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Old December 16, 2010, 04:09 AM
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I've already gone ahead and bought the parts. The computer would have been done a few weeks ago but the PSU was DOA, and I had to wait a bit more than a week (and pay $25 return shipping! Stupid newegg...) to get it back. But it's going good now. I'll post pics and whatnot when I'm done with my modding.

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Core i7-950 @4GHz (still very stable - when I get time I'll see if I can push to 4.5 or so)
Rampage III Formula
eVga GTX 470
6GB Crucial Ballistix tracer
2x WD Caviar black (1 TB) (RAID0) + 1x WD Caviar green (1.5TB) + 1x Seagate Barracuda (500GB)
Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme
Corsair TX950 (950 watt PSU)
All in my Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570

No insurance on your shipping to cover the cost of RMA? Usually there is...

I really would have suggested stepping up to the HX line from the TX even if that meant going to 850w (which is still beefy). Your mobo just screams for the HX quality :D

I'm curious what your needs are that you have such an odd configuration of HDDs...
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Old December 16, 2010, 05:19 AM
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HX and TX are the same. HX is modular and TX is not, but the inside of either power supply is identical.
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Old December 16, 2010, 05:25 AM
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Yes, I would have really liked modular. I *was* going to get the HX1000, but it was almost double the price of the TX950 on newegg, so I thought I'd save a few few bucks and just find my own way of dealing with the cables (which i think I did alright).

As for my hard drives, it's a long story. The short of it is: I've never had a hard drive fail on me since the first one I bought in grade 11. I have a 250GB that I bought for my first computer, then a second that I got for the same one (neither of these are in my rig now because they are PATA). Then I upgraded to a 500GB Barracuda in grade 12 when I built my first 'real' computer. Then I bought the 2 externals because they were on sale at Futureshop and I wanted backup space. That 500GB and the 2 externals lasted me until 2 years ago when I bought the two 1TB WD drives and RAIDed them for some serious storage space, and upgraded my server's 40GB HDD to a 1.5TB WD Green which TD has for sale. The reason it's in my gaming rig right now is it has some backup files on it and i want to do a backup of it too (Acronis True Image doesn't work on linux...).
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Old January 7, 2011, 07:29 PM
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This link should let everyone see the album I made of my work. Unfortunately I lost a lot of the pictures somehow I think when I had to give back my company blackberry. But these ones are still good.


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Old January 8, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Nice rig!

Hope you enjoy, that's why we're putting so much cash into our hobby!
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Old January 8, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Nice rig!

Hope you enjoy, that's why we're putting so much cash into our hobby!
LOL

I guess it could be worse.
I'm also an audiophile who likes to muck around with my home theatre gear.
Thankfully pre-amps, power-amps, speakers, turntables etc etc etc don't change very often, and can last many many years. (this is important when shelling out more than $10k for a pair of speakers listening to quality vinyl)
Though I have to admit, since the advent of blu-ray I have been spending money more frequently testing out new players (same as when testing computer gear).

Then there's that wonderful wonderful addiction to cars (restoring classics, or swapping engines creating hotrods out of beaters).

Sorry I'm off topic.
I love this hobby!!
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