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Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate it. I already pulled the trigger on this build and you guys are scaring me with the ASUS board talk - is that GB no good?
Edited by jerred121 - 3/23/11 at 3:40pm
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post #42 of 48
I personally just like ASUS more... I hear good things about GB (: The only thing that I can think of right off hand is that EFI Bios isn't supported yet... I think... once again...
post #43 of 48
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So the lack of UEFI is the only real downside to this build right now? And that may become a mute point if/when it becomes available on GB boards - will I be able to just flash the BIOS when it comes out?

Crap, looks like I could have got the MSI P67A-GD65 with UEFI for $10 less...
Edited by jerred121 - 3/23/11 at 4:08pm
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post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by jerred121 View Post
So the lack of UEFI is the only real downside to this build right now? And that may become a mute point if/when it becomes available on GB boards - will I be able to just flash the BIOS when it comes out?

Crap, looks like I could have got the MSI P67A-GD65 with UEFI for $10 less...
I think old school is the way to go vs. UEFI anyway; I find it much quicker to configure.
 
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post #45 of 48
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I think old school is the way to go vs. UEFI anyway; I find it much quicker to configure.
lol, thanks for that - I need all the reassurance I can get right now. Seriously my thread title isn't a joke - I had buyer's remorse before I even hit the checkout button!!!
Edited by jerred121 - 3/24/11 at 1:57pm
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post #46 of 48
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Everything arrived Friday, assembled on Saturday and spent all day playing Crysis 2 and Shogun 2, Sunday. Thanks for the advice guys. I haven't OC'd anything yet, but it doesn't feel like I need to.
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post #47 of 48
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Everything arrived Friday, assembled on Saturday and spent all day playing Crysis 2 and Shogun 2, Sunday. Thanks for the advice guys. I haven't OC'd anything yet, but it doesn't feel like I need to.
Thats great news! Good to see your enjoying it
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post #48 of 48
Nice, I too assembled my rig just yesterday and I'm loving everything about this awesome cpu
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