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post #2311 of 7108
Moved my M4GZ to the Fractal Arc Mini. Updated the PSU to an AX850, too. biggrin.gif

Cable management is greatly improved and I am liking the fully modular PSU, too. Fan splitter cables allow me to run all case fans on the motherboard headers. Intended to install the H60 in the front, but ended up simply adding a fan and setting up for push/pull exhaust out the back of the case using the Corsair fan supplied with the H60 and a Yat Loon I had near by. I also installed another Yat Loon in the bottom of the case (intake).

LA_Kings_Fan found a source for the Fractal 140mm fan, so I will be adding one to the door (intake) and to the top (exhaust) in the near future (and removing one Yat Loon).

I plan to turn the drives around soon - got lazy and in a hurry!

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Originally Posted by AndrewCowley;14749573 
This isn't in the QVL however. Does that mater?

Not sure what the difference is between that F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL kit that's NOT on the QVL vs. the F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (XMP) kit that IS on the QVL ? the specs look to be the SAME to me ? Dual Channel DDR3, 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 lats, 1.5v ... what am I missing ? confused.gif
   
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post #2313 of 7108
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Originally Posted by snakemed;14685639 
LAKF, I read at another forum that you had requested a SupremeFX X-FI sticker, did you receive it? Did you put it on your board? Just curious. Like you and many others, I didn't get a sticker with my board, but I'm not sure I care either. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;14688403 
Nope never got it, and I've heard nothing back from that ASUS Rep as of yet ... I wonder if he got upset I posted about it for others that wanted one to try asking ... It's not a big deal to me either, but hey we were SUPPOSE to get it, and we PAID for it ... right ? rolleyes.gif

Monday 8/29/2011 UPDATE ! : GOOD NEWS EVERYONE ...
I just saved a boat load of money on auto ... oh oops wrong message board. tongue.gif

But, I got an email from Gary @ Asus today saying the SupremeFX X-FI labels finally arrived this week and He will be overnighting it to me in the next day or two. biggrin.gif
   
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post #2314 of 7108
Hey LAKF, i've two friends overhere in germany with just very poor experiences using the onboard sound on GENE Z in combination with Teamspeak; There's just the same issue since the ancient ages of rome with onboard sound: problems with fullduplex mode. And also this strange soundblaster software emulation gives the same results, that's a pity.

I'm following LocutusH and stick with my pure X-Fi Titanium, at least with all those known problems with poor creative drivers like forgetting micro plugged in or something like that.

PC-Audio stays like Ulysses Journey: You've the choice between those two monsters Scylla (onboard sound with duplexing problems at vanilla voip software) or Charybdis (pure creative hardware with known bugs out of hell). frown.gif
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post #2315 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakemed;14751479 
Moved my M4GZ to the Fractal Arc Mini. Updated the PSU to an AX850, too. biggrin.gif

That case does look like it was meant for this MB.... Think I need to start budgeting for a case swap... The biggest attraction I see is the support for long gpu's.... My case drives me nuts for that... That, and no cable management... Ah well... Nice work on that one.. I'm inspired to clean up my act....

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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;14751975 
Monday 8/29/2011 UPDATE ! : GOOD NEWS EVERYONE ...
I just saved a boat load of money on auto ... oh oops wrong message board. tongue.gif

But, I got an email from Gary @ Asus today saying the SupremeFX X-FI labels finally arrived this week and He will be overnighting it to me in the next day or two. biggrin.gif

He never responded to me, so I am not sure if I will be getting one or not. Did you ever decide on a GPU?
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post #2317 of 7108
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Originally Posted by utnorris;14754623 
He never responded to me, so I am not sure if I will be getting one or not. Did you ever decide on a GPU?

Did you PM him through the ASUS ROG Forum ?

And yeah ... I think so (
the Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic, I think it's the better buy in the long run for me) ... BUT just in time for NewEgg to be OUT OF STOCK on them right before the rebate expires ... SON-of-A-B!&%@ sozo.gif my luck I tell ya frown.gif
   
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post #2318 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;14755163 
Did you PM him through the ASUS ROG Forum ?

And yeah ... I think so (
the Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic, I think it's the better buy in the long run for me) ... BUT just in time for NewEgg to be OUT OF STOCK on them right before the rebate expires ... SON-of-A-B!&%@ sozo.gif my luck I tell ya frown.gif

You may want to consider the Dirt 3 edition. $25 cheaper after MIR, and you get two free games being Deus Ex: HR and Dirt 3 which got 89 and 86 Metascores respectively (That's $100 worth of games if you buy from Steam). You will be able to overclock it to Toxic specs anyways so I think it is a no brainer.
Edited by Ovlazek - 8/29/11 at 5:15pm
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;14755326 
You may want to consider the Dirt 3 edition. $25 cheaper after MIR, and you get two free games being Deus Ex: HR and Dirt 3 which got 89 and 86 Metascores respectively (That's $100 worth of games if you buy from Steam). You will be able to overclock it to Toxic specs anyways so I think it is a no brainer.

The TOXIC was suppose to MAYBE (* not a gaurantee but odds were good) be unlockable to a FULL HD 6970 ... I don't think the Dirt edition can (including Shaders) unlock ? and the TOXIC comes with those 2 free games also, and had FREE shipping compared to $8 for the Dirt edition ... IF ONLY it were in stock sozo.gif ... I'm just bumming ... who knows maybe it's for the best and NewEgg has some really AWESOME sale planned for the Labor Day weekend rolleyes.gif


CRAP sozo.gif I missed out on yet another MSI R6970 Ref OpenBox today at NewEgg sozo.gif, only $158.00 too. sozo.gif

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/29/11 at 5:56pm
   
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post #2320 of 7108
Not the cheapest, but I like the color scheme on this Powercolor model since it matches the M4GZ pretty well. I like the red PCB. It will match your RED Vengence memory modules, too. biggrin.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131444

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It might present size problems in your case though, LA_Kings_Fan, so be sure to check out the demensions.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;14755326 
You may want to consider the Dirt 3 edition. $25 cheaper after MIR, and you get two free games being Deus Ex: HR and Dirt 3 which got 89 and 86 Metascores respectively (That's $100 worth of games if you buy from Steam). You will be able to overclock it to Toxic specs anyways so I think it is a no brainer.

Edited by snakemed - 8/29/11 at 5:48pm
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