Hey again black edition owners ^^ it has been some weeks when I was last here but finally I now have a Rampage IV black edition of my own.
Sadly since no one seams to be willing to sell there boards I unfortunately ended up purchasing it from a Amazon seller in the USA. the seller was amazing to accommodate me and in the end I only ended up paying £340 with shipping.
As always UK customs slapped it with an extra £92 import charge but despite all that It was still cheaper than buying it on Ebay or Amazon.co.uk (over £1000)
Now here is my problem
I'm lucky as it is to have the motherboard now and the seller included everything even the promo game code unused...but can't be used as it expired in 2015 XD
The problem is the seller is sadly a smoker or his family is and this has left some rather horrible build up on some places, Compressed air doesn't work neither does a q-tip with isopropyl alcohol.
After looking online I keep finding that the best way is to give the entire board an alcohol bath and clean the dirty parts with a soft tooth brush, I have a lot of isopropyl alcohol which is 99.9% and a unused tray.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing or if not can anyone give me any advice on how i should remove all the gunk from the board ?
Oh one last thing is due to the age of the board it really does wreck of cigarette smoke and any way to remove that would be much appreciated
Sooner I get this done the quicker I can stress test my 4960X ES chip to make sure it is not crap.