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Looks like an old 5200+ Brisbane system I worked on back in Nov of 09. Someone had left all of the remaining PSU wires dangling about in the case. Lady brought it in to the shop I work at complaining of a grinding noise- there was a Molex connector hitting the CPU fan
 
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^^ Yea but fancy wire job who needs it bigval doesnt hahahhaha omg kids are too funny now a days
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I had to send my PSU in because it died on me, and the cabling inside my case is pretty bad (too lazy/didn't know about the whole cable management thing) and so once I get my new PSU, I WILL be doing some cable management thanks to this picture!!
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Originally Posted by codejunki View Post
It actually does, say you have a mess of cables blocking the fan intake for your 5870, byby 5870.
I have 2 5870's with a rat nest right beside them.



They're both fine and the temps are fine.




I'm sure it makes a difference but I've NEVER done it in my pc's and they've always been oc'd quite high and running fine at low temps for years. Therefore, I really don't care what the inside of my pc looks like. The honest reason I don't do it is because my armor doesnt have much space to tuck, it's all open space so the cables don't exactly stay where you put them. Also I have 2 side fans which need to be connected anyways.... So those will look messy regardless. Also there's no way I'm going to spend hours making the inside of my pc case look like a show PC.


EDIT: Pics!!!!



Edited by bigvaL - 4/27/11 at 4:10pm
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I have 2 5870's with a rat nest right beside them.



They're both fine and the temps are fine.




I'm sure it makes a difference but I've NEVER done it in my pc's and they've always been oc'd quite high and running fine at low temps for years. Therefore, I really don't care what the inside of my pc looks like. The honest reason I don't do it is because my armor doesnt have much space to tuck, it's all open space so the cables don't exactly stay where you put them. Also I have 2 side fans which need to be connected anyways.... So those will look messy regardless. Also there's no way I'm going to spend hours making the inside of my pc case look like a show PC.


EDIT: Pics!!!!


I have another rig in the same old Armor and I will agree its a PITA when it comes to cable management but its doable if you spend a great deal of time and effort on. I tie all the PSU leads to the main power and run the sata cables through the slits on the side. I feel your pain on that one though. My Armor+ is a night and day difference in both cooling and cable management over my original. I sill love the original though
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Nice job, not the case looks like it should.
Crazy how people "build" a PC. They really don`t know what they are doing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
I have 2 5870's with a rat nest right beside them.



They're both fine and the temps are fine.




I'm sure it makes a difference but I've NEVER done it in my pc's and they've always been oc'd quite high and running fine at low temps for years. Therefore, I really don't care what the inside of my pc looks like. The honest reason I don't do it is because my armor doesnt have much space to tuck, it's all open space so the cables don't exactly stay where you put them. Also I have 2 side fans which need to be connected anyways.... So those will look messy regardless. Also there's no way I'm going to spend hours making the inside of my pc case look like a show PC.


EDIT: Pics!!!!


wow thats really ugly :/
Any case can have good cable management and you are almost trying not to do anything about it at all.
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post #78 of 113
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Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
wow thats really ugly :/
Any case can have good cable management and you are almost trying not to do anything about it at all.
Ya Bigval, you aren't even trying.

You should be more like me...


You can see where I used a zip tie at the top to group the wires together. Also the power cable is pulled so tightly over the video card that there is zero slack to cause a disturbance in air flow.

You could learn a thing from us pros.
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post #79 of 113
lol im weird for some reason and cable managing is fun and relaxing for me ahah
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post #80 of 113
I'd go crazy without cable management. As for seeing anyone's PC as a rats nest, I'd fix it for free! It's like doing something for a good cause.

Just the way I am I guess, everyone's different. I know some cases are a pita for cable management, but if you make the time and have some tools (ie: Dremel) you can make it work, I did in an old NZXT Apollo case.
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