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Discussion in 'PC Forum' started by Jakeman, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    atacom.com

    Ordered my board, graphics cards, CPU heatsink, and fanmates.

    last thursday
    them: sorry the graphics card is not in stock.
    me: ok, just ship the other 3.

    monday morning (today)
    them: sorry, the fanmates are not in stock.
    me: ok, just ship the other 2.

    monday afternoon (today):
    them: sorry, the heatsink is not in stock.
    me: ok, cancel the order and die.

    I placed my order last Wednesday, next day air. It took them 3 phone calls over 5 days to tell me individual items weren't in stock. Of course they never shipped anything.
     
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    Calendryll MSC Commander and Donator

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    That really sucks. :(
    Where will you look now?
     
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    Once you newegg you never I forget the rest.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I did research my vendors using that site, except for atacom and zipzoomfly because I have used them both for years without problems until recently (atacom, not zipzoomfly who has been excellent).

    I ordered my board from newegg after atacom fell through.
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    note - phantom 500 does not fit in the Praetorian... it is slightly too long.

    I am going to modify the power supply once I receive my board and verify that everything works.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    note - this thing is a pile. It comes as 3 separate, unconnected pieces (face, door, button) and some sticky foam. You are supposed to stick it on top of the existing bezel.

    note - the front 80's in the Praetorian are a bitch to replace.

    note - newegg rocks. Ordered noon today, arriving tomorrow.
     
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    Yeah, I ordered an X1800 XT through them, and when it came to me bent, they took only a few days to turn around and send me a new one.
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    windows still requires floppies for loading storage drivers during the install

    LOL
     
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    Yeah, my other computer needs a floppy to load the RAID drivers. Hooray for old technology.
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    note - stock VGA cooler is fecking loud. I can't wait for my Artic Cooling NV Silencer to arrive today.
     
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    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Had to just go out and unplug my SATA harddrive today. The thing is driving me nuts. I can transfer files to it, but if I try to access it to take them off, or try to defragment it, heck pretty much anything but reformat, and it hardlocks the system. DFI NForce 4 mobo, XP Service Pack 2, and the latest drivers for Nvidia mobos.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I had lots of problems setting up nvraid. Updating to the latest BIOS and downloading the latest raid drivers for use during the Windows installation fixed it.

    I also had freezing problems on shutdown. Downloading the latest chipset software fixed it.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Video cooler arrived, installed. It has made a huge difference in the temperature of my case.

    I have been playing WoW on it tonight. No problems so far.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I highly recommend 4GB of ram. It's so nice being able to play WoW for 12 hours while toggling out and doing other stuff without so much as a peep from the hard drive (page file).
     
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    Not sure i have several hundred dollars at my disposal to put 4gigs in. ;p
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Save a little bit each month for 3 years... put it into a computer fund. That's what I did after I built my last system.
     
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    Im married, she is making me use that money to buy a house. WOMEN ARE MEAN!!! lol
     

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