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  • 10% (6)
    TL;DR (Because invariably there always will be those social anarchists)
  • 23% (14)
    Dude, you're crazy
  • 33% (20)
    To some degree I accept what you're rambling about... oh look a penny!
  • 33% (20)
    You may be on to something here!
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post #21 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post

For an everyday rig it's not a fashion show, it's function > form. I care about getting awesome cooling power, not about how nice and matched up everything is. So I voted that you're crazy
I disagree. I gotta look at the thing every day... It's almost like walking out to your car and seeing 2 different rims on the wheels. Sure it functions just fine. But I see it every time I walk to my car, there it is.
post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by NotAnotherHong View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post

For an everyday rig it's not a fashion show, it's function > form. I care about getting awesome cooling power, not about how nice and matched up everything is. So I voted that you're crazy
I disagree. I gotta look at the thing every day... It's almost like walking out to your car and seeing 2 different rims on the wheels. Sure it functions just fine. But I see it every time I walk to my car, there it is.


Bad analogy is bad. Why the heck would you on purpose run four mismatched wheels? That speaks to your oddball idea then any universal adherence to function over form.
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post #23 of 41
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Why the heck would you on purpose run four mismatched wheels?

Rat rod. wink.gif
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post #24 of 41
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There's a difference between a show rig and a real everyday rig. My rigs are setup for function first.

^ This in a nutshell

Sure it's nice to have a rig that looks beautufully crafted, but in reality the money people spend on aeasthetics is obscene and completely pointless. What matters most about a system is compatibilty and performance, looks are way down the list of things important to my rigs.

Some people even sacrifice better components for just how something looks, and end up with a machine that looks amazing and performs like crap.
 
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post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post

Quote:
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Why the heck would you on purpose run four mismatched wheels?

Rat rod. wink.gif


Different wheels on each side? Even if you ran diff sized wheels, like on my Turbo, they are matched left to right.
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post #26 of 41
Buying everything koolance means it'll all match, buying everything EK means it'll all match. Whats the problem?

Computer I built and gave to my little brother. Looks great and works really well.

    
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post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by thestache View Post

Buying everything koolance means it'll all match, buying everything EK means it'll all match. Whats the problem?
Computer I built and gave to my little brother. Looks great and works really well.

Except yours is how a typical watercooled rig should look, not over the top. Functional and does what it does well. There is a member on this forum infact that spends more money on watercooling parts than most peoples complete rig would cost. I won't be mentioning any names though, but suffice to say he's not playing with a full deck.
 
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post #28 of 41
To those of you saying " Post is too long"....seriously ? Go on twitter if your that short minded and can't enjoy a constructive conversation. The post was clearly stated as a rant and that statement is inclusive of a long winded post.

To the OP,

Thank you for the read, grammar and not using shortened slack jawed words for the sake of the teen community. I understand the OCD (mine diagnosed) and problems with uniformity not fitting function and/or aesthetics. My build (http://www.overclock.net/t/945708/project-carbon-tj07-56k-warning) was comprised of mainly EK parts as at that time they had a nice allotment of blocks fitting my entire build. However with my new build I have had completely the opposite experience, almost to the point were I have had to look for WC parts before I even look at hardware. I do however understand the concept of supply and demand, I realize that the companies can't afford to make blocks for every board available.
Edited by ThaJoker - 11/4/12 at 2:17am
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post #29 of 41
Maybe this shop has more of what you are looking for? http://www.liquid-extasy.de/index.php/mb-kuehler
post #30 of 41
Looks are subjective, its your problem, not the manufacturer's, if the part doesn't "look right" even if it preforms better than the rest.
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