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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [5]

25 Apr 2013   #271
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Strong scores LF.....great feeling to know you have a top running rig !
just give it 1 more year lol! thats what sucks about computers. you rig is already outdated 3-4 months after you build it......


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25 Apr 2013   #272
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Strong scores LF.....great feeling to know you have a top running rig !
just give it 1 more year lol! thats what sucks about computers. you rig is already outdated 3-4 months after you build it......
After what I spent on the little beast, it had better last me seven more years, like my first computer (a Gateway back before they merged with e-Machines) did. Not to mention I'm starting to be afraid to work on it. The first card reader I got for it didn't work. The second one works great but it took me a couple of hours to install it, most of it spent trying to get the four pin Molex power connector to go into the *&^%$#@! socket on the reader.

The new optical drive fit in the machine just fine but had to have some surgery on the bezel and on the case front cover so I could get the cover off because it would hang up (the previous drive–same brand–fit just fine).

Three days ago, I installed an exhaust fan in the blowhole I had blocked off hoping I wouldn't need it (the computer was running a bit warmer than I was comfortable with). That simple job turned into a two hour nightmare because I had the divil's own time getting at two of the mounting screw nuts for the cover blocking the blowhole, then removing the acoustic foam also covering the blowhole, both due to the tight quarters. Getting the fan in was also tight and took a lot of manipulating (and aggravation) before I finally got the stupid thing to slip into place. What was most aggravating was I couldn't see what was keeping the fan from going in and it was mostly dumb luck that finally let it slip into place.

I still need to add one or two TV tuners but, after the last three installations, I'm in no hurry whatsoever!
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25 Apr 2013   #273
essenbe

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

All that stuff is what makes it fun, isn't it. It's also why I like full tower cases. They're hard to find a place for and heavy, but you really appreciate them when you have to work inside them. But, with all the trouble you had, think of the satisfaction you received when you heard the first POST beep.
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25 Apr 2013   #274
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
All that stuff is what makes it fun, isn't it. It's also why I like full tower cases. They're hard to find a place for and heavy, but you really appreciate them when you have to work inside them. But, with all the trouble you had, think of the satisfaction you received when you heard the first POST beep.
I couldn't agree more... I'm still amazed at the difference in interior space between a "medium" case and these newer big-boy builds. It's a mission to cart around when I go to a LAN with friends, but for those points and for the bragging rights, it's most definitely worth it...
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25 Apr 2013   #275
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
All that stuff is what makes it fun, isn't it. It's also why I like full tower cases. They're hard to find a place for and heavy, but you really appreciate them when you have to work inside them. But, with all the trouble you had, think of the satisfaction you received when you heard the first POST beep.
Thing is, the latest problems came long after the first post beep.

You are absolutely correct about larger cases. Problem is, I don't have room for them, darn it. The one I have now is heavy enough (old age sucks) and I don't have all the HDDs installed yet. I have room for four more but I'm not buying them until I actually need them to maximize warranty length and, hopefully, they will be cheaper by then.
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25 Apr 2013   #276
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have the opposite problem, I have room to house a case the size of a big fridge and enough room for 9 screens, but I can't afford them

The later is not something I would ever want, but I would like to get a bigger case one day, and the 900D looks sweet. I better get saving!
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25 Apr 2013   #277
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

You had better luck than me. My most recent build saw TWO SSD's go bad. Ordered a bunch of parts and put them together, first SSD bad......talk to Newegg, send it in and they send me a replacement.....number two is bad as well. Exchanged it for the Samsung I have now and it's been fine since. The last thing you want during a new build is about two weeks of downtime waiting on UPS while your rig sits there in pieces!
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25 Apr 2013   #278
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
You had better luck than me. My most recent build saw TWO SSD's go bad. Ordered a bunch of parts and put them together, first SSD bad......talk to Newegg, send it in and they send me a replacement.....number two is bad as well. Exchanged it for the Samsung I have now and it's been fine since. The last thing you want during a new build is about two weeks of downtime waiting on UPS while your rig sits there in pieces!
Yeah that is some bad luck there Kelly, maybe you and Steve can have a chat sometime about who has had the most bad luck, but I can tell you now and I will bet my house on it, Steve will win haha.

I have been very lucky, I have only ever had 2 items I have had to RMA out of maybe 50 items, I got a bad GPU but it was to be used in Crossfire so it didn't put me out of action, the other was an ASUS motherboard, but I still had my original board so I put that back in while I waited.
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25 Apr 2013   #279
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Or waiting for a new part to arrive, I ordered a Corsair H60 Liquid cooler and the temps were higher then my Cooler Master Hyper N520. So I sent it back for a refund and lost $13, no big deal but I was dissapointed the temps weren`t lower.
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25 Apr 2013   #280
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Congrats on the new found power crankypenguin

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