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ive heard the 1k rpm slim scythe pushes like no air but they have a 2k rpm one. I just need to find a slim 120 mm fan thats not 25 mm think. cuz anything 25mm thick blocks the RAM port closest to the cpu cooler frown.gif that means no RAM with large heatsinks.
Memory heatsinks in the past were good to have, today imo are more cosmetic, ram doesnt get that hot anymore, still is nice to have but not mandatory. If you still want to have memory heatsink, and dont want to get other memory nor another cooler, maybe just buy an after market memory heatsink like Enzotech Forged Copper RAM Heatspreader (MA-DDRC1).
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http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-low...m2a1600c9.html

Low profile with "coolers" ... its more like a antistatic protection for rookies.
post #2003 of 7112
Kvjavs, if you want the tv tuner but don't want "sacrifice" your gpu's pci-e speed (-.-) then you need to start think about the possibility of a usb tuner like Ironage said.
I have this on my HTPC, Terratec H7 with DVB-C/DVB-T, CI slot so you can put conax card reader there, etc hella good tuner. everynow and then (maybe a week) it jams and you have to detach usb cable and reattach and wait 5 seconds and then it works.
Also it works with win7 media center really well.
http://www.terratec.net/en/products/..._H7_91101.html

E: Yeah it's expensive but IMHO totally worth it.
If you need satellite tuner then ummm maybe the Terratec S7 would be nice.
Basically like the H7 but with satellite support. And a bit more pricier.
But I wouldn't recommend those usb sticks, they just usually don't work very well..
Edited by lagittaja - 8/18/11 at 11:40am
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post #2004 of 7112
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What do you guys think of those 3 slot GTX 570/580s?
TOO BIG and I'll never be able to SLI/x-Fire in my HP case oh you ment for you ... mehhh I don't care seriously though I think Asus is shooting themselves in the foot and losing sales by making so many of their higher end cards 3 slotters, I can see SOME of them, but they barely make a 2 slot card anymore, seems dumb to me ?

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Also congrats on 200 pages of posts everyone.
wooo hoooo I didn't notice I hot over 200+ posts now also thanks go out to Asus (and you guys!) for getting me hooked into Computer Building 101.

... and Kvjavs ... about you going to ATX remember ... It's mATX, and mATX is for real men. mATX = Manly ATX. are you a MAN or WAT ?
   
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INTERESTING !!! Just up on NewEgg ...



> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.720933 <

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Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/20/11 at 8:53pm
   
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Should I download the drivers out of their site or the cd that comes with the motherboard?
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post #2007 of 7112
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Should I download the drivers out of their site or the cd that comes with the motherboard?
CD first ... because you'll need the NIC driver to go online ... then you can decide if you want to update the BIOS and other drivers, SOME people are still running on the Original BIOS w/o problems, others updated and had issues, other updated and got rid of issues ... it's for sure a YMMV kinda thing.

Edit: Steps I took ... others might have done it differently ?
- assemble your system
- turn it on
- do a CLEAN install of Win7 on your SSD/HDD
- install drivers & apps from Asus Support CD
- run windows updates
- decide about BIOS/driver updates off Asus website support
Hope that helps, Nebster

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/18/11 at 2:13pm
   
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What if put them on a hdd or something and instal them on windows installation? Would that be better?
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What if put them on a hdd or something and instal them on windows installation? Would that be better?
The best way is to install Win7 clean. In Windows, put your support dvd in. When prompted, install only a single driver, being your ethernet driver. The rest you should get online.
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I ran windows update ahead of the driver and app from the support CD, since I lost the wireless mouse and keyboard when I tried it as LAKF describes here. There is mention someplace that you need Win7, sp2 or something before you install the drivers and apps from the ASUS CD - don't remember where I read it though.

Edit (2): Steps I followed...
- assemble your system
- turn it on
- CLEAN install of Win7 on my SDD
- run windows updates
- install drivers & apps from Asus Support CD
- decide about BIOS/driver updates off Asus website support


Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
CD first ... because you'll need the NIC driver to go online ... then you can decide if you want to update the BIOS and other drivers, SOME people are still running on the Original BIOS w/o problems, others updated and had issues, other updated and got rid of issues ... it's for sure a YMMV kinda thing.

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- assemble your system
- turn it on
- do a CLEAN install of Win7 on your SDD/HDD
- install drivers & apps from Asus Support CD
- run windows updates
- decide about BIOS/driver updates off Asus website support
Hope that helps
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