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bilal_786_786
08-29-2006, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by Rafiq_kassam1
Try to hide those wires sticking out and get your psu wires sleeved if you can.

This was only my first time so I wouldnt expect much but im gonna get some sleeved cables some time then do it properly :

fr4gger my case? Aspire X-Plorer.

Any UK links I can buy Sleeved Cables from?

eX`| FreSH
08-29-2006, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by McCaighy
OMGZ!! you have the same phone and case as me :D:D:D

LG, mines with T-mobile :D

Yeah, mine was with T-mobile, on Orange now ;D

slackersrule
08-29-2006, 10:03 AM
Not much room for wire management in my case...

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2403/wiremanagementvm1.jpg

CaJaks2
08-29-2006, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by slackersrule
Not much room for wire management in my case...

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2403/wiremanagementvm1.jpg
Whoa, thats small what are the specs of the computer?

Rafiq_kassam1
08-29-2006, 10:20 AM
I know that is a Sapphire x1600xt

slackersrule
08-29-2006, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by CaJaks2
Whoa, thats small what are the specs of the computer?
Shuttle SN41G2BV3
Sapphire X1600 Pro 512mb (not xt, rafiq. :) )
Athlon XP 2800+
1GB Corsair Value DDR400
160GB Seagate SATA
16x DVD burner

I need to upgrade it to an athlon 64, though.

bilal_786_786
08-29-2006, 11:14 AM
Can you get UV sleeved cables?

BRNC-Jericho
09-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Here's a few quick shots of my rig.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34368161@N00/?saved=1

ABIT AN8-Ultra BIOS 20 & uGuru Clock
AMD X2 4800+ & Stock HSF 25/35c
2x1GB OCZ Platinum 2-3-2-5 1T
EVGA 7950GX2 @ 575/1550
2xWD250GB SATA II RAID 0
1xWD250GB SATA II DATA
OCZ GameXstream 700W
Creative X-FI Xtreme &
Creative P7800 7.1
2xNEC 3550A DVD+/- RW
Sony Floppy Drive
XP Pro SP2
Razer Copperhead
2405FPW

noga
09-02-2006, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by BRNC-Jericho
Here's a few quick shots of my rig.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34368161@N00/?saved=1

ABIT AN8-Ultra BIOS 20 & uGuru Clock
AMD X2 4800+ & Stock HSF 25/35c
2x1GB OCZ Platinum 2-3-2-5 1T
EVGA 7950GX2 @ 575/1550
2xWD250GB SATA II RAID 0
1xWD250GB SATA II DATA
OCZ GameXstream 700W
Creative X-FI Xtreme &
Creative P7800 7.1
2xNEC 3550A DVD+/- RW
Sony Floppy Drive
XP Pro SP2
Razer Copperhead
2405FPW

Meh, 6/10

still good tho, are you new to computers or know?

darknight_15
09-02-2006, 09:48 PM
not finished yet, needs a littel more work i think but the ribbons i can't move at all because asrock put the cd rom and hard drive ide's at the bottem of the bored.

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/3943/imag0001sp9.jpg

kingcars66
09-02-2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by noga
Meh, 6/10

still good tho, are you new to computers or know?

Are you being sarcastic? That's an 8.5 easy.

Wait a second...this is the wire management thread. *feels stupid*

BRNC-Jericho
09-02-2006, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by noga
Meh, 6/10

still good tho, are you new to computers or know?

What are you kidding? Am I supposed to wrap them up into one huge wire or something? Seriously, what would you do different?

No I'm not new to computers you jack-a...

Are you ?
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/Mhilly/IMGP0925.jpg

BattousaiHimura
09-02-2006, 09:53 PM
just got my p-180b...

wire management in this case is HARD, as the PSU is at the very bottom...

oh, and my mobo RAID controller fried... greaaatt...

the 2x 36 gb raptors went with it... now i gotta rma those raptors, and get a new mobo...

noga
09-02-2006, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by BRNC-Jericho
What are you kidding? Am I supposed to wrap them up into one huge wire or something? Seriously, what would you do different?

No I'm not new to computers you jack-a...

Are you ?
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/Mhilly/IMGP0925.jpg

lol ha sorry i wasnt trying to be a jerk, 6 is better then normal, most people fall on the 4 or 5, i myself am only a 6 maby a 7 at best

i only asked if you were becasue your only one star and when i see a new person on this thread i like to know if there knew to computers or not just to know or not

sorry if i came off as a jackass

also lol on my old computer build, that one was my friends that i built for him, he didnt want good looks just flexibiliy with airflow

when you stick all the wires alway its hard to add new things and get in there. he wanted airflow with flexibility

BRNC-Jericho
09-02-2006, 10:25 PM
Thanks, its all good.

I am def. new to the boards, but am 26 and my first PC was a Commodore 64 so I can't help but take it as an insult when I read that. I used to have to use 5" floppies and cassette tapes to play games back in the day! :)

I might try and get some nice wraps to tidy up a bit more, but with all those components its hard. Especially the 3 HDD's... I am actually very happy with the way the SATA cables twist through the power cables.

I appologize as well for jumping back at you like that. I'm new here, and am just looking to talk S about PC's in general.

Peace

RedRumy3
09-03-2006, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by Tw33ter
The one above is the thermalright hr-05 SLI chipset cooler i think. I'm not sure what vga cooler that is...

yes thermalright hr-05 sli cooler, and that vga cooler is the best cooler in the world for x1 series ati cards. sytrin vf1 cooler.

just got new fans and put my freezer 64 back ill post some pics of it later tonight

iviasud
09-03-2006, 04:00 PM
I just bought a new comp too, there is not much wires in it, but still have some...

I never understand how you guys clean all the wires so neatly, I tried it once, but didnt work out.

Some wires are short, and others are too long, the long ones are handy cuz u can hide them somewhere, but what do you do with the short ones :S

rotNdude
09-03-2006, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by iviasud
but what do you do with the short ones :S

I like to use zip ties to make them all form into a nice bundle.

noga
09-03-2006, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by iviasud
\ but what do you do with the short ones :S

its really easy to add wire to stuff like power switches and ubs front ports and stuff.

even PSUs if your willing to risk it. i started doing it with a old pc just resently its kinda fun but a ♥♥♥♥♥

RedRumy3
09-04-2006, 04:42 PM
heres with my freezer back in and new fans in :)

http://one.fsphost.com/redrum/Room/DSC02610.JPG

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1346/dsc02594tx9.jpg

AeroSTAR
09-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Man...That's nice management right there. What case...That aluminum is oh so sexy.

RedRumy3
09-04-2006, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by AeroSTAR
Man...That's nice management right there. What case...That aluminum is oh so sexy.

Thanks :) thermaltake tsunami dream

noga
09-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by ReDrUmY3
heres with my freezer back in and new fans in :)

http://one.fsphost.com/redrum/Room/DSC02610.JPG

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1346/dsc02594tx9.jpg

6 or 7 goo work try to hide the wires more by getting wire wrap to cover up multiple wires and make them look like one

is you power cord satored to the mobo?

(sorry for my spelling)

Jigoku
09-04-2006, 07:26 PM
ReDrUmY3, do you have the "floppy drive" style power connector attached to the mobo as well?

Greenmarine
09-04-2006, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by picartman
be ghetto, use electrical tape

LOL

RedRumy3
09-04-2006, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by noga
6 or 7 goo work try to hide the wires more by getting wire wrap to cover up multiple wires and make them look like one

is you power cord satored to the mobo?

(sorry for my spelling)

um lol? 6 or 7 is a score i guess lol. as for hiding it more thats prolly good for now till i move into a new case ;) and for ur last question i dont understand lol

Originally posted by Jigoku
ReDrUmY3, do you have the "floppy drive" style power connector attached to the mobo as well?
yes sir :) use it to be more stable :)

noga
09-04-2006, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by ReDrUmY3
um lol? 6 or 7 is a score i guess lol. as for hiding it more thats prolly good for now till i move into a new case ;) and for ur last question i dont understand lol


yes sir :) use it to be more stable :)

6 or 7 is really good, that like were i am right now

you need like hours of dedication and money to get past 8

but remember, do the wiremanagment while adding the new parts

never mind my question

also, sorry about the spelling

RedRumy3
09-04-2006, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by noga
6 or 7 is really good, that like were i am right now

you need like hours of dedication and money to get past 8

but remember, do the wiremanagment while adding the new parts

never mind my question

also, sorry about the spelling

lol, i wasnt really trying to hide my wires im sure i can do a better john i tried lol :)

im going to buy a few more stuff so maybe ill buy things for wires as well ;)

darknight_15
09-17-2006, 08:27 AM
Wire managment with old psu- http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0001.jpg

wire managment with new psu- http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0003.jpg

30mins of wire management with new psu - http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0004.jpg

RedRumy3
09-17-2006, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by darknight_15
Wire managment with old psu- http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0001.jpg

wire managment with new psu- http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0003.jpg

30mins of wire management with new psu - http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0004.jpg

nice, should get new ide cable, round cables look so much better. asrock 939 loved mine when i had it never gave me problems except 1t issue on it :)

noga
09-17-2006, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by darknight_15
Wire managment with old psu- http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0001.jpg

wire managment with new psu- http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0003.jpg

30mins of wire management with new psu - http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/darknight_15/IMAG0004.jpg

come on, sleeveing and heatshrink people!!!!!!!!!!

bilal_786_786
09-17-2006, 12:39 PM
Heres a pic of my case in the dark :


http://img423.imageshack.us/img423/6171/dsc00182en4.jpg

Death&Demise
09-17-2006, 01:54 PM
Man...Those pics are awesome.

slackersrule
09-17-2006, 04:23 PM
Here's my latest pc:

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2200/cimg09231280x960mk4.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2459/cimg09241280x960editfi0.jpg

Death&Demise
09-17-2006, 04:25 PM
Nice wire management. You must get some good temps. Too bad shuttle cases are kind of cramped.

slackersrule
09-17-2006, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Death&Demise
Nice wire management. You must get some good temps. Too bad shuttle cases are kind of cramped. I actually find this much more roomy than it needs to be.

