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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

yeah i've seen all the marketing - just want to know about users really
Rendering wise - the i7 and ram and gtx660ti play a huge role in speed biggrin.gif

I'll see what difference it makes once I get my 670 or 680.

 

Of course that setup will render quickly, but the fact that with nothing other than enabling Virtu MVP you can get a sizeable increase in speed regardless of your setup is quite a cool feature in my opinion.

 

The review below shows anywhere from a 7-13% increase in fps on a similar setup.

 

This review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Virtu-Universal-MVP-Review/1548

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Hello all, first some history smile.gif

I have owned AMD systems my entire PC gaming life, starting with an old athlon XP all the way up to my 955 BE. Then II have come to realize that AMD simply can not keep up anymore (hopefully not forever) and thus I have decided to finally come to the darkside that is Intel. I'm coming over with a bang as I have not upgraded in quite some time, I'm looking to get that "rush" of a new blazing fast pc.
I'm SERIOUSLY considering buying this Mobo, but then I stumbled upon this page while looking for some information and thought I would ask a few questions from owners of the board smile.gif

First the constants, I have decided on these parts and many of my questions pertain to these decisions:
Case-> Corsair Graphite 600T (Black) I bought a white one of these for my wife, and the case is just massive on the inside, as well as it is quiet.
CPU->I7 Ivy Bridge 3770K (I know the I5 is the ideal solution for gaming, however I plan to use this PC to build webpages, meaning Photoshop, Fireworks etc.)
PSU->CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W Gotta have modular.
I will be reusing my recently purchased Asus 24" LED Monitor, and mouse keyboard etc.
I am looking at the ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B , but I am rather worried about the dimensions of the motherboard and case in corelation to this heatsink\fan, as well as my choice of memory.

I would like to use the CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (8*2) Kit on Newegg, but I have concerns with how this heatsink will work with the Mobo, Case, and Ram. If anyone has this specific setup, I would be enticed to know how it all fit together for you.

Thanks in advance, and any other suggestions for a cooling solution are welcome, except water, not ready to get wet smile.gif
post #3253 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Laserak View Post

Hello all, first some history smile.gif
I have owned AMD systems my entire PC gaming life, starting with an old athlon XP all the way up to my 955 BE. Then II have come to realize that AMD simply can not keep up anymore (hopefully not forever) and thus I have decided to finally come to the darkside that is Intel. I'm coming over with a bang as I have not upgraded in quite some time, I'm looking to get that "rush" of a new blazing fast pc.
I'm SERIOUSLY considering buying this Mobo, but then I stumbled upon this page while looking for some information and thought I would ask a few questions from owners of the board smile.gif
First the constants, I have decided on these parts and many of my questions pertain to these decisions:
Case-> Corsair Graphite 600T (Black) I bought a white one of these for my wife, and the case is just massive on the inside, as well as it is quiet.
CPU->I7 Ivy Bridge 3770K (I know the I5 is the ideal solution for gaming, however I plan to use this PC to build webpages, meaning Photoshop, Fireworks etc.)
PSU->CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W Gotta have modular.
I will be reusing my recently purchased Asus 24" LED Monitor, and mouse keyboard etc.
I am looking at the ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B , but I am rather worried about the dimensions of the motherboard and case in corelation to this heatsink\fan, as well as my choice of memory.
I would like to use the CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (8*2) Kit on Newegg, but I have concerns with how this heatsink will work with the Mobo, Case, and Ram. If anyone has this specific setup, I would be enticed to know how it all fit together for you.
Thanks in advance, and any other suggestions for a cooling solution are welcome, except water, not ready to get wet smile.gif

 

Perfect setup so far.

 

Look into the Corsair CPU cooling solutions such as H80 or H100

There are also new versions which are either just released or will be released soon. They are H80i and H100i.

 

Trust me. These H80 liquid solutions are incredibly easy to install. You just install the fans to the radiator, radiator to the case and than install the other part on the CPU. You don't have to insert liquid yourself or other stuff. It is so easy

 

Just watch this

 

I would strongly suggest you to get one of these for this beautiful board.

 

And in all honesty H80 will do the job just fine.

post #3254 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

there's an option for USB charging, via the AI suite II bro.
I THINK that's what you want right?
Another question for y'all:
Anyone know more about Lucid MVP?
The feature that comes with the Z77?
Would like to know if that's any good at all?
I've disabled it, and don't use it at all - but just curious.
I see it more of an on-board graphics thing, rather than something I would need alongside my GTX660ti - am I wrong?

Im just wanting to be able to have power to some usb ports while the computer is off. I was just wondering if there was a setting in the bios or something that allowed me to do so. I didnt think there was an option in AI suite to do so?

I have tried Lucid MVP. Didnt really see any improvement or anything so I stopped using it. I didnt really give it a fair try though to be honest. Only a few hours of Borderlands 2
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Originally Posted by martian1 View Post

Ok i will be using usb via easyflash strange you have to re-name a .CAP file virtually the same to get it to work. I really though this was just for the older motherboards prior the .CAP system..i have downloaded that software.
Another question..sorry i bought some fans to replace the little fans on mobo for cooling via the armour i got 40mmx40mm x10mm but the hole centres are out and the body seems bigger might have to send them back..anyone replaced these with quiet fans and could you post the model please.
Thanks thumb.gif

I am using the noctua 40mm ones and for the one lying flat on the armour i simply used double sided sticky pads as of course the holes will not line up properly. A more permanent fix will come later but for now it works for me. As for the enclosed one you must use the extra bracket they supplied and slightly modify it to allow the fatter fan to fit snugly against it then screw it in and slot it home.

