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Lithotech

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Man that PSU of yours has some seriously long cables.. I guess it is probably a PCP&C 750w Quad Crossfire version, look at those cables from the front to the back, under the hdd cage, and still managed to come out..

But that looks real good.. Oh and that Antec is quite tall, I didn't know it was that big.. But the HAF is nice and tall and sexy lol.. :)
Thanks!

It's actually a SLI version with an orange/red enclosure. The cables will be a bit of a problem once I try to stash them in the rear. I left them like that because I still need access to a couple of the leftovers, and they didn't argue when I put them there.

They are long enough I suppose. I would prefer another 6" on the main ATX line and EPS 8 pin / 12V 4 pin. The EPS line is just an inch too short to make it all the way to the mobo connection from behind the case. There is an extention that comes with the case, and I had to use that or route it on top of the mobo like in the first pics. I appreciate CM giving the extention, they knew there would be a problem with just about any PSU. They could have also included an ATX extention like in the Comos cases -- although I probably wouldn't use it, I am sure others will need one. I don't like having to add extra connection points on important connections like those two.

I also thought the HAF would be much larger than the P180, as it turns out it is just a little taller, a lot wider and a little longer. There is way more extra space inside though, because it doesn't waste space with seprerated chambers and drive bays. It is a LOT easier to work in.

Even when on my desk, I have more room because the mouse pad will fit underneath the case, there is a good sized gap to let air in the bottom intakes.

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Lithotech

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You have a Certificate of Apprenticeship? I taught those were only given in England?
Heheheh, maybe they originated in England!

Forgive me for drifting off topic here. I think it is important that others know more about this.

You can get apprenticeships here in Canada for a huge number of trades. Lots of trade workers never get Journeyman status, and often don't need it. A carpenter with 20 years experience hardly needs a piece of paper to prove himself to a potential employer for example. Nevertheless, that piece of paper is like a degree when shown to the right people. It opens doors.

For many businesses, they will hand out apprenticeships to younger workers for a couple reasons. First, they will get proper training out of it, some theory just cannot be passed on from Journeyman to Apprentice and needs to be taught in a classroom by a teacher who knows how to relate it properly and not miss any important things. Second, they get a cut in pay and become a cheaper employee for the duration of the apprenticeship. Some may start at 50% journeyman wage, and move up 10% every six months till they reach 100% and the end of their apprenticeship. The money is a huge motivator for most employers, but good training and knowledge, as well as safety, equate to money as well -- less waste, errors, rework, and injuries.

I have completed three apprenticeships in the printing trade:

1) Journeyman Lithographic (Web) Press Feeder (2 years)
2) Journeyman Lithographic (Web) Pressman (4 years)
3) Journeyman Prepress Technician / Film Assembler (Electronic & Bench) (4 Years)

I moved out of the pressroom and into the prepress room way back when computers started being used for layout and design, prepress imposition and output to film or plates. As a pressman, computers were a hobby of mine as I always had an interest in them and electronics. I was the only man out of a 30+ crew that knew what DOS was heheh.

The shop I worked for closed it's doors, and I went headfirst into freelance graphic design. Self taught. I eventually got a number of prepress courses under my belt through the local's school, and while working as a feeder at another shop I applied for a Prepress apprenticeship they were offering, and got it. They taught me the old way of doing things, since I already knew the computer part. I enjoied working with film on a light table. It wasn't till my next employer that I started working on computers full time.

I now work part time at the school I went to learn this stuff, teaching new apprentices computer theory and prepress orientation. I really like this job, pays well too, but only 4-8 hours a week.

I've since left the industry, and work from home in computer repairs, sales and consulting service. My old hobby is now my career. I am as fluent on a MAC as I am on a PC, and have power-user status in apps like Adobe's Creative Suite and Quark Express.

And yes, I am older than you think. I was 20+ years in the printing industry before striking off on my own again.

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3.0charlie

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Thanks for the info, it clarifies the meaning of the Certificate. I knew some of the intricacies of the Certificate through my old Mentor, a British - hence my comment.

John
 

Jonwall

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Heres my rig so far, still need a new mobo cpu and cpu cooler to finish it off. Its actually brighter than the first pic shows, my camera is just horrible and 5 years old. And ya thats a crt as my second monitor til i can afford another lcd :(


 

Empty_Quarter

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Just switched cases from my TJ-07 to a Lian Li PC-A7010:

Comparison Pic:



Meet Mr and Mrs. Raptor X,
Mr. and Mrs. Raid Edition the Third
and the Lone Mr. Black (soon to find a mate though)



Completed pic:




This magic behind cable management (Pain in the a$$)



Glamour Shots:



 

enaberif

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yah those A7x cases are BEAUTIFUL but cable management hehe.. can be tricky.

I have the A70 and love it.
 

1Tanker

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Very nice Empty_Quarter..the Lian-Li setup looks very sexy.:biggrin: Nice system.
 

Lithotech

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Wow that case is sweet. I think it is the only thing I would consider to re-place my HAF right now... I ran out of hard drive bays in it lol (only has 5 vs the LiLi's 7). Added an iCage earlier for an extra front mounted red LED fan, so it came in pretty handy to hold the extra HD.

The LiLi can hold even more drives up top rear? How are the backplanes working out for you? It's got a removable mobo tray too, right?

Awesome.

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