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Shakmods Pre-Braided Cables Review

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Dave Lister 20th June 2012, 10:37 Quote
Images aren't showing up, is that just me ?
Gareth Halfacree 20th June 2012, 10:40 Quote
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Images aren't showing up, is that just me ?
They're 300x250 images (with 300x250 in the filename) - a common ad format size. If you're using AdBlock Plus or similar, it'll assume the images are adverts and block them.
Phalanx 20th June 2012, 10:46 Quote
If you're on Firefox, drop the main tools menu down and go to the bottom, you should see Adblock Plus. Just tell it to show the page.
Dave Lister 20th June 2012, 10:48 Quote
Ahh that will be it, i'm using adblock in chrome.
Mongoose132 20th June 2012, 11:13 Quote
Forgot how annoying the internet was without Adblock D:

Very nice cables though, might have to pick some up
Unicorn 20th June 2012, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
They're 300x250 images (with 300x250 in the filename) - a common ad format size. If you're using AdBlock Plus or similar, it'll assume the images are adverts and block them.

Well spotted. I didn't even think of that!
Spreadie 20th June 2012, 12:15 Quote
If you're using adblock, just add an exception for images.bit-tech.net
Dave Lister 20th June 2012, 12:43 Quote
I just turned adblock off for the site. The cables look great, I may have to order some I think !
pizzanbeer 20th June 2012, 13:52 Quote
The cables look great.I would like to order some.There web sight not up yet :(
Combatus 20th June 2012, 15:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by pizzanbeer
The cables look great.I would like to order some.There web sight not up yet :(

shakmods isn't yet but if you follow the price link you can get them from ModPC.
Tyinsar 20th June 2012, 15:14 Quote
I think this is a good response:
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Originally Posted by Mankz
Every time you individually sleeve a cable I am going to kill a kitten.
Phil Rhodes 20th June 2012, 16:00 Quote
If it was white and orange, it'd look exactly like the cableforms used in military jets (which are extremely shiny because they're made out of mineral wool braiding, which is fireproof).
Mankz 20th June 2012, 16:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
Every time you individually sleeve a cable I am going to kill a kitten.

http://skunkstripe.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/box_o_kittens.jpg
Tyinsar 20th June 2012, 16:20 Quote
^ heh heh
Ending Credits 20th June 2012, 16:40 Quote
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What connector only has 11 cables?
.//TuNdRa 20th June 2012, 16:53 Quote
GOD DAMMIT DON'T ENCOURAGE HIM

Anyway; I wonder if I can get it with Male connectors at both ends, so I could outright replace the cables on my Strider with these? I only need 30CM for the Motherboard connector, 20 ish for one of the EPS 12vs.
Waynio 20th June 2012, 16:58 Quote
What's up Mankz, tried it & made you go mad or just tired of seeing really nice cable work?. :D

Only real thing I've come across when doing it is it can bulk up cables to a point where it can make things a bit impractical, but with good planning for the extra bulk it wouldn't be a problem.

I'll always sleeve fan cables now at least but all the others I want to come up with something new & as nonrestrictive as possible or even just use black wires & keep them as stealthed as possible so it almost looks like there is no power cables but not by soldering or fixing to the other side of a mobo, so will be a challenge & I'm yet to design the idea fully but p0Pe is onto the right idea & doing it perfect, really doubt I could do any better than that. :D

Sleeving can test patience especially first time, first time isn't much fun at all, this I do know.

These ready made solutions are great for people who like the end result but hate the effort. :D
SchizoFrog 20th June 2012, 17:34 Quote
So Now I can see the images I have to have the ads as well... Nice.
Why can't Bit-Tech use a different format to differentiate between images and ads. I do not want the ads full stop. If that means losing the images then so be it, but the long run will mean I will probably stop reading Bit-Tech as much.
Combatus 20th June 2012, 17:45 Quote
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So Now I can see the images I have to have the ads as well... Nice.
Why can't Bit-Tech use a different format to differentiate between images and ads. I do not want the ads full stop. If that means losing the images then so be it, but the long run will mean I will probably stop reading Bit-Tech as much.

Hi SchizoFrog. It's not something we did on purpose, it's just a couple of key images required a slightly different image ratio than we usually use and unfortunately the resulting resolution happened to be one that ad-blockers don't like. We'll refrain from using this resolution in future so there should be any more issues.
SchizoFrog 20th June 2012, 19:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
So Now I can see the images I have to have the ads as well... Nice.
Why can't Bit-Tech use a different format to differentiate between images and ads. I do not want the ads full stop. If that means losing the images then so be it, but the long run will mean I will probably stop reading Bit-Tech as much.

Hi SchizoFrog. It's not something we did on purpose, it's just a couple of key images required a slightly different image ratio than we usually use and unfortunately the resulting resolution happened to be one that ad-blockers don't like. We'll refrain from using this resolution in future so there should be any more issues.

@ Combatus

Sorry if my post was a little touchy.
Thanks for the reply and I appreciate the efforts and changes you make for us, the readers.
If Bit-Tech ever wants to hire a pedantic ******* to complain about everything, then look no further. :-)
Combatus 20th June 2012, 21:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
So Now I can see the images I have to have the ads as well... Nice.
Why can't Bit-Tech use a different format to differentiate between images and ads. I do not want the ads full stop. If that means losing the images then so be it, but the long run will mean I will probably stop reading Bit-Tech as much.

Hi SchizoFrog. It's not something we did on purpose, it's just a couple of key images required a slightly different image ratio than we usually use and unfortunately the resulting resolution happened to be one that ad-blockers don't like. We'll refrain from using this resolution in future so there should be any more issues.

@ Combatus

Sorry if my post was a little touchy.
Thanks for the reply and I appreciate the efforts and changes you make for us, the readers.
If Bit-Tech ever wants to hire a pedantic ******* to complain about everything, then look no further. :-)

No problem :) and I don't know about a pedantic ******* but if you're serious then this might be worth a read...
stoff3r 20th June 2012, 23:09 Quote
Tried to disable adblock for this article. Turns out theres some horisontal ad-bar running along the complete width of the site, and on top of your article. Tried to X-it out. (some internet explorer 9 commercial) but then it went haywire and started a presentation with sound and animation. Well I gave it a try and now my adblock is back on again. Too bad, I wanted to see those pictures... :)
Tyinsar 20th June 2012, 23:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Waynio
What's up Mankz, tried it & made you go mad or just tired of seeing really nice cable work?. :D

... it can bulk up cables to a point where it can make things a bit impractical, ...

... just use black wires & keep them as stealthed as possible ...
I don't know Mankz' reasons but I'd say you have two answers there.

To me the whole point of sleeving is to make one tidy looking cable rather than a mess of smaller roughly parallel cables. Yes, I have seen individual sleeving done neatly (usually just for the colours ) but to me it still maintains the problem sleeving is intended to resolve (and needlessly bulks up those cables). It's a case of form over function. Both together is best but if I have to choose I prefer function over form - especially on the inside of the case.
SchizoFrog 21st June 2012, 04:38 Quote
@Combatus

Thanks for that link, I'll certainly give it a thorough read and check it out.
Asouter 21st June 2012, 10:07 Quote
Great looking cables,
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