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July 30, 2013 8:02:33 PM

Hey guys, so I'm building a new gaming machine and I just opened up my current family pc to see if there was anything I could use (pc was very expensive 3 years ago, above $2k) and I discovered an OCZ 700W gaming psu (it was branded with their fatality gaming branding.) Well, this is great! It'll save me $100 or so. However, the psu is NOT modular, and I was wondering if I could somehow get the case I'm buying (CM Storm Trooper) to look just as clean as if it had a modular psu. I really do want my build to be really clean, and if this isn't possible I'll just buy a modular psu.

Thanks guys!

Zay

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a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2013 8:09:24 PM
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you you can hide the cables like this : http://cdn.overclock.net/c/ca/cab3924a_BARUE.jpeg (this should be behind the side panel for sure :)  ) btw , that case has a good space behind the motherboard for some cable management .

it will make the case looks like this : http://www.vortez.net/index.php?ct=articles&action=file...
July 30, 2013 9:10:32 PM

Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :)  One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

Thanks!

Zay
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a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2013 9:15:46 PM

Zay48 said:
Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :)  One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

Thanks!

Zay


no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/...
July 30, 2013 9:44:26 PM

KareemGT said:
Zay48 said:
Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :)  One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

Thanks!

Zay


no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/...


Ok, thanks for your help!

And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fata...

Thanks again!

Zay
a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2013 9:48:23 PM

Zay48 said:
KareemGT said:
Zay48 said:
Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :)  One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

Thanks!

Zay


no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/...


Ok, thanks for your help!

And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fata...

Thanks again!

Zay


you'r welcome !! Good PSU :) 

btw , what is your other parts which you are looking to buy ?
July 30, 2013 11:10:47 PM

KareemGT said:
Zay48 said:
KareemGT said:
Zay48 said:
Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :)  One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

Thanks!

Zay


no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/...


Ok, thanks for your help!

And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fata...

Thanks again!

Zay


you'r welcome !! Good PSU :) 

btw , what is your other parts which you are looking to buy ?


I can tell! It's been running excellent since the beginning of 2010 on my family pc, hopefully it stays running fine for a few more years!

Here's the complete parts list. The sole purpose is gaming, and of course some web browsing too :p  I'm 16 and have been saving up for quite a while! Will be my first big purchase since I started working :) 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (oc'ing to around 4.2, nothing crazy)
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (oc'ing to 1866)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor

The reason I didn't go with an SSD and a monitor that is less expensive then you'd expect with a build like this (it's great value though, friend has one) is because it would take another few weeks to make the money, and I talked with my mom and since she's awesome, she agreed to buy me an 840 pro and a better monitor for dual monitors for christmas. (did I mention she's awesome? :p )

Thanks again!

Zay
a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2013 11:18:41 PM

Zay48 said:
KareemGT said:
Zay48 said:
KareemGT said:
Zay48 said:
Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be going that route then, just wanted to make sure there was enough space to do this! :)  One last question: Is there a chance the psu won't have some required connectors considering its three years old, or should I be good?

Thanks!

Zay


no , i don't think so , you should be fine with it , btw , is this your PSU ?

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/ocz_fatal1ty_psu/...


Ok, thanks for your help!

And yep, thats it! http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/OCZ-Fata...

Thanks again!

Zay


you'r welcome !! Good PSU :) 

btw , what is your other parts which you are looking to buy ?


I can tell! It's been running excellent since the beginning of 2010 on my family pc, hopefully it stays running fine for a few more years!

Here's the complete parts list. The sole purpose is gaming, and of course some web browsing too :p  I'm 16 and have been saving up for quite! Will be my first big purchase since I started working :) 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (oc'ing to around 4.2, nothing crazy)
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (oc'ing to 1866)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor

The reason I didn't go with an SSD and a monitor that is less expensive then you'd expect with a build like this (it's great value though, friend has one) is because it would take another few weeks to make the money, and I talked with my mom and since she's awesome, she agreed to buy me an 840 pro and a better monitor for dual monitors for christmas. (did I mention she's awesome? :p )

Thanks again!

Zay


ohh nice build buddy , i can't find any issue in your build :)  , it's awesome , Good luck my friend !!

btw , your story looks pretty much the same as mine hhhhh

am 17 years old and my build was the most expensive thing i have got and i was working with my father to collect some many for it :)  .

( nothing better than buying stuff with your own money )
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