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post #11 of 42
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I hope so as well, regardless, I just picked up an open box Sabertooth board for $225 thumb.gif

Will give that a try and be able to tell for sure if it is a failing of the motherboard or not. I think it is probably pretty telling that the Sabertooth has had something like 6 bios revisions and the sapphire only has one frown.gif
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Received all 14 fans that I ordered. They are Apevia black with green uv blades and LEDs. Got a chance to test one out and I think they should all work great for push/pull. Not a ton of airflow but they do decent at 1200 rpm and are damn near silent.

Also sapphire got back to me with an unreleased bios to try out, but I will be out of town for a week or so and didnt get a chance to flash it before I left frown.gif
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Finally back in town!

Got the Sapphire MB bios updated but it is still having issues, but I received my Asus Sabertooth, the SSD's and a LCS 5870

Will update later today with progress once i get mobo switched out
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Got the Asus TUF board installed and she overclocks just fine. 4.4 @ 1.3 is all I have done so far, guessing she should be a pretty good clocker though thumb.gif

Looks like I will have to send in that board to Sapphire and see what they have to say
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a crappy pic of how she sits right now

700

Currently configured

6990 and 6970 in Trifire

the CPU is at 4.4 with 1.28 volts

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post #16 of 42
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picked up an open box Asus direct CU II TOP today

Should be ordering block for it and the rest of my watercooling goodies this coming week tongue.gif

Oh and the Sapphire board got approved for RMA too...don't know if I will switch back to it or not tho, I do like this Sabertooth pretty well thumb.gif
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post #17 of 42
I'm looking forward to seeing how you plan out the wc loop in this case and how far you push the oc on that 3930k on water. I'm jealous of all you guys who got that cpu during the retail edge sale. subbed.
post #18 of 42
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All remaining parts ordered thumb.gif

This build might just get TOO green, if that is even possible
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post #19 of 42
I remember green/black was the most popular color schemes on custom pc's, then it was blue/black and now you mostly see red and black everywhere (Just look at all the asus boards) Are you going to do any sleeving?
post #20 of 42
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actually using extensions that will be sleeved, It needs them, specially for the pci e connectors
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