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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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    "Those mortal shells that we call bodies, are not ours to keep. The body is a gift of earth that must, one day, be returned from whence it came"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Damn.
    DAMN.

    It looks better than it did in the pictures!

    Gah, must... resist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Damn.
    DAMN.

    It looks better than it did in the pictures!

    Gah, must... resist...
    Oh I wouldn't hesitate for a SECOND, Deltrus. This is, hands down, the most beautiful keyboard I've ever seen in my entire life. It really is.
    "Those mortal shells that we call bodies, are not ours to keep. The body is a gift of earth that must, one day, be returned from whence it came"

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    All in due time...

    I'll be posting an update of my own here in a week or two. ^_<

    Doubt anyone will expect it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    All in due time...

    I'll be posting an update of my own here in a week or two. ^_<

    Doubt anyone will expect it.
    a bigger ssd -_- (or finally a new gpu )

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    a bigger ssd -_- (or finally a new gpu )
    I've decided I need neither.
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    a few hours and many removing and installing of fans later:


    new case is really a joy to work is but be wary the I/O connectors are on the short side.
    back is a mess since no modulair psu might change that around in the future or untill the psu dies.
    in two weeks this bad boy will go full custom loop (if evga en EK finally hurry up with releasing stuff in EU )

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    looks great but that sli bridge looks so cheap compared to everything else! ... wonder if they have any better ones like in this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/bRCsb.jpg but can actually purchase!

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    My computer setup, old pc I know. Upgrading soon

    Internal:
    CPU: Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7300 2.66GHz

    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (1gb)

    RAM: 4gb (dont know what model)

    Motherboard: Asus P5KPL/1600

    HDD 500gb harddiver (dont know what model)


    External:
    Screen: Philips (dont know what model) 1920x1200

    Keyboard: Razer anansi

    Mouse:Logitech MX 518 optical gaming mouse 1800dpi

    Headset: Razer Characias

    HDD Western Digital 1TB USB 3.0

    It manages BF3 on lowest graph + 1920x1080 with around 12 people at 15-25fps so im happy
    Wow at medium/high settings in bgs- 40-80fps (and FPS drops at LM when it's a big fight)

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    Finished my first build a few weeks ago but never got round to putting any pictures up so here goes, be nice :P and yes those front filters do need a clean (dogs + summer = hair storm)









    Specs:

    i7 4770k 4.6Ghz @ 1.225v
    Corsair H100i with 2x NF-F12s in Pull
    Asus z87 Sabertooth
    16gb Corsair Vengeance @ 1600mhz
    SLI Gigabyte WF 3x 770s (currently at 1181/1833 although there's a lot more room to up the mem clock and a tad more on the core)
    Samsung 840 250GB SSD
    WD Blue 1TB
    Corsair AX860
    Corsair 600t

    Also stumped up for a set of corsair's white cables and replaced all the stock fans with 2x SP120 (currently using as side intakes), 2x AF120 (1 in drive bay, 1 rear exhaust) and a 200mm Spectre PRO down front. Plus ofc I had to put some pretty white LEDs in it.

    Still a couple of silly aesthetic things I need to sort out, like getting hold of a black sli bridge and tidying up the cables a bit more but im proper chuffed with how its turned out. Just need to wait till this awful summer heat passes then I'll get the side window back on and push the OCs a bit

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