Bengal System Upgrade Time


Bengal System Upgrade Time


Having your own system is something we all enjoy, particularly when it's something personal to you. My Bengal Rig, which you'll recall from an earlier article, is certainly personal with its Cincinnati Bengals logo and tiger stripe motif.

If there is a downside to working here at OC3D it's that I don't get as much time to keep my system tweaked and refined as I'd like. After all, when you're working with an endless parade of hardware and get home it's easy for our own rig to, whilst not be neglected, not get the attention we'd like to give it.

There are two distinct types of system, the show rig and the working rig, and my system definitely counts as a working one. Dusty, not as internally tidy as it should be. It's a fact of life. We may dream of those systems where every last item is perfect, but the reality is that when you take that kind of effort it ends up being a configuration locked down, because everything needs recabling or adjusting with every minor upgrade. I'm sure that far more of you are like me where you have a system in a constant state of evolution and thus it might not grace a show that's all about polish but it gets the job done on a daily basis. This aint no system for a museum.

However, we recently looked at the Cablemod PSU cable upgrade kits here at OC3D and the urge was too much to resist. I had a Cooler Master V850 PSU which gave great service and I know that Cablemod provide kits for that particular PSU, but power supply technology moves so fast, and my rig is on so much, that the chance to go from a Gold PSU to a Platinum BeQuiet one was too much to resist.

It might not be the most exciting upgrade in the world, but I think you'll agree that moving from the black ribbon cables of the CM V850 to the orange and black Cablemod offerings are a nice, affordable, refresh. So without further ado let's have a quick look.

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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2016, 09:10:00

Very nice dude they certainly give the system a nice boost with a splash of color and make it look like a whole new systemQuote

19-04-2016, 09:19:19

There are some great aspects to the cablemod kits, for one they just arrive completed in the post generally the next day. And honestly i'd say that is their greatest asset along with relatively good choice and wide compatibility. They do look ok and actually are marginally better than the Corsair or Silverstone kits, but quality, that is a stretch, consistent at a push. Straight away on the header photo you can see through every piece of orange braid where it's been bent at the end to the black insulated wire. Neither the wire itself or the braid is anything remotely special. £70 for what is quite a small kit I wouldn't consider great value and I strongly dislike how all of their 6+2's are dual.

I think they deserve some level of praise for what they allow people to do with relative ease but not really when it comes to quality or value.


19-04-2016, 10:30:55

Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
I strongly dislike how all of their 6+2's are dual.

I think they deserve some level of praise for what they allow people to do with relative ease but not really when it comes to quality or value.

Quality is actually great and they fall in cheaper than the Corsair kits including the models with caps.

Kits come with single 8+2 and daisy chained versions. Any variances are to mimic the stock cables that came with the manufacturer kits. *edit* but you can buy single cables direct and even customise your own kits nowQuote

19-04-2016, 15:03:07

This is so cool ! Neat Cable, Cool Colors !!Quote

19-04-2016, 15:03:57

Could have cleaned it atleast.

Sorry Might just be the noise in the picture.Quote

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