Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JEFFRO503, Jul 17, 2011.
Why does one of the XFX cards look like a 3 year old took 2 fans and just slapped them on ?
Jeff, every time you post more pictures it makes me want to cry.
Seriously, take this guy to court and make him pay for the entire computer, he then gets to keep is "improved" work and you get a computer that actually works.
Looks like just a little set of LEDs for 'looks' but it is hardly accomplishing that purpose installed that way
HAHA!!....I hear ya man! I'm past the crying part and now just went numb.
Delta : He is a computer genius .....just ask him and he will tell you. Even after I called him out on all this sh!t.....he said he was the best custom computer builder in the NW.
I haven't even told him I'm tearing into this thing , because I don't want to listen to him. The whacko left me 5 - 5 min long voice mails this morning. It's comical to say the least.
For the life of me.....I can't figure it out. He had them plugged in , but they weren't working. So instead of just unplugging them , he took black electrical tape and taped it up against one of my aluminum rails of my case......like 6 times around it! Even if they did work......you wouldn't of even been able to see them!
Also guys.....is there a reasoning that he cut off about half the leads off the fans , lights , ect and then just hard wired them all together? Why would you want to do this?
Delta : this one is just for you! >> http://s1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff407/Jeffro503/?action=view¤t=100_0927.jpg
The zip ties he used were sticking up so badly that it was actually bending the upper card slightly. I had a hard time getting the top card out , because the zip ties from the card below had bound it so I could barley get it unsnapped from the VGA slot.
Between this and my water tower....I had two smoking fire hazards ready to go ay any moment I think.
Let's look at positive side of things.. Yeah its a mess yeah and the stuff is carelessly slapped in there but it can be fixed.
The good news is Jeffro that you still have an i7 and an X58 board, a combination that is still powerful. You still have 6GB of Dominator RAM that is still great no matter what. You have one XFX 6870 that is still intact, and another that just needs a new fan. You already have 2 hard drives and an optical to use and you already have a case.
You basically have everything you need except a cooler for the CPU. There are a couple simple options and then you can plan out your custom loop later but at least you will have something good in the meantime.
Some of my favorite of the top sellers on Newegg:
Corsair H60 this is what I use its a self enclosed CPU water cooler, cooling performance doesn't match a 'real' water setup but installation ease makes up for it.
Prolimatech Megahalems is a really well discussed air cooler that performs well if you pair it with a good fan. It was designed for Socket 1366 so it is a good choice too.
And another option is a Noctua air cooler.. the reason people like these is because of the quiet operation/good airflow fans. They have some different models to choose from..
Coolers are pretty subjective and I'm sure people will disagree with me here but those are some popular ones
This rig is so haphazardly pieced together ... looks like a noob did this.
+1 on this. That guy didn't know what he was doing, my 6 yr old could do a better job, but it would have princesses and ponies on it LOL.
When I cycled through your pic album, on that rig, I too wanted to cry. You should tell that guy not to quit his day job, custom building PC's isnt his forte.
That guy who built that should be drug out into the town center and flogged, repeatedly.
Sweet chocolate son of a father, that really is FUBAR.
This coming from the man who can't tell the difference between PCI-E x8 and x16, even when looking at the mobo manual... :wanker:
You must be the the most argumentitive member on this forum...
Seems all you ever do is try to prove other people wrong, any time u think there's a chance you jump, often going OT with the most irrelavant "facts"....
Christ - you d/l a PDF mobo manual just so u cud prove another guy wrong over some minor detail about his board ffs - and still got owned.
Then stating I'm confused between striped and spanned arrays, followed with a"tutorial" on wat duplexing is (why idk) like I'm some idiot, when in fact I learned that around 7 yrs ago while getting IT cert.
Why don't you go look at my profile and read what it says under "occupation" pal.....then if u still want to compare e-peens just let me know....mmm'k? Mine is bigger, trust me.
