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Post Date: 2011-02-18

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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2011 at 12:10am
Originally posted by Alex

Ah, that makes sense. They are per-testing all of the other hardware components in the mean time while we're waiting for the boards to come in.

That way, your system will ship a lot sooner than waiting another 2-3 weeks (10-15 business days) after the boards arrive in mid-March or April.



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  Quote SpyDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Feb 2011 at 12:00am
Originally posted by DST4ME

Rice marvel ports are not good to use for HDD, media drives yes.    


Following this thread too as I'm in the middle of ordering a new system.

Fill me in, and not meaning to hijack, but per asus's website it looks like they are saying only data drives on the marvell ports, not atapi

Does that mean they are NOT recommending media drives on the marvell 6gb/s ports but only data?

Per the 'specs' section of the asus p8p67 pro mobo
http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=HMMvTCuBcZLfu2YL&templete=2

Marvell¬ģ 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)*
JMicron¬ģ JMB362 SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports*
* These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Feb 2011 at 2:01am
from what ive heard asus and major partners have already started to receive the new silicon. So they should be right on schedule or maybe early for mid march
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Feb 2011 at 3:15am
Originally posted by SpyDoc

Originally posted by DST4ME

Rice marvel ports are not good to use for HDD, media drives yes.    


Following this thread too as I'm in the middle of ordering a new system.

Fill me in, and not meaning to hijack, but per asus's website it looks like they are saying only data drives on the marvell ports, not atapi

Does that mean they are NOT recommending media drives on the marvell 6gb/s ports but only data?

Per the 'specs' section of the asus p8p67 pro mobo
http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=HMMvTCuBcZLfu2YL&templete=2

Marvell¬ģ 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)*
JMicron¬ģ JMB362 SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports*
* These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

SpyDoc, what DST4ME means is that Marvell 6Gb/s ports are a sad imitation of the real thing, they have crummy performance and compatibility/stability issues. They'll work in a pinch though, best used for optical drives and maybe conventional HDDs if needed badly enough, but keep SSDs to the native Intel 6Gb/s ports.

As for that ASUS board, JMicron ports are not Marvell ports, they are JMicron ports. JMicron ports are even worse than Marvell ports, they are horrid for performance. Looking at the link you provided I would surmise the external eSATA ports are the JMicron ports.
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  Quote SpyDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Feb 2011 at 9:16am
Yes that appears to be the case with the external sata ports.  I just included the Jmicron info because the asterisk footnote was below it, and wasn't sure that the footnote referred to the esata ports or just the marvell ports (both have the asterisk).


Thanks for the info folks!
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 2:38pm
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 2:41pm
Alex Rice's link is pointing to getting mobos this week, or maybe next week, does this hold true for DS or are you guys still expecting later dates?
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  Quote Divine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 3:33pm
I hope so, my laptop is hanging on but just by a thread...damn thing gets hot at random times even on a cooling pad, just hope it last till my rig hits the porch...then its going in the trash lol

Edited by Divine - 24 Feb 2011 at 3:33pm
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 3:38pm
open it and clean it, it maybe just one of the fans not working, easily changed.

If you feel like it that is lol.
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  Quote Divine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 3:48pm
meh, its only a 299$ compaq I got on black friday from 2yrs ago, not worth saving imho!

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 2:26am
We've been told 3-4 weeks for full supply, so we're almost there.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 2:54am
Nice so in a couple of weeks systems should start building
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  Quote BChuckles Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 10:26am
Alex,
I am looking at placing an order with DS for a i7 2600k system.  What is your back log look like, i.e. 30 orders, 60 orders, ect...  Just want to get a feel for how long it will take for you to caught up...
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 12:51pm
If you place an order now, you will not be on an extended wait time. When we get the boards in, you system will ship within our normal build times.
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 1:26pm
thank you alex for the info!
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 2:33pm
I see that Gigabyte has their B3 motherboards for sale as of today, so should not be long for the rest of em to start showing up. Whoa
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 3:32pm
We're starting to receive shipments now slowly.
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by Alex

We're starting to receive shipments now slowly.


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  Quote Divine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 3:40pm
Emailed alex about the boards that came in, they went to people with the faulty boards in their house....yet I jumped another stage, at stage 6 now lol...not sure what to think of that, but meh.
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  Quote Davis Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Mar 2011 at 9:12pm
Anyone know how this is looking?...I'd like to order my rig soon...I have waited 2 years,so a little while longer is not gonna kill me,but I would like to have an idea when I can place an order..
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 1:05pm
We're updating all of the systems on the site with the new B3 revised boards. It will say B3 support chip update next to the motherboard name.
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  Quote RL Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 7:55pm
Alex, question.  Earlier in this forum, you said "(1) All customers who have purchased a Sandy Bridge system up to March 31, 2011 will receive a free extra year of warranty to ensure you do not encounter any issues in the future."
I was going to submit a order, but, the site wanted $99 for the extra year. I wrote to sales through the site on Wednesday the 2nd inquiring how to get the free extra year warranty. They have not replied.
So, as of now, my thoughts on a DS system have been lowered.
Maybe you can answer to the lack of a reply, and a lack of being able to obtain the extra year warranty.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 8:40pm
@RL,

Thank you for your interest in Digital Storm! Once you place the order, the system automatically documents the extra year of warranty even if you didn't have it selected on the order. We can also have you place the order and we'll apply a $99 credit to the order before we process it so that you technically receive it for free.

On a different note, I'm sorry that you didn't hear back from Sales. Can you email me directly with your contact details so I can try to see what happened? My email address is: Management@digitalstormonline.com
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  Quote Treelox Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 9:09pm
Originally posted by Alex

We're updating all of the systems on the site with the new B3 revised boards. It will say B3 support chip update next to the motherboard name.
Excellent!
So with your current backlog how quickly do you see clearing it given the current shipment rates on the new B3 boards?
 
 
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  Quote DraxDemonkin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 11:45pm
Build!  Digital Storm.  Build like you've never built before! 
 
Then...
 
Ship!  Digital Storm.  Ship those "B3" rigs like you never have before!
 
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by DraxDemonkin

Build!  Digital Storm.  Build like you've never built before! 



 

Then...

 

Ship!  Digital Storm.  Ship those "B3" rigs like you never have before!

 

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LOL one of the best posts ive seen here. I second that i ordered my rig 2 weeks ago and its still waiting on the mobos
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 4:33pm
Pending orders ship be shipped within two weeks.
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 4:41pm
Originally posted by Alex

Pending orders ship be shipped within two weeks.

the mobos will be here in 2 weeks or they will be built and shipped out?
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 8:50pm
Scared alex
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 11:26pm
Oops! The boards are coming in now, but, it's taking a while to receive quantity. Orders should start shipping out within 2-4 weeks.
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 2:26am
Originally posted by Alex

Oops! The boards are coming in now, but, it's taking a while to receive quantity. Orders should start shipping out within 2-4 weeks.

thank you again for the information! Digital storm ftw
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  Quote DraxDemonkin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2011 at 10:22pm
The new boards are here! 
 
My order shipped today!Awesome
Woot!
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 1:51am
Originally posted by DraxDemonkin

The new boards are here! 
 

My order shipped today!Awesome

Woot!

yup so did mine :D
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Kewl, wanna race?
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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 1:59am
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Kewl, wanna race?

youll win sadly, im on the other side of the country lol
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