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    ROG Enthusiast Array Aje PC Specs
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    MotherboardZenith Extreme Alpha
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14-8GTZRX
    Graphics Card #1GeForce 1080 Ti Strix
    Monitor2x Dell U3014
    Storage #1Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB
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    CPU CoolerH2O
    CaseLian Li PC-V3000
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1200i
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    Headset Sony WH-1000X M3
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    Bent Pin - Zenith Extreme Alpha


    Just unpacked my new motherboard and I can see what looks like a bent pin on the socket. Not by much but enough to make me worried. I'm about to install a custom water cooling loop and rather not disassemble everything upon first boot-up. Would the BIOS/POST pickup any issues immediately? I'm thinking if I start the system without cooling - just booting to BIOS, or will that fry the CPU?

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    do you think contact will not happen?
    I would have a start but fixing the waterblock on the CPU without tube to add thermal inertia.

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    ROG 師傅 Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Laptop?...No way! (Model?...Jun Amaki...yes way!)
    ProcessorTHREADRIPPER 1920X
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14Q-32GVK
    Graphics Card #1GTX Titan X
    Graphics Card #2SLI is dead to me
    Graphics Card #3Tri SLI is even dead to Nvidia
    Graphics Card #4Quad SLI is dead to everybody especially my credit card
    Sound CardXonar Essence STX
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 950 PRO
    Storage #22x OCZ VERTEX 3/2x WD Caviar Black 500GB / 2x WD RED 2TB
    CPU CoolerCustom Loop: Dual D5s, Dual Alphacool Monsta 480s, XSPC Raystorm Neo TR4, EK TitanX WaterBlock
    CaseNope!...Phobya Bench...let it all hang out man!
    Power SupplySeasonic SS-1200XP3
    Keyboard Logitech G810 or Fender Rhodes Electric Piano (MKI 73)
    Mouse G502 or Speedy Gonzalez...not Mickey...don't do Disney!
    Headset ...firmly on neck
    Mouse Pad Mouse don't got his own pad man...lives with me
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    OS Win XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Spyware Edition
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    Personally...I wouldn't do that...

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    i would imedietly send it back within the return period.

    yeah the worse part is bend pins are not part of warranty, so ether u fix it yourself or you will be 600 bucks short..

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