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Putting the pull fan on my contac29 made it impossible to pull the lever down to secure the heat sink. I had to secure first, then fit the second fan blind (Antec 900, no mobo tray), took me two days to get it right lol.

Edit: And a few sliced fingers, the fins are sharp
Edited by MisterMalv - 11/2/11 at 2:07pm
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post #32 of 45
First ever build which was my sig rig I was so careful. I remember agonizing over whether I had used enough TIM, whether it was spread right, whether it was to thick, then I was so paranoid about bending pins!

Good times!
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Tuniq tower 120 on an am3 socket.
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The first time I mounted an Intel stock HSF on a 775 board. When I had three pushpins inside, the fourth one would make another one come off.

Eventually slammed a pin with my punch and it got right in a breeze o.O
   
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SB in a p67 . when i clipped the socket restrains i trough that the board will break . Had to use the force lol .
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Quote:
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Eventually slammed a pin with my punch
Heh, my PC has taken more punches than Mike Tyson.. But at least she is still working, though I have more scars than she does
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post #37 of 45
i will say my rasa cpu block dang thing is a pain once you got all the tubing hooked up and if you decide to remount it. Can take 5mins to a hr to get it perfect needing to do mutiple remounts to get the best temps.
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post #38 of 45
I defy your post with my 2 most difficult installations!!

Case 1:
i5-2500k
Coolit ECO A.L.C
NZXT Gamma

It was a nightmare... it took several hours to get the cooler mounted onto the case properly because of the very tight fit, the ECO A.L.C uses the same annoying pins as stock Intel HSF which would not tighten for the life of me and there was a lot of resistance when trying to lock the CPU into the socket as if it were going to break.

Case 2:
Athlon II X2 215
CM Hyper TX3
CM Elite 343

The CPU was OEM and several of the pins were slanted and wouldn't align with the socket properly. I used a knife to straighten them, I was constantly worried I'd break a pin off, and it didn't help I was using a Kershaw Storm, in hindsight I probably should have hunted down a sewing kit but it was $30 and the knife was right there. Scariest CPU install ever.
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post #39 of 45
CPU installation has never been difficult.. but my god the AMD stock heatsink/fan for my old PII X4 955 BE was such a pain to mount
post #40 of 45
I have to say mounting the Mugen2. Thankfully I did alot of research so I knew what I was getting myself into, but I definitely don't want to remount that thing anytime soon.
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