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Critique of first build
12-28-2011, 01:40 PM,
RE: Critique of first build
(12-28-2011, 01:36 AM)weirdguy Wrote: Bare drive means that it doesn't come with documentation or accessories like cables and such. You will usually get stuff to mount the drive with the case, but you may need to get a cable to go with it, depending on how the supplies work out. It's not that hard to find one if you do end up short.

I've been looking around for non-bare drives, but I've yet to find anything with this sort of pricing. It looks like you can get a SATA cable for only a few dollars.

(12-28-2011, 01:36 AM)weirdguy Wrote: Other than that, I am running an identical set up, and the only real difference is that I'm using the HAF 922 case because I managed to get enough cut rate deals to go overkill on the case (cooler master "midtower" is kind of overkill for anything, really), and that the RAM cards don't have tall heatsinks, which may or may not get in the way when you are running power cables around and stuff.

Speaking of cases, I ran across this guy today:
It's a bit cheaper, and, well, a bit prettier also! Opinions on this one?

(12-28-2011, 01:36 AM)weirdguy Wrote: You may want to compare prices on amazon, just to make sure you're getting a good deal, including shipping. You may also indulge in some epic case comparison and shopping if you enjoy spending hours looking at pretty cases. Amazon has a lot of good pictures if you like seeing the insides of things, and user pictures are handy references.

Indeed. This brought to mind another question; what are people's opinions on shopping for used parts on, say, ebay? It would very likely be cheaper, but, of course, the parts aren't new.

(12-28-2011, 08:11 AM)bigwig001 Wrote: Just looking at the reviews of the MoBo and seeing that people gave it bad marks for the placement of the RAM slots. I believe you would be ok with just two sticks, but if you wanted to add more, you would have an issue.

Chances are I'll be sticking with the 2-stick 8gb for a while. Other than that, it looks ok?

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Critique of first build - by grpeacock - 12-26-2011, 11:07 PM
RE: Critique of first build - by weirdguy - 12-28-2011, 01:36 AM
RE: Critique of first build - by bigwig001 - 12-28-2011, 08:11 AM
RE: Critique of first build - by grpeacock - 12-28-2011, 01:40 PM

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