FredEx's Competition Rig Update

FredEx's Competition Build

  FredEx Competition Rig Update

FredEx - 4th Prize Competition Winner

As most will remember, we at OC3D hosted one of our largest competitions yet back in late December, giving entrants the chance to win one of four prizes. Four lucky members were picked at random from the tens of thousands of entries, and one of them was FredEx.

Let us remember how this all started: The Custom Corsair Christmas Competition. Fred, a new member to the site, bagged himself the Intel i5-3570K - a prize that anyone would have been happy with receiving, and a prize that he was ecstatic about. With the winners announced it was soon apparent that the chip alone was not all that much good to Fred, as his aged system wouldn't take it, and the winnings would force him to spend on an entire new rig. Not only that, but it came to the forum's attention that Fred was one of the nicest guys you could meet, and also one of the most deserving. A carer for his elderly mother and with his own medical issues to contend with, Fred has never been anything but a kind, easy to get along with dude who's always happy to try and help where he can. With these things brought to our attention, we thought that we should try to bolster his prize up some more so Fred, who thought he'd won himself an Intel 3570K, was instead in for a greater surprise..... An entire rig, built at TTL Towers and shipped over to the States courtesy of Corsair, who paid for all transport costs!

The Corsair C70 was chosen for its rugged, military design, great layout and ample cable management. It's a case that we regard highly at OC3D and it's the perfect housing for Fred's new rig. We used the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H for the motherboard due to its reliability and its capability to effortlessly provide a modest overclock for the 3570K. The 560Ti 448 Core is still a cracking card capable of maxing out most games even now. It's a hugely popular choice amongst Folders for its high PPD to power ratio too. The boot drive had to be snappy, responsive, and it had to look good. Roll on out the Force GT from Corsair, another recipient of our Gold award. At 60GB the drive shall be enough for his OS and perhaps a few of his favourite games and programs, and is fast enough to keep up with the nippy 3570K in OS-related tasks. For the memory we chose an all time classic, the 1600MHz Vengeance set from Corsair, a huge step up from the DDR2 kit that Fred was rocking before.
We picked the Corsair CX500M for its modular design, decent efficiency and reliable history. At 500W it's the perfect match for the new rig. The Corsair H60 was selected for it's good performance, clean aesthetics, and its small block size - all the better to show off the motherboard and RAM. Now sure these were a mix of new kit from the two companies and ex-review kit we had here but we were certain FredEx wouldn't mind if some of the kit wasn't fresh from the packaging!


His old rig was getting on in life and he was hoping that this year would be the year he could devote some time, effort, and money into a new rig.

The old rig: 

 

AMD 6000+ X2
ECS TA690G
Brown Box 6870 1GB
4 GB DDR2 RAM
360GB Seagate 7200 rpm
500GB Western Digital 7200 rpm
Scavenged COMPAC case
Antec 500 Watt PSU

 FredEx Competition Rig Update

FredEx Competition Rig Update

FredEx Competition Rig Update

 

The prize rig:

Intel i5-3570K (Original Compo Prize)
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
Gigabyte GTX560Ti 448 Core
Corsair H60
Corsair Vengeance C70
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2133MHz
Corsair Force GT 60GB
Corsair CX500M
Corsair SP & AF fans

  

FredEx's Competition Rig Update

Just been delivered to Fred. 

 

FredEx's Competition Rig Update

Opening the box - First look at the beast. The Corsair C70 is one of our favourite cases, and in it's military-esque green it's set to wage war with whatever Fred can chuck at it!

 

FredEx's Competition Rig Update


Open for all to see - here we can see that the case is rather a big one, simply dwarfing the ATX motherboard that it supports.
All this space paired with ample cable tidying allows us to create a clean, tidy build with next to no effort.

 

FredEx's Competition Rig Update


The simple, classy looks of the H60i really help to make this a great looking build, whilst also drawing attention to the RAM sticks.

 

FredEx's Competition Rig Update


Another favourite with us, the lightning quick Corsair Force GT, is to be the boot drive of the system, enabling the rig to boot up in next to no time at all whilst using less power and no noise!

FredEx's Competition Rig Update

 

FredEx's Competition Rig Update 


Battle scars from transit. This is a military themed case after all!
Fred agrees that the knocks from its intercontinental trip only gives the case more character - here here!

 

FredEx's Competition Rig Update


Fred's new desk setup! A far cry from his old OEM Compaq case, the C70 proudly resides in its new home. 

This whole project, starting from when Fred was first announced as a winner of the competition, has got huge feedback from the other members of the forum, who continue to shower him with congratulations. This positive feedback is a great sign that we've made the right choice in helping Fred out here, as no one seems to have anything but good things to say.  

This is an example of what a great community we're a part of, and also a great demonstration on why everyone should take part in the competitions when possible! We as a team here at OC3D but also as a community truly believe that this prize could not have gone to a more deserving member, and look forward to hearing more from FredEx's new experiences with his new Corsair and Gigabyte system!

All of the team at OC3D, the forum members and FredEx would like to say a huge thank you to the support from Gigabyte with the motherboard but also to Corsair for going above and beyond but not only supplying kit but also for picking up the shipping tab to the USA.

Want to discuss this awesome topic futher, maybe congratulate FredEx or comment on how awesome Corsair and Gigabyte have been? Well feel free to discuss in in the OC3D Forum thread here. 

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14-03-2013, 14:50:47

tinytomlogan
As many of the regulars will know FredEx won a 3570K as a part of the Custom Corsair Compo. I said I was going to try my best for him to get the parts to make it an entire rig. Some of the bits are new and some are ex-review bits I had here but all in all it should be a huge upgrade from his old rig!

Old rig:

AMD 6000+ X2
ECS TA690G
Brown Box 6870 1Gig
4 Gig RAM
360 Gig Seagate 7200 rpm
500 Gig WD 7200 rpm
Scavenged COMPAC case
Antec 500 watt PSU
Samsung Sync Master 226bw 22" monitor
Logitech wireless keyboard
Logitech wireless trackball mouse
Thread: http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=50052


New Rig with original compo prize cpu:

3570K Compo Prize
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
Gigabyte GTX560 448
Corsair H60
Corsair Vengeance C70
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2133MHz
Corsair Force GT 60GB
Corsair CX500M
Corsair SP & AF fans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=697_P54KiN0Quote

14-03-2013, 14:52:19

alienware
Very decent of you Tom and should be an epic upgrade Quote

14-03-2013, 14:55:52

AverageNinja
That's absolutely amazing Tom!
Good to see this, makes me feel my faith in humanity is not entirely lost Quote

14-03-2013, 14:58:10

tinytomlogan
This is the first FredEx will know of it too...........Quote

14-03-2013, 15:00:59

seumasbeathan
This is really nice to see, awesome of you Tom. And also Corsiar and Gigabyte

Over the time he has been a member I have gotten to know FredEx a little and he genuinely seems like a lovely guy who really deserves something like this

This is the kind of time when I am honestly proud ot be a member of this forum.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:02:30

Cru
good guy Tom
really nice of you
he really deserves thisQuote

14-03-2013, 15:08:35

FTR.4500MHz
Hats off for this big-hearted move !

Makes me proud to be an OC3D Member !Quote

14-03-2013, 15:09:58

The Orange One
Wow! Really kind gesture to him Tom!
FredEx deserves it!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:12:04

champzzilla
Wow thats a nice upgrade you have given him Tom!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:13:34

SeekaX
lol. usually the guys in charge would try to ditch the winner on his price, here on OC3D he gets even more than he won. congratz fredex.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:16:30

piotrekhc
Tom you deserve a nobel prize, for your generosity. You probably made his day braking news like that.

