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post #7641 of 10491
Wooot! I now have a Haf Xb EVO and omg it was SOOOOO easy to transfer my PC from my cosmos 1000 to the Haf Xb and its alot quieter too.
post #7642 of 10491
Nice job and Welcome to the club.

Anything in store for the near future or just upgrading cases? I started with the case and then got the upgrade bug.... which then cocooned itself and out sprouted the mod bug.

Dam bugs. tongue.gif
post #7643 of 10491
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Originally Posted by x3n0n1c View Post

People are so nice here! A nice change to be sure.

Here are a few pics. I was very lazy about the cable management, stuff was so easy to get out of the way in this case, I didn't feel the need to make any of it neat. You can see the placement of the SSD that I mentioned earlier in the third photo.





Cable manage ment aside for a moment. but we will come back to it. Why do all pics of noctua fans only ever show the fan blades on the left of the fan. Now cable management, looks like mine did the first time I built it up. Have a look at a few of the other guys routing and you'll how well and easily you can hide them all away. Welcome to the club by the way.
post #7644 of 10491
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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

Cable manage ment aside for a moment. but we will come back to it. Why do all pics of noctua fans only ever show the fan blades on the left of the fan. Now cable management, looks like mine did the first time I built it up. Have a look at a few of the other guys routing and you'll how well and easily you can hide them all away. Welcome to the club by the way.

My cable management is in it's current state for 2 main reasons.

1. Having just built this system in this case, I am still fooling around with cable and fan orientations. It makes no sense to make everything perfect when I will likely have to take the thing apart again soon anyway to play around with things. This highlights one of the biggest failings in this type of chassis, and that is if you need to make any changes in the bottom compartment you have to completely remove the motherboard tray, which means completely disconnecting everything from the board. Not a hard or even lengthy process, but annoying all the same.

2. I am unwilling to spend any money just for aesthetics, especially in closed case like this. The PC upgrade cost enough (moved from i7 920 based system), I have no desire to go and spend more on new cables, sleeves, extensions, and ties/velcro just to make it look good for a picture. As long as the airflow is not compromised then the cables neatness does not mean much to me.

That said, I would certainly be open to seeing how people are doing the major routing in the bottom section.

Cheers
post #7645 of 10491
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Originally Posted by x3n0n1c View Post

People are so nice here! A nice change to be sure.

Here are a few pics. I was very lazy about the cable management, stuff was so easy to get out of the way in this case, I didn't feel the need to make any of it neat. You can see the placement of the SSD that I mentioned earlier in the third photo.
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Originally Posted by x3n0n1c View Post

My cable management is in it's current state for 2 main reasons.

1. Having just built this system in this case, I am still fooling around with cable and fan orientations. It makes no sense to make everything perfect when I will likely have to take the thing apart again soon anyway to play around with things. This highlights one of the biggest failings in this type of chassis, and that is if you need to make any changes in the bottom compartment you have to completely remove the motherboard tray, which means completely disconnecting everything from the board. Not a hard or even lengthy process, but annoying all the same.

2. I am unwilling to spend any money just for aesthetics, especially in closed case like this. The PC upgrade cost enough (moved from i7 920 based system), I have no desire to go and spend more on new cables, sleeves, extensions, and ties/velcro just to make it look good for a picture. As long as the airflow is not compromised then the cables neatness does not mean much to me.

That said, I would certainly be open to seeing how people are doing the major routing in the bottom section.

Cheers

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pff, care less what other people say. Some people (I won't say names) are neat freaks biggrin.gif

Welcome fellow Hero!

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post #7646 of 10491
Can't fault your reasoning there, and you were asked to post pics. As you'll see from others finished cases, cable hiding is brilliant. Top choice on the Hero, I had one. Got the Formula thinking that the extra £90 cost would equate to an amazing board. Not happy when it didn't perform any better than the Hero. So I paid 90quid for an extra pcie slot and some plastic armour.
post #7647 of 10491
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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

Can't fault your reasoning there, and you were asked to post pics. As you'll see from others finished cases, cable hiding is brilliant. Top choice on the Hero, I had one. Got the Formula thinking that the extra £90 cost would equate to an amazing board. Not happy when it didn't perform any better than the Hero. So I paid 90quid for an extra pcie slot and some plastic armour.

I very much like the board. The price point was certainly right, $200 for all the features it provides is great. That said, it does has some things that bother me, like the BIOS theme for one. I hate the flat red and black colour scheme they put on it. The default nice blue design on the non RoG boards is a thousand times more visually appealing. Small gripe, but that's really all this board leaves you to complain about. Board layout is pretty excellent, everything seems to be where it needs to be, though I am still waiting for a board to include all right angle headers for as much of the internal I/O as possible.

Last time around I spent $500 on the EVGA x58 3xSLI Classified board, which for me was a total waste. It is still an awesome board and over it's 4+ year lifespan never faltered, but I never used all of the extra features I paid for. Didn't even do SLI on it, not to mention 3-way SLI. In fact there was not really a compelling reason to upgrade, but after 4 years I just had the bug. Expensive little bugger, hate that thing smile.gif

Now it lives in a box, gotta think of something to do with it. Maybe kijiji should be in it's future.

/end ramble
post #7648 of 10491
Originally I was going to use 3 280x's. Then ended up buying a 290x and as I only use my PC for gaming. One 290x is more than enough, so decided to spend the money on water cooling instead.

I upgraded from an i7 875k and a rampage III extreme. Then I found the XB and can't stop abusing it with a grinder. I might get to play on it, once I've finished having fun modding it.

Had to Google kijiji, I ebayed my old rig to bankroll this one and got over 60% of the money I paid back. Not bad for 3 year old kit.
post #7649 of 10491
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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

Originally I was going to use 3 280x's. Then ended up buying a 290x and as I only use my PC for gaming. One 290x is more than enough, so decided to spend the money on water cooling instead.

I upgraded from an i7 875k and a rampage III extreme. Then I found the XB and can't stop abusing it with a grinder. I might get to play on it, once I've finished having fun modding it.

Had to Google kijiji, I ebayed my old rig to bankroll this one and got over 60% of the money I paid back. Not bad for 3 year old kit.

Keep forgetting Kijiji is a Canadian thing! Equivalent to Craigs List.
post #7650 of 10491
Haha. At first I thought your autocorrect must have had a head fart. Over here in the UK we have Gumtree or preloved.
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