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    Looks like I need to order a whopping 25 or so meters of cable sleeving to fully do the 24pin, 8pin and 8+6pin connectors of my powersupply. That's... quite impressive. Thoughts on colors?

    I was thinking that with the 24pin I need to color the "safe" one (ie green) cable with, well, a green sleeve, but I'm not sure I'll care to do the same to the black ones (except black on these).

    With the 8pin I'll be doing it two-tone (since it's one of those "split" 8pins, so each part gets its own color), and with the pci connectors (6+2 ones) I'm thinking of taking the ones on the "main" bit in one and the two extra in the alternate color.

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    Just get colours that match the rest of your rig, lets say you have a black/red/white theme, you can do a bit of every colors in the sleeving. I love how those look, they make it different from people who buy extensions. I also plan on sleeving my power supply soon
    Last edited by Deeyar; 2012-01-08 at 12:49 AM.

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    Thing is, my rig doesn't have a lot of color. I'm honestly plain in a position to pick most colors. I intend to reserve the black color as the main "alternate" one, but I want the water-tubing, sleeving, LEDs, cathodes, etc to add a final color.

    My rig currently doesn't have a single color worth a damn mention imo. At best there's the gold/yellow one of the Zotac logo and the AX850 tag, but outside of that the only color are accessories. :P And the case I'll be picking up soon for the rig has a blue power-LED on the front. That's really it though.
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    Here's a budget secondary build I put together to use at my desk when I'm not on my notebook.

    Take note of my awesome cable management! (I've since cleaned up the random white power wire for the cold cathode, and routed my 4 pin CPU line a bit better)

    I don't actually game on this table, it's just where I built it. Never noticed how bad my cats scratched it up until I looked at these shots!

    NZXT M59 case
    Intel G620
    AMD HD 6750
    BIOSTAR mATX random 1155 mobo
    8GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 Ripjaws
    Refurbished 450GB 10k Velociraptor that I paid $45 for at microcenter
    OCZ ModXtreme Pro 600w modular PSU
    Random ASUS 24x DVD burner
    Logisys cold cathodes
    3x Kingwin 120mm LED fans, 2x NZXT 120mm fans provided with case

    Total: $430


    Last edited by glo; 2012-01-08 at 10:49 AM.
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - JBL S300A - FiiO E10 - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    Glo, the cable management is killin' me buddy. :P

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    ---------- Post added 2012-01-08 at 03:24 PM ----------

    My configuration :

    CPU : Intel Core I7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz (Vcore 1.46v, 48*100Mhz)
    Ventirad : CoolerMaster V8
    GPU : Nvidia Twintech SLe GTX 570 @ 800Mhz
    RAM : DDR3 Kingston Hyper X 8Gb @ 1600Mhz
    PSU : Aerocool V12-XT 800W Modulable
    SSD : OCZ Vertex 3 120Gb
    HDD : Samsung Spinspoint 1Tb 7200Rpm & 500Gb 7200Rpm
    M/B : Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 & Nvidia NF200
    Case : CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mod (2*200mm,2*120mm,Black Mat Paint,Plexiglas Panel,Touch 2000)

    Keyboard : Roccat Isku
    Mouse : Roccat Kova
    Pad : Roccat Taito
    Hub : Roccat Apuri
    Gameboard : Logitech G13
    Headphone : Ozone Strato 5.1
    Screen : Samsung LCD 32' 1920*1080

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    My rig currently doesn't have a single color worth a damn mention imo. At best there's the gold/yellow one of the Zotac logo and the AX850 tag, but outside of that the only color are accessories. :P And the case I'll be picking up soon for the rig has a blue power-LED on the front. That's really it though.
    Which one would that be? :>

    Maybe you should keep it simple and go yellow/ black, then. Would look darn nice if you could find some yellow hose. Or alternatively, add some blue with UV blue dye and only use yellow/black on the sleeving.

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    The RV01 (gasp!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avraal View Post
    ---------- Post added 2012-01-08 at 03:24 PM ----------

    My configuration :

    CPU : Intel Core I7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz (Vcore 1.46v, 48*100Mhz)
    Ventirad : CoolerMaster V8
    GPU : Nvidia Twintech SLe GTX 570 @ 800Mhz
    RAM : DDR3 Kingston Hyper X 8Gb @ 1600Mhz
    PSU : Aerocool V12-XT 800W Modulable
    SSD : OCZ Vertex 3 120Gb
    HDD : Samsung Spinspoint 1Tb 7200Rpm & 500Gb 7200Rpm
    M/B : Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 & Nvidia NF200
    Case : CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mod (2*200mm,2*120mm,Black Mat Paint,Plexiglas Panel,Touch 2000)

