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 Post subject: July 2012 issue - Operation Upgrade... gone wrong
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:47 am 
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I noticed that on page 28 in the July 2012 issue of MPC that the CyberPower Xtreme 3200 PC was upgraded with new RAM, a videocard, OS and an SSD.

While I don't have a problem with any of the upgrade choices, I couldn't help but notice that the SSD was ziptied to the side of the hard drive cage.

Ziptied.

Really? I mean, holy hell, this is Maximum PC, the magazine that isn't afraid to do things the right way. An SSD mounting tray costs less than $10... you can't tell me that whoever put that upgrade together (Gordon and Nathan?) thought, "Gee, this is an okay way to install an SSD".

Seriously, I buy Maximum PC for a reason... you guys are all about Minimum BS... except this time.


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 Post subject: Re: July 2012 issue - Operation Upgrade... gone wrong
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:10 pm 
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You don't like zipties? How would you fit the drive then? Machine it out on a CNC out of Billet Titanium?

You work with what they give you, and THAT'S been MPC from the beginning. I water cooled with a 2L bottle of WalMart DI water from the battery isle and an unknown tubing called "Tygon". Zip ties have been geek all along dude. When you get into fancy $15 fittings, you're into some other place. Hipster perhaps?

I love zipties. Welcome to the fold. It's an SSD bro!


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 Post subject: Re: July 2012 issue - Operation Upgrade... gone wrong
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Chumly wrote:
You don't like zipties? How would you fit the drive then? Machine it out on a CNC out of Billet Titanium?

:roll:

garetjax wrote:
An SSD mounting tray costs less than $10...


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 Post subject: Re: July 2012 issue - Operation Upgrade... gone wrong
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:16 am 
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Hi guys,

We zip-tied that SSD because the drive rails for that case were missing. Without the rails we couldn't use an adapter. Hence the zip-tie.


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 Post subject: Re: July 2012 issue - Operation Upgrade... gone wrong
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:20 am 
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nedwards wrote:
Hi guys,

We zip-tied that SSD because the drive rails for that case were missing. Without the rails we couldn't use an adapter. Hence the zip-tie.
The "Location" under your avatar should be "Aboard the Starship Enterprise"


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 Post subject: Re: July 2012 issue - Operation Upgrade... gone wrong
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:25 am 
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Well, it does say *secret* headquarters.


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