I got the parts today around 7:30pm 9__9 After waiting since 8am!!!!!!!!.....argghhhh! lol!! Putting the heatsink on wasn't as hard as the badly worded instructions made it sound. I made a complete mess of myself with thermal paste ^/////^ and just about died when I thought I bend a socket pin. But I was able to bend it back rather easily...it was just soooo damn tiny! After finally getting everything put together, I flipped the power switch and voila! This colorful machine hummed to life!
The bios had no trouble recognizing my mouse after I plugged in it's wirelss dongle. It was really clean and easy to navigate too. The CPU had a temp of about 35c idling there. I'm so damn happy to have a machine like this. I haven't had a really up to date computer in....forever!! Even in 2008, I still asked for something mid range. But this is definitely not "just scraping by" :D I can't wait to see how this thing chews through photoshop, painter, and sai XD
Atm, I'm still waiting on my SSD to arrive in the mail so I can install windows. Should be here Wednesday. Till then...I feel like a guy driving around in a 1960s VW beetle while I have a ferrari sitting in the driveway without wheels.
Oh the pain...oh the torture...lol! THANK YOU GUYS SOOOO MUCH FOR HELPING ME BUILD THIS!!!!!!!!! I promise to do some bad ass painting with it ^____^