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Cable police anyone?

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  • 7
    Looks good 💪
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    Erf, why...?

    Also, any modern case will help you manage those a little bit better
  • 2
    it's really not that bad
  • 0
    @Jilano because cables are short, TBH. I just cannot rout them properly behind. And this case is 10+ years old.
  • 4
    It looks about late 90's in terms of tidiness, minus the IDE cables and no beige.
  • 1
    Naaa looks good
  • 4
    Let me fix it up for you.
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    @theKarlisK is that a......... Denailer??? 🤢
  • 2
    Seen worse :)

    In one old computer that was very cramped I had about the same amount of cable squeezed in between the power and where your nvidia card is ;)

    But in my case it was between power and drive bay.

    Also, in out old server room we once took a few hours to remove unused cabling, that ended up with a 60cm high pile on the floor :P
  • 0
    Dial: 22253
  • 0
    @NoMad wire cutter.
  • 1
    @theKarlisK oh! so, not torturing him until he fixes it? huh... you've gone soft. #TitleOfYourSexTape
  • 0
    I am more disturbed by that shitty PSU (please don't come with the "but it works for me so it's fine") you run than the cablemanagement D:
  • 0
    @FinlayDaG33k what's wrong with it?
  • 2
    @iiii A *lot*... like seriously... it's garbage...

    low quality PSU line that has a very high ripple and has a large Vdroop at about 50-60% load before going kaboom (with a high risk of frying your entire PC) at about 70%...

    So yea... it's playing chinese roulette with your PC :\
  • 0
    @FinlayDaG33k dunno. Working fine for a couple of years so far. But I'll look into an option of replacing it for something a bit more powerful for some wiggle room in future components change.
  • 1
    @iiii Higher powerrating won't do much tho :p

    You can buy an 1000W PSU but if it's still low-quality it's still a chinese roulette.

    There exist 750W PSUs that will blow and fry your PC if you ever go above 200W continuous load.

    It's why I stick to the Seasonic Focus series, those are of high quality.

    Sure, those cost a buck (about 70-80euros for the 550W version, which is more than plenty for *most* PCs... unless you run the RTX3080 or RTX3090 ofc) but atleast you can live with the piece of mind your PC is a lot less likely to die at any moment :p

    (there is a reason why Chieftech only gives 2 years warranty - which is the minimum by law ,while Seasonic gives 10 years on their Focus line)
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    @FinlayDaG33k I mean this one is 500. If I'd wanted to put something more powerful inside it will not be enough anymore.
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    My desktop has a crappy polish case with not enough space to route all the cables efficiently + I don't have a modular PSU, so I ended up just... Zip-tying the whole ball of unused cables together to a corner or the case, away from the majot airflow ways :|
    Also, my ssd is just... Thrown down onto the bottom of the case, nowhere else had enough space.
  • 1
    650W can run my PC just fine (Ryzen 5 3600 + RX580 + RX480), it's tight (cus of the extra RX480) but it works just fine.

    People tend to overestimate the amount of watt their PSU needs to be capable of delivering...

    take CPU max power consumption (look it up on google), take GPU max power consumption (check the physical power connectors on the board, 6-pin is 75W, 8-pin is 150W + 75W from the PCIe slot) and you should have your main powerdraw.

    Add about 100-150w above that to have a buffer (SSDs, HDDs etc. are insignificant unless you add 1337666 of them) and you have your rating if you were to buy a *good* PSU.

    (1/2)
  • 1
    Eg:

    Ryzen 5 3600: 100W

    RX580: 225W

    RX480: 225W

    so that'd be 550W for my most powerhungry components, add 100W and you get 650w.

    Looking at your PC, that's likely also a ryzen 5 3600?

    So that'd be 100W as well.

    Add your GPU (which has PCIe power + 8-pin aux) for a total of 325.

    Add 100 and you get 425, so 450W PSU should be plenty for your PC :p

    Get 550w to future proof.

    (2/2)
  • 0
    @FinlayDaG33k it's 1600, not 3600

    What about efficiency of the unit?
  • 1
    @iiii ye, 1600 eats about the same.

    Efficiency doesn't really matter much either outside of costs of your electro bill.

    Eg. if your PSU has 90% efficiency at 100% load, is rated for 1000W and your components draw 1000W, then you draw 1100W from the wall.

    That rating is always what it can deliver.
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    @FinlayDaG33k I mean that PSUs generally have a peak efficiency at around 60-70% load and it drops when reaching 100%
  • 1
    @iiii I mean yes, but imo those 2-3% aren't really worth it imo...
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    @FinlayDaG33k I see. Thanks for valuable info.
  • 0
    @iiii you welcome :)

    If you want to ask questions surrounding building a PC, you can hmu on my discord (see profile) :)
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