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Wow, looks like you've got the beginnings of a real beast here. Bummer to see the motherboard arrive in that condition. I don't really understand your reasoning though on purchasing a used motherboard. You didn't buy a new one because you thought you would have a hard time returning it? Seems to me like it would be harder to return that used one.
Well good luck with build, and especially the pipe bending. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Wow, looks like you've got the beginnings of a real beast here. Bummer to see the motherboard arrive in that condition. I don't really understand your reasoning though on purchasing a used motherboard. You didn't buy a new one because you thought you would have a hard time returning it? Seems to me like it would be harder to return that used one.
Well good luck with build, and especially the pipe bending. thumb.gif

Yeah I agree it wasn't a very well thought out move. Buying locally would be like $100 more expensive than buying on Amazon. Not sure how that works but that's how this board is priced in my country. So my option was to buy one in the States, and we have this really cheap proxy shipping for our countrymen. This used one was $100 cheaper than the brand new ones, so I thought it was a great deal! What's the worst that can happen? The guy even said on the description that he used it for work and that didn't need it anymore. Oh well, you can say I am gullible.

I have carefully bent the pins back to their original spot but have to wait 'til Saturday to check whether it works or not. I've read alot of success stories so here's hoping.
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Couldn't wait 'til Saturday, processor arrived today so I wanted to check if the motherboard is alive or not because it was just sitting there beside me.



It's alive!!! So I quickly checked if there are other broken stuff and it appears that slot D1 isn't working when I put in 4 sticks in all the 4 red RAM slots. It just reports 12GB as the total memory instead of 16GB. But If I do a combination of red/black slots, 16GB is reported correctly and XMP profile works too. So I might end up with the RAMs on a combination of red and black slots if I can't get all the red slots to work this Saturday (e.g. mess with bios configurations, bios updates, etc.).



Memory works fine if set up this way. Not sure if there will be stability issues with this, if there is none, I think I'm going to be fine with this because I wouldn't want to fill up all the slots anyway.

So an expensive lesson learned: Do not buy used motherboards people!
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Nice build! Too bad it's costing that much...

If you setup your RAM like that, it will work! "Only" Dual-channel and not Quad-channel... Can't you just put them in all the black slots??? This will give you Quad-channel again. (Assuming slot D1 is a red one)

Also be sure to set the voltage of your RAM MANUALY in the BIOS (not AUTO) --> I had problems ones (with an older board) when popping in 4 modules. It looked like it was just the stupid voltage tongue.gif
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Ooh didn't realize that. I tried putting them all in black slots but it won't boot, I forgot what the code was though. I'll try to open another thread regarding this in case the problem persists.

My work computer and this build are currently sharing a Coolermaster Hyper212 evo. So I only had little time to do some testing before I had to put my work computer back so I can work again. I've read alot of people are having the same problem as I do so I'm hoping someone could've found a way to fix it via bios updates or something or any solution really except an RMA.

I'll get back on this on the weekend probably so I'll have more time playing with all the configurations.
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A little story about the copper pipes. Our country is composed of many islands, ours being a small one so the supplies here might not be as complete as the one in the main island. I did my research and I knew there were no hard-drawn copper pipes in our city so I called a few stores in the main land. I finally managed to get a hold of store who sells copper pipes who also agreed to cut them down for me (no charge) so they can ship them over. I've called like 5 other stores who didn't want to cut them.

The first set of pipes arrived today. I'm not sure how many more sets will follow because I will be practicing my bending skills (kinda remembered Avatar) on these ones and probably send one of them for coating (probably nickel) and make sure the fittings still fit when it's coated.



That's 8 x 30". I don't really like the smell of copper but it's something I'd have to live with in the next few weeks while working on it.




I'm kind of in love with these fittings because of their simplicity and the fact that I can reuse them after reassembly without having to buy another set of copper ferrules. By the looks of it, their threads are perfect and don't need any lathing so the only task with these fittings are to buy more and paint them.

I remind myself that I also need to buy a pipe bender. How could I have forgotten?
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loving the story so far. Can't wait for the finished product. thumb.gif
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Hope you're frozenQ Res doesn't leak, I had mine nearly destroy my system :/
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