I cannot hear them running at all despite seeing them turning after shut down it truly is silent. Expensive though.
post #3256 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Laserak View Post

Hello all, first some history smile.gif
I have owned AMD systems my entire PC gaming life, starting with an old athlon XP all the way up to my 955 BE. Then II have come to realize that AMD simply can not keep up anymore (hopefully not forever) and thus I have decided to finally come to the darkside that is Intel. I'm coming over with a bang as I have not upgraded in quite some time, I'm looking to get that "rush" of a new blazing fast pc.
I'm SERIOUSLY considering buying this Mobo, but then I stumbled upon this page while looking for some information and thought I would ask a few questions from owners of the board smile.gif
First the constants, I have decided on these parts and many of my questions pertain to these decisions:
Case-> Corsair Graphite 600T (Black) I bought a white one of these for my wife, and the case is just massive on the inside, as well as it is quiet.
CPU->I7 Ivy Bridge 3770K (I know the I5 is the ideal solution for gaming, however I plan to use this PC to build webpages, meaning Photoshop, Fireworks etc.)
PSU->CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W Gotta have modular.
I will be reusing my recently purchased Asus 24" LED Monitor, and mouse keyboard etc.
I am looking at the ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B , but I am rather worried about the dimensions of the motherboard and case in corelation to this heatsink\fan, as well as my choice of memory.
I would like to use the CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (8*2) Kit on Newegg, but I have concerns with how this heatsink will work with the Mobo, Case, and Ram. If anyone has this specific setup, I would be enticed to know how it all fit together for you.
Thanks in advance, and any other suggestions for a cooling solution are welcome, except water, not ready to get wet smile.gif

I have the Corsair 600T ad do not recommend it for this mobo, for several reasons. The first being it doesnt have proper USB3 ports in the case, just a single one in the front and this is only a lead so will not fit directly to the board without an expensive or cheap if you buy it in Greece wink.gif adapter. My second complaint is it is a stupidy large case imo 'overkill' is the phrase. The filters it claims to have are just useless grills covered in a material fibre that will be hard to clean. I got the model with a side grill which simply defeats the object of filters and lets dust and dirt in all over the place and after 2 weeks needs a clean out. There are holes in its base that do the same thing. Mine had two broken clips that I only noticed once the mobo and processor was installed. The front and rear of the case move around it took a lot of work to repair. IWhy didnt I return it you all ask, wellit was my second case and thie first was worse I was too keen on building my new PC to wait any longer. My friend came round to admire it before he bought one too and simply bought the Coolermaster Stormtrooper instead. It has neat SSD bays and a proper USB3 connector and better still is cheaper.. The filters are really good too. You can buy my case from me smile.gif if you like..
post #3257 of 6919
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Originally Posted by Stevoandaredk5 View Post

I'll see what difference it makes once I get my 670 or 680.

Of course that setup will render quickly, but the fact that with nothing other than enabling Virtu MVP you can get a sizeable increase in speed regardless of your setup is quite a cool feature in my opinion.

The review below shows anywhere from a 7-13% increase in fps on a similar setup.

This review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Virtu-Universal-MVP-Review/1548

cheers for pointing me in the right direction - although FPS doesn't mean anything to me, seeing as I'm hitting a constant 60fps...and anything over (like 120) causes lines -> vsync
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Originally Posted by SocksWthSandals View Post

Im just wanting to be able to have power to some usb ports while the computer is off. I was just wondering if there was a setting in the bios or something that allowed me to do so. I didnt think there was an option in AI suite to do so?
I have tried Lucid MVP. Didnt really see any improvement or anything so I stopped using it. I didnt really give it a fair try though to be honest. Only a few hours of Borderlands 2

check ai suit II, I'm 100% sure there was a charging facility for it, however as I said, for other operations I don't know.
I just know it had power via usb still there.
Depends on your board too maybe - but my z77 has it, try looking it up smile.gif!
post #3258 of 6919
Hey guys

Just joined the club on Thurday. Finish my build running I7-3770K with H100 with dual noctua fan's, Sabertooth z77, G.Skill Sniper 16gb 1866mhz (Board did not detect had to change manualy in BIOS, and GTX 680 SC 2gb (waiting for 2nd card for SLI in December.

Love he board only complaints are the fans on the mobo are loud. I tried every fan setting possible. Just wanted to now if i can sawp them out with some 40mm fans ? anyone tried ?
I was hopping for 2x 40mm noctua's they are ugly but i love them. is it possible ?
post #3259 of 6919
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Originally Posted by slayer191 View Post

Hey guys
Just joined the club on Thurday. Finish my build running I7-3770K with H100 with dual noctua fan's, Sabertooth z77, G.Skill Sniper 16gb 1866mhz (Board did not detect had to change manualy in BIOS, and GTX 680 SC 2gb (waiting for 2nd card for SLI in December.
Love he board only complaints are the fans on the mobo are loud. I tried every fan setting possible. Just wanted to now if i can sawp them out with some 40mm fans ? anyone tried ?
I was hopping for 2x 40mm noctua's they are ugly but i love them. is it possible ?
search through the thread...or look one or two pages back. We have been discussing it.
I got rid of them completely.
post #3260 of 6919
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I got rid of them completely.

Ditto, fearing that they're smaller fans, I assumed they'd be loud... never used them, still nicely wrapped in the little ziplock baggies they came in tongue.gif
    
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