Mount-It! Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount

When I was using dual monitors this was a must.  Recently I updated to a 34 ultra wide screen because I really didn’t need a dual monitor setup anymore.  I constantly see people running dual monitors on the stand if you want to maximize desk space and have a clean sleek build.  This will support (2) monitors up to 27″ each.

Price:  $36.99 Order on [Amazon]


 

Kootek 118 Inch Cable Management

Another must have product for managing your cables.

Price:  $10.99 Order on [Amazon]


 

Cable Clips,YOCOU 12 pcs 3-Channel

These guys saved my life a number of times.

Price:  $8.79 Order on [Amazon]


 

Reusable Cable Ties, Trilancer

I use these all the times rather than zip ties.

Price:  $8.99 Order on [Amazon]


 

Cable Management Sleeve

Another great product instead of always using zipties to minimize my exposed cables.  I came across this cable management sleeve.  It’s still sometimes  a pain because I’m always adding and removing new gadgets so I have to keep unzipping to remove/add something.  Still beats cutting zip-ties and the look is excellent!

Price:  $14.99 Order on [Amazon]


IKEA – SIGNUM Cable management

This product also helped me out, it hung down a little more then i liked it to but overall it did the trick.  I was able to mount (2) power strips on the inside then wrap all the excess cables under my desk that I did not want to be seen.  I even mounted an external hard drive, and USB 3.0 hub all inside this.

Price:  $25.99 Order on [Amazon]

Windows Batch File to Remove Sample files

May 12, 2017 0 comments

Another Windows batch file I wrote up that will delete all folders and files with (SAMPLE) in the file or folder name.

Please note you can download the full .bat file below.

'On Error Resume Next
 

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 
 

ShowSubFolders objFSO.GetFolder("E:")
 
 

Sub ShowSubFolders(Folder)

    

    For Each file In Folder.Files

        Set objCurFile = objFSO.GetFile(file)

        If Instr(ucase(objCurFile.Name), UCase("sample")) Then objCurFile.Delete
        On Error Resume Next



    

    For Each Subfolder in Folder.SubFolders

        ShowSubFolders Subfolder

    Next

End Sub

Remove Samples Batch Files (212 downloads)

Windows Batch File to Remove Junk Files (.png, .txt, .srt, .nfo)

May 12, 2017 0 comments

Since I download a ton of different files I’m always left with a hard drive cluttered with a mess of junk files.

So I wrote up a Windows bat file that will scan a directory on my computer and remove the following junk files:

  • txt
  • jpg
  • nfo
  • png
  • gif
  • bmp
  • srt

You can easily add your own file extensions to remove.  This will also check inside of folders as well.

Here is the complete batch file code, please note you can also download this below.

OPTION EXPLICIT
DIM strExtensionsToDelete,strFolder
DIM objFSO, MaxAge, IncludeSubFolders

' ************************************************************
' Setup
' ************************************************************

' Folder to delete files
strFolder = "I:###Downloads"
' Delete files from sub-folders?
includeSubfolders = true
' A comma separated list of file extensions
' Files with extensions provided in the list below will be deleted
strExtensionsToDelete = "txt,jpg,nfo,png,gif,bmp,srt"
' Max File Age (in Days).  Files older than this will be deleted.
maxAge = 0

' ************************************************************

set objFSO = createobject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

DeleteFiles strFolder,strExtensionsToDelete, maxAge, includeSubFolders



sub DeleteFiles(byval strDirectory,byval strExtensionsToDelete,byval maxAge,includeSubFolders)
    DIM objFolder, objSubFolder, objFile
    DIM strExt

    set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(strDirectory)
    for each objFile in objFolder.Files
        for each strExt in SPLIT(UCASE(strExtensionsToDelete),",")
            if RIGHT(UCASE(objFile.Path),LEN(strExt)+1) = "." & strExt then
                IF objFile.DateLastModified < (Now - MaxAge) THEN
                    
                    objFile.Delete
                    exit for
                END IF
            end if
        next
    next    
    if includeSubFolders = true then ' Recursive delete
        for each objSubFolder in objFolder.SubFolders
            DeleteFiles objSubFolder.Path,strExtensionsToDelete,maxAge, includeSubFolders
        next
    end if
end sub

Remove Junk Files Batch (73 downloads)