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Nice. Sometime next year I hope to build an i7 folder, after I pay my new egg card off. I've been looking at the 2700K's. Its either that or I'm buying a new 60 inch LED tv, lol.
I think I got everything squared away and ppd are looking much better. Hopefully I can squeeze a little more ppd out of the dedicated, and I'm going to try to push the ram in the dedicated to 2100 Mhz. I'll have at least a week to play around with it before the start of next month

Just though of something, I know every chip is different, but Is overclocking on an asus board much different then overclocking on my msi board in my sig rig? Its pretty easy on the MSI board. Say for starters can I pretty much just put in the values from my sig rig that I use for a 4.8 ghz clock into the new rig and tweak from there?

I actually prefer overclocking on an Asus board myself but I think it's just what I'm used to. Granted this is going off of the P55 platform but I know it was a lot easier to mess around in the Asus bios then it was on my current MSI board in the sig rig. The RAM timings specifically were a bit hard to find since there are at least 2 different tabs that could house the timings control. I'm not sure if it's just that this MSI board just has more features with the buttons and what not but the Asus board did make things a lot easier to figure out. I know the first time I messed around with overclocking I got my i5 650 up to 4.6 in no time.
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I actually prefer overclocking on an Asus board myself but I think it's just what I'm used to. Granted this is going off of the P55 platform but I know it was a lot easier to mess around in the Asus bios then it was on my current MSI board in the sig rig. The RAM timings specifically were a bit hard to find since there are at least 2 different tabs that could house the timings control. I'm not sure if it's just that this MSI board just has more features with the buttons and what not but the Asus board did make things a lot easier to figure out. I know the first time I messed around with overclocking I got my i5 650 up to 4.6 in no time.

I was kinda overwhelmed with all the options on the gene v that are not on my asrock board.
     
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MSI is the only bios I've ever really used. Its good to know the asus bios is pretty easy to use too. I want setting up the new computer to go nice and easy smile.gif

Since I'm over 100K points ahead of 5th and there's no way I'm catching up to 3rd, I'm going to boot into windows after I finish my current wu (at noon) and fire up the 570 in the gpu client and run smp through linux vmware for the foldathon. I should only drop a few k ppd doing this

Just got the tracking number for the stuff for the dedicated folder, it should all be here by Wednesday:) The only downside is the hdd I use for Ubuntu on this pc will be going into the new pc so I'll be stuck folding on Win 7 vm ware client for a day or 2 (hopefully no more then a day) while I set-up and stress test the new pc.
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I was kinda overwhelmed with all the options on the gene v that are not on my asrock board.

I think with any of the Rog boards there are going to be a lot of options. They are supposed to be the nest boards that Asus has so they are throwing nearly all the features they can at them
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MSI is the only bios I've ever really used. Its good to know the asus bios is pretty easy to use too. I want setting up the new computer to go nice and easy smile.gif

Since I'm over 100K points ahead of 5th and there's no way I'm catching up to 3rd, I'm going to boot into windows after I finish my current wu (at noon) and fire up the 570 in the gpu client and run smp through linux vmware for the foldathon. I should only drop a few k ppd doing this

Just got the tracking number for the stuff for the dedicated folder, it should all be here by Wednesday:) The only downside is the hdd I use for Ubuntu on this pc will be going into the new pc so I'll be stuck folding on Win 7 vm ware client for a day or 2 (hopefully no more then a day) while I set-up and stress test the new pc.

I came from ASRock, MSI and Gigabyte AM2/AM3 boards into my ASUS Z68, I thought it was pretty easy to get familiar with. It also helps that it seems that ASUS is the most documented, at least where I looked for info.
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I came from ASRock, MSI and Gigabyte AM2/AM3 boards into my ASUS Z68, I thought it was pretty easy to get familiar with. It also helps that it seems that ASUS is the most documented, at least where I looked for info.

When it comes to motherboards Asus and then Gigabyte are by far the most common motherboards available and that's obviously why they are the most documented. I'm not sure if things have changed with the new platforms but for me it was very straight forward. As long as you don't start dipping into the ROG motherboards I don't see it being all that complicated.
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I went from MSI to ASUS. I love it so much I don't think I'll ever consider any other brand of motherboards.
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Asus is good in my opinion.. Ive overclocked cheap Asrock motherboards before and they lack some of the features that are important for overclocking.. Like the cheap z77 Asrock I overclocked didnt allow for manual vcore settings.. If it did the iternet and my extensive looking couldnt find it.

Only down side of Asus is if the board does break.. and you call up the company.. Good luck because there horrible!
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Thank you for all the input on the board smile.gif Looks like I got a good one. Lets just hope it doesn't break, lol. Actually since getting into building pc's I haven't had to RMA anything (knock on wood) and I hope I never do. I'll let you know how I make out overclocking it. Should have it running by Wednesday night and folding by Thursday evening after 24 hours of prime. I want to make sure its rock solid stable since its not going to be checked very often. I'm aiming for at least 4.8 ghz. If I can get it stable at a decent voltage then I'll try to push it farther, but I'd be happy with a stable, cool 4.8, and the h100 with help keep it cool for sure.


Noon question, but where are the VRM's located on the board so I can make sure I have air flowing over them. Thank you
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Here's my folder (moar pics):
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Noon question, but where are the VRM's located on the board so I can make sure I have air flowing over them. Thank you

Night answer, the big heat sink between the socket and I/O is the power for CPU,the one to the right is associated with iGPU if I'm not mistaken, they are connected with a heat pipe so aim for the one in between socket and I/O (that's the one I concentrate on, 80mm fan sucking in above pic, though not the same board, but the layout is very similar).
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