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Completed Build!
12-11-2011, 06:27 PM,
#1
Completed Build!
Hey guys,

Happy to say my build went very smooth with a few small scary moments and uncertainties about how the things worked. My main thing was that I always heard the rule is "don't force it". Yet there were a few times where I felt like putting any more pressure than a firm bump was breaking this rule and stopped to see if I was doing it wrong. But for the most part I just needed to apply more pressure. My biggest issue was right at the beginning putting the latch back down on top of the CPU in the motherboard. I really had to pull that lever down to get it in, it freaked me out. And putting together the Silver Arrow as the most difficult part. After that it was just cable routing and management.

Overall it was awesome. I started Friday night with an out of box test. Then started putting everything in Saturday morning, took a break for Frisbee and finished it a few hours after. And have spent this Sunday morning installing everything. Appreciate all the help you guys have given me and it's been a lot of fun researching and building. I probably won't visit the site as much anymore but I will definitely keep following the updates. Here are the pictures.

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12-11-2011, 10:38 PM,
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RE: Completed Build!
I love that pretty little flower you have as your icon Wink I know what you mean about the don't put pressure on things. When I switched out the ram for my laptop I had to put a fair amount of pressure to snap it into place. My heart raced the entire time.
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12-12-2011, 04:09 AM,
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RE: Completed Build!
Congratulations on the new build, sweet rig Big Grin

Just missing the signature with the specs now Smile

Man, I almost forgot how big the Silver Arrow CPU Cooler is Tongue
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-12-2011, 03:35 PM,
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RE: Completed Build!
Congrats on the build!
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