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Hey everyone! I just bought one of these boards along with some black RAM (http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=28226). I'm trying to decide what tubing to use and was wondering if someone could share some build pics. Anything with a CPU/GPU loop would really help.

I've gone through about 50 pages of this thread on the mobile site and I'm still not sure what I want to do lol. I'm considering black, yellow or clear tubing + dyed liquid. Any pics or build logs would be very helpful.
    
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That's what I was hoping to see, I'm thinking probably black.
    
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I am trying to achieve overclocked 24/7 stability with my new Z77 MPower and 3570K on air. Note, I will not use constant voltage, I want all power saving features enabled with my overclock. I also don't plan to OC my RAM, it is using the DDR3-1600 XMP profile. I am only overclocking the CPU (and GPU). I have all the latest drivers installed from the MSI website for the motherboard.

4.3 was an easy OC with basically everything on auto.

At 4.4, I had to increase vcore using vdroop offset at +50% and I also tweaked a few other settings in the hybrid digital section of the bios as suggested by a post in this thread.

At 4.5, I am just not able to get stability, it typically crashes loading Windows about half the time. I have tried boosting the vdroop offset incrementally all the way up to 100%. I don't believe I have a cooling issue, the highest temp recorded during stress testing, when I can get into Windows, is 69c. At 4.4, it typically maxes out at 66-67c. I am using the latest 17.12 bios.

Here are my system specs:
MSI Z77 MPower Big Bang
Intel Core i5-3570K 6MB L2 cache (Ivy Bridge E1 core)
8GB G.Skill Ares PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM 9-9-9-24 2T
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 680 2GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB PCIe (PhysX)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS SATA
WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA
Pioneer BDC-202BK SATA BD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW
SilverStone Raven 2 Evolution case
SilverStone 180mm Air Penetrator intake fans x3 (700rpm)
SilverStone 120mm exhaust fan (1200rpm)
Noctua NH-U14S 150mm fan (1500rpm)
Corsair HX750W power supply (140mm fan)
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Here are screenshots of my settings from clickbios, but note that I do all my adjustments in the actual bios. Some people have suggested to enable C1E support, but my system seems to be less stable with it enabled so I have left it disabled. Basically, I am looking to validate the settings I am using, or are there some obvious incorrect settings that are limiting my success at 4.5? Do I need to play with any of the other voltages?

I will be very happy to reach 4.5 and don't plan on any further overclocking. I would also like to keep the temp below 75c.

Note, the screenshots are made using my 4.4 profile. The only change I made at 4.5 was playing with the vdroop offset as mentioned above.

With +50% vdroop @ 4.4, vcore is 1.22v, with 75% vdroop @4.5 vcore is 1.248v.






If you want to see any other bios settings, let me know.

THANKS!
Edited by cbope - 3/8/14 at 5:21am
post #3365 of 3634
Finally, found a good used one on ebay. Is there anyway to remove the yellow and black MSI badges on the heatsinks or just blacken the yellow accents? I would like to have a all black board. I even bought black LP Corsair Vengeance ram.
    
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post #3366 of 3634
youll have to remove those heatsinks and if you know how..without screwing it up..paint them..or sand them off..not to sure why you got this board then if you just wana mess it up..
why not look at some ud boards from G..they have all black boards..once in the case
youll hardly notice it any how..send it my way if you just wana destroy it.
post #3367 of 3634
Hi, I just got a Z77 mpower and it's my first computer build so I've got a dumb question about the auxiliary 6 pin power connection: JPWR3

I have a cable that can be used to power the graphics cards themselves and it looks like it would fit, it is a pci-e cable that splits from 12 to 8, 6 and 2. Can I plug the 12 into my PSU and the 6 into the aux power on the mobo (with the 8 & 12 unconnected)?

Also, I found this cable on amazon. Would this work better/also?
http://www.amazon.com/BitFenix-Alchemy-Multisleeve-6-Pin-Extension/dp/B00HVBPCWC/

Thank you for your help!

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post #3368 of 3634
cpu power =8pin
mbo =24pin
gpu directly from psu = 2*6pin or 8+6 or 2*8pin

that 6pin on the mobo is just for extra juice to the pcie lanes if goin for crazy crosfire/sli setups and benching/o.volting the gpus..which isnt realy needed..as the psu provides the power directly to gpu..
ive got same 6pin aux..on my current board..ddnt even bother with it..not needed.

i still would love to get a mpower new board..but eish its hard to get one..can any one point me at a msi rep here on the ocn?
post #3369 of 3634
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Originally Posted by X-PREDATOR View Post

cpu power =8pin
mbo =24pin
gpu directly from psu = 2*6pin or 8+6 or 2*8pin

that 6pin on the mobo is just for extra juice to the pcie lanes if goin for crazy crosfire/sli setups and benching/o.volting the gpus..which isnt realy needed..as the psu provides the power directly to gpu..
ive got same 6pin aux..on my current board..ddnt even bother with it..not needed.

i still would love to get a mpower new board..but eish its hard to get one..can any one point me at a msi rep here on the ocn?

I was lucky enough to get a used on ebay for $130 last month. Has all accessories. You may be paying at least $200 for a new one.
    
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any Mpower owners looking for a Z87 upgrade... shoot me a PM for my Z87 Xpower 

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