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My first build was done in November. I got a lot of comments about my poor Cable management. I finally got around to rewiring this machine and am re posting the results. I have some before and after shots(the last 4 are after shots). Any comments are welcome. This machine has been a pleasure to use. The ssd was well worth the extra money. It does everything smooth and quickly. I am not a big gamer so I am not pushing the machine to the limit. My actual cost was right at $700 including windows 8. This is a good lesson to new builders. Plan out your cable management before your build so you don't have to rewire your machine like I did !

PS: check out my second build with the a10 5800k as well

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Much improved cabling! Invest a couple of bucks into some cable ties so you can keep those extra cables in the back. You can make them a little more taut so they don't stick out as much.

You'll get better airflow if you move your drives to the bottom bay and remove the middle bay.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the tip. Do the hard drives need a fan on facing them? Will they get hot if down in the bottom bays ? I not I guess I will move them next time I open her up.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Heat on those drives won't be a problem. They'll be fine on the bottom. I have mine on the bottom and had the middle bay removed. Not a single issue. :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you could arrange these cables ;). Did you really pay this price regarding the Mobo and the RAM though ? That seems a bit high.

  • 78 months ago
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No I got the motherboard and processor at Microcenter for 295. The ram I got a long time ago for about $40 (it was before ram prices really started going up) Thanks for the input.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, then you should adjust the purchased price, it would be clearer for everybody ;)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I will update all the prices

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ;)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Face the hardrive and SSD to the back to make better cable management

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I remounted them today facing backwards as seen in the last 4 pictures.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

much better now :)

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I do some photo editing and watch some hd video. So far the built in graphics seem to work ok. I am not much of a gamer but was thinking about getting Microsoft flight simulator. Do you think that would run ok without adding a card ?