[...] @ Ringko. Nice build. Don't like the quality of the picture or the cable management though.
Is that a Model M?
Haha yeah, I wasn't thinking straight there; taking pictures against my closed white window blinds with their unfortunate light amplification (iPhone camera too). And cable management did get downprioritized since I'd need to crawl under my desk with a flashlight to properly see the insides of the case through the window anyways.
The PSU is a model M, but could just as easily gone with a non-modular version, as I'm using the same amount of cables anyway, d'oh.
just curious what some of you guys use for cable management? i have three monitors and a bunch of peripherals connected to a power strip which has 4 or 5 rather thick cables plugged into it. it's got so crazy that i need to sort it out because the wires bunched everywhere are where my feet would like to be, but it's just not possible with them all stacked up.
WTB specs list Asera, including networking cards. ;p
I listed them before. All that's changed is the case!
Fractal Design Define R3
Asus M4A89GTD Pro USB3
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T w/ AC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
16GiB DDR3-1333 (2x G.Skill RJX, 2x Mushkin Silverline)
Intel Pro1000CT PCIe NIC
Intel Pro1000GT PCI NIC
DLink DGE-530T (I think) NIC
Antec Truepower New 750W
2x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
1x WD Caviar Blue 1TB
1x Samsung Spinpoint F1 640GB
1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB (So far the only Seagate drive I've owned that hasn't failed!)
LG IDE DVD drive
4x 120mm Yate Loon fans
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacentre (For the Host OS)
I wouldn't be surprised if the postman took another Cosmos for his brother. :P
Neither case has reached the first shipping company. (I'm not sure why there are two shipping companies involved in the first place, but hey.) The second case was put into the process on late Friday because they were being tardy, but basically it should be leaving on Monday.
Most likely it's some bigger logistics company that has outsourced some departments and it appears as two altough it's basically working as one. I.e one car brings the goods to their terminal and another ships it to your house.
No. Posten & Tollpost are two different companies. It's very common practice to default to Posten if for whatever reason you otherwise can't deliver the package though. They are always near-guaranteed to have an office in your general region.
The reason I react to Tollpost handing off the package to Posten in the first place is that they claim they don't have delivery depot in my area. Which is so silly it's funny; the closest depot is literally within line of sight from the nearest streetcorner.
courier companies... don't even get me started. pretty much every major site here in the UK uses either Yodel or City Link and they are terrible. I can't even remember the amount of times I have paid for next day delivery or saturday delivery and have waited in all day to receive nothing. My Corsair 600T and Noctua NHD14 were over 5 days late (paid £20 for next day delivery!) and it was only delivered because I phoned up both the courier and shop I purchased it from to complain.
I was hoping to buy a sound card and modular power supply so I can fit them on my day off on Tuesday but I pretty much know they won't arrive on time, which is really frustrating, so I think I'll hold off a little longer to get some better parts.