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Follow-up on AquaTuning

It has been a while since I’ve written about the situation I’ve had with AquaTuning and the concern with regard to the CPU block catastrophe. I’m not going to recap what happened. You can instead read all about it in Part V of the original build log. Where I last left off, I had yet […]

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Beta Orionis – Part VIII: Delays

Contents: All articles in this series Delays, delays and more delays. That is the one thing I really, really hate about places getting orders wrong. It easily turns what should’ve been only a few days wait for components into a week or longer, depending on how quickly they correct the situation. Performance-PCs was typically quick […]

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Beta Orionis – Part VII

Contents: All articles in this series So much hardware in so little time… Four packages in one day with another due later in the week. The loner toward the end of the week were two UN Z2 brackets from Sidewinder Computers. One of the packages on Wednesday was the RMA from ThermalTake, which got set […]

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Beta Orionis Part VI

Contents: All articles in this series Two RMAs going out the door and one coming in is how things started after posting the last section. Corsair sent back a full retail packaged CX750M, which is good as it virtually guarantees a working unit. And the RMAs to ThermalTake and Performance-PCs went out through USPS the […]

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Beta Orionis – Part V

Contents: All articles in this series Where I last left off in Part IV, I mentioned that I would have preferred to have two 140mm radiators side by side instead of a 140mm and a 120mm, as is currently planned. Along these lines, I did discover that Koolance’s 140mm single-fan radiators are 140mm wide according […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XVI

Contents: All articles in this series A bit has happened since the last part of the build log. Let’s start off with what’s been in the news, and that’s the release of the GTX 970 and 980 chips from nVidia. Absinthe will be getting upgraded to that as well. Likely that’ll happen later this year, […]

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Beta Orionis – Part IV

Contents: All articles in this series First order of business for the build was getting it out of the 750D case and into the Zalman. That started with getting fans put back in, as I originally pulled all the fans out of the Zalman to max out the fan space in the 750D. I installed […]

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Beta Orionis – Part III

Contents: All articles in this series I have not had a lot of luck with power supplies over the years. They are the one part I have had to replace more than anything else in the last 16 years I’ve been working with computers. And unfortunately the most recent casualty is my Corsair CX750M. What […]

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Follow-up on FedEx

The response from FedEx to the complaint I filed wasn’t exactly all that helpful: Thank you for contacting FedEx. We regret any inconvenience this has caused. Our records indicate that there is an existing request for this package to be held at our station for pick up. Your package is going to be held at […]

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When overnight isn’t, Part II: FedEx screws up this time

This is the e-mail complaint I sent to FedEx through their contact system, Tracking->FedEx Ground->Re-routing of shipment, as a complaint: Good day, I placed the order for the given tracking number on 9/12/2014 to be delivered for Saturday delivery on 9/13/2014. Upon receiving the e-mail that the package had been picked up and was on […]

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