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Ok, as I've said already, I got my board earlier last week. I've just been too busy acquiring a new vehicle to post board pictures. Also, I just got the last of my parts (CPU, H60) yesterday anyways.

I've also been debating how to handle my 'situation'. The Gene-z I received very obviously had somebody digging through the box. There's a tear on the lid hinge, the little tab the holds the box closed wasn't inside the place it goes when it's closed (I don't know what to call it...), the plastic lid inside had been taken out and not put back properly, and there was some crumpled box where it looks like they tried to put the plastic lid back, bent the box a bit, then gave up. Oh yes, and 3 of the 4 RAM clips were open, right out of the box.

I'm going to link to some pictures of what I found for those who are curious. I didn't resize them because I don't give a **** Be warned, the pics are roughly 2MB each.

Here is a link to my photobucket account with the aforementioned pictures. I'm curious what you guys think.

I have not actually installed and tested the board yet, so I really don't know if there'll be any problems. I imagine I will do that before I get in Newegg's face about it, although I did already file a ticket informing them of the damages and saying I'd let them know whether it worked or not. They haven't replied yet.

Also, please add me to the owners list

Mine was almost exacaly the same mate.
AFAIK none of them are sealed or anything.
    
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As have been discussed extensively in this thread already, the NH-C14's heatpipes block the first RAM slot. I don't know if the NH-D14 would do the same thing or not.

X-Fi is done through software on a Realtek chipset.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Noctua NH-D14, the manufacturer provides sooo much infos:
- The NH-D14 blocks the first two RAM Slots but the memory could be about 4,4cm in height. So memory modules without large and useless cooling fins would be fine. Just have a look at this drawing.
- Noctuas NH-D14 RAM compatibility list
- Maybe a larger problem could be that the NH-D14 fan clips collide with the vga card.
- heres the compatibility info of noctua for the GENEZ
- Here i tried to figure out, how large the Noctua NH-D14 will be on the GENEZ


XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

If you compare X-Fi card with X-Fi onboard, one would fine that:
- onboard has not as much max loudness than the card
- onboard has some more hissing noises than the card
- strange info: The X-Fi / soundblaster logo is missing at the delivered boards?
Edited by Woschdsubbn - 7/9/11 at 1:13pm
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post #503 of 7108
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Mine was almost exacaly the same mate.
AFAIK none of them are sealed or anything.
Well, that's good to know.

But I can't understand why it would have been opened and dicked around with. I guess I'll see if I care or not when I install it and see if it works.
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Amm ) what do you think about Xigmatek Colloseum on this mobo?
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Mine was almost exactly the same mate.
So was mine ... from NewEgg ... same cut on top lid hinge flap, same tab closure not in the cut-out slot to keep it closed ... though plastic top inside and the rest OK, no crumpled corner for me ... it almost seemed like either ASUS factory, or NewEgg did these things as the top lid flap was a CUT, w/ knife or something, not a TEAR ! seemed odd to me too at the time, but nothing was missing inside the box ... though I have yet to get my system up and running, having issues with figuring out the stock HP Case wiring and where it plugs into the new motherboard ... especially the front panel power/HDD LED/ground/etc. looks like I'll have to take the pins out of the plastic connector and re wire them ?
   
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Hey LA_Kings_Fan, due to the fact that Xigmatek is in most parts a german located company, there are some reviews on the web available in german. The tables are clear also if you don't understand german, i hope?

I personally would not combine a high end cpu with a low end heatsink, LA_Kings_Fan.
But if you want to spare money and additionally a slender heatsink, maybe the Titan Hati is fitting for your system?
Thanks for ALL the info and advice ... plus REP for you

Couple things ....

a.) the Titan is TOO TALL @ 160mm ... I need a cooler @ 140mm or under in height !

b.) While the Xigmatek reviews are somewhat so-so ... it's mainly FAN NOISE that marks it down ... at the price point it's at, I can replace w/ TWO {push/pull} CoolerMaster or better 120mm silent fans to fix that, and get better cooling to boot.

c.) ANYTHING would be better than the STOCK CPU cooler/fan that came w/ the intel i7 ... that being said, I was reading an old (May) copy of CPU magazine that had a piece on overclocking the i7 2600K and it mentioned that the CPU cooler being shipped with it was suppose to be an Intel XTS100H tower type cooler, YET THAT'S NOT WHAT I GOT ! I got the basic flat cooler, like the one on the left below.

ANyone getting the Tower style w/ their i7 2600k ???

d.) Second point in the CPU magazine about overclocking the i7 mentioned THAT (Intel XTS100H tower type) stock cooler allowed basic OC'ing to 4.64 GHz w/o any problems or other modifications ... and up to 5.7 GHz IF you maybe tweaked things heavily and did a custom cooling application.


Anyways ... I'm going to install the STOCK intel for now, just to get the system up and running, keep and maybe MOD the fins on the GeminII S to use that later, but still looking at the other options, but THANK YOU to everyone who's adding their 2 cents to this conversation, being a noob to this it helps getting feedback.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 7/9/11 at 2:55pm
   
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So was mine ... from NewEgg ... same cut on top lid hinge flap, same tab closure not in the cut-out slot to keep it closed ... though plastic top inside and the rest OK, no crumpled corner for me ... it almost seemed like either ASUS factory, or NewEgg did these things as the top lid flap was a CUT, w/ knife or something, not a TEAR ! seemed odd to me too at the time, but nothing was missing inside the box ... though I have yet to get my system up and running, having issues with figuring out the stock HP Case wiring and where it plugs into the new motherboard ... especially the front panel power/HDD LED/ground/etc. looks like I'll have to take the pins out of the plastic connector and re wire them ?
Weird.

At least we can give them points for consistency. Thanks.
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So what you guys are saying is that this board may or may not come with an x-fi 2 sticker. And also the x-fi 2 chip is running based on the reelteck chip?
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c.) ANYTHING would be better than the STOCK CPU cooler/fan that came w/ the intel i7 ... that being said, I was reading an old (May) copy of CPU magazine that had a piece on overclocking the i7 2600K and it mentioned that the CPU cooler being shipped with it was suppose to be an Intel XTS100H tower type cooler, YET THAT'S NOT WHAT I GOT ! mad.gif I got the basic flat cooler, like the one on the left below.

That tower intel cooler only came with the 1366 i7 extreme edition chips I believe. Or maybe it was all of the hexacores. Definitely not supposed to come with the sandy bridge chips.

p.s. Your posts have got to be the hardest dang ones to quote. So many colors and fonts and what not to tip toe around! tongue.gif
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So what you guys are saying is that this board may or may not come with an x-fi 2 sticker. And also the x-fi 2 chip is running based on the reelteck chip?

There's no sticker on any of the ones we've received (I'm not clear on why everybody is so hung up on whether there's a sticker or not). The Gene-z is X-fi2 compatible, yes, but via software.
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