Now, my last shuttle case was cramped...

ChikenBiscits
09-17-2006, 04:36 PM
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8172/imag0001oi5.jpg
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4986/imag00012js2.jpg
How did I do?

Rafiq_kassam1
09-17-2006, 04:37 PM
Turn on the lights in your room and then take a picture.

Death&Demise
09-17-2006, 04:37 PM
Nice blue neon lights and nice case...Is that an xion?

ChikenBiscits
09-17-2006, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Rafiq_kassam1
Turn on the lights in your room and then take a picture.

Dont have any lightbulbs ATM.

The only pic I have with the light i used to have on is this one.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/8378/imag00062yh3.jpg

Originally posted by Death&Demise
Nice blue neon lights and nice case...Is that an xion?

I cant remember what case it was. I got it off of a random site.

Rafiq_kassam1
09-17-2006, 04:39 PM
:| you have not lights in your room.. :|

anyways, take another picture once the sun comes up.

Death&Demise
09-17-2006, 04:40 PM
That case really looks cool.

EleMenT_BL
09-17-2006, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by rotNdude
I'll have to take some more pics because this is with the UV and side panel on:

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh5sfs.jpg

/Drools

Rafiq_kassam1
09-17-2006, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by EleMenT_BL
/Drools

yes, rotNdude did an amazing job with his watercooling. :D

ChikenBiscits
09-17-2006, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by Death&Demise
That case really looks cool.
Thanks
Originally posted by Rafiq_kassam1
:| you have not lights in your room.. :|

anyways, take another picture once the sun comes up.
Will do. You can still see a majority of the wires.

noga
09-17-2006, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by slackersrule
Here's my latest pc:

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2200/cimg09231280x960mk4.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2459/cimg09241280x960editfi0.jpg

now thats good, 7/10

did well with what you hade to work with and size of case

Death&Demise
09-17-2006, 07:51 PM
We have some pros at wire management. rotndude pc look so sexy... /salivates @ mouth

Aaron_K III
09-17-2006, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by rotNdude
I'll have to take some more pics because this is with the UV and side panel on:

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh5sfs.jpg

sorry rotN, you fail.

in order to have wire management you need wires.

:)

kingcars66
09-20-2006, 05:16 PM
I've done a little bit of wire management, but I still have lots to do. Today I mainly focused on the small wires for the fans and cathodes. They're all pretty much hidden. I plan to work on the jumper cables next, then get all the big power cables and stuff. It looks pretty messy right now, so keep in mind it's still a WIP:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer1cropped.jpg

Death&Demise
09-20-2006, 05:20 PM
What case is that? It looks really good.

kingcars66
09-20-2006, 05:30 PM
The case is a Thermaltake SViking.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer2cropped.jpg

Death&Demise
09-20-2006, 05:35 PM
Wow...Nice..The tsunami is somewhat better though.

noga
09-21-2006, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
The case is a Thermaltake SViking.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer2cropped.jpg

HIDE THOSE WIRESS!!!

Death&Demise
09-21-2006, 06:22 PM
A thermaltake tsunami would have been better. Oh well. Nice blue wires. X-connect psu?

kingcars66
09-21-2006, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by noga
HIDE THOSE WIRESS!!!

Did you not read my post? It's still a WIP. You should be happy that I got the truckloads of tiny fan and cathode wires hidden. :P

I personally like the SViking more than the Tsunami :) . And yes, that's a 500W Ultra X-Connect with the Flex Force cable kit. The original cables were WAY too bulky and the sata power cable wouldn't even fit! People say that Ultra PSUs suck, but mine has been great since I got it in November.

rotNdude
09-21-2006, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by Aaron_K III
sorry rotN, you fail.

in order to have wire management you need wires.

:)

The secret to wire management is to make them invisible. :D Actually, all of mine are in black sleeves. They came that way from PCP&C. I won't take credit for that.

Pocket_Lint
09-21-2006, 06:35 PM
Man i can't wait till my new case is here and i can post up some pics :D

Nice stuff so far...very impressive.

noga
09-21-2006, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
Did you not read my post? It's still a WIP. You should be happy that I got the truckloads of tiny fan and cathode wires hidden. :P

I personally like the SViking more than the Tsunami :) . And yes, that's a 500W Ultra X-Connect with the Flex Force cable kit. The original cables were WAY too bulky and the sata power cable wouldn't even fit! People say that Ultra PSUs suck, but mine has been great since I got it in November.

lol i did read it i was like chearing you on... and stuff...


ya

kingcars66
09-21-2006, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by noga
lol i did read it i was like chearing you on... and stuff...


ya

hahaha I feel so exhilerated now. Wire management or playing whatever game I want at max settings? hmmmmmmm...time for games! :D

Pocket_Lint
09-21-2006, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
hahaha I feel so exhilerated now. Wire management or playing whatever game I want at max settings? hmmmmmmm...time for games! :D

Haha thats awesome. I will have my day soon enough...

kingcars66
09-21-2006, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by Pocket_Lint
Haha thats awesome. I will have my day soon enough...

Been there, done that. 1 year ago I was playing on a 2.08 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2800+, 512 MB RAM, and an integrated Geforce 4MX. Played CSS in DX7 at 800x600, medium textures and high models. Low everthing else. 20-40fps (and about 5-9fps when smokes went off). Now I have CSS at 1280x1024 4xAA/16xAF max settings 100-160fps. You'll get there :D . Anyways, back on topic shall we?

PS - WHY am I still here? I spend $950 for a gaming PC and I'm sitting here browsing a forum. Ugh I'm goin crazy.

Death&Demise
09-21-2006, 07:13 PM
I will have my conroe or kentsfield one day soon enough...

Hwkiller
09-21-2006, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
Been there, done that. 1 year ago I was playing on a 2.08 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2800+, 512 MB RAM, and an integrated Geforce 4MX. Played CSS in DX7 at 800x600, medium textures and high models. Low everthing else. 20-40fps (and about 5-9fps when smokes went off). Now I have CSS at 1280x1024 4xAA/16xAF max settings 100-160fps. You'll get there :D . Anyways, back on topic shall we?

PS - WHY am I still here? I spend $950 for a gaming PC and I'm sitting here browsing a forum. Ugh I'm goin crazy.

Lmao, I know... I had a 768mb ram, 2.6ghz p4, and a geforce 440mx oc'd... was playing at better stuff than what you were, but... I spent 934 total on my new rig and I spend most of my time on the forums...

Wtf is wrong w/ me?!

noga
09-21-2006, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
Been there, done that. 1 year ago I was playing on a 2.08 GHz AMD Athlon XP 2800+, 512 MB RAM, and an integrated Geforce 4MX. Played CSS in DX7 at 800x600, medium textures and high models. Low everthing else. 20-40fps (and about 5-9fps when smokes went off). Now I have CSS at 1280x1024 4xAA/16xAF max settings 100-160fps. You'll get there :D . Anyways, back on topic shall we?

PS - WHY am I still here? I spend $950 for a gaming PC and I'm sitting here browsing a forum. Ugh I'm goin crazy.

thats not max settings...

playing at 1920 by 1200 4xAA/16xAF and HDL
with 200-340 fps

SMG
09-21-2006, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by gOaTz
http://www.linuxhardware.org/images/articles/pc3104042002/insideempty.jpg

I win.

Rofl that is the best wiring I have ever seen your a real pro nice job!

noga
09-21-2006, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by SMG
Rofl that is the best wiring I have ever seen your a real pro nice job!

Ya right, u can still see the ones on the bottom

Death&Demise
09-21-2006, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by SMG
Rofl that is the best wiring I have ever seen your a real pro nice job!
I had a case like that. It has no fans in the back and only one slot for the psu. Good thing I got this nice powmax case. Really good ventilation.

kingcars66
09-21-2006, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by noga
thats not max settings...

playing at 1920 by 1200 4xAA/16xAF and HDL
with 200-340 fps

Max settings = all options set to high. And yes, that includes HDR. 1280x1024 is the highest resolution that my monitor supports.

Styrak
09-21-2006, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66


PS - WHY am I still here? I spend $950 for a gaming PC and I'm sitting here browsing a forum. Ugh I'm goin crazy. '

950? Pssh. That's not a gaming PC!

Death&Demise
09-21-2006, 08:35 PM
A gaming pc can be $950 as long as you get the right parts at a good price.

Hwkiller
09-21-2006, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by Styrak
'

950? Pssh. That's not a gaming PC!

