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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    SSD coming tomarrowwwwww. I'm excited. Brand new SSD, brand new windows install!
    Speaking of windows installs, my new Samsung 830 128gb arrived yesterday and that meant I could pass down my sturdy old Vertex 2 90gb to parents along with a Win7 install (they were still using XP)! They LOVE IT. But it also meant 2 separate clean Win 7 installs which took a lot longer than I had thought initially...on my parents' PC every time I tried to install Win 7 on my OCZ SSD it gave me the notorious "Could not create a new partition on this drive, could not locate a partition" and I blew a solid ~2 hours trying to figure what the fuck was wrong, I had tried goddamn EVERYTHING and troubleshooted to the edges of the internet....when I connected the SSD to my own PC it was 100% healthy and usable, could format/create partitions/etc (I had TRIM erased it) but on my parents' PC it would refuse to work. Nothing wrong with the PC hardware, it's a Q8200 + Gigabyte EP31-DS3L + 4gb DDR2 RAM + 250w no-name PSU, built it back in 2008 and zero issues so far.

    In the end I still don't know what was wrong because the problem seemed to sort itself out and the install eventually worked...don't you hate that, when shit sorts itself out and you have no idea of the cause? Bleh.

    I'm yet to re-download stuff like BF3 / GW2 / etc etc which will amount to something like 30gb+ of downloading to do o_O
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    Building a new "cheap" (relatively speaking) power station at work. As opposed to the Z800 and Z400/420's normally used this will be a demo on how much we can save by pretty much not going with pre-builds in those cases the support contracts are not needed.

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    Eep everyone's on the Samsung bandwagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wries View Post
    Building a new "cheap" (relatively speaking) power station at work. As opposed to the Z800 and Z400/420's normally used this will be a demo on how much we can save by pretty much not going with pre-builds in those cases the support contracts are not needed.

    Parts:
    i7 3930K
    MSI blabla GD65 LGA2011
    32GB RAM (4 sticks, upgradeable to 64 since there are eight slots)
    EVGA GTX 570 (want fermi for CUDA)
    120GB Samsung 830 (not opting for 840 due to it being too new)
    3x 2TB WD Caviar Red in raid 5 probably, temp storage
    Connected to an Avid ISIS system for high speed video scratch disk.
    why are you storing stuff on a local machine instead of a file server?

    also, when would support contracts not be needed at work? they're so much nicer than having to deal with RMA's etc. one phone call to Dell about a broken part and my stuff with usually be here the next day (assuming it's something I can replace) otherwise they will either send a certified technician (i.e. someone who Dell will repay us for if they mess up / break something), or worst case (which we haven't had to do) we have to send it back to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    why are you storing stuff on a local machine instead of a file server?

    also, when would support contracts not be needed at work? they're so much nicer than having to deal with RMA's etc. one phone call to Dell about a broken part and my stuff with usually be here the next day (assuming it's something I can replace) otherwise they will either send a certified technician (i.e. someone who Dell will repay us for if they mess up / break something), or worst case (which we haven't had to do) we have to send it back to them
    I did mention it was gonna be connected to an avid isis That's a really nasty NAS in terms of speed and storage capacity.

    To clarify, really mission critical machines will probably never be custom built here but for the rentable cheapr editing suites we have it might become an option. A machine going down wouldn't be a problem, we will always have spare ones. And they're all going to be connected to the ISIS and saving everything there. The wd cavoar reds in this particular machine are there for testing purposes and will probably be used for goodreader renders or something down the line.

    The really expensive custom hardware machines will always be based on pre builds with fat support contracts of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Eep everyone's on the Samsung bandwagon
    i have an intel 520 and 310 in my laptop, i put an M4 in my mom's computer, and a C300 in my router

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Eep everyone's on the Samsung bandwagon
    I'm glad to say I don't regret being that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    This is golden. The 2nd episode is even better imo.
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    Could someone with the K90 please measure it's length :/ Can't seem to find the info anywhere.
    I have a sneaky feeling it's not going to fit my desk
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    What's your preferred method of applying thermal paste ? I'm a vertical-line-man myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drglenn View Post
    What's your preferred method of applying thermal paste ? I'm a vertical-line-man myself.
    A decent size dot in the middle, it sorts itself out after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drglenn View Post
    What's your preferred method of applying thermal paste ? I'm a vertical-line-man myself.
    Depends on the chip, for quad-core CPU's I use dot method but it's more of an "stretched-out" dot down the middle (nearly a line) since that's where the cores are located.
    For huge GPU chips (e.g. GF110) I use X method.

    For a smaller chips like i5 3570K/3770K I would always use dot method though.

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    For CPUs? Spreading serves little point. Dot-method in the middle. As always with thermal compound; Rather too little than too much, but extremes in both ends are worse yet. :P
    The actual cpu is a small portion under the heatspreader. Covering that area is the most important part, the rest is just bonus. It spreads itself more than it needs to that way, so yeah.
    GPU? A careful dot.

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    A small blob where the actual processor bit is. I think the "spreading" method opens up the possibility of air bubbles forming between the heatsink and the CPU, and air is a fantastic heat insulator.
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    Anyone else ready to mlg-360-noscope-aimassist-limited-fov-max-aa-x4 some zombies?



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    Sorry I can't hear you over all that money the game has already made.

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    Not too into the recent fps besides BF3, I was excited about getting Assassin's Creed 3 but then I saw that they're doing a staggered release for pc >.< It sucks, but I guess I'm better off since I found a way to get the deluxe version for $46 instead of the $80 at retail price.
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