compslckr said:now i have a shuttle, so it is a little hard to take a pic of my wiring since there is no room inside anyways
is that an aluminum fan i see on the side?... what are the advantages of an aluminum fan versus a plastic one?... or is it just for aesthetics purposes?cornelious0_0 said:Well, the cam is the gay.....but oh well....here's a quick shot....there's still a coule things I wanna fix up though:
wayne said:is that an aluminum fan i see on the side?... what are the advantages of an aluminum fan versus a plastic one?... or is it just for aesthetics purposes?
DudeItsMe said:They say it offers no difference. I think the only advantage would be if it was lighter, but I don't know if that is true.
why would you glue your aluminum fans on?... i understand that the fan screws cannot chew a thread into the screw hole so wouldnt it be simpler to just use nuts and bolts?cornelious0_0 said:Umm, do you realise how heavy this thing is compared to a normal PLASTIC 120mm fan? It's pretty massive.....and it was tough finding a form of epoxy that would hold the aluminum fan to the brushed aluminum on the case....especially since the fan is so heavy. Aluminum IS lighter then steel, but your regular plastic fans are nowhere NEAR the weight of these aluminum babies.
wayne said:why would you glue your aluminum fans on?... i understand that the fan screws cannot chew a thread into the screw hole so wouldnt it be simpler to just use nuts and bolts?
DRJ1014 said:ok lets pull all these together. show your "rate my cables" pictures here and quote the name of the person who posted the pictures to post a comment so we know who your talking to...ways of improvement...
i am working on it right now for sleeving
insaneman37 said:Hands down one of the best wiring jobs I've ever seen.
doh said:My old machine: http://www.thedoh.com/gallery/Cable-Management-on-the-Desktop
My new machine: http://www.thedoh.com/gallery/New-Desktop
Yes. It's a mess.
cornelious0_0 said:I've seen worse dude....obviously.
Say, do you have a window that covers up the rats nest up top? Also, it woudl be worth routing the fan wires behind the mobo tray if possible.....it just looks out of place.
Earm said:All cables were built by hand from parts ordered from performance-pcs.com and my local hardware store. I started by chopping the cables at the PS and building each cable run by hand. All fan cables were unsoldered from the fan and built from new cable to custom lengths. USB cables were built from scratch to custom lengths for the front panel connections and VFD.
In the dark...
SCSI 320 15k Raid 5 Array with 150g Storage Drive
Power Supply Connections, Fan, and DVD-RW Drives
Poorly lit view of the digibus MO-VFD with temp probes
View of cards, cooler, and variosu cables
View of USB cables, front panel LED and switch cables, and MIDI & Firewire cables on sound card
View of case all closed up.
wayne said:hey i noticed you have a intel stock heatsink fan on the pci covers... nice, lol
i dont see any finger prints...MAXX RS4 said:LoL, yea.. I needed some circulation around there and the only available fan I had was the stock intel fan.. It works pretty decently, but it could push more. But hey, not bad for using my resources, right?
OH CRAP! I noticed some nasty finger prints inside my case looking at my pics.. Thankfully I always have this windex bottle next to me..
Turned out rather well. Not as nice as many others here, but I'm also not devoting my life to this.
cornelious0_0 said:You don't have to necessarily devote your LIFE to it....but there are still a few small things I'll recommend you try out with your "after" job:
1 - A lot of those leads at the bottom of the case could VERY easily be grouped togethor with a few black wire ties, and it WOULD look a lot nicer.
2 - The IDE and power cables going to your optic drive up top could be pulled in a little more and secured in the back...just so you dont have that arc of black wire coming from the front side like that.
Other then those two small modifications it is a very nice job. I'd encourage you to give those two things a shot.....I think you'll like what you see when you're done.