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Old October 23, 2009, 07:42 PM
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With great anticipation I drove to town today to pick up my new rig. Opened the box and carefully lifted the Scout out of the shipping box and had a first peek. This thing looks even better than I had imagined and it is quite a bit larger than I had expected. I got out the GTX 260 and opened the side of the case to install the card. I can't believe what I'm seeing! A huge ball of cables shoved down in behind the PSU. I can't get the card in because of the mess. No power cables for the video card or the second HD as per the instructions they clearly never read. They did however tie wrap everything together. This thing was assembled with absolutely no thought of cable management what so ever! I've got it all unpluged and all the cables out and now I'm starting to reroute and plug it all back in. This could take a while as I've never done it before and I'm going to have to read a few manuals to make sure I get it right. There was no way to undo it all and keep track of where things came from as it was all intertwined and tie wrapped together. If I was near the place this thing came from they would get it right back. With a little luck I might be able to get it running tonight. I never knew it was possible to be pissed and stoked at the same time.
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Old October 29, 2009, 08:53 AM
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After a few day's checking things out I asked for a RMA and I'm sending my rig back. The power switch on the case is sticking in, and the whole thing needs to be torn down and the case replaced. The Corsair Ram won't run stable at 1600 with the EVGA X58-A1 board so that's being swapped out for Mushkin Redline or Ascent Ram. The only difference I can find between the 2 is the heatsink so what ever they have in stock will do. The timing's are tighter at 6-7-6-18 and will run at 1600 in that board with out any tweaking. I'm confident they will get it assembled properly this time and there won't be any issues when I get it back.
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Old October 29, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Wow I'd be super ticked if I had a new toy and had to send it back right off the bat. Hope it all turns out ok for you. Mind if I ask who you ordered from?
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