7900gt,3500+,1gb ram..

?

Yes, of course, it's not a gaming pc -.-

Styrak
09-21-2006, 08:36 PM
I got good parts at (I think) a good price. I paid 1200+.

Rafiq_kassam1
09-21-2006, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Styrak
'

950? Pssh. That's not a gaming PC!

Yes it can.

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005) - $183.00

Motherboard:
ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131030) - $146.99

Memory:
Patriot 2GB 240 DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel 4-4-4-12 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220095) - $179.99

Video Card:
Sapphire X1900XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102051) - $234.99

Hard Drive:
Western Digital 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136009) - $64.99

Power Supply:
Antec TRUEPOWERII 550 Watt Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931) - $89.99

Optical Drive:
DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152058) - $29.25

Case:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119068) - $44.99

Total: $974.93

Styrak
09-21-2006, 09:00 PM
This is USD isn't it.

I was talking CDN.

ZeusH8sU
09-21-2006, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by Styrak
This is USD isn't it.

I was talking CDN.

Well next time say so.Not so hard 950CDN or 950 US.

noga
09-22-2006, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
Max settings = all options set to high. And yes, that includes HDR. 1280x1024 is the highest resolution that my monitor supports.

ya but max setting on FEAR is including the x3 monitors and stuff

and why are you only getting 100-160 fps if you have a 7900gt?

could it be your 3500+ doesnt match up to the 7900gt?

idk just my friend asked he says you should get more but it could be because of your cpu

kingcars66
09-22-2006, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by noga
ya but max setting on FEAR is including the x3 monitors and stuff

and why are you only getting 100-160 fps if you have a 7900gt?

could it be your 3500+ doesnt match up to the 7900gt?

idk just my friend asked he says you should get more but it could be because of your cpu

My 3500+? I have a Core 2 Duo E6400. I'm sure that's plenty. A guy in my Counter Strike Source clan has an X2 3800+ with a 7900GT and gets similar fps. My fps stays pretty stable though. I don't get big drops (I haven't seen it below 35-40fps, even on hdr maps with lots of people). The CPU helps keep a consistant framerate. And 100-160fps is pretty good at 1280x1024 4xAA/16xAF imo. I might get better fps with the 91.31 drivers; they seem to run better than the 47s and I got a 19 point boost in 3DMark06 with em.

Originally posted by Death&Demise
A gaming pc can be $950 as long as you get the right parts at a good price.

I agree. Just because I got the best bang for the buck deals doesn't make it a non-gaming PC. I wasnt aware that being a smart buyer makes my PC worse than someone else's.

noga
09-22-2006, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
My 3500+? I have a Core 2 Duo E6400. I'm sure that's plenty. A guy in my Counter Strike Source clan has an X2 3800+ with a 7900GT and gets similar fps. My fps stays pretty stable though. I don't get big drops (I haven't seen it below 35-40fps, even on hdr maps with lots of people). The CPU helps keep a consistant framerate. And 100-160fps is pretty good at 1280x1024 4xAA/16xAF imo. I might get better fps with the 91.31 drivers; they seem to run better than the 47s and I got a 19 point boost in 3DMark06 with em.
worse than someone else's.

oh, you should be getting the 170-250 with a 7900gt and a e6400

kingcars66
09-22-2006, 09:41 PM
Oh wait a second. I forgot to mention that the 100-160fps happens in servers with about 30+ people in them. If I'm playing in a server with 15 or less, then I get more in the range of 180+.

noga
09-22-2006, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by kingcars66
Oh wait a second. I forgot to mention that the 100-160fps happens in servers with about 30+ people in them. If I'm playing in a server with 15 or less, then I get more in the range of 180+.

k - also this is on dust2

so theres lots of less stuff

m3ta1head
10-07-2006, 09:41 PM
Bump for purge!

Stay on topic, please

PirateMyke
10-20-2006, 07:23 AM
just did some wire management yesterday. my case temp has dropped about 7-10 degrees (fahrenheit).

http://img501.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ojloj9gc.jpg

took it just now.

i have the same case as you :)

eX`| FreSH
10-20-2006, 08:55 AM
I need some help !

My wire management is atrocious..

Managed to get the pictures before the battery ran on camera, sorry if they are a little low quality, maybe i will get some more later:

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7980/1hx1.jpg
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7204/2tr2.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/638/3zo8.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5642/4pb9.jpg
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8915/5mz0.jpg

Sorry the images are so big, 56k warning :(

eX`| FreSH
10-20-2006, 09:10 AM
New, high res pictures:

http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/1.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/2.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/3.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/4.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/5.JPG

T Rush
10-20-2006, 09:47 AM
I need some help !

My wire management is atrocious...

thats not all that bad, it does seem that you are kinda using the
"ball-it-up-and-shove-it-out-of-the-way-where-you-kinda-can't-see-it-method"
...but using tape to run some of the wires behind the mobo tray is a good idea

this is what I can offer for help:

1)there is no way to hide all the wires, so some wires/cables will need to be seen, so pick which ones those will need to be and try to make a bold statement with them so that the are obvious and in plain view, and try to make them look good...seeing these wires looking very purposeful can add to the look of your computer(as opposed to them looking half hidden) and they will distract the eye from seeing some of the other wiring that you are trying to hide

2) place the cold cathode lights where you can not directly look at the bulbs, and where you only see the light they give off....one of the tubes you have looks as if it might be able to fit behind that rail running running in front of the PSU to the drive cage, this looks to be the perfect spot to light the inside of the case from

3) wrapping wires in colored tape is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to combine a group of wires going along a common path, you can make it like a main 'artery' with smaller 'veins' coming off it...when done with black electrical tape, this 'tree' becomes almost invisible

4) for some wires(like the CPU heatsink fan wire) I use the "bomb wire" method...this is where the wire is coiled up and looks like a spring...take a short pencil, and wind-up the wire starting at the connector tightly around it, coiling it down the length of the pencil so its like a tight spring, turn the pencil holding the wire flat around covering it until you get to the heatsink, and then slip the pencil out...this gives you a spring that you can stretch to just the length you need...this could be used for small wires coming off the 'main vein/artery' also

5) removing all the hardware and spray painting the inside of the case(black or a color) is a great way to either hide wires(if painted black, and the wires are wrapped in black tape) or add a 'finished' custom look(with painting a color) to the inside of the case
...even a poorly done paint job will look great, as its hard to really get a close look at it, and you just get the over all effect

eX`| FreSH
10-20-2006, 09:50 AM
thats not all that bad, it does seem that you are kinda using the
"ball-it-up-and-shove-it-out-of-the-way-where-you-kinda-can't-see-it-method"
...but using tape to run some of the wires behind the mobo tray is a good idea

this is what I can offer for help:

1)there is no way to hide all the wires, so some wires/cables will need to be seen, so pick which ones those will need to be and try to make a bold statement with them so that the are obvious and in plain view, and try to make them look good...seeing these wires looking very purposeful can add to the look of your computer(as opposed to them looking half hidden) and they will distract the eye from seeing some of the other wiring that you are trying to hide

2) place the cold cathode lights where you can not directly look at the bulbs, and where you only see the light they give off....one of the tubes you have looks as if it might be able to fit behind that rail running running in front of the PSU to the drive cage, this looks to be the perfect spot to light the inside of the case from

3) wrapping wires in colored tape is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to combine a group of wires going along a common path, you can make it like a main 'artery' with smaller 'veins' coming off it...when done with black electrical tape, this 'tree' becomes almost invisible

4) removing all the hardware and spray painting the inside of the case(black or a color) is a great way to either hide wires(if painted black, and the wires are wrapped in black tape) or add a 'finished' custom look(with painting a color) to the inside of the case
...even a poorly done paint job will look great, as its hard to really get a close look at it, and you just get the over all effect

Wow, thanks for your help mate.

I was thinking of spraying the inside black the other day, will definately do that, and my local hardware store sells black cable sleeves !

Any tips on spraying it black, and precautions, etc?

T Rush
10-20-2006, 10:18 AM
you missed my edit :)


...

4) for some wires(like the CPU heatsink fan wire) I use the "bomb wire" method...this is where the wire is coiled up and looks like a spring...take a short pencil, and wind-up the wire starting at the connector tightly around it, coiling it down the length of the pencil so its like a tight spring, turn the pencil holding the wire flat around covering it until you get to the heatsink, and then slip the pencil out...this gives you a spring that you can stretch to just the length you need...this could be used for small wires coming off the 'main vein/artery' also

5) removing all the ...

T Rush
10-20-2006, 10:30 AM
Any tips on spraying it black, and precautions, etc?

oh, disassemble the case as much as possible(like what you have with the front and sides off) and spend a bunch of time with a lot of masking tape, tape over any holes from the outside, and I also paint the 'body'(the part you see inside the case) of the CD/DVD and Floppy drives to match
...when you take the motherboard out, put the screws back in the 'stand-offs', this keeps them from getting lost, keeps paint out of the screw holes/threads, allows the motherboard to still be grounded to the case so the paint doesn't insulate it, and the head of the screws will come out painted to match
(no need to try to paint all of the area that will be hidden behind the motherboard)

eX`| FreSH
10-20-2006, 11:35 AM
Ok, will ask my mother to pick up some black spray paint tommorow.

