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

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    Thanks, Dave! I'm getting a Corsair 650D case this week and I'll be moving everything over and giving my case to a friend for his new PC that I'm building this week. My case will not properly hold the rear mounted 120mm fan and radiator for the CPU liquid cooling rig. I will clean up the cabling and really get things dialed in. I'll document the process...

    LittleJay, I decided to get the Corsair 650D over the HAF932, but I like both cases. I just like the 650D a little more (grommets in the cable mgmt holes, drive racks are moveable, etc... I have a rear board-mounted eSATA port, so that front eSATA port isn't important to me. The Corsair 650D also has a mount on top to temporarily attach SATA hard drives and I do that all the time!!

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    The Corsair 650D is a great choice. And it's shockingly large when you actually get it and start working inside of it.
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    Thanks for that confirmation! I want a case that's large enough for me to crawl in while I'm working on it! I'm ALWAYS swapping things out and adding stuff, so a big case is a must. I put it on a wire rack in the basement, so it's off the floor and it gets adequate ventilation. Noise is not an issue because I've got a hearing deficit (military) and I play my music loud!

    BTW, the sound chip on the Intel motherboard is fantastic! I gave it a good workout this weekend and it passed with flying colors!
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Back on to the USB3 thing -- those USB slots on your Mobo are probably USB2 not USB3.
    e-sata on at the rear is fine -- but I was thinking particularly if you want to have one or two portable devices - and the self powered passport usb3 one's are well worth it -- speed / portability and 2 TB size.

    As the pci-e card is so cheap I'd insert a USB3 one as a matter of course - especially if you also have a tablet or laptop that has a usb3 port -- data transfer speed etc is really FAST -- ok e_sata is better (not by much) but how many laptops have an e_sata slot.

    If you don't plan on having a laptop or other portable device that you want to connect to another machine -- fine your mobo will work just perfectly and looks very decent value for money.

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    The Corsair 650D looks like a great case Art! I have an eSATA port on the back of my PC as well, but the way I have my computer set up, it isn't as easy to get at as the front port, so that is why I mentioned it earlier. Your new computer is going to be one "mean machine"! Makes me want to build a new one myself, but that just isn't in the cards for now.
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    Thanks, guys! My motherboard has 2 USB3 ports on the rear and 2 USB3 ports on the front, but I don't have any USB3 devices yet. I find eSATA useful for copyng drive images, backing up user's hard drives, etc... My next thumb drive(s) will be USB3, so I can do "Windows to Go"... and run windows from the thumb drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Back on to the USB3 thing -- those USB slots on your Mobo are probably USB2 not USB3.
    It's a new Intel DZ77GAL-70K. The Z77 boards have USB 3.

    Looking at the specs of the board, show it has 4 USB 3.0 ports on the back of the mobo
    Intel BOXDZ77GAL-70K ATX Intel Motherboard -

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    ok e_sata is better (not by much) but how many laptops have an e_sata slot.
    Yeah, getting e-sata on a laptop is somewhat hard to find. My Dell E6400 laptop has e-sata...which makes me happy.

    I use a combination esata-usb dock from Thermaltake
    Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5” & 3.5” USB 2.0 & eSATA -
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    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.
    Thank you Patrick for the input. The reviews of the on-board 4000 are pretty good. It is good that you can confirn that. I currently have a small ATI 2400 Pro in the box and that is certainly less powerful than the on-board 4000. My graphics requirements are very modest anyhow.
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    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)
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    My nVidia GT-430 with 1Gb of RAM just barely beat the on-chip GPU (HD 4000).The onboard GPU on the i7-3770(k) is very impressive and supports DirectX 11. I'll be running benchmarks next weekend, it time permits,...
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