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The thing is though, 99% of users are not going to need more than 150mbps connections on their computer. Be sure to post pics and info on here if you do the external graphics in the future.
If you have an ASRock Z77E ITX now and you want to be added, post a picture, or make a sig rig so I can add you.


Well I currently have a GA-H67N in a ISK100, I'm planning to ether replace that board with a Trinity based system or just get a i3 3225 and maybe with another Z77E so I can do an external GPU solution with the PE4H. But its going to depend on my ISK100 on what it can take99% of users are not going to need more than 150mbps connections on their computer. Be sure to post pics and info on here if you do the external graphics in the future.

As for pics, I thought you have seen a few with my dislodged caps. Anyway here are my twins



the rest of the pictures here
http://www.overclock.net/t/541767/club-for-those-with-beastly-matx-itx-rigs/4710#post_18258920

I've just updated the cooler to a NH-U9B


I'm extremely temped to get a third board, with a 120GB msata drive and run a flexible PCIe raiser and have a 4x PE4H card at the back where the HDD sits to hook up an external GPU or maybe thunderbolt will arrive for an early xmas. Will need to have more thought and measurements into it's feasibility.

On another note, has anyone tried using the bitfenix recon? I'm looking for a software controllable fan controller as the onboard ones are rubbish and not really compatible with my noctua fans. I'll have to somehow shoehorn one in. I was planning to use the corsair link kit as I've got a spare 3.5" bay but they dont seemed to be compatible with any fans other then their own and theirs have an horrible sound profile.

I really wish the board can do both voltage control and PWM control on their fan headers with a more intelligent fan control software that lets you set the fan/temp curve. Asus and GA does that and IMO Asus has the best onboard software controlled fans.

CPUz validation etc wont be quite valid for me when things get passed through a VM running on a bare metal hyperviser
Edited by akromatic - 10/2/12 at 6:28pm
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I was thinking about thunderbolt. Do you think that there will be a thunderbolt msata card? What all can I attach to that port besides an ssd or wifi card?
 
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That's true, what people consider stable is different from person to person. I'd say at least an hour of stability testing with the program of their choice (Prime95, OCCT, IBT, and so on) as long as it's an actual stability test program and not a game. Then if the person wants to have more time that will show all the more that' their OC is stable. Honestly it kind of a tough call. I've never started a club myself so I'm just going by what I've seen in other other clubs.
On second thought, I think a CPU-Z validation link would suffice for becoming a member of the club, as not everybody has a camera. Then as people have done already, if they want to show off their rig with a picture they can do so as well. Here is my validation link for owning the board (now in my HTPC with a Celeron G540 and HD7750):
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2530774

Thats the thing, like I can do hours of prime95 and never break 61c on the package on HWmonitor, each core is less than that, more like 55c max core. Then throw on IBT and it will be 72c. IBT is by far the most heat producing stress tester I have used. I know my system is stable, I have made sure my CPU and Ram overclocking is stable, I might run a test overnight just to see my temps and make sure its 100% but I know a lot of people, the majority who will not stress test for more than an hour or less because it pretty much renders your computer useless while the programs are running.

If people want to add OC and temp results I will be glad to add them to a spreadsheet, but it does not matter. CPU-Z is the furthest I will go on validation to join the club also.

And, I dont know if you missed it, but can a moderator add me a post under the first post so I can dedicate it to overclocking, I know its obviously too late for me to add it, but I know moderators can edit threads and such.
Your right, stability test programs all stress the CPU differently and results in varying temps. People just have their favorite stability test program so forcing them to use a different one for just one thread seems silly. Though I can understand using the same one for consistency. The one I use at the moment is OCCT.

The OC info I just thought would be good info to know. In no way did I think it should be a requirement for being a member of the club.

I saw your question about having a second post after your original one, I just didn't know the answer so I didn't bother commenting on it. You could trying PMing a moderator:
http://www.overclock.net/forums/moderators/
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I was thinking about thunderbolt. Do you think that there will be a thunderbolt msata card? What all can I attach to that port besides an ssd or wifi card?

I don't think you can attach a wifi card to msata but you can find out by swapping your wifi card to it, the slot may be the same but the active pins arnt unless it is a combo slot. Cant really confirm that though but I do know that for laptops its rather picky on the slots as some are USB active only and my Z68 Zotac has a combo slot.

As for thunderbolt, I'd highly doubt there will be for mPCIe (for now) as there isnt even any for standard PCIe slots. Thunderbolt kinda equates to 4x PCIe and mPCIe slots are 1x only. As a result that is almost 50% drop in gaming performance if I'd attach one via mPCIe but since PCIe links are scalable I'm thinking about quadrupling the links for about 85-90% performance. Thunderbolt would be great if only it is available for ITX PC users.

