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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

8GB probably isn't supported in the firmware, but you can definitely get 8GB sticks. Since you're best friends with the CEO now (tongue.gif) tell him you want 8GB!

Ha....LOL....Let me see what I can do. thumb.gif
post #872 of 3986
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

I also noticed in these pictures that I STILL have some white paint on my thumbnail from my fan painting experience. Time to buff the nails I guess.

lol did the painting process scar you deeply? it wouldve to me if i painted 42 fans, by force. for a hobby, i think i can do more biggrin.gif
 
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Damn, Love the BBBB! Thumbs up for it! thumb.gif
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post #874 of 3986
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

8GB probably isn't supported in the firmware, but you can definitely get 8GB sticks. Since you're best friends with the CEO now (tongue.gif) tell him you want 8GB!

Because the cache is so immensly important when using SSDs...? I figured that he would mostly disable caching since he was using SSDs and doesn't want to worry about power failure issues.
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Because the cache is so immensly important when using SSDs...? I figured that he would mostly disable caching since he was using SSDs and doesn't want to worry about power failure issues.

It's just overkill so I figured I'd suggest it tongue.gif
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Is the card DDR2 or DDR3? You could go 16GB if it's DDR3.

On topic: You WILL be WC (and OCing) that raid card, right? Riiiight?
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

lol did the painting process scar you deeply? it wouldve to me if i painted 42 fans, by force. for a hobby, i think i can do more biggrin.gif

I kind of liked the painting. Was ready to be done by the end of them,....but it doesn't bother me.


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Damn, Love the BBBB! Thumbs up for it! thumb.gif

Thanks XeoN789!


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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

Because the cache is so immensly important when using SSDs...? I figured that he would mostly disable caching since he was using SSDs and doesn't want to worry about power failure issues.

Will have to research that. Thanks for the thought.


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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

It's just overkill so I figured I'd suggest it tongue.gif

Overkill must be considered!


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Originally Posted by linkdiablo View Post

Is the card DDR2 or DDR3? You could go 16GB if it's DDR3.
On topic: You WILL be WC (and OCing) that raid card, right? Riiiight?

It's DDR3. Sure looks tight in there though. I haven't pulled the memory card out, but it looks like its single sided, and there is not much room between the main PCB and the other side of the ram stick.

I'll definitely pull off the heat sink and see what I'm dealing with. If I can use a universal block to cover it, I'll do it.
post #878 of 3986
Finally caught up, there were 4 more pages since I started reading it lastnight!

Pretty damn cool build. Love all the work you're putting into making everything perfect! I wish I had that kind of patience, maybe for my next build!
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post #879 of 3986
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Asrock confirmed that the LSI chip utilizes 8 of the available PCI lanes, and with my Areca card also utilizing 8 additional lanes, ....I think I've decided on getting 2x 690's for the video card setup. Solves my lack of slots issue, solves my disappearing number of lanes issue, ensures PCI-e 3.0 speeds without a hack, and probably even helps out a little with restriction in what is turning out to be a very restrictive water loop. I think this is the way for me to go. Will consider upgrade to GK110 once released if specs make it worthwhile.

Going to pull the trigger in the next 24 hours...does anyone know if there are options other than EVGA and Asus for the 690? Favorite out of these?
post #880 of 3986
EVGA hands-down-don't-look-back. thumb.gif Quality Marksmanship doh.gif Workmanship, Quality Customer Service, overall great experience.
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