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Feb 13, 2012 17:27 |  #1021

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Just an FYI if you have not ordered. Newegg has 15% off all Corsair PSUs. Code: EMCNHJN69 (exp 2/16) Plus they have a $20 rebate

Thanks Methodical - appreciate the lead :D.


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Feb 14, 2012 10:54 |  #1022

Here is my new build. All Newegg, all the time. This PC is so fast and so quiet that I don't understand how my old one was so slow, hot, and noisy.

HINT: Don't mess around with old disc drives. Get a Solid State in there if at all remotely possible. It TRANSFORMS the system. Use your old disc drives as data storage drives only.

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Feb 14, 2012 11:44 |  #1023

OMG Cygnus! I'm looking into the U235 cooling pools of a power plant. Did you you have to pass inspection with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission? Seriously nice lighting effects though :D. Are those labels on the 5.25 drive cages?


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Feb 14, 2012 11:53 |  #1024

sapearl wrote in post #13896336 (external link)
OMG Cygnus! I'm looking into the U235 cooling pools of a power plant. Did you you have to pass inspection with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission? Seriously nice lighting effects though :D. Are those labels on the 5.25 drive cages?

hahahaha! I could not resist spending the extra $7 for a strip of blue LED's. Yes, there was a removable sticker on the motherboard with all the specs on it. You see, I am diseased. I can't get enough of stickers, and I can't seem to throw them away, so I stick them where they fit. :lol:


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Feb 15, 2012 08:39 |  #1025

viper522 wrote in post #13877932 (external link)
They're back under $100/ea now.

I meant more in terms of risk. Any one of those drives fails and all your data's gone.


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Feb 15, 2012 13:07 |  #1026

This is a little lower octane than some of the other components being discussed, but what is a pretty decent wireless keyboard/mouse combination?

I'm not looking for the cheapest nor most expensive - just something solid, reliable, does not have to have a palm rest, not too big due to limited space, and I'm more inclined to get a traditional (old school) styled keyboard minus all those split ergonomic curves. I've been using those "institutional" Dell, HP, Compaq and IBM keyboards for the past 30+ years and I'm pretty used to them . Thanks in advance - Stu


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Feb 15, 2012 13:28 |  #1027

This thread really makes me want to mod my Silverstone FT02WRI more (which I've been wanting to do for months now anyways)




  
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Feb 18, 2012 07:52 |  #1028

Got tired of working in the Antec 300 so I picked up a Corsair 650D, very nice case with some nice features.

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Feb 18, 2012 09:03 |  #1029

Did the hd cage come like that or did you mod it^^^^^^. Looks nice and clean - both of them.


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Feb 18, 2012 21:07 |  #1030

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Did the hd cage come like that or did you mod it^^^^^^. Looks nice and clean - both of them.

Stock config is two bays like that under the 5 1/4 bays. I figured this would be better for airflow as I don't need the second set of bays with only 3 drives.


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Feb 21, 2012 18:41 |  #1031

its not the cleanest but its a whopper

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Feb 21, 2012 19:13 |  #1032

My system is coming up on 3 years old but it was built to last.

Corsair 800D Case
Intel i7-920 2.66 GHz OC'd to 4.0 GHz
Asus Rampage II Extreme
Corsair PC1500 6GB RAM
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Feb 25, 2012 15:00 |  #1033

My line of continuing workstations with single-processor board with unbuffered ECC has come to an end. With the i7s the Intel platforms of that kind are very expensive, and the only mainboard manufacturer left offering ECC support in single-processor AMD boards is Asus. I just went through 3 Asus boards, one of them needed a BIOS update to even do memtest86 and never realld worked right, one give me no trouble and one was perfect until it died out of the blue last week. Also, although the AMD CPUs do very well for Unixy stuff like shellscripts and compling programs they are very slow in many GIMP operations.

<<== had it

My workstation currently being assembled is a dual i7 with 2.66 GHz Quad-cores (with the Turbo they do pretty well), Supermicro X8DAi and 6x 4 GB ECC unbuffered. With this board that is only half of the slots that it can use with unbuffered memory. I got some 120mm fan cooler master heatpipe coolers and the while thing runs pretty quiet, too. Looks good, too, should take a photo.

The only holdup is that a memtest86+ run on this thing takes endless so I can't make the switch this weekend.

The AM3 board with the 1100T and 16 GB will move to be a virtualization base with Xen, it will do very well in there. Asus can't **** up I/O in that one :D


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Feb 27, 2012 12:21 |  #1034

Right now i'm running:
Intel i7 2600k overclocked to 4.8ghz across all cores.
16gigs of 1600mhz ddr3
asus P8Z68v mobo
OCZ Agility 3 240g SSD as boot/apps
2x 1.5TB segates (storage)
2x 750g Segate Barracudas ES (storage/backup)
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Cooling on cpu is a dtek fuzion waterblock, dual 120mm radiator, and a MCP 655 pump.


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Feb 29, 2012 16:33 |  #1035

just built this bad boy:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (external link) ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (external link) ($29.33 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (external link) ($149.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (external link) ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (external link) ($152.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card (external link) ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case (external link) ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply (external link) ($52.46 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS524-06 DVD/CD Writer (external link) ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Gateway FHX2402Lbid 24.0" Monitor (external link) ($208.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) (external link) ($138.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1278.67
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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