Description

This is my first Intel build. My previous build was a AMD 965 and 2x GTX 560 Ti's in SLI.

About the HDD's: The Seagate was a random hard drive in my house and I accidentally bought the 5400 RPM 3TB insead of the 7200 RPM (oops).

When I built it late at night, and I tried to run it, there was no BIOS displaying, nothing. I checked everything, couldn't find the problem. I took it to a specialty store this morning, and after going through everything, he took off the cooler. At first we thought the CPU was fried cause it was barely covered in thermal compound - but, it was stone cold. Then we checked out the socket, and there were a few bent pins. I was prepared to either buy another Sabertooth Z87 or send it to ASUS in Ontario (I live in BC). The employee then decided to try and bend the pins back with a sharp knife (the kinds that you would use to open small boxes or build miniatures), after about 30 mins of that, we crossed our fingers and hoped that it would work. There was so much tension in the store, they were waiting around and as soon as we heard the beep we had a big celebration.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Whoa Wowzers, you said you had the pins on the Mobo bent back together??! I never heard of that before, and you are truly lucky that it actually worked!

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

I know, I was scared shitless in that store. I decided to buy all the employees lunch to thank them, it was that big of a deal for me lol.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for being a good guy

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

dat military themed case and thermal armor doh...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha it's awesome isn't it?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case and PSU. just got the case in white for a build i just finished. Nice specs.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man nice build!!

I just got this PSU. How hard was it to take the sticker off of it?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

It was kind of difficult, it's not an easy peel. It leaves behind a lot of stuff that you gotta scrape or pick off and it will be sticky on the top.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

lucky bending the pins back worked. i had 6 bent pins and fixed all but 1. that 1 pin brokeD:

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

if only you could have built this on DEC 31, and spent $10.01 more on it....that would've been awesome o.o

...but then you wouldn't be playin those sweet games x.x

nice system!!!!

+1

after thought, just out of curiosity, isn't the WD Red built to be a NAS drive?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I'm not sure, but it doesn't matter that much to me anyway, as long as I can play those games at Ultra.

What's happening on Dec 31st?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nvm lol that was a joke that made sense when I was dog tired....lol

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Are you doing video editing or just gaming? If you're just gaming the i5 and 8 GBs of RAM is good enough. You overpayed like crazy for that 1 TB HDD. You could have went with a cheaper Z87 mobo, and still have been okay. You could have also went with a 9970 or a 280x for cheaper and have been okay with the PSU you have.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I personally like Nvidia cards, and I do video editing. I decided to either "go big or go home" so I went all out. I didn't pay for the 1TB HDD, as I said it was one of my dad's. I wanted this board because it has great reviews, great features and I went for an all-black theme.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh I see now.

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