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Ah, I love it! I won't be buying a Desktop from there for example (I'd just rather not) but sometimes a decent mouse, keyboard, USB/power-hub(!) or an external hard-drive.
It's not the best selection, but well.. Sometimes it's worth it!
It it worth the update? I think it is..
Got myself a new keyboard! I've heard interesting and good things about it, so.. I'm ready to experience that myself.
I no longer use the standard-Dell keyboard, yaay.
Thumbnails please! (Sorry, thought it wouldn't be too big)
Last edited by Gereorth666; 2013-04-03 at 01:33 PM.
I don't want to offend anyone but its interesting how many people with great gaming rigs surround it with terrible furniture and a messy look altogether with thousands of cables lying/hanging around.
I guess I'm not enough gamer for that.
Well, I guess it's just for how much it actualy bothers the person itself. I have the space I need, the cables don't bother me too much and I'm comfy here! What else do I need?
Oh, wait, it's not meant at me.. I don't have a great rig. ;D
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy (White) | MB: ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE | CPU: i7 3770K (4.5GHz) | CPU Cooling: Corsair H60 (v2)
PSU: Corsair AX 760i 80+ Platinum | GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified 6GB | SSD1: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
SSD2: 1TB Samsung 850 Pro | RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz | Monitor: Asus 27" VG278H 120Hz
So spent a few hours cleaning out my PC today and making some minor modifications.....
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail @ 4.3
Asus P8P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard ** B3 REVISION **
G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL )
COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 PLUS CPU COOLER - Push/Pull with 2x Colermaster Beast Master fans
Corsair TX 650
So before my clean up.....
Quite high temps, and very messy case, terrible cable management and poor airflow.
My new stuff!
2x Coolermaster Beastmaster up to 2000rpm fans
1x Antec TriColool fan
Bitfenex Recon Fan controller
Some crap for cleaning
Everything out and cleaned ready to go back in!
Cm Hyper 212+ Plus taking up most of the space I have with it's 2 new fans on!
Finished article! (ish) I'm waiting on some fan dust filters to arrive so haven't cable tied all the cables yet, will try and sort them a little bit once the filters arrive.
Also added the tri cool fan to the side of the case to increase incoming airflow. Set the intake fans to high speed and outtake to medium. I actually left out the fan controller but had to plug the 2nd fan on the Hyper 212 into the cha_fan slot but it seems to work fine. Running 17c cooler under full load without maxxing out the fans so no complaints from me there. I also removed some HDMI card or something to clear out some space between CPU and GPU. Also moved from having my ssd in one cage and HDD in another, both in the middle slots to having them both in the same one so that the cage all the cables are in has slightly better airflow. Don't think there is too much more I can do with the case too improve the set up.
How often is it nesescary to fully clean the inside? I sometimes vacuum it (don't worry, it's a plastic tube) but that doesn't happen THAT often.
I do take a look inside sometimes, to see if everything is still alright. But never looks too dusty.
So far I've cleaned my dust filters and interior only ONCE and I've owned this PC since early 2011, if even that because it sits up on a desk and while not in operation I keep the top covered with a cloth. The dust factor where I live is almost non-existent, it's borderline rural and I keep the room fairly clean. I've only got one 120mm intake fan (rest exhaust) and all are kept on minimum speeds for quietness, so there you go.
Someone living in an urban apartment (e.g. city) is going to have to clean a lot more often, there's a lot more dust/pollution floating around. I would recommend positive pressure for people living in more dusty areas, otherwise that PC is going to suck up everything from all it's little vents/holes.
What you did is the best way - just take a look inside! If there's a coat of dust (even a thin layer) then it's time to clean. E.g. if it reached the state of Fluffy's PC then I would go as far as taking the GPU apart (shroud/fans off) and give the heatsink a good scrubbing with a brush and probably take the PSU apart as well.
Although, I'm not actually sure if rubber is completely safe for that. Worked for me the last few years anyway.
Looks like this, although the black part is complete rubber on mine.