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post #111 of 163
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Upon closer inspection of the CPU you can clearly see that there is a fracture running down the entire die of the CPU that can't be good... haha

post #112 of 163
Nooooo, sorry about your loss.
post #113 of 163
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Nooooo, sorry about your loss.

Parts can be always replaced biggrin.gif
I think I might just end up RMAing every component one by one slowly and since I can't wait all that long just end up buying all the parts that I have to. In the end I'll receive back the RMA units and do like a scratch build or something over the summer lol
post #114 of 163
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Originally Posted by Etaloche View Post

Parts can be always replaced biggrin.gif
I think I might just end up RMAing every component one by one slowly and since I can't wait all that long just end up buying all the parts that I have to. In the end I'll receive back the RMA units and do like a scratch build or something over the summer lol
That works too! Or you can sell the RMA's biggrin.gif
post #115 of 163
Goodness, even though technology has progressed at staggering rates over the years, they remain unreliable at best. At this pace, we might end up completing our builds at the same time; even though I haven't even begun saving up $2.5k for my build. I agree, you should look into the haswell refreshes, they will improve performance by a small amount, which is always welcome, and will hopefully fix the issue of having to delid your CPU. That means that they will over-clock like champs. As for the r9 290x's... Bah, I might be a fanboy here, but I honestly think sli of gtx 780's would be better. If you have extra dough, 780ti's are basically titans with less memory performance wise. 2 titans are perfect for capping games at 4k. A benchmark of 4 sli titans running bf3 at 4k showed that the total GPU memory consumption was at 5gb. In other words, 4-way titans are still overkill in today's standards. SLI 780ti's should be ideal for 4k, but I'm not too sure about the longevity that accompanies them. Anyways, hopefully you don't ditch this build man. Oh, and be careful not to let that beautiful case get murdered by dust!
post #116 of 163
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Originally Posted by Mischief-Minion View Post

Goodness, even though technology has progressed at staggering rates over the years, they remain unreliable at best. At this pace, we might end up completing our builds at the same time; even though I haven't even begun saving up $2.5k for my build. I agree, you should look into the haswell refreshes, they will improve performance by a small amount, which is always welcome, and will hopefully fix the issue of having to delid your CPU. That means that they will over-clock like champs. As for the r9 290x's... Bah, I might be a fanboy here, but I honestly think sli of gtx 780's would be better. If you have extra dough, 780ti's are basically titans with less memory performance wise. 2 titans are perfect for capping games at 4k. A benchmark of 4 sli titans running bf3 at 4k showed that the total GPU memory consumption was at 5gb. In other words, 4-way titans are still overkill in today's standards. SLI 780ti's should be ideal for 4k, but I'm not too sure about the longevity that accompanies them. Anyways, hopefully you don't ditch this build man. Oh, and be careful not to let that beautiful case get murdered by dust!

I was big into bitcoin mining and litecoin mining that's why I opted for the 290x, but recently I'm starting to think I just want to go back to Nvidia esp with G-Sync becoming mainstream in the near future, I'm gonna have to wait until the dual chip cards roll out and wait for the waterblocks to release as well so got lots of time to decide~
post #117 of 163
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Update on RMA:
Mobo still lost somewhere in the postal system
Power supply shipped off to Cali for repair
Now for CPU I contacted Intel and told them about my situation about the fried cpu. They had me send in pictures of the physical damage it caused to the CPU. After that they gave me 2 options, for me to send the defective unit and have some shipped to me, or pay $25 for shipping and handling for cross shipping and deposit price of the CPU with them. So hopefully I'll ship mine out when I receive the new one and they will refund me back the deposit.

In terms of customer service my god I can't believe how amazing intel support is. They replied back to my support ticket whithin the hour I must say that's amazing. Normally most manufacturers take days to weeks to reply. I was able to explain the situation and set up an RMA ticket within couple of hours. A technician called to collect the credit card info to process the deposit and handling fee. I got a notification after 2 hours that saying that the item has shipped with overnight shipping. It has been a total of 8 hours since I first contacted intel and the CPU is already halfway to me from Kentucky USA to Canada. Every manufacturer support should be like this...
post #118 of 163
Great build log, really liked reading all the progress, so it must have been a right bummer to have all these problems at the end, hope to see ya get it fixed real soon and good luck thumb.gif
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Great build log, really liked reading all the progress, so it must have been a right bummer to have all these problems at the end, hope to see ya get it fixed real soon and good luck thumb.gif

New 4770K arrived at my place today. Got a replacement CPU for just $25 and that's for shipping it here and prepaid post for me to ship mine back. I ain't even mad... that was amazing.
As for Canada Post... They better get my mobo to ASUS asap or else I am going to be furious. I still haven't gotten an update on my package and no one is replying to my ticket.
We'll see how long XFX take with their RMA
post #120 of 163
That's friggin awesome on the 4770k! thumb.gif
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