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sirplayalot
12-14-07, 11:15 PM
Well, you could probably guess the sheer excitement as I first power on my brand new PC with all of its quad core q6700 and 8800GT goodness, staring at my giant 28" HannsG monitor as it goes into the bios settings and i set my preferences and as i glare back and forth at the blue light comming out of my antec 900 case from the OCZ GameXStream 600W...i put in the windows XP SP2 CD (no vista yet...but i own it :)) and i wait as the blueness of the windows setup comes on the screen, as it reads my 320gig SATA drive...i select the unpartitioned space ready to format it using NTFS and as I wait for the format to continue, it hits about 20% and all you hear comming from the midst of the loud PC fans, the hard drive...*CLICK*CLICK*CLICK..* "Unable to Format drive, may be damaged!"

Yes, my hard drive is DOA...I purchased it from tigerdirect (needed a quick, cheap way instead of ordering online as I had my other parts already).

They are closed right now..someone hug me, im sad. :(

Sorry for the bad spelling..I just had to post really fast..im so mad and sad right now!

Buckeye
12-14-07, 11:19 PM
GAAAHHH !!!

Man I hate that !

I fire up the new build and see no HD and go OMG, then figure out much later that a SATA plug has come half way out.

Gratz on the new machine tho :)

CaptNKILL
12-14-07, 11:25 PM
Damn, that really sucks man.

Still, I'd rather have a drive DOA than die after I've filled it with crap.

sirplayalot
12-14-07, 11:26 PM
yeah i guess but you have no idea how bad I want to play some CoD4, Crysis and HL2 orange box on this 28" beast...I mean, its huge....I cant even comprehend how people use 37 and 42" westys...

Rakeesh
12-15-07, 01:50 AM
yeah i guess but you have no idea how bad I want to play some CoD4, Crysis and HL2 orange box on this 28" beast...I mean, its huge....I cant even comprehend how people use 37 and 42" westys...

47" westy here :D

Revs
12-15-07, 05:26 AM
Your PC >>> :nutkick: <<< You

That's poo dude. Major bummer. At least it's the weekend and you'll have time to sort it. I've had that before but it was early in the week and I had to wait 'til the weekend to sort it. I was grumpy all week.

crainger
12-15-07, 05:55 AM
Your PC is paying you back for owning all those consoles. LOL

Madpistol
12-15-07, 09:39 AM
I'm sorry dude. That has to suck.

My first install of windows was bad on my computer, So I went through about 45 minutes of hell x 2 before I got to start testing it all the new games when I built it. It was horrible.

Hope you get that fixed. :(

$n][pErMan
12-15-07, 12:46 PM
Id bite the bullet and just goto a local store and pick one up... I could not sit around and wait :p

Bman212121
12-15-07, 01:08 PM
[pErMan']Id bite the bullet and just goto a local store and pick one up... I could not sit around and wait :p

+1 Thankfully I have plenty of spare parts always sitting around, so I can usually scrape enough together to make a full pc. It really does stink though when you have 99% of your pc and your waiting on that one part to get it up and running.

Revs
12-15-07, 01:40 PM
[pErMan']Id bite the bullet and just goto a local store and pick one up... I could not sit around and wait :p

lol, i've done that. But then I was annoyed at myself for my total impatience costing me more money. :o :p

At least it's not something like the mobo.

sirplayalot
12-15-07, 06:33 PM
Well, Just got done formatting it with the new HD. Tigerdirect swapped it out right away for me! Man this thing is a beast...Gonna go on a game install spree in a couple of hours. :D

Specs are:

Antec 900
OCZ GameXStream 600W
Intel DG33TL Mobo
Intel Q6700 Quad Core
2GB (2x1GB) XMS2 DDR2
BFG 8800GTOC 512
Seagate 320GB SATA Internal
1TB WD MyBook External
HannsG 28" Widescreen LCD @ 1920x1200
Windows XP SP2 (Maybe Vista soon)

crainger
12-15-07, 07:48 PM
When I first built my rig I didn't play any games until the next day. Spent the first day installing... and posting on here. :o

sirplayalot
12-15-07, 08:27 PM
Well, just loaded up portal for the first time...holy crap! This game is insanly fun and looks great on this screen, also my 8800GT has no problems at all running it at 1920x1200...its sweet. :):)

CaptNKILL
12-15-07, 08:34 PM
Well, just loaded up portal for the first time...holy crap! This game is insanly fun and looks great on this screen, also my 8800GT has no problems at all running it at 1920x1200...its sweet. :):)
Source games work really well at high resolutions.

I run every source game on my system at 2048x1536. In TF2 I get between 50fps and 85fps constantly, and almost always above 70fps.

I love it. :)

$n][pErMan
12-15-07, 09:58 PM
lol, i've done that. But then I was annoyed at myself for my total impatience costing me more money. :o :p

At least it's not something like the mobo.
Ya... but hard drives are dirt cheap these days... you can pick up a 500GB at a store for like $120 anymore. :)

sammy sung
12-15-07, 10:03 PM
When I first built my rig I didn't play any games until the next day. Spent the first day installing... and posting on here. :o

Postaholic :p

Technoholic
12-15-07, 11:42 PM
:hug:

XDanger
12-17-07, 02:06 PM
Whatever you are posting with should have a hdd, rip that out.