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Nice job on the cable management dude

Are you sure this is your first ever build
Thanks a lot, man.

Yeah, it's my first build; I did a lot of studying and preparing beforehand though, so it felt as if I had been building computers for years. I didn't even look at the mobo manual, spare one time to look at the locations for the power switch, power led, etc.

The cable management's a little better now. I rounded the ide cable with some plastic split tubing and rerouted some other wires.



It's a crappy picture, but that's because I had to use my phone for this one

Thanks again
    
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That looks really good.
It makes my cable management look terrible. And I thought I finally reached a decent level of cleanliness. >.>
Mind telling me how you mounted that Antec Tri-Cool? ;D Pushing or pulling? o.o
Edited by JonC04 - 8/28/09 at 8:33pm
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That looks really good.
It makes my cable management look terrible. And I thought I finally reached a decent level of cleanliness. >.>
Mind telling me how you mounted that Antec Tri-Cool? ;D Pushing or pulling? o.o
Thanks bro.

That tricool is a 92mm. I was surprised that it fit there, but it lowers my gpu temps by over 10 degrees. It's pushing air onto the video card from a vent on the side panel. I just used some long, course-threaded screws I had laying around. I'll probably get rid of it once I get a gpu with active cooling.

It's funny, I originally put it there as a joke when I was messing around with my friend. Then it lowered my temps by 10c.
    
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Thanks bro.

That tricool is a 92mm. I was surprised that it fit there, but it lowers my gpu temps by over 10 degrees. It's pushing air onto the video card from a vent on the side panel. I just used some long, course-threaded screws I had laying around. I'll probably get rid of it once I get a gpu with active cooling.

It's funny, I originally put it there as a joke when I was messing around with my friend. Then it lowered my temps by 10c.
Nice, I've been looking at ways to lower my GPU temps, they're considered very very high for a GTX 260 and I need some alternatives and mods to fix it. >.>
I'm going to look into doing that as well. Thanks for the idea bud. =)

Are you sure it's your first build? Must be a natural.
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Nice, I've been looking at ways to lower my GPU temps, they're considered very very high for a GTX 260 and I need some alternatives and mods to fix it. >.>
I'm going to look into doing that as well. Thanks for the idea bud. =)

Are you sure it's your first build? Must be a natural.
You're quite welcome.

You could probably ziptie two fans together and do it since your video card is undoubtedly longer than mine

And thanks again. This could be a natural obsession; ever since I finished the initial build I've been feeling empty. I want to build more computers D:
    
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Hey guys, I have a question



I know the picture is horrible quality, but see that pop-out thing for a firewire port? Would it be possible to put a firewire port there? The one in the back is hard to get to D:
    
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Yes, if you have the actual port that you can use somewhere.
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I sent an email to coolermaster. Since they say the front firewire port is "optional", they should be able to help.
Edited by Spritanium - 8/29/09 at 12:43pm
    
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As for a cpu cooler, I'm thinking about getting a mugen 2 so I can get this thing to at least 3.5ghz. Yea or nay?
    
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The Mugen 2 is huge. Make sure it's compatible with your board - doesn't get fouled by the northbridge or MOSFET sinks, for example...
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