Good Job !

Quote

14-03-2013, 15:18:45

nepas
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
This is the first FredEx will know of it too...........
Win!!

He will be over the moon!!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:18:46

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
This is the first FredEx will know of it too...........
Most of the time I don't envy you tbh. The stress of reviewing hardware and having deadlines and stuff must be pretty hard, certainly something I couldn't cope with (you know why, many won't).

But it's something like this that I wish I could do for some one

It's always nice to see some one who is most deserving get a surprise like this.


It's a good day Quote

14-03-2013, 15:22:51

SPS
Great stuff TTL, FredEx is a great guy too.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:29:15

Baxthar
Lol his old rig is probably better than my current one. Congratulations FredEx.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:32:54

J3llyf1sh
congrats FredEx and top job Tom, Corsair and Gigabyte!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:36:02

Snortan
This is really awesome of you Tom. Congratz fredex!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:37:30

badtaylorx
anybody here still not know there is an arrow in the fedex logo???


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9a6b20f4.png

(now you'll never NOT be able to see it)


grtz btw.....Quote

14-03-2013, 15:37:55

AverageNinja
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baxthar View Post
Lol his old rig is probably better than my current one. Congratulations FredEx.
Also than mine, but whatever dude.
FredEx is a great lad and he really deserves this Quote

14-03-2013, 15:40:18

Permafrost
this is a awesome thing to do for someone, you guys at Corsiar and Gigabyte are awesome!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:41:23

Feronix
Exactly like other people said; FredEx deserves this and this whole thing makes me proud to be a member of the forums (Even though I haven't been around for too long yet)

Was great to watch Tom. Kudos to you, Corsair and Gigabyte for thisQuote

14-03-2013, 15:41:40

Lystfiskern
Big credz to all chippin in towards this build. Cool U guys hooking Fredex up. He will be well pleased Quote

14-03-2013, 15:45:33

alienware
Nice to see the troll haters are out in force on Youtube.

It's quite amazing how the internet can turn people into utter pricks..

Fudge 'em.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:54:58

Permafrost
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Nice to see the troll haters are out in force on Youtube.

It's quite amazing how the internet can turn people into utter pricks..

Fudge 'em.
I think it's something to do with them being bored of playing black ops and getting trolled on there xbox..Quote

14-03-2013, 15:56:01

B3rni3
Just watching to the video now, or should I say listening to rather

Congrats fred. It is things like this that make OC3D so good.

Btw Tom what is the name of the first and last song in the video? The dangerzone and firestarter ones.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:56:41

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by I don't Know View Post
I think it's something to do with them being bored of playing black ops and getting trolled on there xbox..
there are douchebags on PC as well. that's the downside of making the PC accessible for everyone.Quote

14-03-2013, 15:57:45

Permafrost
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
there are douchebags on PC as well. that's the downside of making the PC accessible for everyone.
yeah lolQuote

14-03-2013, 15:59:01

fatherc0stas
Very nice move Tom and excellent work.. I hope Fredex enjoys the every bit of his new rig and be very happy of it!!Quote

14-03-2013, 15:59:15

Ghosthud1
Let's just try and ignore the trolls this time and not give them recognition.

It's great to see things like this Tom, really puts a smile on my face Quote

14-03-2013, 16:00:34

Excalabur50
Reading this is just AWESOME enjoy FREDEX and Kudos to OC3D and the manufacturers who donated parts and last but not least the big man TTL.Quote

14-03-2013, 16:10:08

Mark3Max
Cheers to you Tom , it's great of you , Corsair and all parties involved to help Fredex out with a very nice upgrade . I'm quite sure he'll be very pleased with his new system . It's nice to know there are still people and corporations that are willing to help someone in need.
I've only been a member here for lees than a year , and things like this makes me proud to be a member of the OC3D community.
Enjoy FredexQuote

14-03-2013, 16:11:58

Mgutierrez33
Wow, GREAT specs for this rig he's getting. I used to have a Zotac 560 Ti 448, killer card for the money, really. From what I've seen of him throughout the forums he's a hell of a guy, he definitely deserves this.Quote

14-03-2013, 16:20:12

nepas
Just getting around to watch the vid,got to say "big up" to Corsair for the shipping(good publicity is well worth the cost of shipping,and this is seriously good publicity,they did not have to do this,neither did Tom).Nice to see that hardware vendors and communities are FAR better than software companies with looking after fans/customers.




(so what else do you have lying around Tom?( I need a mobo)Quote

14-03-2013, 16:23:18

sheroo
Just watched the vid through, and have to say its one of the best you've done. Really enjoyed the fast build sequence.

Nice one fella!!Quote

14-03-2013, 16:25:23

leathart123
really nice of you tom will admit that I am a bit jealous. Wanna set me up with a watercooled x79 rig with 2 titans or something . But honestly really nice to see.Quote

14-03-2013, 16:31:49

NRG!
Nice gesture.Quote

14-03-2013, 16:33:39

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post
Just watched the vid through, and have to say its one of the best you've done. Really enjoyed the fast build sequence.

Nice one fella!!
lmao was it only me that noticed that he stood waving his arms around in between fitting hardware?

I do that.. Start pointing at bits that I need next Quote

14-03-2013, 16:35:35

iBeInspire
Normally we see Tom flexing his biceps but today he flexes his heart!
xPPP
In all seriousness, lovely gesture Tom make me hope there are others like you in the world Quote

14-03-2013, 16:48:35

Greenback
Nice 1 tom and corsair + gigabyte and gratz fred.

Tom don't you wish you could really put a system together that quick Quote

14-03-2013, 16:52:44

Mysterae
Kudos.Quote

14-03-2013, 17:31:58

BoyakADj
wow, respect to Tom and to corsair -gigabyte! Fredex deserves it !! We rarely see these kind of moves Quote

14-03-2013, 17:32:13

peanutsrevenge
Grats to FredEx and fair play to TTL.Quote

14-03-2013, 18:29:40

WillSK
Huge congratulations FredEX. Tom as many of the others have said, what a wonderful thing to do for a member, Kudos to ya!!Quote

14-03-2013, 18:59:05

UkGouki
that is awesome ill say it again tom is the nicest bloke on the internet and fred i really hope you enjoy this.

tomorrow ill have all my parts and im extremely grateful to aria who upgraded a few free of charge for me !!

this has been an amazing week for me and hope it has for you too fred enjoy it well deserved Quote

14-03-2013, 19:11:31

FredEx
WOW! JUST SAW THIS! I was catching up on other messages and came on to this thread. Couldn't come at a better time to cheer me up.

I'm very open about my life now. I used to be super shy and never said anything, now some think I share way too much. I have nothing to hide and sometimes other folks get to realize they aren't the only ones out there having certain problems. Since my wife walked out 3.5 years ago life has been tough. I'm way over that, we are friends since I'm a guy that does not hate anybody (well, there are a few in the world), but seems like there is always something new to knock me for a loop just when I think all is okay. Health issues mostly. I'm not looking for any sympathy or pity, just trying to give folks an idea why something like this means so much to me. Two years ago March 13th I got a pacemaker due to something I was born with that finally gave out. A month later I tried to have a heart attach and had a blockage fixed. Now I'm diabetic too. My mum will be 88 in June and that is stressful taking care of her, although she is in great shape for her age. Had her in the ER Monday night, all is okay. I went in the ER Tuesday night myself and spent the night. Thought it was my heart, but it was okay. Having stress tests Tuesday and Wednesday to be sure. Spent a few hundred US Monday due to a sewer problem. I have mentioned recently my oldest bro was found to have terminal cancer. All this happening lately I think just put me over the edge and I'm super stressed right now and I worked myself up and ended up in the ER.

