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Basically, eyefinity turns your 2,3-6 monitors into one screen. Unlike extended desktops which are each say 1920x1080, 2 monitors in eyefinity would be 3840x1080 and 3 would be 5940x1080 (minus the correction for the bezels between the screens).

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EDIT:
In your case, like mine, you'll need a "active" displayport adapter ($30@newegg) to make it work with 3 monitors, or one of your monitors needs to have a displayport unput (which most don't)...

btw, I couldn't find the diff between the deluxe and the pro either. I do know newegg had the pro for $189 openbox a couple weeks ago...

wait, does the deluxe have 2 network inputs?
Edited by mathelm - 1/10/12 at 5:14pm
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Hey Guys,
Just wanted your thoughts on quality of sound from P8p67-Pro onboard Realtek 892? Is it worth using a dedicated sound card with these boards or are the savings (extra work for the board) and quality difference minimal? I currently have an XiFi Xtremegamer card and was actually thinking of remving it and just using onboard... basically because I'm also trying to run Mac OSX on a seperate partition which does not support the XiFi but will support realtek 892.
I know this may be slightly off topic, but another great thing about the P8P67-Pro is because it is Mac Osx Lion friendly which I use for work.

I am happy with the Realtek ALC892 onboard audio on my P8Z68V-Pro/GEN3 board. I don't do any critical listening but I do have my stereo attached to the rear output and it sounds quite good. I have seen some reviews comparing the Realtek ALC892 to other onboard audio and the Realtek always came up short but unless you're really doing critical listening on a good audio system, I doubt that you would hear the difference.
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Yes, you are right. I didn't realize the one was a SLC. The SLC drives are more expensive vs the MLC. I looked all over for a cheap SLC and couldn't find one, but as far as the MLC drives go I believe they're perfecting them more and more each day and as you said, as far as reliability and longevity is concerned, it's not a concern. If these drives just hit the market I'd be worried, but not now. Seems to me the biggest fault with these drives is there's a ton of them that haven't been sold yet and they all have the oldest firmware on them. Most folks will buy them and say they're not working properly, swear at it a bit then send it back, when all it needs is the newer firmware. There's a lot of un-educated computer users out there. (And that's why I like these forums, you learn something new each day and you keep informed.) Have to ask, if yours is an 80 gig, and the IRST can use only 64, does the other 20 gigs go wasted (or did you partition the drive)? One last question, did the software you used for your picture come from Intel with the drive, or can I get it on their web site? I have 'Hard Disk Sentinel' but I don't like to keep it running 24/7, uses to many resources. The Intel one looks to be smaller and probably doesn't use so many resources.


I probably confused you. I have referred to more than one system in my posts here. I built a SB for myself using my old gear - case, psu, Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (with Win 7x64 already installed) and several existing mechanical HDs. I replaced the old Conroe system... mobo, cpu, hsf, and ram with the new SB gear (P8Z68V Pro, 2500k, CMA Hyper 212+ with dual fans, and 16 GB DDR3-1600 ram. This is running in AHCI mode, not raid. I did not have to reinstall Win7, but ideally I would have. Still, I've had very few issues with this setup and doubt it would be worth the time to do a re-install. Well, the OS reinstall would be relatively painless, but the program installs and tweaks would take f o r e v e r. I use the SSD for my OS and programs drive.

I then built a new PC for my MIL... new case, new psu, new everything except monitor, KB and mouse. It has a P8Z68V, 2400 cpu, 16GB DDR3-1333 ram, and CMA Hyper 212+ with dual fans with Win7x64. I installed a Corsair M4 64GB SSD for the cache drive mated to a 1 TB Hitachi drive with an additional 1TB drive, a single optical drive, and a media reader. This is configured as RAID and I setup the acceleration as enhanced, per the earlier screen shots about IRST and SRT. This system truly flies and runs cooler than my system. I'm almost jealous. wink.gif

The reason I used the SSD as a cache drive was for performance purposes. I would have used a larger SSD for an OS and program drive for her, but the price of such a large SSD would not have been cost effective. My MIL would not know or care to be selective about keeping d/ls and misc files off the SSD. So I figured a large mechanical drive boosted by SRT would be the best compromise between performance and not worrying about where files get d/l to. If that makes sense.

So you can see that in that application, SRT uses the entire 64GB drive.

The pic you refer to was a screen shot of the Intel SSB toolbox. Here's a shot of the full window so you can see what it is:
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I use FastStone Capture v5.3 for the screen shot and IMGUR for the pic hosting.
Edited by speedlever - 1/10/12 at 5:29pm
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Deluxe has beefier power circuitry (I think) a Realtek gigabit ethernet port in addition to the Intel one and comes with a front panel 3.5" USB 3 'box'. IMO, not worth the extra money over the Pro/V-Pro

Also, guys, is it worth swapping out the TIM on the board, or does this mobo run cool enough ?
    
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Havent noticed much heat.
- Havent been touching it all too much either tho.
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No temperature issues here either...
But go easy on the cost/value differentials. It also comes down to preference. I went for the D'luxe to be all the more ready for 22nm, PCIe 3.0 and all . . .
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Could have sworn I posted a reply. Stupid phone. Both the deluxe and pro are available in gen.3 from what I know. It completely comes down to your preference really !

