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    Posted: 07 Jun 2008 at 9:42am
Finally....... after scrimping and saving I ordered this rig. I'm so HAPPY!!!!

    
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System Configuration:
Case: Digital Storm 750Si (Black Anodized Aluminum Finish)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5 GHz (1333MHz FSB) (6MB Cache)
Motherboard: nVidia 680i LT Core 2 Quad (nForce 680i LT SLI)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Corsair at 1066MHz Dominator DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Floppy / Card: Digital Media Card Reader (Black)
Hard Drive 1: 320GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)




Optical Drive 1: DVD-ROM/CD-ROM (DVD Reader 16x / CD Reader 40x)
Optical Drive 2: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
Network Card: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX 512 meg

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE

Cooling: Air Cooled Stage 3 WindTunnel (Copper Heatpipe Heatsink & Zalman Case Fans)
Case Lighting: Blizzard Internal Lighting (Green Edition) (Cold Cathode Tubes)
Round Cables: Enhanced Interior Air Flow (Optical Drive & Floppy Cables (Red Cables)
User Manual: Personalized Platinum Digital Storm Binder (Includes Paperwork/Benchmarks/CDs/Manuals)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home (Includes Service Pack 2)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)

LCD Display: Acer 19 inch (Widescreen) (Black Edition) (High-Value Display)


Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty-no charge
Support: Lifetime Toll-Free Platinum Care Technical Support


Edited by ziggy - 07 Jun 2008 at 9:43am
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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2008 at 7:07pm
That's a really nice looking system. I probably would have dropped that sound card in favor of a better motherboard- especially considering the cooling is geared towards overclocking. Otherwise, very nice. Thumbs%20Up
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2008 at 7:13pm
Congrats! lets hope your wait isnt too long.
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2008 at 10:28pm
Will I have trouble upgrading a processor in the future with this motherboard? If so I wonder if I could change it to a better one. My order just is in stage 1
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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2008 at 10:39pm
Ziggy, the socket 775 is about at the end of it's life cycle. This means that no matter which motherboard you decide upon, the potential for upgrade of your CPU in the future is very limited. When I suggest a better motherboard, it's more with a mind towards a better overclock than anything else. Combine this with the very high quality of onboard sound processing in the better motherboards on the market, and I am hard pressed to recomend an entry level sound card.

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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 6:16am
If everything goes right in the last stage .......my system ships either Tuesday or Wednesday.
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2008 at 3:00pm
Nice turnover for your computer. =) I ordered mine May 11th, got it June 10th lol. Ive been lucky enough not to have any trouble with it at all. Other then learning how to use Vista I have no grips about it.
 
Well, the video card runs very hot for stock. Its a 98GX2 so it runs hot to begin with, but with no overclock and lots of fans on it, its still running at 73C idle.  Strangely though the CPU runs nicely, with temps at idle hovering around the upper 30's
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2008 at 4:40pm
It's Shipped!!!!! Hope to have it by Monday.
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2008 at 8:28pm
Dawg gone it!!!!! Scheduled delivery isn't until Wednesday 6-25-08. I thought 3 to 5 days for UPS ground.
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  Quote Aich Shaoden Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jun 2008 at 11:43pm
nice, time I ordered mine like a month ago
Ordered: May 25 | Shipped: Jun 20 | Business Day: 19
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2008 at 10:17am
Today is the scheduled day. I'm WAITING!!
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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2008 at 12:20pm

Something to watch to pass the time:

 
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Jun 2008 at 3:29pm
The wait is over! I got it and unpacked it and everything looks fine. The box it came in was like it was never shipped.(Really goooood shape). Same way with the monitor box. As soon as the little lady is done with her work(transcribing). I'll start thr process of getting it setup.
She uses an old Canon printer that is parallel port .....so I got a parallel to usb cable.I HOPE that works. Kelly from DS said it would.



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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2008 at 10:33am
Well the baby is up and running and I am very happy!!!!!
One problem though and I don't know what to do. In my system tray I keep getting and icon that says"Safely remove hardware" It's USB mass storage. I don't understand. Any help would be appreciated
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2008 at 11:05am
Also tried to connect my printer (Ole canon BJC 2010) using usb to parallel cable. It fails to print. What port should I use Comm 1 ? Running XP
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  Quote ziggy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Jun 2008 at 7:00pm
Problem fixed!!!!(read in hardware forum)!!!! My system be SMOKIN now!!!!!!!!!!!
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