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post #191 of 376
I made the mistake of buying a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3. I guess I decided to ignore the horror stories that so many people have described about infinite boot loops, among other problems. Things started off poorly when the board decided not to work with the XMP profile of my Corsair RAM (no I wasn't trying to OC with the XMP profile, just run it with its standard specs). The frustrations continued when the system would randomly crash, citing "Overclock failed." Note that I wasn't overclocking, this was simply after I finally got the XMP profile to work. To cap things off, the board went the way of so many other Gigabyte Z68 boards when it descended into the infamous Infinite Boot Loop. The only bright side to this story is that this all occurred within the 30-day return policy at Microcenter, so I was able to return the useless thing for a refund. I then used the proceeds to pick up an ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3, and now all is right in the world smile.gif
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post #192 of 376
2 things:

MSI 870-G54 motherboard. I could only overclock the damn thing 200Mhz before the VRMs blew...

Also, a crossfire cable on Ebay... I was being cocky and thought of finding the cheapest crossfire cable on the net. I arrived at ebay. The crossfire cable has never worked...

DON'T BUY COMPUTER STUFF FROM EBAY!!!!!
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Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 4.3Ghz Asus M5A99X Evo Crossfire XFX 6870's Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1333Mhz 
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Western Digital caviar blue 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital caviar blue 320GB 7200RPM OCZ Solid series SSD 60GB 6Gb/s Some Sony DVD/CD drive 
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XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 liquid-cooling Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Ubuntu 11.4 Viewsonic 27" 1920x1080 
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HP 18.5" 1440x900 Logitech G510 Gaming keyboard CM modular silent pro 1000w Heavily modded Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Microsoft Intellipoint ergonomic W.O. mouse my desk Coby 5.1 surround 
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Intel i5 M480 @ 2.67Ghz Stock Lenovo mobo Integrated Intel HD graphics 4GB 1333Mhz 
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Hitachi 500GB 5400RPM HDD General use DVD/CD drive integrated laptop heatsink Windows 7 Home Premium 
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Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 4.3Ghz Asus M5A99X Evo Crossfire XFX 6870's Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1333Mhz 
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Western Digital caviar blue 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital caviar blue 320GB 7200RPM OCZ Solid series SSD 60GB 6Gb/s Some Sony DVD/CD drive 
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XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 liquid-cooling Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Ubuntu 11.4 Viewsonic 27" 1920x1080 
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HP 18.5" 1440x900 Logitech G510 Gaming keyboard CM modular silent pro 1000w Heavily modded Cooler Master HAF 922 
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Intel i5 M480 @ 2.67Ghz Stock Lenovo mobo Integrated Intel HD graphics 4GB 1333Mhz 
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post #193 of 376
Had to be an ATI X850XT PE agp gpu..........

Way overpriced, like $400-450 bucks or something, and I upgraded soon after I got it since pcie was taking over agp at the time. Although It did max out BF2.......

I actually still have it sitting in a box somewhere.
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2500k @ 4.6ghz,1.47v 24/7 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $200 EVGA GTX 970 SSC @ 1505mhz 16gb 2400 SuperSC DDR3 
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960gb Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H100i v2 Windows 7 64-bit SeaSonic X650 Gold 
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Obsidian Series® 750D Airflow Edition Zowie FK 2 Speed by Surface/Steelseries SX/Steelseries 9HD 
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Core 2 Duo E6750 Asus P5n32-e SLI EVGA 8800gt superclocked @ 750/725 gaming/folding 4gb Fatal!ty ddr2 800 
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64gb SSD Stock Win 7 64 bit Corsair CX500 
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NZXT 
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Intel Pentium E6300 MSI G41M4-F GTX 460 2gb A-data ddr2 800 
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150gb raptor Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit Coolmax 520W NZXT 
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2500k @ 4.6ghz,1.47v 24/7 GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $200 EVGA GTX 970 SSC @ 1505mhz 16gb 2400 SuperSC DDR3 
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960gb Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H100i v2 Windows 7 64-bit SeaSonic X650 Gold 
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Obsidian Series® 750D Airflow Edition Zowie FK 2 Speed by Surface/Steelseries SX/Steelseries 9HD 
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Core 2 Duo E6750 Asus P5n32-e SLI EVGA 8800gt superclocked @ 750/725 gaming/folding 4gb Fatal!ty ddr2 800 
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64gb SSD Stock Win 7 64 bit Corsair CX500 
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NZXT 
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Intel Pentium E6300 MSI G41M4-F GTX 460 2gb A-data ddr2 800 
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post #194 of 376
Took 2 Ultra PSUs dying on me to realize they were crap. lol.
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i5 3570K GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 G. SKILL Sniper 16GB (4GBx4) 
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SanDisk Ultra II 120GB 2 x OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB Corsair H90 
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Windows 8.1 Pro Dell Ultrasharp U2311H Logitech G510s Corsair AX750 
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NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum APC BX1000G UPS 
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Intel i3 2350M Intel HD3000 6GB DDR3 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD 
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Lion 15" 
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AMD FX-8120 @ 4.4GHz ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX XFX Radeon HD 5870 G. SKILL Sniper 8GB (4GBx2) @ 2133MHz 
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 x64 Acer x193w+ 
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Logitech K800 PC Power & Cooling 910w Silencer Lian-Li ARMORSUIT PC-P50 Logitech Performance MX 
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i5 3570K GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 G. SKILL Sniper 16GB (4GBx4) 
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SanDisk Ultra II 120GB 2 x OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB Corsair H90 
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Windows 8.1 Pro Dell Ultrasharp U2311H Logitech G510s Corsair AX750 
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NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum APC BX1000G UPS 
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Intel i3 2350M Intel HD3000 6GB DDR3 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD 
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Lion 15" 
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AMD FX-8120 @ 4.4GHz ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX XFX Radeon HD 5870 G. SKILL Sniper 8GB (4GBx2) @ 2133MHz 
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 x64 Acer x193w+ 
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post #195 of 376
ECS G31T-M motherboard - got for my brother's E2180 the stupid thing put the IDE WD 200 gig HD into DMA 1 mode and it was so SLOW it was unusable, luckily I figured out the problem and fixed it manually

