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Old November 16, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Default My rig - Antec 1200

Here are a few pics of my new rig I built a couple of weeks ago. Specs in sig.







Pics aren't great I know but it's pretty overcast here today and the black case and shiny CPU cooler play hell with exposures.

Let me know what you think.
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Old November 16, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Looks good. You should invert your psu so the wires are at the back? Hides them more I find. Other than that looks good!
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Old November 16, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Nice rig, we have the same good taste in hardware, check my second rig in sig...

Edit: Like Sniper said invert the PSU, makes the wires less obvious and avoids the need for cable extenders...
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Old November 16, 2008, 12:35 PM
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Would I have to do too much messing around with wires for this or is it as simple as turning it over? I've spent enough time messing with the wiring on this already. Heh!
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Old November 16, 2008, 12:50 PM
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It's very simple to do. I disconnected everything on my 900, it took me about 45 minutes including re-running all the wires and zap strapping.
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Old November 16, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Would I have to do too much messing around with wires for this or is it as simple as turning it over? I've spent enough time messing with the wiring on this already. Heh!
Heh right back at you!!! :)

Flipping your PSU over is one of those "bang for your buck" things that will make a huge difference for cable management and airflow.
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Old November 16, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Heh right back at you!!! :)

Flipping your PSU over is one of those "bang for your buck" things that will make a huge difference for cable management and airflow.

It's so bang for your buck that I chopped a giant hole in the bottom of my Antec 900 just so my PSU could lay properly and have my cables on the right side lol.
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Old December 2, 2008, 05:48 AM
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here is my old 1200 i flipped my psu around and its up off the bottom about an inch no modding needed

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Old December 2, 2008, 05:50 AM
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and this is what it looked like before

a cluster **** of wires and piss poor cooling (done by my local Puter shop)

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Old December 2, 2008, 08:14 AM
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yeah really nice work, and now you are sellling it ?
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