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Old 4th August, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Great you will be the second guy to get one of the UEFI Bios in this forum...as far as I know. Do you use Windows? As I'm in Linux I don't get a shot at all of Asus Desktop software. Looks quite interesting and useful,...though I have come across a few complaints. Please let me know how you like the desktop software.

I use a Lian Li case, have for several years now, love it!

What are your cooling plans? Are you looking to run stock or run it right up the O/C scale?
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Old 4th August, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Depends on what you qualify as "new"... but it's listed as such. Yes.
Hey! It's new to you, it's new to me, It's new! Who cares when it was made, and I looked, you got a very nice deal on your board!

The 2500Ks are clocking right up there at 4.8-5.0 with the 2600K, 2700K, had I known more I might have bought less. ":O}
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Old 4th August, 2012, 09:41 PM
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As far as cooling. That's something I have to look into more. While I would love to go full nerd and assemble my own liquid unit again, I just don't have that kind of time at the moment. Nor quite that desire... yet.

Though I doubt I'll go stock. Ideally looking at a higher end air unit for the CPU and perhaps the GPU. That's something I've been out of for a while.

As for clocking the 2500k. I've heard great things on stock voltages. We'll see what happens. Lord knows that bug might bite me when I start the burn in. What synthetic benchmarks are we using these days?

And I have Win.7, also a copy of Snow Leopard. Might throw on Debian or Ubuntu. Again, I'll be finalizing the order on Monday. Still plenty of time between then and now.
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Old 4th August, 2012, 11:06 PM
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I'm useless these days as far as Windows bench marks, but I'd imagine that 3DMarks and Prime 95 will still get the fans turning..

I've been trying to locate and learn to use Linux bench marks. The forum has been a big help with this.

Here's what I have so Far.

Phoronix
...Boy what a find! Hundreds of benchmarks for just about everything.

To monitor temps and system resourses I'm using i7z and htop (A folding @Home monitor)

It's 85F here in Ravensdale so I've clocked down to 4600 for my own peace of mind. The first pic is betwwen work units, second pic shows underload.

If you want hook up on the i7Z or htop just ask! ":O}
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Old 5th August, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Looks like a wonderful program. I like the interface. I'll most certainly be touching base with you on that.
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Old 5th August, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Nothing would please me more!

*I'm trying to get AOA ready for Linux gaming coming to us from Steam. Steam is porting to Linux, may be a while yet but they hope to be imbedded in Ubuntu 12...which is coming up fast! ":O}

So I'm trying to find benchmarks that people can and will use to test gaming rigs for their speed and fitness in Linux

Sayyyyy.... have you tried Mint 13?

If not, BOY have I got a distro for you! LOL
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So I assume this means the next counter strike I'll be able to play on Ubuntu 12? Haven't tried Mint yet. I look forward too it though.

Order placed. I have to head back down to Virginia for a couple days to finish some business. Realistically I'll start this build on Saturday.
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Old 6th August, 2012, 10:32 PM
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We will be here if you need us! ":O}
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Well everything (appears) to be in. One minor hiccup. I have a 7 hour drive ahead of me to pick up a family member in Edison, N.J.

I'm leaving in 15 minutes. Hoping to be back around 3am. I'm hoping to get started on the morrow'.
If I can't it will have to wait until Monday.

Either way the parts are in. I'm excited. I'll have pictures up the moment I start my build.
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Looking forward to watching your progress!
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Home now. I'll get started tomorrow. Pictures from start to finish.

Ended up going with the superclocked 7850 - in case anyone wondered.
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I'll believe it when I see the pictures! LOL
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I'll believe it when I see the pictures! LOL
For the life of me I have zero idea where my digital camera is. Taking everything on my phone, emailing them, then uploading. Pain in the ...

Oh. Probably should have asked this before placing the order. Anyone have experience with Coolmax PSU's?
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Sorry no... If you post a link to its specks I sure someone can tell how well you did...
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Old 15th September, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Friends - I apologize for my absence. I've suffered a large personal loss
as my grandfather, one of the most beloved men in my family passed away.
I've been in California for several weeks. Didn't really cross my mind to check in.
Flew back into Ohio last night. I'm going to enjoy the weekend. I have a very
busy Monday & Tuesday. However I really would like to get this build process going.
I'll have pic's up once I start. As all I have right now are boxes containing components
(no fun in that)

Oh - I did get a great deal on a 24inch Asus LED. Brand new - $149.00
I was very excited about that.
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Condoleneses. Saying good bye to our dear ones always takes it's toll.
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Chris, there are occasions when humor or any sort is inappropriate...I would think that the death of one who is dear would be such an occasion...yes?
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