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PC hardware sales and good deals (RETAIL or ONLINE sales NOT personal sales) ....

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by greensman, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. theonejrs

    theonejrs Senior member

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    Sam,

    OK, I misunderstood your meaning. That particular case has 2 3.5" bays, and most SSDs come with an adapter anyway, so it's not all bad.

    Russ
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    I've not seen one that comes with an adapter personally... I'm sure they exist, but it's not something I'd take for granted, nor something that would be the defining reason why I buy a particular SSD.
     
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    That is one hell of a case, I wish that bad boy was available before my new build, I would have definitely jumped on it.
     
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    sam, most retail ssd's do come with the 2.5-3.5 adaptor.
     
  5. sammorris

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    Well, simply going by past experience, neither the Intel, nor original OCZ (Core, Solid series) came with adapters. Perhaps that's a trend that's changing, or maybe that they provide them with more expensive SSDs (the ones me and my friends have had have all been £100 or less RRP)
     
  6. theonejrs

    theonejrs Senior member

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    Sam,

    I was doing some looking last night, and all Boxed Intels now come with a bracket. The OEMs don't. About half of the OCZs do as well. Some corsairs and Kingstons do, but the samsungs don't.

    Russ
     
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    My Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB 2.5 did not come with a bracket. I had to purchase it separately.
     
  8. theonejrs

    theonejrs Senior member

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    sytyguy,

    It appears that none of the crucials come with one!

    Russ
     
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    Must be a new thing, my X25-V was retail and didn't come with a bracket.
     
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    Sammy you probably didn't recognize what it was and threw it in the bin... ROFL. :p

    J/K mate....

    Hope all is well with you and yours. ;)

    Hello to the others as well.... :)

    sytyguy.... hows you?

    theONE... hope this finds you on the green side of the grass. ;)
     
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    theonejrs Senior member

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    Thanks for the kind thoughts GM,

    I'm still here, but the Buzzards are circling. {: )

    Warmest Regards,
    Russ
     
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    Unfortunately, the only place you can get those for that price here is on ebay from hong kong, so I'd be waiting about 6 weeks for shipping.
     
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    Ouch...

    I don't even know if I can afford that cheap price! I was on vacation last week, so I won't get paid this week. It's gonna feel like a long time, between now and my next paycheck :( I think i've thought of a few ways to scrape by though, and I'm definitely gonna need those eventually.
     
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    I was going to buy some, but when I thought about how many I'd need, and how my backup drives wouldn't ever be going anywhere, they just need protecting from being exposed, and I can stick them in a drawer to prevent that. Saves me having to buy 16 of those things.
     
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    In my current environment, it's a good idea to put them in those. Really dusty. And I don't have any free drawers. Besides, I think they protect them in more than one way. It also helps for organization :)
     
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    thanks russ... good to "see" you buddy!!!! ;)
     
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    GM,

    Good to "see" you as well. I hope you and yours are doing well! If I'm not mistaken, you were the one who first mentioned this WebCam on this thread, a long time ago, and it was only about $15 at that time. It might have been the 3000 though. Now the regular price on the Egg is $36.99.

    As you can see, I'm still building. Upgrading the motherboard and memory was like doing a complete new build, with an automatic increase in performance at stock speed of about 10-12%. Easily OC'd to 4.2GHz. I've set it to 3.6GHz and fine tuned everything for that speed, as I'm leaving it to my good friend Russell, with Oxi being left to another good friend, Dave.

    The overclock is very impressive at only 3.6GHz. Check it out on the Overclocking thread, post #11242. Far better than it was at 3.7GHz on the 790X board and 1066 DDR2. Right at 93,000 MIPS with a memory bandwidth just short of 9000MB/s with DDR3 1333MHz Cas7 Ripjaws at 7-7-7-21!

    Warmest Regards,
    Russ
     

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