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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri May 16, 2008 2:48 am

Man, the P180 looks so much nicer in black.

I forgot how much of a pain it is to hide cables in that case as stock.

Having said that, I think there are one or two things you can do better, like move the break out thing to the bottom PCI slot to minimise all that cable across the case, tuck as much of the FP connector wire that is slack behind the HD cage/into the FDD bay etc :P

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri May 16, 2008 7:57 am

DMB2000uk wrote:Having said that, I think there are one or two things you can do better, like move the break out thing to the bottom PCI slot to minimise all that cable across the case, tuck as much of the FP connector wire that is slack behind the HD cage/into the FDD bay etc :P

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the break out thing? the extra USB ports? yeah i can see that cleaning it up a bit more, as well as the FP connector wiring too...

that being said, i'm not afraid to mod inside! i especially like the motherboard tray opening for your watercooling, and i plan on doing something similar when i upgrade next (gpu upgrade with watercooling cpu/gpu) i really just wish my 8 pin cpu header was longer so i could snake it - it's a bit unsightly, not to mention the fact that its blocking me ever adding another fan onto the U-120X
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Fri May 16, 2008 8:27 am

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... ts_id=2514

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Feel free to steal as many ideas from my modding as you like.

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri May 16, 2008 8:35 am

hot damn! sad when i didn't know they make stuff like this, but awesome now that i do! i will definitely pick up one of these suckers when i upgrade!
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Post by DaIceMan » Fri May 16, 2008 7:37 pm

For the USB breakout... here is a pretty cool idea for a space that is normally wasted

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj16 ... 1_0072.jpg
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by Sovereign » Sat May 17, 2008 2:49 pm

DaIceMan wrote:For the USB breakout... here is a pretty cool idea for a space that is normally wasted

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj16 ... 1_0072.jpg
Now that's a win right there, I'm going to have to see if I can put my USB breakouts in new places (the Armor's got a lot of surface area...)
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DaIceMan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:47 pm

Well, I finally got some time set aside to do a rebuild on my systems... at least one so far, so I thought it time to bring this thread back up.

I present Sonata (name to change pending new naming system coming soon).

Antec Sonata III
Antec Earthwatts 500
Asus P5L-MX mATX mobo
Intel E6400 @ 2.6Ghz
Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX
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Pioneer DVD Drive, soon to be replaced with a Samsung from my current gamer

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I've cleaned the dust from the case and CPU cooler since I shot the pictures. Wash and wax to come tomorrow. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:43 pm

=D>

Nicely done sir. That was cably tidy session to be proud of.
No vid card and a mATX mobo makes that case look empty.

Here is another rig of mine, built from scavenged parts and a cheap mobo to throw it all together:

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Post by DaIceMan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:50 pm

Thanks. Yeah... looks pretty empty. Full time Folding, part time fileserver (more drives coming soon), I stuck with onboard video. This was a scavenged rig from the jump. had some no name case, cheap power supply that self destructed, and the name FrankenBeast. I think it looks pretty good now for a total investment of less than $400.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:02 pm

Wifes rig, I'm getting ready to build her a new one soon and pass these guts over to the sister in law.................. :mrgreen:
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Post by DaIceMan » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:15 pm

looks like a fairly rugged case there Bio. I'm going to have to build my wife a new machine soon as well. She's finally starting to complain that her's is getting slow. P4 1.7Ghz, 1GB pc133 ram. Probably time to move her to a Core2Duo so it can do a little Folding in the background. :D
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Post by TheGanG » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:12 pm

My daily rig is a Lian Li Rack Mount with extrenal chiller:

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:09 pm

Dell 1520
15.4 WSXGA+
T7300 (Will be soon Upgraded to a T9300)
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by martini161 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:05 pm

jeez, my neck hurts just looking at that setup

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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by ratNukit » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:06 pm

so this is my stuff
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The only thing that has changed since the pics is the graphics card, a 4850 now =)
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Re: Post Your Rig!

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:54 pm

That's a lot of gamepads there, they all hooked up to your PC?

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Post by ratNukit » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:27 pm

yes they are, for multiplayer gaming with friends. unfortunately my projektor just burned its lamp, so there will be no gamin on the big screen( which really is fun) till i get a new one, but they are quite expensive :( .
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Post by martini161 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:07 pm

ratNukit wrote:yes they are, for multiplayer gaming with friends. unfortunately my projektor just burned its lamp, so there will be no gamin on the big screen( which really is fun) till i get a new one, but they are quite expensive :( .
yeah those projecter lamps end up costing more than the projector if you keep it for a while. sometimes you can buy a projector with free bulbs for a certain period of time

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Post by aircommando13 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:04 pm

nice choice on the keyboard (happens to be my avatar)

Here's my setup, certainly not proud of the cable management but I did the best I could 3+ pin adapters and two IDE cables

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btw that monitor is about 10 years old

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it glows in the dark...

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if you can see how bad the cable mess is from the outside that's not a good sign...

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Post by unfaithfulsfan » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:31 pm

You might notice the big gaping hole where a kickass graphics card should be sitting. Soon, I hope [-o< [-o< [-o<
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