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Here is a pic of my set up. I like the idea of pulling out the H100, so I can run tests in both slots!

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That's a massive case!  I think that's the first time I've seen a h100 back there, nice.

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That's a massive case!  I think that's the first time I've seen a h100 back there, nice.

I saw those cases a lot in 2007-2009. An Antec 1200 is my guess. Looks very similar to the 900 just a lot taller.
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I'll try this tonight. THANKS!!!! +rep

I'd like to add something...Looking closely at the boot image I've posted in my previous post it was showing my storage drive as my 1st boot device. I wondered why cuz my OS is inside my (2) SSDs on RAID 0 & not in my storage drive. I've noticed that sometimes when I reboot my computer it would turn on then restart again before it reads my OS. Sometimes I get boot errors. Somehow this motherboard can bypass boot device priority which is strange cuz in my previous experienced with other motherboards, this is not the case. Anyway, I was able to fix this by doing the following:

1) During reboot I log into UEFI BIOS setting & made some changes.
2) Restored the default BIOS setting & I was able to see on the boot priority list my RAID volume as [Hard Disk: Intel Volume0]. This was not visible before the default restore change.



3) I then also made some changes on my BIOS settings. I disabled SATA Hot Plug on SATA 1 & SATA 2 (my SSDs on RAID 0 with OS) & SATA 5 (my optical drive). I enabled SATA 3 & SATA 4 on my 2 removable hybrid SSDs on JBOD inside a 2.5" backplane. I also enabled Hot Plug on my front plug & play SATA port on SATA 6.



Caution! Don't enable SATA Hot plug unless you're connecting a plug & play device on the SATA ports & make sure that the 1st boot priority device is the drive with OS or you'll get boot read errors.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 1/10/13 at 5:51pm
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Thanks anubis. I gave up on overclocking the 3770K. It really sucks hard in overclocking. Even at 1.47V it fails above 4.5GHz. That made the mpower purchase a bit pointless since I'm back on the 2600K again...

It looks good though so I'll keep it. I'll probably be selling the 3770K.

Looks like you lucked out on the silicon lottery and got a crappy chip.....many 3770k owners can easily oc 4.5ghz with 1.3-1.4v vcore.
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OK the second Slot is only up to 8x either 3.0 or 2.0 or 1.1 depends on your video card only the first slot is able to run at 16x 3.0 or 2.0 or 1.1 again depends on the GPU I would say running a 7870 a 3.0 capable card at 8x 3.0 = 16x 2.0 no it would not get affected by bandwidth. Hope this helps smile.gif

You are exactly right about the second slot being x8!!! See my GPU-Z screenshot (Thanks Vaporizer and TheBlademaster01!!!!!) thumb.gif

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I'd like to add something...Looking closely at the boot image I've posted in my previous post it was showing my storage drive as my 1st boot device. I wondered why cuz my OS is inside my (2) SSDs on RAID 0 & not in my storage drive. I've noticed that sometimes when I reboot my computer it would turn on then restart again before it reads my OS. Sometimes I get boot errors. Somehow this motherboard can bypass boot device priority which is strange cuz in my previous experienced with other motherboards, this is not the case. Anyway, I was able to fix this by doing the following:

1) During reboot I log into UEFI BIOS setting & made some changes.
2) Restored the default BIOS setting & I was able to see on the boot priority list my RAID volume as [Hard Disk: Intel Volume0]. This was not visible before the default restore change.



3) I then also made some changes on my BIOS settings. I disabled SATA Hot Plug on SATA 1 & SATA 2 (my SSDs on RAID 0 with errors.
Cheaptrick, if I select raid mode in bios, I get stuck in a boot loop, that actually tries to start windows, then restarts and then it asks about repair mode or start Windows normally, then does it over and over. If I change back to achi, starts right up???????????
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RAID might not be possible after all hence you already set AHCI for your SSD boot drive with OS. This motherboard only has 1 RAID controller (Intel) as opposed to 2 on some other high end motherboards.

As last option, just set the SATA mode to AHCI & see if you still will be able to create a separate RAID array though it's highly unlikely. Or you can also try to set it to RAID & make sure that the boot priority 1 is set to the SSD containing the OS.

Can you post a screenshot of the boot priority setting.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 1/10/13 at 9:07pm
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