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Built new computer, so far, so good

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ASUS P8Z68 V Pro Gen3
Intel i53570K 3.40 GHZ
G.Skill F3-17000CL9-8GBXM
PNY GTX460
WD Black WD1002FAAEX 1TB
Cooler Master HAF 922
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
46" Samsung LCD HDTV
Win8 x64 .............................


I know I could have gotten the Z77 chipset, but didn't see a big difference.. and the ASUS MB price was right.. $140.00. Total was about $800 for everything. MY old computer went to my wife. It seems to work very well with al the PC Combat flight sims. One thing I am not used to is setting up XMP bios settings for memory. It beeps once upon boot. Which I always thought that meant something was wrong with the DDR memory sticks. And they possibly need reseated. Some people say one beep is ok, no problem. But again, beep upon start is not good is what I learned over the 30 years I have built computers. I tried all auto settings, runs the same. I wanted to pull the DDR3 memory and reseat, but the bottom tabs are next to something, and too hard to get my finger completely over. I will live with one short beep when I boot. Otherwise it runs very good. I hope it stays cool in summer. I only have stock cooling.
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deduct 2 points. reason: i don't see a SSD in that list... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by retiredat44 View Post

ASUS P8Z68 V Pro Gen3
Intel i53570K 3.40 GHZ
G.Skill F3-17000CL9-8GBXM
PNY GTX460
WD Black WD1002FAAEX 1TB
Cooler Master HAF 922
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
46" Samsung LCD HDTV
Win8 x64 .............................


I know I could have gotten the Z77 chipset, but didn't see a big difference.. and the ASUS MB price was right.. $140.00. Total was about $800 for everything. MY old computer went to my wife. It seems to work very well with al the PC Combat flight sims. One thing I am not used to is setting up XMP bios settings for memory. It beeps once upon boot. Which I always thought that meant something was wrong with the DDR memory sticks. And they possibly need reseated. Some people say one beep is ok, no problem. But again, beep upon start is not good is what I learned over the 30 years I have built computers. I tried all auto settings, runs the same. I wanted to pull the DDR3 memory and reseat, but the bottom tabs are next to something, and too hard to get my finger completely over. I will live with one short beep when I boot. Otherwise it runs very good. I hope it stays cool in summer. I only have stock cooling.
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but are you really retired at 44? if so that must be awesome biggrin.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.1 GHz Asus Z97-A Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Western Digital Black 2TB 7200 RPM HDD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Education 64-Bit Asus VG248QE 24" 144 Hz 1920x1080 LCD Asus VN248H-P 23.8" 1920x1080 IPS Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 750W Modular Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower Logitech G502 Proteus Core Corsair Vengeance MM200 
AudioAudioOther
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones Antlion Audio ModMic 4.0 
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MK Ultimate v2.0
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.1 GHz Asus Z97-A Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Western Digital Black 2TB 7200 RPM HDD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Education 64-Bit Asus VG248QE 24" 144 Hz 1920x1080 LCD Asus VN248H-P 23.8" 1920x1080 IPS Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 750W Modular Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower Logitech G502 Proteus Core Corsair Vengeance MM200 
AudioAudioOther
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones Antlion Audio ModMic 4.0 
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A 460 gtx? You play a lot of flash games?
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