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Re: Wish List
« Reply #150 on: Jul 18, 2015, 10:54 AM »
At your leisure, certainly no rush from me!
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Re: Wish List
« Reply #151 on: Jul 18, 2015, 11:11 AM »
No problem. I forgot to mention that the case for my wife (without the front panel door) will likely work best for her anyway. It's not likely she will want to fiddle with a front door panel. I'm planning on making minor adjustments to her case, such as fan placement and some of my own soundproofing. I'm certainly not expecting that it will be noisy by any means, but the quieter I make it the better. It will undoubtedly be quieter than the current build it's replacing, even without modifications.

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Re: Wish List
« Reply #152 on: Jul 18, 2015, 04:28 PM »
I finally ordered the Noctua CPU heat sink fan cooler. Here are all the parts with the exact price I paid for each, listed by price:

Intel Core i5-4690K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 CPU ($229.99)
ASUS Z97-PRO WiFi USB 3.1 motherboard ($214.99)
EVGA GTX 960 GPU Card ($194.99)
Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SATA3 SDDs ($144.99)
SeaSonic SS-520FL2 520 watt PSU ($129.99)
HyperX Fury Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 RAM ($83.99)
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler ($78.49)
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 mid-tower case ($74.99)
ASUS 24x DVD Burner ($12.99)

Note: I just took a look at the HyperX Fury RAM I listed. It's currently showing $204.62. Thankfully with free shipping.  :P

Grand total is $1,165.41. This does not include the $19.99 for 3 months of Newegg Premier, as well as rush shipping on the final items. If there are no unforeseen delays, this Wednesday I'll start slapping this puppy. Together.

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Re: Wish List
« Reply #153 on: Jul 19, 2015, 08:16 AM »
Your wife will love this one.  Good luck!
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Re: Wish List
« Reply #154 on: Jul 19, 2015, 08:52 AM »
Hopefully you're right. Once all the parts arrive and I start the build, I will create a new thread to document it with photos.

Thanks for your valuable input along the way, Bill.

Scuzzy; now I have someone to blame if it goes south.  ;D

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Re: Wish List
« Reply #155 on: Jul 20, 2015, 09:35 PM »
The parts have been trickling in here and there. I've had the cases awhile now, and most recently I received the Samsung SSDs, the DVD burners, an i7 CPU, and the SeaSonic power supply. The bulk of the order should arrive tomorrow and Wednesday. As long as there are no unpleasant surprises, I'll start building this Wednesday. For now the only fudge factor remains the operating system. I believe I have one spare Windows 7 floating around, but I have yet to find it. I'm off Wednesday, so I'll search for it then.

Although I have yet to install it or plug it in, the PSU looks and feels like a solid unit. It oozes quality, and hopefully it won't let me down. But first impressions are good. It's odd not seeing a cooling fan in the unit.

One tidbit of information that I have not shared yet is that I've been paying for this by working DUI shifts on my days off. It's a double bonus as I'm getting drunks off the road, and getting a couple high-speed computers out of the deal.

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Re: Wish List
« Reply #156 on: Jul 21, 2015, 08:20 AM »
These DUI shifts are paying cash, not comp time?  That sounds different.  How about court appearances? 
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Re: Wish List
« Reply #157 on: Jul 21, 2015, 08:49 AM »
DUI shifts are paid overtime by grants. Our office now pays OT for any time worked over, including court. The only exception is training and report writing, which remains comp time. Funny you should ask about court, as I recently had an unusual rash of court appearances.

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Re: Wish List
« Reply #158 on: Jul 21, 2015, 08:55 AM »
Court would seem to naturally follow DUI citations.  I asked about court because you mentioned it several times.

Just a bit off topic.
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Re: Wish List
« Reply #159 on: Jul 21, 2015, 09:00 AM »
Oddly enough, I have only had one single DUI go to court in 10 years. I have had plenty of DUI hearings, though.  Training is getting ready to start, so I'll catch up later.