Ive had experience with spray painting before, doing murals, etc..So im guessing its just normal spraying, spraying from an equal distance for an equal finish, right?

So heres my plan:

1. Turn off computer (LOL eSure ;) )
2. Take off case, remove had drives, power supply, motherboard, fans, etc..
3. Remove motherboard (However, i plan the leave the memory, and CPU installed)
4. Spray the paint and leave it dry.

www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/6.JPG

Theres my PC now, where do you think would be good places to hide the bulbs (I like my lighting though)

T Rush
10-20-2006, 12:07 PM
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build5/6.JPG




ack!!...I'm blind now

but yeah(taking a second to regain my vision) just leave the CPU, heatsink, and RAM all in the motherboard(I find that the heatsink is a good place to hold the motherboard by when positioning it in the case or picking it up)


are you sure you don't want to paint the inside of the case a color?

here is one I did black http://i3.tinypic.com/vy8myu.jpg
and another I did orange http://i3.tinypic.com/vy8jmq.jpg

...if you painted yours blue or green(if those are the colors of your lights) and place the tube bulbs where you can't look directly at them, they would really light up the inside of the case....the lights I have inside the case that was internally painted black don't do much at all....but that orange case, I used just 'Day Glow' safety orange spray paint(which is UV reactive) http://i11.tinypic.com/4i59aag.jpg
... just lights up crazy http://i11.tinypic.com/2i7nu47.jpg & http://i11.tinypic.com/313rw47.jpg

..that has three 12" tube lights mounted on the removable side panel around the window at the top, bottom and front edges(top and front are orange lights, bottom is UV) and a round UV tube light on the window fan

if you have done some cool painting with spray paint, what if you got like a can of blue and a can of green(they sell the safety UV day-glow paint at hardware stores in those colors) and just kinda tried to see what you could do with mixing two colors in stripes or clouds or squiggles shapes or something in there...maybe cut a stencil for tribal patterns?

eX`| FreSH
10-20-2006, 12:17 PM
Mmmnn, man that orange looks very nicely done.

Now you've tempted me to do mine a color :p


I'll try and pick up some UV reactive spray paint then.

PS: My lighting isnt usually like that, all the lights have gone in my room and i cant see anything otherwise ^^ The green cathode was there so i could do homework. They're usually both on the bottom of the case.

So you think a blue colour would look good?

Death&Demise
10-20-2006, 01:46 PM
Trush, you have some cool case colors. Orange is a really strong color. I like blue better but black is nice too.

c0rbin
10-20-2006, 01:49 PM
The Ultimate Case (http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4062/picture009ff1.jpg)

Temperatures:

Old- 56C load (Orthos)

New- 41C load

Daemon
10-20-2006, 02:31 PM
Can somebody tell me what are those blue thick wires in that case?
http://i1.tinypic.com/oh5sfs.jpg
;)

c0rbin
10-20-2006, 02:40 PM
Watercooling tubes.

Death&Demise
10-20-2006, 02:44 PM
The watercooling tubes look to be 3/4 of an inch and have blue dye running through them and blue led's. I believe that's rotndude's pc.

Styrak
10-20-2006, 07:11 PM
The Ultimate Case (http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4062/picture009ff1.jpg)

Temperatures:

Old- 56C load (Orthos)

New- 41C load

Except if you SPILL anything on it or near it. Or knock if off the desk. Or crush it with something. Then you'll be wishing you had a case.

kingcars66
10-20-2006, 07:50 PM
Before major wire management:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer1cropped.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer2cropped.jpg

After major wire management:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/goodwiringnoside.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/goodwiring.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/goodwiringdark.jpg

Still isn't great by any means, but at least now it's presentable. And a heck of a lot better than before. There are still a few small things I wanna change, but thats about what I was shooting for. For the record, I'm not trying to hide all of my wires, because I like the blue glow, but I at least want them decetly organized. I think it looks pretty good now.

ChikenBiscits
10-20-2006, 08:08 PM
Before major wire management:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer1cropped.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/computer2cropped.jpg

After major wire management:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/goodwiringnoside.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/goodwiring.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/kingcars/goodwiringdark.jpg

Still isn't great by any means, but at least now it's presentable. And a heck of a lot better than before. There are still a few small things I wanna change, but thats about what I was shooting for. For the record, I'm not trying to hide all of my wires, because I like the blue glow, but I at least want them decetly organized. I think it looks pretty good now.
Looks better man, Grade A material.

7he Architect
10-20-2006, 09:21 PM
nevermind. Looks good :)

Death&Demise
10-21-2006, 09:47 PM
Nice pics. I like all of them. My pc itself has good wire management but it can be better. It's far away from the back so more air is flowing through the back fan.

RedRumy3
10-22-2006, 08:00 AM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4596/ninjaplus027ft3.jpg

getting new vga cooler for x1800xt just waiting on my refund for a doa motherboard and i will be getting this cooler http://svc.com/hr-03.html

and run it passive since it owns. :D

matttt
10-22-2006, 10:36 AM
First build, CD-Rom power and IDE cable aren't in yet due to the ide cable not fitting in (don't ask :/)

http://img336.imageshack.us/img336/4495/wiresnoide002lg3.jpg

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/6488/wiresnoide007br0.jpg

http://img309.imageshack.us/img309/1751/wiresnoide004yp6.jpg

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4301/wiresnoide009hz5.jpg

Any tips? ta

eX`| FreSH
10-22-2006, 10:37 AM
First build, CD-Rom power and IDE cable aren't in yet due to the ide cable not fitting in (don't ask :/)

http://img336.imageshack.us/img336/4495/wiresnoide002lg3.jpg

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/6488/wiresnoide007br0.jpg

http://img309.imageshack.us/img309/1751/wiresnoide004yp6.jpg

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4301/wiresnoide009hz5.jpg

Any tips? ta

Sexy ;)

Nice one ;D

Death&Demise
10-22-2006, 10:43 AM
Sexy ;)

Nice one ;D

Yeah. Nice pc. Also it's clean and nice wire management.

matttt
10-22-2006, 11:02 AM
another - http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/7198/picture005qe4.jpg :)

xero273
10-22-2006, 11:05 AM
looks nice, but I'm not a real big fan of the Lanboy case. I have one and really don't like it.

eX`| FreSH
10-22-2006, 11:07 AM
looks nice, but I'm not a real big fan of the Lanboy case. I have one and really don't like it.

I'll take it off your hands : ]

RedRumy3
10-22-2006, 01:40 PM
First build, CD-Rom power and IDE cable aren't in yet due to the ide cable not fitting in (don't ask :/)

http://img336.imageshack.us/img336/4495/wiresnoide002lg3.jpg

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/6488/wiresnoide007br0.jpg

http://img309.imageshack.us/img309/1751/wiresnoide004yp6.jpg

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4301/wiresnoide009hz5.jpg

Any tips? ta
hehe saw this on ocf lol anyway, heres my tip

i would turn the artic cooling that the fan is to the right and the blows air towards the 120mm so it gets sucked right out.

heres a pic of how mine was this is old but yea

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2353/dsc001265iw.jpg

u have to unscrew the turning knob and take off the bracket and rotate it you should see how

matttt
10-22-2006, 02:43 PM
There is a large heatsink below it and that's the only way it fits, even with it that way the plastic fan cage touches it

eX`| FreSH
10-23-2006, 01:24 PM
I really suck at this with my cheap case :P

www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/1.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/2.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/3.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/4.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/5.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/6.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/7.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/8.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/9.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/10.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/11.jpg

Tips?

m3ta1head
10-23-2006, 01:31 PM
I really suck at this with my cheap case :P

www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/1.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/2.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/3.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/4.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/5.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/6.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/7.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/8.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/9.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/10.jpg
www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/build7/11.jpg

Tips?

I can't say I have any. Other than the wires running out the back, that looks to be as good as it gets. Excellent job.

You could go all the way and drill holes for the SATA and IDE cables, but that's not going to make it look all that better anyway, and the marginal cost would be exceeding the benefit :p

edit: ok, I recognize the wire running from the rear exhaust fan now...instead of having it run out the back, wrap the wire around the fan to cut the slack. Tape it down if nessecary.

eX`| FreSH
10-23-2006, 01:35 PM
I can't say I have any. Other than the wires running out the back, that looks to be as good as it gets. Excellent job.

You could go all the way and drill holes for the SATA and IDE cables, but that's not going to make it look all that better anyway, and the marginal cost would be exceeding the benefit :p

edit: ok, I recognize the wire running from the rear exhaust fan now...instead of having it run out the back, wrap the wire around the fan to cut the slack. Tape it down if nessecary.

Ok :) Will do some more another time, thinking of getting an aftermarket cooler so i dont need that PCI fan.

m3ta1head
10-23-2006, 03:43 PM
Ok :) Will do some more another time, thinking of getting an aftermarket cooler so i dont need that PCI fan.

I meant the chassis fan, not the PCI slot cooler.

And as for the PCI slot cooler, yeah, scrap it.

eX`| FreSH
10-23-2006, 03:45 PM
Yeah, I knew you meant the chassis fan ;)

The PCI slot fan really helps my temperatures with the GPU though, the fan from the GPU just blows straight down.

With the PCI cooler there it takes the hot air blown from the GPU and chucks it out of the case.