That all being said there have been good things too, just to many bad things at times. I'm very bad at focusing on the bad and letting it get to me.

Finding Tom Logan's videos was great for me. I'm a life long geek and worked in the electronics field and computer field since a teenager. I started working on tech stuff to make money at a bowling alley when 15. I like Tom's way of doing things and I bet I can out talk him...well, maybe not. I showed my sister a video and she laughed and said if it wasn't for the accent she'd think it was me talking. I didn't know of the forums until I saw something about the contest. If I had known of them I'd of been here months before when I found the videos. I don't win things, I used to say. That isn't true anymore. I'm not here due to the contest, I'm here due to Tom and all of you great people...the contest just lead me to the promised land.

Corsair, Gigabyte and Tom have my loyalty. That is one thing anybody that knows me will tell you, I'm loyal to family, friends and those that do anything good for me. You make a good product I'll tell everybody. You do good videos and reviews I'll tell everybody. I'm not shy when it comes supporting good folks, and they are indeed good folks. All of you here are. I'm in the US, but I still come on here and click on Tom's sponsors.

I'm going to have more to say, I'm sure. I have not watched the video yet. Any haters on YouTube, don't worry about them, they aren't worth your time. I'm not going to give them mine. I've been on-line doing local BBS's starting in the 80's at 1200 baud and got on the net via satellite through a BBS that ran a relay for colleges before we had ISPs to get on the net, I have seen many morons through the years and I find it easy to simply ignore them, except when you want to play with them and frustrate them. Quote

14-03-2013, 19:44:25

Kopesetic
Congratulations Fred, you deserve it! Tom, your act of generosity towards Fred is remarkable. You have my respect entirely. You're a great fella!Quote

14-03-2013, 19:45:25

seumasbeathan
Enjoy that rig Fred, No doubt you deserve itQuote

14-03-2013, 19:50:06

alienware
Sorry to hear you've been going through some chit. Life can be like that man. Still, as they say out there in the states what doesn't kill you makes you stronger !

Give us all a shout when you have her in your mitts, we'll have to do some serious gaming !Quote

14-03-2013, 20:00:52

son of spanner
good on you tom

you see someone who needs a bit of help and you go the extra mile to help them out

this is why i like your vids you say it as you see it thats hard to find now wen you see the likes of ncix that guy says everything is good

good on you tom and i hope fredex enjoys his new rigQuote

14-03-2013, 20:01:28

smb3677
Very nice of you Tom, and grats FredEX. Tom helped me with some advice for my last build.
TY TT
Quote

14-03-2013, 20:03:50

VictorB
This build is just awesome! Its nice to see that tom can help someone with the things he buildup last years. He build his youtube channel the forum etc. Now he can do things like this and thats epic!

Its a nice build just like what most people do. Some new part some more budget parts some used and mix it to there own taste

Fredex Good luck with life and your new system!Quote

14-03-2013, 20:09:31

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
WOW! JUST SAW THIS!

Can we get a "woop" for this guy?

He deserves itQuote

14-03-2013, 20:14:31

GussetPimp25
Some heart warming stuff this, congratulations on the sweet rig! And good luck with everything! Well done Tom for restoring hope in humanity too :LQuote

14-03-2013, 20:18:57

Dark NighT
This is really awesome, Thank you Tom, Gigabyte and ofcourse Corsair for all the effort that you put into this great suprise for Fred! I am sure you will enjoy it Fredex Quote

14-03-2013, 20:24:17

allen
congrats this is awesome...... your going to love it Quote

14-03-2013, 20:40:38

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Sorry to hear you've been going through some chit. Life can be like that man. Still, as they say out there in the states what doesn't kill you makes you stronger !

Give us all a shout when you have her in your mitts, we'll have to do some serious gaming !
Thank you to all again.

I plan to take pictures from when it gets delivered, opening, unpacking, to getting it on my desk and more with showing a pic of the monitor after first boot. May be others added later. Just thought, I have to look up the case to see the height, I may have to do a very slight mod to my desk, just raise the top shelf. I have limited space. Simple fix.Quote

14-03-2013, 21:38:36

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
As many of the regulars will know FredEx won a 3570K as a part of the Custom Corsair Compo. I said I was going to try my best for him to get the parts to make it an entire rig. Some of the bits are new and some are ex-review bits I had here but all in all it should be a huge upgrade from his old rig!
Here I go commenting elsewhere and forget to come where I should have commented first.

THANK YOU!!!!!!

You are one hell of a man, Tom. You were raised right and I know she has to be extremely proud of you. Corsair and Gigabyte, you are the greatest! Never expected the water cooling. This means a tremendous amount to me, especially now. It is tough to be a uber geek all your life and not have the funds anymore when most of my life when I wanted it I'd just go and buy it.

The system looks great! Some great kit in it and I love that case. Nice video of the build and you had me teared up with what you had to say, Tom. Just shows you don't have to have met somebody in person to have them become a friend. I have to post the link to friends and family here yet, I know my sister will be in tears, my mum was.

When it gets here there will be many pics taken. I'll even try to catch the delivery guy before he's running away, I've scared him before.

Edit: Over hear the "Brown Box" video card comes in a plain brown box usually with a laser printed label slapped on it. There are a couple places near me that cut out the middle man. They have connections back in Taiwan or where ever and they get product right from the factory they sell at their mail order site and at their retail site they have now, they package them in a brown box at the retail site. You can do walk in buys at their mail order site, no showroom, and any no brand name stuff will come in just the sealed anti static bag.Quote

14-03-2013, 21:45:10

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post

When it gets here there will be many pics taken. I'll even try to catch the delivery guy before he's running away, I've scared him before.
The geek's ultimate prize !! Getting a photo of the delivery driver

I remember when I bought my first fully built Alienware seeing the enormous box passing by my window. Ain't gonna lie, I peed a little Quote

14-03-2013, 22:13:28

alpenwasser
Well this is just bloody marvellous!!
EDIT: I just realized this might be misconstrued as sarcasm. It is not, just to be clear./EDIT

I'm gonna go to bed with a very mushy feeling in my insides tonight .

@TTL: Track list for vid?Quote

14-03-2013, 22:15:00

alienware
I was going to ask about the music actually. Both me and my fiancee were nodding along as he did the build Quote

14-03-2013, 22:15:33

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
The geek's ultimate prize !! Getting a photo of the delivery driver

I remember when I bought my first fully built Alienware seeing the enormous box passing by my window. Ain't gonna lie, I peed a little


I better go to the pharmacy for an XXXL diaper. Quote

14-03-2013, 22:23:20

Josh Weston
Grats, yo
A very well deserved prize indeed.Quote

14-03-2013, 22:31:53

boogschd
thats mighty decent of you tom corsair & gigabyte!

congratulations fredex! Quote

14-03-2013, 22:34:10

airdeano
here, here.. right-on FredEx.. congratulations, dude!

thanks to TTL Media, Corsair and Gigabyte to reach out to the community.Quote

14-03-2013, 22:53:15

deadbc77
Congrtaz Fred....That's such a blessing.Quote

15-03-2013, 00:18:11

SEBAR
Wow, what a great upgrade. Tom, you are a great guy for doing this and Corsair and Gigabyte are great companies for being so generous. FredEx, have fun with your new system.Quote

15-03-2013, 02:52:50

Damien c
Said it before and will say it again Congrats Fred and well done TTL on getting Corsair and Gigabyte to help the guy out.

