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Hey guys, this is the member formally known as AlleyRunner!

Someone took my email and handle on another website, so I decided it was time to make a clean break from my old handle.

Will the permission and help of the site's moderators, I had my old account deleted and this new one created.

So, that's where I've been for the past couple of days...

Anyway, on a lighter note, I'm expecting my MIVGZ to come in tomorrow or the next day. I've also bought the Corsair H80, and it should be in on Monday. I'll post pics when I get them.

Even more exciting (for me anyway) I found a pcie extender cable that will fit under my video card! It's a little less than half way down this page, if you want to see it, item # PE-FLEX4:
http://www.adexelec.com/pciexp.htm
I've spoken with their manager and she sent me the technical drawings for the item and the cable only sticks out of the pcie slot 4.5mm or 0.177165354 inches (according to google smile.gif ). It's a little pricey at $38.50 for 3" cable, but hey, it'll (should) work.

I am going to have to "notch" the motherboard back panel on my case so it'll attach to sound card ok.

Anyway, that's my latest. I see a few of you have gotten your mobo's in and are building away! thumb.gif
Edited by NIS1169 - 7/21/11 at 3:52pm
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post #822 of 7108
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhialto;14299167 
I agree it doesn't look top notch (we even see the HD thru the floppy bay) but maybe he wasn't ready to put money on a case.
Nobody's gonna steal it if he ever go in a LAN party... wink.gif

rolleyes.gif You got me wrong friend, I wasn't complaining about it ... I was glad to have company thumb.gif as I've been getting crap for doing it too wink.gif though in an HP Pavilion Case. proof.gif

007-1-1.jpg005-1.jpg006-1-1.jpg

... I still need to do that HP logo cut-out / plexi-glass to get that lit up in Blue. tongue.gif

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE320haIeEE[/ame]

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 7/30/11 at 10:00pm
   
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You guys should put that huge ROG sticker on the side of those cases, hehe.
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Love the fake P4 case NvidiaStorm! Also the HP build as well. Looking forward to show my build. Going to use a Fractal Arc Mini case, H100/H80 cpu cooler and the rest is from my sig rig.
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post #825 of 7108
Hello, proud new owner of a GENE-Z and first time poster here. smile.gif

Got a few questions for you folks... it's my first time building a computer, and there were a couple of questions I had:

1. How hot should the CPU be? In the BIOS, it reports the temp as 54C (I have a i7 2600K)

2. The Hard Disk LED on the board seems to be always lit... is this normal? I thought it was supposed to flash when there is activity, like with case LEDs? All of the HDDs I installed are brand new and work fine, but the light stays on even when there's no activity. Is this happening with anyone else? Coincidentally, the case HDD LED is also always lit?

3. Is there a way to specify whether you want a specific port to be IDe or AHCI? Or does one have to pick all AHCI or all IDE? I ask because I have an older SATA DVD-RW that doesn't seem to play nicely with AHCI mode, but I don't want to change the HDDs to IDE and lose NCQ.

Thank you all for your help! redface.gif
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1. Too hot! Reseat the cooler! Should only be around 30C or something like that.
2. No it's only suppose to lit when theres HDD activity. Check if connected right.
3. Can't you choose to have some ports in AHCI mode and others in IDE?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ntxneto;14297026 
Hello,

My name is Neto, I’m from brazil.

My father will travel to Washington, DC. So, I need some computer devices and I was wondering if you guys can help me buy them in some physical store in D.C.. This is my list:

I want to know where can i find those devices in Washington, D.C.

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
Processor: Intel 2600k
Memory: kit 3x2GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000ghz with airflow.

You want a dual kit meaning 2 sticks of ram or 4 for sandy bridge platform, as for memory booster turn it off it doesnt do anything magical. Set profile to manual and set the ram timing and speed.
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post #829 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;14299795 
rolleyes.gif You got me wrong friend, I wasn't complaining about it ... I was glad to have company thumb.gif as I've been getting crap for doing it too wink.gif though in an HP Pavilion Case. proof.gif ... I still need to do that HP logo cut-out / plexi-glass to get that lit up in Blue. tongue.gif
007-1-1.jpg005-1.jpg006-1-1.jpg

Nice build. We have a few of these HP computers laying around the office at work that I have been wanting to turn into a sleeper computer.

How's the airflow on it? Personally I think that those HP Pavilion's have one of the best designs for OEM cases.
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan;14296900 
OK, I need help with this ... because I bought a small SSD to pair w/ a HDD to take advantage of this, but can't seem to figure it out or if it's working ?

I tried getting that up and last night based upon the limited instructions in the ASUS user guide (Chp 4 - pg 30) and the Intel RST window I had on screen DIDN'T match up with what they showed in the guide. Mine only showed FOUR button options across the top, Status / Manage / Preferences / Help ... it had NO "Accelerate" button option like in the user guide ! ... YES I set the SATA mode to RAID like it said to do ... HELP ! frown.gif

Do I need to update the ASUS BIOS ? I'm still using #0208x64 that shipped w/ the board and haven't downloaded the new bois off their website yet ... or it it a Driver issue ? Version issue ? though Help/about says this is v10.5.1.1002, so according to Intel it's the latest ? or am I a clueless noob ? or all of the above ? redface.gif

Was I suppose to NOT load the OS first ?

When I first turn ON the computer, it loads no faster, and while the Intel RST icon is down in the system tray, and current status seems to say system functioning normally w/ check marks by both the SSD & HDD, I don't think it's actually working ?

HELP ! confused.gif

RST is for SSD caching. You will only see the benefit if you constantly open up the same programs as they will get cached to the SSD and load from there versus loading from the HD. This will not help your boot times or your random loading of programs. Anandtech did a right up on SSD caching that you can read to get a better idea of how it works. I had considered it, but decided it would be better if I just put the OS on the SSD and use the larger HD as storage.
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