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#1
Post your comparisons of now and before of a PC here :D

This is my other PC when i live in the city btw....

Specs for reference

-Pentium 4 Northwood 3.2Ghz (44*C Max LOAD)
-P4S800 Motherboard (stupid yellow asus mobos are so flexible)
-512MB TEAM DDR400 (soon to be 1GB single channel though)
-20GB HDD (DEMOTED FROM 100GB...)
-Sapphire ATI Radeon 9550 STOCK, ramsinks installed.
-Crappy AR-Tsunami case that uses .5mm steel and is a threat to the motherboard; the motherboard is so flexible... the case is too... have a guess what happens if i didnt have side panels on.
-Generic CPU cooler.

BEFORE:
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/518/__10.jpg
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/518/__10.jpg
NOW:
http://img.techpowerup.org/070505/DSCF0183.jpg
http://img.techpowerup.org/070505/DSCF0182.jpg
 
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Processor E8400 @4.4 GHz - FSB @550 MHZ
Motherboard Asus P5K Premium (Black Pearl)
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Memory 2x1GB Geil BlckDrgn 800 @1158 5-5-5-18
Video Card(s) 8800GT 512MB @740/1782/2080
Storage Hitachi T7K250 250GB & 7200.10 Seagate 250GB
Display(s) Gateway FPD1975W 19" Widescreen
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Xi-FI Xtreme Audio
Power Supply CoolerMaster IGreen 500W
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Now first off, you have too many intakes, I find the cpu intake will increase temperatures if its FORCED.

On to the power cables, I find that you have a huge amount of redundant power cables lying around, if so it would be great if they were either slipped behind the motherboard or motherboard tray if there is a hole, possibly make a hole urself, then loop them behind the drive bays. Thats one of the most basic things I do. For my P4S beholder up there..

If you dont mind, move ur HDD to the 5'25 bays, it will lower the amount of power cables you have, then hide the rest. With one set of molexes on the hidden ones, try connectign ur fans onto them.

Nevertheless switch back to your old case, its better for this task that I just said.

Overall what do u think about the old, and the update?

EDIT: Oh i see, try hooking the spare cables behind the 5'25 bays, but make sure they are bundled in one strand, I know these recommendatios are form over function but... saves ur eyes. Moreover, remove ur whole motherboard, then try to get the front IO connectors under the motherboard and loop them up.
 
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Memory 2x1GB Geil BlckDrgn 800 @1158 5-5-5-18
Video Card(s) 8800GT 512MB @740/1782/2080
Storage Hitachi T7K250 250GB & 7200.10 Seagate 250GB
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Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Xi-FI Xtreme Audio
Power Supply CoolerMaster IGreen 500W
Software XP Home SP3
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#5
I see your point. Moving the HDD up makes it so much tidier on yours. OK don't laugh, but what are those black meshes that go around your cables called? I want to get some.
 

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#6
You should make the hard drives face the other way around. Just an idea.
 

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#9
I see your point. Moving the HDD up makes it so much tidier on yours. OK don't laugh, but what are those black meshes that go around your cables called? I want to get some.

Antec power supplies come like that.

I dont know what he has.... but you can get the sleeves and put them on yourself.

Check out www.performace-pcs.com they have them there
 
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Antec power supplies come like that.

I dont know what he has.... but you can get the sleeves and put them on yourself.

Check out www.performace-pcs.com they have them there
The antec meshes are horrible, like jelly and are too thick. The ones that come on the coolermaster are great. Very thin and firm, yet flexible.
I have the Coolermaster iGreen so yeah... much better.

tkpenalty, you sure do spend alot of time worrying about cable management :p
Im like trodas, the capacitor man lol.
 
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What do you guys say about upgrading my old PC?

I wanna turn it from this:

-Pentium 4 Northwood 3.2Ghz
-P4S800
-512MB DDR400
-20GB HDD
-Sapphire 9550 256MB
-AR-Tsunami
-450W King World PSU, dunno if it will last, i guess it wont.

To this:

-Pentium 4 Northwood 3.2Ghz
-P4VM890 Motherboard (1xPCI-E 16x, 478, dual channel ftw)
-2x512MB DDR400
-160GB Samsung SATA
-MSI X1650XT
-PC-132 Case (i got it)
-Antec NEOHE 430W
 
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#13
the mobo u chose is ok my friend got one on saturday runs pretty fast beats my my mobo:mad:
 

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TK, you could shorten the power leads to your HDDs even further - get some of the press-on pass-through style molexes. They're intended originally for server applications, would mean you wouldn't have those cable loops poking out.
 

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#16
Fair call. You're lucky in Sydney, plenty of places to look around for good deals.