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post #31 of 376
I've have also had my fair share of run-ins with a few chitty power supplies.
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4930k @ 4.5ghz HT  Sabertooth X79 2x Asus DirectCU 7970 @ 1200/1600 16gb Gskill 2400 @ 10-12-11-30  
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2xCorsair Gt 120gb Raid 0 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2tb HDD (2x1tb [ Raid 0 ]64mb cache) 500gb HDD 
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Custom Watercooling Loop XSPC 750 XSPC Raystorm Alphacool WHITE 360mm Monsta 
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7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
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750 Evo Blue Haf 932 Func MS3^2 Ikari Laser & Rat 7 & Deathadder & L... Func XL 
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Amd 8350 @ 4.5 stock voltage MSI 890GXM-gd65 Asus DCII GTX 660 16gb Gskill DDR3 1600@ 8-8-8-24 
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120GB revo drive None Sycthe Big Shuriken 2 Modded Titan TTC-HDC4 HDD 
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Window 7 64bit  750w Evo Blue Modular PSU White Silverstone Sugo sg02 
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4930k @ 4.5ghz HT  Sabertooth X79 2x Asus DirectCU 7970 @ 1200/1600 16gb Gskill 2400 @ 10-12-11-30  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
2xCorsair Gt 120gb Raid 0 Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2tb HDD (2x1tb [ Raid 0 ]64mb cache) 500gb HDD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Custom Watercooling Loop XSPC 750 XSPC Raystorm Alphacool WHITE 360mm Monsta 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
7 x Artic F12 Case Fans Custom Sleeved in White... Win10 64bit 3 x 21.5in Led 1080p Eyefinity Corsair K90  
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750 Evo Blue Haf 932 Func MS3^2 Ikari Laser & Rat 7 & Deathadder & L... Func XL 
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Amd 8350 @ 4.5 stock voltage MSI 890GXM-gd65 Asus DCII GTX 660 16gb Gskill DDR3 1600@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
120GB revo drive None Sycthe Big Shuriken 2 Modded Titan TTC-HDC4 HDD 
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Window 7 64bit  750w Evo Blue Modular PSU White Silverstone Sugo sg02 
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post #32 of 376
My current mobo GB Z68P-DS3...could barely OC on this thing, would just go into boot loop. So I resorted to use their so called "SmartQuickBoost" software, same results, boot loop mad.gif

P.S. theres no vcore listed under bios for this thing, ridiculous.
post #33 of 376
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

My worst was a NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller, the fact that on NZXT official forum there is a huge list with fans that have known issues (nearly all CM fan's, which my case is made of) and NZXT have done absolutely nothing about it is BAD.

This ^. I should have spent the extra 10 bucks on a scythe controller with knobs.
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i7 2600k @ 5.2 Ghz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gskill 2133 4GB Caviar Black 
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Corsair H100 Arch x64 OCZ 650 Watt 
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Intel Xeon E5-2650 Intel Xeon E5-2650 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS XFX 6870 
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32 GB Samsung Arch Nix 
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i7 2600k @ 5.2 Ghz Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gskill 2133 4GB Caviar Black 
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Corsair H100 Arch x64 OCZ 650 Watt 
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Intel Xeon E5-2650 Intel Xeon E5-2650 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS XFX 6870 
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post #34 of 376
hyper tx-3 cooler :lachen.gif: umm..fx4100..MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 motherboard..paired it with a 955 be..something melted .didn't overclock without ntune..I ended up throwing it in the trash tongue.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 8/4/12 at 8:52pm
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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post #35 of 376
sillicon image sil 0680 IDE raid controler
they dont give drivers or support win 7 64 bit mad.gif
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Intel Pentium E6700 G41M-VS3. NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512 Corsair  
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post #36 of 376
It wasn't ****ty to start with, but nvidia made sure to kick me directly in the groin for buying an Aegia Physx PCI card.
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i3-4130 ASUS Z87M-Plus CT2KIT51264BA1339 WD5000AAKX  
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WD30000FYYZ WD30000FYYZ WD30000FYYZ WH14NS40 
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RR-B10-212P-G1 FQC-06950 SSR-450RM Fractal Define Mini 
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i3-4130 ASUS Z87M-Plus CT2KIT51264BA1339 WD5000AAKX  
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WD30000FYYZ WD30000FYYZ WD30000FYYZ WH14NS40 
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RR-B10-212P-G1 FQC-06950 SSR-450RM Fractal Define Mini 
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post #37 of 376
A generic pci-usb adapter. Stopped working right in the MIDDLE of a file transfer.
    
