Deltrus if you really want to keep your gear out in the open like that you could always go for an open acrylic case or something. Just some food for thought.
Well I don't want to make anyone jealous but I have a mid ranged stock dell from about 5 years ago..... yeah!
I was forced to improvise with what I had. =/
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Also had an old WoW guildie suggest this:
I kind of like how it looks, just not sure which chassis it actually is.
Actually just found out what this is. It's a Lian Li PC-T60B. Can be had for about $80.
While I felt insulted by the stupid simple comment, perhaps it was just worded wrong, I'll retract my statement.
Either way - I seriously can't make up my mind on which chassis to upgrade to. I want good build quality, good materials, easy to access fan filters, great airflow, ample space to work in, and gah see how this list keeps growing? x_x
Some might just say get the Cosmos 2, but idk if I honestly want to get it... $350 is a lot when I can't be sure that I'll be putting the chassis to full use anytime soon. (i.e. water-cooling, up to 4xgpu, what a super tower is essentially made for...)
Intel P8600 Dual @ 2.40 ghz 2.50 ghz
4 Gig Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT
500 gb HDD
Razer Naga Molten and using the laptop keyboard.
Before anyone says gaming on a laptop sucks I will just say my main PC broke and since then I love laptop gaming mainly because I can go everywhere and play without
having to carry that giant thing. (Don't worry I'll fix it some day)
Last edited by Cryru; 2012-02-05 at 08:39 AM.
Just finished this build for a friend:
- ASRock Z68 Extreme3
- Intel i5 2500k
- 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz 1.5V
- Noctua NH-U12P SE2
- Crucial M4 128GB
- Western Digital: Caviar Green 2TB
- XFX Pro 550W
- MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 Ti
- ASUS Xonar DX
- Generic Samsung DVD RW
- Fractal Design Define R3
- NZXT Sentry Mesh
I was pleasantry surprised by the R3. It's a solid mid-tower, well structured with a very (and I do mean very) sleek design. A few things did bug me (like the rather small grommet for the PSU and the metal piece covering one of the 5.25" bays), but all in all this does feel like a well rounded mid-tower. It's also incredibly silent (I'd say it managed to suppress ~60% of the noise from the DVD when we installed BF3).
The Z68 Extreme3 is a surprisingly feature-rich motherboard considering the price. It looks really sleek too. The only thing I feel it is missing (that I noticed) is the lack of a for USB 3.0 (front). It does have 4 USB 2.0 connectors though.
Pleased with how it turned out (so is my mate). Cable management isn't perfect but will do for now (what bothers me is the red S-ATA cables).
Cable management in the back. The R3 is pretty spacy and allows for cables to be bunched up without a big bulk in the side-panel.
Im always happy i went for modular psu when i see stuffed up cables underneath the HDD.
Other than that nice job, dunno why u no liek red sata cables though!
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Last edited by tetrisGOAT; 2012-02-05 at 05:08 PM.
i require ham.
Well, as much as I love modular powersupplies, the SATA and molex cables still piss me off. I do not need a million SATA and molex connectors on a single cable, dammit. Make some modular solution to that already, manufacturers. :|
I mean, why not instead offer some of those "rails" such as what you see with the Level 10 GT, where you can easily connect a single SATA power cable to a 'ladder' of others that line up perfectly with rows of HDDS? 'Cause odds are, most users are either going to have 1-2 HDDs and possibly an optical drive, or a million HDDs where the current molex/SATA cables still suck because they won't line up with HDDs directly on one another.
And for case manufactures, why don't you have a more properly dedicated space for superfluous SATA/molex cables? Even just an enclosure that'll fit into one-two HDD slides would be brilliant.
Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2012-02-05 at 03:26 PM.
Pretty sure there are SATA ribbons that plug into multiple drives and use a single molex power connector, however for data I think that's a bit harder to design due to each data cable requiring independent SATA cables going into the board. If someone could design a system that allows you to mount your hard drives and optical drives into the case and have them already powered, maybe use a colour coded system to connect them to your SATA data inputs correctly on the motherboard with single molex connections for the power, it might work. I like the Level 10 GT for that reason, however it's an expensive case and pretty huge.
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Oh, the accessories are there, Rennadrel. And that's why I'm iffed. The fact that powersupply manufacturers add 6 SATA connections to a single frigging SATA cable, often with things like 30cm space in between, makes the damn thing take up a ridiculous amount of space for no good reason.
And I think it's about high time powersupply manufacturers instead made cables with single SATA connector, instead supplying additional connectors as accessory.
Random picture of how things look on the backside of my machine btw.