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Just ordered parts for my new X79 build, they should arrive sometime early next week. Stay Tuned...

Parts ordered:

i7-3820
ASUS Sabertooth X79
GSkill Ripjaws Z 16GB(4x4) 2133mhz
Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SSD
Corsair H100 Cooler
Arctic Silver 5
Windows7 Pro X64


I will be reusing:

Cooler Master HAF 932
Ultra X3 1000W PSU
eVGA GTX-295 GPU
DVD Burner


Pictures and OC results to follow in about a week. And probably a few questions.....Thanks in advance!
    
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Congrats on the new rig, as a Sabertooth X79 owner I gotta say you won't be disappointed. It may lack all the features of a R4E but this thing is a beauty and it's built like a tank.
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Thanks man! Yeah, I'm pretty pumped. The one thing the Sabertooth did have that I didn't find on any of the sub-flagship models from other manufacturers, was the active cooling solution on the board. I like the fact that just because it's not their very best board, they didn't skimp out on the chipset cooling. Cheers ASUS. I used to be an eVGA guy but I think ASUS has a better product as far as mobos go, just my opinion though.
    
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Originally Posted by PreciousRoy View Post

Thanks man! Yeah, I'm pretty pumped. The one thing the Sabertooth did have that I didn't find on any of the sub-flagship models from other manufacturers, was the active cooling solution on the board. I like the fact that just because it's not their very best board, they didn't skimp out on the chipset cooling. Cheers ASUS. I used to be an eVGA guy but I think ASUS has a better product as far as mobos go, just my opinion though.


You definitely saved some headaches by not getting an EVGA x79 mobo. I had the EVGA x79 SLI for a couple of weeks and it was the worst motherboard I have ever owned hands down. They released them with a very immature BIOS. And congratulation x79 is the way to go.
    
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You definitely saved some headaches by not getting an EVGA x79 mobo. I had the EVGA x79 SLI for a couple of weeks and it was the worst motherboard I have ever owned hands down. They released them with a very immature BIOS. And congratulation x79 is the way to go.

Thanks man! Sorry for your issues with your mobo. I'm on an old eVGA nvidia-based mobo and had issues with it in the past when doing high OCs. Thier old 680i mobos had an issue with northbridge temps, mosfet cooling, populating RAM dimm issues, FSB holes when OCing, you name it...... When I was putting this system together I looked into what eVGA had but just looking at the pictures of their mobo was enough to steer me away. All I saw was a sea of cheap heatsinks or lack thereof and it reminded me of my old board. You can just look at an ASUS board and tell it's of a different breed....

Thanks again!
    
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Hrm....I'm curious now. I bought the $140 windows7 pro instead of the full retail version. If I install it and have a hardware issue that requires me to replace something, am I really going to be SOL if I need to reinstall it? Is it really a bottom line 1 install version or.......?
    
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Hrm....I'm curious now. I bought the $140 windows7 pro instead of the full retail version. If I install it and have a hardware issue that requires me to replace something, am I really going to be SOL if I need to reinstall it? Is it really a bottom line 1 install version or.......?

Give this thread a good read.
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post #8 of 51
very nice move you wont be disapointed with the 3820
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Give this thread a good read.

I just read it and that clears it up for me. Thanks for the link!
    
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Okay....I'm a little upset with Newegg right now.

I just checked the status of the order I placed yesterday and saw that it was still "Verification Pending." I called customer service and the guy at the other end tells me that because I've now contacted them and confirmed my address and phone number, he will now contact the verification department to have the order released.....I asked what prompts them to do this and the reply was various different things cause this. I asked why didn't they contact me and he said because they don't do that. I asked what would have happened if I hadn't happened to check the status and notice that it hadn't shipped yet and never called them. He said it would have sat this way for 5 days and then I would have been contacted.....

Does anyone else find this unacceptable?

What if I had paid for overnight shipping because I needed the item the next day? What if something goes out-of-stock during the time that I placed the order and the time I actually realized it hadn't shipped yet? He wouldn't bump up the shipping mode either to compensate me for the day that I've lost already.

I'm really kind of upset about this. Was anyone else aware that Newegg does this?

Am I overeacting?
    
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