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Originally Posted by AndySarsen View Post

Oh damn! Deal of the year! I'm heading to Cleveland tomorrow and might drag te lady to make a stop at MC to make use of my credit and pick up a 3570k just for giggles. I've got an extra HTPC that's currently using a Pentium and could definitely use the upgrade.

Plus! You can get $40 off any mobo with buying a 3570 or 3770. thumb.gif

Case is gonna be here today!! I think I will try to get some type of secondary 120mm fan in there. Should not be too hard. Some minor cutting should get it in there. That and maybe replace the front face plate with some sort of mesh to get direct air into it. tongue.gif
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post #52 of 60
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Originally Posted by WiSK View Post

This is called a strawman fallacy. Ignore someone's actual position and argue something else entirely.
{snipped by mods}

OP wanted to delid, so why take that away from him?
Having a CPU die after its been tested is a extremely low percentage.
Deliding adds it own benefits of keeping the CPU cool thus increasing life span of the chip. (as he is not adding voltage to it)
Deliding can be a easy process and a non harming task if done right
Taking the joy of doing extreme modding away from OP is the true crime here tongue.gif

Really if he wants to keep his warranty or not is his deal. Not trying to talk him in ether way, but will give advice on both.
Is it a bit extreme to toss out the warranty on a new chip that you won't even overclock a bit, but people will spend ton of money on watercooling parts just to run everything at stock. It is fun and that is what matters is it not?


* irreverent part* Misquoting people I see, you must have picked up that trait watching fox new huh? rolleyes.gif
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post #53 of 60
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Well... here are some shots of the nearly finished product. So it turns out that I bought a 3570k for a friend back in November. So MC WILL NOT sell me another one... EVER... because it is only one per house hold FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. So I will never step foot in their store and I just simply ordered a regular... non k 3570 from amazon, at $2 cheaper than it would have been there and it will be here on Tuesday. Oh and my credit of $20 bucks I had at MC... gone... they now nothing about it. mad.gif


What do you guys think? tongue.gif It was a lot tougher than I thought to clear up the cables... it looks way too messy for my tastes, but unless I had a fully modular PSU, there's not much I can do. frown.gif







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post #54 of 60
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

Well... here are some shots of the nearly finished product.
even without a modular PSU, your cable management is better than most of what i have seen done in this case.
post #55 of 60
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even without a modular PSU, your cable management is better than most of what i have seen done in this case.

Really?! Wow... ok... I couldn't find a gallery in this forum for other systems... so not sure what I was to expect. tongue.gif

So is the mobo supposed to be bootable without a CPU? I remember back in the day I could boot into the BIOS without a CPU or RAM... but this is back in like 02 I think and with an AMD Athlon XP-M 1800... Haven't done it since then...
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post #56 of 60
Nice build..

what case did you get and what motherboard?

thanks..
Christian
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Originally Posted by keem View Post

Nice build..

what case did you get and what motherboard?

thanks..
Christian

Looking at it bare eyed, I can tell the case is the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced, and the motherboard is Gigabyte Z77n-WIFI OR Gigabyte H77N-WIFI.
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Looking at it bare eyed, I can tell the case is the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced, and the motherboard is Gigabyte Z77n-WIFI OR Gigabyte H77N-WIFI.

It is indeed an H77N-WIFI.
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He does not need anything fast.
This is for as light use as a PC will ever get.

Looks like you got a little more than you originally asked for.Honestly you could have built something to fit this criteria for about $400.00 including windows.But I am glad to see you have built a very nice pc.
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