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Documenting my new PC (re)build... From Q6600 to i7-3770k

  1. #51

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit

    Thanks for the heads up on the onboard GPU Art! Since I don't game, my next build won't even need a after market GPU and I can use the money to upgrade other components.

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  2. #52

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    From the Intel website... The DZ77GA-70K provides:

    - Eight SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (4 external/4 header)
    - Ten USB 2.0 ports (4 external (2 Hi-Current/Fast Charging) / 6 internal)
    - Four Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, one eSATA 6.0 Gb/s
    - Four Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
    - Two IEEE 1394a ports/headers (1 external/1 header)
    This is impressive. I would have to drill additional holes into my box, LOL.
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  3. #53

    I am truly impressed with this board/CPU combo. The onboard audio is fantastic! I was watching a Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's video this weekend and it was unbelievable! The CPU was running at 1% utilization at 31 degrees C. I will test the onboard video this coming weekend. This past weekend, I built three PC's and played the drums at church, so I didn't have time... After I finish the case, I'll benchmark everything methodically and begin the overclocking process...
    Last edited by azasadny; 19 Feb 2013 at 22:24.
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  4. #54

    The "mother of all boards"!!

    The "mother of all boards"!! (Sorry, I couldn't resist the bad pun!)
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  5. #55

    Clever pun. That is a nice board indeed. And look at all the ports! Too bad it gets mounted in a case where it can't be seen. Perhaps you could use a piece of pexiglass for a side panel and light up the inside of the case.
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  6. #56

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    Are the blue lights in the liquid cooler stock? And can they be shut off?
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  7. #57

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    Vista and Win7

    The only thing that would make me hesitate are the user's feedback on Newegg. Those are not too exciting.

    Intel BOXDZ77GA70K Intel Motherboard -
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  8. #58

    Motherboards are so hit or miss from a review standpoint. I've always had good luck with Intel boards. As far as NewEgg reviews go, with motherboards I don't think I have ever purchased a board that got more than 3-4 stars...but yet unlike all of the issues others seem to have experienced my results have only been positive.
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  9. #59

    The Intel lighted fan on the rear of the case (integrated into the water cooler) can be turned off. My new case will have a side window, but I'll only have the Intel light and get rid of the "blingy" lights, I did that for a joke! I've always had excellent results with Intel boards and so far, this board is the same! I'm going to MicroCenter tomorrow at lunch to buy all of the components to build my friend's PC and then I'll move my parts to the new case and install his stuff in my "old" case. I hope all goes well with the "organ transplant"!
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  10. #60

    I only pay attention to the opinions of those I know and respect, not strangers on some online site. I've read great reviews of products that I can't stand and vice versa. Several people wrote on Amazon that the Intel cooler I just installed was horrible to install and I did it in less than 5 minutes and didn't have a single issue. These were IT folks, like me... Crazy...
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