It literally gives me around 3-5C.

m3ta1head
10-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Try moving it down a slot to see if there is greater improvement.

eX`| FreSH
10-23-2006, 03:50 PM
How do you mean? Improvement in looks or temperature?

c0rbin
10-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Has taught me the importance of ambient temperatures...

72F Ambient
45C Load

76F Ambient
45C Load

78F Ambient
46C Load

71F Ambient
Load 43C

Opteron 165 2.8GHz 1.5V

Picture 1 (http://img439.imageshack.us/img439/4848/picture008um2.jpg)

Picture 2 (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9941/picture009eo4.jpg)

So much for wire management though...

eX`| FreSH
10-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Has taught me the importance of ambient temperatures...

72F Ambient
45C Load

76F Ambient
45C Load

78F Ambient
46C Load

71F Ambient
Load 43C

Opteron 165 2.8GHz 1.5V

Picture 1 (http://img439.imageshack.us/img439/4848/picture008um2.jpg)

Picture 2 (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9941/picture009eo4.jpg)

So much for wire management though...

Doesnt that get dusty?

m3ta1head
10-23-2006, 04:14 PM
How do you mean? Improvement in looks or temperature?

Temperature

c0rbin
10-23-2006, 04:19 PM
Doesnt that get dusty?

I have had it like that for 2 weeks and I haven't found any yet...

EleMenT_BL
10-23-2006, 04:38 PM
I'll have to take some more pics because this is with the UV and side panel on:

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh5sfs.jpg

What kind of case is that?

Death&Demise
10-23-2006, 04:42 PM
I think it was a lian-li that rotndude had.

rotNdude
10-23-2006, 04:54 PM
What kind of case is that?

Lian-Li PC-75B.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1711/cst-53/Lian-Li_Classic_Series_PC-75B_Black_Full_Tower_Case.html?tl=g1c7s12

Here's my new case I'm working on:

Before (http://i13.tinypic.com/2gwi6gh.jpg)

After (http://i13.tinypic.com/357my4k.jpg)

I still need to get the lights installed under the drive bays. :D

Death&Demise
10-23-2006, 05:22 PM
That looks like your building a new room. That's nice. The after pic doesn't seem to load?
Now it does. Is that your kitchen?

EleMenT_BL
10-23-2006, 05:30 PM
Compaq FTW! NOT! I need serious help with my wire management :(

1 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01329.jpg)

2 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01331.jpg)

3 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01332.jpg)

4 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01333.jpg)

I have so many un-used connectors I could cry. I need somewhere to put them >_<

Edit: Ewww those are really bad pics. I'll try to get some better ones.

DiZzyBonne2
10-25-2006, 05:43 AM
http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer001md1.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer002ts6.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer003bq6.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer004ht5.jpg

:D

EleMenT_BL
10-26-2006, 03:26 PM
http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer001md1.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer002ts6.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer003bq6.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer004ht5.jpg

:D

Wow.. you need to dust that thing off :)

Bains
10-29-2006, 10:07 AM
http://www.jdees.org/upload/userfiles/Bains/scan000121.jpg

god like is it not?

Death&Demise
10-29-2006, 12:22 PM
http://www.jdees.org/upload/userfiles/Bains/scan000121.jpg

god like is it not?

Nice desk and wire management and stuff.

m3ta1head
10-29-2006, 01:08 PM
Compaq FTW! NOT! I need serious help with my wire management :(

1 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01329.jpg)

2 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01331.jpg)

3 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01332.jpg)

4 (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room11/272521/DSC01333.jpg)

I have so many un-used connectors I could cry. I need somewhere to put them >_<

Edit: Ewww those are really bad pics. I'll try to get some better ones.

Pictures aren't working.

http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer001md1.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer002ts6.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer003bq6.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer004ht5.jpg

:D

Start with the obvious. Tuck unused connections away. Don't let excess wires get tangled in wires that are being used. Post pictures when you're done and we'll go from there.

http://www.jdees.org/upload/userfiles/Bains/scan000121.jpg

god like is it not?

You're killing the point of this thread :p

Bains
10-29-2006, 01:37 PM
Dont worry wiremanagement will be done very soon to it, just gotta get my hand on some new zip ties so I can cut the old ones. I'm gonna do the tuck away basically into the drivebays.

PirateMyke
10-29-2006, 05:08 PM
well here it goes.... :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/Picture020.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/IMGP1543.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/IMGP1542.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/IMGP1541.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/IMGP1539.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/IMGP1538.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/piratemyke/Gaming%20Rig/IMGP1537.jpg

what do you guys think???

"note" sorry for the old links... i hope this fixes them :)

Have a Cigar
10-29-2006, 05:12 PM
well here it goes.... :)

http://lh5.google.com/aimforsilence/RUU_-XmaABI/AAAAAAAAAAc/0ONAi1P-pfQ/Picture%20020.jpg?imgmax=512
http://lh5.google.com/aimforsilence/RUVAWzk8ABI/AAAAAAAAAAk/Q3MVBd4g6FY/IMGP1537.JPG?imgmax=720
http://lh4.google.com/aimforsilence/RUVAc8k3ABI/AAAAAAAAAAs/YOjG0LrTC9A/IMGP1538.JPG?imgmax=720
http://lh6.google.com/aimforsilence/RUVAg-PtABI/AAAAAAAAAA0/pXBrdyZfnE8/IMGP1539.JPG?imgmax=512
http://lh4.google.com/aimforsilence/RUVAkiR4ABI/AAAAAAAAAA8/hx-ZqwJNdNo/IMGP1541.JPG?imgmax=720
http://lh6.google.com/aimforsilence/RUVAub0rABI/AAAAAAAAABE/cbsxom4y29o/IMGP1542.JPG?imgmax=720
http://lh3.google.com/aimforsilence/RUVAxqMfABI/AAAAAAAAABM/VMUb8lv_WNA/IMGP1543.JPG?imgmax=512


what do you guys think???

None of the links work.

PirateMyke
10-29-2006, 05:21 PM
I fixed it... hope that works better... tell me what you think and any improvements i could have for cable management!!

Death&Demise
10-29-2006, 05:28 PM
I think you have some nice management but it could be better.

PirateMyke
10-29-2006, 05:32 PM
I think you have some nice management but it could be better.

i would love a suggestion on how to make my management better.. always looking for reasons to open up my case ;) :p :D

Death&Demise
10-29-2006, 05:33 PM
Try tuck your molex cables more to the right behind the 5.25" cd bay so they don't stick out as much.

PirateMyke
10-29-2006, 06:01 PM
will do :)

thanks

Death&Demise
10-29-2006, 06:02 PM
Yeah. It will help your airflow AND it will look nicer since you see your nice parts instead of UGLY wires all over the place. :)

eX`| FreSH
10-30-2006, 11:16 AM
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5070/idexd2.jpg
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6797/ide1cb3.jpg

With my new chrome IDE cables :D

Have a Cigar
10-30-2006, 11:22 AM
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5070/idexd2.jpg
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6797/ide1cb3.jpg

With my new chrome IDE cables :D

Is that chrome one that looks like it is near the PSU connected to anything? - just seems a wierd place that's all.

Nice mouse.

eX`| FreSH
10-30-2006, 12:05 PM
Its going into the CD drive :)

If you see the cables, they have a slave, then about 3/4 foot of cable then the primary.

The primary is going into the DVD Drive, the slave is just hanging there. I like how it covers up the 12V and the HSF fan and looks a lot better.

DiZzyBonne2
10-30-2006, 12:27 PM
Well I fixed my wire management, I tucked my unused wires behind my drive bays, and whatever's left I'm hiding inside my unused 5.25" bays. I'll take a picture later when I'm not lazy :D.

DiZzyBonne2
10-30-2006, 10:22 PM
Okay, I uploaded the new pictures:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/DiZzyBonne/Computer020.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/DiZzyBonne/Computer021.jpg

Jay
10-31-2006, 03:24 AM
Okay, I uploaded the new pictures:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/DiZzyBonne/Computer020.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/DiZzyBonne/Computer021.jpg

its getting better ;)

still needs some work though.

eX`| FreSH
10-31-2006, 03:36 AM
Okay, I uploaded the new pictures:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/DiZzyBonne/Computer020.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b304/DiZzyBonne/Computer021.jpg

Get a can of compressed air too.. ;)

Jay
11-09-2006, 10:38 AM
not the simplest case to wire, but i'm getting there

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0252.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0246.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0248.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0251.jpg

still needs a bit of work.. been looking for some split loom to cover all the cables comming from the PSU at the top... one blue tube would look better then the current multi rapped bundle of wires.

Rafiq_kassam1
11-09-2006, 10:40 AM
not the simplest case to wire, but i'm getting there

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0252.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0246.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0248.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0251.jpg

still needs a bit of work.. been looking for some split loom to cover all the cables comming from the PSU at the top... one blue tube would look better then the current multi rapped bundle of wires.
Nice, but yes it could get better, just work on it. :D

Anyways, you know the rear HDD cage, if you are not using it....remove it. That's what I did.

