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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

07 Jul 2011   #1531
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank's for the advice, mate. They do look awesome in black, probably will buy some cables in that colour.

And damn, that murderbox site has some amazing stuff on there. B-)


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07 Jul 2011   #1532
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NeroDevil View Post
Yeah, the PSU is non-modular and has lots of extras I don't need (yet) which makes cable management quite difficult, let alone the fact that I haven't really ever done any cable management myself before. :$
The good news about cable management is that a lot can be done without spending any money. It's really just a matter of taking time and trying to hide or bundle the cables together the best that you can. Sometimes you cannot get it perfect without buying an extension cable...but even when you have a couple of wires out of place, as long as the rest is tidy, it doesn't seem so bad.

And we have all worked with non-modular power supplies, so we know how it is. I went with my first modular supply on my home desktop about 2 years ago, but have done numerous wiring jobs for friends since who haven't spent the extra for the modular. For my own personal happiness, a modular power supply is now a requirement for any build I pay for.
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07 Jul 2011   #1533
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I know what you mean. I've tried yesterday experimenting with cable ties that came with the case, but they only marginally made things neater ^^; I'll just need to find some time and patience and I should (hopefully) make the cabling kick-ass.

And yeah, I tried looking for a modular power supply at first, but in the end - that HCG was the best bang-for-buck, considering it's powerfull +12v rail for a better GPU, etc. I gladly chose performance over asthetics (modular/non-modular) although now that I've everything ordered and settled, I gotta do what I can with the non-modular cabling. ^^;

Anyway, hope the systems case and looks are up to scratch.
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07 Jul 2011   #1534
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

A good quality PSU trumps cable neatness any day but if you can pop for the modular it's worth every extra dollar!
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07 Jul 2011   #1535
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, I'll certainly keep that in mind when the next upgrade is due.
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07 Jul 2011   #1536
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, if you run a case without side windows and don't have a heat/airflow problem...neat cables don't really amount to much.

Even though I don't use cases with side windows....and I don't have a heat problem...I love my boxes to be clean and tidy inside.

Agree that higher quality power supplies are vitally important.
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07 Jul 2011   #1537
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Old and new Rig side-by-side for the only time in their lives.

Old:
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ Socket A
1GB DDR RAM
128MB GeForce 6200 AGP x8
300W PSU
500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue and 150GB Western Digital Hard Drives, PATA

New:
AMD Athlon II x2 260 (3.20Ghz) AM3 Socket
4GB DDR3 RAM
1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
450W PSU
1TB Hitachi SATA 3Gbp/s

For those of you thinking my pictures are the worst due to the blur in the pictures, I don't have a professional-status camera, nor do I have the most steadiest hold neither.


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07 Jul 2011   #1538
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Looks good,

what mobo is that in the new one?
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07 Jul 2011   #1539
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The motherboard name of the new one is in my system specs, got the new rig about 2-3 weeks ago and I'm lovin' it.

Motherboard link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-669-_-Product

Seems that it is deactivated on Newegg.
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07 Jul 2011   #1540
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

PwnFrnzy,
Nice upgrade in performance. Isn't building the system up a rush when you first start it and it lights up without any smoke....! Great job and now just work on propping your hand on something to stead your shots.....lol
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