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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 54% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 45% (129)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #2791 of 6063
thanks - the more i look at these boards from all the brands - read some reviews - newegg etc, - i get more confused - from the Neg. reviews -


does anyone use MSI boards ?
post #2792 of 6063
Are there two XMP profiles in the Ram now - 1.3 and 1.2 profile ?

do all the Boards support this XMP profile ?
post #2793 of 6063
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LOL, are you stocking up for the winter (or should I say summer)? biggrin.gif
Mostly just as trade ammo. I have a few buddies from various forums that I trade with frequently or use stuff to barter.
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thanks - the more i look at these boards from all the brands - read some reviews - newegg etc, - i get more confused - from the Neg. reviews -
does anyone use MSI boards ?
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Are there two XMP profiles in the Ram now - 1.3 and 1.2 profile ?
do all the Boards support this XMP profile ?
Newegg reviews are to be taken with a grain of salt. All those guys claiming to have 5 star tech knowledge are usually liars and didn't even graduate high school.

So, here it is...

Your new motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295

It comes with 8GB of decent RAM for free. It does use an XMP profile, and all Intel 1155 chips support XMP profiles. I remember you saying you wanted 16GB, I'm not sure why but you can get another matching kit, or since it was free just sell it on ebay, trade with a friend, use it on a different computer, or stockpile it in your shed with canned food and toilet paper anticipating Doomsday, doesn't matter. smile.gif

Matching kit:
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

Great 16GB (2x8GB) kit:
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231609

Same stuff, higher capacity.

What else are you looking for? You need a case, PSU, SSD, HDD, GPU? Let me know. I will give you all the parts tonight. I charge a small non-negotiable fee of 30% ;P
post #2794 of 6063
nice memory - i figure since i am doing it - why not put in 16 gig - should be more than enough - but getting 8 gig free is not bad -

nice board - but how good are they in general - i mean long term - reliable ? stable -

what makes you pick this one over the others - Gigabyte - Asus - MSI - etc, - i just curious - because i cant pick one anyone - i look at so many - that i cant pick one now -

does Asrock boards come with some automatic OC feature ? and how good does that work if it comes with it -
post #2795 of 6063
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Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post

Mostly just as trade ammo. I have a few buddies from various forums that I trade with frequently or use stuff to barter.
Newegg reviews are to be taken with a grain of salt. All those guys claiming to have 5 star tech knowledge are usually liars and didn't even graduate high school.

So, here it is...
Your new motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
It comes with 8GB of decent RAM for free. It does use an XMP profile, and all Intel 1155 chips support XMP profiles. I remember you saying you wanted 16GB, I'm not sure why but you can get another matching kit, or since it was free just sell it on ebay, trade with a friend, use it on a different computer, or stockpile it in your shed with canned food and toilet paper anticipating Doomsday, doesn't matter. smile.gif
Matching kit:
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
Great 16GB (2x8GB) kit:
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231609
Same stuff, higher capacity.
What else are you looking for? You need a case, PSU, SSD, HDD, GPU? Let me know. I will give you all the parts tonight. I charge a small non-negotiable fee of 30% ;P


thanks for your help -

i got a nice little case already - i have two WD blacks - a Vertex 4 SSD - blu ray burner - dvd burner - - fan controller - 2x 140mm front fans - 2x 140 mm top fans pulling out - - one cougar fan on the side window pushing in - i just got my new 920 in the mail today - corsair tx750 PSU - and just sitting here empty - no board - chip -memory -

i just had a bad experience - so worried about next board - etc, - actually i am concerned about the 920 cooler when i mount it again - i hope it gets a good seal contact
post #2796 of 6063
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nice memory - i figure since i am doing it - why not put in 16 gig - should be more than enough - but getting 8 gig free is not bad -
nice board - but how good are they in general - i mean long term - reliable ? stable -
what makes you pick this one over the others - Gigabyte - Asus - MSI - etc, - i just curious - because i cant pick one anyone - i look at so many - that i cant pick one now -
does Asrock boards come with some automatic OC feature ? and how good does that work if it comes with it -
I picked it because its a good board with a good track record. Its a good deal especially with a free $40 kit of RAM. Most boards will auto OC, most auto OCs aren't very good. You're much better of learning to do it manually. That's another reason I didn't pick a hugely expensive board for you because it sounds like you don't need all the extra extreme overclocking features. So you're going to be a good candidate for a nice $150 board like the one I picked.
post #2797 of 6063
Honestly you should pick a board more on the layout and sata connections etc (assuming the boards you're looking at are all of comparable build quality). Just whatever layout and features work best for you. It doesn't sound like you're trying to do any serious overclocking so which board has higher max oc shouldn't matter for you.

