Got the FFXIV code I was supposed to get in the first place (and two bonus ones, even; now that's customer service!), then installed the 4670K and started setting up my new computer.
Now if I didn't have to catch up with all these bloody Windows Updates for a fresh install. Windows 7 is getting overdue for a Service Pack 2, but Microsoft probably doesn't care at this point.
Once I've got Windows patched up, all the drivers installed, etc., then I'll worry about how far I can overclock Haswell under water. I hope getting a Costa Rica chip hasn't already screwed me over from the outset.
Meanwhile, my Q6600 box is mostly stripped down to the basics given how much I moved to the new system (X-Fi Titanium HD, GTX 480 and capture card included). It will continue serving as the computer for the rest of the family once I reinstall Windows on it, because I can't believe they put up with using an old Athlon XP 1800+ box for this long.
Also, this build has taught me the hard way just how difficult it is to spread Prolimatech PK-3 over any sort of surface. The reviews never brought that up, just the great temperatures...takes me an hour or two just to get it covering the entire surface properly.
...Actually, scratch that, that's nowhere near the most frustrating thing with this build so far. No, that's the simple fact that every time I try to install an actual graphics driver, I either get no output to the monitor or a BSoD. It's not quite like how this GTX 480 used to act up, because the motherboard still detects it and everything.
Right now, this is a very big hurdle hurting the system's viability...
Edited by NamelessPFG - 10/27/13 at 3:02am