Fred enjoy your new rig when you receive it!Quote

15-03-2013, 03:11:43

SeekaX
it's good to see that this price went to someone who really needed something to cheer up. no worries fredex, hard times come and hard times go, that's just how life is. i hope your medical condition gets better Quote

15-03-2013, 03:16:51

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
it's good to see that this price went to someone who really needed something to cheer up. no worries fredex, hard times come and hard times go, that's just how life is. i hope your medical condition gets better
Yep, they come and go. They just need to go and stay away. I'm having stress tests Tuesday and Wednesday to be sure everything is okay.

Thanks.Quote

15-03-2013, 05:35:16

HCP
I love this!Quote

15-03-2013, 06:02:04

garih
gratz fred, its good to see good things happening to those that will truly appreciate them.Quote

15-03-2013, 06:58:18

tinytomlogan
So happy about the way this has been received by not only Fred but the forums and YouTube too.

Will look forward to future updates when you get the rig Fred, we will be trying to get this collected next week so at the latest you should get it the week after hopefully before Easter Quote

15-03-2013, 07:42:03

Cloudie
This just shows there is a great community here on the OC3D forums. Congrats Fred and I hope you enjoy your new rig. Tom, it's understandable that you're being picky on who to help out so I am truly happy to see you did your best for someone on the other side of the world. Made my day!Quote

15-03-2013, 08:28:54

Vampyrion
Good job Tom! It's great to have a guy like you care for someone in need. Fred is a great guy on this site. He does indeed deserve this. Have fun Fred. I know you will treasure this rig once you receive it.Quote

15-03-2013, 08:34:39

paulstung
Congrats Mr Ex , and Corsair / gigabyte and the one they call Tinytomlogan ? well done that man......Quote

15-03-2013, 08:57:06

FTLN
Couldnt have gone to a nicer bloke, well done Tom / corsair / gigabyte for pulling this off..Quote

15-03-2013, 16:20:42

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
So happy about the way this has been received by not only Fred but the forums and YouTube too.

Will look forward to future updates when you get the rig Fred, we will be trying to get this collected next week so at the latest you should get it the week after hopefully before Easter
Tom, Sebar has that case and in his build thread I was really loving on the C70, telling him how sweet the build is. I was very serious and the case had me drooling before I saw what he'd done inside it. This was already like a dream and you have put it over the top.Quote

15-03-2013, 16:37:07

yassarikhan786
This is fantastic. Tom, Gigabyte and Corsair deserve huge props for everything they have done. You truly deserve this Quote

15-03-2013, 16:39:56

AverageNinja
Can't wait to see this on FredEx's desk!
Fred, you really deserve it, have fun!Quote

15-03-2013, 16:54:08

hmmblah
Congrats Fred! Tom, you're a legend!Quote

15-03-2013, 17:01:46

coolmiester
Just watched the FredEx YouTube Video and feel humbled by the generosity of a guy i'm privileged to call a friend, Tiny Tom.....an absolute legend

Good on you fella and all the best to FredEx.......hope you have hours of fun Quote

15-03-2013, 19:32:02

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
Can't wait to see this on FredEx's desk!
Fred, you really deserve it, have fun!
Already looked up the case size to see how it will fit. I have to adjust a shelf for the height. Just a couple bucks at the local hardware store for some longer M8 screws and I'll make spacers to raise it.Quote

16-03-2013, 01:46:39

Rich_
This is excellent Tom ur an upstanding guy and Fred best of luck to youQuote

16-03-2013, 07:08:13

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolmiester View Post
Just watched the FredEx YouTube Video and feel humbled by the generosity of a guy i'm privileged to call a friend, Tiny Tom.....an absolute legend

Good on you fella and all the best to FredEx.......hope you have hours of fun

*huge blush* Mod God Paul Edwards calling me a legend!Quote

16-03-2013, 08:25:57

Cragzman
I haven't been on the forum long and that has to be one of the most epic things I have seen in ages. On other forums, I have never seen anything like this. Tom, you sir, are a complete lord, and its your fault for making me want to buy a Dremel 3000 hehehe. And FredEx, enjoy the rocking new system budski. Love to see pics of it in all its glory.

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17-03-2013, 03:40:16

FredEx
Talked to a friend today I have not seen in a long time. Since I last saw him he has retired and he builds custom systems for something to do now and I'm talking about a trade with him. He is coming over next week to look at a Delta 10" Miter Saw I have. I have not used it in at least 3 years, low usage and looks like new, worth maybe $100.00 now, I've had it maybe 8 years and if we strike a deal I may trade it for a WD Black SATA III hard drive. I realized mine are SATA II. This way I'd not have to remove anything old and well used from my old system, I'd have a fresh drive for my new system.

I'm really attached to my tools, but I don't do projects where I need a miter saw anymore, so I figure, what the hell am I hanging on to it for?

Forgot to say how the saw came up...We got to talking about him needing to tear apart and rebuild his deck come spring and he said he will need to buy a power saw, but didn't want to spend much since he may never use it again. He asked if I could supervise while he does the work, I've built decks. I mentioned I had saws and in particular a miter saw I don't use anymore that he could borrow. The more we talked we came up with a trade. I'd be happy to get a 500 Gig SATA III for it, but I'd not turn down a 1 TB if he offers it. Quote

17-03-2013, 07:11:37

JMMP
100.00$ saw for a HD.... it´s kind a bad deal for me...but if you realy need it go for it!
Another thing, you will not notice much of a difference between a phisical sata II drive and a sata III drive.Quote

17-03-2013, 15:30:26

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMMP View Post
100.00$ saw for a HD.... it´s kind a bad deal for me...but if you realy need it go for it!
Another thing, you will not notice much of a difference between a phisical sata II drive and a sata III drive.
What could you buy either for? WD, Black Label, SATA III, 500 GB or 1 TB?

Locally where I am in the US the best price I can find for a WD Black Label 500 GB SATA III runs $85.00 and the same but at 1 TB runs $110.00...both rounded up. He has both. I'm sure he paid less since he buys in bulk, but I have to go by what it would cost me to go buy one.

The bigger thing over SATA II compared to SATA III is the age of my existing drives. Also I need to leave one in the old system for it to be useful. It is also set-up for two drives. I'd rather trade something I'm not using for a fresh faster drive with a new warranty than toss an old drive past its prime in a new system.

Lastly, this is an old friend named Jim, especially with this guy we have traded and given each other computer freebies for decades. We used to attend computer shows/sales/swaps together when I worked and had money. Before the Internet days we used to frequent a local BBS run by a disc jockey, it was called Radio Daze. A group of about 12 of us RD users started what we called a M.U.R.D.E.R. we'd hold every 3 months. It stood for, Michiana Users of Radio Daze Eatery Rendezvous. I live in an area we unofficially call Michiana...it is on the border of the states of Michigan and Indiana, hence Michiana. We'd meet at an eatery (restaurant) and BS all night and bring our unused computer stuff to trade or give away. It was fun calling to make reservations for a M.U.R.D.E.R. We helped some folks like myself in the situation I am in now, we'd get our used parts together and build them a system. People knew to contact me, Jim or Don (he had tons of stuff) and sometime the DJ Mike if they knew somebody in need. We all had used stuff, plus I had the expertise to build or repair. Usually nothing new except maybe a hard drive, but at least it kept them going and on-line. When the M.U.R.D.E.R. group started we ended up with 6 new hard drives when I found out guys had replaced hard drives still in warranty and still had the old drives...all were 3 years back then. I got everybody to check their old drives laying around, I got them all replaced and saved them for somebody in need.