    Keyboard : Roccat Isku
    Mouse : Roccat Kova
    Pad : Roccat Taito
    Hub : Roccat Apuri
    Gameboard : Logitech G13
    Headphone : Ozone Strato 5.1
    Screen : Samsung LCD 32' 1920*1080
    Like Roccat much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    In other news, UPDATE TIME! Firstly my very first laptop:
    Name: The Antimac
    Model/mobo: Asus N55SF Series
    CPU: i5 2430M @ 2.4ghz
    GPU: GT555M 2gb
    Display: 1600x900 LED
    SSD: Intel 320 Series 160gb
    Mouse: Logitech G400, because I loved MX518
    Wallpaper: The best one in the goddamn world.
    {snip!}
    What's the battery life on that? Also, nice system name.

    I love SSD stickers, but the Intel one was huge and silly:
    {snip!}
    At least those one's aren't as obnoxious as the OCZ ones. Either way I don't understand the point of these contentious SSD superiority complex club membership stickers. I can understand a case badge, but why a sticker that says "HAHA I PAID LOTS OF MONEY AND MY SSD IS SO MUCH FASTER AT LOADING WINDOWS THAN YOU CAN!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLLOL".

    So I cut away all the kiddish "speed demon" crap and left just the important bit: (not perfect but it'll do :P)
    {snip!}
    Good man. Now it's a badge.

    And not really my "gaming setup", but I probably love this more than my gaming setup - where would I be without a portable source of eargasms?
    Cowon J3 + Sennheiser IE7 (because I couldn't afford IE8)
    {snip!}
    ...Are those things seriously $320?
    Statism: Total bliss is just one more regulation away.

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    And damn worth it. High end IEMs are so GOOD.

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    I can't stand earbuds. So uncomfortable. ><
    Statism: Total bliss is just one more regulation away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    I can't stand earbuds. So uncomfortable. ><
    Actually, you can go to an audiologist to get a lot of them custom fit to your ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    Actually, you can go to an audiologist to get a lot of them custom fit to your ears.
    I'd rather get monitors.

    Especially if I am stationary. Earbuds make no sense to me unless you're leaving the house, and then, I don't see the sense of paying that much money for something that could get damaged. :s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    I'd rather get monitors.

    Especially if I am stationary. Earbuds make no sense to me unless you're leaving the house, and then, I don't see the sense of paying that much money for something that could get damaged. :s
    Some people prefer quality everywhere they go :P
    I bought a pair of cheap Sennheiser in-ears (50€) and they're still alive after 4 years :P Not really an audiophile so these are perfect for me, though I can understand certain people wanting high quality earbuds.

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    So, finally managed to snap some photos from my computer.
    Most of the components and peripherals are about 1.5 - 2 years old

    The setup:

    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW
    Keyboard: Cherry G83
    Mouse: Logitech G9x
    Mousepad: Roccat Taito
    Sound system: Technics HD50 (oldest part of this setup, ~16 years)

    The actual computer:

    Case: Lian Li PC-7FN

    The interior:

    Mainboard: Asus P7P55D
    CPU: Intel i5-750
    Cooler: Scythe SamuraiZZ
    RAM: 2x2GB Kingston DDR3-1333 + 2x4GB SiliconPower DDR3-1333
    GPU: MSI Hawk HD5770
    SSD: OCZ Vertex2 120GB
    HDD: 2x2TB Samsung F4 eco green (Raid 1) + 1TB WD Caviar green
    DVD: LG GH22NS
    PSU: Seasonic S12-520

    I know, the cable management isn't the best, but it's as good is gonna get it in this situation:
    - no opening above board for ATX 8pin to go around the back
    - non modular psu
    But the cables are in a place where they don't hinder airflow, and i don't have a window so it's fine.

  17. #5357
    Wow, it's good to be back on the main rig. Holy crap I've never noticed how loud the other one is (despite the Define case) when compared to this thing.

  18. #5358
    I just finished ordering the last of the components for my build. They will all be here by Thursday but probably closer to Wednesday =P

    SAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($549.99)
    ----NewEgg was out of stock of ASUS and Gigabyte cards =/
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($89.99, $79.99 w/ MIR)
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($152.99)
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply ($104.99, $89.25 w/ promo)
    i5-2500k ($219.99)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ($44.99)
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($149.99)
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM ($19.99)
    cables (Sata x2, ethernet cable) - ($14.97)

    sub total: $1347.89
    total (w/ shipping, etc) - $1366.16

    Can't wait to assemble it =P

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    no cpu cooler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkimxd View Post
    no cpu cooler?
    He is probably using the one that comes with the 2500K, for now.

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