well so far I have not tested the mobo out w/just a single drive. For now my lowest win7 performance score is 6.3 due to the 3x RAID'd hard drives. I have never used any software to really test hdd's performance in the past so I don't know if there is any real world performance gain by using raid. I'm told there is and read every where that there is so there must be other wise why would enthusiasts go through so much trouble to get it working. I have the array set up to only use 750GB accross all 3 drives instead of the full disk size of each HDD.
Now that I know how to get the raid array set up I may try to use more than 3 drives in RAID 0 which is what I am doing atm.
Man it's hot in my garage so that first celebration beer went down extra fast and smooth.
I know I'll have tons of other questions as well regarding optimizing my settings and what not. I still need to get my USB thumb wifi-G adaptor Drivers installed and configured so I can has interwebz on it out in the garage. That will make it so much easier to upload images, benchmark scores, cpu validations etc etc.
Oh one of the other things that slowed me down was I had to hand record all my 955 settings on my Destroyer before swopping it out for the 940. I did not want to loose my max stable good OC settings on the Destroyer just in case the MSI GD70 does not pan out for some reason. The only reason I can think of at the moment would be no GTX 460 SLI hack support but by the sounds of it they have that all worked out by now.
There is still much more work ahead of me in order to learn how to properly use this mobo and what makes it really tick. ATM it is running 3600MHz cpu and 2400MHz CPU NB Freq. w/ram at 1600MHZ 6-8-6-24-1T as far as I can tell. I still have to install a lot of applications like CPU-Z before I can be certain this thing is running optimally and stable.
I'll report back w/some soon with my first CPU-Z Validation. Edited by N2Gaming - 9/25/10 at 4:16pm