I read a bunch of reviews for Seasonic PSUs in general before I picked up the this X850 right after Christmas. All the reviews I have seen have pretty much been excellent for all Seasonic PSUs. Finding this one at 110.00 after MIR just made it even a sweeter deal.
Just read a review on this and a similar Hitachi drive.
I think their main gripe was the retail cost (460.00) At 72.50 per TB, this is indeed a good buy.
I think the OP has a valid point about the threadcrapping. He wanted to share what he found with others, then has somebody come in and basically say "That deal is not that good, this one is better"
If you have a better deal, then post a link and let people decide how good of a deal it is.
Yes, I am familiar with Rosewill.
Still have not made your point on how this is a better deal than the Seasonic. I look at the JohnnyGuru site frequently, as well as Anandtech, Guru3D, HardwareHeaven, Xbitlabs, HardOCP, TechSpot, etc, etc,
Let's get back to the actual point of this...
Regardless of what any one website says about a Rosewill, I would not hestitate for a second to pick a 80 Plus Gold certified Seasonic over a Rosewill if the prices were similar.
Not saying the Rosewill is not a good performer, but Seasonic quality is pretty much a given.
I got the same email from them a few weeks ago on a new Gigabyte board. I posted a negative review on resellerratings.com and they contacted me via email about 30 minutes later. Initially they were going to give me a new board, but I had pointed out that I had already purchased another board...
Loving this case so far.
There is a considerable thread at the overclock.net forum for this case. Some of the mods people have done on this case look fantastic (and expensive as well)
I've been watching for this case to go on sale for a while now. 30.00 Promo code plus 20.00 MIB brings the cost to 100.00 with free shipping.
HardOcp gave this case the Gold award back in May.
Have you tried any benchmarking programs (3DMark, PCVantage, etc) Or any stress test type application (ie Furmark)
If you think the card is not performing well, then test it and don't assume it's broken because of just one game.
If you just bought it, then you have plenty of time to test...
That is correct, Blue.
When I get home, I plan on looking at firmware updates for both drives, and to check my board's chipset drivers for an update I have already updated bios to latest revision.
The read speed is what I would expect with a raid 0 setup (around 950) but the write speed...
I've done some pretty through searching and went through and disabled Superfetch, updated Intel Rapid storage drivers, enabled write caching, but still showing pretty slow write speeds compared with the read speeds.950 read 275 write (AS SSD)
New Asus MB P8Z77-V LK, 3570K CPU@ 4.20GHZ
HDMI passes both audio and video.
In addition, that receiver supports the new lossless audio formats such as DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD.
Are you looking at buying a bluray player as well? I just ordered a Panasonic DMP-BD60K from BB for 119.00. Has some good reviews and hard to beat...
Those Energy Speakers really look and sound good for the price.
BTW: That Onkyo is one of the few receivers in that price range that support Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Some interesting articles on that technology.
I think the Egg still has the Polk PSW10 on sale for 99.00. Not a bad little sub...
What's your budget for this?
I've been a fan of Onkyo receivers and Polk audio speakers for a number of years.
Very good bang for the buck.
NewEgg still has their Energy Take 5 pack speakers on sale for 149.00 (although I have seen them a little cheaper at other sites) I just bought...
Let's add this up:
(1) No fan slider in the CCC. Had not read anywhere that this is a common problem.
(2) Cannot launch Dragon Age or NFS Shift (which run perfectly on my single 5850)
Sure seems that something is amiss here.
I know the ATI drivers are still a little flaky. I'm hoping...