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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    Congratulations with the awesome card! Nice looking setup indeed
    Yap, I hope to avoid upgrading for at least 2 years with this. Hmm that's kind of unnerving considering the cost...maybe I'll try to push it for 3+ years. Who knows :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Congrats on the GPU, Xuvial. Pretty awesome cable management, as well!
    I guess cable management is really something people need to do once and do it well. Once the main cables are secured to where they should be, the rest of the rig can be constantly upgraded (other than PSU :P) while keeping the cables tidy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Yap, I hope to avoid upgrading for at least 2 years with this. Hmm that's kind of unnerving considering the cost...maybe I'll try to push it for 3+ years. Who knows :P


    I guess cable management is really something people need to do once and do it well. Once the main cables are secured to where they should be, the rest of the rig can be constantly upgraded (other than PSU :P) while keeping the cables tidy.
    If it's fully modular then you can replace the PSU without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    If it's fully modular then you can replace the PSU without any problems.
    BLAH, I wish. Only if it's from the exact same brand and preferably the exact same series/model line-up.

    For the most part PSU companies use their own modular connectors. They look the same at first glance but there are tiny differences that will stop them from being inter-compatible...even if it's from the same freaking manufacturer who is designing the base units (so mostly Seasonic lol). You will occasionally come across some X cables that plug into Y PSU, but that isn't intentional or standardized in any way, just luck.

    It's a bit of a bitch because if modular cables were 100% standardized then I would've ordered Corsair's sleeved cables a long time ago for my Seasonic
    The alternative to that is NZXT's sleeved cable extensions, but that's only a halfway-solution because you'll still have your standard cables sprouting out of your PSU...not to mention trying to hide all that extra cable length behind the sidepanel, would be a nightmare.
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    here is my current outdated build soon to be upgraded








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    Soon i ll upgrade to a Z87 mobo+4670k+ samsung 840 120 gb but i ll keep the 7850 for some more time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Some build pictures and dramatic words.
    Leopard print is obviously fake. 2/10
    The print doesn't at all match the GPU and thus: 1/10
    The bowl's art style has a large white circle in the middle, suggesting at Whites being at the center of everything. Racist. 0/10

    All in all a poor submission to the greater good picture contest.

    But honestly, on topic, lovely. Congrats.

    About the 660 Ti... just how much do they sell for new? O.o
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Leopard print is obviously fake. 2/10
    The print doesn't at all match the GPU and thus: 1/10
    Claw marks on the GPU box duh

    A nice GPu upgrade indeed.
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    I guess I'll throw my build on here. Don't mind the psu as the alternative was for it to go on a dog hair diet (it's shedding season again!).



    And then after I decided I wanted to blind myself...



    And then after I decided a beer would go great with my computer...



    Don't mind the naga as it recently passed away (RIP in peace) as well as the desk as my new desk has arrived and won't be put together til we move into our new house. I guess I should include a part list.

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    What's wrong with the PSU? I don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    What's wrong with the PSU? I don't get it.
    I got into a scuffle with a buddy regarding why I went with a 750. I plan to sli in the future I should have mentioned that lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    What's wrong with the PSU? I don't get it.
    PSU fans normally face down. I think thats what he's talking about.

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    I suppose that could have been drawn from that which is true but... I seem to have left out a passage which I will tend to once I get away from this iphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by yurano View Post
    PSU fans normally face down. I think thats what he's talking about.
    Makes little to no difference in most cases.

    @Grahamx, makes perfect sense.
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    The only real cons of facing a PSU fan-side up is the risk of dropping screws, washers, allen wrenches, etc. in there or a leak in a cooling loop having a more direct path to sensitive electrical leads/components.

    Pros include better sound isolation, less dust and better air circulation if your have enough positive pressure. I face my PSU fan-side up.
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    Hmm if my psu's fan is faced down, it keeps kicking on & off (hybrid fan mode), reversing the psu it doesn't do that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Yap, I hope to avoid upgrading for at least 2 years with this. Hmm that's kind of unnerving considering the cost...maybe I'll try to push it for 3+ years. Who knows :P


    I guess cable management is really something people need to do once and do it well. Once the main cables are secured to where they should be, the rest of the rig can be constantly upgraded (other than PSU :P) while keeping the cables tidy.
    My and your PSUs will last a while.

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    Facing the PSU one way or the other is fine, aside from the potential nightmare when you drop a screw into it by accident. I sincerely suggest people put a cover over the PSU temporarily when installing something.

    The only problem I had with facing my AX 850 with fan up was that the 8-pin was too short. However, I already had 200m of wire and bunch of sleeve to create a new and slightly longer 8-pin cable, so that was remedied in about a half hour...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Facing the PSU one way or the other is fine, aside from the potential nightmare when you drop a screw into it by accident. I sincerely suggest people put a cover over the PSU temporarily when installing something.

    The only problem I had with facing my AX 850 with fan up was that the 8-pin was too short. However, I already had 200m of wire and bunch of sleeve to create a new and slightly longer 8-pin cable, so that was remedied in about a half hour...
    Lay the case on it's side when you're screwing anything in, that's what I do anyways. Quite simple, no need to make a problem out of something that really isn't a problem Obviously you need to adjust for your needs, like cable length, water cooling etc. I was just trying to say there is no particular right or wrong way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    Hmm if my psu's fan is faced down, it keeps kicking on & off (hybrid fan mode), reversing the psu it doesn't do that much.
    Yep, less heat is getting trapped inside your PSU if you install it fan-side up. Also if you have thick carpeting, you'll have less resistance when the fan is blowing and it won't need to work as hard.
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    I'm sure this thread had a topic somewhere.
    While a discussion about fan-orientation sure is an interesting one for computer builders, here is not the place.
    besides, you're all wrong. Front-mounted PSU-fan is the only way to go

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