I miss that local BBS community of computer users. I get that feeling here though, we are just all over the world.

(/RAMBLE)Quote

17-03-2013, 17:52:11

alienware
With the way games are now you will need lots of storage.

I'm running about 3.5tb now and it's at least 60% full of games.Quote

17-03-2013, 19:04:50

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
With the way games are now you will need lots of storage.

I'm running about 3.5tb now and it's at least 60% full of games.
I'll put a 3 TB on my Birthday and Christmas wish lists. I won't hold my breath waiting to get one. Quote

17-03-2013, 19:55:07

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
With the way games are now you will need lots of storage.

I'm running about 3.5tb now and it's at least 60% full of games.
u wot mate? i'm running a 500GB for all of my programs and games and it's barely half full.Quote

17-03-2013, 19:59:07

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
u wot mate? i'm running a 500GB for all of my programs and games and it's barely half full.
Yeah you haven't seen my game collection !

I've got about 50 games in Steam and a collection of games that goes back to 1997. I buy my games and keep them lol.Quote

17-03-2013, 20:04:32

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Yeah you haven't seen my game collection !

I've got about 50 games in Steam and a collection of games that goes back to 1997. I buy my games and keep them lol.
i know people who have 400+ games in steam and they don't use that kind of space lol.
well, i guess i'm not the best example for space usage, i am only playing a few games and those are mainly rather old and use very little space.Quote

18-03-2013, 19:42:41

FredEx
Okay, doing this again, long message I wrote got deleted when Chrome opened a page on the tab I had the message on and POOF it was gone...maybe a good thing for all of you. it was way too long.

Traded the miter saw, getting two hard drives for it. A WD Green Label 2 TB SATA III and later next month a WD Black Label 500 GB SATA III. He forgot he put the last one he had in the next to the last custom he did and won't get any until then. Jim said together his costs for them are about $160.00. He was pleased to get my new looking 10" Delta Miter Saw, even though it is 8 years old. No rust since I'd sprayed it with a non-residue tool oil used often for saw blades before I'd put it in a plastic trash bag. He felt it was worth far more than the $100.00 I told him it was worth. I wasn't going to argue with that.

Poor skinny guy had to get it out of my basement alone and it has a cast iron base. Heavy and awkward to carry. I could not help. I got a cortisone shot in my left shoulder early this morning (old sports injury hurting my semi old body). Also the doc gave me muscle relaxers for low back spasms that started two days ago. He pressed on a spot and I about went through the ceiling! He found the problem area.

I'm going to use the 2 TB in an external enclosure for back-up duties. I drove down to his place and he gave me the 2 TB. I have realized the external enclosure I have is an old Mad Dog IDE with an old 120 GB in it, so I'll have to get one for SATA and USB 3.0. I'm broke, but I can afford that, maybe $20.00 to $25.00 USD. I have a One Gallon Seagrams Whiskey bottle I put change in for such times.

http://i.imgur.com/NWSYzoG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/D8PRIwT.jpgQuote

18-03-2013, 19:47:20

UkGouki
nice but tbh you could put it in your new case when you get it and i could sweir that the corsair c70 has a hot swap bay in the roof maybe tom can confirm so that will save you a few $$$ Quote

18-03-2013, 20:11:28

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by UkGouki View Post
nice but tbh you could put it in your new case when you get it and i could sweir that the corsair c70 has a hot swap bay in the roof maybe tom can confirm so that will save you a few $$$
I will have to use it since he won't have the other drive for a while. Chokes me up a bit, he is being extra good to me, like Tom, Corsair, Gigabyte and the folks here. <sniff, sniff> He did say I taught him a lot years ago when he was new to computers. I used to go over to his place a lot back then and help and we used to hit the computer shows whenever one was nearby. He learned very fast. Shoot, he builds customs now, I must have done right. Quote

18-03-2013, 20:17:43

seumasbeathan
You enjoy those dives man Looks like a good tradeQuote

18-03-2013, 20:21:25

alienware
Yeah you've done pretty well there.

haha at least now you have a reason to take off the side and tinker Quote

19-03-2013, 03:56:36

The Orange One
Enjoy the Drives mate Quote

19-03-2013, 04:05:46

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by seumasbeathan View Post
You enjoy those dives man Looks like a good trade
Yes, better than I ever thought I'd get.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Yeah you've done pretty well there.

haha at least now you have a reason to take off the side and tinker
WOO HOO!!!! I think I'd of peaked inside anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Orange One View Post
Enjoy the Drives mate
I will, I will.Quote

19-03-2013, 05:06:57

sheroo
Looking forward to seeing the shots of that rig in your hands.Quote

19-03-2013, 05:55:21

kenny'sghost
Gigabyte posted this video on FB.. and that lead me to the site/forum today!!

I just have to say AMAZING!! really. Going out of your way to help out a guy you know from the internet!! it blew my mind!!

Big ups man!Quote

19-03-2013, 08:10:09

amdcrankitup
Wow I got to say Im impressed Tom that is an amazing gesture very selfless thing to do! Im a member of the forums not as active as I would like to be but I enjoy reading a post and articles but I sometimes dont post due to 2 brain surgeries my cognitive thinking skills have been diminished somewhat so I dont appear ignorent I just let other people do the talking! But anyway being disabled Im always limited to trying to build a system for lack of funds and it might take a year to get a build done so I kinda know where FredEX is coming from and I think what you done is nothing short of just amazing and makes me proud to be a member here! I dont know FredEX myself but Im glad to see this post and get the chance respond to tell him congrats and say well deserved!Quote

19-03-2013, 10:47:30

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post
Looking forward to seeing the shots of that rig in your hands.
I plan on many.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenny'sghost View Post
Gigabyte posted this video on FB.. and that lead me to the site/forum today!!

I just have to say AMAZING!! really. Going out of your way to help out a guy you know from the internet!! it blew my mind!!

Big ups man!
I'll have to look for it on Gigabyte again. I liked one FB of theirs, but they have another for the UK I believe. Probably on that one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by amdcrankitup View Post
Wow I got to say Im impressed Tom that is an amazing gesture very selfless thing to do! Im a member of the forums not as active as I would like to be but I enjoy reading a post and articles but I sometimes dont post due to 2 brain surgeries my cognitive thinking skills have been diminished somewhat so I dont appear ignorent I just let other people do the talking! But anyway being disabled Im always limited to trying to build a system for lack of funds and it might take a year to get a build done so I kinda know where FredEX is coming from and I think what you done is nothing short of just amazing and makes me proud to be a member here! I dont know FredEX myself but Im glad to see this post and get the chance respond to tell him congrats and say well deserved!
Hope you are doing well, guy. I know a lot of folks in our spot for one reason or another. Sometimes no physical issues, but just the finances. Maybe not totally broke, but months saving to get anything extra together. Just had a single mom friend get hit with a big plumbing bill Tuesday when she was already hurting. I got hit with a $195.00 plumbing bill Monday to root out my clogged sewer line. Guess that is life. We have kept her computer limping along using parts I get from dead systems I get once in a great while. I have put the word out, if it dies don't toss it out, let me have a look, I may be able to repair it or at least save something from it. So sometimes I can still help folks, just not like I used to be able to where I'd buy something for them and tell them I had it laying around. I never ask for anything, but sometimes now I'll get a $10 or $20, which is all they can afford and I know when to turn that down, you learn who is really hurting and can't afford that even though they offer.