Anyway, is anyone able to get the onboard wifi or an Intel wifi to connect at 300mbps? I might be bothered to trade wifi cards with my Alienware laptop for the Intel wifi so i can play around with WIDI.

Btw I really dont believe in temps as part of a successful overclock, it all depends on fan speed and if you can live with the extra noise. I'm totally comfortable for my CPU and GPU to run constantly at 95deg C load temps as long as it doesn't throttle and have it semi passively cooled / noiseless operation.

RIght now I'm kinda annoyed on how loud my 670GTX DCii card is as it just seemed so much louder when everything else is so quiet.
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I don't think you can attach a wifi card to msata but you can find out by swapping your wifi card to it, the slot may be the same but the active pins arnt unless it is a combo slot. Cant really confirm that though but I do know that for laptops its rather picky on the slots as some are USB active only and my Z68 Zotac has a combo slot.
As for thunderbolt, I'd highly doubt there will be for mPCIe (for now) as there isnt even any for standard PCIe slots. Thunderbolt kinda equates to 4x PCIe and mPCIe slots are 1x only. As a result that is almost 50% drop in gaming performance if I'd attach one via mPCIe but since PCIe links are scalable I'm thinking about quadrupling the links for about 85-90% performance. Thunderbolt would be great if only it is available for ITX PC users.
Anyway, is anyone able to get the onboard wifi or an Intel wifi to connect at 300mbps? I might be bothered to trade wifi cards with my Alienware laptop for the Intel wifi so i can play around with WIDI.
Btw I really dont believe in temps as part of a successful overclock, it all depends on fan speed and if you can live with the extra noise. I'm totally comfortable for my CPU and GPU to run constantly at 95deg C load temps as long as it doesn't throttle and have it semi passively cooled / noiseless operation.
RIght now I'm kinda annoyed on how loud my 670GTX DCii card is as it just seemed so much louder when everything else is so quiet.

I am not sure about that, actually, you reminded me. I might either buy a new wifi card, or try to take apart my samsung laptop and switch the wifi cards, because I was always interested in widi, but never wanted to do it with my laptop.

edit- how does widi work? Because I just looked it up and intel said it does not work on desktops, widi is only supported on mobile processors or some nonsense.

As for the gtx670 being loud, that is why I want the galaxy gtx670 dual fan its apparently really cool and you dont have to have the fans above 50% to get low temps, I will probably end up spending 470 for the 4gb version because I am going to do 2650x1440 when I get a new monitor around Christmas. The price is approaching stock gtx680s, but those only have 2gb and the normal coolers.
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It seems like you guys should enter watercooling if you really want silence. wink.gif
    
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I am not sure about that, actually, you reminded me. I might either buy a new wifi card, or try to take apart my samsung laptop and switch the wifi cards, because I was always interested in widi, but never wanted to do it with my laptop.
edit- how does widi work? Because I just looked it up and intel said it does not work on desktops, widi is only supported on mobile processors or some nonsense.
As for the gtx670 being loud, that is why I want the galaxy gtx670 dual fan its apparently really cool and you dont have to have the fans above 50% to get low temps, I will probably end up spending 470 for the 4gb version because I am going to do 2650x1440 when I get a new monitor around Christmas. The price is approaching stock gtx680s, but those only have 2gb and the normal coolers.

WIDI is part of the centrino (if they still call it that) system where you need an Intel compatible CPU, main board and wifi card. Basically all sandy and ivy core series CPU are supported along with the 6 and 7 series chipset so all you need is an Intel supported wifi card and update the drivers. You will also need a compatible WIDI receiver. All widi does is that it sends video signals of your Intel onboard GPU via wifi to the WIDI HDMI recevier. You will need lucid working if you are to play games.

There is a thread on the new Asus P8Z77i-Deluxe WIDI which is the same board with a intel wifi card. There is a few guys explaining how it works.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1308913/asus-asus-p8z77-i-deluxe-wd-widi-support

As for the gtx670, mine is the DCii version which IS the quietest stock cooled card in the market. In actual fact the card in inaudible even under load over normal PC environments however because the rest of my PC and the environment that I work in is extremely quiet so the fan noise of the card is far more apparent and distinct. As for temps I can easily get it down to a comfortable 50deg load temp if i ramp up the fans but that would create noise so I'd rather live with higher temps and keep all the fans as low as possible and somewhat within the 20% speed. Me saying 95deg is over exaggerating but I'm willing to go that far on a hot summer day. Currently load temps while being inaudible is roughly 60deg.

I did think about watercooling but that is another pump noise to consider on top of the fans and liquid turbulence. Apparently the SG08 wont support a 180mm radiator which is primarily the reason why I want to go air only. Also I'd want to avoid a near disaster of tubes cracking from my last water setup. Besides waterblocks are expensive when you are like me who upgrades every 6 months or so

I really want to make another custom case but I lack the right tools to make it look professional enough to compete on the lines of lian li and silverstone.
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