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Just wanted to drop by and say hi. Just started my first build. Once everything is up and running I'll take it through some benchmarks.
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Welcome to OCN.
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Hey and welcome to OCN!

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Thanks, appreciate the welcome.
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A big welcome! And have fun.
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I just finally had the chance to put everything together today. And for the most part everything went in pretty smoothly. I haven't had the chance to turn it on because I'm still waiting on my video card. I ran into a few problems while trying to install the heatsink and the ATX 12v cable. I posted up from pictures I know the pictures are a bit small.



For the CPU heatsink I am using the Scythe Yasya cooler. The cooler is a tower based design and uses a 120mm cooling fan. The cooler is designed to be a push in type cooler. Meaning it's designed to intake air and push it through the heatsink. To secure the heatsink to the CPU the cooler uses a switch type locker. It connects to both sides of the cooler and then all you have to do is just turn the locker by turning the tab and it will secure itself to the CPU. I'm not sure if it was designed to be used with northbridges that use smaller heatsinks, but I had the hardest time trying to lock down the locker that was next to the northbridge. The problem was, the 890FXA-UD5 has a pretty decent size heatsink on the northbridge that stuck up and out. While trying to secure the heatsink to the CPU the tab would get stuck right on the edge of the northbridge. I had to use a little more effort then I thought it would because it was very hard to lock the heatsink on. But I managed to do it after a few times. If I could do it again I would suggest that before attempting to put this cooler on you should file down the tab a bit so it doesn't get jammed up into the northbridge heatsink.



The second problem I had with this heatsink was the installation of the fan. The fan uses two clips that hook onto the fan and then it just goes around the heatsink resting in the grooves that are on it. Well if you try to latch the top part the bottom part would come off the fan. And when you tried to do the bottom part the same thing would happen to the top part. I tried it over and over again and managed to secure the fan to the heatsink. I had to use a lot more effort with the hooks. By doing one side over and over again until I finally was able to get it secure without the hook getting loose and unhooking from the fan.

And on a side note, the cooler extends on top of the first and second RAM slots. So if you are using RAM that has heatsinks that extend upward you won't be able to use this heatsink. I am using A-Data DRR3 1600 RAM that has the regular heatsinks. I was still able to insert RAM into the second slot, but unsure about the first slot.



Overall, the heatsink is built with great quality I would recommend it.

I also ran into a problem with the length of the ATX 12v cable. I thought it was a bit too short. As I was routing the cable behind the motherboard tray. It simply was just too short. I was able to get it into the slot, it has a little tension, but not too much. I just hope that it will be fine. But if that cable was just a bit longer it would be better. But then again I'm sure for guys and gals who are using mid-tower cases it's probably just perfect.

That pretty much concludes my build. I'm going to run some benchmarks once I get my video card. I'll post up the benchmarks once I do them.
Edited by xP_0nex - 6/10/10 at 8:45pm
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welcome xp onex
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Welcome!

Nice pictures!
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