Tom's Hardware Member System Gallery

Page 12 - Seeking answers? Join the Tom's Hardware community: where nearly two million members share solutions and discuss the latest tech.

toneekay

Distinguished
Jun 28, 2011
564
0
19,010
9
Haha thanks, but I really like the case to use as a "test bench." This has been my 4th setup I've gone through in the past 2-3 months. Hopefully whenever I decide to actually pick up a nice case, I'll have some parts that are just a little bit better... to compliment the case of course ;)
 



Trust me compared to alot of people that is a great build, I've seen alot of things, I would higly reccomend a new case even a cheapy 50$ one will help alot. Other then that great build.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
funny how that rig has so little in it yet has all it needs...you guys feeling me on this? :whistle:
@ toneekay - it seems like a minimalist's rig. Maybe have a mod like this one...

more here and here

@ tecmo34 - i invite you to delete or edit this post if I have deviated the topic of this thread in any manner :)
 

toneekay

Distinguished
Jun 28, 2011
564
0
19,010
9
Wow, thanks guys; that actually makes me feel better knowing that my little rig is worthy enough to be in here with all these beast machines haha!

I had the CM Elite 430 tower before and although it was a nice case, I wasn't pleased with how the wires looked after putting everything together. It didn't have the option of wire tucking everything behind the board so I had to cramp everything in there behind the HDD bay. Here's a pic of what it looked like in that case on my previous setup (Q6700, G41, 4GB):









It was just a little too messy for my tastes and now I'm looking for a solid case that'll allow me to run the wires behind the board! I'm CRAZY ABOUT WIRE TUCKING!!!
 

rmcron5296

Distinguished
Jun 12, 2011
96
0
18,640
1
I had to wait to order my case due to monetary reasons meaning my girlfriend started to get mad I was spending all my money on my computer and not taking her out :D , but here are some updated pictures with the new mobo and ram I ordered in the HAF 912. Sorry the fuzzy pictures. I am using my iphone and forgot to wipe down the lens.








My rig is now consists of these components.

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE overclocked to 3.97ghz
Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
XFX HD 6950 2gb
8gb of G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz
Corsair TX750w V2
Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb
ASUS CD/DVD drive

I think I've gotten a little better on the cable management. I took out one of the HD cages and the SSD cage for aesthetics. I still have 2 extra case fans in there as well. I am hopefully ordering the Corsair 650D soon and after that to get a water cooling loop going. I figured out the parts I want, I just gotta get money lol

EDIT: I took some better pictures. The fuzzy ones were bothering me.
 

toneekay

Distinguished
Jun 28, 2011
564
0
19,010
9
Yes this is the same issue I am having with the Antec 900 v1 case.. Its a nice case and all but god I have the worlds most unmodular 800mm length cable psu in it and lolol.. i did the same as you, just tucked the excess into the bottom hdd tray XD

I eventually relayed the wires again (3rd time) and this time i bothered to run them behind the gpu to help with airflow or lack of.

If I could buy my mid tower case over again, I would have gone with the Lian Li case that looks almost like the antec with better airflow (imo even if 1 less front intake fan) because it has cable management holes which is > any fan if no airflow.

Not to mention its got a sexy black interior as opposed to my fugly metal gray lol.. btw both leak light, antec has less airflow, lian li has cheaper made but heavier case, antec has poor quality fans. I would just replace the top exhaust fan but then I would have to dismantle pretty much the entire top of the case just to do so lol..

Where was I... Oh yeah antec 900v1... No pictures of mine will be going up yet :p cpu too dirty
Tell me about it, having a bottom mount psu case, a non-modular psu with extra long cables, and nowhere to run the cables behind the board is kind of... pointless... in my eyes. For one, in some of the cases, the front intake will be blocked by the hard drive cage which leaves you with only the optional fan placement on the bottom (next to psu). But with no where to run the cables, you're like stuck with having them stacked up down there which would then make the optional bottom fan pointless to have....

I think I need to design my own case........................ luls!
 

toneekay

Distinguished
Jun 28, 2011
564
0
19,010
9


The 430 is a great case from some; I fell in love with it when I seen it on display at a local store. However, me being the picky, OCD person that I am, it just didn't work out with how the wires were all just hanging around everywhere... especially with a big window for everyone to look inside to see the COMPONENTS and not just wires.

Right now I'm eyeballing the Rosewill ARMOR :D
 
It was a convo at work about how when your pc glitches midgame you just want to hit it, or kick it, I said thats fine but I have weapons next to mine and its so tempting hehe, so I got another of the cases and modded the roof,
Moto
 

jrwizbang

Distinguished
Apr 21, 2010
923
0
19,010
19
Did a bit of cable management, I'll do it even better when I get some longer cables, cords, etc. And once I get a new psu, which won't be until this winter.







 

jrwizbang

Distinguished
Apr 21, 2010
923
0
19,010
19
Oh and also, im getting 2 case fans in sometime this week, they have blue leds, and once I get that, I'll be able to finish my case mod! Then I won't have to have my case side off 24/7
 

anxiousinfusion

Distinguished
Jul 1, 2011
1,035
0
19,360
45




And since you can't see anything in this ridiculously cramped case:
Intel Core i7 2600 @ Stock
G. Skill Ripjaws 16 GB DDR3
eVGA Geforce GTX 560 ti
Biostar TH67B Mainboard
Corsair GS600 PSU
Western Digital 1 TB Black Edition HDD
HP Multi-DVD Writer
Sugo SG03-F
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

-"Brilliance"

I've got a passion for small cases :??:. I'm astonished at its performance, especially in Minecraft. All completed with the aid of this community, thanks guys.

EDIT: Rehosted images.
 

1His Nibs1

Distinguished
Aug 19, 2011
2
0
18,510
0
Hi, here's my system:

Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core unlocked Hyperthreading processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB

X-F3 G.Skiil Ripjaws 16GB DDR3-1600

OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 6Gbps Sandforce SSD

3 x Western Digital 500GB SE16 SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS NCQ HDD's in a RAID 5 configuration (from previous build)

LG BH12LS35 Blu-Ray Writer 12x BD-R 16x DVD+R Lightscribe 3D Ready SATA

Pioneer DVR-212D DVD/CD Writer DVD 18x DVD-R CD 40x CD-R (from previous build)

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT

Corsair Cooling Hyro Serries H70 High Performance CPU Cooler System

Corsair Professional HX 1000W ATX 12V 80A 24PIN ATX Modular PSU

Lian Li PC-V2120 All Aluminum Black Anodized PC case

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe REV.3.0 ATX LGA 1155 P67 3xPCI-E16 2xPCI-E1 2xPCI Sandy Bridge B3 MOBO

2x Sapphire Radeon HD6950 800MHZ 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDVI HDMI 2x Mini Display Port Video Cards

Vantec UGT-CR905 58-IN-1 Internal Flash Card Reader USB2.0 for 3.5/5.25IN with Front USB

Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated USB Keyboard & Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 with Unifying Receivers

Linksys E3000 6 Internal Antennas Router paired to Linksys AE1000 High Performance Wireless-N Selectable Dual-Band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) USB Adapter
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS