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Windows 7: need advice on buying case


02 Jun 2012   #21

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The XFX power supply, which will not be used since the other died and I had to put it back in the old PC, has markings for either way too, but even upside down the 8 pin and 24 pin leads were still too short to route through the back of the case.

As previously noted, I've ordered the extension cables from newegg (along with the new power supply). I should be set, either way with the new power supply and extension cables.

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06 Jun 2012   #22

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well, the saga continues. The motherboard is defective. The first two memory slots (the two closest to the CPU) are defective and I get a POST error 55 (no memory detected). The other two memory slots work OK and all 4 memory modules will work in those two slots, so that elminates the memory. The memory I'm using is listed in the compatibility chart by ASRock for the motherboard.

Windows loaded OK and the ASRock drivers loaded OK.

I have the RMA from newegg and will ship it out tomorrow.
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06 Jun 2012   #23

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

fireberd,
Sorry to hear about the bad ram lanes. ASRock will step up and replace this mobo quickly and you'll be up and running soon.
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06 Jun 2012   #24

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I just ordered parts from newegg to build a new system. ASRock Z77 Professional motherboard, i7 3770, SSD, etc. I ordered a Corsair Carbide 500R case (the 400 would work too, just decided on the white case color). I looked at a lot of cases before I settled on this one. My old system is using an Antec ninehundred case and it is a nice case, except it's not "toolless" and a hassle to add/swap hard drives or optical drives.
I hope that you have a lot better luck with your ASRock than I did with mine.

EDIT: Oops! I didn't see your post about the defective MB before I posted this. If it were me, I would take it as an opportunity to go Asus, instead of ASRock.
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06 Jun 2012   #25

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
The XFX power supply, which will not be used since the other died and I had to put it back in the old PC, has markings for either way too, but even upside down the 8 pin and 24 pin leads were still too short to route through the back of the case.

As previously noted, I've ordered the extension cables from newegg (along with the new power supply). I should be set, either way with the new power supply and extension cables.
I checked on that XFX PSU and it is a re-branded Seasonic M12D and the main cables are 20.5 in. I have a Seasonic X750 and my main cables are 22.4 in. Two inches do make a difference, but those extensions should do the trick. What OCZ model did you get? I had a Mod-X-Stream 600 that failed after a year and OCZ replaced it with a Fatality 750. On my new system I went with Seasonic as they make a lot of other peoples units and have a great reputation.

Jim
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07 Jun 2012   #26

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The new power supply is an OCZ ZT Series 750 watt. I bought it as it is 100% modular, not partially modular like a lot of the "modular" power supplies. The 24 pin power cable, routed behind the motherboared, reaches the motherboard without an extension. But, I did have to use an extension on the 8 pin.

On the motherboard, it's a replacement only item with newegg. I'm shipping the old one back today. I had sent a query to ASRock and their response was to contact the seller and get an exchange.

Jack
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08 Jun 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have been buying almost exclusively from Newegg for the 12 years and this issue posted on another forum worries me.
Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns - [H]ard|Forum

I have started to buy stuff from amazon if the price is the same as neweggs since I am a prime member and get 2 day shipping on anything shipped by amazon.
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08 Jun 2012   #28

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I stopped dealing with Newegg several years ago, but for an entirely different reason. However, I did have a similar problem with an RMA that I sent directly to AMD years back, in which they returned the processor that I sent with a pin bent totally flat. Due to the fact that the pin was in the center of the pin array, and no other pin was effected, I know that it was not an accident. I would go to another brand of processor, but there is no alternative that I would accept.
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08 Jun 2012   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's always good to be aware of horror stories like this one, especially when you have been using somebody like NewEgg for so many years without having issues. I've had very good luck with NewEgg. My RMA experience through is almost non-existent as everything that I have ordered has been right, and working properly.
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08 Jun 2012   #30

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I tried ordering some parts from Amazon. The orders set for days and never moved, no update, no shipping, etc. I cancelled the Amazon orders (there was more than 1) and ordered the parts from newegg and they were shipped within hours of the order. I've had other Amazon orders that took up to a week to ship (for "in stock" items). I don't know why I tried ordering again from them.

The only thing I've had a problem with, with newegg, is this ASRock motherboard. I've bought a lot of components from them, including an Intel motherboard and never had a problem.
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