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  1. #1
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    What a difference rounding made!!

    Well, last night I removed all of my cables, and decided to just go for it.. I wrapped them all using either wireloom, or spiral wrap.. It took me no time at all.. I had a floppy cable, the Live Drive Cable, 2 IDE cables (ATA66), and 3 diff. SCSI Cables (50 Pin, 68 Pin Ultra2, and 68 pin Ultra160) - in all, it took about an hour or so.. and I must say - it was well, worth it.. Not only does it look much better, Its reduced the inside temperature by 20 degrees (Fahrenheit)!! I have an indoor/outdoor thermometer on my case, the gauge was mounted inside the case, as close to the CPU as I could get.. It used to get readings of 99-104 inside there - since I redid it, and let it run overnight, I have been getting 79-81 degrees.. (I know that's not accurate for a true CPU temp - just the case temperature). The airflow is so un-restricted now, that if I reach my hands inside, I can feel the fans working... I'm so happy I did it..I still have a little more to do when I get the time, but its well worth it...

    I have a few pictures - Stupidly, I didn't take a 'before shot' to compare it, but with the drives I have, I'm sure you can imaging how bad its been.. I have my both of my IDE devices on separate cables, and only 2 devices on each SCSI Cable..

    My Case Photo's

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    [This message has been edited by Olds97 (edited 03-14-2001).]
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    768MB PC133
    Annihilator Ultra2
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    Adaptec 29160
    ATI TV Card
    LinkSys 10/100 NIC
    ZIP 250
    9.1GB IBM SCSI HD-160MB/sec
    50GB Seagate SCSI HD-80MB/sec
    80GB Maxtor Firewire HD
    2x Plextor UltraWide 40x
    2x Plextor UltraMax 40x
    Ricoh MP9120A
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    Looks great, and man what a great case!! What brand is that?

    Duckman

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    Thats a nice setup m8.... nice1

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    I wish I knew what brand it was!!! I spend MONTHS looking for a case I liked last year and I came across this one on a website and i ordered it right away. It was the only one I could find that had all the drivebays I'd need, and have the locking door.. I have yet to find out the exact brand - the place i BOUGHT it from didn't even know!!! Anytime I've seen a similiar one on the net, it never has the brand name listed.. (www.PCCASE.com has it in white). I lost the link for the store I got it from a few months back, and I don't don't remember the name.. (It was a very small place)

    Behind the one solid black drive bay is my 50GB SCSI Seagate Barracuda Drive. Its a double height drive, so it doesn't fit into a caddy. I have my 80GB IDE drive in the firewire enclosure on top of the case. (I only use it for backup, its not always plugged in)..

    I'm going to look into building or buying a fanbus/Baybus setup for it and try and eliminate some of the wires from the power Supply.. That will clear up some more room, and then I'll run the Audio cables under the MB and clear them out.. (Damn, I'm too ambitious!!)

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    9.1GB IBM SCSI HD-160MB/sec
    50GB Seagate SCSI HD-80MB/sec
    80GB Maxtor Firewire HD
    2x Plextor UltraWide 40x
    2x Plextor UltraMax 40x
    Ricoh MP9120A
    Cable ISP

    [This message has been edited by Olds97 (edited 03-14-2001).]
    PIII 1Ghz
    Trinity 400
    768MB PC133
    Annihilator Ultra2
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    Adaptec 29160
    ATI TV Card
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    ZIP 250
    9.1GB IBM SCSI HD-160MB/sec
    50GB Seagate SCSI HD-80MB/sec
    80GB Maxtor Firewire HD
    2x Plextor UltraWide 40x
    2x Plextor UltraMax 40x
    Ricoh MP9120A
    Cable ISP

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    holy crap! that's a lot of ish u got there man! What do u do with it? alot of multimedia I'm assuming.

    hehehehe

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    Multi-Media/? Yeah right LOL - I'm just too lazy to switch CD's whenI play a game One for NHL2001, one for Triple Play 2001, one for Pod Racer, and one for NFL Blitz!!!

    Auctually, thats ony partially true.. I like having the drives for that reason, but I've also started copying all of my audio CD's to MP3 - I have about 400 or so, and it goes alot quicker if I just put 5 CD's in at a time and let them rip to MP3..

    The 80GB HD is new - I had about 30 CD's ripped onto my 50GB, and it crapped out - I realized I needed something to make a backup onto, because i'd hate to lose them all..

    I'm also *hopefully* going to get started and transfer some of my camcorder/DV tapes to the PC one day for storage.. I jsut haven't had the ambition to start that project yet - and I'll need alot of space for that.

    So yeah - I guess it is multimedia in a way - although it was brought on by laziness

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    768MB PC133
    Annihilator Ultra2
    SBLive! 5.1 Platinum
    Adaptec 29160
    ATI TV Card
    LinkSys 10/100 NIC
    ZIP 250
    9.1GB IBM SCSI HD-160MB/sec
    50GB Seagate SCSI HD-80MB/sec
    80GB Maxtor Firewire HD
    2x Plextor UltraWide 40x
    2x Plextor UltraMax 40x
    Ricoh MP9120A
    Cable ISP
    PIII 1Ghz
    Trinity 400
    768MB PC133
    Annihilator Ultra2
    SBLive! 5.1 Platinum
    Adaptec 29160
    ATI TV Card
    LinkSys 10/100 NIC
    ZIP 250
    9.1GB IBM SCSI HD-160MB/sec
    50GB Seagate SCSI HD-80MB/sec
    80GB Maxtor Firewire HD
    2x Plextor UltraWide 40x
    2x Plextor UltraMax 40x
    Ricoh MP9120A
    Cable ISP

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    Just like to add - another advantage to rounding the cables is that they are easier to route.

    First, you can bend and twist them in any direction and second, they stay in the position you bent them to.

    Bill

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