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Originally Posted by pfunkmort View Post

(because it's a sandforce drive, not because the company's bad).

Sandforce is fine now (I run a Force 3) but OCZ's support was utter crap for the entire time it was buggy...Bugs appeared, they refused to acknowledge them.

OT: That rig looks bloody awesome.
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post #92 of 117
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

OT: That rig looks bloody awesome.

Thanks Brutuz. Still very much a work in progress.
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I'm not saying OCZ is a great company or that their CS isn't bad...but the reason I would never want to buy a vertex 3 has to do with the tech. Plenty of companies have hot and cold CS. And while you might not have issues with your Sandforce drive, some people still do.

I'll agree though about OCZ...I had a PSU explode a couple years ago, and they had the nerve to send me an older generation PSU which they didn't even make/support anymore...which had less supplied wattage. But the power draw was higher because it was inefficient, so the bugger had the nerve to tell me it was an upgrade. They basically ignored my complaints that I wanted a better solution than that.
Edited by pfunkmort - 4/20/12 at 10:00pm
 
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post #94 of 117
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My aggravation with the H100 continues. While considering the "diode fix" to reduce my pump noise, I realize that a considerable amount of noise is actually coming from the top mounted fans being too close to the top grill mesh on the 600T case. This is unfortunately an insurmountable problem which I see others have encountered. Definitely won't be running my system with the top mesh removed (to protect curious one-year-old's fingers), Thinking about ordering the Thermalright Archon heatsink/fan which pfunkmort recommended. This should give adequate performance (no I don't intend to overclock to 5.0), quiet operation and clearance for my high profile Vengeance ram.

Kind of sad though. I did like the look and performance of the H100. Just think the noise would drive me batty after a while. I've gotten too used to my creepy-quiet MacPro.
post #95 of 117
Do a case mod and cut some holes and install some different grills on them that have better ''free air'' area.

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My rig is VERY noisey with the stock Corsiar fans in P/P config. But I usually have my headset on listening to tunes or gaming so I don't hear them.....
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post #96 of 117
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Yeah, those H100 stock fans are pretty loud. I put two of them on my side panel intake and they sounded like a vacuum cleaner. Aside from their interaction with the top mesh on my case, the Cougars and Spectre Pros are both pretty silent.
post #97 of 117
Nice build! I recently built a AMD rig using a H-100 and I know what you mean about the stock fans being really loud - need to get some quieter ones indeed.
Edited by vonalka - 4/21/12 at 9:37am
post #98 of 117
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Originally Posted by pfunkmort View Post

I'm not saying OCZ is a great company or that their CS isn't bad...but the reason I would never want to buy a vertex 3 has to do with the tech. Plenty of companies have hot and cold CS. And while you might not have issues with your Sandforce drive, some people still do.
I'll agree though about OCZ...I had a PSU explode a couple years ago, and they had the nerve to send me an older generation PSU which they didn't even make/support anymore...which had less supplied wattage. But the power draw was higher because it was inefficient, so the bugger had the nerve to tell me it was an upgrade. They basically ignored my complaints that I wanted a better solution than that.

I'm not entirely sure yet, as there hasn't been enough time but I think all the major issues with Sandforce SF-2k are fixed now. It seems that all new SSDs have some major bug that needs firmware fixes...M4s 5200 hour bug, Intel 8MB bug, etc.
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post #99 of 117
I'm just going by this link.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#post_15860069

I think it still holds though. Either way, we're not really arguing about anything that's going to happen. The OP has his drives and I'm not trying to sell them to anyone...I just think non-intel sandforce is still an iffy proposition.
 
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post #100 of 117
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Okay, so I'm officially pulling the plug on the H100. After some consideration I decided to go with the Zalman CNPS12X heatsink. I know it gets a bad rap as far as it's low profile goes, but that's part of the reason I went with it. I was concerned about the D14 or Phanteks conflicting with my 200mm side fan and I think the Zalman's curved nature and slightly lower profile will offer a little more "wiggle room". Aside from that, all the benchmarks I saw put it's cooling performance and noise levels in the same ballpark as the D14.

Obviously, this means I will have to replace my high profile RAM as it seems every negative review I've seen against it center around it conflicting with high profile (or even marginally high) RAM. It grieves me to part with my awesome Corsair RAM but I think I'm going with Crucial Ballistix instead (low profile, qualified for use with my motherboard and demonstrated with the CNPS12X). Overall, I think the high profile RAM was a beginner's mistake on my part frown.gif
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