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Poll Results: Tell me what you think about my Build so far?

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  • 61% of voters (19)
    It is very good & I enjoyed it?
  • 0% of voters (0)
    It was very poor & I didn't like it?
  • 0% of voters (0)
    It had to many links?
  • 3% of voters (1)
    It didn't have enough links?
  • 12% of voters (4)
    It is correct?
  • 0% of voters (0)
    It is incorrect?
  • 9% of voters (3)
    It had all the information needed?
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    It was lacking information needed?
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    I plan on participating?
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  • 3% of voters (1)
    The spelling was NOT correct?
  • 6% of voters (2)
    The spelling WAS correct?
  • 19% of voters (6)
    You liked my selection of components?
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    You didn't like my selection of components?
  • 3% of voters (1)
    You think this is a poor idea for a build log?
  • 12% of voters (4)
    You think this is a great idea for a build log?
  • 9% of voters (3)
    You understood my selections & they are compatable?
  • 6% of voters (2)
    You didn't understand my selections & they are incompatable?
  • 38% of voters (12)
    You think the build is AWESOME?
  • 12% of voters (4)
    You think the build SUCKS?
31 Total Votes  
post #41 of 53
I just changed my setup from 1 & 3 slots to 1 & 2B and thus enabling me to install my new Asus Xonar Phoebus.

Games feel more stable, quicker and better colors. hmm?
post #42 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks Mechy-Poo! LOL
post #43 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thats because your now in the NATIVE X8 where as before you wasn't! The MB supports serveral expansions but they need to be in the specific order ( meaning the first two cards) installed into the board according to ASUS! Hope this helped you! smile.gif
post #44 of 53
Thread Starter 
WARNING TO CONSUMERS
DO NOT PURCHASE THE H100i Corsair Cooling system it has Firmware issues that are NOT Being resolved. They RMA the entire cooling system HOWEVER, NOTHING is done to fix the firmware they simply replce two fans & send a new pump with NO FIRMWARE! NOTICE the link to the H100i has NO SUPPORT in reguard to the firmware! DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!
post #45 of 53
The Transformer theme is very cool. specool.gif
post #46 of 53
cant say I am digging the paint job TBH....the rest was well executed,,,
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I5 4690k Asus Hero VII Asus GTX 970 Strix Asus GTX 970 Strix 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
EVGA WD Green 3TB Asus DVDR Cooler Master Evo 212 
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Windows 7 Samsung UHD 48JU6400 Logitech K800 Wireless EVGA Supernova 750 G2 
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NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G602 Wireless 
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White Monolith
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EVGA WD Green 3TB Asus DVDR Cooler Master Evo 212 
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Windows 7 Samsung UHD 48JU6400 Logitech K800 Wireless EVGA Supernova 750 G2 
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NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G602 Wireless 
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post #47 of 53
Well to be honest, not all paint jobs will be liked by everyone, also they are a personal preference.
That being said, I personally thought the paint was executed very skillfully and had little to no flaws in quality. thumb.gif

Keep up the great work gunny!! drunken.gif
post #48 of 53
Thread Starter 
I'm soon going to update the [BUILD LOG/GUIDE] when possible to add the current changes I've made. I intend to remove the 1200W PSU & upgrade it to 1500W for 3-way SLI & also I will replace the 16GB memory with 32GB & flash the BIOS as well as add Windows 8. Not that I really want to change the OS from 7 to 8 but I want the features of the optimization it provides to gaming. Stay tuned for further updates! thumb.gif
post #49 of 53
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Amazingly enough I tried to start off my posing as to keep this going but I ran into a snag with some of the software I installed that SERIOUSLY has totally pissed me off at the present time, ( Retro UI ) for windows 8.1 ! I had a full page of do's & do not's posted when it caused my Web Browser to crash so now I have to start all over! This time I will post up the necessary things utilizing my Z78 build because currently this system running Windows 8.1 just isn't cutting it So I will have to run both to achieve the [BUILD LOG/GUIDE] UPDATE madsmiley.png
post #50 of 53
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There are numerious topics of which I will cover in this post as I have made various system up-grades already & now I am going to install Windows 8.1 Pro as the New Operating System doh.gif. Since my initial post I have made two upgrades that will effect the system & as most will tell you, I as well had malware on the system & some undesireable issues so in re-formatting I get not only a clean install but I also get to loose the malware I installed over the length of the operation of Windows 7 Home Premium in the Secure Erase process of wiping out all the information on the SSD's.

The upgrades I completed consisted of the following:
(a) A third EVGA GTX670 4GB Graphics Card, reason: Better Graphics!


(b) A EVGA 1300W SuperNova G2 Power Supply, reason: One of the rails in the CoolerMaster 1200W Gold was weak. NOTE: If your building a system & need a dependable Power Supply, Single Railed PSU are more dependable & offer better perrformce over the multi-railed units.


I will post each topic as I re-formatt the sytem of which as of right now is running with Windows 8.1 on it however I plan to make some suttle changes as there were small issues I encountered when going thru the process of trying to complete the installation that may affect the overall stability as well as the performance.

When re-formatting from the ground up I find the following process to be make the transition much easier therefore I will take pictures as before to post the various steps. I intended to do screen shots of the BIOS but I haven't quite gotten that process figured out as of yet.

The Following are items I selected to help in the re-format process that make it much simpler as well as efficent:

(a)
Two CD's, ( memorex DVD+RW 4X 4.7GB, 120min ). This is what I use simply because I can re-use them later & they are big enough to support all the inforamtion on them I might need to complete the task.


(b) Two PIN Drives, ( USB STICKS 8GB or Larger ). I used these as they were cheap & will make the process much simpler.

NOTE: When using multiple PIN (USB STICKS) if they are NOT different you can easialy make them recognizable by simply numbering or lettering them as I have done, just write down what you have installed onto it for future reference. Another tip would be to explore the infomation PRIOR to installing it so there are no mistakes made when you go to utilizing them.

Now formatt each of the CD's as well as the PIN (USB STICKS) so they are ready to use when you need them. The following process is simple yet I decided to include it as some have not learned the proper procedure. to distinguish them apart, mark them so you will know as I have shown in the pictures.
How To Format a CD:
Insert your CD into your DRW (Write/Burner) bay.

Follow this path: Start / Computer, then you will see all your drives, EXAMPLE:

Follow the steps provided in the pictures below:





Remove the CD from the DWR bay then follow the same steps to complete the format of the second CD.

PIN DRIVES ( USB STICKS ) FORMATING:
Completing the steps is virtually the same HOWEVER there are things of which will effect your PIN ( USB STICK ) that one might want to know PRIOR to using it to perform any task. Below is a picture of the USB STICK plugged into the USB port on my Z68 system. You follow mostly the same steps to format a PIN ( USB STICK ) but there can be changes made in the TYPE of storage which if NOT noted by vendor of the software your attempting to download will effect your success. Once you place the PIN ( USB STICK ) into the USB port follow the following steps to access it, much the same as the CD.
Insert the PIN ( USB STICK ) into the USB port, ( BE GENTLE WHEN INSTALLING IT ):

Once the PIN ( USB STICK ) has been placed into the drive,
Follow this path: Start / Computer, then you will see all your drives,
EXAMPLE:

Follow the steps provided in the pictures below:











In the next post I will start locating the necessary drivers to support the installation as well as to make CERTAIN they are the MOST RECENT & are also most importantly COMPATABLE with Windows 8.1 Pro. The reason for breaking this guide into smaller pieces is due to the dredful yet sometimes inevitable loss of connection! <---- Been There, Done That!
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