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My pc looks like crap, need suggestions on what to change to make it look better

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April 8, 2013 3:28:08 PM

Hi, My pc looks like a bomb has it, mismatched colours, wires all over the place, different colour components, amateur watercooling job etc etc.

Visited yoyo tech in london the other day and im jealous as their PC's look amazing.

Can anyone offer any suggestions on what to change to help this PC start to look pleasing on the eye.

Ive decided to go with a blue theme, happy to spend extra cash if need be. I dont want to jeopardise performance however, cooling is currently good

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88915277@N05/8631912136/

Thanks!

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April 8, 2013 3:33:52 PM

I think it looks great. Maybe some neatening up of the cables. That's about it.

I personally don't like flashy LEDs and junk like that. (coming from modified car community). The more simple and more clean looking, the better.

I say straighten out the wires and you are good to go.
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April 8, 2013 3:39:15 PM

Hahahahaha... Sorry for that... it's just that your PC looks like piece of art compared to mine :) 
I'm more like function over look. That's way I still drive my old 124 series Mercedes :) 
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April 8, 2013 3:43:51 PM

Replace the heatsinks on your RAM

Use custom cable extensions for instance
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11151/cab-201/ModRigh...

Shrink wrap for small wires.

Fans. Very good high performance fans:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or lighted fans
http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-fans/yate-loon-120mm-case...
Cheap Yate Loon fans, quiet, won't last too long. Not a lot of static pressure so might struggle with the thick rad.

Then get rid of the air cooler and get your CPU into the loop.
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April 8, 2013 3:53:28 PM

The only thing you could have really done was but parts with matching colors. Maybe some blue heat spreaders on the ram and some matching fans. I dint think it looks bad at all
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April 8, 2013 4:01:19 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Hahahahaha... Sorry for that... it's just that your PC looks like piece of art compared to mine :) 
I'm more like function over look. That's way I still drive my old 124 series Mercedes :) 


A w124 is considered by many to be "baller" these days if it is in good shape. I have a few friends with 190e's. Personally I have a mk4 jetta on airbags. What specific w124 do you have?
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April 8, 2013 4:06:32 PM

Haha cheers for the moral support guys. After seeing how the pros build their PC's the other day think ive become a bit OCD about matching the colours and tidying it up. Gonna look into the Corsair fans and cable extensions, want to add the CPU into the loop but think I will need another rad to keep things nice and cool and space is limited
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April 8, 2013 4:11:03 PM

I think it looks pretty good to however i am the opposite of tiny voices i like the bling bling lmao! I like Proximon suggestions.

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April 8, 2013 5:29:55 PM

Yea, doesnt look to bad.
Clean up the wires, change or remove the RAM heatspreaders and get that CPU in the loop. You could externally mount another rad (which is good for an industrial look, it complements my HAF-X well :D ) or just put one on that rear 120mm.
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April 9, 2013 6:04:02 AM

Will a 120 be enough for the Cpu?, its currently at 4.5ghz(2600k), dont wanna jeopardise my GPU temps. Im with Bigcyco on the bling.

Ive ordered some of the Corsair fans and Bitfenix Alchemy extension cables. Might put my current ram set on ebay and purchase some dominator platinums with blue light bars
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April 9, 2013 10:48:12 AM

Your current radiator will handle the CPU easily, if the fans are right. Adding another 120mm rad to the loop would not hurt though.
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April 26, 2013 3:10:39 AM

looks great!
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April 26, 2013 11:26:44 AM

Excellent.
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April 27, 2013 6:13:47 PM

That looks pretty good.
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