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Vicariously

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  1. Vicariously

    Push/Pull Radiator Discussion

    I'm trying to learn what those headaches are to see if they are worth it or not. I want to take advantage of all the hardware I have instead of just putting the extra fans in a box and forgetting about them.
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    Push/Pull Radiator Discussion

    Well the other fact is the Be Quiet fans came with my case, and I don't want to just not use them, (Like i said I have the room). I doubt I would run into issues, putting it out there in case someone else has, and can give guidance
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    Push/Pull Radiator Discussion

    I'm looking at a 4 or 5mm thick one, the push/pull is more of an aesthetic because I have a lot of room. I just don't know if having 2 different RPM fans will create vibration/excess noise or not.
  4. I want to setup my radiator with a push pull setup with RGB fans (maybe the corsair ml140?) on the internal side of the case (visible RGB on the inside of the case), and my current Be-quiet fans on the outer side of the case (exterior facing). I don't think this would cause any real issues, aside from having RGB (for those of us that despise it). The question being, can using different speed/pressure design fans create excess noise or virbration or work against each other in some way if i use them in that setup? Im using the Dark Base Pro 900, and would have 2 radiators in push/pull (140mm fans)
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    CABLE MANAGEMENT

    Cable management is really going to be up to you to figure out with what components you have. The biggest challenge is arranging it how you want it to look, and what makes sense. These zip ties will help you mount and route the cables. (just dont do it too tight) https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-4-in-UV-Cable-Tie-Black-40-Pack-GT-100MB-40/203531951 You can use the highlighted areas on the picture to put zipties through. Linus and Gamers Nexus have some great videos on this this btw
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    2 different types of ssd

    This is a good read on the similarities and differences: https://www.storagereview.com/ssd_vs_hdd I'm sure you could find a youtube video outlining this as well as showing you how to install them, very easy!
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    2 different types of ssd

    The older style mechanical hard drives with the spinning disk. The SSDs are functionally identical and use the same connectors. So if you are familiar with the older hard drives, you will be good to go.
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    CABLE MANAGEMENT

    Depends on the case you have, I usually but small zip-ties and just route the cables where I want them to go along the back of the case. If you tell me what case that would help. I have found that CableMod has some great custom cables, and they are priced fairly well, especially if they are on sale! (not too often, holidays mostly)
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    additional ssd question

    With M.2 SSDs they mount right on the motherboard, 100% recommend getting one as you have room for 1 on that board. I would recommend buying a small capacity, low cost M.2 and just using it as your boot drive. Large capacity M.2 drives are very expensive. You could get a SATA SSD with larger capacity for your games, and a boot drive M.2 for less than the cost of one large M.2 SSD. Just be carefull of which M.2 you buy, read the manual for the board and see if it supports NvME M.2 drives or just SATA M.2. Not to bore you with details, the NvME M.2 drives will be quite a bit faster, and are comparable to SATA M.2 SSDs for reliability and price.
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    2 different types of ssd

    The only problem would be if wanted to create a RAID with both of the SSDs. Probably wouldn't work very well if they were very different. Otherwise, if you are using them as separate partitions, you will have no problems. Just treat them like regular HDDs
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    Custom PSU Cables - Canada

    For 25$ its worth trying, even if its not perfect out of the box, I could make it work for the amount I need. I have seen someone else recommend these exact ones once before, might be worth a shot after all
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    Custom PSU Cables - Canada

    @W-L Without getting too specific, I have a large tower case, and am using one of the 5.25" for a bluray r/w and the other is large enough (it has extra headroom) to put my HDDs. The most complicated cable will be the SATA power cable, which I was likely going to solder. My PSU cable doesn't even reach, and it wouldn't be able to bend all 3 connectors so close together, so I'm using the basement of the case right now (the intended location). My only reason for this mod is to make room for some larger water cooler and other potential mods. I also want to re-locate the fan controller to make room for more SSDs. Maybe I should see if any friends want custom cables for a reasonable price to recover the cost of the crimpers and pin extractors! First world problems...Thanks for the other suggestions though, I will look at those suppliers!
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    How to use compressed air correctly?

    Depending on how much compressed air you use, the Data Vac is a good investment alternative. I do a lot of repair and upgrading, not for a living but hobby, and it was worth every penny. Otherwise DaltonM and Miniman27100 have given you good, correct advice
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    Custom PSU Cables - Canada

    Yeah, I will definitely let you know if I find something, might have to just try and get my american friends to buy the stuff for me and ship it here. I will post some pictures in a build log once I get that far with the mod, you will see why I needed these cables to be super custom.
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    Custom PSU Cables - Canada

    Thanks @tarfeef101 for the heads up! They won't really fit my use case. I'm doing some...unique... mods for my SATA power cables, fan cables, and etc (Graphics card and mobo are already done by Cablemod). DazMode does have some supplies and great shipping rates that I could definitely take advantage of, they are located close to home apparently as well. Also good to make note of for when I plan my water cooling loop out (after the cables of course) Let me know if anything else comes to mind! I will keep looking but for us Canadians there are so few options...
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