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Just quoting this because tiny gains only are being seen by applying the 3.0 patch. If you are dedicated to having "one with the lot" though, by all means. wink.gif
Yea read that improvement is minor.
But want to try to set it to Gen 3. just to find out if it even works with 3930k on this mobo.
Did read in few articales that EVGA X79 with a single EVGA GTX 690 should not be a problem.

The problem right now, is i can't get a straight answer from EVGA support.
1. I think I have to set all the lanes in the BIOS as GEN3 (not just one)
2. Set Comptability of GEN3 to enabled, which displays additional options of workaround and enable all of those.

At work at the moment...will try when I get home.
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well this is weird ...it says PCIE 3.0 when I load the graphics card with rendering on GPU-Z.

Starts off with Gen 1.1


And when I load graphics card with 3d rendering changes to Gen 3.0 in GPU-Z.
I didn't even set anything in BIOS as PCIE 3.0.



Cut the acrylic board at the back as the cover. Was way too humid and hot in the garage (with door open) to finish.
I should have opened the pool last week....now chances of algae.
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I think that's how it works...like speed-stepping....
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I think that's how it works...like speed-stepping....
So I am good? no major advantage in fooling around with BIOS at this point of the build?

As the climate changes in New Jersey drastically in the last 3 days so do the RGB effects in the house...(switched on the AC few mins back...currently 80 F in the house...woah that was abrupt).
2 days ago


Yesterday


Today:


Have to tweak the colors...now for summer...don't like green.

Edit: 80 F .. lol not 80 C
Edited by Seanimus - 5/22/13 at 4:55am
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I like green and it is my four year olds favorite color and she SAID YOU HAD TO KEEP IT.. i screamed just like she did... biggrin.gif
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That looks so sweet! Love the RGB being in tune with temps. Sean has skills!! eek.gif
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I think it's fine.. it also works that way in my PC.

btw that looks great! congrats for finishing the build.. thumb.gif
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its looking good,

i did read somewhere, that pci 3.0 will only use bandwidth required.
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its looking good,

i did read somewhere, that pci 3.0 will only use bandwidth required.

PCIe 2.0 was the same. It would change in GPU-Z depending on load/activity. Sometimes read 1.1 etc.
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I like green and it is my four year olds favorite color and she SAID YOU HAD TO KEEP IT.. i screamed just like she did... biggrin.gif
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I think it's fine.. it also works that way in my PC.
btw that looks great! congrats for finishing the build.. thumb.gif
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That looks so sweet! Love the RGB being in tune with temps. Sean has skills!! eek.gif

Thanks.
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its looking good,
i did read somewhere, that pci 3.0 will only use bandwidth required.
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PCIe 2.0 was the same. It would change in GPU-Z depending on load/activity. Sometimes read 1.1 etc.

I guess I am still puzzled by why I didn't have to change the BIOS settings to GEN3. I guess EVGA 690 works differently with EVGA BIOS.

Anyways finished cutting/filing the High Glossy White Acrylic. Used the Brown one as the template (if you remember earlier in the log):
Can't get any more organized than this..


Top view. Between pink dots is the large sheet in picture above. Between purple dots is the smaller board holding the USB and RGB Amps.
Equally spaced with different lengths of 6/32 Round Standoffs.
Smaller board has standoffs behind and front. Had to buy multiple lengths to get all the spacing right.


Slanted view to show all the cables....Neat...took me weeks to get this look and was well worth the work.
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