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I just thought about this one for a minute after installing the new processor in my sig rig. Took me four hours to take apart and another three to put together... AFTER the hour of carefully installing the new CPU... >.<

I was taking my time yes, but it was ridiculous...

Anyone have any similar stories to tell?
     
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i just bought a 2600k and a sabertooth p67, the place i bought it requires them to mount cpu and POST it. no problem lots of places do this.

so, i get home, and i could not for the life of me get the 1155 cooler off, i fought it with for an hour, watched videos, saw comments on here about it, couldnt get it off, so i had to use a dremel.

Cheap stock coolers.
   
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LOL.... try watercooling.
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I spent 6+ hours to lap the CPU cooler and it was a nightmare, but it's kinda worth it.
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1155. the grinding, pressure, and crunching noises it makes give me massive anxiety.
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post #6 of 45
Phenom II 940be. That stupid backplate to hold the cooler on. I eventually cut a hole in the back of the mobo tray in my antec 900, 2 weeks later got a HAF X. lol
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Buying a phenom II and mounting my Mugen2 on it, it was pita the first time
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post #8 of 45
Not really...if I don't have some crazy cable management to deal with or a water cooling loop to put in I can go from an unopened Newegg Box to the Windows Desktop in about 45 minutes...maybe less.

I guess there was that time long ago when the heat sink fell off an old P3 "slocket" CPU and I spent forever getting the thing back on and there was a time when I dropped a CPU and bent nearly every pin on the sucker...I actualy got every one straighten and the PC worked fine.
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post #9 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
1155. the grinding, pressure, and crunching noises it makes give me massive anxiety.
This. Spent half an hour wondering if I should just push it down or not.
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post #10 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasp1js View Post
Buying a phenom II and mounting my Mugen2 on it, it was pita the first time
I've been there too. The Mugen is a pain like no other...

Unless you have ever had the displeasure of trying to install the Scythe Big Shuriken on an LGA 1156 board...
     
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