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So I should reformat everything before upgrading windows (32 to 64)? Does this apply to a Boot Drive and a main (program files) drive?

It pretty much only applies to the boot drive. You can just remap your programs on your files drive if need be.
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So I should reformat everything before upgrading windows (32 to 64)? Does this apply to a Boot Drive and a main (program files) drive?

Nah, just your boot drive. Of course, your apps will need to be reinstalled as well, but all your data (ie: pr0n) will remain intact and waiting for some lovin.


Update: I've installed everything and am posted from a fresh Windows install. I've been sitting on this mobo since a week(ish) ago and have had all my parts since Friday...time simply didn't allow me to set everything up until now.

Most flawless build I've ever done. Nothing went wrong!

I'll post pics soonish.
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Originally Posted by RussellG;14207418 
Update: I've installed everything and am posted from a fresh Windows install. I've been sitting on this mobo since a week(ish) ago and have had all my parts since Friday...time simply didn't allow me to set everything up until now.

I am in the same sort of situation. I have had this board for almost a week now and I haven't done anything really with it yet. I installed the waterblock and that's about it. I am having some small issues mounting the radiator in my case. And the more I ponder it, the more I think this case will be a nightmare to actually install everything in.

Definitely post pics up when you get it all going!
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Hey all. I'm looking to build a new sandy bridge system and have everything except the motherboard. I originally thought I was going to buy the gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 but after reading some reviews and talking with Ratbuddy, I've learned that doing SLI on the board blocks the usb and usb3.0 headers. So now I'm leaning toward the Maximus IV Gene-Z, but I need some advice.

I'm going to be using the In-Win Dragon Slayer case, which has 5 expansion slots
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108236

I want to use my X-Fi Titanium sound card, and want to use a pcie "riser" card/flexible cable to put the sound card in the 5th expansion slot.

Here is the pcie "riser" card/cable I want to use
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290573253216
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/PCI-E-4x-Riser-PCI-Express-4X-slot-flexible-cable-/150617438513

So my question for those doing SLI or crossfire (or anyone who hasn't built their system yet and can put their double slot sized video card in the second pcie x16 slot), is there enough room between the bottom of the video card and the top of the pcie x4 slot to fit this cable. If you look at the cables I want to use, you can get a good idea of the height of the male part of the cable.

Right now I'm using two 8800GTS-512 in SLI (yes, I know these are old cards, but they work for now, until I can convince my wife to let me get a gtx570)

If this has been answered in the thread already, I apologize for asking it again - I'm currently on page 20 and working my way through the thread.

Thanks for all the help, I REALLY want to use the MIVGZ!! thumb.gif

John

Here are the system specs:
In-Win Dragon Slayer
i7-2600k
G.Skill Sniper 4x4GB ram
LG Bluray Combo Drive
1TB Hitachi Drive (add SSD later)
Corsair H80 (still need to buy)
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post #575 of 7108
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Originally Posted by AlleyRunner;14208585 
Hey all. I'm looking to build a new sandy bridge system and have everything except the motherboard. I originally thought I was going to buy the gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 but after reading some reviews and talking with Ratbuddy, I've learned that doing SLI on the board blocks the usb and usb3.0 headers. So now I'm leaning toward the Maximus IV Gene-Z, but I need some advice.

Hello and welcome to the forums!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I just threw my reference gtx570 in the second x16 slot. I measured the space between the shroud of the card and the top of the x4 slot to be a quarter inch at max. By the looks of those risers, I don't think that it will fit, and if it does the ribbon cable will be bent right at 90 degrees.

That having been said- I would still go for the MIVGZ as no mATX board that supports SLI will be any different. Plus the onboard audio of this board is definitely second to none in this form factor. It may not be as good as a dedicated card, but it is most likely your best option until you can buy a single high end GPU.
Hopefully this helps.thumb.gif
Edited by Ovlazek - 7/13/11 at 9:54pm
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Ovlazek,

Just gotta say dude, you rock for all the advice and help you give on this thread, it may not even apply to me, but I learn a lot reading your posts, keep up the fine job. thumb.gif
   
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Ovlazek,

Just gotta say dude, you rock for all the advice and help you give on this thread, it may not even apply to me, but I learn a lot reading your posts, keep up the fine job. thumb.gif

Thanks a lot! Always nice to hear that I am helping people out.

Do you have any more updates on your rig? Still looking for a cooler?
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I just threw my reference gtx570 in the second x16 slot. I measured the space between the shroud of the card and the top of the x4 slot to be a quarter inch at max. By the looks of those risers, I don't think that it will fit, and if it does the ribbon cable will be bent right at 90 degrees.

That having been said- I would still go for the MIVGZ as no mATX board that supports SLI will be any different. Plus the onboard audio of this board is definitely second to none in this form factor. It may not be as good as a dedicated card, but it is most likely your best option until you can buy a single high end GPU.
Hopefully this helps.thumb.gif

Ovlazek,
First let me second what LA_Kings_Fan said, the help and support you provide is outstanding and is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks for checking for me, now I know I need to try and find a cable that is 1/4" of an inch tall or less... lachen.gif

One other question then, does the on board sound do 3D positioning like the x-fi sound card? I use this a lot as I play FPS's.

Thanks again, Ovlazek!!
Edited by AlleyRunner - 7/13/11 at 11:14pm
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Okies, here are a couple of pics I took with everything put together. I think I'm mostly done with cable work on the inside of the case, but clearly I have some work to do on those on the outside of the case. It's funny when you think about where my priorities clearly lie!

Looking at the first picture, I can't help but think of how spacious this mobo makes my P180 look. I never thought I'd be able to say that! =D

http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s328/rgopp/mobo/GEDC0407-1.jpg

http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s328/rgopp/mobo/GEDC0408.jpg
Edited by RussellG - 7/13/11 at 11:25pm
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;14208761 
I measured the space between the shroud of the card and the top of the x4 slot to be a quarter inch at max.

Ovlazek,
Can I ask one more favor from you? Can you look at the photos at this link and let me know if you think this one would work? It's a little pricey, but it'll give me an idea on what to look for and if nothing else, I could always buy this one.

http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/pe-flex1-p-756.html

Thanks again for everything!!!
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