That last photo was taken through the plexiglass window. The blue light from the Intel liquid cooler fan helps me see the board and components. I check my fans every day and the LEDs on the motherboard are all visible. The LED that shows the POST codes comes in very handy, especially when tweaking BIOS setting for overclocking and general "tuning"...
Nice pics!!! Great build.
Thanks again! I took those pics with my Nokia Lumia 920 phone but the overhead fluorescent lighting makes everything very hazy... I need new lighting in the "man cave"!
I was able to team the two Ethernet ports on the PC, so now I need to get an Ethernet switch that can handle Gigabit Ethernet traffic since my switch is old and is a 10/100 switch. The server also has a Gb Ethernet, so the file transfers between my PC and server should move along after I do that!
I went from a 10/100 switch to a Netgear GS108 gigabit switch and I get about 85MB/sec now across my LAN.
Yep, I'm due for an upgrade as my switches are all at least 5 years old. I'll use the old ones elsewhere...
At least new fast switches are cheap. I just ended up discarding my old switches. Why would I want to use 10/100. I just put a GS108 on my desk where I keep my desktops and server, and I have a GS105 upstairs in my entertainment center which provides connectivity to my 360, and PS3.
I have only the GS105, but it never caused me any drama's so far.
I also got for my old / my wife's machine a Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter, which seems to be a bit better then the on-board versions.
Then maybe disable Core-Parking, if you not already did it:
Nice build btw.Disable Core Parking on Windows 7
This is an aggressive power saving approach which makes the system feel sluggish and underpowered..
Who is affected
It only applies to Windows 7 X64 and X86 and only in systems using more than 2 physical CPU's and/or more than 2 "logical" cores - ie: Core i7's.
Core Parking is a feature of Windows 7 that is causing rare performance problems. I don't notice it on my home i7 / Win7 system but some people are getting micro-stutters and odd behaviour in certain programs. Without the following " tweak" you may see CPU spiking in your programs and Windows Task Manager - some CPU cores will be "turned off" / "parked" depending on load and they will be dynamically turned on or off and dynamically loaded up or down as the system deems necessary - the scope for glitches / pops / clicks / drop-outs etc.... in such an environment is simply enormous. To the best of my knowledge, there is no known "switch" to turn it off - no utility I am aware of to "tweak" it off.
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Credits go to @McRip !
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Thank you for the good info! I download and installed the file from your link. My wife has my "old" Q6600, but it's really the CPU that is 6 years old as I bought an Intel DG43GT board to replace the failed Foxconn board that was in the Dell when I bought it. I put a GTX 650 in that PC for her and she loves it. The GTX 660 superclocked is too much video card for me as I'm not a gamer, but I'll build a system around it and give it to our son as a surprise... Thanks again!
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