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Old September 17, 2008, 11:26 AM
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You may remember me, I asked lots of questions on here about my new build. Well, I just got the parts in the mail, and I thought someone might like to see my progress as I go, not to mention offer advice if they spot anything :)

I don't have the cable to hook up my camera quite yet, but I will soon. The first round of pictures is forthcoming: Unpacking.
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Sounds good. I just love a good build log.

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Old September 17, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Hello all,

You may remember me, I asked lots of questions on here about my new build. Well, I just got the parts in the mail, and I thought someone might like to see my progress as I go, not to mention offer advice if they spot anything :)

I don't have the cable to hook up my camera quite yet, but I will soon. The first round of pictures is forthcoming: Unpacking.
u bet we do
1st build,oh so much fun ,any questions,just ask.
many great folks here that love to help

and like sswilson said to me."lots of pics"
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Old September 17, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Ok, first question. I have an aftermarket CPU cooler and Arctic Silver 5 thermal grease. It says I need to clean the CPU and the heatsink with high-purity
isopropyl alcohol. What is this/where can I find it?
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Old September 17, 2008, 12:35 PM
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Usually any drug store (rubbing alcohol). Watch for the purity though as some is diluted with water. You want to have as pure an alcohol content as you can. Here's a link.

Cleaning RAMchips and other surfaces

You can find a lot of answers by using the search feature here on the forum.

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Old September 17, 2008, 12:40 PM
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I'll answer that ..

Isopropanol is the purest,cheapest commercially available alcohol.

AKA ' isopropyl alcohol , IPA , 'rubbing alcohol' can generally be found at pharmacies....

You want 99% IPA . do not use the standard 'rubbing alcohol , it's only 70% and has other crap in it.

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Old September 17, 2008, 01:17 PM
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All right, I have 91% rubbing alcohol and coffee filters . . . I think I'm good to start assembly!
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well, a pink eraser is hte best and simplest method. Your not cleaning the headers of a F1 race car after all. Theres not going to be anything that you need to get carried away over.
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I have to clean the stock thermal grease off my cooler though.
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Old September 17, 2008, 11:39 PM
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Unpacking photos:
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