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I just want to say, amazing photos. You had me drooling. Major respect and rep!
    
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Sunday, July 14th. 12:00pm
Last night I reseated my Tuniq Tower. I felt like the temperatures were just a bit high, and since it was my first time ever building a computer, I figured a bad seat is a distinct possibility. As usual, I photo-documented the procedure...


Everything's disconnected and the Tower's ready to be loosened and removed.


It was pretty tough unscrewing just as it was putting them in.


Something told me this isn't quite a desirable spread. Now that I think about it, I didn't "wiggle" the Tower after I put it on to help spread the AS5.


Notice the marks outlining the IHS bump... interesting. This may be an indication that the block on my Tower is concave... in which case it needs to be lapped. As I mentioned above, I have just purchased a lapping kit form easypckits.com.



Removing the existing AS5 with 90% isopropyl alcohol. If using a q-tip is dangerous, please let me know and I'll make sure to not that here.


Ugh. Something tells me I messed it up.


With the Tower reseated and a little "wiggle" applied, it's ready to be screwed down again. The screw next to the Northbridge was the hardest one to work with. It's a tight squeeze over there for my fingers.


The reseated and mounted Tower ready for action once again.


I realize I hadn't allowed AS5 its burn in time, but still, the reseat did show a good 5 degree temperature drop at each core. Something tells me the ambient temps did help since I did this right at dusk.

Anyway, the BIOS walkthrough I promised you all is still to come, and so is a lapping pictorial when those show up. My case ought to be here tomorrow, at which time I'll take plenty of photos.

Again, if there's anything you'd like me to take photos of like size comparisons, specific parts of components, whatever, let me know and I'll shoot them. I want to know what you guys would like to see about the case. Maybe something that most reviews never cover.

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I just want to say, amazing photos. You had me drooling. Major respect and rep!
Same!
I'm drooling even more since I'm expecting SSS to arrive in the next few days, and many of the parts are the same

Especially the Copperhead in the dark. prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


PS: Does UPS just leave the box outside your door..? Don't they try to get you to notice it's there first? lol.. what if somebody just walks by and decides to pick it up?
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PS: Does UPS just leave the box outside your door..? Don't they try to get you to notice it's there first? lol.. what if somebody just walks by and decides to pick it up?
Yeah. UPS and FedEx both left all of the boxes except my mobo at the door. I don't know whether or not they knocked as I was probably blasting music. I guess they figure since I live in one of two houses on this street on this hill, that no one would just walk by and pick them up. lol.

Thanks for the reply! And enjoy your computer when it arrives!

LOL. Check this out. I just checked the status on my monitor shipped by DHL...

Date and Time Status Location
7/14/2007 3:18 am Depart Facility Chehalis Regional Hub, WA
7/13/2007 9:35 am Arrived at DHL facility. Medford, OR
1:22 am Transit through DHL facility Chehalis Regional Hub, WA
7/12/2007 10:05 pm Processed at DHL Location. Chehalis Regional Hub, WA
7/10/2007 4:02 pm Depart Facility Wilmington - Clinton Field, OH
10:55 am Processed at DHL Location. Wilmington - Clinton Field, OH
10:34 am In transit. Wilmington - Clinton Field, OH
7/9/2007 4:11 pm Shipment picked up Wilmington, OH

It was in Medford, Oregon on the 13th. That's about 45 minutes from here........ but somehow it ended up leaving the Chehalis Regional Hub in Washington the next day. Way to go, DHL. It arrive tomorrow.
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post #45 of 93
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Same!
I'm drooling even more since I'm expecting SSS to arrive in the next few days, and many of the parts are the same

Especially the Copperhead in the dark. prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


PS: Does UPS just leave the box outside your door..? Don't they try to get you to notice it's there first? lol.. what if somebody just walks by and decides to pick it up?
Now that is why I've always wished I had X-Ray Goggles
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eww.. the thermal paste looked nasty
working on it...
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Monday July 16th. 3:30pm
Got a couple more boxes today. One from PCConnection.com and another from Jab-tech. I didn't expect to recieve the Jab-tech shipment today. They sure got it to me fast! Thanks!. Anyway, they contained my 20" Ben-Q Widescreen and 4 Yate Loon Medium Speed 120mm fans. As usual, lots of photos were taken:


The pair... I bet you can't guess which one is a 20" Widescreen.


My roommates are drinkers.


Jab-tech thanks #1.


Jab-tech thanks #2.


Hmmm I wonder who built this monitor....


The contents.


Base.


Feet. Very nice and non-slip.


Attaching the screen to the base.


The completed product.


Ben-Q


...dunno.


The buttons!


Oh, it's so dramatic!


Inputs... DVI and D-sub. The monitor only can with D-sub cables! Arggg!


I have no idea what the hell this is for. I pulled on it and it popped off the base... so I put it back in and ignored it.


Ben-Q.


Searching through my Corsair cable bag for DVI!!! To no avail. Sorry about the blur. I took this without the tripod.


Power-on screen. Very sexy purple.


Oh look! I'm folding@home. Hmmmm. About the monitor... It's FANTASTIC. Someone mentioned in another post that the one they got had bad black ranges, but I don't think they got the V3 version like I did with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. It really is great. The blacks are black and there are no dead or stuck pixels. Ben-Q makes a good product. Nice and solid.

I'm still expecting my case today. Although FedEx decided that they wouldn't update the tracking... so I don't know if it's even in town. Chances are, though, it'll show up after I leave for work. Oh well. I guess I'll see it sooner or later.

Once again I'd love to thank Jab-tech for getting the Yate Loons to me so quickly! I wasn't even expecting them. They're fantastic fans, really. I've recorded a video comparison of the Yate Loons, the Silverstone FN121s and the Tuniq Tower 120 stock fan. I'm youtubing it right now, and I'll have it in another reply.

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post #48 of 93
looks awesome!
How's the monitor overall? It looks nice
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Oh I probably should've mentioned that. It's FANTASTIC. Someone mentioned in another post that the one they got had bad black ranges, but I don't think they got the V3 version like I did with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. It really is great. The blacks are black and there are no dead or stuck pixels. Ben-Q makes a good product. Nice and solid.
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Where is your case isn't it supposed to come tomorrow. I can't wait for that

One quick question why is this thread named "building Jillian" it's kinda freaking me out
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