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New Core I7 Rig Build "The Unkown"

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its going out tomorrow morning.
yeah but maybe then can send one out in the mean time, to save you some downtime.
 

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damn, thats probably what happened to my i7 build. memory was acting real shtty and finally just wouldnt post.

oh well, thats in the past and I'm glad to be rid of that heat monster. bet all this copper will do a nice job cooling though
 

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Damnit domy. Really wanted to see a few benches from you tonight too. :ohwell:
 
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I know sorry guys. Thank biostar

being shipped quickly out tommorrow morning. im upset as everyone here :(

One thing though the cpu was idling stock at 33c. The gpu copper sink was so hot it was not even funny. little worried?
 
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Nah 33c sounds fine for the stock intel heatsink.
 
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oh I guess I misunderstood what you were saying. having a hot heatsink is not necessarily a bad thing. That means it is doing a good job of transferring the heat from the component into itself (the heatsink) and then later out of the case. But that doesn't mean you don't have a problem. So I just keep an eye on the gpu temps.
 
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oh I guess I misunderstood what you were saying. having a hot heatsink is not necessarily a bad thing. That means it is doing a good job of transferring the heat from the component into itself (the heatsink) and then later out of the case. But that doesn't mean you don't have a problem. So I just keep an eye on the gpu temps.
Well I have a 120mm strong cfm blowing on it from the window, but it only has a 80mm on the sink itself, once i get my 92mm for it, i wonder if it will help much. Its working transfering the heat very good. I mean this thing is scorching hot with the pipes transfering all that heat to every fin, but the card itself isnt hot at all. Only time will tell untill i can see a temp from GPUZ
 
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If the new board has stickers on the ram slots too, you could try using a hair dryer to warm the sticker before and while you peel it off.

Me personally, I would try putting a drop (ONLY A DROP) or lighter fluid on the sticker and letting it sit for an hour or so to absorb it. This will break up the glue underneath and it could very well just peel right off. But I like risk.
 
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Really looking good, and sorry to hear about your board, I do know how you feel, when I fist got my Stealth built done with the foxconn board, it ran for 5 min, then fried, I RMA the board & end up putting the striker extreme board in, the foxconn board went into another computer when it came back, I never found out why it fried. Just don't let it get the best of you.
 
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I like the hair dryer idea, im sure that will work good removing the adhesive.

Status RMA Update: Shipped out, will be there by Monday. Newegg told me they do not cross ship.

Thanks for the support guys and comments. You all rock :rockout:

Left to do:

*Order & install a 92mm fan for GPU heatsink
*Order & install Enzotech Vram copper sinks for video card
*Order Thermalright Extreme 120 True Copper CPU heatsink
*Modding motherboard tray & installing cpu heatsink
 
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Just a little update

Will be getting the thermaltake 120 true copper in Saturday, replacement mobo is coming in monday. Ill be outa town this fri-mon afternoon. I will get it running "again" with the stock heatsink to load everything in advance this coming monday night.

Will hopefully have lots of pics installing the copper heatsink with steel kane by next weekend.

I just also noticed I ordered enzotech low profile vram copper sinks and the mosfet copper sinks for all those little tiny ones(not sure what they are called). This will go great with the copper theme and help cooling the video card. If they dont come monday, itll be tuesday for sure. I added the 120mm fan on the VF1000 gpu heatsink. 70cfm of air pushing hard on it now.:toast:
 
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Got my board and thermalright heatsink in. Bad news is my camera wont charge so I had to take pics with camera phone which are horrid.

Good news is the sticker on the memory and cpu fell off loosely inside the packaging so it was awesome. The only sticker on was on the pci slots. I used a blow dryer and it came off like nothing!

To everyone that uses this heatsink placed horizontally like im doing, being so heavy I wouldnt even think twice mounting this unless modding it using the case mobo tray to support it like were going to do. It clears my window side door by so close anymore it wouldnt of worked so im happy.

Tomorrow my enzotech copper heatsinks for the video card come in. Ill have it running tomorrow with another pic of the video card.

This weekend hopefully we can install the copper heatsink in place of the stock sink and complete this build.
 

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Awesome news,, whenever your ready, My new workshop is almost done.
 

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Great news domy! I bet your anxious to get her up n running. Very interesting though that you decided on a single 4870, wouldve said a 4850x2 or 2x4830.
 
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Congrats domy! Glad you finally got your PC up and running. Keep us posted on how she runs.
 
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Great news domy! I bet your anxious to get her up n running. Very interesting though that you decided on a single 4870, wouldve said a 4850x2 or 2x4830.
Well I recently bought the 4870 not decided on building this new pc yet so its fine. Atleast its the 1Gb version for my high res because if it was the 512 I would definetly upgrade. Ill wait for a upgrade later this year. Im sure someone will release some sick full body copper/fan sink for a gpu again :)


Thanks and yeah im very anxious :D but since usps doesnt deliever mail today I found out, the copper sinks "might" not get here untill Wednesday...
 
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Sooooo...... my 750GB western digital HD is bad. I kinda dropped it one day and snapped the sata pin connector on the drive, but glued it back. The pc recongized it, but blue screened. I know this cause I poped in a old rapter 74GB and it installs windows fine. I dont have money for this. Im going to try my best and see what I can squeeze out, but it may have to wait 2 more friggan weeks. Ill use my raptor for now. I just wont install games etc untill i get my main drive. Other than that it booted the first time. Heres some pics. Ill post some screen shots maybe tonight if its not late of temps etc.

Lots of Copper :D
 

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That sux about your 750, you going to try to RMA it,, I would, I had a 300gb one time start on fire, I talking flames, glad I was right next to it with the side open. They replaced it.
 
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That sux about your 750, you going to try to RMA it,, I would, I had a 300gb one time start on fire, I talking flames, glad I was right next to it with the side open. They replaced it.
its my drive i had for about a half year now, no rmaing. thats why i tried to fix it. bleh
 
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Heres cpuz and gpuz. I am amazed on the gpu temps.Stock gpu cooler I was getting 52c idle, now its 34c idle.
 

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