I made a few modifications to my setup today:
1. I got tired of my Air Penetrator intake fans noise and the fact they weren't PWM so ran at the same speed all the time, requiring resistor adapters to keep the noise down.
To remedy this, I got a few Cougar Vortex fans (3x 140mm, 1x 120mm) and a Sunbeam Rheosmart fan controller that will take the PWM input from the motherboard and use that to control the voltage sent to the fans plugged into it.
(wire management looks kinda messy but that's about as good as I could do without getting unnecessarily anal about it, mounted it in the back of that bay so the 120mm fan will still fit in the front)
2. I finally jumped on the mechanical keyboard bandwagon. Got myself a Corsair K60, and I can't go back to rubber dome style keyboards for gaming again I will say I do kinda miss the backlighting from my G110 (which was starting to have problems with the "W" key not registering), but I wasn't gonna pay more for the K90 when that's the only extra feature I would have wanted and the different texture of the red WASD 1-6 keys help me find where they are just fine.
(oh yeah, I also wall-mounted my monitor for more desk space)
"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints." --Billy Joel
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” --John Lennon
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5
MB: ASUS LGA 1155 P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
PSU: Corsair HX Professional Series 750-Watt
HDD: Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM
OS: Win 7 x64
Monitor 1: LG 22inch LCD
Monitor 2: 50 inch Sony Bravia LCD
---------- Post added 2012-02-14 at 06:38 AM ----------
Oh and the thing that bugs me about a lot of mechanical keyboards it seems is unlike my Logitech G15.... they don't have a switcher to turn off the Windows key altogether. >_<
...and the K60/K90 have a button that disables the Windows key next to the lights that indicate whether caps/scroll/num lock are on or not... only issue with it is it defaults to off (unlocked) every time you reboot/turn on the computer
Or were you meaning the BlackWidow has the same problem where it reverts to enabling the Windows key? Either way, I don't want Razer. My DeathAdder is the only Razer product I will likely ever own, as there are better mice I plan to upgrade to and since I'm becoming much less of a gamer I will be upgrading to a more professional keyboard.
Last edited by Cyanotical; 2012-02-14 at 11:20 AM.
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Heh, I knew someone would ask about that eventually.
My friend was building his little brother a computer around the same time I was doing all those upgrades to mine (which was when I took these pics).
He insisted that his little brother's old computer had DDR3 in it, so he didn't order any to save money. But, of course, when the parts got there and he got everything together and pulled the RAM out of the old computer, he couldn't get it to fit.
He called me, I went over, and realized that it was DDR2, so I went back to my apartment, pulled 4GB (the missing sticks) outta mine, and let his little brother borrow them until he got RAM for himself.
All 6 slots are filled now. =P