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post #1 of 16
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My Z68 setup with Core i7 2600k arrives on Monday (CPU is pre-OC'd to 4.7ghz). I am coming from X58 i7 920.

Is there anything useful to know about this platform? Tweaks, software etc... Obviously I won't be OC'ing because I had that done free for me. Setup will be:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.7ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 Dual Rad (Push/pull Zalman ZM-F3's)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68V Pro
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC
Sound: Asus Xonar Essence ST
PSU: Antec TruePower 650W
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
HD: 128gb Crucial C300 SSD, 64gb Crucial M225 SSD, 2 x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3's, 1 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F1
post #2 of 16
I just want to say , THIS IS A PERFECT RIG !
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post #3 of 16
Lame, there is no fun in this thread.

I like the SSD caching feature.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by MPIXAPP View Post
I just want to say , THIS IS A PERFECT RIG !
Um, cheers

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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post
Lame, there is no fun in this thread.

I like the SSD caching feature.
No fun to be had here. Just wanted some info if there was anything useful to tweak or install as it's a new platform.
post #5 of 16
Please, for the love of god and all that is holy. Do a little of your own overclocking.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post
Please, for the love of god and all that is holy. Do a little of your own overclocking.
Uh... why? It is pre overclocked for free. They stress test it as well for free. I work all week in the City as an analyst, leave home at 7am, get home at 7-8pm. The last thing I want to do is be messing around with overclocks and stress testing in the only time I do have to relax.

I want something that'll work straight off the bat. Plus, I have bought it from probably the best computer retailer in the UK.
post #7 of 16
SSD Caching (not really that exciting truth be known)
Quick Sync (Simultaneous 3D and transcoding acceleration)

That's about it really...

Very nice build you got lined up there OP.
 
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2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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post #8 of 16
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I want something that'll work straight off the bat. Plus, I have bought it from probably the best computer retailer in the UK.
Out of interest, where did you get it from?

I presume you mean either Overclockers.co.uk or Scan, as both seem to have great deals on pre overclocked systems.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post
Out of interest, where did you get it from?

I presume you mean either Overclockers.co.uk or Scan, as both seem to have great deals on pre overclocked systems.
I'm hoping scan, overclockers has a habit of sticking poor CPU batches in their pre-overclocked systems. I know of 2 people on the web that got pre-overclocked systems from them, and the CPU's were set at 1.48v on air for them to be stable. Which is ludicrous!
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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post #10 of 16
Pre-overclocked?

Pre-built?

What's the fun in that?
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