In 3 hours I go for a 40 minute drive for day one of a two day stress test...fun, it is snowing. Better than the freezing rain I drove in yesterday to my rheumatologist very early.Quote

19-03-2013, 13:33:43

amdcrankitup
Well I saw the link I think on Gigabyte UK so thought I would check it out, and after I read it the first thing I wanted to do is to tell Tom that I think that was an amazing and kind gesture and wish you well! Congrats on your new Rig and enjoy! Also Im a big Gigabyte fan as well as Corsair so Thanks to Tom, Corsair and Gigabyte for their Generosity!Quote

19-03-2013, 16:28:40

TheWOLF26
Congrats fredex for this amazing prize.
My faith in human being is now restored. This is the kind of good thing you can do and don't expect nothing in return. For this you have my respect Logan .
Waiting for pictures of your new rig fredexQuote

21-03-2013, 12:26:15

William3D
This was so cool.Quote

21-03-2013, 13:53:29

Mgutierrez33
Wow Fredex, really glad that everything is falling into place so easily for you with this whole thing. It's stuff like this why I decided to actually become active in this community, lots of great people and a forum moderator that's actively involved in their own community despite all the stuff they have to do otherwise. Definitely looking forward to seeing this rig finally in your hands and you doing ALL of the things with it... ALL of them!Quote

26-03-2013, 09:41:29

FredEx
I'm ready for it, just was up all night, could not sleep, and finished a couple spacers for my desk. A shelf on the desk was too low, so in prep for the system I made a couple oak spacers made from some 1" x 3" pieces I already had left over from a project years ago. It was 460 mm of room for a case between the shelves and the C70 is 501 mm tall. The oak spacers have given me 522 mm space for a case. It will be in pics when I get the system.

Got an e-mail this morning a hard drive as part of a trade is not available. He was going to get it next month. We are going to figure something out. My friend was going to give me a WD Black Label 500 Gig SATA III as part of a trade and he found his supplier can't get them anymore. I was out with a friend helping her Sunday, she was getting a new keyboard and mouse and wanted my opinion and a couple places local to me in WD SATA III no longer go below 1 TB and when looking at Newegg after getting a sale e-mail, they had a WD Black Label 1 TB on sale and I looked up a WD Black Label 500 Gig SATA III to see if they dropped and they were marked as discontinued. He had to go out, so we will discuss it later. If the larger drives have dropped I'm going to suggest he get a 1 TB and my birthday is May 4th, my mom says she will give me me some money for my birthday come April and I could use it to pay the difference between the 500 Gig and 1 TB.Quote

26-03-2013, 09:44:26

tinytomlogan
Compo rig has now officially left TTL Towers!Quote

26-03-2013, 10:02:28

alienware
Woop woop !!

Won't be long now Fred ! Quote

26-03-2013, 12:34:14

Lystfiskern
hehe.....prolly feel like moths tho` Looking forward to the pics FredEx.Quote

26-03-2013, 12:36:04

AverageNinja
Not to long for now Fred!
Can't wait for pics! You really deserve this rig mate!
I hope you'll absolutely win the sillicon lottery Quote

26-03-2013, 12:42:10

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lystfiskern View Post
hehe.....prolly feel like moths tho` Looking forward to the pics FredEx.
Yeah it will drag on something rotten

In 2008 I returned home from the USA as things all went wrong (crashed my car, broke my back, lost my job, recession made it impossible to stay afloat).

In late 08 or early 09 I ordered an Alienware PC from Ebay and I was so excited. It took absolutely ages to arrive and the courier came three times in the end before finally realising where I lived lol.

Was worth the wait Quote

26-03-2013, 15:26:00

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Compo rig has now officially left TTL Towers!
WOOHOO!..........OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!!!!

I think I pulled something doing flips and cartwheels. Quote

26-03-2013, 17:49:41

UkGouki
great news pics once you get it Quote

26-03-2013, 18:49:43

FredEx
Total edit: I got together with my friend, Jim, today. He he liked my idea the other day. Since he can't get 500 Gig WD Black Label SATA III from his supplier anymore to satisfy our trade deal he got a 1 TB WD Black Label SATA III. I am paying the difference. His cost difference between the 500 Gig and 1 TB is about $30.00 USD. He got the drive and he is waiting until next month for me to give him $30.00 when I'll have some extra cash from a couple birthday cards since my birthday is very early May. My mum and sis both said they are at a loss as to what to buy me, so they are giving me cash...anything I want is way more than what they could afford...new car...pay off the home improvement loan gotten for a badly needed new roof... :LOL:

OH YEAH, forgot to mention...damn UPS and other delivery trucks came down my road 6 freakin' times today! I can go a month or more and not see one on my road, but today 6, yeah 6 times!

I'm totally ready for THE delivery:

http://i.imgur.com/5dLujRx.jpgQuote

30-03-2013, 12:26:48

UkGouki
well hopefully you get it all up and running soon Quote

30-03-2013, 18:17:23

Netroxen
God this is awesome, I really understand where Tom is coming from, but it's great to see someone genuinely trying to get something done out of kind will. Kudos man, this is why I love OC3D over the larger generalized forums...

I've always been a little careless with my money, I bought a GTX 680, 3770k and a few other bits n bobs, when really I was spending out of my means. Had my rig put into storage at one point because I couldn't keep up with the leccy bill!

Fred, you gotta post some pics up when you get it!! Quote

30-03-2013, 18:51:02

Mark3Max
Hi FredEx,
I hope you get your delivery soon , we're all waiting for a update.Quote

31-03-2013, 08:07:20

FredEx
I GOT IT!!!!!

I got the system Friday afternoon late. I tried to get a pic of the UPS guy but the camera was slow to boot and acted up. He drove off before I got it fixed. I'd had the batteries and card out and it does that sometimes first boot after doing that, I should have had it ready to go. Oh well. I'll just go ahead and post pics and comment before the pics. Long story, but I have had a lot going on at home and a glitch that delayed me getting pics on until now. One thing, find the special size USB cable for my camera, I never used it, have a card reader in the old system. Look at the bottom after the pics for a follow up.

Went to the door and this is what I found after the doorbell rang, the UPS guy was already in the truck leaving.
http://i.imgur.com/4swuwzP.jpg

Taking a deep breath, can't wait!
http://i.imgur.com/HX10eVU.jpg

HMMMMmmmm...wonder what this is?
http://i.imgur.com/EXYnEJm.jpg

I'm goin' to cut you!
http://i.imgur.com/5iVK055.jpg

Breath Fred!
http://i.imgur.com/3cJlBfu.jpg

OH, sexy, wearing a see through!
http://i.imgur.com/EjvwZxN.jpg

OMG! OMG! NEKKID! Had to take a break, clean-up and change.
http://i.imgur.com/akrfXmQ.jpg

Just realized I didn't get a pic with the side cover still on.
http://i.imgur.com/9F8wSEY.jpg

Next two are close ups of the sexy bits inside.
http://i.imgur.com/rfwqEVi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yo5dgos.jpg

Old Glory you are going to have to MOVE!
http://i.imgur.com/mMwewFF.jpg

Honest, the on switch is lit.
http://i.imgur.com/5ZGHG0e.jpg

More to this pic than appears, more on that later. Note the upper shelf I had to make spacers with some left over oak, guess I got it right.
http://i.imgur.com/JOWodcf.jpg

