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    Just had a thought actually - looking at the diagram from lian-li's site:

    http://scasp.webnow.biz/upload/a0000...S/spec_374.jpg

    Couldn't you just flip the back plate over?
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    Yeah, That's what I was thinking, but then I thought "NO, it couldn't be that simple, did I try that?"

    As I said, it was 2am when I fitted it, whether I tried or not I can't remember. I might investigate when I get home but I think I'll leave it where it is as it creates more space around the socket, plus it's more convenient for the cables, I just need to get some wrap to hide the remaining unsightly mess.

    As for the connector, well couldn't they have done it the other way around? ATX > BTX?

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    Unfortunately the new specs have more connectors for more current - you can go down to ATX, but not up.

    I'd leave it where it is - much better position anyhow Seen a lot of cases with no further support of the PSU than the four screws, but than can be added if you need it with a minimum of modding. Should give you better airflow as well - though the I think two fans there are a bit overkill
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    The fans are on a fanbus anyway. I think I have some cable wrap left somewhere so I guess I'll be having some fun when I get home.

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    I just bought the Tagan 480 and didn't build my system yet, I'm still waiting for socket 939 / Athlon 64 3500+. I must say, the build quality on this thing is excellent, and as I don't use a windowed case (I use a black Wave Master), I am not too bothered by the wires or how it looks. As long as it performs as the reviews claim I'll be a very happy man. I still have every confidence in the Tagan. No one else, in reviews or otherwise has really complained about the things you mentioned.

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    The adapter is a piece of crap, they should have made the actual adapter cable a bit longer so it could be moved well out of the way of the socket area.

    Seriously, maybe I should get a job in R&D?

    On the subject of design flaws, Leadtek's 5900 Ultra has a huge one regarding that cassette tape like heatsink. When installing in an NF7, the heatsink totally blocks off IDE 2 (and at the time the card was released, the NF7 was probably the most popular nforce2 motherboard).

    I had to dremel a part of the heatsink off so the IDE cable would plug into the motherboard. I did tell the guys at Leadtek although I don't know whether they did anything about it.

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    Why don't you then? jeez they spend thousands (prob hundred of thousands) developing these things and design em for the best possible out come....

    You are one in hundreds of people that have a problem with it.... ever think its just you?? Design it better and show us then....
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    One in hundreds? Well that's not entirely true, anyone else who had an Abit NF7 and bought the Leadtek 5900U would also have the same problem.

    Also, I'm not the only one to mention the adapter.

    Also, I was looking on some other forums and my point about SATA connectors was also mentioned by a few other people.

    It's not exactly difficult, you think about what people will and won't want. Eg, "Hmm, we have the cables coming out the left side, a lot of people most probably feed their excess cables down the back of the motherboard tray, maybe we should design the cables to come out the other side of the PSU?" or "maybe we should increase the length on this adapter cable as it hangs around quite close to the CPU / Heatsink?"

    It's called Research and Development for a reason you know

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    The adapter is common place by the look of it for good quality PSU units such as the CWT 550ADP and the tagan. They do this so the PSU can be used by dual processor systems and I too agree this block does look ugly, but with a little coaxing it can be hidden

    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakey

    Also, I was looking on some other forums and my point about SATA connectors was also mentioned by a few other people.
    The SATA connectors are already getting a redesign.

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