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  1. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1211

    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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  2. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1212

    sygnus21 said:
    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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  3. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1213

    Thanks mate, I appreciate that :)
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  4. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1214

    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....

    Show Us Your Rig [6]-drews-system-front.jpg

    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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  5. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1215

    sygnus21 said:
    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....

    Show Us Your Rig [6]-drews-system-front.jpg

    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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  6. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1216

    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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  7. Posts : 524
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1217

    sygnus21 said:
    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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  8. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1218

    If you are too scared to spray them then maybe White rings might look better than the blue?
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  9. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1219

    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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  10. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1220

    Lava King said:
    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

    paulpicks21 said:
    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.

    essenbe said:
    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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