Maybe some noticed a couple things, here is one.
http://i.imgur.com/l6oVAQT.jpg

I didn't notice until standing back, the case set a tad wonky. First pic does not show well the severity. Second pic before I grabbed a straight edge and tweaked a tad more with the plastic coated handle of a huge set of Channel Locks.
http://i.imgur.com/pJPDeU7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yzMmLqe.jpg

Final pic. Put in the new 1 TB I traded for and the bottom drive is the Seagate boot drive out of my old system so I can transfer stuff off of it. Just used a file transfer program to copy most of the drive to a folder on the 1 TB. Have to play with permissions on the drive to be able to access and transfer other files. That will be later today, have much to do today outside the house, so later. I had not put on the SATA cables yet and neatened up the cables. Thought I better take a pic before I forgot.
http://i.imgur.com/0mJpL6K.jpg

I'm am happier than I even I can explain. The rough trip it appears to have had is not going to break my heart. I have to think, this is a hell of a lot more than I was supposed to get! The bent feet are just and straight now as they would have been when new. The dent in the front bezel, I have a couple ideas on that. I have some PVC trim board that would fit in the corner on the inside and with some gentle hammering I may be able to knock it out...the other thought is taking it to an old mate who is the best body man around and have him try it. When we had golf ball size hail here once he was the go to guy to bang the deep round dings out of cars and not need a respray. I think this would be easy for him, if he has the time though, he is always very busy. He owes me he says, I have sent business his way and fixed an office computer for him, simple fix, but he thought I was a genius. I am, but it was easy. :LOL: Another couple glitches...when I booted it reset the BIOS, so Tom's overclocking work is gone. It said there is an BIOS Error and will reset all settings to default. No big deal, it can be redone. I'm not worrying about it, I need to get things on the system first, then once all is done, then it can be taken care of.

I have more to say, but can't right now. When I can I'll fire up some stuff to bench and show what is set to what and so on. For one thing it is 8:06 AM here and I have to get in the shower and get going.Quote

31-03-2013, 08:14:53

UkGouki
still looking great and im very happy your happy and like you said it can be taken care of great work on straitening the handle/feet Quote

31-03-2013, 08:21:50

tinytomlogan
Epic easter present Fred, thanks for making my weekend, so glad you are happy with her dude Quote

31-03-2013, 08:26:02

UkGouki
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Epic easter present Fred, thanks for making my weekend, so glad you are happy with her dude

i can tell you now tom he was over the moon yesterday.

we was chatting fred like me owes everything to you and your sponsers your a superstar. i hope you have a great easter sunday and relax and enjoy yourself you deserve it Quote

31-03-2013, 08:27:13

Feronix
I'm so happy for you, Fred!

Also, I laughed my arse off at the bits of text between the pics xD

Enjoy your computer mate c:Quote

31-03-2013, 08:34:20

seumasbeathan
This is really awesome to see, You enjoy that rig Fred Quote

31-03-2013, 08:53:38

FTLN
Nice one Fred, you got it.. Happy EasterQuote

31-03-2013, 09:07:30

iBeInspire
Happy easter Freddie! Hope you enjoy the little girl Quote

31-03-2013, 09:08:51

SPS
Glad you got it with only a few very minor dents, enjoy!!!Quote

31-03-2013, 09:24:55

alienware
yay ! Quote

31-03-2013, 10:37:01

Cru
wow that went quick, usually when i order stuff from the US it takes up to 6 weeks
anyways, enjoy your new rig!Quote

31-03-2013, 10:46:20

alpenwasser
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru3L139 View Post
wow that went quick, usually when i order stuff from the US it takes up to 6 weeks
anyways, enjoy your new rig!
Wow, that's long! Depending on what it is, I get my stuff from the US usually within about two weeks (mostly eBay things); the Caselabs case I ordered took about 10 days from door to door.

Anyway: This is awesome, wish you happiness and joy with your new beauty! Quote

31-03-2013, 10:48:15

AverageNinja
Really glad to see that thing arrived without too much damage. At least it's nothing unfixable. I'm really happy for you mate!
Cheers!Quote

31-03-2013, 12:32:43

da axxxe
awesome to see ya get ya hands on ya new rig. seen the story on youtube and its good to see someone who deserves a gift like this get it.good to know there is still people willing to help others. way to OC3DQuote

31-03-2013, 13:46:49

WillSK
Enjoy Fred! may it serve you well Quote

31-03-2013, 14:27:28

Mysterae
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
I GOT IT!!!!!

Maybe some noticed a couple things, here is one.
http://i.imgur.com/l6oVAQT.jpg
Nice one Fred, nice one Tom!

Fred, leave the dent as is; we all bear scars of some sort. Plus you have a pretty good story of how it happend Quote

01-04-2013, 06:29:46

FredEx
THANK YOU EVERYBODY! For now I have decided to leave that dent in the front bezel. I told UkGouki basically the other day, "It is a military based case, looks to have been in battle." Nobody goes into battle and comes out pristine, I have too many mates that came back bent.

I'm getting there transferring things. With attention deficit disorder I wander off doing something on the web and not sticking to the task of getting thing moved. I have the primary drive from the old system copied so I can remove it and I need to put the secondary drive from the old system in to copy it. The first was a pain due to those stupid Windows directory permission you have to change to be able to access them. The second drive has none of that, so will be a straight copy. The drive I have I was going to put in an external case for back-ups I'm for now going to put in the system...still use it for back-ups, just internally installed.

One of the nicest things about the system besides hardware is the boot time. With this SSD I'm ready to go in no more than 10 seconds and that is with several start-up programs. My old system, literally would take 2 minutes to boot and then it was not totally settled down, it was slow going starting anything the first few minutes. Now I don't mind shutting the system down when I leave or go to bed.

Going to shut down now after I take care of my Pet Refuge listserv admin duties and my admin duties on the Pet Refuge Facebook page and then I'll swap in the second old hard drive to copy it.Quote

01-04-2013, 07:25:09

UkGouki
i like it and said to fred it gives it character and a good story to tell people who see it Quote

01-04-2013, 07:33:57

FTLN
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
Nobody goes into battle and comes out pristine, I have too many mates that came back bent.
HA HA HA Quote

01-04-2013, 08:07:13

alpenwasser
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
HA HA HA
Even though it's not really funny (I think) I have to admit I was very amused at FredEx' phrasing as well . Sometimes, grim circumstances just require a certain linguistic touch (People's reactions to my jokes about my health are sometimes downright hilarious. They feel bad for laughing but just can't help it, and they're totally unsure how to react when I start laughing. ).

ontopic: I'd keep the dent as well.Quote

01-04-2013, 09:54:42

HCP
Good call to leave the dent, i would also do that!
Its like "mater" in the movie Cars, he collects dents to remember his past Quote

01-04-2013, 10:15:09

Lystfiskern
Congratz Fred Quote

01-04-2013, 12:37:45

yassarikhan786
Nice to see the system in its rightful place Fred. Shame about the dent and CPU OC, but as you've said, not really a big issue at all.

Enjoy Quote

01-04-2013, 13:12:36

garih
happy christmas fredQuote

01-04-2013, 13:41:41

FredEx
Thanks again. I popped the bezel off this morning to re-seat the dust filter. At times it would get a very slight vibration noise going on, barely could hear it, but sitting so close I could detect it. I could then see a spot welded bracket that holds one corner of the dust filter in place is almost directly over the dent. It would be near impossible to knock that dent out if I wanted, which I don't anyway, I like the character.

Got the back-up drive in. Now I can work on reloading more stuff.

