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Windows 7: Thoughts on this MotherBoard

02 Dec 2012   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Thoughts on this MotherBoard

I would like to know if anyone out there has had experience with this particular MB
http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...MD_Motherboard
what i like about this board it has PCI-e 3.0

I feel the board i currently have bottlenecks my Gpu and Cpu potential

also I am going with this Ram Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1866 (PC3-15000) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) CMZ8GX3M2A1866C - Micro Center)

or this ram Patriot Viper Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-1866 (PC3-15000) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) PXD38G1866ELK - Micro Center)

only difference is i think the Vengeance is lower voltage 1.5

I also forgot to mention i am Migrating to this case I already have it http://thermaltakeusa.com/Products.aspx?C=1420


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02 Dec 2012   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hello Solar maybe a bounce over to the G Skill forum site might be worth it I found Tradesman very helpful when I fixed up my Asus P8Z77-V board

Welcome to the GSKILL TECH FORUM
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02 Dec 2012   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

There is nothing wrong with my board in general performance wise it runs

Im looking to get a better overclocking board on top of a better bios

Just seems like everyone not just me run into to many limitations with MSI boards

also I am unable to untalize my full x16 lans because my card will seat right over the cable for mbpower header which is a pain because im running half azzed speeds

so these are some of the reasons i am upgrading to those parts I have had this case for weeks and this will give me the opertunity to really make a detailed rig and use the old board and my old fx8120 with my HD6870 i have chillen a back up rig

I already gave my mother in law a 965be rig with 80gb ssd 750gb backup baracuda HD along with 8gb patriot ram and a hd5770

it help me get rid of some of these extra's
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02 Dec 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hum sorry Solar I thought you were after some advice re RAM with the Asus.

As for the MSI I haven't met many who like MSI boards to be honest and I am of very little help there my friend
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03 Dec 2012   #5
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

You won't see much difference, if any, from PCI-E 3.0. PCI-E 2.1 has enough bandwidth:

HARDOCP - Introduction - PCI Express 2.0 vs 3.0 GPU Gaming Performance Review
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03 Dec 2012   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

More or less im looking to actually utalize all my x16 capability which my refrence cards won't do on a MSI board I can't put one of the cards in the other 16x slot based on the header being right there for mother board power if i get it in there no boot

The next choice was to stick it in the x8 slot which i am loosing performance
also this board won't be limited from voltage like my MSI board

I kept thinking why is there a cap on voltage and everyone else doesn't have a cap it is because MSI has a funky bios that pretty much stalls you on good high overclocks

Basicly I am just looking for an all around better board ,I want to go and purchase when the store opens but would like to know how good this board is VS CROSSHAIR ROG board im not looking to spend as high as i did with this one when first purchased 222.00 something the Sabertooth is 189,00 with tax 205.00
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03 Dec 2012   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Any other Opinions floating around before i go purchase if not i'll be on my way

but one question i should ask should i drop the 1866 ram and go with a another pair of 1600 or just get the 1866 either way im going to use some sort of ram but i would like to know should i stick with what i got or just push it up a little
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04 Dec 2012   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Moding this case

Hi all just wanted to show some pics on my case mod here

Im going all green Lights and trim on Thermaltake Element V case

Don't look at my messy room with all the bags and boxes of new stuff

Also the last shot is of my rig im going to break down to put most of it in this case it's all Blue and now I'll be all Green


Also im looking for some dark green decals if you got some suggestions shoot them to me


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04 Dec 2012   #9
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Very nice, looks like you have loads of space inside there Solar
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04 Dec 2012   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Im adding another 8 gigs so im running 16 gigs now

just a few more things and ill be ready to crank it up

if you have any ideas on decals let me know

Thanks for the vote of confidence paul
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