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geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #135 on: December 31, 2011, 07:43:34 pm »
My desktop (GA-MA770-UD3 rev 1.0):







Shes getting updated slowly (current specs are in my signature - its the one on the left)

At the moment the inside of the case is like a rats nest so no pics of inside until shes all done :P
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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #136 on: December 31, 2011, 09:10:56 pm »
Looks impressive from the outside anyway! The HAF 932 cases are very good and look the part as well as having plenty of interior space. I have one for my work machine too.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #137 on: December 31, 2011, 09:55:18 pm »
Certainly beats the case I had before; that was a "cheap" £30 one from the local shop. I managed to get a year out of that case until I decided to get this one. Ive had it for over a year.

About the only thing I have done though is accidentally killed a fan for it measuring up for part of the update Im planning, but I might replace that fan with an LED one anyway ;)
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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #138 on: January 01, 2012, 11:08:46 am »
when I bought my case they still came with a silver (unpainted) inside. So the first job was to  make a few alterations to the windows and side panel etc before spraying everything black. Looks so muchj better now. I see that they supply them painted inside from new now. Big improvement.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #139 on: January 01, 2012, 12:01:56 pm »
Sounds like an idea (mines silver or grey as I would call it. Actually you could probably tell that from the pictures)

It also sounds like a lot of hard work and I dont know if I can be bothered painting all the silver black (and it would have to be done in matt black to match the rest of the case)

EDIT:
Actually, should I show my "rats nest"?
« Last Edit: January 01, 2012, 12:15:51 pm by cchaos »
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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #140 on: January 01, 2012, 04:26:45 pm »
Hey, it doesn't hurt to show the mess as it is now. You can then glory in how much of an improvement it is when you do the cable management.

I stripped the whole case down before painting it inside. Literaly removed every last nut and bolt but it wan't such a bad job to be honest as the case is designed well. I then sprayed the whole case inside and out so everything matched exactly. It is a hassle but worth doing especially if you intend to show off the inside of the case with lights etc.

Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #141 on: January 01, 2012, 05:13:33 pm »
And theres always the "how not to wire your new computer" factor ;)

Ok, when I get a free ten minutes I will upload it
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geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #142 on: January 01, 2012, 06:12:21 pm »
Ok, heres the outside without using the flash (fan removed as this is the one that is damaged)



And this is the area where I really have a problem:



Ive uploaded a zoomed in photo of the area in question, but I dont think its really worth posting here as I think you can tell where it is.

The plan:

For a start that grey IDE cable has to go. In fact if Im really honest that drive its connected to can disappear as well ;)

New power supply as the 530W is getting old and I think its out of warranty soon. A new one has already been recommended so I dont need any help for that (except just to check the length of the cables)

New motherboard to get fitted with the same CPU heatsink (for now) and change of memory (think Ive just got to decide on colour but thats about it)

New CPU heatsink. Again one has been chosen (and yet to be brought)

New graphics card (will save up for that first)

Might do some lights. Another LED fan is defo planned at least.

No plans for how long it will take; it will get done when its done
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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #143 on: January 01, 2012, 08:12:41 pm »
It's not nearly as bad as you lead us to believe! I thought there was cables everywhere but once you get shot of the IDE ribbon that will make a big difference. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #144 on: January 01, 2012, 08:40:19 pm »
It's not nearly as bad as you lead us to believe! I thought there was cables everywhere
Ok, so it is bad, but its not as bad as I thought? Ok, Im being too harsh on myself again (like always ;))

I know that it can be improved dramatically though. I rewired another one of my mates PC up after I done mine and that looked really neat in my opinion (just a shame I didnt grab a pic of the wiring), yet that was in a much smaller case.

once you get shot of the IDE ribbon that will make a big difference. ;)
Well, we shall see. Ive got stuff lying around and get second hand parts fairly easily enough so if I really want another SATA DVD drive I can probably get a second hand one on the cheap ;)

What I really need to do is decide on what Im doing with my card reader (thats the wire thats disconnected); I hardly use it.

Oh, and theres a slight give-away as to what board Im putting in the bottom photo, to the right but in the middle (if you know what I mean). Didnt think that was in the the photo  :-X
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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #145 on: January 02, 2012, 01:37:05 am »
Mine - Top Deck Station * Enermax MaxRevo 1350W PSU * Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 * Intel Intel Core i7-3960X @4.6GHz* Corsair H100 * Corsair 32GB @1866MHz 9 10 9 27 2T* 2 120GB Vertex3 Max IOPS SSDs in RAID0 * 2 750GB Western Digital Caviar Blacks in RAID1 * Plextor PX-LB950SA for a burner * LG UH12LS28 drive for a reader * MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II w/2GB DDR5 running dual ASUS VW266H 25.5" widescreens * DTV/DSL Internet connection at 10 meg per/sec down and 768K per/sec up:






My wife's - i7965X/GA-X58-Extreme/6GB Corsair/nVidia 460GTX/90GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD:


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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #146 on: January 02, 2012, 11:04:41 am »
Nice pair of machines there Excavator. Your wife's in particular is very tidy.

I have a couple of testbenchs that I use mainly for reviewing devices and I find them invaluable for taking photos and swapping out components but I wouldn't use them all the time as they are a pain to keep clean. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Lucky23

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #147 on: January 02, 2012, 06:56:33 pm »
Hey, it doesn't hurt to show the mess as it is now. You can then glory in how much of an improvement it is when you do the cable management.

I stripped the whole case down before painting it inside. Literaly removed every last nut and bolt but it wan't such a bad job to be honest as the case is designed well. I then sprayed the whole case inside and out so everything matched exactly. It is a hassle but worth doing especially if you intend to show off the inside of the case with lights etc.



Very nice setup. super clean ;D
Cooler Master RC-310
GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0 F9
E8500 OC'd @ 4.03Ghz 1.21v
3gb GSkill 6400 OC'd @ 850mhz
ASUS GTX 460- 768mb
Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w
Seagate 320gb
Scythe MUGEN-2
Acer 22"

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #148 on: January 12, 2012, 01:07:20 pm »
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geekyadz

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Re: Pictures of Members Computers
« Reply #149 on: January 12, 2012, 09:26:12 pm »
Update:



Here's a good reason to buy a modular PSU:



And around the back (out of sight, out of mind theory)

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