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Got a bit bored so decided to take my rig apart and get that cpu pin behind the mobo because it was really bothering me. And I realized why people'd rather have the psu faced down than upwards. Well for one, if you're a modder you don't need to paint the fan and all anymore because you won't ever see it and because the cpu pin doesn't go all the way around the mobo if faced upwards.

Looks much cleaner now (didn't take the dust off as I don't have the appropriate "tools", not that there's that much to be blown off anyway) smile.gif.


I'll take some shots later today if not tomorrow because it's my little sister's birthday and she's getting a 250 € worth camera (don't know the model and I doubt she looked it through either, girls barely ever look around before buying stuff -_-') that'll I'll nick for a couple of minutes wink.gif. I remember that I while back somebody had linked a great tutorial on how to take the best pics you possibly could of your computer (mainly how to get the lighting right, think it had something to do with covering the light bulb with a tissue or something like that). If anybody remembers what I'm talking about or has a guide of their own to suggest I'd be very thankful.


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post #11432 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Bonkers View Post

Looking great, why doesn't it boot?
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Originally Posted by SoundWorks3D View Post

Because asus mobo suck
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Originally Posted by faMine View Post

their motherboards are some of the best, but their RMA graphics support is the worst


I am about to RMA my second ASUS board in under a years time. I RMA'd an ASUS H67 Board for a bad video card slot in November. Part of the reason I bought my ASUS P8Z68 v-pro board. I now have to RMA that board as the on board audio has gone out. I'm using an old Soundblaster card right now. I'm really motivated to get my Phantom built this morning before work as it's a 90 day Refurbish ASUS(Sabertooth P67) I got a steal on it for a $100, if it does me wrong I think this might be my last ASUS board for a long long time.
     
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post #11433 of 15187
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their motherboards are some of the best, but their RMA graphics support is the worst
I'm never using asus brand again, they don't exist for me anymore
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don't be so quick to say that. took them a Month just to send me a replacement Motherboard, and it was a different revision. The whole time it was gone their RMA status Page never updated from waiting for arival. Scared teh crap outta me, sending it a place in Indiana that didn't exsist yet!

Same thing happen to me, they had me calling almost a whole week, just to know they received the damn thing got there on the 8th of march, didn't appear in there system tell the 19th of march, and then it wasn't worked on tell the 29th and the best thing is when i got the damn thing it was D.O.A.
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I am about to RMA my second ASUS board in under a years time. I RMA'd an ASUS H67 Board for a bad video card slot in November. Part of the reason I bought my ASUS P8Z68 v-pro board. I now have to RMA that board as the on board audio has gone out. I'm using an old Soundblaster card right now. I'm really motivated to get my Phantom built this morning before work as it's a 90 day Refurbish ASUS(Sabertooth P67) I got a steal on it for a $100, if it does me wrong I think this might be my last ASUS board for a long long time.

I suggest after that grand another brand. I know I am!!
post #11434 of 15187
I've got a 13 page thread that discusses my experience with ASUS RMA regarding their graphics cards.
post #11435 of 15187
Reppin' the ASRock here.
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Yup AsRock FTW. Just wish they answer emails every now and then or have a Rep on here!
   
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post #11437 of 15187
I plan on gettin asrock for my next build more than likely, like their prices and the aesthetics of their stuff. thumb.gif
post #11438 of 15187
ASRock = Asus

Just saying tongue.gif
post #11439 of 15187
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ASRock = Asus
Just saying tongue.gif

They will continue to distance themselves, the split hasn't been too long. (Hypothetically speaking lol)
post #11440 of 15187
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They will continue to distance themselves, the split hasn't been too long. (Hypothetically speaking lol)

The split is going to be quite severe to them I fear. Reason (as I read in an article) is that they get many of their high grade chips as well as technologies from Asus. That may cause them to increase their overall prices and quality may suffer.
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