Joa - I'm going to read through all of that tomorrow! 4am here - been PC ablitarating all day.
That darn arctic pro freezer cooler gave me so many cuts LOL
Was a real PAIN getting that one in.
@swag - man I feel like a baws honestly - went through quite a lot today, trial and errors, test etc
long story short:
It's the board, not the cpu or anything else (ie pressure, mount, pins).
I can't for the life of me think what's wrong with the board - physically it looks all good - grounded too.
I guess it is relating to BIOS chip and/or fried DIMM slots.
Tomorrow I'm calling Scan to RMA it and my Antec 920.
My mum's PC on the other hand - is so cute, but so powerful at the same time
Will post pics on my build log thread later, after I've finished the cable management (tomorrow) - then I'll be using her PC (ie 8gb ram) until I get my Z77 saber back - I could use my i7 + 8GB EXTRA ram, but I want to test is as if she was going to use it.
Fun fact for this morning (5am I'm going to bed lol)Both my i3 and i7 are MALAY:Here's how CLU looks like, once the IHS is removed:Here's a look at my de-lidded i7 (right) and my stock i3 (left):Edited by Totally Dubbed - 2/12/13 at 9:17pm