Jay
11-09-2006, 10:53 AM
Nice, but yes it could get better, just work on it. :D

Anyways, you know the rear HDD cage, if you are not using it....remove it. That's what I did.

can i see how you have done yours?

the HDD cage has all my cables for my fans and my inverters etc

Rafiq_kassam1
11-09-2006, 11:13 AM
can i see how you have done yours?

the HDD cage has all my cables for my fans and my inverters etc

My wire management is crappy to so....

http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010018rx4.jpg
http://img376.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010009oj3.jpg

Jay
11-09-2006, 11:15 AM
the kandalf / armor cases are renound for being hard to wire

Rafiq_kassam1
11-09-2006, 11:16 AM
the kandalf / armor cases are renound for being hard to wire

Not true. I have seen many pictures of the kandalf/armor having GREAT wire management. It's just that I just at it.

Jay
11-09-2006, 11:23 AM
Not true. I have seen many pictures of the kandalf/armor having GREAT wire management. It's just that I just at it.

if you could find them pictures I would love to see them

RedRumy3
11-09-2006, 12:23 PM
=]

http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/5950/img0371lg7.jpg

Supra_138
11-09-2006, 12:54 PM
=]

http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/5950/img0371lg7.jpg

No offense but whoever made that cpu cooler fan is a really bad designer, its like they forgot to add the fan on so they've just added a peice of bendy metal and a 80mm or 92mm fan to the side of it:(

RedRumy3
11-09-2006, 01:36 PM
No offense but whoever made that cpu cooler fan is a really bad designer, its like they forgot to add the fan on so they've just added a peice of bendy metal and a 80mm or 92mm fan to the side of it:(

its 120mm fan and i can add more as well, still a good cooler so im happy with it

bilal_786_786
11-09-2006, 02:39 PM
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5557/dsc00083qe6.jpg

^ Do you think I should hide the wires or leave them?


http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/50/dsc00014lc1.jpg

eX`| FreSH
11-09-2006, 02:51 PM
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5557/dsc00083qe6.jpg

^ Do you think I should hide the wires or leave them?


http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/50/dsc00014lc1.jpg

I think you should move the UV lights so you cant see the physical bulbs but the light still lights up the UV reactive stuff.

Jay
11-09-2006, 04:34 PM
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5557/dsc00083qe6.jpg

^ Do you think I should hide the wires or leave them?


http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/50/dsc00014lc1.jpg

man thats just painful

as said above move the UVs so you can't see their direct light and yes, tidy the cables

here is my uv setup

you can't see the actual lights just their effects

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0251.jpg

Rafiq_kassam1
11-09-2006, 04:36 PM
What 120mm UV fan is that on the rear. I want to get one.

Jay
11-09-2006, 04:40 PM
thermaltake UV Blue 120mm

don't buy the fans with built in UV LEDs though, they look cheap

I had a real hard time finding 120mm not lit UV Fans though, Ebay was the only place I could get one and that took about 2 weeks of searching, don't know if the general stock levels are higher now or not.

Jay
11-16-2006, 09:22 AM
all the left overs from other system I buildgoes into this one

lol

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0132.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0137.jpg

The messy part of the case
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0138.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0143.jpg

UA 49n50 24e0
11-21-2006, 01:50 PM
i dont have any good pics at this time but i will post them later, i dont have batteries for my camera :p

here is two

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/EUUA/2.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/EUUA/1.jpg

it is not dust its just finger prints and stuff. i had no time to wipe that out

ZeusH8sU
11-21-2006, 01:53 PM
i dont have any good pics at this time but i will post them later, i dont have batteries for my camera :p

here is two

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/EUUA/2.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/EUUA/1.jpg

it is not dust its just finger prints and stuff. i had no time to wipe that out


Very nice.That's a awesome case too.

UA 49n50 24e0
11-21-2006, 01:57 PM
yea i would posted everything earlier but i was waiting for mob so i could not :p

eX`| FreSH
11-28-2006, 12:46 PM
New pictures, and changed some stuff around.

Im getting an Antec 900 at christmas, cant wait. UA 49n50 24e0, you're wire management is emmence, I cant wait for that case now.

What it took: http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6980/pict0454le5.jpg

Wire managed: http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5352/pict0455mh3.jpg

Any tips / ideas? Im not gonna do anything major, wont have this case for long now :) UA, how do you find that case in general?

Edit: Lol, 666 replies :)

sir-towlie
12-07-2006, 08:47 PM
http://www.freewebs.com/pioneerdatasolutions/100%5F1113.JPG

wizardmon364
12-26-2006, 09:26 PM
Hows this guys?!?

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2193/dcp2289mx7.jpg

ZeusH8sU
12-26-2006, 09:44 PM
Hows this guys?!?

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2193/dcp2289mx7.jpg



Meh...Needs work.


Work in progress.

noga
12-27-2006, 12:48 AM
New pictures, and changed some stuff around.

Im getting an Antec 900 at christmas, cant wait. UA 49n50 24e0, you're wire management is emmence, I cant wait for that case now.

What it took: http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6980/pict0454le5.jpg

Wire managed: http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5352/pict0455mh3.jpg

Any tips / ideas? Im not gonna do anything major, wont have this case for long now :) UA, how do you find that case in general?

Edit: Lol, 666 replies :)


DEAR JESUS! WHY IS THERE TIN FOIL IN YOUR CASE!

ZeusH8sU
12-27-2006, 03:07 AM
He doesn't want the man knowing where he's surfing to..

Jay
12-31-2006, 05:08 AM
Well this continues to develop

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0176.jpg

None Modular PSU (Nightmare for wire management)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0175.jpg

Close ups of main wire area

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0174.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0172.jpg

One from distance

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0173.jpg

... and with the side on

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/jay_oasis/IMAG0178.jpg

Don't forget in there I have...

2 x SATA hard drives
1 x X1900XT (wires ready for the crossfire card)
1 x Antec Spotcooler (P5W Southbridge get VERY hot!)
1 x DVD ROM
2 x UV lights
3 x Inverters
1 x Plasma light (under the case)
2 x 120mm fan
1 x 60mm fan
and a none modular PSU

still need to get my LED front panel, and my Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler

Anybody got any suggestions?

$wift$hot
12-31-2006, 06:08 AM
DEAR JESUS! WHY IS THERE TIN FOIL IN YOUR CASE!

Ex-Fresh has a new build now, it looks alot better than that thing:P

eX`| FreSH
12-31-2006, 06:24 AM
Ex-Fresh has a new build now, it looks alot better than that thing:P

Second hand cases ftl eh? :p

New rig looks nicer, its really hard to wire though, im gonna take some pictures in a bit and perhaps you guys can help me.

$wift$hot
12-31-2006, 06:27 AM
Yeh, yesterday i went to the hardware store and picked up 100 zip ties and a roll of electric tape because my wires are x2 bigger than my case, i just tied the unused ones up and put them in my unused DVD bay.

The first thing you should do is tape/zip tie all the cables together about 3 inches from the top, so they don't fly all over the place, most motherboards are different, so i can't really tell you personally where to put them, same with hard drives, they can go in different places.

eX`| FreSH
01-05-2007, 03:50 PM
Right, anyone fancy helping me out with my wires? I need a few tips and i'll do it tommorow then when im not tired.

They arent the best of pics, im sorry.

http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/1.jpg
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/3.jpg
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/4.jpg
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/5.jpg

The top looks awful, and the 12V and CPU fan. I just dont know what to do with them..

Jay
01-05-2007, 09:28 PM
Right, anyone fancy helping me out with my wires? I need a few tips and i'll do it tommorow then when im not tired.

They arent the best of pics, im sorry.

http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/1.jpg
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/3.jpg
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/4.jpg
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/5.jpg

The top looks awful, and the 12V and CPU fan. I just dont know what to do with them..

still good when its a none moduler PSU

eX`| FreSH
01-06-2007, 03:08 AM
Oh but its modular :(

eX`| FreSH
01-07-2007, 09:00 AM
Ok, I got new pictures, and I tied the wires at the top.

http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/PICT0500.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/PICT0499.JPG

What should I do with that IDE cable, and i think im going to put the 12V behind the PSU.

1337Weasel
01-07-2007, 07:31 PM
Ok, I got new pictures, and I tied the wires at the top.

http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/PICT0500.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/PICT0499.JPG

What should I do with that IDE cable, and i think im going to put the 12V behind the PSU.

you got the same case as me :)

m3ta1head
01-12-2007, 09:41 AM
Ok, I got new pictures, and I tied the wires at the top.

http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/PICT0500.JPG
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/wires/PICT0499.JPG

What should I do with that IDE cable, and i think im going to put the 12V behind the PSU.

It looks a lot better than the last pictures you posted.

Definitely get that IDE cable behind the bunch of wires coming from the power supply. Try to push the IDE cable as far back behind the hard drive and CD trays as possible. Use tape if nessecary.

As for the case wires on the botton, pull the slack from behind the hard drive side and tape them down, so those wires look straight (instead of curving all over the place like right now). If you just run them along the bottom edge of the motherboard tray, it'll look a lot better than it looks right now. Oh yeah.....move your case speaker too.

Where'd you get your hands on a tuniq, anyway?

