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I was rearranging some stuff in my case last night as I added a new hard drive. Got everything buttoned up and hit the power button to hear a grinding noise. I immediately powered off and opened her up to see what had happened.

My Delta AFB1212GHE has eaten a SATA cable completely through.

Fragments of said SATA cable fell downwards into my GTX 970's fan which jammed. I, of course, didn't notice this until said GPU then overheated the next time I was idling at desktop and brought Windows hard down with it.

All the hardware is okay, but what a pain it was figuring all of this out.

TL;DR: Manage cables or else your Delta fan will do it for you.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
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And it also looks nice. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

I was rearranging some stuff in my case last night as I added a new hard drive. Got everything buttoned up and hit the power button to hear a grinding noise. I immediately powered off and opened her up to see what had happened.

My Delta AFB1212GHE has eaten a SATA cable completely through.

Fragments of said SATA cable fell downwards into my GTX 970's fan which jammed. I, of course, didn't notice this until said GPU then overheated the next time I was idling at desktop and brought Windows hard down with it.

All the hardware is okay, but what a pain it was figuring all of this out.

TL;DR: Manage cables or else your Delta fan will do it for you.

Or you could just be lazy and invest in some fan grills. Either way.
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