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Sig rig is almost complete, just started it about a week ago just have another GPU coming to finish it off for now.

Upgraded From:

AMD Phenom II x3 710
Biostar TA 790GX 128M
OCZ Platinum DDR2 1066 8GB
2x4850 512MB XFire
Hitachi Deskstar 1TB
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w
NZXT Alpha Black Steal
Zalman CNPS 8700

Upgraded To:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition
MSI 790FX-GD70
OCZ AMD Black Edition DDR3 1600 8GB
4870x2 Tri Fire
OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD | 2 x 150GB RaptorX | Hitachi Deskstar 1TB
Corsair TX750w
Lian Li Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

Pictures:



Old case, kitcat decided to check it out after I took everything out.



Some of my new parts come in!



Mmmm, vertex turbo...mmmmmm



Got Ram?



Open box motherboard, seeing this got me worried...along with the fact that the mobo box was tapped shut really good like.




Everything is still sealed in retail packaging though, so that does ease my mind. Figured that MSI must have sent this one to the Egg as a replacement thus why it had packaging tape on the outside of the motherboard box.




Two of the board itself...looks kinda sexy!



Urgh! The power switch is missing a pin...needs two pins for me to be able to push the button on the front of my case to power on my rig. Oh well, the board itself actually has a power button, so if this is the worst thing that comes from an open box board I will be extremely happy.



I need a rum and coke - no ice after that



Heatsink and ram installed - check!



And everything installed and put together - yes my desk is that scratched up...have had it for close to 8 years or so now.

Will post some more pics once I finish up with my cable management - ran out of zip ties. And my next move is going to water cause my PC is in the same room as my tanks so it does get a tad warmer in here then the other rooms. But it's fine in here for now, it being winter in Minnesota and all.
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looks nice
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Wait, so the front panel power connector on your board is screwed up? That would be so annoying; having to open up your case and manually push the power button then close up the case every single time.
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Wait, so the front panel power connector on your board is screwed up? That would be so annoying; having to open up your case and manually push the power button then close up the case every single time.
Yeah but once my rig is up and running I leave it on 24/7, so it's not TOO bad I guess. I was a little annoyed that it was missing a pin, thus the need for a rum and coke...or I needed an excuse to have a rum and coke so early in a build, either one
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Dare i say it, but could you possibly get someone to solder in a replacement pin?
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Looks nice!

One question though, Where did that 5770 go? I see a box, but it's not in the build.
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Just because it's an open box doesn't mean you should settle for something that's broken. Is there any RMA policy on open box boards?
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Dare i say it, but could you possibly get someone to solder in a replacement pin?
I probably could, but it works just fine...I mean on this board there literally is a power button right on the board that's really easy to get to once I take off the side panel. And since I don't plan on doing full system shut downs too often, it's just a minor inconvenience at this point. It does however kill the resale value, so it looks like I'm sticking with this board for awhile. But that was my plan thus why I went with a board that has four PCIe 2.0 slots and DDR3.
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Looks nice!

One question though, Where did that 5770 go? I see a box, but it's not in the build.
Went to the 4870x2, was originally planning on going with two 5770s in Xfire, played every game wonderfully except the game I played the most - Aion. The graphics were all tweaked out. Did some googling and searching and it's a known issue with Aion and the 5xxx series cards, so decided to go with a 4870x2 Tri Fire (4870x2 + 4870 1GB) instead. This setup should give me enough juice to run that MMO smoothly.
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Just because it's an open box doesn't mean you should settle for something that's broken. Is there any RMA policy on open box boards?


You can return them for a refund and that's about it.
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