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Anyone else here care about cable management?

  1. #81


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Nice parts Art!

    That will make a solid build.

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  2. #82


    Answering for myself...water cooling gives you a better chance of higher overclock.

    As far as noise goes, it is comparable to an air setup since it uses a case fan with the radiator.
    People use the water cooling to keep their cpu temps as low as they can to try to prolong the life of their computer.
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  3. #83


    Guys, the motherboard was $114.50 on eBay (shipping included, new, in box) and the boards are usually $150 or higher, so I'm very happy with that deal. I wanted the water cooler because it will be more efficient in cooling the CPU and will take up less space inside the case. Intel has certified this model, which is the ASETEK model, re-branded as the Intel. I plan on overclocking the CPU and the motherboard and CPU were both designed for it. I'm not a gamer, but I do like "high performance" computers... I've used water cooling before but this kit is a "all-in-one" with no reservoir that needs filling, no homemade connectors, etc... It's a true plug-and play" setup, which I really like! I'll document the install in case anyone else is interested...
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  4. #84


    LittleJay, This Intel board has 2 PCI slots (legacy), eSata and 1394, which I really wanted and the equivalent ASUS boards did not have. This board only had HDMI and the ASUS boards all offer VGA and DVI, so you really have to carefully compare features to see which ones you want and can't live without...
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  5. #85


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    LittleJay, This Intel board has 2 PCI slots (legacy), eSata and 1394, which I really wanted and the equivalent ASUS boards did not have. This board only had HDMI and the ASUS boards all offer VGA and DVI, so you really have to carefully compare features to see which ones you want and can't live without...
    I was noticing the difference in specs between your board and comparably priced Asus boards and the Intel board wins hands in my opinion. My current Asus board is the deluxe model and has all the same features as your Intel board, but it was quite a bit more expensive. I think you got a heck of a deal!
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  6. #86


    Yep! I was going to buy the ASUS, but the reviewers all mentioned the poor audio quality and my excellent audio card is a PCI card, and the ASUS didn't have a slot for it. I'm partial to Intel products as you'll notice from the CPU and water cooler! If Intel made RAM, video cards and hard drives, I'd buy them, too! Anyway, the Intel board has everything I want and the price was right. The fact the board is tuned for the "k" processor, which I bought made this an easy decision. The ASUS and Gigabyte boards had too many "gimmicky" features that I thought were useless or amateurish, at best. I've been using Intel boards and CPUs for more than 20 years now and have yet to have a serious issue. Thanks again! I think I'll create a separate thread for my build, as I'm going to document the entire process for those who might find it interesting...
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  7. #87


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I think I'll create a separate thread for my build, as I'm going to document the entire process for those who might find it interesting...
    Oh, I might just be a wee bit interested myself! I am sure I can learn a trick or two for my next build.
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  8. #88


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I think I'll create a separate thread for my build, as I'm going to document the entire process for those who might find it interesting...
    That would be great and very interesting!!
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  9. #89


    Thanks, guys! I'm no expert but I have built several hundred PC's and I've learned from my mistakes. There is more than one way to do these things and I'll show the way I do things and see if that helps anyone...
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  10. #90


    For anyone interested in water cooling, I strongly recommend the "all in one" kits. I am not affiliated with this website or any of the companies represented, I'm just making a recommendation. Any of these kits would provide a painless way to get into water cooling and are not "extreme" in any way. The benefit of these kits is that they are easy to install, provide great cooling and space inside the case for air to circulate. No maintenance is required but they only cool the CPU and are not intended to add to a "loop"...All-In-One | Page 1 | Sort By: Product Title A-Z - FrozenCPU.com
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