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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [6]

07 Jan 2014   #1211
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah you can, when I worked at NAPA we called it split wire loom. It comes in sizes from about .25" ID and up.


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08 Jan 2014   #1212
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
So as discussed earlier, I needed a power supply for my backup system and one of the suggestions was to look at the EVGA Supernova 1000 G2. Though I initially balked because I didn’t want to spend that much on a backup system, and wasn’t looking to replace my Antec Signature SG-850 in my main rig.

After reading Johnny Guru’s review on the EVGA though I decided to get it and move the Antec to the backup system. In fact, it was Johnny’s review of the Antec that helped me get it. Anyway…

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EVGA recommends the fan be facing down when installed at the bottom of the case but I didn't want to do that as the fan intakes air and I don't have a screen on the bottom of my case. Anyway there's enough air flow in the case that it shouldn't be a problem facing up. It's not as though this thing will be pushed to the point of maxing out the fan anyway.

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Here’s some physical comparisons between to two power supplies…..

Both are solidly built, use high quality Japanese capacitors and parts, and are heavy. The Antec is 80 plus Bronze, whereas the EVGA is 80 Plus Gold.


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I have to say though I kind of prefer the fan being on the back of the power supply as opposed to top or bottom.

Also the Antec's fan is a lot quieter than the EVGA. In fact the Antec is so quiet I’ve had to check at times to see if it was still running. The EVGA isn’t loud per se, but you’ll hear it if you're near it.

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And as you can see, the EVGA is longer than the Antec, though they both have about the same weight.

Love the totally modular design. Makes for really neat cable management. What I don’t like, are the exclusively red PCIe VGA cables (shown in system image). Had to use my NZXT cables to hide those.

I can't say I needed a 1000 watt power supply, in fact I don't; but for the price ($140 with credits & rebate through Amazon), and the quality of this thing... what the heck.

I'll install the Antec in the backup later this week.

Peace
Super tidy build sygnus21, That cable job is excellent mate, nice work
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08 Jan 2014   #1213
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks mate, I appreciate that
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08 Jan 2014   #1214
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hate to keep bringing up my rig, but does anybody know where I can get green rings or do I have to spray paint myself. Would like to match the green accents of the MB....

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Kind of scared to paint myself as I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and scared I'll mess them up instead

Thanks


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08 Jan 2014   #1215
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hate to keep bringing up my rig, but does anybody know where I can get green rings or do I have to spray paint myself. Would like to match the green accents of the MB....

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Kind of scared to paint myself as I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and scared I'll mess them up instead

Thanks
I had quite a good look online and all it brings up is White,Blue and Red. I don't think they make them in green.
One of my searches for Green bought up a picture of someone spraying them green himself.
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08 Jan 2014   #1216
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I was afraid of that as I saw the same thing you saw with regards to painting them. Was hoping I could purchase them as I'm afraid I'll mess them up during the spray paint procedure.

Oh well, I guess I'll have to suck it up and get some spray paint

Thanks.
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08 Jan 2014   #1217
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Yeah I was afraid of that as I saw the same thing you saw with regards to painting them. Was hoping I could purchase them as I'm afraid I'll mess them up during the spray paint procedure.

Oh well, I guess I'll have to suck it up and get some spray paint

Thanks.


Do you have the white rings as well? I'd try painting those as any color behind the paint may cause the paint to look a bit off.

Are the rings plastic? If so, there's a very slight chance that they'll take a dye like RIT fabric dye. Used to do that when I raced radio-controlled cars. Only works on certain types of plastic, though.
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08 Jan 2014   #1218
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

If you are too scared to spray them then maybe White rings might look better than the blue?
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08 Jan 2014   #1219
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Drew, try the painting out on the color you know you're not going to use. If you mess it up, no big deal. You should be OK if you just do several light coats. But, that's a fantastic job with the wiring. Great work.
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08 Jan 2014   #1220
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King View Post
Do you have the white rings as well? I'd try painting those as any color behind the paint may cause the paint to look a bit off.

Are the rings plastic? If so, there's a very slight chance that they'll take a dye like RIT fabric dye. Used to do that when I raced radio-controlled cars. Only works on certain types of plastic, though.
Yes I have the white ones. The fans came with red, white, and blue. And yes, they're plastic

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
If you are too scared to spray them then maybe White rings might look better than the blue?
I tried the white ones and they really looked out of place at that time. Looking at my system now, I might have to give the whites another go, though green would be killer.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Drew, try the painting out on the color you know you're not going to use. If you mess it up, no big deal. You should be OK if you just do several light coats. But, that's a fantastic job with the wiring. Great work.
Yeah, for a myriad of reasons, the white ones seem to be it as I don't have to worry about bleed through.

And thanks for the wiring management compliment
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