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Mobo made it to Asus finally!
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Progress! biggrin.gif
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Progress! biggrin.gif

Mobo finally made it back to me just waiting for me at the post office.

Power supply arrived at XFX and RMA status changed to complete but no info on if they are ready to ship my PSU back.

In the mean time I had a old G1 sniper2 mobo lying around with some ram and someone was selling an i7-3770 and TTe TR2 750W PSU and talked him to $200 for both and picked up a H60 cooler for $20 on kijiji, HD7750 for $15. Traded the 3770 with my friend who I sold my old rig to and got my old i5-2500k for some overclocking. Picked up a $30 case and $15 refurbished 80G HDD and set it up for my girlfriend to play league on. It's fun trying to build the cheapest functioning computer as opposed to the most powerful and expensive for a change haha not to mention installation was a breeze
post #124 of 163
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Just got email saying PSU is shipped as well from XFX!
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Maybe test your sleeved cables (and your replacement psu) on the cheap build you just finished. It would be better than having another rma to deal with. I've only sleeved one psu and I was very careful and still ended up with two wires switched. Luckily for me, they were for hdd hotswap power and nothing fried. Beautiful build you have going here and I wish you good luck with completion!
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i7 920 DO oc'd to 4.25Ghz EVGA 3-way Sli Classified 2x480 SLI 3x2g Corsair CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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mionix naos 5000 steelseries SX 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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Maybe test your sleeved cables (and your replacement psu) on the cheap build you just finished. It would be better than having another rma to deal with. I've only sleeved one psu and I was very careful and still ended up with two wires switched. Luckily for me, they were for hdd hotswap power and nothing fried. Beautiful build you have going here and I wish you good luck with completion!

.Yup Will be carefully testing everything along the way this time for sure
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Maybe test your sleeved cables (and your replacement psu) on the cheap build you just finished. It would be better than having another rma to deal with. I've only sleeved one psu and I was very careful and still ended up with two wires switched. Luckily for me, they were for hdd hotswap power and nothing fried. Beautiful build you have going here and I wish you good luck with completion!

Did a PSU tester tell you that the 2 wires you had switched were switched?
post #128 of 163
yes,Packaging seems superb everything is seperately sealed and the box seems to be custom fit to ensure the tighest packaging.zgjULx
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Did a PSU tester tell you that the 2 wires you had switched were switched?

I just used a multi-meter and a Molex wiring diagram. I had to switch 2 wires to fix my problem. Luckily I didn't fry and hard-drives that were hooked up! Again, I was super careful, doing one wire at a time, and I still screwed up. Not sure how it happened, but it did.
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i7 920 DO oc'd to 4.25Ghz EVGA 3-way Sli Classified 2x480 SLI 3x2g Corsair CMG6GX3M3A2000C7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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mionix naos 5000 steelseries SX 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Intel ssd, 2x300g raptors (0), 2x1 TB RE3 (0 Pioneer Blu-Ray burner, 22x dvd burner custom loop Windows 7 64bit 
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LG W3000H, dell ultra-sharp 24" Ducky 'OCN' with brown hx1000 Cosmos II 
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post #130 of 163
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Out with the old CPU and in with the new biggrin.gif



Also the replacement motherboard!
Something I've noticed was that the first Impact I bought didn't have PCI-e locks, the second one I bouht 2 months later came with PCI-e locks.
The replacement came without them... Seems like there was a revision with the PCI slot with the Impact somewhere in the manufacturing.
All the pictures I have looked up all don't have locks as well. Too bad I had to return the one with it cause I fried that too lol.
When I'm paying top dollars even the smallest detail like this I'm picky about but it's one I can live without but ya with the highest end board I want every single feature!



Testing all the replacement parts, they all work!



This time tried delidding using the vice metod. Was so much easier, less time consuming, and less mess overall.
Hand was so shacky after hammering away at the CPU that I couldn't get a clear pciture haha



All cleaned up



Ready to go back into the system.



Everything tubed back up with just 1 small change to the loop.



The longest and main piece of tubing going from the front 240mm rad to the memory had many bends and not all of them came out perfectly straight.
I knew getting it all straight would be quite a challenge and since the hardest bend happened where it was out of sight I decided to use a 90 degree fitting to make the bend perfect.



PSU should be here within the next 2 days and I'm very excited! This build might finally come to an end if I don't run into any more troubles.
I'm happy with how the final loop turned out and I'll have an update for you guys hopefully soon!
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