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post #3021 of 7108
Wait the PSU is in the bottom front? Or is the picture reversed? Thought it was a BTX but im like "Who the hell makes BTX cases anymore"
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post #3022 of 7108
Cool glad to see this thread alive and well. I just ordered this mobo. I was on my 29th day with my current ga-z68mx-ud2h-b3 board and I was getting annoyed by some basic OC bios issues I was having with it so I'm gonna return it and swap in this board. w00t

as for the sound package thing, I'll be hooking up my Turtle Beach DSS to the optical out and using my HD555's. Love this setup.

oh another question, I read the lucid virtu thing can decrease gpu performance by 10-15%, since this is a no-no for me, but if I wanted quick sync capabilities, could I essentially have my main gaming monitor hooked up via dvi to my GTX 570 and the 2nd monitor plugged in the HDMI via onboard HD3000? Would this allow the quick sync to work properly?
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post #3023 of 7108
Grrrr UPS, give me my mobo and new build stuff now damn you!!!!!


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post #3024 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n;15039760 
Wait the PSU is in the bottom front? Or is the picture reversed? Thought it was a BTX but im like "Who the hell makes BTX cases anymore"

It's genius. PSU mounts in the front, allowing space for a full ATX board, but it is actually like 2 or 3 inches shorter than the Antec Mini P180. It's a beautiful case.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;15039970 
It's genius. PSU mounts in the front, allowing space for a full ATX board, but it is actually like 2 or 3 inches shorter than the Antec Mini P180. It's a beautiful case.

Interesting. I had one Lian Li case, a PC-68 years ago. Nice cases, but aluminum vibrates too much for my taste and scratches easily. Not ideal with kitty claws
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post #3026 of 7108
OMG, UPS just knocked on my door and literally flew down the stairs and saw a lovely package just for me and then a little while later, Fedex dropped off my new U2412M replacement! Wooooo, its gonna be an freaking awesome friday and weekend! Only way this day could have gotten any better is if my eVGA GTX 570 superclocked would arrive today instead of monday, ah well! biggrin.gif

I feel like a little boy on christmas morning again!!! Can I join the club now?


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Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15033691 
Wait what ? ... Tri-fire ? how ya doing that ? headscratch.gif
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Originally Posted by utnorris;15035953 
Powercolor HD6870x2 and a Saphire HD6870.
Are you saying ... Powercolor HD6870 + Powercolor HD6870 + Saphire HD6870 ? IF SO ... Again ... how ya doing that ? headscratch.gif

EDIT: Ahhh google tells me the Powercolor HD6870x2 is a DUAL GPU card was not familiar with it, I get it now ... figured you'd do a 6990 & a 6970 though ? tongue.gif or is that next upgrade ? biggrin.gif

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 9/23/11 at 1:32pm
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15040794 
Are you saying ... Powercolor HD6870 + Powercolor HD6870 + Saphire HD6870 ? IF SO ... Again ... how ya doing that ? headscratch.gif

EDIT: Ahhh google tells me the Powercolor HD6870x2 is a DUAL GPU card was not familiar with it, I get it now ... figured you'd do a 6990 & a 6970 though ? tongue.gif or is that next upgrade ? biggrin.gif

I thought he downgraded from two 6990's?
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I did have two HD6990's, but I couldn't justify it. At retail prices the HD6990's cost ~$1500, this solution at retail is ~$600. I got mine for under $500. Granted, the HD6990 x 2 on paper blows away my tri-fire, but I had driver issues and really didn't see the performance to justify the cost. With my tri-fire at stock I was beating my single HD in synthetic benchmarks. Once I water cool them and overclock them, I should do quite well. The downside, and this is just based on what I have read, is the limited memory, 1Gb per GPU versus 2GB per GPU. Even if I went two HD6970's, cost is around $600+ depending on the deal I can find, my setup is doing better than my previous HD6970 CF setup I had and at a lower price. An alternative is the HD5970 and HD5870 tri-fire, but the difference in performance would be much and the ram amount is the same. So for me, this works out perfect and should last me awhile. At least till the new HD7000 series. biggrin.gif
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post #3030 of 7108
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;15035286 
I'd buy off a known retailer for less like NewEgg or ? and wait for a sale ... the i7k and i5 chips tend to go on sale every handful of weeks or so. biggrin.gif

I hate always being right rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif

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