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Aesthetics: Is it worth the money?

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So I have been building computer for about 6 years and I have never made my PC look pretty. By that I mean I not do cable management, I don't even use side panels. I just like the fact that I can constantly have access to the computer and when I wanna upgrade move it, with everything and set it down and replace easy.  

 

Pretty much I just wanna ask the community whether they make their PC look pretty, or you don't care and you just throw everything together and if it works it works? Sorry I know this is weird and probably done already on here, but hey, I'm just wondering!?

 

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Yeah, I care a lot about it, but I also like photographing my stuff.

Though if you don't want to, I'm not going to come to your house and make you.

It's your thing to do whatever you want with.

 

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well... i wouldn't say i cablemanage or something, but i like to let it look pretty

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btw, this is with glass off, normally there's dark tg on it


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I don't think this will start a thread war, cable management vs not isn't exactly a spicy debate. Now RGB vs non RGB, that's one that gets people banned.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Just now, fasauceome said:

I don't think this will start a thread war, cable management vs not isn't exactly a spicy debate. Now RGB vs non RGB, that's one that'll get you banned.

or intel vs amd, amd vs nvidia, android vs ios, macos vs windows, asus vs any other company

 

those are heavy debates that gets you banned easier


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1 minute ago, Nicnac said:

I like Apple.

 

There. Thats should trigger more than half the forum.

@DrMacintosh will have your back


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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1 minute ago, Nicnac said:

I like Apple.

 

There. Thats should trigger more than half the forum.

You must love overpaying for everything.

/threadlocked


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1 minute ago, Nicnac said:

I like Apple.

 

There. Thats should trigger more than half the forum.

I will find you .....


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and that's how it starts... apple flamewar inside a normal tread...

btw @Nicnac I'm triggered now....


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I like a minimal 2 tone colour scheme that isn't bright where you can see water trickling through the carefully shaped tubing, with a dark tint to the glass panel. Removing the front of the case and modding a magnetic 1mm thick dust filter the length the front, so that all you see is a square glass panel with bits inside when viewed from the side, placed below the 3rd monitor, to the side of the other 2 that are stacked.

 

or in other words, yes. 


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Not for me. I like my rigs to be plain business boxes on the outside. Who am I impressing, all of two people on a forum? I build my rigs to be used and abused, not to jerk off my e-peen on Reddit.


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Cable management is about more than aesthetics.

 

I am not one for RGB, I have a windowless case and cant see anything of my rig as its mostly behind a monitor.

 

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

 

If how it looks is important to you then yes, its worth it. If you are not going to look inside your case then just go windowless and spend the money elsewhere or not at all.

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2 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

Not for me. I like my rigs to be plain business boxes on the outside. Who am I impressing, all of two people on a forum? I build my rigs to be used and abused, not to jerk off my e-peen on Reddit.

If thats what you think building a nice looking PC is about i can see why you wouldn't. 


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The whole point of the build was that it was centered around a $1800 tempered glass chassis and displayed in my living room so yeah, you could say aesthetics was important to me xD


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I enjoy making things look nice. Makes a build more of a project than just slapping together some parts for a functional PC.

Cable management, nice cases, color schemes, even specifically choosing graphics cards for their cooler design.

I have another one of these cases in gold with a dark rock pro 4 inside, going for a black and gold internal color scheme so I'm going to order an overly expensive GTX 1060 from the Chinese company ASL for nearly double the price of a 1060 New in the US just so it's black and gold

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I like my to at least be a box with all the panels.

 


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My PC looks pretty decent. I wouldn't say that the cable management is the most amazing you'll ever find, but it certainly looks pretty decent. I personally do not care for RGB, and I hate that it's getting harder to find components that do not have RGB, mostly because I'm paying for a premium for something I won't even really use, and if I have them off, it makes the board look worse because of the material that's used where the lighting is located. 

 

When done correctly, RGB can look decent, but when it's overdone(which is subjective), it looks terrible. I prefer to have a classy looking PC, and RGB can just straight up ruin it, and really, just excessive lighting. I do care about having my PC look good, but it's more on the understated side since I'm using a Define R5 at the moment.


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29 minutes ago, NIneEyeRon said:

 

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

You missed the video with luke testing that theory? 

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27 minutes ago, HOOTSMON said:

If thats what you think building a nice looking PC is about i can see why you wouldn't. 

Keyword: I

I don't have anything to prove by building a PC revolved around looking flashy. Whether or not you want to do so is none of my business, but for me, I build my rigs to take on what I need them to, not as a showpiece.


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