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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [5]

24 Jul 2013   #1031
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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Is this your build Gary? Also, I like to keep the pillows but man it's fun to bust them! lol
Fun as popping them is, I give them to my private mail service when I pick up packages so they can reuse them.

When I worked in warehousing, we would place bubble wrap under the tires of forklifts and trucks where the operators couldn't see them and watch the reaction when they drove off.

We used to do that as well.....fun times, fun times. I really try to quell my urges to pop them and reuse them as much as possible. What I can't use, I usually give away as well.


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24 Jul 2013   #1032
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hey guys,im back
Ran into some problems. My previous board malfunctioned when i put in the new processor so was without internet access for an entire 40 hours. Now i know how cavemen lived
Anyways got new processor,rams and motherboard. Now i only need to Put in the Xigmatek cooler which i have absolutely no idea how to do.
Again,cable management isnt good,i know.
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24 Jul 2013   #1033
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Looking good!
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24 Jul 2013   #1034
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Oh, cool! Popping pillows!
Bags of air, at least Amazon packed this well.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Is this your build Gary? Also, I like to keep the pillows but man it's fun to bust them! lol
Yes, it will be mine.
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Nice job, Gary. I can't make out anything except the 4670K, but I assume there is a board in there too. Probably a few more goodies too.
Nah, I wish, just a board Steve. Like to try out some 2666 RAM, but no budget for it. Maybe I can overclock the 2133 to 2400 this time.
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24 Jul 2013   #1035
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
Hey guys,im back
Ran into some problems. My previous board malfunctioned when i put in the new processor so was without internet access for an entire 40 hours. Now i know how cavemen lived
Anyways got new processor,rams and motherboard. Now i only need to Put in the Xigmatek cooler which i have absolutely no idea how to do.
Again,cable management isnt good,i know.
Rams:


Lookin' good dude. The cooler should have some directions with it, if not give us the model number and we'll help out.
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24 Jul 2013   #1036
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
Hey guys,im back
Ran into some problems. My previous board malfunctioned when i put in the new processor so was without internet access for an entire 40 hours. Now i know how cavemen lived
Anyways got new processor,rams and motherboard. Now i only need to Put in the Xigmatek cooler which i have absolutely no idea how to do.
Again,cable management isnt good,i know.
Rams:



Looking good mate, I always found it easier to fit air coolers while the board was out of the case, but I guess it's a bit late for you to do that now lol.
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24 Jul 2013   #1037
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I go with Steve's advice and put on the air cooler, RAM and all the cables I can before putting the board in a case.
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24 Jul 2013   #1038
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

NOOOO!! It took me 40 mins to put in the board And there are instructions but they are absolutely useless. Cooler is Xigmatek Achilles.
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24 Jul 2013   #1039
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
Now i only need to Put in the Xigmatek cooler which i have absolutely no idea how to do.
Seems pretty straightforward.

However, you do need the board out of the case, because you will first have to mount the backplate onto the back of the motherboard.
If you did not get the instruction manual, here it is.

Xigmatech Achilles II SD1284 Support & Downloads

Download and read/print the User Manual, lay out all the items needed acc. to serial number, and you should be good to go.

I am attaching the relevant parts as images so you can print them large, each one on a separate sheet of A4.

Remember the holes on the raised legs of the backplate are for the Intel sockets, so you will have to place the backplate with those legs touching the motherboard at the holes for the CPU cooler mounting pins. In the illustration, if the background is the motherboard, that is how the backplate needs to go.


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24 Jul 2013   #1040
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's a little late for me to be saying this, but it's a lot easier to test the basic components while the MOBO is out of the case (the process is known as benching). There are fewer things to go wrong, making troubleshooting much easier, not to mention getting at components is much easier. This video will give you, among other things, detailed instructions on how to bench a new MOBO, should you (or anyone else) be curious. It's also usually easier to install the CPU cooler while the MOBO is outside the case (with some cooler/case combinations, it's the only way).

I'm so glad I bench tested my MOBO before putting it in the case. After I had installed the MOBO, etc. in the case, I ran into a problem. Had I not benched it first, I would not have known if the problem was with the MOBO, the CPU, the RAM, the GPU, or something else. Since benching had already told me the MOBO, CPU, RAM, and GPU played well together, I knew it had to be something else and didn't have to waste time ripping everything out trying to figure out what was wrong (it turned out to be a reversed front panel switch connector, which was weird since those connectors aren't supposed to be polarized; whatever, it worked after I "unreversed" it and I never argue with success).

While I got my little notebook (and its netbook predecessors) strictly for use when I'm traveling, it's handy to have as a backup computer if my desktop is down.
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