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  1. 87dtna

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    Blind in one eye and can't see out the other? I pointed them out clearly.

    I was replying to the statement(s) he made concerning cable management. He gave his opinion, I corrected it with fact.

    I don't care, the truth is the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts, but IMO it's the two faced lies that hurt more.....by telling someone their PC looks great when you actually know it's not. Sorry I don't lie, I don't just tell people what they want to hear. If I critique someone about something I better damn well know how to do it well myself. After all, the whole point of this thread is to show your PC to see what other people think. My opinion is that the cable management isn't that great, but the fact that he thinks it is made me point out the flaws so he can improve!
     
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  2. voyagerfan99

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    I never said it was phenomenal. Most of the time the side panel is hidden on the side of the desk anyway, so nobody ever sees it. Airflow is fine, so I haven't been nit picky about it.
     
  3. NikonGuy

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    Just because it's correct in YOUR OPINION means 0. There is no such thing as "Correct" cable management. Either the owner of the Pc wants/likes it that way or not. There is no, " Ok this cable belongs here and that one there". NO. You can say if this were my computer I'd do this, NOT this is a fact you are doing it wrong. And lets say there is a 100% correct way to manege your cables ( which there isn't ) who the hell are you to say what it is. In my case, ( Yes in both ways ) my cables are 99% correct. There near 0 room behind my motherboard to put anything, I could have run the top fan cable under the panel but that's it. Just with the way my case is build and there the mobo sits etc, this is pretty much the best cables can get, and I've spent hours trying different routes. And running cables outside of the case, well that's just dumb.
     
  4. voyagerfan99

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    I'll post a picture of my first build later. You'll both have a heart attack.
     
  5. 87dtna

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    There sure is a lot of people in the PC world that agree with me, just try googling proper PC cable management and you'll see the same things I just told you.
    Who am I to say? Well, I'm a guy that has hundreds of pc builds under my belt. Do you? How many have you built? 1? 2? I can 100% guarantee you that I can make your PC look 200+% better than you have it, and yes with that case and all the same hardware. It would be way better with a modular power supply, but I've made do a hundred times without one so it's not a huge deal.

    I'm glad you agree that running cables outside is dumb, thats kind of why I showed him a way how to fix that ;)
     
  6. NikonGuy

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    200% Lmfao. Sure go on YouTube there are many people who say HOW to manage cables, that is just how THEY WANT TO DO AND HOW THEY KNOW HOW .

    Any one who says this is a fact this I'm right because i've put together Pc's is just as dumb as the next guy.

    I'm no expert, but I know for a fact You are wrong.

    Let people manage cables how they feel is right, doesn't make anyone else right or wrong.

    And telling someone how you think the setup can be improved can be done in a much more pleasant suggestive way, Not like a condescending dick. Truth only "hurts" if you want it to hurt.
     
  7. voyagerfan99

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    Okay this can end anytime :cool:
     
  8. 87dtna

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    lol of course a novice like you would think I was talking about you tube video's. I don't watch you tube video's on PC stuff, I go to respected review websites for my info. It's quite clear you are no expert, you reject solid cable management tips from an expert simply because I came off brash? Fine, go ahead and keep sucking at cable management just because you don't like the way I correct you. BTW thats usually stuff my 4 year old does.

    You are apparently very confused to what I'm talking about when I said facts. I never said the exact way that I said to run each cable was the fact, but the general statements that I made is what are facts. Such as, tying cables together and running them together gives a cleaner look....modular PSU is one of the most important things for cable management.....you can still make a semi clean look even with a cheap case and non modular PSU by applying certain techniques. Those are what the facts are, and I only pointed out the things in his build that don't conform to those facts.


    According to you, good cable management is purely subjective. Thats nonsense. I don't know any respected PC builder that would consider several cables just aimlessly flopping around good cable management. But because he thinks it's good, that makes it good? Again, nonsense. Yeah sure he may not know any better, but that doesn't make the job that he did good. Thats like a novice mechanic that doesn't know to replace the seal when he replaces a water pump on a car. Now it leaks, but he didn't know any better. Does that mean he did a good job? Of course not.

