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    Looks like I am desktop-less for a while. I have to RMA my board back to MSI because the SATA controller is all borked and some of the ports are dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Looks like I am desktop-less for a while. I have to RMA my board back to MSI because the SATA controller is all borked and some of the ports are dead.
    So maybe it wasn't the Momentus XT that was crap then, "only" the SATA controller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    So maybe it wasn't the Momentus XT that was crap then, "only" the SATA controller?
    Yes, Fetzie, it wasn't the drive that was the absolute problem. I ran a CrystalDisk Mark benchmark test on all of my drives and none of them were running at optimal speeds for their respective SATA ports. My SSD should have been running at a full 500 MB/s, it was only running at 448 MB/s, the Momentus XT when tested on a friends computer, was running at 120 MB/s, I was getting about 98 MB/s on my computer, and both drives were in SATA3 ports. And I know my SSD is working fine because it was running at 500 MB/s when I got it and it was plugged into the same port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    That'd be the one. I'll toss up some personal benchmarks when I throw it in tomorrow.
    Welcome back, I wonder who made that thread *wink wink* but yeah it does look really good
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    Very nice layout. Wish the picture was a little brighter though. I've been thinking about getting a second monitor and mounting my TV on the wall like the one you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholdaway View Post
    Very nice layout. Wish the picture was a little brighter though. I've been thinking about getting a second monitor and mounting my TV on the wall like the one you have.
    After getting a second screen for my setup, there was no way i was going back. So it kept on going on to this point ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinzet View Post
    http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/5609/pcsetup.jpg

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    What do you think ?
    You posted your PSU twice but forgot GPU. :P

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    Is that a mic in that rubbery fan contraption?
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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    Is that a mic in that rubbery fan contraption?
    Yup, I like his little contraption.

    One of these: http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H1-Portab...ywords=zoom+h1

    Their sound quality is exceptional, too. I believe they use the same mics, but here's a video that was recorded using the video version of essentially the same thing (Zoom ZQ3HD):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
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    That's pure awesomeness! When you look up "awesome" on the dictionary there should be a pic of your setup. Even the view from your window looks like a damn painting!

    If I had to nitpick something it would be that H80. I know it's a proper cooler but tight custom loop with single 120 rad and a small tube res would stand out more. And the Fatal1ty logo has slightly too much white in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    That's pure awesomeness! When you look up "awesome" on the dictionary there should be a pic of your setup. Even the view from your window looks like a damn painting!

    If I had to nitpick something it would be that H80. I know it's a proper cooler but tight custom loop with single 120 rad and a small tube res would stand out more. And the Fatal1ty logo has slightly too much white in it.
    To each their own! I personally like how the Fatal1ty logo looks. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    Is that a mic in that rubbery fan contraption?
    It is, like Deltrus said, a Zoom H1. Amateur microphone. I use it to record concerts mostly. And the rubber contraption is self-made; I'm waiting for a replacement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    That's pure awesomeness! When you look up "awesome" on the dictionary there should be a pic of your setup. Even the view from your window looks like a damn painting!

    If I had to nitpick something it would be that H80. I know it's a proper cooler but tight custom loop with single 120 rad and a small tube res would stand out more. And the Fatal1ty logo has slightly too much white in it.
    I do agree with you that a custom loop would definitely look a lot better, but at the time I didn't have the money or time to venture into custom watercooling. If I would've done the build today I would have done a few things differently. As they say... next time!

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    There is no doubt in my mind Marest will be heading that direction in the not so distant future. He was able to go the route recently that he did with the triple IPS displays, he'll likely go custom loop (if he wants to soon).

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    marest how did u get ur cable management so nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post

    I do agree with you that a custom loop would definitely look a lot better, but at the time I didn't have the money or time to venture into custom watercooling. If I would've done the build today I would have done a few things differently. As they say... next time!
    i have the radiator for the FT02, it's not worth it IMO unless you are doing a show piece, the case requires heavy modifications just to dry fit the radiator, the HDD cage needs to be cut and shortened, and the whole bottom of the chassis needs to have about 75% of the material cut away

    not to mention the FT02 is so good on its own that watercooling provides almost no benefit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgundy View Post
    marest how did u get ur cable management so nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    You posted your PSU twice but forgot GPU. :P
    My apologies.

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