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Wow. I've never looked at it that way before. I don't know why, either. When I ask myself "ok, so what is SUPPOSED to be on the desk, and what doesn't have to be on it?" When I do that, it suddenly feels like cleaning it up is going to be easier and less overwhelming. I feel kinda dumb for saying this because I can see how obvious it is now, but this is the perspective that I've always needed. It's opening my eyes to other perspectives that may eventually lead me to being just as tidy and clean as Ryan.

So, YaGit: thank you. I don't know if you can tell, but I am very grateful to you for saying something that seems so obvious. But sometimes the little things can be really huge to other people.

I won't lie to you guys: I have Asperger Syndrome, and I learned that people with A.S. typically have trouble with this. My psychologist once asked me if I have a narrow path in the clutter and mess in my room (and a narrow space on my desk with clutter all round it), and the answer was a shameful, but eye-opening "yes..". But, I just wish she had said, "then when you want to clean up, just ask yourself what is supposed to be there, and then just remove everything that isn't, and then you're done". LOL w00t!

lol I keep looking at my desk going "wow. This perspective is amazing". It doesn't seem like that big of a mess anymore.
i have a post that inspired me, ima look it up and send it to you. i forget what it was but ill find it... i remember i quoted it on page 721 of one thread.. myabe it will hit me.

edit, sent PM
Edited by Ryanb213 - 8/24/09 at 11:10pm
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You found it! http://www.overclock.net/6841801-post7207.html

Damn. I've been kind of scared of that thread because I didn't want to feel worse about my own setup - especially with how cluttered/messy/dusty I think it is.

But now that I have this new perspective thanks to YaGit, I just might be able to look at that thread and have some true inspiration.
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Wow. I've never looked at it that way before. I don't know why, either. When I ask myself "ok, so what is SUPPOSED to be on the desk, and what doesn't have to be on it?" When I do that, it suddenly feels like cleaning it up is going to be easier and less overwhelming. I feel kinda dumb for saying this because I can see how obvious it is now, but this is the perspective that I've always needed. It's opening my eyes to other perspectives that may eventually lead me to being just as tidy and clean as Ryan.

So, YaGit: thank you. I don't know if you can tell, but I am very grateful to you for saying something that seems so obvious. But sometimes the little things can be really huge to other people.

I won't lie to you guys: I have Asperger Syndrome, and I learned that people with A.S. typically have trouble with this. My psychologist once asked me if I have a narrow path in the clutter and mess in my room (and a narrow space on my desk with clutter all round it), and the answer was a shameful, but eye-opening "yes..". But, I just wish she had said, "then when you want to clean up, just ask yourself what is supposed to be there, and then just remove everything that isn't, and then you're done". LOL w00t!

lol I keep looking at my desk going "wow. This perspective is amazing". It doesn't seem like that big of a mess anymore.
Yup! As simple as is sound yet it will motivate you to do so.. I don't know why but it does work thinking that way rather than the thought of "cleaning my room"

No problem! Glad I can help ..
Edited by YaGit(TM) - 8/25/09 at 12:17am
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Yup! As simple as is sound but it will motivate you to do so.. I don't know why but it does work thinking that way rather than the thought of "cleaning my room"

No problem! Glad I can help ..
Yeah! That's exactly why I love this perspective. It's no longer a matter of cleaning my desk, but a matter of simply taking the things off my desk that don't have to be there. Like, making a clear distinction between the two and saying "ok, so what doesn't have to be on this desk?". And that's what it boils down to: making it two things, instead of 500 things. hehe
  1. Thing one: the things that are supposed to be on my desk (speakers, monitor, etc.)
  2. Thing two: the clutter.

Edited by TwoCables - 8/24/09 at 11:19pm
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lol you got me.

Nice ninja clean-up. hehe j/k

So yeah, I agree: the cable management can indeed be much better. The 690 has so much room to stuff cables out of view so it almost looks like that you don't have any cables.

There's a hole right next to the PSU. There's also a rectangular-shaped, tiny little hole right above the PSU (that Cooler Master created when they punched that tab through for the PSU). There's also that big space behind the motherboard tray in between the "rear" panel and the motherboard tray.

It isn't as hard as you might be thinking. All you need is a desire to hide the cables so that they cannot be seen, and before you fully realize it, you'll be finding all kinds of places to hide your cables. There are no rules - you just do it.

Here are pics of mine that I took on April 25th, 2009. It's not perfect (I think it could look way cleaner, but I am my own worst critic), however, I guess it's just another example of what you can (and should) do with your cables. It doesn't take as long as you might think, and it's actually pretty fun.
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2WIRE MADE A MISTAKE!!!!!!!1111111111111ONEOENOENOENOEN

ROFL I was debating on that one too. I kept removing the word "that", and then putting it back in. Pretty soon I said "ok, whatever. It's staying in."

I knew I should have left it out. hahaha lol epic.
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yer dat rite u mere mortal
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ROFL I was debating on that one too. I kept removing the word "that", and then putting it back in. Pretty soon I said "ok, whatever. It's staying in."

I knew I should have left it out. hahaha lol epic.
Twocables, this is what i use to make it look so tidy, the FREDRIK has a built in cable management system. i have a whole power strip in there... it goes inside the support that connects the two legs

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Oh nice wood floors i love wood floors
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yer dat rite u mere mortal
Doh. My secret's out. hehe
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Twocables, this is what i use to make it look so tidy, the FREDRIK has a built in cable management system. i have a whole power strip in there... it goes inside the support that connects the two legs

Whoa. All that desk needs now is a nice keyboard tray that locks into position.
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