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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 3:47pm
i wouldnt submit a general order unless you know exactly what you are having done.. granted i have not ordered from dso for quite a while... anyone can hit problems by trying to change things late in the game, if you know exactly what you want, it shouldnt be a problem.. if there is more to iron out, id wait for the call
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 4:03pm
McStrav and Ender, thanks...  I needed to hear that. 

Wonder what all the Signature edition is going to include....I think we have 2x Triple Rads internal, Scythe Gentle Typhoon fans....and???  Hahaha  Now that I have definitely decided to do this with DS...I can't wait to get started!
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 4:07pm
I hear ya man, I placed my order maybe 2 weeks ago, in that time I changed out the CPU, the Mobo and now put it on hold for the signature edition, DS has been very accomodating through all of it, I can't think of another company that would do for it's customers what DS is doing
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 5:48pm
We're also planning a special cooling system for the 'Black|Ops' signature system. And it isn't just liquid cooling
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 6:16pm
Lets see...Liquid Nitrogen would still be liquid...so umm Peltier? Wink

Those always seemed like an obvious choice to me but Ive always worried about their reliability... but that was years ago.


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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 6:17pm
I sense something truly sub-zero
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 6:46pm
Wonder what time they wrap up in the evening on the sales side.  It's 7pm here and no contact so far...Maybe tomorrow.  (I know shut up and wait your turn  Wink )
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 6:52pm
Originally posted by MagiK

Wonder what time they wrap up in the evening on the sales side.  It's 7pm here and no contact so far...Maybe tomorrow.  (I know shut up and wait your turn  Wink )

I know Alex said that the phone crew was off for the holiday yesterday, and that normally the production team would of been but they were working overtime to catch up on sales orders. It's likely to either be either the same for today or they're just all in panic mode trying to handle all the business from the weekend holiday sale.

If you're in a big enough hurry and haven't already, try emailing Alex or management about it directly, I've seen Alex popping onto the forums here and there today.
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 7:01pm
Naaah I'll let them breathe and catch up, Alex said that the 4 year promo would be extended to me so there is no big push from my side...besides I think before we nail down the final build, I have to wait till they release the signature build.  I have taken this opportunity to listen to what you fine folks had to say and have revised the build some what:

Ticket Number: 439228
Total Price with Instant Savings: $7,479.00

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Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS HailStorm Edition
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
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Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X 3.33GHz (Six-Core) (Extreme Performance)
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Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
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Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
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Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio (im mildly hearing impaired and high quality sound is not important)
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 7:03pm
If there is a free 5.25" bay left I want to get the Termaltake  TX Plus Flow Meter w/ Temperature Indicator installed as well.
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 9:18pm

That would be awesome, who knows maybe it's something they thought of

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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2010 at 4:27pm
Well Day 2 is drawing to a close with no contact from DSO sales....must really be loaded down.
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2010 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by Alex

We're also planning a special cooling system for the 'Black|Ops' signature system. And it isn't just liquid cooling
Hmm, this is curious. lol there is not a phase change on the market worth a crap, and the only person I know that makes a good one is  Scott Dumper, but he makes 2-4 a month lol. Tec's are too small, and multi TECs is to complicated to make work on a 24/7 setup, a water chiller works, but most are noisy, when you get to the 300+watt versions, and has minimal gains due to having o keep the water above the dew point, and because everyones home will have different ranges of dewpoints.. hmm
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2010 at 6:00pm
I haven't heard anything either but I wouldn't worry too much, they're probably finalizing touches and configurations
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Sep 2010 at 6:04pm
Big%20Smile I wish... I havent been able to place the order yet...it really wouldnt be a problem but the longer I wait the more changes Im tempted to make  Excited
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Sep 2010 at 4:37pm
Talked to Sarah today, looks like it will be best for me to wait till they publish the new Signature setup before ordering anything....soooooo more waiting....feel like a kid waiting for christmas  Excited

To help keep me busy I think Ill order some Gentle Typhoon fans for im my current system, its getting a bit loud.   Anysuggestions for a good Socket 775 cooler that is effective and doesnt sound like a jet engine?


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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Sep 2010 at 5:08pm
the noctua u12p fits 775 Strong
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Sep 2010 at 5:16pm
I had a feeling you were going to say that  :)  Off I go to do some shopping  :)
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Sep 2010 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by MagiK

Talked to Sarah today, looks like it will be best for me to wait till they publish the new Signature setup before ordering anything....soooooo more waiting....feel like a kid waiting for christmas  Excited

To help keep me busy I think Ill order some Gentle Typhoon fans for im my current system, its getting a bit loud.   Anysuggestions for a good Socket 775 cooler that is effective and doesnt sound like a jet engine?
 
Did she give you any idea of a timeline?
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Sep 2010 at 7:47pm
2-3 weeks, basically she just got the info from Alex, so we wait for him to leak the little teasers for the set up  Cool
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  Quote al3xLJ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2010 at 2:44am
MagiK, you HAVE TO upload pics when you get this monster rig, not only of the rig itself, but stuff like cpu-z and stuff would be awesome
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2010 at 5:43am
Originally posted by MagiK

2-3 weeks, basically she just got the info from Alex, so we wait for him to leak the little teasers for the set up  Cool
 
More waiting Cry
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  Quote al3xLJ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2010 at 5:51am
Originally posted by McStrav

Originally posted by MagiK

2-3 weeks, basically she just got the info from Alex, so we wait for him to leak the little teasers for the set up  Cool




 

More waiting Cry

stage 8 before you've even placed the order
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Stage 8?
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stage 8 is the omg omg I want it NAAAAUU!!
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Sep 2010 at 10:40am
If someone could provide a list of apps they would like to see run and results posted for from my rig when I get it, just put up a list and Ill do my best.
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Sep 2010 at 4:14pm
How about it Alex, any little tidbits you can share to ease the pain a little bit?

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  Quote al3xLJ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Sep 2010 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by MagiK

If someone could provide a list of apps they would like to see run and results posted for from my rig when I get it, just put up a list and Ill do my best.

if you are getting it, crysis :)
oh and prime 95 temps ofc :P
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Sep 2010 at 4:39pm
al3xLJ:
Crysis ism't really my kinda game.  Oblivion, Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3 and flight sims are more my speed....oh and games like Civ.

so I have Prime 95, any other benchmarking stuff people are interested in

McStrav:
I was going to pester him about once a week on that issue Wink
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  Quote McStrav Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Sep 2010 at 4:58pm
How about instead of pestering Alex about configurations, we try politely inquiring about certain system specfic elements that are being discussed by both him and the teams to give us a picture about what's going to be potentially included with the builds?
 
It's all about wording Cool
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Wink  I prefer the humorous approach, but whatever gets us there  Big%20Smile
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If you like Civ and rts games, i looked at RUSE, looks pretty interesting
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  Quote al3xLJ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Sep 2010 at 6:56pm
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If you like Civ and rts games, i looked at RUSE, looks pretty interesting

heard good things about ruse
fps from your most demanding game at max settings would always be interesting too
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Not an RTS fan, Im old school...Turn Based Strategy  :)
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any starcraft 2 btw? thats to me the best rts out atm :P
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