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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself View Post

There are two things people commonly skimp on and it ruins their build; PSU and case. Your PSU is very good, your case... not so much.

A couple case suggestions:
1) The Corsair C70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013 better cable management, easier to move, easier to build in, side panels are easier to take off and put on, very good cooling, etc. The H100 will fit in this case. It's commonly about $20 more and worth every penny.
Definitely a good case. Room for enough radiators was the only reason I'm not getting it for my next build. If you're planning to air cool or use a single radiator it's a great case. If you want a ton of radiator space in a mid-tower and plan to go SSD only this one is a good choice too. NZXT H440
Edited by Pixelmancer - 3/12/14 at 11:42pm
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by Galkaman View Post

Finally got everything together tonight to find out I have a faulty power supply... Few more days wait while I wait for a replacement I guess.
Hate when that happens. When I built my current PC I had a DOA graphics card.
post #33 of 38
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Hate when that happens. When I built my current PC I had a DOA graphics card.

Yeah I hope that this is my only issue. We Frankensteined a power supply from a junk pc laying around to make sure everything powered up, and it did so fingers crossed lol.
post #34 of 38
Hey better it not work rather than it fry your stuff!
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by Galkaman View Post

Yeah I hope that this is my only issue. We Frankensteined a power supply from a junk pc laying around to make sure everything powered up, and it did so fingers crossed lol.
It should be the only issue. At least in my experience it's pretty rare to get a bad part.
post #36 of 38
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I got my new Power supply. Everything is running fine except my 2 WD Red drives. I got my OS (Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit) on my SSD, but when I try to initialize ty WD drives I get "Incorrect Function" error. I have searched the web high and low and have yet to find a fix. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this? When I go into disk management I see my SSD and an "Unknown disk 0" and I get an immediate prompt to initialize it which results in the previously mentioned error. Both WD drives show up in the BIOS, I can't see them both being lemons with the exact same error. Could it be a windows 7 issue? Everywhere I have seen this error reported it has been with people running Vista, XP, or 7. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
post #37 of 38
Swap them over to a different SATA controller (different colored ports) from the SSD and set the SATA controller the Reds are on to IDE or Compatibility mode (sometimes also called Legacy). See if the issue persists.

It's always a good idea to run storage drives as IDE, unless you're putting them into a RAID so that in the event of your computer failing catastrophically, it's easier to get the data back off of them.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k ASUS MAXIMUS IV GENE HD7970 Gen 1 Ripjaws Z 2x8GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB RE4 2x3TB WD Red LG 10x BD-R Corsair H80i w/push pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 3x 1920x1080 LG IPS displays. Razer Mass Effect 3 Blackwidow Ultimate Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone TJ08B-E R.A.T. 7 An ergonomic one 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k Gigabyte Sniper M3 1155 mATX CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1TB WD RE4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD Red 2TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 
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750W Seasonic Gold Fractal Node 804 5.1 Definitive Def Tech PERC 5i RAID card w/ BBU (LSI Firmware) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k ASUS MAXIMUS IV GENE HD7970 Gen 1 Ripjaws Z 2x8GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB RE4 2x3TB WD Red LG 10x BD-R Corsair H80i w/push pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 3x 1920x1080 LG IPS displays. Razer Mass Effect 3 Blackwidow Ultimate Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone TJ08B-E R.A.T. 7 An ergonomic one 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k Gigabyte Sniper M3 1155 mATX CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1TB WD RE4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD Red 2TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 4TB WD Red 
PowerCaseAudioOther
750W Seasonic Gold Fractal Node 804 5.1 Definitive Def Tech PERC 5i RAID card w/ BBU (LSI Firmware) 
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post #38 of 38
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I Just received the replacement drives today. Thankfully they were both good. Going to order a nice keyboard and mouse later tonight.
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