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  1. DrOctopus

    Your PC ATM

    @mailman - Yeah, i realize that now but i often use their cheaper boards for builds that i do for friends etc and they have all been a breeze to setup with no problems whatsoever. Definitely going to avoid there higher end boards now though...... @fiti - Ty. Edit: Good job on that clean...
  2. DrOctopus

    Your PC ATM

    Mock Up - This pc is obviously not finished. I just wanted to see how things looked/check everything fits etc.. I'm having some serious bad luck with this thing, currently in the process of RMA'n the motherboard (for the second time) and the vertex ssd...
  3. DrOctopus

    Need mITX help

    What about: i3 530 - 114 ECS H55H-I - 78 2GB DDR3 1600 cl8 - 60-65 IN WIN BP655.200BL Black + 200W Power Supply - 45 640GB WD Blue - 50-60 Generic DVD Multi drive - 20 Prices from the egg. It'd be around 400 total. Too much? You could probably save some money going 775 and getting a...
  4. DrOctopus

    OCZ Vertex - help needed

    Thanks for the reply. I've actually RMA'd my board as it stopped posting. I double checked this at the shop that i bought the board from and they sent it off. I'll definitely try the method you mentioned when it gets back. I pretty much did that, except i didn't even plug the HDD's in and i...
  5. DrOctopus

    OCZ Vertex - help needed

    Np man, I'm no grammar nazi. I just tried using one of the sata 6gbps slots to see if it worked; it didn't. Now my wd black isn't registered by the bios either!! But it still boots? Then i checked the boot order thing, and it has the prefix [IDE] before it. what the hell?
  6. DrOctopus

    OCZ Vertex - help needed

    Yeah, that's what i was thinking, given its a relatively newly released board.....I'm actually wondering whether it could be the sata controller acting up as i had a 'no bootable devices' error the other day, rebooted and everything was fine. Probably should have mentioned that earlier...
  7. DrOctopus

    OCZ Vertex - help needed

    Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, i have checked the cables at least 4 times. Do you think a bios flash might help?
  8. DrOctopus

    OCZ Vertex - help needed

    Hey guys, i cant see my Vertex in bios. I tried different changing different sata ports, swapping power cables and google'd issues related to the vertex series for some potential fixes, still nothing. This is my first SSD - I'm hoping that I've made some noob mistake but it seems to me...
  9. DrOctopus

    Performance meets Design

    Awesome. I particularly like that mesh cover for the IO port; so clean!! Amazing work man.
  10. DrOctopus

    [Case Gallery] Antec 900 Red N Black

    I voted 8/10 because: nice build, i don't generally care for red, but its pretty clean, grats.
  11. DrOctopus

    Water cooling an Antec 300

    Interesting mod, ive never seen anything like this done to the a300. good job!
  12. DrOctopus

    Best Full Tower Case Period

    imho 1. PC-V2110 2. PC-X500 3. PC-A20 The TJ07 and 800D are great cases, there's no denying that, but for me its become like that one song that you really really like, so you end up listening to it over and over until it just gets....boring. jmo
  13. DrOctopus

    10,000 word Fermi Parody

    agreed. its kind of ridiculous. *Edit* its 4,600 words lol my bad
  14. DrOctopus

    10,000 word Fermi Parody

    Someone with far too much time and anger towards the belated release of Fermi has written a 10,000 word parody of Nvidia's various fermi-related endeavors. Its mildly amusing at some points, but generally grotesque, regardless i felt an obligation to post this here due the sheer amount of...
  15. DrOctopus

    5850/i7 860/SG06 water

    yeah, i saw that mod earlier today, thanks tho. Im likely going to have to do that to the SG06 to get the 5850 in there considering the 6pin power placement. Idk i reckon itd just look so badass to have a 5850 w/ a Ek-fc nickel with some blue coolant and a clean window mod like this...
  16. DrOctopus

    5850/i7 860/SG06 water

    Hey guys, I'm in the process of preparing for my next build and i was thinking of going SFF with a dfi itx-p55/i7 860/5850 and SGO6. Ignoring the obvious potential issues with powering the rig and fitting the 5850 in the case, do you think that a black ice stealth gt120 rad with push/pull...
  17. DrOctopus

    Raven 2 evolution

    awesome build dude, very innovative. The pic with all everything lit up looks especially nice. btw i notice you've got an igame card in the first pic... is igame a respectable company? i only ask because i see them selling really cheap here in CN, but generally avoid them due to limited...
  18. DrOctopus

    Please suggest a good i5 750 waterblock

    Heatkiller rev3.0 1156 lt, EK supreme-lt, Apogee-xt would be my personal choices. May i ask y u wanna change, are you unhappy with your current temps, or just want a perty new block? lol
  19. DrOctopus

    Hook PC to HDTV

    yeah dude, id say you need to use the spdif cable. if you dont know which what it looks like; its the really thin cable that looks vaguely reminiscent of a gpu fan cable. your gtx280 should have a little plastic cover over the spdif input thats located right next to the 6 and 8 pin power...
  20. DrOctopus

    GTX260 problems

    Thanks for the quick reply! i forgot to mention that it will not even allow safe mode. How would i go about this bios under-clock? I've not had much experience with bios OCing gpu's as i usually use driver based stuff; rivatuner etc. i imagine this process would differ per mobo but any...
  21. DrOctopus

    GTX260 problems

    Hey guys, been having an issue with a 192sp 65nm gtx260 in a build for my friend. Basically, when the machine posts i get blue dots/lines/squares against black bios screen with post info still visible.(it occasionally shows white boxes with short equations in them :s) It then continues to the...
  22. DrOctopus

    Going Intel, Need Help With Build

    if you do save some money on getting a cheaper mobo, you should consider going for a 4890 or gtx275. considering your only gonna use one card, either of these are a good step up.
  23. DrOctopus

    i7, i5 or am3?

    im pretty sure it has a brown pcb tho :s
  24. DrOctopus

    i7, i5 or am3?

    Thanks, for the input guys! I think ive decided to go i7. I have the money, so im willing to fork out a liitle extra for more options and hopefully a longer lasting socket. Any mid-range boards that you guys recommend? i chose the msi x58m cause its cheap and apparently overclocks well....its...
  25. DrOctopus

    i7, i5 or am3?

    Ultimately, my only justification for i7 against am3 is that there will be less risk of the cpu bottle necking new gpu's in the next yr or 2, and the cf/sli option. do you think i7 is overkill? would x4 955 suffice?
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