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omgwtf

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well that's how it's supposed to be...or either you're one of 100 billions customers how got they're mobo made by a drunk monkey...
 

Lithotech

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here's my new setup:
My desk is still a bit messy :p





I was a bit lazy when it came to wire management, didn't make it look pretty, just made sure the wires were out of the way, besides i dont have a side window.
system specs:
E2140/AC freezer 7 pro
MSI Neo-f P35
2x1GB crucial ballistix ddr800 D9
250GB WD Sata2 16mb cache/pioneer Sata burner
Asus 6600 256mb(waiting for my HD3870 from Extreme-pc :angry2: )
Cooler master 690
OCZ Stealthxstream 600watt
Steam icons on DeskTop - CHECK
Speakers AND Headphones - CHECK
Guitar always near by - CHECK

Ready to Rock, I'd say! :punk:

Bottom mounted PSUs always pose interesting challenges in cable management. Function before form, yours looks fine to me. :clap: It's actually handy when you have 1 or 2 8800GTXs that take 2 x PCIe cables each -- far shorter reach to the vid cards from the bottom, leaves a big bulk of cable out of the equation.

Besides, every time you go in there you tend to tidy a thing or two up, and eventually gets to near perfect. :rofl:

I'd be interested in your comments on the case, how your temps are or how they improved with x or x change in fan speeds / configuration. I've been eyeballing it for a while now, good price and I would like to use it in a build or two soon.

The Cosmos is also interesting. If it would drop in price or go on a super special, I'd love it's silent characteristics for a system I'd move to the TV room. The only problem is, that for a few bucks more I could get a Stacker 830, which I've wanted to replace my P180 for a while now. Might hold out for a Silverstone TJ09 though... damn, too many nice cases, too many systems that need a case, and not enough money to buy them all! :bananafunky:
 

Lithotech

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Well..that looks better than my wire management..for weeks I say that I will buy some sleeving kits... :haha: eh I think I will stay for 2 years with what I have..maybe when I'm going to buy another one I will do a better wire management from the start.
That mobo looks so small.. nice
If you are thinking of buying pre-cut bundled kits, don't!

I buy the stuff in bulk, or as little as 10FT lengths for $5 ea. And it's the good stuff, aircraft quality, good to 450C or something rediculous like that. Made by some other big cable sleeving/conduit company, and distributed by Circuit Test. Easier to flex and work with compared to the carp that Sunbeam or Logisys sell. Comes in neon yellow, red, blue or green, and plain black. You only need 1/4 inch diameter to do any cable in the conputer (except for the main ATX line of course), and 10FT is about enough to do two systems including a few fan tails. Shrink tube comes in 4FT lengths for about $3. I buy a special braided sleeving for the ATX lines, it is split so easily goes on without having to take the plug off -- the tradeoff being no heatshrink on the end, I just use a ziptie. The split sleeving comes in black only, is a heavier guage but very flexible and easy to work with, I get 1/2" diameter as well as 1/4" diameter of these: 1/2" for the ATX lines, and the 1/4" covers anything that the regular stuff won't cover, like a PCIe plug that won't come off, or a SATA line (I usually leave the SATA bare as I can hide it so well you never see it anyway). The split sleeving is ~$12 for 10FT of 1/2" and ~$10 for 10FT of 1/4".

The supplier is in Vancouver, but I think they will ship.
RP Electronics
RP Electronics - Test Instruments , Power Supplies , Inverters , Electronic Project Kits and more! (search for "[FONT=Helvetica, Helv, Arial]Braided Wrap Sleeving" on their site)[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica, Helv, Arial][email protected][/FONT]rpelectronics.com
2060 Rosser Avenue
Burnaby, BC
V5C 5Y1
604-738-6722

$30 bucks worth of these materials will do 6 computers.

PM me if they won't ship, and I'll put a package together for you.


Here's a pic or two of it in use.

Starting with my HSPC TechStation where I sleeved 4 thermistor lines for planting around whatever mobo is on it, I bundle them up along one post to keep them tidy and safe when not in use. Followed by a fan or two, a shot of a bunch of the mats, and finally sleeved Sparkle 400.


















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omgwtf

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Roger that.. :thumb: Would a [FONT=Helvetica, Helv, Arial] 1/2"W x 7ft be ok for just a pc?..
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Theblackmages

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Comments about this case, hmmm It's the best case i've ever had. The noise is a bit more audible since there are way more holes in it. For now I don't have time for testing the fan settings and stuff with temps. I don't even have time to overclock my E2140... well In a week I will have time :p . I'll make a thread or something about it. for now as you can see my top tricool is blowing air in. I know the heat tends to rise up but the fan is just next to the cooler. so I'll try it taking air out and see if it helps. I'll also try to put it at the bottom of the case.And maybe try it in front. well I'll see what will be optimal.

my cons about it
-Psu mounted on bottom = the P4 connector cable is a bit too short
-had to cut a section of the back so i could pass my ATX connector
these are no major cons.
-no side window available for now

goods
-great cooling
-Foam for the PSU to eliminate vibration
-looks
-fans are pretty silent./lots of good ports like Esata,firewire up top
 

BrainEater

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Here's an update on my main rig : (first pics on page 8)




Front closed ;





open ;





It's lit with 3 channel RGB lighting .

Full color caselights :








:biggrin:
 

BrainEater

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Thx !!

You are in fact correct.They are 'hardlines'.Fully grounded copper tubing.

The lines I've done so far : atx 12v 4 wire , external power for 8800GTX , IDE1 and cd , 2x USB lines.

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It's still a work in progress.......I'm not thrilled with my Striker right now , she's holding together tho , so imma go with it.

The current specs are ;

Intel e6600
Asus Striker Extreme
1 Gb kingston cheeepo pc2 6400
BFG 8800 GTX
WD raptor X is c:
WD raptor 36 is d:/pagefile
4x WD caviar 500's
WD 360 ide drive
Matrix Orbital GX typhoon lcd
secondary monitor offa rage pci card


:biggrin:
 
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