6inger|3read
01-14-2007, 12:20 AM
* (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/808/wheresmoboie1.jpg) A picture of the motherboard w/side panel off
* (http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/5219/cagesyw6.jpg) A picture of HD cage
* (http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/5219/cagesyw6.jpg) A picture of CD drive cage
* (http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3100/powersupply1rx7.jpg)A picture of the power supply (http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8103/powersupply2gr3.jpg) corner
* (http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1759/intakenn9.jpg) A picture of front intake area
* (http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/492/behindpanelnl8.jpg) A picture of the backside of the mobo tray (take the other side panel off)
* (http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/6623/sidepanelrq3.jpg) A measurement of how far between the side panel and the motherboard tray on the back of the mobo tray

help please?


here (http://files-upload.com/files/57904/Pictures.rar.html) is all the pictures at original size if you want to go through them yourself... will need winrar

eX`| FreSH
01-18-2007, 09:53 AM
It looks a lot better than the last pictures you posted.

Definitely get that IDE cable behind the bunch of wires coming from the power supply. Try to push the IDE cable as far back behind the hard drive and CD trays as possible. Use tape if nessecary.

As for the case wires on the botton, pull the slack from behind the hard drive side and tape them down, so those wires look straight (instead of curving all over the place like right now). If you just run them along the bottom edge of the motherboard tray, it'll look a lot better than it looks right now. Oh yeah.....move your case speaker too.

Where'd you get your hands on a tuniq, anyway?

Hmn, i keep hearing about people having trouble with the tuniq, I got one about a week before christmas, and i had a choice of stores.

Twasnt cheap though. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-000-SB

Ive got some loom and cable ties now, i should be able to get this nearly perfect today.

Volta
01-18-2007, 10:38 AM
I love how i have 70000000 + wires filling up my case! lol i think its adds to the look....but yes i did keep them away from fans heatsinks and such :)

eX`| FreSH
01-18-2007, 12:11 PM
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/PICT0574.JPG

RedRumy3
01-18-2007, 02:42 PM
well here's recent but going to get a 8800gts probably next week x1800xt went bye bye lol

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8708/img1141ms7.jpg

noga
01-18-2007, 04:35 PM
well here's recent but going to get a 8800gts probably next week x1800xt went bye bye lol

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8708/img1141ms7.jpg

let me guess, you over clock a lot?

RedRumy3
01-18-2007, 07:41 PM
let me guess, you over clock a lot?

yea who doesnt overclock? :p

*Fragger*
01-18-2007, 07:57 PM
well here's recent but going to get a 8800gts probably next week x1800xt went bye bye lol

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8708/img1141ms7.jpg

Nice computer. Sleek,clean, and very tidy. Also nice picture. It really is a clear shot.

ZiNkEr
01-19-2007, 11:24 PM
HERES MY LIGHT SHOW LOL, has three power supplies, each 500, so (three plugs) all four graphics cards are water cooled, and cpu is nitrogen cooled. and on the other side theres a 20 in moniter for like lan games, or just for funLOL, took me one month? tell me if u like it!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i264/coryddd/DSC01037.jpg

ZeusH8sU
01-19-2007, 11:27 PM
IM BLIND!!!!!!!!!!!


Wow dude,How can anyone have a case that bright and have it sitting next to you and you're monitor?

ZiNkEr
01-19-2007, 11:32 PM
i have a cut switch, and i like it so bright people afford me 6,000 i said no LOL, worth more

eX`| FreSH
01-20-2007, 04:16 AM
Is it possible we can see an actual picture with a flash from the side on? :)

EDIT: NVM, ofc not its fake.

Greg2k6
01-20-2007, 12:31 PM
Never posted a reply in here because I never bothered with wire management, but I tried it out and well..

Was the best I could do, X-connect wires are hard to move.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9541/10909944mj.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6857/10909951ev.jpg
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3972/10909972xp.jpg

HERES MY LIGHT SHOW LOL, has three power supplies, each 500, so (three plugs) all four graphics cards are water cooled, and cpu is nitrogen cooled. and on the other side theres a 20 in moniter for like lan games, or just for funLOL, took me one month? tell me if u like it!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i264/coryddd/DSC01037.jpg


Hahahahahhaha! How much was the nitrogen lmaooo hahahahahhahahaha. Please stop posting! kthnx. lmao, 3 power supplies, and 4 graphics cards? I think not.

Green Machine.
01-20-2007, 12:35 PM
Um...No gfx? Onboard?

m3ta1head
01-20-2007, 12:54 PM
HERES MY LIGHT SHOW LOL, has three power supplies, each 500, so (three plugs) all four graphics cards are water cooled, and cpu is nitrogen cooled. and on the other side theres a 20 in moniter for like lan games, or just for funLOL, took me one month? tell me if u like it!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i264/coryddd/DSC01037.jpg

You jacked that picture from [H]ardforum

Greg2k6
01-20-2007, 01:01 PM
You jacked that picture from [H]ardforum

Actually, xoxideforums. He already tried passing it off as his own in a thread he made, and I blew up his spot.

ChikenBiscits
01-20-2007, 01:01 PM
You jacked that picture from [H]ardforum

Can you link us to the thread? I wanna see what the guy said about it. Also, The 7800GT Is still working good :).

Greg2k6
01-20-2007, 01:02 PM
Um...No gfx? Onboard?

I don't have the video card yet.

Greg2k6
01-20-2007, 01:02 PM
Can you link us to the thread? I wanna see what the guy said about it. Also, The 7800GT Is still working good :).

http://www.xoxideforums.com/case-gallery/48662-best-lite-show-case.html

Thats the real guy.

ChikenBiscits
01-20-2007, 01:03 PM
http://www.xoxideforums.com/case-gallery/48662-best-lite-show-case.html

Thats the real guy.

Ahh yea, Just found that too.

m3ta1head
01-20-2007, 01:24 PM
Actually, xoxideforums. He already tried passing it off as his own in a thread he made, and I blew up his spot.

The dude has posted the picture on [H] as well, and that's where I saw it.

Greg2k6
01-20-2007, 01:26 PM
The dude has posted the picture on [H] as well, and that's where I saw it.

ah, right.

eX`| FreSH
01-20-2007, 01:45 PM
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/finishedwires/

finally, thats finished.

IDE cable looks okish now too.

ChikenBiscits
01-20-2007, 01:58 PM
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/finishedwires/

finally, thats finished.

IDE cable looks okish now too.

Damn, Thats one of the best jobs ive seen. Great work!

eX`| FreSH
01-20-2007, 02:01 PM
Its not that good :P

I would of liked to do it without loom, but the extra ports at the back [2xUSB, 2x firewire] are necessary, and it looked awful when they were just there. It makes it look nicer than it actually is when the wires are all the same colour.

hl_gamer_123
01-20-2007, 02:55 PM
Heres mine

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1540/img00849jh.jpg

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8665/img00910fr.jpg

Reason why I have fans/cpu fan backwards is because the hot air coming from the CPU cooler and the hot air rising from the video card fan goes right into that 80 mm fan. It does great cooling on my CPU and GPU, and the PSU fan coming out the back doesn't go back in because hot air rises. I reversed all my fans and it didn't work as well, so don't complain :P

What do you guys think?

m3ta1head
01-20-2007, 04:08 PM
http://www.dean.sys-xtreme.com/finishedwires/

finally, thats finished.

IDE cable looks okish now too.

Looks pretty good. Good enough that at this point the wires are no longer blocking airflow.

If you want to continue any further just for the sake of making it a little neater, whip out that dremel and cut that mobo tray up ;)

Heres mine

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1540/img00849jh.jpg

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8665/img00910fr.jpg

Reason why I have fans/cpu fan backwards is because the hot air coming from the CPU cooler and the hot air rising from the video card fan goes right into that 80 mm fan. It does great cooling on my CPU and GPU, and the PSU fan coming out the back doesn't go back in because hot air rises. I reversed all my fans and it didn't work as well, so don't complain :P

What do you guys think?

Looks alright, however, I'm quite sure that you've got the arctic heatsink flipped around the other way, hence the weirdness of the entire fan setup.

You could tidy the wires up a lot more. Put a little effort into it and you'll have some fantastic results. Pull all the slack and tape it off. Reroute wires that are out in the open to edges and corners. Even though they will still be visible, they will look significantly better.

Greg2k6
01-20-2007, 04:10 PM
Looks pretty good. Good enough that at this point the wires are no longer blocking airflow.

If you want to continue any further just for the sake of making it a little neater, whip out that dremel and cut that mobo tray up ;)



Looks alright, however, I'm quite sure that you've got the arctic heatsink flipped around the other way, hence the weirdness of the entire fan setup.

You could tidy the wires up a lot more. Put a little effort into it and you'll have some fantastic results. Pull all the slack and tape it off. Reroute wires that are out in the open to edges and corners. Even though they will still be visible, they will look significantly better.

Didnt comment mine. Although Im not sure i want one =P

m3ta1head
01-20-2007, 04:23 PM
Never posted a reply in here because I never bothered with wire management, but I tried it out and well..

Was the best I could do, X-connect wires are hard to move.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9541/10909944mj.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6857/10909951ev.jpg
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3972/10909972xp.jpg



Sorry greg, I didn't notice your pictures. It looks decent, but it can be improved easily.

