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Thanks for the link.
Soldering to the rear or the board shouldn't be difficult though. Might just have to cover the LED's up instead, a little black liquid electrical tape should fix that.


It's not terribly hard if you have the proper tools. get a nice fine tip iron thats + 35 watts and it shouldn't be hard at all. Pointy tweezers are a must, locking tweezers would also be nice but not needed. Take you time and keep you tip clean.

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It's not terribly hard if you have the proper tools. get a nice fine tip iron thats + 35 watts and it shouldn't be hard at all. Pointy tweezers are a must, locking tweezers would also be nice but not needed. Take you time and keep you tip clean.

yeah... i did it but the desoldering process is the one to worry about
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yeah... i did it but the desoldering process is the one to worry about


Again it's about having the right tools, Solder braid and/or a Solder pump are your friend.

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Again it's about having the right tools, Solder braid and/or a Solder pump are your friend.

not to pick a fight, but....

even with the right tools, if i have parkinsons, i aint soldering nothin lol

ax i wouldnt try it. if you dont have any experience soldering SMDs, get a scratch board and practice soldering and desoldering. the only difference will be the size of the traces on the mobo. they are super tiny and easy to break.

i would agree with you and just use black electrical tape

or

get some smoke out paint that you would use to smoke your tail lights on a car so that the leds are still visible but not super bright
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Thanks for the tips guys, I have the equipment and lots of soldering experience, just not with SMD's.
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Thanks for the tips guys, I have the equipment and lots of soldering experience, just not with SMD's.

You're welcome. And that was me before I tried the led change on the keyboard. I messed up 2 of them before I realized the traces were breaking. That's how small they were. Lol
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not to pick a fight, but....
even with the right tools, if i have parkinsons, i aint soldering nothin lol

 

 

Touche.
 

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Thanks for the tips guys, I have the equipment and lots of soldering experience, just not with SMD's.


What Tip said. Practice if you can.

 

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Well My H80 has been sent out for RMA, corsair was super fast with dealing with the issue, best customer service I've ever had. Tried one solution, didn't work, offered me an RMA right away, no proof of purchase necessary.

I've decided not to RMA the motharboard since the problem only seems to be the CMOS battery. Luckily the overclock profiles are stored on non-volatile memory so I can just re-load them if I ever have to unplug the machine then just reset the BIOS clock.
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good to hear!

i just bought 2 480mm rads and 2 360mm rads and im contemplating buying 2 7970s for $850 shipped with waterblocks or 2 gtx 580 3gbs with blocks for $900 what should i do?
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good to hear!

i just bought 2 480mm rads and 2 360mm rads and im contemplating buying 2 7970s for $850 shipped with waterblocks or 2 gtx 580 3gbs with blocks for $900 what should i do?

Awesome news man biggrin.gif

I would definitely get the 7970's if it's for gaming, 580's if you have any use for CUDA or plan to fold on them.
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