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    HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Following TAKTAK's thread i decided that after ide neglected my media pc for so long it was time to give it a new lease of life.

    Now i did buy a freezer 64 lp cooler for the cpu but it was just on full bore all the time and was noisy as hell so replaced it with the stock cooler for now (which i may add is silent anyway) until scan let me buy a freezer 64 pro.

    CAUTION :: MANY CABLE TIES WERE HURT IN THE MAKING OF THIS THREAD


    Please excuse the dirty bedroom, its now clean lol





    Did some cable tidying





    Snipped the cable ties off, wires felt a little tidier at this stage





    Did some cable routing, some more cable tidying and put a few sticky pads on to help with the cable routing. Also installed the Compro E900F Dual DVBT card



















    Quick shot of the back panel





    Few connections ready to be plugged in, inc my home made coax cables that im quite proud of lol, the connections are perfect, perfect fit into both the Y adapter and my tv card.






    Quick test to see if all is well





    All plumbed in and working perfectly







    And whilst i was taking pics i took a pic of my main pc (not a bad setup for a bedroom i dont think, half decent pc and a HTPC )







    Specs are as follows :

    HTPC

    AMD 5200+
    4gb ddr2 6400
    500gb samsung spinpoint
    Abit an-m2hd mobo w/ hdmi
    Antec fusion black case with antec psu
    Samsung sata dvdrw
    32" samsung HDTV
    MCE keyboard (love it)
    You will also see a 360 elite hooked up under there too

    Main PC

    Intel e6600 w/ freezer 7 cooler
    Gigabyte ds3 mobo
    4gb OCZ reaper
    Corsair HX520
    500gb samsung, 320gb samsung, 1tb samsung
    Gainward 8800gt w/ arctic cooler
    Silverstone TJ09 case
    Akasa card reader
    Zalman fan controller
    Samsung dvdrw
    1x coolermaster 120mm red LED fan, 1x same but blue, 2x sharkoon golf ball fans
    1x 23" dell, 1x 19" wide samsung
    Logitech z640 speakers

    Any questions feel free to ask

    Main point of this thread is to show that you dont have to have a modular psu to have a half tidy case, the case isnt the biggest but i think ive done a half decent job

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Wow, zip-tie central! How many did you get through? Looks pretty neat though, nice one

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Well..i know it was less than 100 as i still have a few left lol.

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Very nice work!
    Nice set up too
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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    I love threads like this, great job dude.

    loving the case too

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    I see you got that wireless keysonic one on the floor, i bought that too for use with my linux box and its sooooo bad. Need to replace it but i cant afford it

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Yeah bought that one prior to the MCE keyboard, its ok as a backup i suppose.

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Looks very good, well done.
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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    I actually returned the mce keyboard and bought the keysonic, just didn't get on with the mce on the whole, especially the mouse/stick.
    The keysonic is ok but very fragile I've found.
    Nice thread, my htpc is in a fusion black, think I may see if I can out do you in cable tie use.
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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    great thread buut..



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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Lol he saved the clipping till last, i usually do it as i go.

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    Re: HTPC Tidy up (56k...dont even try)

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Lol he saved the clipping till last, i usually do it as i go.
    Yeah what he said lol, people take the p!ss when i go on about cable tidying, hell if i worked on another system and it was really tidy on the inside ide praise the original builder, just..in a htpc you aint gonna have the best airflow, so anything i could do to help i just had to do it, even if it meant a hella lot of cable ties lol.

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