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Is it difficult? How mmany pins are there to solder?
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The machine pretty much just heats the chip up to the point that the solder melts, then it uses a suction cup to pull the old cpu off. Then you just clean the board, line up the cpu and the machine heats it up again to flow the solder into the joints. It just uses hot air to do it. It can also be done with a heat gun, but not nearly as well.
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ejohnson - the soldering takes kahunas man, you get props for that..
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Thanks, Im not the average alienware owner who thinks because they own a alienware its the god of comptuers smile.gif
I know they use crap parts, thats why I get the base models, then put my own stuff in.

In all reality, I like the pretty lights.
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Originally Posted by ejohnson View Post

Thanks, Im not the average alienware owner who thinks because they own a alienware its the god of comptuers smile.gif
I know they use crap parts, thats why I get the base models, then put my own stuff in.
In all reality, I like the pretty lights.

in reality if you are doing that anyways, you essentially paid for an alienware case. kookoo.gif

that's an expensive case.
post #2606 of 8938
Indeed it is.

I just dont like many of the cases that are out right now. I wanted a small, thin tower that held a full sized gpu. No one really offered it, so I got the alienware x51.

One nice thing though is that these computer hold their value really well... they are like the macs of PCs smile.gif
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I worked for Dell for years and was there when they took over AlienWare, I was there through all the XPS / Dimensions / Optiplex. I left right as the Nehalem chips were in full swing.
I even edited some tech manuals for the helpdesk.

Funny thing is now even though Dell put me through 1/2 of my schooling, when I left I took a Dell E521 tower with me. AMD tower at that with a nVidia chipset mobo... tongue.gif
Edited by malmental - 1/9/13 at 11:28am
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I got a few amd boards with nvidia chipsets laying my basement. Mostly from old htpcs.
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had a delivery today
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and they are still taped. what's wrong with you!
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