Forgot, I think I know why the BIOS reset...the rough trip I think un-seated the battery. I had the BIOS reset again after moving the case around. I re-seated the battery and it has not done it again with all the moving it with the drive swaps. I'm not surprised, when I final tested base stations at Motorola we had to solve problems with things coming loose in transit and made a list of things for the install tech to re-seat.

WOW, just saw, message 400.

Going to edit again!

I know I can read the CPU temps, but I wanted to feel the radiator of the H60, been running about 10 hours with just a couple short shut downs. It actually is cool to the touch. The 20 fan push pull Tom added really keeps it chilly. Quote

01-04-2013, 15:54:14

Mgutierrez33
What an awesome gift to have gotten, good on you Fred! I also agree with leaving the dent int he case... who knows, that could even wind up being the inspiration behind a full-blown case mod ;-)Quote

01-04-2013, 16:13:00

paulstung
Now that's one hell of an Easter egg, well done mate happy for you.Quote

05-04-2013, 03:49:53

FredEx
Did a little modding today. Dug up some old adapter brackets and a modified one that used to be for a floppy drive, to mount the SSD on.

Note no bottom drive cage anymore. BLOW fans, BLOW.
http://i.imgur.com/rq6tjKj.jpg

Closer shot of SATA cables going into the side of the 5.25" bays.
http://i.imgur.com/2Rwxffq.jpg

Front shot of drive placement now.
http://i.imgur.com/FbCIShw.jpg

Inside. Power cable just reaches, can't currently run it like I wanted.
http://i.imgur.com/gWzB8GV.jpgQuote

05-04-2013, 03:57:44

kenny'sghost
Nice bud!!!!

Glad you enjoying the PC!!Quote

05-04-2013, 10:59:42

Mgutierrez33
nicely done Fred. Who needs all those HDD cages anyway, amirite? x-)Quote

05-04-2013, 19:44:13

alienware
Noice Quote

06-04-2013, 12:10:54

Lystfiskern
Nice bit of modding there Fred. Always nice to have unhindered airflow straight on to the GPU. Any vibration from those HDDs?Quote

06-04-2013, 13:16:20

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lystfiskern View Post
Nice bit of modding there Fred. Always nice to have unhindered airflow straight on to the GPU. Any vibration from those HDDs?
No, I have not noticed a difference from before they were in and it was just the SSD. I had vibration from the fans, the dust filter would vibrate. On the front bezel behind the Corsair badge, on the inside I put a felt pad that pushes on the center of the filter and stopped the vibration. I had used foam tape, but needed something a little thicker, I found some thick felt feet in my junk drawers.Quote

06-04-2013, 13:21:14

Lystfiskern
Cool U got that sorted.Quote

06-04-2013, 17:44:23

andrevautour
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
Did a little modding today. Dug up some old adapter brackets and a modified one that used to be for a floppy drive, to mount the SSD on.

Note no bottom drive cage anymore. BLOW fans, BLOW.


Closer shot of SATA cables going into the side of the 5.25" bays.


Front shot of drive placement now.


Inside. Power cable just reaches, can't currently run it like I wanted.


Looking great!Quote

18-04-2013, 08:21:03

tinytomlogan
Josh writes his first article for OC3D on Freds rig. It may be a little late but we felt deserved some time on the front page.


Continue ReadingQuote

18-04-2013, 08:33:15

hmmblah
I like your writing style, Josh. Nice job!Quote

18-04-2013, 08:40:32

dugdiamond
noiceQuote

18-04-2013, 08:53:05

Excalabur50
Great stuff couldn't have been said any better.Quote

18-04-2013, 09:20:31

alpenwasser
Very nice read, Josh! And very nice project, too, OC3D

Quick note: The article cites the author as "Josh Western". I'm sure there's a reason for that
but it's just something I noticed Quote

18-04-2013, 09:37:20

FredEx
Great job Josh.

The system is going along great. Beside moving the drives, I changed the acrylic window to a glass window. A mate that owns a glass shop had a piece of safety glass almost the right size and he sold it to me for just $4.00 US. He had a left over piece from a large project that was nearly the right size, just had to trim an inch or two on it. I mounted it with some 3M 4010 double sided tape. I've seen where some professional modders use it, some mates swear by it and I have used it on other things. Never have had it fail.

I'm back to overclocked to 4.2 which it handles very well. In the shipping the battery was knocked loose and the BIOS had reset, removing the work Tom had done. I had used the Easy Tune 6 Gigabyte software, but it was going about it wrong and raising the temps. Going in the BIOS and redoing it as Tom had was the right way. I have read on-line of some others having issues with that software.

I wanted to get my old system folding, but right now it is dead. We have had a lot going on around here...mum was in the ER (emergency Room), I was then in the ER, my oldest bro with cancer was doing great, but getting very weak now, I have had a lot of tests done (eyes, stress test, regular 6 month check), all is okay with me, my mum is due an upgrade (10 years on her pacemaker, new pacemaker time) so taking her for a lot of check-ups, plumbing backed up so had that fixed, car needs some plumbing, my car has developed a power steering pump leak and it goes on and on. Now that the weather is FINALLY breaking and warming, I can buy the pump and fix that myself, it is easy to get to...$35.00 US...$200.00+ to pay a garage to do it...screw that. Getting the old system back in order has not been a priority, just when I'm ready to work on it something new happens, so now I'm afraid to touch it. Quote

18-04-2013, 09:43:33

tinytomlogan
Im glad you overclocked it properly or Id have forcefully removed you from the Overclockers club!Quote

18-04-2013, 09:54:58

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Im glad you overclocked it properly or Id have forcefully removed you from the Overclockers club!
I did feel a bit of a (how would my old work mate Garth Columbo put it) wanker for being there and not being CPU overclocked. Quote

18-04-2013, 11:09:56

AverageNinja
Heh. Also glad it's properly OC'd as the OC'ers club owner
Again, great rig, and couldn't have gone to a better lad.
Cheers Quote

18-04-2013, 13:53:06

UkGouki
josh wrote a pretty cool review im happy for you fred you know that from our conversations

also im overclocked again not as good as i could get once i get a proper cpu cooler im at 4.0ghz on stock volts using an offset turbo overclock didnt realise how easy ivy bridge overclocked... i also managed to get 1250 core from 1000 on my gpu and upped mem from 1250 to 1400 = 2800 ddr.. on my gpu aswell Quote

18-04-2013, 14:14:41

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by UkGouki View Post
josh wrote a pretty cool review im happy for you fred you know that from our conversations

also im overclocked again not as good as i could get once i get a proper cpu cooler im at 4.0ghz on stock volts using an offset turbo overclock didnt realise how easy ivy bridge overclocked... i also managed to get 1250 core from 1000 on my gpu and upped mem from 1250 to 1400 = 2800 ddr.. on my gpu aswell
I had the video card overclocked. This card does not take much of an overclock. I push it anymore I get artifacts. Stock was GPU 700, Memory 1000. It is now GPU 775 and Memory 1100. Take either another 25 higher and it begins to get flaky.

Forgot, I have the memory bumped up too. It is 2133 mem and it isn't near there yet.

I'm going to win a Titan. Quote

18-04-2013, 16:07:26

UkGouki
lol that gigabyte uk titan comp prize is mine :devil:Quote

18-04-2013, 16:38:44

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post

Forgot, I have the memory bumped up too. It is 2133 mem and it isn't near there yet.

Follow the guide about setting the timings etc. Its easy with the kit you have - no excuse Quote

18-04-2013, 21:39:17

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Follow the guide about setting the timings etc. Its easy with the kit you have - no excuse
Okay, I just set it up for 2133 with the correct timmings. Quote
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