I would assume just about any board from Asus, Gigabyte, and Asrock in the $150+ range will all be stable for your purposes and comparable in quality and features.
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post #2798 of 6063
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I picked it because its a good board with a good track record. Its a good deal especially with a free $40 kit of RAM. Most boards will auto OC, most auto OCs aren't very good. You're much better of learning to do it manually. That's another reason I didn't pick a hugely expensive board for you because it sounds like you don't need all the extra extreme overclocking features. So you're going to be a good candidate for a nice $150 board like the one I picked.


your right - i am not going to OC on my own to the extreme - i mean if i can get settings from someone and i would follow those - ok - i do it - but i cant do like it did in the past - its just too much trail and error and down time - its not fun for me that way now -

i done it years ago - i just want a fast - OC to a stable speed - for everyday use - i mean even stock i7 is going to be blazing fast for me now - so a mild OC - is fine -

i do like the memory to run at least at its rated speeds - if the XMP profile works and makes it better - thats great - but at least at 1600 at those timings are great -

most default to lower speeds - then i have to manually do it - which i have tried with the last board - Gigiabyte FM2 board - Crucial tracer kit - 1866 - and i could get it to run at 1600

there was a profile in the bios but it didnt work just by picking it - so not sure what other settings had to be done - either way - it didnt work out - i just sent it back now - something was off - either the board - the chip - the cooler maybe wasnt cooling or mounted correctly and wasnt cooling - what ever it was - too much to figure out - and decided to start fresh with i7

now i am worried - i just want a good decent board - memory - and i7 going in - hopefully mount the cooler correctly and tight - hopefully it works - and just want to install win 8 and fix it up with my programs - make a imagine and thats it -

i dont want to see error codes on the board - or shutting down on its own - rebooting - not able to shut down - it didnt shut down when i click shut down - it went down and rebooting -

i had to force programs to close before it woud shut down - only programs i had open were firefox browsers and chill software from antec - never done that before with my old system -

i dont expect these issues with a brand new system in 2012 - i mean come on - should be more plug and play now - i think it got more complicated since the days i done it -
post #2799 of 6063
Ah, just the nature of the beast.... There will always be new problems with all this new technology. But for most of us here at OCN that's half the fun right there rolleyes.gif . We like to tinker with our toys as much as possible and figure out every little flaw and detail.
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ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP Corsair AX860i Lian-Li DK-Q2X 
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Honestly you should pick a board more on the layout and sata connections etc (assuming the boards you're looking at are all of comparable build quality). Just whatever layout and features work best for you. It doesn't sound like you're trying to do any serious overclocking so which board has higher max oc shouldn't matter for you.
I would assume just about any board from Asus, Gigabyte, and Asrock in the $150+ range will all be stable for your purposes and comparable in quality and features.


your right about the connections also - i notice alot of boards - all top end and then short on certain connections -


i have 3 drives with Sata 3 6 gig speed - so would be nice to have at least 3 of those connections on board - the blu ray burner and dvd burner - i dont think they need sata 3 6 connections right ?

those should be fine with the sata 2 or sata 3 3 gig - or do they benefit from sata 3 also ?


i need a usb 3.0 connection on the board for my front panel usb - audio etc, - a nice amount of usb in the rear 2.0 and 3.0 - and would like a bios button or cmos rest button in the rear - in the event i lock it up - i dont have to remove the case from under the desk - open the case and reset it -

now the gigabyte boards come with that dual bios which may be good for that purpose - i was not crazy about the bios with gigabyte board - but who knows the others - may be even worse - or better i dont know -
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