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Dec 02, 2011 02:13 |  #826

An added plus is they typically are the modular type from what I've seen and to me makes hiding cables much easier as you only use what you need. I looked at other models after you suggested Cosair, but I found I like the modular ones better.

Also, when I compared the spec sheets, I found the lesser models spec sheet did not list whether the system had over-voltage and over-current protection, under-voltage protection, and short circuit protection. Now, maybe they all do, but if the spec sheet didn't specify it, I move on to the next unit. Now to some that may not be a big deal, but ever since I began using the UPS (after I loss some equipment from brown outs), I noticed that there are lots of power cycling going on throughout the day, so those features were important in my decision.

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That is true. Most PSU's are re branded that is correct.


Getting a good PSU is important though, that's one area I don't skimp. Good quality PSU's are more stable on voltage, more energy efficient, and generally run closer to their specs, they are just higher quality and quite frankly, when I have $2000 worth of computer equipment all hooked up to a PSU, I don't see why you would ever skimp.


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Dec 04, 2011 21:32 |  #827

*sigh* wrote in post #13482450 (external link)
That is true. Most PSU's are re branded that is correct.


Getting a good PSU is important though, that's one area I don't skimp. Good quality PSU's are more stable on voltage, more energy efficient, and generally run closer to their specs, they are just higher quality and quite frankly, when I have $2000 worth of computer equipment all hooked up to a PSU, I don't see why you would ever skimp.

The big problem is that cheap PSUs tend to die, namely popping capacitors. That can take random components with them and can be very expensive.

I also had a cheap/crap PSU lead to memory corruption and subsequent corruption of data on disk. Anybody storing their precious photos that way is asking for trouble.


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Dec 05, 2011 20:11 as a reply to  @ uOpt's post |  #828

Here's the final build (my 1st ever build). Thank you Nick (*sigh*) for all your help. I truly appreciate the help. You made it easier than I thought it would be.

Al

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Computer build list:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower
PSU: Corsair Gold AX750
MB: Asus P8 z68-V Pro
CPU: Intel i7 2600K @4.4ghz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3 SDRAM 1600
Video: Asus GTX 560
Audio: Asus Xonar 7.1
OS drive: OCZ Vertex 3 120gb SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2tb, Sata 6.0gb/s HDD
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD burner w/lightscribe support
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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Dec 05, 2011 20:26 |  #829

You are very welcome. Nice work on all the cable management, that's a great looking build. :D


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Dec 05, 2011 21:19 |  #830

Methodical wrote in post #13500750 (external link)
Here's the final build (my 1st ever build). Thank you Nick (*sigh*) for all your help. I truly appreciate the help. You made it easier than I thought it would be.

Al

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Computer build list:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower
PSU: Corsair Gold AX750
MB: Asus P8 z68-V Pro
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3 SDRAM 1600
Video: Asus GTX 560
Audio: Asus Xonar 7.1
OS drive: OCZ Vertex 3 120gb SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2tb, Sata 6.0gb/s HDD
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD burner w/lightscribe support
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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Dec 05, 2011 22:49 |  #831

Thanks Nick and Patman. Nick that modular PSU you suggested helped a whole lot as I only used what I needed.


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Dec 06, 2011 15:42 |  #832

Redid the wires on the Hackintosh the other day.

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Dec 07, 2011 07:58 |  #833

Piece of art in this thread!

Nice work.


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Dec 12, 2011 00:12 |  #834

My new fileserver is finally built :D

Pentium G620 2.6GHZ Sandybridge CPU
Asus H67 M LE Motherboard
Fractal Define Mini case (LOVE THIS!)
64GB Crucal M4 SSD (Backup workstation incase my tower goes down)
4gb G.Skill DDR3 1333 Ram
Antec 380W PSU
Currently 3x 2tb WD Green drives, have 2 more about to go in. Have backups in the workstation and offsite as well.

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Dec 12, 2011 02:46 |  #835

Crazy, could you have installed the drives the other direction and connected from the back and hide the wires and the others, too. (at bottom)?^^^^ Looks good.


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Dec 12, 2011 11:07 as a reply to  @ Methodical's post |  #836

- Dell U2410
- Intel C2Q Q9550@3825MHz -450MHz FSB(24/7)
- Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
- BFG (NVidia) GeForce 9800GTX+ OC(760 core/1885 shader/2250 mem)
- 8GB DDR2 1066(4GB Mushkin, 4GB G.Skill)@1080MHz (5-5-5-12 2T)
- Seasonic M12D 750w PSU
- Win 7 Pro(64bit) on Seagate 500GB (7200.12)
- Win XP Pro(32bit) on WD 640GB Black
- 9+TB's storage
- Open-bench setup(no case)

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Dec 12, 2011 17:19 |  #837

TeleFragger wrote in post #13477434 (external link)
behhh what is 4gb... LOL...

4GB...that's all the memory I got in my system.

Currently running:
Phenom II X2 550BE [all four cores working]
Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
Patriot DDR2 PC1066 4GB
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2x WD Blue 500GB in RAID0 array

...yeah, this was a pretty good comp. 2+ yrs ago :)


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Dec 12, 2011 21:11 |  #838

Methodical wrote in post #13500750 (external link)
Here's the final build (my 1st ever build). Thank you Nick (*sigh*) for all your help. I truly appreciate the help. You made it easier than I thought it would be.

Al

QUOTED IMAGE

Computer build list:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower
PSU: Corsair Gold AX750
MB: Asus P8 z68-V Pro
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3 SDRAM 1600
Video: Asus GTX 560
Audio: Asus Xonar 7.1
OS drive: OCZ Vertex 3 120gb SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2tb, Sata 6.0gb/s HDD
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD burner w/lightscribe support
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Update: I finally got my monitor (Dell 2410). Biigg difference from my smaller monitors and it looks pretty clean out the box, but of course I will be calibrating it.


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Dec 12, 2011 22:04 |  #839

Yes, but since it is just a server I want to be able to swap out drives easily. Not too worried about airflow as it runs cool already :)

Methodical wrote in post #13530720 (external link)
Crazy, could you have installed the drives the other direction and connected from the back and hide the wires and the others, too. (at bottom)?^^^^ Looks good.


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Dec 12, 2011 23:58 |  #840

DiMAn0684 wrote in post #13534259 (external link)
4GB...that's all the memory I got in my system.

Currently running:
Phenom II X2 550BE [all four cores working]
Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H
Patriot DDR2 PC1066 4GB
NVidia 9500 GT
2x WD Blue 500GB in RAID0 array

...yeah, this was a pretty good comp. 2+ yrs ago :)

Same here...2 years ago, i won some overclocking and benchmarking awards with this machine...now it's getting a little long in the tooth. Drooling for a Sandy Bridge.. 2600k, but waiting to see what Ivy Bridge brings. Reviews so far, don't show much improvement. :cry:


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