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New case or just try to tie the cables up better?

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I am getting a corsair h50 and I have to pull the mobo to put it on. Is it worth getting a new case for the cut outs or should I just try to tie everything up better and hope I don't have to reseat my heat sink anytime soon. Right now I have a pretty basic coolermax


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Seagate 7200rpm Seagate 7200rpm Westren Digtal Raptor 10kRPM Stock AMD cooling 
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Windows 7 Pro Arch Linux 64 ASUS 24inch LED ASUS 20 inch LED 
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Yes I know I put the heatsink on the wrong way in that pic. I fixed it and it made the temps higher...
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Windows 7 Pro Arch Linux 64 ASUS 24inch LED ASUS 20 inch LED 
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AMD FX-6100 GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 1.1 AMD 6950 8gigs ddr3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Seagate 7200rpm Westren Digtal Raptor 10kRPM Stock AMD cooling 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Pro Arch Linux 64 ASUS 24inch LED ASUS 20 inch LED 
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Invest in a new case. I still can't figure out why people want to spend so much on the components but want to buy cheap ass cases. The case is a home.

Would you have a 60" LCD TV in a studio apartment that you rent for 400 bucks a month in the middle of a crime infested neighborhood? No. Same premise. Throw 150-300 on a case that will outlast all of your components and you will be happy.
post #4 of 6
i think you can do alot better with that case, nothing a dremal and whole saw can't fix
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Somewhat on topic. Anyone know if that Corsair 520watt PSU can support Crossfire?
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Seagate 7200rpm Westren Digtal Raptor 10kRPM Stock AMD cooling 
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Windows 7 Pro Arch Linux 64 ASUS 24inch LED ASUS 20 inch LED 
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Invest in a new case. I still can't figure out why people want to spend so much on the components but want to buy cheap ass cases. The case is a home.

Would you have a 60" LCD TV in a studio apartment that you rent for 400 bucks a month in the middle of a crime infested neighborhood? No. Same premise. Throw 150-300 on a case that will outlast all of your components and you will be happy.
imagine a SR2, Duel Xeons, Watercooled 4x 580 in a Dell case.....................
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