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I just built a new rig (specs in sig) and I'm running into a few issues. Originally, I had Windows 8.1 on the system. Everything was running fine, except for the NIC. When I first boot up the PC, I wouldn't have a connection for about 30 seconds. I would get on Chrome and try to load a website, and would get an error saying my proxy settings weren't correct. Well, I have no proxy, and when I checked my settings, proxy wasn't enabled. After about 30 seconds, I could connect to the internet, but periodically it would disconnect me. This happened often when I was downloading files. I installed the latest NIC drivers, didn't help. I updated to the latest BIOS settings, also didn't help. Eventually it was so frustrating that I wiped the PC and am now running Windows 7.

In 7, the NIC works perfectly. However, I am now running into another issue. I run a 4k monitor, which Windows 8.1 ran really well. Windows 7, on the other hand, doesn't. I get much more frame rate lag in games with 7, even with settings exactly the same as they were in 8. DPI settings don't work well in 7, and some Windows are huge and others are tiny. It's a pain in the ass.

I want to go back to 8.1 because it really made things smooth with the 4k monitor, but I'm hesitant because of the NIC issues. Is there anyone else that has this board that has had NIC issues with Windows 8? Should I go back to 8 to see if the NIC issues come back.

Thanks!
My PC
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4670k Asus Maximus VI Hero EVGA Geforce GTX 980 8GB (2x4) G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3-1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston V300 60GB SSD (OS) 2x Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD (Raid 0) Crucial M500 480GB SSD Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman CPU Cooler Windows 8.1 Professional x64 Samsung 28" 4k Ultra High Def Saitek Gamer's Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850w Modular PSU NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Logitech G400s Creative Sound Blaster Z SBX 
Audio
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700x Open-Air Headphones 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7-4700HQ Geforce GTX860M 8GB Kingston DDR3L Crucial M500 480GB mSATA 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardAudio
1TB 7200rpm Stock Drive Windows 8.1 SteelSeries Integrated Keyboard Dynaudio Premium Speakers 
Other
Cooler Master NotePal X3 Laptop Cooling Pad 
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My PC
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4670k Asus Maximus VI Hero EVGA Geforce GTX 980 8GB (2x4) G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3-1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston V300 60GB SSD (OS) 2x Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD (Raid 0) Crucial M500 480GB SSD Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman CPU Cooler Windows 8.1 Professional x64 Samsung 28" 4k Ultra High Def Saitek Gamer's Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850w Modular PSU NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Logitech G400s Creative Sound Blaster Z SBX 
Audio
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700x Open-Air Headphones 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7-4700HQ Geforce GTX860M 8GB Kingston DDR3L Crucial M500 480GB mSATA 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardAudio
1TB 7200rpm Stock Drive Windows 8.1 SteelSeries Integrated Keyboard Dynaudio Premium Speakers 
Other
Cooler Master NotePal X3 Laptop Cooling Pad 
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