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Windows 7: Need advice on new 2012 PC Build

13 Oct 2011   #11
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Z68 motherboards have that feature!
They use the cpu's built in gpu for lower end tasks, and saves the discreate gpu for gaming. But unsure how it works, as I've only got one cable going to my main gpu and not one from the mobo. But its one of the main advantages of newer z68 chipset.




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13 Oct 2011   #12
nickyoung

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
Z68 motherboards have that feature!
They use the cpu's built in gpu for lower end tasks, and saves the discreate gpu for gaming. But unsure how it works, as I've only got one cable going to my main gpu and not one from the mobo. But its one of the main advantages of newer z68 chipset.

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Thanks so far guys. Amazing how technology is improving. Z68 here we come...z68 deluxe vs v-pro...digging the on-board dvi/hdmi...z68 v-pro edition it is...
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13 Oct 2011   #13
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I've the asus LE version. Well worth every penny.

This was my first non pro/deluxe asus mobo, as I felt I never used the added features that their title brought! The LE is a great overclocker as well! Had my i5 2500k running at 4.4ghz just by clicking the oc button in the bios! Love to see how far I can push it when I get my new cooler/water cooling. I also love mouse control in the bios lol
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13 Oct 2011   #14
nickyoung

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
I've the asus LE version. Well worth every penny.

This was my first non pro/deluxe asus mobo, as I felt I never used the added features that their title brought! The LE is a great overclocker as well! Had my i5 2500k running at 4.4ghz just by clicking the oc button in the bios! Love to see how far I can push it when I get my new cooler/water cooling. I also love mouse control in the bios lol
Good call. Didn't realise the LE edition had the hdmi dvi vga output as well. And plus I don't need the extra PCI 16x lane since I'm not going SLI. Don't need the bluetooth. The LE is practically $50 less.

The pro edition has the DIGI+ VRM...hmm..which I am reading about here...
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13 Oct 2011   #15
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ASUS is great for overclocking even on my first gen republic of gamers board I can easily achieve a 20% overclock just by telling the bios I want a 20% overclock.

..and they've only gotten better as they've started putting better components on the boards.
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13 Oct 2011   #16
nickyoung

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Sounds like I can easily get away with the LE edition, but ASUS did take the time to write up 10 vertical inches on the DIGI+ VRM feature and cooling/power efficiency benefits. Throw it in the cart.
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13 Oct 2011   #17
nickyoung

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
ASUS is great for overclocking even on my first gen republic of gamers board I can easily achieve a 20% overclock just by telling the bios I want a 20% overclock.

..and they've only gotten better as they've started putting better components on the boards.
So it's that's easy to OC huh? I'm going to have to try it. Never OC'd before. The bios makes it fairly safe right? Don't want to blow it to bits right away.

I see it has a turbo/auto mode so maybe I'll play with that first.
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13 Oct 2011   #18
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Depends on if they included the overclock ai with the bios on your particular board
I would start at 5% and slowly ease up though.
Make sure you know where the bios reset button is located before starting as well.
Also save your current bios profile to one of the save slots so you can quickly restore settings to pre-overclock if you do hit a limit.

Overclocking is somewhat dependent on the RAM and CPU you have as well.
Very often ram is the first thing to start failing in an overclock.
I'm using OCZ reaper ram that's actually made for a faster bus than I am using making overclocking a little easier for me than it might be for some.
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13 Oct 2011   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You say 2012 build.

The 2700K is on the horizon, you might wait for it.

I'd get a Seasonic or Corsair PSU in the 600 to 750 watt range and save some money.
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13 Oct 2011   #20
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You say 2012 build.

The 2700K is on the horizon, you might wait for it.

I'd get a Seasonic or Corsair PSU in the 600 to 750 watt range and save some money.
While it makes sense to save a few bucks where you can, I was actually happy to see someone piecing together a system with a good power supply for once. It's usually the primary thing people skimp on.
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