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Hurray the cases shipped! I guess there are some EK products that are on backorder that are holding the rest up (probably the graphics card block, but the guy said they'd be in on Monday)

O and for those who are curious, the cases are shipped directly from Caselabs, not from FrozenCPU.

Yep... I just got mine today and discovered the same thing - it really was a good thing to grab on black friday! Congrats to both of us! biggrin.gif
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Haha did you notice that cases are no longer eligible for discounts on the site? Totally played the system sneaky.gif
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Haha did you notice that cases are no longer eligible for discounts on the site? Totally played the system sneaky.gif

I knew I should have ordered two... I just couldn't come up with a reason why I 'needed' a third! Would have been nice to pick up an S3 or S5 though... then I'd have one case from each series. (Which has such a nice ring to it). Good job on grabbing three all at once with that discount! smile.gif
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Well the rest of the core components arrived. I threw everything together and it all seems to be working okay. Now I get to move on to the fun stuff. Case should be arriving on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Well I didn't expect THIS to happen... sad-smiley-002.gif





Tore em right off. I should have been more careful when peeling the spreaders back. Solid waste of $35

Also I HATE these EK ram modules. They're so hard to work with. Because these RAM sticks only have chips on one side, they are not really thick enough to be squeezed between the 2 plates. So essentially I have to press the stick against one side and hope it will stay there. Also, the screw threads strip way too easily. Thankfully I only did it once, but I swear I barely twisted it at all.


... so it has been an educational evening.... mad.gif
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Well I didn't expect THIS to happen... sad-smiley-002.gif



Tore em right off. I should have been more careful when peeling the spreaders back. Solid waste of $35

Also I HATE these EK ram modules. They're so hard to work with. Because these RAM sticks only have chips on one side, they are not really thick enough to be squeezed between the 2 plates. So essentially I have to press the stick against one side and hope it will stay there. Also, the screw threads strip way too easily. Thankfully I only did it once, but I swear I barely twisted it at all.


... so it has been an educational evening.... mad.gif

Ouch - that's a shame frown.gif
I take it you were using heat gun to heat the RAM modules while taking the heatspreader off.
It's a delicate operation for sure.
You really need to heat em up a lot to slowly lift away with finger nails and thumb nail.
So hot it burns and you toss from hand to hand - cursing the whole time.

The EK RAM modules are meant for double sided RAM sticks - I believe.
I've used them and was no problem.
You can't have loose inside as you describe - suspect that is why stripping, trying to overtighten to snug up against the ram.
For single sided you need to space out the other side with heat pads.
Personally I find the heat spreader modules easy to work with, as are the Bitspower ones.
The MIPS ones - avoid like the plague !!!
Edited by fast_fate - 12/15/13 at 7:58pm
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Ouch - that's a shame frown.gif
I take it you were using heat gun to heat the RAM modules while taking the heatspreader off.
It's a delicate operation for sure.
You really need to heat em up a lot to slowly lift away with finger nails and thumb nail.
So hot it burns and you toss from hand to hand - cursing the whole time.

The EK RAM modules are meant for double sided RAM sticks - I believe.
I've used them and was no problem.
You can't have loose inside as you describe - suspect that is why stripping, trying to overtighten to snug up against the ram.
For single sided you need to space out the other side with heat pads.
Personally I find the heat spreader modules easy to work with, as are the Bitspower ones.
The MIPS ones - avoid like the plague !!!

I did use a heatgun... the problem was that the first one came off super easily, so I think I went too aggressively on the 2nd frown.gif . But alas, I'll order another stick when I get the keyboard and stuff.

I realized afterward that they probably are meant only for double sided. I went for 4 x 4gb because I think it looks better with the waterblock. I have a sheet of thermal pads coming in my FrozenCPU order, so I think I will take them apart and reassemble with stacked thermal pads on the other side like you described. However, I don't think that is the source of stripping. I mean, the two plates don't "squeeze" any tighter past being held against each other when you tighten the screws. The one I stripped literally required like no force to do so.

I guess I'll just be more careful from now on.
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I'm loyally following the build and enjoy your updates thumb.gif
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Well I didn't expect THIS to happen... sad-smiley-002.gif



Tore em right off. I should have been more careful when peeling the spreaders back. Solid waste of $35

Also I HATE these EK ram modules. They're so hard to work with. Because these RAM sticks only have chips on one side, they are not really thick enough to be squeezed between the 2 plates. So essentially I have to press the stick against one side and hope it will stay there. Also, the screw threads strip way too easily. Thankfully I only did it once, but I swear I barely twisted it at all.


... so it has been an educational evening.... mad.gif

Subbed. Also, I did the same thing to a 4gb stick of G.Skill Sniper a few months ago. It's a terrible feeling thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

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Alas!! It is indeed very sad.
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