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    Default Bad luck

    Believe it or not, this is the way the board came. No use crying about it, I'll do what I need to and wait for replacement. :shrug:
    See those nice shiny bent pins in the cpu socket?
    As you may notice I had already put the cooler backplate on and was about to install the cpu/cooler.
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    Default Re: Bad luck

    thats pretty bad,even i wouldnt attempt repairing those,rma should be ok though
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    OUCH!..holy bent pins, that ugly!..sorry to hear your bad luck and have to wait. I want this board also. My local Microcenter should have them next week.
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    Default Re: Bad luck

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    thats pretty bad,even i wouldnt attempt repairing those,rma should be ok though
    LOL. Like I told you, It's too bad for me to mess with. Plus it's brand new and if something went wrong I would always suspect those pins. Nope, I'll just wait for a replacement. Maybe it will be here in time for the new cpu's!

    (BTW, did you use those sticky pieces on the backplate when you installed your Noctua? How in He?? do you get them loose once they are on there? I tried to pry them off the back of the Z68 & couldn't but fortunately I had an extra backplate. Guess the Z77 will get water cooling after all!)
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    yeah i tend to put some tape over them or dont peel of the backing so they dont stick to the mb,use a flat bladed screwdriver between the backplate and the cpu socket backplate thats fixed to the mb,gentle prizing will loosen it free
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    Those tabs are stuck pretty good! I grabbed it yesterday thinking it was just gonna come right off. But yeah, I'm just making an excuse to get a water cooler that I probably don't need.
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    Default Re: Bad luck

    Forgot to mention, -and I don't have another socket to look at- it looks like some pins are actually missing as well, unless it was made that way. You can see it better on a close up shot I made, but problem with all the shots is each one I took only shows so much detail, you really have to see them all. I didn't want to clutter up the forum with a bunch of large pics so I didn't post them. Don't know if the socket cover is placed by hand or machine, but there appeared to be some small bits of plastic or some other substance between the pins. Didn't really show up in the pics, though.
    You can imagine my disappointment, I really wanted to put the "old" i7 in and see what this board would do, since I've been sort of disappointed in my Z68XP-UD3 OC'd performance.

    I would also add that this does not make me anti-Gigabyte. Having a long background in manufacturing I've seen enough to know that "stuff" happens.
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    WOW that is bad how did they even allow it to pass QC? I wouldn't stick my processor in there for no amount of money.
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    Yeah, glad I caught it before I inserted the cpu. It had the socket cover in place and all, so I don't know. If it hadn't been shiny (the bent pins) I never would have known.
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