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    Default My Very Painful Decision

    So I finally have a Quad core system.



    I upgraded my R2-M5 to be my new system, but as always he's out to get me.



    Ever since I have built it, I have had nothing but problems. Half the time it wouldn't even boot. I thought with a complete overhaul of the system that would change, but it hasn't. I am still plagued with power, USB, and booting issues. I may be paranoid, but I think that R2 is cursed.

    So, it is my decision to scrap R2-M5. I will not be using it as a computer any longer. I have a Star Wars themed office so I'd like to keep it, but I don't know what it'll become. I may turn it into a Network Media Vault like this HP. Although I probably have less than 50GB that I need saving. So maybe it'll be something different.

    The Quad core system will get a "normal" case, maybe modded, possibly Star Wars themed. None of that is a huge rush. I still have to pick a case, mod it (maybe)......we'll see.

    I really LOVE the NZXT Khaos, but nearly $400 for a case???

    Another contender is the Tempest

    Lastly, the CM Stacker 830

    Any thoughts?
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    I've got the madcow, what's your excuse? Bopher's Avatar
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    Default Re: My Very Painful Decision

    Did you not pay attention when R5 bit it in Episode 4? jk It'd be neat to see him as network storage even.

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    That tempest case looks cheap. I'd go for the khaos if you can afford it, if not, get the stacker.

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    Yeah I agree to the NAS and if you are looking for a new case I second your choice on a stacker 830. I hafve one and the things are massive. More room than I think I will ever need and by far one of the largest cases I have ever owned

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    make your case one of the jawa sandcrawlers



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    I agree J-Roc, the Tempest does look cheap (much like an Antec 900) but it looks better than Antec 900 lol. Out of the cases you listed above I would go with the Stacker.

    I think Omega is on to something, that would be sweet lol. You have some serious skills at modeling (not the clothes kind lol) TGS, you should take advantage of that.
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    Default Re: My Very Painful Decision

    hmmm..

    Did you make sure its chassis was well grounded?


    Those sorts of problems tell me its a Computer with a bad ground or a Cheap powersupply itself. or to many things for a good powersupply to handle.

    or there a motherboard standoff somewhere touching something on the backside of the board.

    Why Not a Asus Vento 3600 or 7700.

    They've got those nice Star Wars Alienware Cases for sale every now and then on ebay.

    http://www.digitaldrops.com.br/drops..._light_big.jpg
    http://edge.networkworld.com/weblogs...W-darkside.jpg

    I've seen a Star wars vento with Appliques just like those two cases. looked flipping amazing.

    Should google the warhammer 50,000k Vento 3600. thats a work of art on the outside of a computer right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twigsoffury View Post
    hmmm..

    Did you make sure its chassis was well grounded?


    Those sorts of problems tell me its a Computer with a bad ground or a Cheap powersupply itself. or to many things for a good powersupply to handle.
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    Default Re: My Very Painful Decision

    On the flipside of the ground issue, are you using metal or plastic standoffs on the mobo? I had one machine with insane weird problems, and it turned out to be a short against the tray. Swapped to plastic standoffs, and it worked fine!

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    It's not worth messing with. I am sooooo tired of screwing with it. It's not even an issue anymore.
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