And instead of trying (and failing) to find fault with people, why don't you try and find someone to help instead. Jeeez :biggun:
i knew you are a good guy
i did my mistake ,you also wanted the best for the OP, you had a bad moment ,life is like this... i understand.
we are on the same side,right?
I've met few 'noobs' who have made that much of a mess. They've not done things perfectly but that looks like the bloke has went out of his way to make a mess. Not to mention the guy is supposedly a well known member of another hardware forum (and I'd like to know the alias he goes by personally). To me it looks like he's outright taking the piss.
I just can't fathom anyone doing this and genuinely thinking it's good work when they've recommendations from others. At least I'm sure I read that he had in the OP's origional thread on the matter.
Sooo.....I got "Nicks" bill today. He sent me a total sum and added things like "new" fans ( even the ones on the video card haha!!) He then added my water tower back on since he brought it back over with my new computer. He was going to give me a $250.00 credit and just keep it. He can keep that ugly piece of sh!t! I should deduct the full amount of the $480.00 I paid him to build the damn thing! Plus the cost of the friggin' case! I'm gonna nail him on this because he friggin' deserves it! Had a couple friends over a little bit ago for the motocross races on TV , and showed them what kind of work my "Custom computer builder guy" built for me. they were so awe struck......they couldn't form any words for about 30 seconds.
Little advice needed : Ok , so I spent some time on and off tearing this new computer down , and trying to take as many mental notes as I could for when I put it back together , but I need some advice on something.
1.) if you look at this pic here >> http://s1234.photobucket.com/albums...7/Jeffro503/?action=view¤t=100_0932.jpg Would you guys maybe move the HD tray up about 6-8" so to leave more space below for like extra wiring and so forth? Maybe future water cooling reservoir and so forth?
Stripped her down pretty good today >>> http://s1234.photobucket.com/albums...7/Jeffro503/?action=view¤t=100_0933.jpg
And one final question : since I didn't get to test the HD's before I uninstalled everything , should I just wait until I get it all put back together and fire it back up? Pretty sure I may do the raid one for the mirror array. Even if it slows down the performance slightly , I like the safety of it.
I would back charge that guy for mental anguish, pain and suffering, and creating an eye sore, let alone ripping the very fabric of time and space, by creating something like that.
I would move up the HD bays, as I do use the lower parts of the case. Also pick up some zip tie mounts http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3805/tiw-22/1-18_Tie_Mount_5_Pack_161-0714.html?tl=g2c34s487&id=y3KdukYq
I like to use them. I also find ways to route cables / wires inside of the case seams (if there is room to fish it through) or just about any open void on a case, so that when it comes to connect a cable or wire to something it just seems to appears out of nowhere.
The other thing to be mindful of is, plan ahead when you do your wire management, make sure you will not be adding something or it will interfere with something else farther down the line when you are managing other cables, ect.
Really good advice there man...thank you! As I was tearing this thing down and as I'm looking at it now , I'm trying to get a game plan on how I will route everything. That's one of the reasons I wanted to move the HD box up , because there is a crap load of wires coming off those things. Another thing I'm a little confused about , is the bottom side of my mother board has like 5 different things to plug into + the DVD drive , HD's and sata ports all on the right side down low....not sure how to make all this clean. I'll be checking out a bunch of pictures tonight to give me some more ideas.
When I build a PC or PC's (sometimes as much as 1000+), for me it all depends on the case, the orientation of the mobo, PSU, ect. I sometimes go as far as to drill holes in the mobo mounting plate and use either rubber or plastic grommets to protect the wires / cables. The last build I did, the S-ATA connectors on the mobo were at the very bottom right hand side, and I used those zip tie mounts and ran them on the bottom of the case then up to the HD, all in 90 degree angles, same with the power coming from the PSU since that too was at the bottom left of the case.
The company I work for, we build the PC's for a local police dept, and they were impressed with my version of cable management, that now I am the only one that can build the PC's and sent back some to be redone that others had done.