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Aesthetics: Is it worth the money?

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I'll do some cable managements, to make sure a wild cable won't suddenly decide to throw itself in a fan out of nowhere (had this happen before... was fine for months and suddenly I start hearing a racket from my case... a fan cable had apparently "moved" by itself into a fan... I dunno how, it's magic or something).
But other than that, I don't care for aesthetics inside the computer case.
I'll get whatever works and fit my budget, regardless of the color.
I don't have or want a side window, I prefer having a side intake fan for better GPU cooling.


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1 hour ago, NIneEyeRon said:

 

I did spend ages on cable management though as its important for good airflow.

I spend a few minutes managing the cables in a build to get stuff out of the way, though i won't go and make it look flashy with custom color matching sleeved cables since my case doesn't have a window on it. I think Cable management could be more important with a SFF build, but Luke tested that cable management doesn't matter very much for airflow.

 

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Personally, I don't really mind. As long as everything's tidy enough to properly work, I don't care at all, although clean, polished systems are pretty nice to look at... :P


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I do think it's worth the money. Of course it depends on the situation. If the budget was small I would likely get the core parts first and then work on the aesthetics later on.


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When it comes to building a system for a client, we take it really seriously to cable manage properly. Presentation to the client as well as ease of access due to clean internal layout is really important for our customers, and our own systems reflect that design emphasis, but for a personal system I did used to have the spaghetti all over the place. It's not bad at all if your system is ugly and functional, it's part of the charm of a personal computer


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I just like low temps and high performance


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3 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

intel vs amd

VIA.

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amd vs nvidia

Intel.

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android vs ios

Tizen.

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macos vs windows

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asus vs any other company

ASUS.

 

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I do not care about aesthetics. In fact, my goal when building a PC is for it to not be near me so neither I or anybody else can see (or hear) it.


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Aesthetics are a fairly secondary focus for me, below functionality and performance. However I never skimp on any of the three, especially as I prefer to keep my PC sitting on my desk nearby. 

 

I don't have the patience to sit there and route every cable perfectly with cable combs and such. I keep the cable gore to a minimum but I don't go out of my way for cable management.


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11 hours ago, Nicnac said:

I like Apple.

 

There. That should trigger more than half the forum.

 

Don't @ me!

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The topic of aesthetics is inherently subjective because every single person has a different preference over what kind of aesthetic design choice their prefer. Some like to stick to a minimalist design while others want to desk their PCs out with RGB lighting to the point where it wouldn't look out of place in a lightclub. 

 

Personally, my aesthetic philosophy is form meeting function. I like to make my stuff look good but only if they carry a function to back up their looks. My setup is fairly minimalist with only RGB lighting on the keyboard and mouse (and they're done so in a functional manner). Though the biggest highlight is my DIY bias lighting setup, which I specifically made to reduce eyestrain in darker environments. 


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On 1/6/2019 at 9:22 PM, handymanshandle said:

I don't have anything to prove

My point is you imply aesthetic builds are out to prove something buts that's not always the case. You word it like you're hating on some kind of PC hipsters, which do exist. Having something nice to look at in a space in the home that also has other things you deem aesthetic however doesn't imply 

 

On 1/6/2019 at 8:49 PM, handymanshandle said:

to jerk off my e-peen on Reddit.

Custom loops and the like improve performance but the nature of the beast dictates they look quite fancy. Would you avoid an upgrade based on it looking too aesthetic? You know GPU/CPU blocks? I bet if you went through the efforts of bending hard tubing and fitting a res, your efforts would have you stand back and think to yourself "damn, that look goooood!"

 

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Personally no I don't think it's worth it, I'd much rather have something that worked well and was quiet than pay a premium for nothing more than some LEDs.

 

In that vein I use a sound muffling case so have no windows or visible fans anyway.

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8 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

(don't be a killjoy, don't be a killjoy, don't be a killjoy...)

(That was a joke, that was a joke, that was a joke...of course it worth it the same way OCD is a thing)


 

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Personally, I don't care for lighting a case, I find it a waste of money that could be spent on better components. If you have a build costing around 1200, up to 200 of that could be lighting alone... That's enough to go from 16 to 32gb of very good high speed ram.

 

I'm not knocking those that like it, but it's only actual use is bragging rights and perceived status.of those that like it, and those that aspire to have it. It's a fashion statement built upon marketing to those swayed by such things.

 

The only time I get annoyed by it... is when p[people think that it makes their rig and them better than those who either don't want it or can't afford to waste money on frivolity... Those kinds of elitist f*ckwits can shove it.  🤣

 

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It's worth it if that what you want to do. Most of our gaming PC cost multiples of a current gen console, to mostly play the same games. We're already deep into discretionary purchase territory, so if you want to blow $/£/€200 in lights & stuff it's no ones business but yours. 

 

Personally I like my small, unlit, black box, but that's just me. Carefully cable managed though, else I wouldn't have been able to fit everything in. 

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I've reached a point where I just want as much power and storage in as little of a footprint as possible while not being a total jet engine or running hot as fucc, so internal aesthetics are way down the list. Case in point is my current machine (mind all the dust on top, moved shit in my room and stirred up a lot somehow).

 

 

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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Nope.


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mine is just a black box because i use a server as main machine. and no i don't really care.

 

i do care about the look of my laptop because that's what i walk around with in public.


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16 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

I've reached a point where I just want as much power and storage in as little of a footprint as possible while not being a total jet engine or running hot as fucc, so internal aesthetics are way down the list. Case in point is my current machine (mind all the dust on top, moved shit in my room and stirred up a lot somehow).

i love the industrial looking internals of builds like this. makes them look pretty simmilar to the welding machines i work on daily 😛

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anyway OT: i do very much care about the looks of my main build. 

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tough i tend to make my work machines be more form than function. right now i'm building a F@H rig ina 4U chassis and it really isn't pretty how she now stands 😛


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3 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

i love the industrial looking internals of builds like this. makes them look pretty simmilar to the welding machines i work on daily 😛

Guess you'd like my XP machine too, even though it looks significantly less full (partially due to the motherboard being a finicky bastard if I'm honest, it gets really complain-y about PCI IRQ's). Green PCB and cables for days.

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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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2 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

Guess you'd like my XP machine too, even though it looks significantly less full (partially due to the motherboard being a finicky bastard if I'm honest, it gets really complain-y about PCI IRQ's). Green PCB and cables for days.

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metal, PCB and heatsinks, that's all a machine needs! what CPU(s?) is it working with?


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