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Message 1124512 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 6:14:30 UTC
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OK, Thankyou very much all!

I've just finished packing all the RMA unit's accessories back in the original packing (Everything's there! Whew!), and have a RA number for that one now.

The awesome support means I can get a Corsair Gold AX-1200 on the way, which will probably serve as primary while the RMA on the unit takes place, as well as serve for future upgrades.

The temporary spare I'm using until something arrives, a well aged thermaltake 470W unit, wasn't even able to feed the backup GTX-260, let alone the 480, so I'm busted down to the very tough 9600GSO's I started with. LoL these things are slow.

I appreciate the support from you all more than I can possibly express. With all the neat stuff in my main development machine (named Apollo, since I began optimisation work with AKv8), once the new PSU arrives I think it should get a good tidyup & maybe a snapshot of the interior or two just for fun :)

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Message 1124546 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 10:59:40 UTC - in response to Message 1124512.

....

The awesome support means I can get a Corsair Gold AX-1200 on the way, which will probably serve as primary while the RMA on the unit takes place, as well as serve for future upgrades.
....

Jason



These donations are always well invested. :-)

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Message 1124633 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 16:59:35 UTC
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Happy to have played a small part in helping Jason, and I also think that Mike deserves a special mention for starting it all off.

Thanks Mike :-)

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Message 1125174 - Posted: 6 Jul 2011, 17:24:58 UTC

@Jason, Some Pics would be nice.
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Message 1125218 - Posted: 6 Jul 2011, 19:05:00 UTC - in response to Message 1125174.

Still waiting :) Both the new PSU & the RMA replacement seem to be coming the long way ... Looks like I picked a PSU that is very new here, so it takes a while to travel via kangaroo from melbourne to Adelaide I guess.
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Message 1127571 - Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 16:11:40 UTC

[Update:] The new Corsair AX1200 is in, the 480 back in place, machine cleaned out & easing back up to full crunching & development capacity.

I did grab pictures, and I'll get them organised since they might prove useful edutainment to those wondering what difference a well thought out PSU cabling scheme can make to the machine...how dusty these boxes can get inside, or even how much stuff you can cram on a uATX motherboard in an ATX mid tower :D

Still waiting on the RMA (naturally) which will be relegated to backup spare now I reckon.

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Message 1127592 - Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 16:43:14 UTC

This was my idea Mark since i know RMAs usually take longer.

I didn´t expect the new order would take that long.

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Message 1127604 - Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 17:08:52 UTC - in response to Message 1127594.
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This was my idea Mark since i know RMAs usually take longer.

I didn´t expect the new order would take that long.

Well, you certainly were right. Jason's got the new PSU humming, and the RMA is still in limbo.


It only took this long as apparently I have one of the first AX1200's (actually suffixed with an AU probably for the IEC mains cord different to overseas) in this country, and I prefer to order parts from Melbourne than use local suppliers, due to explicit warranty/RMA policies & procedures etc, as well as much wider stock range over the state border in Victoria.

Can usually get only a more limited mainstream selection of parts locally & relatively poor service. Still even that's better than when I lived in Western Australia... W.A. stands for "Wait Awhile"... I'm still deciding what S.A. stands for .. "Service is Atrocious" seems appropriate :P

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