    You absolutely cannot have a statement like ''good cable management'' and there not be a standard to conform to. What makes it good? What makes it managed? Do you know the definition of management? Again, you seem to think it's only subjective, and again I say thats nonsense. The standard comes from opinions of experts, and thats what makes it a fact.
     
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  9. spirit

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    New baby - Surface Pro 64GB (got this for free to replace my Surface RT! :D)

    - i5 3317U
    - 4GB RAM
    - 1080p display
    - 64GB SSD
    - Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I'm finding I'm using this more than my ThinkPad! Runs Adobe CC 2014 like a dream and is so nice and small! Looking forward to using this at school!

    [​IMG]Surface Pro by JasonBrown2013, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Surface Pro by JasonBrown2013, on Flickr
     
  10. salvage-this

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    64gb seems a bit small if you are running CC on it. Are you planning on adding any file sharing from your desktop so you can edit your desktop files from your couch?

    Looks nice!
     
  11. spirit

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    Yes I have Creative Cloud desktop app on here to sync files. Just gotta make sure I keep the file size of what I store in Creative Cloud down a bit because annoyingly I can't move the Creative Cloud sync folder off drive C:\ which also became a problem on my desktop too which has a 128GB SSD.

    I've got about 26GB free which isn't too bad. Not installed Visual Studio 2013 yet though. That'll be another 8GB. I'm planning on buying a 64GB microSD card for some extra storage but probably not to install programs on.

    When I get my microSD card I'll also put OneDrive for Business on here, set the sync location for a folder on the microSD card and use that sync files too. I have 11GB of files in OneDrive at the moment - most of that is stuff that was on Creative Cloud.
     
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  12. voyagerfan99

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    Okay so I stripped my desktop down and cleaned it. It turns out the GPU flexes a little because I seem to be missing a screw for the backplate support bracket. I bought it used off someone from [H], so he either missed a screw installing it, or it was missing from the factory. In any case, I just noticed it. Even though that PSU connector corner sagged, it doesn't put any strain on the PCI-e slot, as the rear securing brackets (though tool-less) secure it in place very well. I also re-routed the rear fan and heatsink cables, as well as zip tied some things (including the corner of the GPU).

    Does this meet with master dtna's approval?

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. 87dtna

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    Much better! Routing that fan cable under the pci cards looks way better.

    The zip ties holding up the card looks pretty ghetto but I understand it's just temporary.

    Atleast it's something to be proud of now ;)
     
  14. voyagerfan99

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    I didn't have any success finding a gpu support bracket. A lot of stuff I saw were people using pieces of wood, pencils, etc.
     
  15. 87dtna

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    Usually higher end cases will come with a support bracket, but I've never had a Lian Li case. I find that a lot, once a company makes a name for themselves they stop giving the add ons away. I prefer cooler master cases, I think they are great....and also the best bang for the buck.

    BTW, there is one other thing you could do. Well two actually. I'll admit this is super nit picky, but having all the sata cables the same color would be best. Obviously black would be the ticket.

    Then there's one other thing you could do. It's a trick I learned myself that I notice no one else really does. If you turn your hard drives around, you don't have to run all those cables in between the drives and see them. Gives that final polished off super clean look. Again, you're setup still looks clean now, but it's that extra mile thing that really tops it off.
     
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  16. voyagerfan99

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    I really like Lian-Li. I was originally looking at some stupid POS for this build then Geoff convinced me to look at Lian-Li. This is by far one of the best cases I've owned. Don't know what I'll go with next.


    I turned the drive cage so it's like that, so that one won't be changing. Makes it easy if I need to pull a drive quickly.
    As for the SATA cable colors, yeah that doesn't bother me :)
     
  17. 87dtna

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    I'll have to try one out one day, I've just always been pretty happy with cooler master.

    Yeah I guess if you change drives often that certainly would be easier. You'd have to take the other side cover off to get to the connectors then. Usually the people I build PC's for don't ever take the side cover off anyway...they barely know how to press the button to open the optical drive lol.

    Well like I said the colors is nit picky for sure, thats probably not something I would change either unless I was tearing the whole build down and starting over. Just something to think about for your next build, but for now it looks 100% better :)
     
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    Very tastefully done Ethan, it's gorgeous!
     

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