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OP has been updated with system assembly and HD7850 install.thumb.gif
Edited by Ben the OCer - 5/25/12 at 4:13pm
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post #22 of 54
This is looking so sweet man!
Congrats!
I think I'll get the Bitfenix Prodigy and that board.
How are you liking the board so far? What oc have you got?
Thanks!
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This is looking so sweet man!
Congrats!
I think I'll get the Bitfenix Prodigy and that board.
How are you liking the board so far? What oc have you got?
Thanks!
Thanks, so far I really like it. The fan noise is a little louder than I wanted so I'll probably make some changes to that. I haven't delved into overclocking much yet. There are a few things about this motherboard I'm not happy with. The bottom was all sticky like they didn't coat it correctly. There is a high pitched sound that I think is coming from the motherboard but I'll have to check it out. The mSATA placement is very poor as it is too close to the cooler mounting holes which can cause problems with some backplates (as was the case with my H50). Hopefully I won't have to RMA it but it could come to that.
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Thanks, so far I really like it. The fan noise is a little louder than I wanted so I'll probably make some changes to that. I haven't delved into overclocking much yet. There are a few things about this motherboard I'm not happy with. The bottom was all sticky like they didn't coat it correctly. There is a high pitched sound that I think is coming from the motherboard but I'll have to check it out. The mSATA placement is very poor as it is too close to the cooler mounting holes which can cause problems with some backplates (as was the case with my H50). Hopefully I won't have to RMA it but it could come to that.

Yeah, I see...Been following the thread.
Have you thought about replacing it with the P8z77-i? That was my first choice, in case I went with the itx setup.
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Yeah, I see...Been following the thread.
Have you thought about replacing it with the P8z77-i? That was my first choice, in case I went with the itx setup.
I'm hoping I won't have to get a different board. Only time will tell and once I figure out if it is truly the source. The noise could also be normal since the computer is now closer to me. Still, it doesn't seem like the motherboard should make that much noise.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 5/25/12 at 5:00pm
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post #26 of 54
Sounds like bad caps...they do some grindy noise at times.
Let's hope everything's fine, anyways you could always rma the board...

I'm sold on the looks and specs of the p8z77-i, but I don't trust Asus support, cause I'll be ordering from abroad. -Argentina-
If only Gigabyte would make a similar z77 itx board:rolleyes:
post #27 of 54
Nice work on the installation! thumb.gif
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It's not too good to hear about your board! redface.gif

I hope it all works out for you, kind of dodgy that you had to mod the bracket on your H50.. What are your temps like???

EDIT: The graphics card looks amazing! Makes me want to buy one! tongue.gif
Although I still like the Hawk series from MSI more! thumb.gif
Edited by Matt-Matt - 5/25/12 at 9:13pm
 
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post #29 of 54
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Good news guys, the noise wasn't coming from my motherboard. It was a combination of my PSU and the H50 pump with the noise being magnified by my wood desk and being near ear level. I'm trying it on the floor (with an HP side panel under it to let the video card breath). I think it's all normal, I was just never used to hearing that noise with my case insulating it and being farther from my ears since it was on the floor. I've made a lot of modifications to the fan cooling so I'll update you guys soon with that. All I'll say is it involves a 230mm fan and a lot less fan noise.biggrin.gif
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It's not too good to hear about your board! redface.gif
I hope it all works out for you, kind of dodgy that you had to mod the bracket on your H50.. What are your temps like???
EDIT: The graphics card looks amazing! Makes me want to buy one! tongue.gif
Although I still like the Hawk series from MSI more! thumb.gif
I haven't done too much temperature testing besides making sure I'm not cooking an egg. With what I've seen it looks pretty good but I've just drastically changed the cooling so I'll have to get back to you. Those MSI Hawks are pretty nice. The XFX fit my needs and wants like a glove so that's why I went with it.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 5/26/12 at 1:03pm
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post #30 of 54
Have you tried running the pump off a fan controller set at 90% or trhough some paralell diodes (zalman fan-mate)?
That would help with the pump rattling noise...

Looking forward to some pics and screenies biggrin.gif
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