Let's see...start by cleaning up the clusterXXXX at the bottom, near the hard drive. Reroute wires so that they are not tangled/intertwined. Tuck the 12v line to the motherboard underneath the tray completely (right now it's only in there partially.) Next, instead of having the main motherboard connecter and IDE cable go into the hard drive cage as you have it right now, try your best to tuck the cables behind the hard drive cage completely. I know those X Connect cables aren't very flexy, but try your best to shove it in there. Use strong tape if you need it. Finally, wrap the CPU fan wire around the side of the heatsink itself and lead it to the 3 pin header (as opposed to leaving it hanging over the heatsink)

Finish that, post new pictures, and then we'll go from there :)

m3ta1head
01-20-2007, 04:34 PM
Damn, Thats one of the best jobs ive seen. Great work!

One of the best jobs I've seen:

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1030450108&postcount=4982

Molotov
02-10-2007, 04:40 PM
Et fini:

Ghetto modded TT PSU :D
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8379/dsc00111cf7.jpg
HD's inside the ICage
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9397/dsc00113dj9.jpg
Blurry CD drive
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/175/dsc00114cl1.jpg
Round IDE's ftw
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5926/dsc00112yt8.jpg
Sexyness :cool:
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5944/dsc00116wm3.jpg

Cookies
03-06-2007, 01:37 PM
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3676/image042la7.jpg

crap pic i know..but meh!:P

noga
03-06-2007, 08:58 PM
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3676/image042la7.jpg

crap pic i know..but meh!:P


cant see much

RedRumy3
03-07-2007, 12:42 AM
not finished waiting on my ram and my ultra-120 backplate, then i will hide wires more :D

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/540/img1461id2.jpg

Technex
03-07-2007, 01:07 AM
not finished waiting on my ram and my ultra-120 backplate, then i will hide wires more :D

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/540/img1461id2.jpg


Ewwwwww stock Intel cooler ftl :P. Get a Thermal Take big typhoon :D.

RedRumy3
03-07-2007, 06:50 AM
Ewwwwww stock Intel cooler ftl :P. Get a Thermal Take big typhoon :D.

why would i when i have a ultra-120 ;) just have to wait a bit

AlecJ32
03-07-2007, 07:11 AM
I would manage my wires, but alas, I have a very small case, and my power supply has rather long, stiff, loose(by loose, I mean not tightly bound together.) cables. When I get a new PSU I will do some wireing.

noga
03-07-2007, 07:22 PM
I would manage my wires, but alas, I have a very small case, and my power supply has rather long, stiff, loose(by loose, I mean not tightly bound together.) cables. When I get a new PSU I will do some wireing.

tisk tisk tisk, thats not an excuse. I've worked in really small cases. It's all about patients and being careful

m3ta1head
03-07-2007, 07:27 PM
I would manage my wires, but alas, I have a very small case, and my power supply has rather long, stiff, loose(by loose, I mean not tightly bound together.) cables. When I get a new PSU I will do some wireing.

No excuses man, no excuses :)

Get some zip ties if you want to tighten those cables up, although I'd recommend the exact opposite-you want to have those split so you can route them appropriately do their different destinations, and do so in an organized manner. Having one big bundle of wires generally isn't a good idea, as there really isn't a good way to hide it.

AlecJ32
03-07-2007, 07:42 PM
No excuses man, no excuses :)

Get some zip ties if you want to tighten those cables up, although I'd recommend the exact opposite-you want to have those split so you can route them appropriately do their different destinations, and do so in an organized manner. Having one big bundle of wires generally isn't a good idea, as there really isn't a good way to hide it.

Hey, I'd like to see you do something with it.

Green Machine.
03-07-2007, 07:43 PM
http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture114jr4.jpg

Here you go, and I just relised that my CPU cooler is backwards and does that really matter? Dont worry my Scythe Ninja is comming soon.

m3ta1head
03-07-2007, 08:09 PM
Hey, I'd like to see you do something with it.

I've worked in some pretty tough cases before...I'm talking like, extremely, extremely strange machines, like the Dell Optiplex.

Wiring those are NOT fun...but it can be done.

PotShotScott
03-08-2007, 01:19 AM
Here's my work:

http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2634.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2635.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2636.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2629.JPG

Viscerality
03-08-2007, 01:27 AM
Nice, PotShotScott.

dustbunny
03-08-2007, 03:23 AM
Here's my work:

http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2634.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2635.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2636.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2629.JPG

What kind of case is that? I really like it.

AlecJ32
03-08-2007, 04:37 AM
I've worked in some pretty tough cases before...I'm talking like, extremely, extremely strange machines, like the Dell Optiplex.

Wiring those are NOT fun...but it can be done.

It's noting against you, I know you have plenty more wiring experiance than me. But you cant run wires behind the mobo or anything with my tower, and the PSU has way too many, long cables that barely fit in my small tower. You physically cannot put the wires from that cheap crappy PSU anywhere.

Technex
03-08-2007, 07:54 AM
Here's my work:

http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2634.JPG (http://home.comcast.net/%7Epotshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2634.JPG)
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2635.JPG (http://home.comcast.net/%7Epotshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2635.JPG)
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2636.JPG (http://home.comcast.net/%7Epotshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2636.JPG)
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2629.JPG (http://home.comcast.net/%7Epotshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2629.JPG)

That's just plain awesome dude! :D

PotShotScott
03-08-2007, 08:23 AM
Thank you... its a DangerDen water case... when I built it, it was the fourth one that had been produced. I was lucky enough to go with a friend to the DD facilities and laser cut it that day. It was all done on a laser and was built the way I wanted it. They also helped out with the H20. You can find this case at dangerden.com now as I think they are finally selling it to the public. Thanks for the compliments guys.

PotShotScott

Oh, and with teh water, I can run my e6600 at 3240 MHz without voltage bumps at 40C under load. Heh.

sakkez
03-08-2007, 08:46 AM
That's just plain awesome dude! :D

QFT, that's amazing! n1 potshotscott

Emtiph
03-08-2007, 10:56 AM
hahah nice mate but IMO an ugly case.

Taerkastan
03-08-2007, 03:24 PM
Here's my work:

http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2634.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2635.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2636.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2629.JPG

Cool case!

cs_maan
03-08-2007, 04:00 PM
Wow all these make me so angry that I still haven't bought a bigger case to wire everything, just pray to god you don't have to see mine right now.

LordEC911
03-26-2007, 07:43 PM
About the best I can get it.

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4413/dscn0578he3.jpg
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5758/dscn0577ay5.jpg

xanavi1130
03-26-2007, 10:07 PM
how is this? its my first try

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8333/mycomp4cx8.jpg

Molotov
03-27-2007, 12:47 AM
That's good xanavi but try to hide the wires away somewhere. I put most of mine around the back of the PSU and behind the backplate. Also put them to the side of the CD drives ect.

eX`| FreSH
03-27-2007, 01:14 AM
Here's my work:

http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2634.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2635.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2636.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~potshotscott/dangerden/IMG_2629.JPG

Very nice, the only acrylic case ive seen pulled off well.

Squirrely1111
03-27-2007, 01:36 AM
Nice Rig PotShotScott....:cool:
Did you build the case or buy it?

I've just found this thread and I'm looking forward to Building my own Computer one Day...
Enjoyed the Picutes of Rigs so far and haven't seen all of them but will look a some whenever time permits me too...
For now my Dell Pre-built will have to do once I get a 8600GT in it ....

Custom Rigs are soooooo Cool........;)

Emtiph
03-27-2007, 01:41 AM
they are indeed cool. And so much fun too. I absolutely love building a computer my self. It's so exciting and you get so much satisfaction out of it.

TheBusGuy
04-06-2007, 03:39 PM
Not exactly a super job, but I was just in too much of a rush to put this thing together and see how it runs. I mostly just put all the wires together behind the drive bays. I'll probably do a better job later.



http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/1131/hpim0255xt4.jpg
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/4780/hpim0257fi8.jpg
http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/7848/hpim0258fa7.jpg
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/6720/hpim0259ku7.jpg

AlecJ32
04-06-2007, 04:24 PM
Next time I go to dust out the inside of my case, I'll try and do something with the wires, and I'll post a few pics.

King Nuthing
04-06-2007, 04:30 PM
http://img442.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc02340ov5.jpg Boo, scurred you right? Haha, I don't really like managing my wires.

hl_gamer_123
04-06-2007, 05:27 PM
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2312/picture003ax6.jpg

A lot of wires are tucked behind the case, I have tried really hard to make it look good, there's so many connections to drives and stuff in my computer, it's hard.

AlecJ32
04-06-2007, 05:36 PM
So nobody has any advise for me?

LordEC911
04-06-2007, 05:56 PM
So nobody has any advise for me?
What PSU do you have?
Can we get a picture of your actual insides.

KJSatz
04-06-2007, 06:14 PM
Yeah, the way you actually have it wired now is critical to trying to REwire it.

AlecJ32
04-06-2007, 06:42 PM
Edit: The pic? Too embarrasing. Sorry, its gone now.

KJSatz
04-06-2007, 06:46 PM
See all those molexes that aren't connected to anything? They go somewhere else. And that ribbon cable...redo that hardcore.

AlecJ32
04-06-2007, 06:49 PM
See all those molexes that aren't connected to anything? They go somewhere else. And that ribbon cable...redo that hardcore.

I physicaly cannot make the molex's go anywhere else. I am going to replace the ribbons too. Lets just move on. Anyone else have an awsome wire job? And I am not suggesting that mine is awsome.