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Old 01-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #31
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

Here you go...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...INC-_-17994085
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #32
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

Order one but I want to build now so will it hurt to kind of let it sit on top of one of my older SATA drives. Will that be too hot? Any other suggestions on a "jury-rig" until the mount comes in?

p.s. Told you all I'd be asking for a lot of help with this build !!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #33
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

I wouldn't put it on top of a HDD due to heat. Mine is just sitting in a 3.5" drive tray. It's not attached to anything. It's just fine. Unless you plan on moving your case, it doesn't really need to be mounted.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #34
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

I am typing this from my brand new computer build (specs are in my new signature)!!



My new Windows Index score is 7.6. The CPU came in at that score while everything else came out at 7.9!! The entire build went very smoothly and it booted up on the first try. This Cool Master Hyper 212 heatsink is huge but my CPU temps are stable at 22-24c! Only problem I ran into was I had to run out and get a new keyboard as the ASUS board didn't have an old PS/2 connector and that's what my old Logitech one used. That made me feel old ! That tells you it's been awhile since I upgraded.

Any tweeking advice from those that have the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro? I'll be putting my new system through it's paces in the next few days but so far...... I'M LOVIN' IT!!

Feels good to build a system again.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #35
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

Congrats, a fine Gen3 board. Enjoy!

Disable PLL override or similar wording in BIOS if you plan to OC past 4.2.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #36
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Congrats mindx2 good job, ya got a real power house there.
Enjoy my friend...
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #37
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

Congrats on the new rig, its looking very good!
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #38
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Re: Upgrading and need advice

Congrats on the new rig!!! Enjoy!!!
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Antec SOLO II, Corsair TX650M, Asus ROG Crossblade Ranger, AMD A10-7890K, 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600, Asus R9 270X DirectCU II TOP 2GB,

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
Antec SOLO, Corsair TX650, Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P, Intel Q9550, 4x2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800,
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