i5 [email protected], R9 290 Windforce, 16GB DDR3 1600, HAF XB Evo, Dark Rock Pro 3 Cooler
While the 4 digits aren't great, they aren't so bad that you need to abandon ship right now IMO. As you can see from the benchmarks link, there are definitely better performing chips though.
Originally Posted by Rurikar
Why the heck would I use velcro to mount the fan? Well, it's because the rad uses 30mm long UNC screws. The fans are 32mm thick, ergo the screws I have will not fit. For added issues, the UNC standard is measured in inches, not mm, and is extremely rare in Norway. Some people politely offered to send me screws, but I politely declined when I found I had to mount the rad with velcro anyway.
I'll take some more pictures soon'ish and hopefully get them up here asap.
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So literally after finishing posting I go to the bathroom, and I just happen to check outside, mostly to see if the roomie's home (easier to tell by presence of car than noise of said roomie).
I spot a large, black van in the intersection right next to the house. See, when I order stuff to my door, the GPS lead them there then point to the house to the right. So whenever I spot them coming I see them pull up into the intersection and just... kinda sit there for a minute, apparently pondering the meaning of life.
This time I hadn't ordered anything though. I've been waiting on the Corsair AX 850 RMA, and I'm pretty damn sure this is it. Unless someone's sent me a bomb, I guess. So I'd say it's time to get some more pictures going when I get around to opening the box.
Last edited by Mawaru; 2012-03-02 at 07:30 PM.
I get like one Bluescreen every 3 day now. I'm guessing it's the i5 2500k I clocked to 5Ghz without really knowing what I was doing.
At least I think that could easily be the cause. Am I right? :P
Corsair released sets of modular sleeved cables (in heaps of colors) for most of their HX and AX series PSU's a while ago, you should check them out. They seem expensive but compared to the amount of time+effort that sleeving can take...for a lot of people it's totally worth it.
I actually stopped routing it through that gap though as I went one step further into Enthusiast level of cable-routing and I stuck it up directly under the motherboard, however that is much more difficult, depending how you do it. But trust me when I say, I used to route it through the gap above the motherboard, try it a bit more, I know you can do it. No, it does not just go through no problem, it takes wiggling and fitting, but it DOES fit.
Your setup looks gorgeous. I'm thinking of doing the white braided cables, but idk, I wish I had a computer to get each color and then one to do a mix. lol x_x
Have you actually thought of taking out any excess front panel cables you don't need?
Like I completely removed the following cables from the whole equation: eSATA, Firewire, reset sw, hdd led, and power led. It really cleans things up. :P Here's what the back of my case looks like where all the cables are routed:
You can see where I bundled up the reset, hdd, and power led cables because I couldn't actually pull them out, without seriously having to possibly break part of the top front panel just to access where they are plugged in, so I just bunched them up in a nice clean circular form and let the power sw go down to the motherboard.