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Have a HC50. Worried like heck :(


Zomb1ki113r

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Hello everyone.

 

My name is Andy, I reside in West Sussex U.K and I have a bit of a dilemna.

 

I currently have a EVGA/Alienware OEM'ed 680i and I wasn't going to replace it for a while yet.

 

I purchased a HC50 Corsair LCLC about two months ago and put it on and I love it. Temps are excellent and I have managed a large overclock out of my aging E4500. However, there lies the problem.

 

Being as the 680i was one of Nvidia/Intel's 'skank' motherboards (they don't support anything on 45nm) I was looking at paying out for a new motherboard and chip when I decided to go down the upgrade path. And this is fine, because I have chosen to go AMD Phenom 2 as it supports my existing ram (8gb Corsair XMS DDR2) which I am not replacing, especially given current ram prices.

 

However, the HC50 does not come with an AMD retention mech and I have just coughed out £60 for this lovely HC50 unit. I did read when buying it that you can get a replacement RT mech from Corsair, but I have no idea how to :confused:

 

I did try following the customer support steps, but the page would not continue to the support form, so sadly for you guys here I am :D

 

Any suggestions? I'm tired of Intel and their motherboard changing debauchery, and don't want to replace my ram. I have no real considerable upgrade options (apart from older core 2 extremes, no thanks) so would ideally want to return to AMD because for £65 I can get a bloody good board that supports their entire gen of Phenom2 and Athlon2 CPUs.

 

I'm not prepared to go I7 as I have had it with Intel. Any company that can change a single socket's worth of CPUS to require two or three motherboard upgrades and then go onto another socket entirely can bugger right off.

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It will not matter where you are as long as UPS and or FEDEX will deliver there. We do have an office in Europe and Asia so you should be fine!

 

:praise:

 

Incredible. Paid the poor, measly $5 and it's been shipped and arrives from Europe tomorrow :eek:

 

I'd actually bitten two of my fingernails to bleeding point over this. I have spent 30+ hours doing my research, made the decision to kick Intel to the curb due to their obsessive motherboard changing debauchery and was scared to death I wouldn't be able to use the HC on the AMD :D:

 

Superb service, absolutely thrilled. :bigeyes:

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I should be good now :D

 

It arrived. Thanks so much !

 

Now I need to decide on what CPU to get. This is a daunting task :sigh!:

 

Not sure whether to get something sensible or just go balls out. Got a beautiful motherboard all ready and waiting though :)

 

First lanparty ever, it has like, 14 USB headers haha.

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