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Hi All,

Well I got the Asus P8Z68 v Pro Gen 3 and 2600k in and running. It was way less problems to go from the Gigabyte Ma 790 XT-UD4P and 1100T than i had thought it would be. It was actually one of the smoothest upgrades I have done. didn't even have to reinstall Windows. The drivers loaded off the cd and the system recognized the changes right away.
3DMark 06 went upto 26000 from 20000 right out of the box. I playd wth soem of the settings and used a couple of folks OC settings and did see soem improvement but even at 4.5 ghz it wasn't enough to justify the efforts with the 5850. I am happy with the results and there is a clearly noticable difference in the performance of the system.

This is directly attributable to the processor mobo since everything else including the memory and harddrive are the same. Upgrade cost was about $520. I feel that it was worth the money for me.

BTW the Asus uefi takes a little getting used to but once you have a feel for it it is very easy to use and this motherboard rocks.
    
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Well, I hope you enjoy your new chip and board!

However I would suggest that you go and download the updated drivers from Asus. You definitely want at least the 606 bios (there may be further updates, I haven't checked in a while), as well as several other driver updates that they offer (Bluetooth and USB come to mind as having been problematic when I put my system together.)
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Hi There Dan,

Will do. Did have a couple of USB issues this am but I think the BIOS is up to date since my board has a build date of less than a month ago. I am enjoying the new setup though.
Thanks again for the advice.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1.5 Tbyte Barracuda LG Bluray burner and MSI DVD burner Windows 7 HP 64 Philips 6704/D7 42" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK 710 Corsair HX 750 CoolerMaster HAF 932 Logitech Pro Wave wireless 
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Onkyo HB 6200 Crucial M4 64 gig SSD for IRST Caching 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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