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F**K CANCER USA Cruncher Assembly

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I started to assemble the USA Cruncher rig being given away in Kreij's honor. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

parts


CPU/MB combo


CPU


New heat sink mounting hardware



MB in case



PSU finds it's new home



Wires (this case sucks for wire management)



Video Card installed



TIM awaiting heat sink installation



Had to remove the top of the case in order to be able to install the fan on the heatsink














As she sits now-
 
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still waiting on the SSD from @bogmali and the RAM from @lilhasselhoffer to arrive. Pulled a stick of RAM from my 2600k system for the time being.
 

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That cooler looks pretty serious! What make and model is it?
 
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That cooler looks pretty serious! What make and model is it?
I agree! What a monster! :eek:

FYI- will put a link to here in the other thread ;)
 
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I agree! What a monster!

me too its a beast


looks great man, im loving the butter knive on the coffee table for assembly hehe ;) really though, :toast:
 
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The build is looking great! And for such a good cause!
 
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im loving the butter knive on the coffee table for assembly hehe ;) really though, :toast:
Thermal paste on toast. Breakfast of champions. Keeps you reeeeal cool.
 

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I see you got the HDD - did it arrive in good shape?
 
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Looks awesome bro, great work! Thanks to all the contirbutors of this build and to BS for his hard work! :respect: :respect:
 
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Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD on its way to you....be on the lookout for it tomorrow (from FEDEX).
 
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I agree! What a monster!

me too its a beast


looks great man, im loving the butter knive on the coffee table for assembly hehe ;) really though, :toast:
Thermal paste on toast. Breakfast of champions. Keeps you reeeeal cool.
The butter knife was used to pry the front of the case off

I see you got the HDD - did it arrive in good shape?
Yep, zero issues

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD on its way to you....be on the lookout for it tomorrow (from FEDEX).
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I'm sorry but I just realized I had posted "looks terrible" last night when that's not what I meant at all, and I have no idea how that happened. I'll blame it on the fever, but I'm really sorry that came out, total accident, I swear! :oops:

It looks awesome indeed :rockout:
 

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Awesome job Barbaric and everyone that has donated to this awesome cause!
 
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Amazing stuff. Really awesome community here on TPU as usual :lovetpu:

I hate to be that guy, but is the fan on that epic cooler facing the wrong way in the last pic?
 
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I'm sorry but I just realized I had posted "looks terrible" last night when that's not what I meant at all, and I have no idea how that happened. I'll blame it on the fever, but I'm really sorry that came out, total accident, I swear! :oops:

It looks awesome indeed :rockout:
Here in New England, we say it's "wicked" :)

Looking good!!! And I thought the butter knife was to spread peanut butter on the CPU :p
 
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Thermal paste on toast. Breakfast of champions. Keeps you reeeeal cool.
hehe

great job on the build tho man big thumbsup
 
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I hate to be that guy, but is the fan on that epic cooler facing the wrong way in the last pic?
The case fan by the heatsink is set for exhaust right now, that's why I have the fan like that. I may reverse both fans though, undecided.
 

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The case fan by the heatsink is set for exhaust right now, that's why I have the fan like that. I may reverse both fans though, undecided.
:confused: I thought that was the most generally accepted way to do it? I've always only had the fan on the same side as you have it BS, and the case fan set to exhaust.
 
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:confused: I thought that was the most generally accepted way to do it? I've always only had the fan on the same side as you have it BS, and the case fan set to exhaust.
I only pointed it out because it looked like the fan is pulling air through the heatsink to the front of the case. Therefore not following the same airflow as the exhaust fan on the case. BS did that on purpose though so that's ok :) I've put in a Zalman heatsink backward before and it took me 2 months to realise it was in backwards lol. I opened the case after 2 months to clean out some dust and realised, "oh crap".
 

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I only pointed it out because it looked like the fan is pulling air through the heatsink to the front of the case. Therefore not following the same airflow as the exhaust fan on the case. BS did that on purpose though so that's ok :) I've put in a Zalman heatsink backward before and it took me 2 months to realise it was in backwards lol. I opened the case after 2 months to clean out some dust and realised, "oh crap".

Ahhhh, I understand your questioning at first. I've always done the "push" method through the heatsink, like he's got it. Didn't know there was another way. :) Anyway, I'm really liking this build, and I really like that heatsink!
 
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Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#23
DAMN IT, you're right @THE_EGG, the fan is backwards. I have to take the top of the case off again to reverse it.
 

rtwjunkie

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#24
@THE_EGG, You've got some serious attention to detail. The fan ITSELF was backwards!
 
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#25
Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD on its way to you....be on the lookout for it tomorrow (from FEDEX).
it's here, I'll probably install Windows on it tomorrow (and reverse that fan also) and get the system up and running.