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Custom cable sleeving = custom cables = non-stock manufacturer cable. That would ruin your case against the manufacturer right there! You probably had the cables laid out incorrectly or in either case voided your warranty.

You are incorrect. This PC has been running fine for almost a year If it was something that I did wrong it would have happend sooner.
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This is where it all started!

Its a NZXT Sentry 2 I believe. I would message XNine about this, and see if he can do anything for you. Simply sleeving those cables would not have caused such catastrophic failure.
    
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Its a NZXT Sentry 2 I believe. I would message XNine about this, and see if he can do anything for you. Simply sleeving those cables would not have caused such catastrophic failure.

Yes it is the NZXT Sentry 2. I have read about people having the same issue.
     
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You are incorrect. This PC has been running fine for almost a year If it was something that I did wrong it would have happend sooner.
Incorrect. There is precisely zero guarantee of the idea that if it will go wrong, it will do so "soon".

Example, ZX-7Rs have notoriously terrible wiring harnesses. They work fine for a number of years, but due to the fact that they use wiring and connectors that are not designed for the current they carry, they eventually all melt the ignition and alternator connectors.

This is just a simple matter of dust building up in the connector, which reduces the metal's ability to radiate heat. Before you know it, you have a build up of heat, which further increases resistance, which further increases heat... and you have a cooked connection.

If your wiring was up to the task of handling the current going through it, it would never get that warm no matter how much dust and grime is built up in the connection. Simply put, you have a weak connection in there. Either a crimped joint, or a poorly soldered one is to blame there. This of course does not make it your fault by any means, but you can't assume that just because it worked fine for a year that there is no chance it was a fault of the sleeving.


That being said, I don't know that I would call anything by Alienware a good deal, unless it is being purchased used.
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Incorrect. There is precisely zero guarantee of the idea that if it will go wrong, it will do so "soon".

Example, ZX-7Rs have notoriously terrible wiring harnesses. They work fine for a number of years, but due to the fact that they use wiring and connectors that are not designed for the current they carry, they eventually all melt the ignition and alternator connectors.

This is just a simple matter of dust building up in the connector, which reduces the metal's ability to radiate heat. Before you know it, you have a build up of heat, which further increases resistance, which further increases heat... and you have a cooked connection.

If your wiring was up to the task of handling the current going through it, it would never get that warm no matter how much dust and grime is built up in the connection. Simply put, you have a weak connection in there. Either a crimped joint, or a poorly soldered one is to blame there. This of course does not make it your fault by any means, but you can't assume that just because it worked fine for a year that there is no chance it was a fault of the sleeving.


That being said, I don't know that I would call anything by Alienware a good deal, unless it is being purchased used.

Thanks for the info! The Alienware I did buy is new. If you go to the website and select all the components that are going to be in it, it goes for over 3k..so..that is why I was saying I thought I got a good deal.
     
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Glad you're able to replace your pc so fast, if something happened to mine I would not be able to do so as fast as you. But I would agree with the others who said you should at least try contacting the company to see if they are willing to compensate you. Won't cost you any money, just a bit of time.
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A link to the actual amazon sale? Or a full list of components as purchased? Seems hard to believe something worth that much was being flat out dumped on amazon.

Your list is only showing me about 8-900 in components, obviously this is not including the motherboard, psu, exactly what ram it is... etc.
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A link to the actual amazon sale? Or a full list of components as purchased? Seems hard to believe something worth that much was being flat out dumped on amazon.

Your list is only showing me about 8-900 in components, obviously this is not including the motherboard, psu, exactly what ram it is... etc.

I have the following components I am installing myself to upgrade what is in it. I am not sure how you get 800-900 in components out of this..My price breakdown for what I paid is listed above. These components came out of my R.I.P. Rig.

256GB OCZ Vertex 4-cost me $200.00
1TB SATA III-Cost me $89.00
2-GTX 580 Classified SLI-Cost me $1100.00
32GB Corsair XM3 RAM-Cost me $180.00
     
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I have the following components I am installing myself to upgrade what is in it. I am not sure how you get 800-900 in components out of this..My price breakdown for what I paid is listed above. These components came out of my R.I.P. Rig.

256GB OCZ Vertex 4-cost me $200.00
1TB SATA III-Cost me $89.00
2-GTX 580 Classified SLI-Cost me $1100.00
32GB Corsair XM3 RAM-Cost me $180.00
I dont care what you paid for additional stuff, what I am wondering is what came with the single amazon purchase. I am curious to know what THAT costs to build. And the only things you listed in your original post are memory, cpu, optical drive, a single 2tb hdd, and whatever alienware's cost for the case is to them of course.

That cpu is what? around 550 bones? Plus maybe 100 bucks for the ram, possibly more... and I noticed you edited out whether or not it came with the ssd, but I recall that being an addon from your parts bin.

See what I am getting at xD I am curious to know just how much of a deal it actually is. It might be a 3100 dollar rig to build it with all your stuff, but I am wondering what kind of a deal the 1400 purchase actually was.
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I dont care what you paid for additional stuff, what I am wondering is what came with the single amazon purchase. I am curious to know what THAT costs to build. And the only things you listed in your original post are memory, cpu, optical drive, a single 2tb hdd, and whatever alienware's cost for the case is to them of course.

That cpu is what? around 550 bones? Plus maybe 100 bucks for the ram, possibly more... and I noticed you edited out whether or not it came with the ssd, but I recall that being an addon from your parts bin.

See what I am getting at xD I am curious to know just how much of a deal it actually is. It might be a 3100 dollar rig to build it with all your stuff, but I am wondering what kind of a deal the 1400 purchase actually was.

Oh, Okay. I misunderstood you. :-) I am having problems accessing my orders. I am at work and the website is acting fully. I will post as soon as I can access it :-)
     
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