Nvidia 6200-le first and worst PCI card, didn't know it was about as fast as onbaord and not good for gaming

Athlon XP 2100+ it was a ok cpu but I upgraded from a 1800+ talk about a waste of cash for the small increase in performance
post #196 of 376
Patriot Torqx 2. Ordered it for my cousin's laptop without reading reviews for some odd reason. Glad I was able to return it for full refund though.
Edited by Faraz - 1/10/12 at 6:37pm
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Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
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Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
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post #197 of 376
Coolermaster GX750. Bought it for 100, its terrible compared to the Corsair and Seasonic equivalents which were on sale for the same price ._.
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Intel Core i5 650 ASUS P7H55-M PRO  EVGA GTX 460 1GB 4GB (2x2GB) Kingston Value Ram DDR3 1333 
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Western Digital Caviar Black  some POS ASUS DVD R/W  Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, passive Windows 7 
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Western Digital Caviar Black  some POS ASUS DVD R/W  Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, passive Windows 7 
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post #198 of 376
Fan controller redface.gif
And why I thought I needed one of those, God only knows headscratch.gif
I Like Smileys :)
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Sony Vaio 1512
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Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6GHz Asus P8P67 Pro Bios 3207 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Ripjaws-X 16GB 1600MHz 
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80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
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Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
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Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
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Samsung 840 250GB DVD Multi Windows 8 15.5 inch display (1366 x 768) 
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80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
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Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
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Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
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post #199 of 376
A DeepCool XFan 5 PCI Mounted Cooler

An abominable piece of junk. Insanely loud, like an F1 car in my case. Absolutely zero effect on the temps in my case.
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I7 3820 Gigabyte G1 Assassin 2 EVGA GTX 680 Superclock Signature  G.Skill Ripjaws 2000mhz 
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OCZ Vertex 2 120 SSD + 3TB of HDDs Radiators: XPSC RASA RX240, Black Ice SR1 240, ... Mobo Cooling: 2 x Koolance MVR-40 (MB VReg), EK NB Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 680 LT 
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2 x Swiftech MCP355 12V Pump CPU: XSPC Rasa Windows 7 Pro 64bit ASUS VG236H 
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OCZ Vertex 2 120 SSD + 3TB of HDDs Radiators: XPSC RASA RX240, Black Ice SR1 240, ... Mobo Cooling: 2 x Koolance MVR-40 (MB VReg), EK NB Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 680 LT 
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2 x Swiftech MCP355 12V Pump CPU: XSPC Rasa Windows 7 Pro 64bit ASUS VG236H 
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CoolerMaster 700w Silent Pro HAF922 Razer Death Adder Plantronics GameCom 777 
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post #200 of 376
That's the thing though about PC parts. No matter the brand or component, some will inevitably just be bad.

Case in point, some member mentioned the OCZ 700w PSU I have in my comp. I have zero issues with it, and it's silent.

Another member said Ultra PSU's. I've used an Ultra PSU for a long time, and had no issues with it. I replaced it with the OCZ for more power.

Another said AMD. Same can be said for Nvidia, both products faulty products.

My Sapphire 6950 had green horizontal lines and would crash BF3. I RMA'd it with Newegg and my second one has been perfect.

I use to have a Dell Dimension desktop, and whatever mobo's they used are junk. I had my mobo stop working, they came out and replaced it, and then it fried again. After that I went to Apple. thumb.gif
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Intel i5 2500k MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt 3 Unlocked G.Skill 1600 8GB 
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Seagate 160GB  Asus Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 32" TV 
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Dell OCZ 700W Fractal R3 - Black Pearl Logitech MX510 
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Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06Mhz ATI 4670  4GB 1067Mhz 1TB  
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Intel i5 2500k MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt 3 Unlocked G.Skill 1600 8GB 
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Seagate 160GB  Asus Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 32" TV 
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Dell OCZ 700W Fractal R3 - Black Pearl Logitech MX510 
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Steel QcK (Original) Logitech X-230 
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Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06Mhz ATI 4670  4GB 1067Mhz 1TB  
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