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1tb Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm CoolerMaster N520 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Westinghouse 22" 1680x1050 
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Earthwatts EA-500 500w Thermaltake WingRS Steelseries Sensei RAW HT Omega Striker 7.1 
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Xeon e5520 DX58SO Radeon 7850 3x2gb OCZ Gold 
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1tb Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm CoolerMaster N520 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Westinghouse 22" 1680x1050 
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Earthwatts EA-500 500w Thermaltake WingRS Steelseries Sensei RAW HT Omega Striker 7.1 
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post #38 of 376
My Geforce 550s were some poor cards. I got bit in the butt for buying them on the first day of their release. For $300 I got the performance of a 560 non Ti.

OR... WAAAAY back in the 90s I bought a Performa 6200 (yeah I know it's not a part but it is a computer) for some internet and CAD work. It barely handled the internet (it took just under 30 minuets to load AOL) and it DID NOT handle the CAD. Not until I read the article at the link below did I know why it sucked.

http://lowendmac.com/roadapples/x200.shtm
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Intel Xeon E3-1230 ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 Kingston HyperX Blu (2x2 GB) 
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10 TB in RAID 0 of Derp Sony Optiarc 20x DVD+-RW Cooler Master Hyper N520 Linux Mint 15 
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Windows 7 Ulitmate 22" View Sonic LED Logitec illuminated keyboard Xigmatek NRP-PC601 
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Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 Handmade Oak desk Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 
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Motorola PowerPC 7455 ATi Radeon 9800 Mac Edition IBM Deskstar Mac OS 10.4.11 
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Intel Xeon E3-1230 ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 Kingston HyperX Blu (2x2 GB) 
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10 TB in RAID 0 of Derp Sony Optiarc 20x DVD+-RW Cooler Master Hyper N520 Linux Mint 15 
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Windows 7 Ulitmate 22" View Sonic LED Logitec illuminated keyboard Xigmatek NRP-PC601 
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Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 Handmade Oak desk Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 
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post #39 of 376
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Gigabyte Z68x-UD4-B3 motherboard.
Could barely OC on it, boot looped constantly. Only thing I liked about it was the all black look smile.gif

This is a common problem with that motherboard. My friend, Tipless, on here had that board, I think, and was having a few problems that sound much like the ones you were having with it.

My worst purchase was user induced, A.K.A. before I learned about good power supplies; I bought a Cool Max 850w. Single biggest heap of garbage I have ever owned. It was an 850w unit that couldn't power a single stock GTX 285, but it would handle three overclocked 4770s. tongue.gif

I remember the specs on it too. Here's the PSU. The specs are cringe worthy...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159100
     
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Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
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Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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post #40 of 376
Not really any major regrets except for my used 250GB HDD for $45 (facepalm), I bought my brand new 1TB for $65 around the same time.
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Intel i5 6400 Gigabyte Z170N-WIFI w/ custom VRM heatsinks ;) NVidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition 2 x 8GB Corsair Titanium DDR4 2133Mhz 
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OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD Samsung 750 EVO 500GB SSD Cryorig C7 Windows 10 64-Bit 
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Acer 27" 1080P Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition 2014 Silverstone SX500-LG Silverstone Sugo SG13 
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Kinzu V2 Razer Goliathus Extended Speed Edition Geek Out 450 USB DAC Arcam Delta 60 Amplifier 
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Usher S-520 White Gloss Bookshelf Speakers Spotify Premium 
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i5 1.3Ghz Logicboard Intel HD 5000 2 x 2GB LPDDR3 1600Mhz 
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128GB SSD Mac OS X El Capitan 13.3inch 1440-900 Backlit Apple Keyboard 
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Intel i5 6400 Gigabyte Z170N-WIFI w/ custom VRM heatsinks ;) NVidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition 2 x 8GB Corsair Titanium DDR4 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD Samsung 750 EVO 500GB SSD Cryorig C7 Windows 10 64-Bit 
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Acer 27" 1080P Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition 2014 Silverstone SX500-LG Silverstone Sugo SG13 
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Kinzu V2 Razer Goliathus Extended Speed Edition Geek Out 450 USB DAC Arcam Delta 60 Amplifier 
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Usher S-520 White Gloss Bookshelf Speakers Spotify Premium 
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i5 1.3Ghz Logicboard Intel HD 5000 2 x 2GB LPDDR3 1600Mhz 
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