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Finally assembling my rig!

post #1 of 33
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After purchasing components from late June through now, I'm finally going to start assembling my rig. I'm about to get myself some sandpaper to lap my TRUE Black. Everything I have is listed in my system information except a lapped Q6600 I bought on here from Lu(ky. I'm going to push that as far as I can first then go to my Q9450. I'll post pics every step of the way.
post #2 of 33
cool, show some picks. New stuff always looks good.
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post #3 of 33
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I guess new is subjective. Almost everything I have is used.
post #4 of 33
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My hand hurts. Here's my lapping progress.







post #5 of 33
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I think I'm done for the night. I went to Wal-Mart for sandpaper and they didn't have anything past 400-grit. My dad has some 2000-grit, but I don't want to jump straight there from 400. I'll buy some 800 and 1200 tomorrow. Here's more pics.






post #6 of 33
How do you keep that TRUE from bumping when you drag it over the sandpaper. Mine jumped and bumped and vibrated almost the whole time.. By the way What grit sandpaper did you start out with?
    
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post #7 of 33
Never mind.... I read your thread.. 400. I started with 600 and I wish that I would have started with 400. Sure would have made it easier and faster. You gonna Lap your processor too>?
    
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post #8 of 33
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I started out with 60-grit ... much lower than I've ever heard anyone else starting out with. That's why it looks like I gouged at it with a butter knife in the first pic with material sanded away.

My dad gave me some great advice. He told me not to push down on my heatsink and just slide it across the sandpaper. It stopped stuttering across the sandpaper. That's the best way I can describe it.
post #9 of 33
They come pretty well leveled, it is best to start with a somewhat higher grit sand paper. Don't forget to keep washing away the debris!
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post #10 of 33
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I need to get some finer grit sandpaper tomorrow. I'm getting 800 and 1200 and will finish things off with 2000. I need to see if I can't find a washer laying around the house. If not, I'll have to buy one.

I also need to flash a Rampage Formula BIOS on my mobo. I remember reading this is paramount.
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