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

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    Yes, the i7-3770 (minus the "k" is the same CPU, just not "unlocked"). After building many, many PC's with ASUS, Gigabyte, FIC, FoxConn, MSI, etc..., the BEST motherboards I've ever worked with are the Intel boards. When I say "best", I mean that they are easy to setup, and are rock-solid dependable... That's been my experience...

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  2. #32


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Art for the inputs. I now have to check prices and sizes. The components have to fit into my Dell box.

    Btw: was there a typo in the Intel board number you gave earlier. I could not find it.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 14
    win 7 and win 8

    I built my i7 last week.


    I built my new i7 last week using the Asus P8Z77-V also with i7-3770k cpu with 16mb DDR3 ram with a Samsung 840 240gb SDD with win8 using the onboard video.

    It runs 42 seconds on the reboot test
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  4. #34


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    It runs 42 seconds on the reboot test
    That is not bad, but not too fast either. For my old Dell with an M4 I got this:

    Click image for larger version

    It might be your BIOS/UEFI that is holding things up.
    Last edited by whs; 10 Feb 2013 at 20:43.
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  5. #35


    Hello, JoBo. Welcome to Eight Forums.

    Nice rig. That is quick.

    You may want to post your boot time here: Post your Boot Time!
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  6. #36


    The confusing thing about the Intel DZ77GAL-70K is that it's exactly the same board as the Intel DZ77GA-70K, but without the WIFI and Bluetooth kit, the boards are exactly the same, same BIOS, drivers, etc.. It's just marketed as a different package because of the add-ons, so look up the DZ77GA-70K, and drop the "L". Sorry for the confusion! My board has "DZ77GA-70K" on the board, if you check the pictures out. One of the reasons I selected this board is that the onboard audio is better (for me) than the similar ASUS or Gigabyte boards....
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  7. #37


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    That worked, thanks.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I think you are going to love the Haf 932 Art. I have the Haf X myself and really like it. I see that the 932 has the same port arrangement on the front of the case as my Haf X. So you will have another eSATA port available. I have the front eSATA port plugged into a SATA 3.0 port on the MB with hot swap turned on so it functions just like the built in eSATA port on the back. I find myself using eSATA more than the 2 USB 3.0 ports up front, because I also think eSATA is faster than USB 3.0. It also allows me to externally boot Linux distros I have on HDD's that are not installed in the case. Also, you will have lots of room to spare, so if you need to park your car somewhere the Haf 932 might hold that as well as all your other hardware.


    PS I like your build a lot!
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  9. #39


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Very nice build azasadny, pictures look great, well done.
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Interesting thread.

    I was just thinking of upgrading my Dell Inspiron 530 which also has a Q6600 with a new Ivy Bridge board (BIOS not UEFI)
    WHS, I built a desktop for work that runs on an Asus P8Z77-V LK and a core i7-3770 (I went with the non K version because that is what supports vt-d). My board has an UEFI bios and this has caused me no problems at all. I've run Windows 7 on the box, Windows 8, Server 2008R2, Server 2012, VMWare ESXi 5.1, and various flavors of Linux. Everything has been completely fine.

    I am running the onboard video at work from the Core i7 and am totally happy with it. My WEI score under Windows 7 is 6.6 with this onboard video. Figured I would let you know so that you could use it as a reference. As a comparison, I have another desktop at work running an Evga 8600GT video card and it scores a 5.9 in graphics and 6.4 for gaming graphics. So, the onboard video is running better than this.
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