Here are the specs for the computer I am building. If any technical people want to look these over, I’d appreciate any feedback. I think these parts go together, but I could use a second pair of eyes.

CASE: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811517004

UPDATED: CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
Item #: N82E16811129100

POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX 12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139038

UPDATED: POWER SUPPLY:  CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply Item=N82E16817139038

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157295

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504

UPDATED: CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
Item #: N82E16819116502

MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
Item #: N82E16820231568

HARDDRIVE: SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5″ 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148442


I bought an MP3 player from Sandisk for my mom for her birthday.  After a day and a half of giving it to her, the clip broke off.

I emailed Sandisk informing them the clip has broken and asked if they have a repair or exchange policy.

I received an email back from Sandisk Customer Service asking me to verify what the issue was with the player, and gave me some general troubleshooting tips for if the mp3 player was failing technically.

I emailed them back informing them that it was the physical clip that was broken.

They emailed me back a link where I could purchase a new clip for $10.

I emailed them back letting them know that the plastic is broken, so purchasing a new clip won’t fix the problem.

They emailed me back this message:

 (Cerenidad Salvatierra)12/08/2009 09:25 AM
Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for emailing SanDisk Technical Support. It is our goal to make sure you have all the resources you need to get the most from your product.

We regret to inform you that physical damage on SanDisk products voids the warranty as stated in the last sentence on the first paragraph of the warranty:

“…This warranty is void if the product is not used in accordance with the product instructions, or if it is damaged as a result of improper installation, misuses, unauthorized repair, modification or accident…”

Unfortunately, Sandisk does not provide warranty repair services nor sell replacement parts.

Should you have any other concern with our products, please reply to this email.

Best regards,
Che S.
SanDisk Technical Support


OK, so now I have a product that has no warranty whatsoever?  Ridiculous!  I do not recommend Sandisk anymore.

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