1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Your PC ATM

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    28,341 (10.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12,227
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    dude JM , your rig is sweeeeeeeeeeeet!
     
    _jM says thanks.
  2. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,888 (1.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,100
    Location:
    On top of a mountain
    Nice lighting effect :rockout:
     
    _jM says thanks.
  3. Cold Storm

    Cold Storm Battosai

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    15,014 (5.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,999
    Location:
    In a library somewhere on this earth
    _JM, you've given me more things to think about!! Sweet looking man! Very swet!
     
    _jM says thanks.
  4. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,888 (1.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,100
    Location:
    On top of a mountain
    I've had three Abit mobos with LED backlighting built into them. My favorite modder mobos...instant bling :D Backlit mobos look badass.
     
  5. _jM

    _jM New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,454 (0.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    Ocala,FL
    Thank you ladies... whoops.. I mean gentlemen! :laugh:
    With this new rig I want my lighting to be a little more subtle than usually. Most of the time I have the 12 inch CC in red or blue. I fell in love with the white and these Xiggy Xlrs so I picked up some more white LEDs and did what you see. Eventually there will be more added behind the mobo and I will remove the 15 inch white CC at the top and just use the LEDs for all of my lighting. Right now I have my power cable, 2 satas, and some other random wiring going through the hole behind the mobo. Im going to cut 1 more hole just for the SATA's and my cables for the VGA just to clean it up a bit more.:rockout:

    Well thank you Cold... Im glad to give you a bit of inspiration... makes me all warm and fuzzy inside :wtf:

    Thats kinda where I got the idea from. that and what I just posted above.
     
  6. largon

    largon

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,782 (0.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    433
    Location:
    Tre, Suomi Finland
    Yesterday my rig was dismantled and drying off in the sauna.
    Sorry, didn't take a pic.

    It certainly brought a tad of excitement into the evening when the CPU waterblock outlet tube somehow managed to fall off right in the middle of a Left 4 Dead session. HD4890 and X-Fi got literally soaked. Water under the GDDR chips.

    Yay.
    :\

    Looks like everything works, though. Which is rather unbelievable as I actually didn't notice the "leak" right away but after some 30mins and a restart(!!).
     
  7. Thrackan

    Thrackan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,482 (1.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    656
    So... the hose came off and gushed on your gfx and all?:eek:
    Thank god distilled water isn't a good conductor...
     
  8. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,231 (0.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    345
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
  9. largon

    largon

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,782 (0.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    433
    Location:
    Tre, Suomi Finland
    Yup.

    Thrackan,
    When I opened the sidepanel CPU block outlet tube was completely off the barb. I have no idea how that could happen as that piece of tube is Tygon 7/16" and the barb is a 1/2" EK high-flow fitting. It's a pretty tight fit. So tight that it has been fine without a hose clamp for 2 years in 3 different systems. I guess the tube must have gotten loose as it slightly touches the case sidepanel which is mounted by sliding it on.
     
  10. Thrackan

    Thrackan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,482 (1.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    656
    Gotta say I'm pretty happy with my screw-in fittings. Maybe the tubing got old and lost its stretch?
     
  11. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,778 (6.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,294
    Sorry for the Delay fellas, it's been a few days since I had any good sleep and I fell out at like 9PM last nicht so I missed the 12AM deadline.

    Anyways Images of her rig as promised:)

    [​IMG]

    Inside
    [​IMG]

    Wire Management
    [​IMG]

    A peek in the side
    [​IMG]
     
    Chicken Patty, Cold Storm, _jM and 2 others say thanks.
  12. Thrackan

    Thrackan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,482 (1.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    656
    OK I have to admit the HAF is not as ugly in your pics as I had pictured the case from reviews...
    Pretty nice cabling too.
     
    sneekypeet says thanks.
  13. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,778 (6.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,294
    Be sure you realize this is the mini HAF, or 922, versus the 933 HAF that has been out for a bit. Reviews for this just hit the air today.
     
  14. Thrackan

    Thrackan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,482 (1.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    656
    Figures, I suspected something like that. It's a lot less of the "jerrycan" model that the big HAF is.
     
  15. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,778 (6.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,294
    I agree, and to be honest it isnt all that much smaller than the HAF933. Was a real pleasure to build in.
     
  16. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,888 (1.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,100
    Location:
    On top of a mountain
    Looks "MilSpec"

    Very neat installation.
     
    sneekypeet says thanks.
  17. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Sigh pics of midtowers like this makes me regret buying my antec 1200. The 1200 is a good case and all but its not very convenient, you need extended cables for some PSU's and the motherboard tray has no opening for a backplate meaning I always gotta take out the motherboard when im cleaning or replacing tim.

    You have an awesome rig there.

    I will trade my antec 1200 to anyone who has a mid tower equivelant of it :).
     
    sneekypeet says thanks.
  18. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,778 (6.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,294
    I had a 900 so I sorta feel your pain. Aslo the length of PSU wires needed was surprizing to me as well. The OCZ she has has caused issues with building before, namely the 8-pin CPU lead. Overall I really like the HAF 922, and its going to be like $10 less than the HAF 933, and as you can tell , the 922 is a bit less obtrusive IMO.
     
    random says thanks.
  19. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    I can tell. After upgrading my system specs and spending time making the insides of my PC look neat and tidy, I've been looking for big open windows for display, hence my modded side panel. I'd probably most likely do an acrylic window mod if I were to buy a haf 922 or maybe just get the cm sniper amd dragon version.

    The 8pin on my hx 620 watt doesn't reach at all, also you can see that the front fans have an almost impossible red and black cable to hide, I've used too much wiring loom it looks messier than cleaner. The way the PSU is placed is a horror, there's no air holes for it to be mounted the right way to allow the PSU to breathe. instead, it has to be mounted upside down which made wiring even more of a hassle.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  20. Conflict0s

    Conflict0s

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    399 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    64
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom.
    I think you have done a good job with the cable management, considering.

    How many people would pay that little bit extra cash for a case, if the interior was painted black?
    I would LOVE the HAF 922 if it had a black interior. I know you can spray it yourself but personally when I am paying that much for a case, I don't feel like i should have to take that bigger risk in messing it up.
     
    random says thanks.
  21. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,778 (6.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,294
    I completely agree the inside should have been black like the sniper or the 933, but hey coolermaster has to save that $10 somewhere...lol
     
  22. Cold Storm

    Cold Storm Battosai

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    15,014 (5.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,999
    Location:
    In a library somewhere on this earth
    cry.... Im at work. Having to use the phone.. To many people around to use the network password... and sneeky you show it now!!! Cry... O well.. Something i gotta wait till 7 about.. Lol...
     
  23. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,778 (6.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,294
    Sorry CS my brain said wait up till midnight, but the body shut down long before, I woke up at close to 4AM and was like F*@# I missed the midnight showing. I then rolled over and said to myself oh well you guys could wait a few more hours:roll:
     
  24. mlee49

    mlee49

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    8,499 (3.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,107
    I'm glad to see CM dropped the 230mm fans, obtrusive to say the least.

    Confucius say:


    EDIT: Price point on the 922?
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  25. crtecha

    crtecha New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,407 (1.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    207
    Location:
    ipsay meechigan

    Make your own air holes then reroute all your cabling behind your motherboard tray.

    Thats what I did. It only took a few minutes and made a world of difference.
     
    random says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 5 (0 members and 5 guests)

Share This Page