And good to hear about the lack of temp issues, I might let him change the TIM on my graphics card while I get the new parts installed otherwise he'll hover around me hahah
    
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Oh ok. How do you exactly and what do you use to measure your bootup time?

A stopwatch....(just being sarcastic.....) ((but not a bad idea, depends on where you start the watch from, I'd say as soon as you press the power button)) (((and I'm still being sarcastic, a bit)))....sorry...
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Background: My post on the http://www.overclock.net/t/947485/official-asus-maximus-iv-extreme-owners-club/1490#post_16152877
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Making a decision:
1) For my needs (no video editing, etc.) the i5-2500K seems to be the best bang for the buck
2) Though a very well-respected friend (respected by me and super respected on OCN) thought the P8P67 PRO would be a better (cost saving) choice over the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760), the P8P67 Pro sure gets some skanky reviews.
Lingering question: One reviewer criticized the Maximus IV for its SATA orientation, saying it was quite awkward. I only buy Cooler Master HAF 932 cases, so I should not run out of room in my case but still ....
You all may have noticed that my chosen moniker is IncurableGeek. Well, to be completely honest, I do have some severe psychological problems in my always wanting bigger, faster and better. In short, I am a real tech junkie.biggrin.gif
With that in mind, then, as well as my desire to be cost-effective, do you think the i5-2500K and the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 are my two best choices.
Also, can I get by for the time being with CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 for a while?
SPARC_PWR, your recommendation of the 2500K over the 2600K makes a whole lotta sense. Thanks. Please understand that I have been out of the Intel world for some time now and as a result don't "speak the language too well.redface.gif
Question: Do you (experienced) users of the P8P67 board agree with my close friend (reliable, trusted and very knowledgeable) that I have doggie poop for brains in wasting my money on the Maximus and should buy the P8P67 instead??
If you do indeed think there is no cost benefit in purchasing the Maximus (hellish expensive), which version of the P8P67 would you recommend?
(Please note: Although I purchased Intel exclusively from 1991-2002, I jumped ship to AMD because I thought I would be getting more bang for the buck. However, when AMD laid a rotten egg with its highly touted Bulldozer chip (overestimated the transistor count by 800 million!!!), I decided to return to Intel. As a result, I no longer have the vocabulary or the background to ask intelligent questions yet. So please forgive the Forest Gump newbie feeling in my above question.

So welcome back to Intel (I like the Intel better than AMD for the reason you pointed out). I just wanted to say the I5 2500k is just as good a buy as the I7 (in my opinion) and why the heck I didn't spend the extra 30 bucks and get the i5 2500k over the i5 2400 is beyond me (I could have squeaked out 30 bucks more on my budget...oh well, now I have an excuse to upgrade to the i7 in the future....) And don't worry about being a tech junkie, I think we all are here. It's just a matter of who's got more money for more outrageous toys....
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Deluxe has beefier power circuitry (I think) a Realtek gigabit ethernet port in addition to the Intel one and comes with a front panel 3.5" USB 3 'box'. IMO, not worth the extra money over the Pro/V-Pro
Also, guys, is it worth swapping out the TIM on the board, or does this mobo run cool enough ?

Not worth going to the bother of changing the TIM. It's not going to gain you more than a hair of difference that will probably go unnoticed, anyway.
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Speedlever:

Instead of the 'quote', thought I'd save some board space by just replying. Anyway, yes, it all makes a lot more sense to me now. I'm not confused anymore...lol... Thanks, and yes, it really does make more sense now. Also, thanks for the link to the Intel SSB Toolbox, interesting. Wish they made something like that for non-Intel SSD's. All I have to depend on is the Intel Rapid Storage Tech software. Use Faststone (v6.9) myself. Always thought it was one of the best screen dumps out there (and I've tried a lot of them, they just don't compare).
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Oh, right.
My bad. I'm using Windows Boot Timer, yes.
I'll give you a cookie if you beat my 6.1sec! biggrin.gif

Lol. So you got a golden Crucial M4?

EDIT: I just used that software now and I got 11.372 seconds with my LAPTOP, lol. When my second Crucial M4 arrives, we will see what my desktop can do to beat your score, hehe. Earlier, I was using the "Restart-Time" VBScript in measuring my boot time which is why I was so amazed with your scores. How does Windows Boot Timer measure anyway?
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A stopwatch....(just being sarcastic.....) ((but not a bad idea, depends on where you start the watch from, I'd say as soon as you press the power button)) (((and I'm still being sarcastic, a bit)))....sorry...
So welcome back to Intel (I like the Intel better than AMD for the reason you pointed out). I just wanted to say the I5 2500k is just as good a buy as the I7 (in my opinion) and why the heck I didn't spend the extra 30 bucks and get the i5 2500k over the i5 2400 is beyond me (I could have squeaked out 30 bucks more on my budget...oh well, now I have an excuse to upgrade to the i7 in the future....) And don't worry about being a tech junkie, I think we all are here. It's just a matter of who's got more money for more outrageous toys....
Not worth going to the bother of changing the TIM. It's not going to gain you more than a hair of difference that will probably go unnoticed, anyway.

Why be sarcastic?

You use multiquote and then followed by a double post again?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 1/11/12 at 6:53am
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