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Old 01-22-11, 11:54 AM   #121
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I wish this review was posted before I bought the Mugen 2.



http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...3_2.html#sect0
Thermalright has already addressed that with their REV 2 LGA1155/1156 bolt thru kit. They basically drilled a couple holes and notched out one spot for the 3 screws. You could easily do the same with a drill and a dremel.
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Old 01-22-11, 12:11 PM   #122
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Now it's my turn to post my setup!!!!!!


Had a bit of a scare trying to get this pc installed. I did the main no no in the fact that I got carried away installing so I installed everything into the case before I tried to test it. I swear it never fails that something goes wrong when you do that. Took me a long time to tear it all back apart and figure out the issue. The board acted like it was sort of working and would power up but the fans just ran at full speed and nothing happened. Turns out when I was installing the CPU one of those incredibly tiny pins on the pin pad was out of it's slot and grounding into another one. With the smallest screwdriver I had I took and pushed it back into it's slot and gently put the cpu back it. The computer then POSTed no issue. I guess it works by chopping off 1 pin, but apparently 1154 is too many to lose.

Side note I don't even want to know how small those things are going to be for Sandy Bridge E. Really makes me wonder at what point they will simply have to integrate the CPU into the board because it will be too complicated to get the cpu mounted. I can only imagine how many other people might have done something similar without even knowing it, and thinking the board was DOA. If I didn't already have experience with bent pins in the past I probably wouldn't have even thought to look much less notice something so subtle. It doesn't exactly stand out next to 1000 other pins in the grid.

A couple of crappy phone camera shots:






Don't mind the sleeveless fan wire, I will probably be replacing that fan with one that is sleeved.

Temps are very good, idling at 29C in BIOS, and the board temp is usually 1 or 2 degrees below that. 95W power draw @ idle from the wall. Haven't even run a benchmark on this system yet. I was able to use my old windows install and boot right into it although windows thought I was pirating software. I love the fact that it displays all of those error messages before it asks to you activate. Thought maybe my key was revoked or something. After I activated everything works again.
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Old 01-22-11, 12:15 PM   #123
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Finished doing my taxes last night and I'm getting back about 3x more than what I expected so I'll be diving into Sandy Bridge in February. Can't wait!
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Old 01-22-11, 01:05 PM   #124
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Finished doing my taxes last night and I'm getting back about 3x more than what I expected so I'll be diving into Sandy Bridge in February. Can't wait!
Awesome, I'm hoping I get a bunch back this year because I'd like to get a 2500K and micro ATX p67, but without the extra $400 that I got from Bush and just collected last year, I don't know if I'll have enough.

I can get a 2500K for $180 at Micro Center.
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Old 01-22-11, 01:41 PM   #125
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Awesome, I'm hoping I get a bunch back this year because I'd like to get a 2500K and micro ATX p67, but without the extra $400 that I got from Bush and just collected last year, I don't know if I'll have enough.

I can get a 2500K for $180 at Micro Center.
That's where I'm buying mine
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Old 01-22-11, 02:06 PM   #126
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Not too shabby...



Not sure if it's stable or anything yet but I know the voltage is a little high and the temps are getting too high for my liking; almost to 80C in P95.

5.0 didn't post and since I'm already running hot I'm just going to lower it a bit and see if I can find some good 24/7 clocks. I'll probably try for 5.0ghz again later.
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Old 01-22-11, 05:38 PM   #127
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Thermalright has already addressed that with their REV 2 LGA1155/1156 bolt thru kit. They basically drilled a couple holes and notched out one spot for the 3 screws. You could easily do the same with a drill and a dremel.
But this kit won't work with my Scythe right?
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Old 01-22-11, 06:47 PM   #128
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But this kit won't work with my Scythe right?
Not likely. If they use the same type of screws the backplate might actually work, but the other part is made specifically for their mounting design.
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Old 01-22-11, 07:07 PM   #129
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Yeah I'm just mustering the will to take my rig apart only to be disappointed that it won't fit. Probably during the games tomorrow.
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I just stay with my i7-920 I have been ruuning it since day one at 4.2gigs at 1.4v ,I just can't see the sandy worth getting if you are running a i7-920 at 4.2gig.The highest I have ever ran mine was 4.5gig but it gets to hot.
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Old 02-22-11, 05:28 PM   #131
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If you happen to have 1 of the 5% with the bad sata 2 and you just use it for an optical drive what would be the issue?

estimate on B3 is 3 to 4 weeks here.
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If you happen to have 1 of the 5% with the bad sata 2 and you just use it for an optical drive what would be the issue?

estimate on B3 is 3 to 4 weeks here.
Having mine built with all the devices hooked upto the SATA III ports to avoid the trouble.
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