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    Quote Originally Posted by Gereorth666 View Post
    Well, oddly enough my guinea pig and dog seem to like eachother. So, that's atleast another animal contact (and I know, I want another guinea pig ;p). I also often take her out of her cage, and she's sitting on my shoulder, under my beard or hiding behind my hair.

    Here are the pics, I'll just post the links, otherwise I might fill up this page too much.

    http://oi45.tinypic.com/2vkzx55.jpg

    http://oi46.tinypic.com/fwku8p.jpg

    http://oi46.tinypic.com/o0z2j9.jpg

    I'm not a good photographer. And mind the quality aswell, had to use my phone!

    EDIT: (I have to say, the cage looks rather small on the first picture, but it surely isn't)
    Please link us that USB hub! I love it! :O

    Also, adorable lil guinea pig!
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  2. #10822
    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Please link us that USB hub! I love it! :O
    I wish I knew the name of it.. I bought it once in a store here (Aldi). They sometimes have random electronical products. ;D This was one of them. I can see if I can find the name, but I can't promise anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gereorth666 View Post
    I wish I knew the name of it.. I bought it once in a store here (Aldi). They sometimes have random electronical products. ;D This was one of them. I can see if I can find the name, but I can't promise anything!
    Ahh, Aldi. They have the weirdest selection of electronics sometimes.

  4. #10824
    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.
    http://oi48.tinypic.com/22xoz.jpg
    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.

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    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.

  6. #10826
    Quote Originally Posted by Xzes View Post
    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.
    Try having a wife, a 2 year old kid and about 90 sq.meters available and see how much room your computer gets... It's not much.

  7. #10827
    Quote Originally Posted by Xzes View Post
    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.
    I feel like it's also meant at me, because well.. My desk is a mess, and not the best furniture (with my chair being the best).
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmiwink View Post
    - Full frontal nudity.
    Really nice Lemmi )
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  9. #10829
    So spent a few hours cleaning out my PC today and making some minor modifications.....

    Full specs:

    Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail @ 4.3
    Asus P8P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard ** B3 REVISION **
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    COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 PLUS CPU COOLER - Push/Pull with 2x Colermaster Beast Master fans
    Corsair TX 650
    Antec 600

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffygong View Post
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    Wow that is one hell of dusty case I thought I was bad at remembering to clean

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    How could it possibly have gotten THAT dusty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prixie View Post
    How could it possibly have gotten THAT dusty?
    1 and a half years without cleaning, negative pressure and piss poor cable management and airflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffygong View Post
    Daaaamn, that's allot of dust there. ><
    I would advise against letting that happen again. This is really bad for your hardware, no matter how hard you clean it afterwards.
    Last edited by Majesticii; 2013-04-03 at 08:24 PM.

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    most of my case is filtered but i still get dust inside.

  15. #10835
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffygong View Post
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    A few hours cleaning it? Looks like you took 5mins and called it quits. And why not take the extra time to run cables behind the mobo tray and have it looking nice and all. I mean, you spend the money on it you would think you'd want it to look nice and everything or am I missing something here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
    A few hours cleaning it? Looks like you took 5mins and called it quits. And why not take the extra time to run cables behind the mobo tray and have it looking nice and all. I mean, you spend the money on it you would think you'd want it to look nice and everything or am I missing something here?
    As far as I know Antec 600 has jack-all cable management room behind the mobo tray, the most people can fit are front usb/audio headers and stata cables, that's it. Thick PSU cables (cpu and mobo) are borderline impossible unless it's a PSU with very thin/flexible cables or sleeved stuff. Don't be harsh -_-

  17. #10837
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gereorth666 View Post
    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.
    There is no "golden rule" with cleaning because it can MASSIVELY vary with the environment the PC is placed it, whether it sits on a carpet or up on a desk, how much airflow is going through the thing, dust filtering, etc etc.

    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.
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2013-04-04 at 03:14 AM.

  19. #10839
    Quote Originally Posted by Gereorth666 View Post
    I sometimes vacuum it (don't worry, it's a plastic tube)
    Vacuuming your PC is an extremely bad idea! Air rushing past a plastic nozzle will build up static. Static discharging onto PC components means dead components. I always cringe when I hear that people use a vacuum cleaner to clean out their PC, use a can of air duster spray its a much safer way of cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maglore View Post
    Vacuuming your PC is an extremely bad idea! Air rushing past a plastic nozzle will build up static. Static discharging onto PC components means dead components. I always cringe when I hear that people use a vacuum cleaner to clean out their PC, use a can of air duster spray its a much safer way of cleaning.
    Or buy one of those two-dollar extensions for it. I have an extension for my vacuum which is basically a rubber hose getting smaller and smaller. Higher pressure, and no plastic static charge issue.

    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.

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