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Hey everyone,

I figured I'd introduce myself. I'm a Computer Systems Engineer with a career in Software Engineering, and I've been building my own systems for quite some time. The most recent one I built a year and a half ago met it's fiery end at the beginning of last month one evening when I went to press the power switch.

The first thing I heard was a loud "CRACK", and my whole apartment went black - the feedback apparently blew out my main circuit breaker, and alas, took my motherboard with it as I found out later. Luckily my hard drives were OK, but I am still not sure about my CPU/RAM/Video card.

I hope to be able to re-use at least the video card in my new system - I got suckered into buying one of those PNY all in one water cooled jobs - the GTX 580 with the CPU block attached to the circuit. Needless to say it did not do a good job cooling my system, and may or may not have been responsible in some way for the PSU exploding. Who knows.

In any case, I'm venturing into new ground with water cooling - I decided to build my own custom dual-loop system, and with the help of Danger Den and Frozen CPU, I was able to piece together a decent cooling system - 2 D-RAD reservoirs, 2 Black Ice SR1 360-mm Radiators, and ultra-quiet water pumps. I did buy a new PSU - the Thermaltake ToughPower XT 1275, but I am having really rotten luck with PSU's... it came to me dead out of the box (explained in another of my posts).

Anyway - it's good to be here among like minds. smile.gif
post #2 of 55
I'm sure you'll like the community and will also find the forum pretty useful! smile.gif

Welcome to OCN!
 
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4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
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[i7 5960X @ 4.8GHz] [Rampage V Extreme] [Titan 1400MHz (1500MHz bench)] [Various] 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[250GB 840EVO +2x SpinpointF3 1TB RAID0] [LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change] [XSPC X2O 750 pump/res] [Monsta 360 full copper + EK XT 360 + XT 240] 
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[Crossover 27Q LED-P 1440p+ASUS 1200p+LG 1080p] [Corsair AX1200] [Dimastech Easy v3.0] [Sennheiser HD558s] 
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FX 8320, FX 8350, Phenom II x2 555BE i7 3930K, i7 860, i7 4770K, 68x Celeron D CVF, commando, 2x RIVE, Z87X-OC Asus 4870x2, Sapphire 4870 
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4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
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Welcome to OCN.

Hopefully your new computer doesn't explode like the last one thumb.gif

Edit: make sure to fill out your sig when you get the chance
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If it does, I'll surely cry tongue.gif
post #5 of 55
Send the TT power supply back, you are in for heart ache.

Would need complete spec to size one but if you want all out max power here are few reputable units

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194096

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151109

At the finals in Singapour last year the TT's were poping like zits ......... just say no
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OCZ 120GB Solid 3 Western Digital 640GB Black  4x Coolgate Quad 120mm Ultimate Heat Exchanger ... EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block 
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7x Xigmatek AOS (Aeronautical Oil System Bearin... 8x Yate Loon 120 x 38mm Low Speed Silent Case F... 7 64 bit Crossover 
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post #6 of 55
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Hmm - the old system had a Corsair AX 1200 - that's the one that exploded... I suppose I could tell newegg to just give me my money back on that RMA instead of exchanging it - and use the new AX 1200 I got from Corsair to replace the blown one.

But on some level I don't know if I trust Corsair anymore...
Edited by TechieGeek2012 - 5/7/12 at 10:56am
post #7 of 55
Bad luck, none of them are perfect, the 3 I linked are typically reliable units

TT is a tough sell for myself and anyone who overclocks ....... they simply do not have the reliability

the Corsair unit should be under warrenty and they are very nice over there as well

Should have zero problems getting a new one out of them
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Team Group 16GB Team Extreme 2400MHz 9-11-11-28 1T Samsung 128GB 830 Samsung 128GB 830 OCZ 120GB Solid 3 
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OCZ 120GB Solid 3 Western Digital 640GB Black  4x Coolgate Quad 120mm Ultimate Heat Exchanger ... EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x EK Geforce GTX Titan VGA Liquid Cooling Bloc... EK DDC X-RES Top 140 - Acetal w/250mm tube exte... EK DDC X-RES Top 140 - Acetal  8x Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition CO-90... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
7x Xigmatek AOS (Aeronautical Oil System Bearin... 8x Yate Loon 120 x 38mm Low Speed Silent Case F... 7 64 bit Crossover 
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Razor Black Widow Ultimant 2013 Corsair AX1200 CaseLabs TH10 Black TT Level 10M  
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Team Group 16GB Team Extreme 2400MHz 9-11-11-28 1T Samsung 128GB 830 Samsung 128GB 830 OCZ 120GB Solid 3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ 120GB Solid 3 Western Digital 640GB Black  4x Coolgate Quad 120mm Ultimate Heat Exchanger ... EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x EK Geforce GTX Titan VGA Liquid Cooling Bloc... EK DDC X-RES Top 140 - Acetal w/250mm tube exte... EK DDC X-RES Top 140 - Acetal  8x Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition CO-90... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
7x Xigmatek AOS (Aeronautical Oil System Bearin... 8x Yate Loon 120 x 38mm Low Speed Silent Case F... 7 64 bit Crossover 
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Razor Black Widow Ultimant 2013 Corsair AX1200 CaseLabs TH10 Black TT Level 10M  
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post #8 of 55
You should call your new rig "Phoenix".
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Hello and welcome to OCN! smile.gif
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post #10 of 55
Yay another fellow OCN member from CT. Weclome to OCN. If your going to call your new rig "Phoenix", might as well paint your case to match its name biggrin.gif

Also I would avoid TT psu like Witchdoctor said. Go for seasonic, get the best of the best.
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