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post #11 of 25
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I'll be honest. I've never had an HDD failure occur within the lifetime of the drive. I've got a cheap-ass OEM WD 320GB that I've been running since 2007 with no issues. My mechanical hard drives only ever seem to fail after I stop using them and throw them in a box. So mostly just my old IDE drives. In fact, so far I don't think I've had a single SATA based HDD fail on me yet.

Oh, one exception. My OCZ Agility 60GB SSD failed a month out of warranty. But that's OCZ SSDs for you.

Maybe I'm just lucky.
I'm not lucky with storage, and I know I'm not so everything is always backed up. I currently have running 3x2TB drives in my HTPC/Media Server, 2x3TB Reds and a 1TB RE4 in my desktop, and a 13" MacBook Pro with a 1TB 5400rpm drive and a 750GB 7200rpm drive in it. They all have images to a 3TB external drive, and super-important documents are on a portable drive I keep with me.

And those are just the drives I'm using now (there's probably 4 more in drawers in my closet) - you should see my HDD purchase history... it's a horror show.
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post #12 of 25
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I'm thinking about dropping down to the Gigabyte Z78X-UD3H to save some dollars, since the Hero has some features I don't need. How's its VRM quality?
post #13 of 25
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I'm thinking about dropping down to the Gigabyte Z78X-UD3H to save some dollars, since the Hero has some features I don't need. How's its VRM quality?

that's a good move if you need to save some cash. the Hero and the UD3H use a true 8 phase vrm. both the Z87X series (UD3H and up) and the ROG series use the best quality mosfets on Z87 so there's nothing to worry about there. basically it's a tie between the UD3H and Hero as far as vrm quality. the hero has better on board audio and those ROG features.
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post #14 of 25
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Cool. I have a sound card, and most of the other ROG features aren't that important to me, so I figure I'll save $40 there.

So, my shopping list:

HAF XB (Bought. $35 after employee discount smile.gif)

Intel i5 4670k
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
Mushkin Blackline 16GB 2133MHz

Next month:

Glacer 240L
V850 or V1000
2x Toshiba PH3200U


Maybe a new monitor the month after... Catleap maybe. Then I should be set. smile.gif
post #15 of 25
nice. I wanna try one of those Korean 1440p monitors myself. been looking at the Crossover 27Q and the Qnix 2710. know if there are any big differences between those and the Catleap? something like warranty coverage?
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post #16 of 25
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Not from what I've read. There are differences in quality of the stand, and some of them overclock better than others. I don't remember the details though. Your warranty will be through the Ebay seller.

There's a huge thread on it down in the monitor section.
post #17 of 25
thanks. good luck with the build. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 25
Glad I get to try and help you after you offered me some advice thumb.gif

UD3h Good article about that board (I linked you to the VRM and heatsink overview)

Curious to why you are choosing the v850 over the v700

Heres some reviews I haven't read through yet.

number 1

Sadly this is one HUGE page
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link thumb.gif

I might do Crossfire R9 290s down the road, and considering they're ~300W cards, they should have a minimum 850W PSU for Crossfire (300Wx2 + 125W OCd CPU + 20W mobo + 50W fans, pumps & drives = 795W, round up to 850W)

Currently I have an Antec HCG-750, which is more than suitable for Crossfire HD6950s. But not for Crossfire R9 290s, and I also want to increase efficiency to offset the higher power consumption somewhat.
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Anytime!
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