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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [4]

03 Jan 2013   #941
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wow, I havent been here for a while,hust logged on a few times and replied on the awesome Chrismas wishes and so on, but I checked the last 10 pages, nice new rig all who posted, I am super tired now so cant remember names and so on, but I saw allot of clean wiring jobs and some really nice cases. Grats to all, keep'em coming!!

Other news, its 45degrees C in South africa where I am, so even with my watercooling the temps on sli went up to 50degrees, so I stripped it, and added those ugly big 180 fans back in the case, all runs 5-7degrees lower now, so cant wait for the heat to go down so I can remove those fans. In other news pc still runs smoothly, I am looking at getting a second screen,same make and model, but I bought a new "toy" so its keeping me way bussy lol. Anyway I need some advice, please only answer if u have personal experience in this feild cause I allready read and heard all I can on google and so on, so I need that personal experience advice lol. I am looking to get a dvd writer,but the external usb ones, and using that as the only drive. Reason is still fuzzy,but will let u know when I know. What I basically need to know is how relaible are they, are they effective in booting off while its usb and so on.

thanx and cheers


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03 Jan 2013   #942
Gadsdan

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I like the case! Clean build
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03 Jan 2013   #943
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terronium 12 View Post
So I suddenly dropped off the radar because, well, my SSD died and I finally decided to partition one of the 1TB drives and use that until I replace it with an 840 from Sammy.

PC's, man, they give you so much trouble at odd points in their lives.
Bummer on the SSD.

If you can raise the shekels, get an 840 PRO instead of an 840. It should be more reliable since the 840 Pro still uses MLC instead of the unproven TLC used in the 840s. The Pro has a five year warranty instead of on three years and has better specs.

I just ordered a 128 GB a couple of days ago. If you are on NewEgg's mailing list, they have them on sale right now.
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03 Jan 2013   #944
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Wow, I havent been here for a while,hust logged on a few times and replied on the awesome Chrismas wishes and so on, but I checked the last 10 pages, nice new rig all who posted, I am super tired now so cant remember names and so on, but I saw allot of clean wiring jobs and some really nice cases. Grats to all, keep'em coming!!

Other news, its 45degrees C in South africa where I am, so even with my watercooling the temps on sli went up to 50degrees, so I stripped it, and added those ugly big 180 fans back in the case, all runs 5-7degrees lower now, so cant wait for the heat to go down so I can remove those fans. In other news pc still runs smoothly, I am looking at getting a second screen,same make and model, but I bought a new "toy" so its keeping me way bussy lol. Anyway I need some advice, please only answer if u have personal experience in this feild cause I allready read and heard all I can on google and so on, so I need that personal experience advice lol. I am looking to get a dvd writer,but the external usb ones, and using that as the only drive. Reason is still fuzzy,but will let u know when I know. What I basically need to know is how relaible are they, are they effective in booting off while its usb and so on.

thanx and cheers
Alsisgevat,
I've been using an external Samsung DVD writer on my lappty for a while now (like 8 months). So far it has worked flawlessly. My BIOS sees it as a bootable device and I haven't had any problems booting either Windows 7 installation disks, memtest86, Partition Wizard, Acronis, and many other things.
The only thing I don't like about it is that it uses two USB ports to run. Not enough power from just one.
Before the Samsung I had an LG drive. Didn't work as well as the Samsung. Sometimes it wasn't recognized, others it worked at whatever speeds it wanted to work. Erratic behavior.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!
J
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03 Jan 2013   #945
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terronium 12 View Post
So I suddenly dropped off the radar because, well, my SSD died and I finally decided to partition one of the 1TB drives and use that until I replace it with an 840 from Sammy.

PC's, man, they give you so much trouble at odd points in their lives.
Bummer on the SSD.

If you can raise the shekels, get an 840 PRO instead of an 840. It should be more reliable since the 840 Pro still uses MLC instead of the unproven TLC used in the 840s. The Pro has a five year warranty instead of on three years and has better specs.

I just ordered a 128 GB a couple of days ago. If you are on NewEgg's mailing list, they have them on sale right now.
I lost one of my Kingstons HyperX 3K 120GB today!
Both refused to start after I changed cases a few days ago, but they eventually did after resetting BIOS to AHCI and back to RAID.
Now one is gone... I will RMA it tomorrow. Hope the other one doesn't follow.
Luckily I keep an updated bootable partition on my spinners.
I think this is the price I pay for tweaking endlessly. Changed cases and GPUs within 3 days and things started to fall appart. Will receive a new mobo in a few days, but now I'm afraid to install it and see something fail again.
It is a steep learning curve. It is my first build, but feels like the 3rd or 4th...
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04 Jan 2013   #946
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terronium 12 View Post
So I suddenly dropped off the radar because, well, my SSD died and I finally decided to partition one of the 1TB drives and use that until I replace it with an 840 from Sammy.

PC's, man, they give you so much trouble at odd points in their lives.
Bummer on the SSD.

If you can raise the shekels, get an 840 PRO instead of an 840. It should be more reliable since the 840 Pro still uses MLC instead of the unproven TLC used in the 840s. The Pro has a five year warranty instead of on three years and has better specs.

I just ordered a 128 GB a couple of days ago. If you are on NewEgg's mailing list, they have them on sale right now.
Appreciate the advice!

It sucks when your SSD ups and dies on you, doesn't it, Bungee?
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04 Jan 2013   #947
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bungee18 View Post
Alsisgevat,I've been using an external Samsung DVD writer on my lappty for a while now (like 8 months). So far it has worked flawlessly. My BIOS sees it as a bootable device and I haven't had any problems booting either Windows 7 installation disks, memtest86, Partition Wizard, Acronis, and many other things.
The only thing I don't like about it is that it uses two USB ports to run. Not enough power from just one.
Before the Samsung I had an LG drive. Didn't work as well as the Samsung. Sometimes it wasn't recognized, others it worked at whatever speeds it wanted to work. Erratic behavior.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!
J
Thats perfect, thanx, I will look around, atleast now I have a brand to go on,and I will see maybe some new ones are out that uses only one usb. Thanx mate. Much appreciated
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04 Jan 2013   #948
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I've never used one, but have considered it. Would a powered external USB hub provide more power or, I know USB 3.0 provides more power than USB 2.0. Would USB 3.0 provide enough power?
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04 Jan 2013   #949
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thats what I was thinking too...but Ill have to read up on that a bit
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04 Jan 2013   #950
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I tried using a powered USB 2.0 Hub, but the Samsung drive refused to work through it. When I read the online manual it said that that was very likely to happen and that the drive shoud be plugged into native ports.
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