Show Us Your Rig [6]


  1. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1631

    Nice one Ralph, looks good mate.

    I know this might sound stupid, but do you really need the front USB3? I have not even bothered connecting mine as it makes things look untidy in my case and if I need USB3 then I have a couple of ports on the back panel anyway which I assume you do too.

    Paul.
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  2. Posts : 3,118
    Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #1632

    Looking good Ralph
    Why do you need a ram cooler though? Unless you're chucking a load of voltage through it then a cooler isn't needed..
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  3. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1633

    crankypenguin said:
    Some minor changes, the mobo, the cpu (fx8350) added a 3tb and 4 port 6gbs raid card. I am going to have to get a slim ram cooler because as you can see the stupid placement of the USB3 blue cable blocks my current one which sticks out on both sides of the ram slots. Maybe you guys knows of some slim ram coolers, that would cover all 4 slots, even 3, but no more.
    Either that, Ralph, but if you need the USB 3.0, use a passthrough adapter and run it to the back of the case. like this.

    Amazon.com: Gino 6.3" Blue USB 3.0 A Male to Male 20 Pin Header Slot Adapter Cable: Electronics

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  4. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1634

    Nice looking rig there Ralph. Here's the Newegg RAM cooling selection, the one Cooler Master looks like it may be taller and could miss the USB connector.

    I also like front USB ports because, well, they are in the front. I have 4 on the back but, they are on the back, it's a whole lot easier. My rig sits on top of my desk like Paul's but I have very little room to pull it forward or to the side without plowing stuff on the floor. If yours is on the floor or under a desk the it's even more of a PITA.
    That's my story.
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  5. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1635

    What I showed is a pass through cable so instead of connecting it to the motherboard, which is messing up the ram cooler, connect the front panel connector to a cable like that and basically move the rear USB 3.0 ports to the front. It's really a pain to get to the back in the dark to plug something in.
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  6. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1636


    The cable you posted Steve still has to be connected to the board.
    Oops! My mistake.
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  7. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1637

    No, it connects to the front panel usb 3.0 header and runs out the back of the case. It's a male connector which is what's on the board.
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  8. Posts : 26,459
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1638

    Britton30 said:

    The cable you posted Steve still has to be connected to the board.
    Oops! My mistake.
    But, I've never made a mistake.

    Seriously though, Cooler Master ususally includes one in their accessory supplies with a case. I have a few.
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  9. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1639

    It could use some 24" cables on it.
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  10. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1640

    Britton30 said:
    Nice looking rig there Ralph. Here's the Newegg RAM cooling selection, the one Cooler Master looks like it may be taller and could miss the USB connector.

    I also like front USB ports because, well, they are in the front. I have 4 on the back but, they are on the back, it's a whole lot easier. My rig sits on top of my desk like Paul's but I have very little room to pull it forward or to the side without plowing stuff on the floor. If yours is on the floor or under a desk the it's even more of a PITA.
    That's my story.
    I just changed my desk layout this morning and had a good clear out of junk, PC is still on top for nice easy access :)
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