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Was it sent to Markham? If it was expedited, may want to give them a call just in case.

It was sent to Markham with Canada Post express 1 day. It made it to richmond hill but hasn't moved since march 4th from there
Edited by Etaloche - 3/13/14 at 1:43pm
post #102 of 163
I must admit I haven't heard of any postal strike? I've both received and sent out packages within the time frame you have referenced.
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I must admit I haven't heard of any postal strike? I've both received and sent out packages within the time frame you have referenced.

yup that was my bad I was thinking of something else but ya I already submitted a ticket just awaiting response... ugh I HATE DELAYS
post #104 of 163
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So... got tired of waiting for the post to figure out the status of my package and went out and grabbed another Impact

My intention was to finish the build with new mobo and sell off the old one. Well turns out that the PSU is causing the problems...

I hooked it all up again and worked fine for 5 seconds and then same error as before... 00 on the Q-code...

I left it for a bit and this time suddenly all the lights on the motherboard started to flicker and I heard some electrical popping and poof...

2nd mobo dead and this time something on the motherboard blew for sure. Horrible smell came from the motherboard like hair burning.

Looks like I will be going back claiming that the mobo was broken and get a refund and just wait for the RMA to pull through.

In the meantime I will have to try and get this PSU RMAed with XFX. I hear XFX isn't the best with customer service...

On the plus side FCPU pulled through and finally receieved a new fan controller. I still can't figure out if the fan controller took the PSU out or if the PSU took the fan controller out...

post #105 of 163
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So... got tired of waiting for the post to figure out the status of my package and went out and grabbed another Impact

My intention was to finish the build with new mobo and sell off the old one. Well turns out that the PSU is causing the problems...

I hooked it all up again and worked fine for 5 seconds and then same error as before... 00 on the Q-code...

I left it for a bit and this time suddenly all the lights on the motherboard started to flicker and I heard some electrical popping and poof...

2nd mobo dead and this time something on the motherboard blew for sure. Horrible smell came from the motherboard like hair burning.

Looks like I will be going back claiming that the mobo was broken and get a refund and just wait for the RMA to pull through.

In the meantime I will have to try and get this PSU RMAed with XFX. I hear XFX isn't the best with customer service...

On the plus side FCPU pulled through and finally receieved a new fan controller. I still can't figure out if the fan controller took the PSU out or if the PSU took the fan controller out...


doh.gif Jeeez that's terrible Etaloche, hopefully you sort everything out and finish your build as soon as possible, I know how frustrating it can be to have to wait on parts everytime.
I think the probability is higher that the PSU took the fan controller out then vice versa. GL smile.gif
    
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post #106 of 163
Yep I agree that it is most likely the PSU.

I know you've checked your custom sleeving several times, but I think it may be a good idea to just double check all the wire connectors one last time before you use new parts again. There is an off-chance that one single wire is tripping your whole system. I thought it was weird that my suggestion broke your fan controller before since I got that advice from other people on here, but sometimes technology doesn't always work as intended.
    
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post #107 of 163
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Took the motherboard back and had it refunded but upon inspection the worker there pointed something out to me and seems like this time around the PSU took out the CPU along with the mobo... The terrible smell I thought was coming from the mobo was actually the CPU burning.

My phone isn't good enough to take detailed photos but as you can see here the 2 spots have been scorched.

We realized this when we noticed a black spot on the back of the CPU. It burnt all the way through the PCB. Tested the CPU and it was clearly dead.





More expenses and delays... mad.gif
post #108 of 163
That sucks more than having a few parts DOA. Sorry dude, I hope you pull through this. helpinghand.gif
post #109 of 163
Damn what a catastrophe. You've got a lot more patience than me.
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Damn what a catastrophe. You've got a lot more patience than me.

I highly doubt it cause I'm getting pretty frustrated with the whole build at the moment but what can I do... throw the entire rig away?? tongue.gif
All I can do is sit here and wait and hopefully the project will sort itself out hahaha but ya when I realized that the 2nd mobo was dead I'm pretty sure I yelled out some swear words.
We'll see if i can get intel to replace my CPU but I highly doubt it especially since I've delidded it hahaha maybe if I epoxy it again.
Summer co-op is about to start in about a month so I should have some cash at hand soon as well so I might continue this once the Haswell refresh is out since I have to buy a new CPU anyways.
Also rumors about the dual 290x are about to come true from some sources of mine so might be interested in that as well. Starting to think that a single 290x won't be enough for next gen gaming on triple monitors or even at 4K
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