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  1. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 11
       #161

    sygnus21 said:
    @essenbe, asked me once to provide my thoughts on cable management, so....

    Cable tidying takes a bit of pre-planning and patience. It's also a willingness to improvise (example installing your own "cable ties" as seen in the first image). With that understanding your case helps as you figure out where you can and can't move or hide cables. Sometimes extensions helps (ex: fan extension cables) so that you don't have them stretched across the MB or case.

    The biggest key is willing to spend time on the project, and re-work if necessary. Honestly at times I've spent more time on cable tidying than putting the PC together. Doing that will get you better cable management than you thought possible.

    Pet peeve: I never want any wires running across the CPU opening in the back of the case. Stranger things have happened and if by some weird circumstances a wire gets pinched there... boom your system just shorted out. Call it paranoia and safety.

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    Peace:
    Impressive cable management sygnus, well done.
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  2. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (build 20262)
       #162

    My poor maxed out <2012 MOBO machine. DDR3/SATA2

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    Time to upgrade really but new mobo, new ram, new case, etc.. it's gonna hurt unless all second hand.

    Can anybody suggest a DDR4/SATA3/USB MOBO, budget gaming? Real tight budget ATM.

    Cheers
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  3. Posts : 16,064
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #163

    ASCiiDiTY said:
    My poor maxed out <2012 MOBO machine. DDR3/SATA2

    Show off your PC [2]-capture.png

    Time to upgrade really but new mobo, new ram, new case, etc.. it's gonna hurt unless all second hand.

    Can anybody suggest a DDR4/SATA3/USB MOBO, budget gaming? Real tight budget ATM.

    Cheers
    Thats not a bad system, A great budget build would be a AMD 3600 and a 470 board and some decent RAM
    Last edited by Dude; 23 Aug 2019 at 17:03.
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  4. Posts : 16,064
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #164

    copiertech25 said:
    It's not a personal build but it's built by me for my new work desktop. Just waiting on the RX 5700 to come in for it.

    Spec's:
    Ryzen 5 3600
    Noctua NH-L9a Cooler
    Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi
    32GB DDR4 3200
    1TB 970 Evo Plus
    Fractal Design Node 202
    450W Silverstone SFX PSU

    It's a sweet little system. It's replacing an Optiplex 5050 with an i7 7700.
    Great job!
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  5. Posts : 478
    Windows 11 Pro/ POP_OS 22.04 LTS
       #165

    Dude said:
    Great job!
    Thanks dude. I have it all setup and running with a RX550 for now. Can't wait for the RX5700 though!
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  6. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 11
       #166

    Question for @ThrashZone

    How does one mount a radiator + fans in the Corsair 450D front compartment? Do you need extra long screws or does the rad and fans screw in with separate screws?
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  7. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (build 20262)
       #167

    Dude said:
    Thats not a bad system, A great budget build would be a AMD 3600 and a 470 board and some decent RAM
    Could you please link me to these suggestions, many thanks. Am completely out of the loop TBH my machine is old.
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  8. Posts : 16,064
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #168

    ASCiiDiTY said:
    Could you please link me to these suggestions, many thanks. Am completely out of the loop TBH my machine is old.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Ryzen-3.../dp/B07STGGQ18
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  9. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #169

    Kol12 said:
    Question for @ThrashZone

    How does one mount a radiator + fans in the Corsair 450D front compartment? Do you need extra long screws or does the rad and fans screw in with separate screws?
    Hi,
    Rads come with both long and short screws
    They don't really account for push/ pull fan configuration so if you want fans on both sides of the rad you'll need to find some more longer screws
    Any hardware store will have them just take one with you.

    280mm radiator fits perfectly on the front assuming you don't use hdd rack. about the smallest rad I'd use 240mm just isn't good enough.

    Oops
    But on another note D450 case already comes with screws for the front fans which you can still use for those fans
    Short screws just to attach the rad there are good
    And it also should come with long screws for secondary fans on the inside so you should be all set for push/ pull or just single case fan config.
    Last edited by ThrashZone; 24 Aug 2019 at 09:11.
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  10. Posts : 12,725
    Windows 11 Pro
       #170

    Be careful you don't use screws that are too long if you have to buy more. If they are too long they will puncture the rad.
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