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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Naito

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    I am very happy with this board; it offers heaps of features for a great price, handles overclocking and RAM tweaks well, imo looks better than equivalent boards from Gigabyte and Asus (gold caps!), etc. This is my first motherboard with UEFI too, although it seems a little odd to me atm, it appears to be very comprehensive and easy to use. Main reason I chose it, was that it offered more power phases, better heatsinks, and 8x/8x lane splitting, compared to other manufacturers in the price range. In my opinion, ASRock seems the best value buy around.

    Edit: As most people may know, ASRock was originally a spin-off of Asus (however, is now owned by another subsidary, Pegatron), so you're basically getting Asus quality boards, without paying the premium.
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    That's a drag that Thermaltake put that damn sticker you aren't supposed to take off right where you have to look at it. :shadedshu Super nice looking build, though.
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    Can you tell me how your VRM temps look @ load? Also, its hard to tell in the pics- but are the gold caps really noticeable once its installed in the case or can you not really tell they are golden at that point? I really like the look of the black board and gold caps, but some reviews have said its not as pronounced as press shots would make it seem.

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    dub I wanna see pics of your rig with that PP in it!!
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    Wait, you want him to urinate on his PC? :confused: :wtf:
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    :laugh: I know you know what he meant, but for those who might not- he is referring to my Performance Pro 256GB SSD.

    Here you go :D Think I should move it to where its more prominent? This rig is being replaced soon- at least parts of it.

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    This is whats responsible for the third star on my WCG Badge. Future of this rig is uncertain with my 2600k inbound, but it is Crunching 24/7 in the mean time:

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    Our chassis are pretty similar
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    It's a slow Friday, and I've been spending the whole day doing client VM maintenance :banghead: I just needed to have a little fun :rolleyes:
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    Mah shitteh HTPC

    Made a few changes recently; new ROM, new cooler and replaced the stock Antec tricools that were LOUD as all hell! Went from a VenomousX to the d-14 and added a Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140 and my old adj Scythe 120 in place of those Antec stocker's. Also pulled the heatpipe off the mobo and gave it a REALLY good cleaning since i had it out and applied fresh tim to the NB/SB. Temp's are about the same but SO much quiter now, almost silent! :D

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    LOL @ Vista & XP.
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    Everyday is a slow day for you isnt it ski!
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    Not quite sure how to go about this; is there software for this? Or would I need to get some sort of IR thermometer?

    They are still fairly gold once in the case, but they do have grey writing printed on the top, which does dampen the effect. If only my RAM heatsinks were gold....

    Here is a picture:
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    As you can see, the board has brown traces; inserted in the case, it gives the board a black/bronze look ('Spose it's no different to your current? EVGA P55 board).

    EDIT: My phone camera really doesn't do it justice...
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    now i use Deepcool Assasin, with 8 heat pipes and big size :roll:
    its cool but i need to take off the board first coz the cut out aint wide enough to install the back plate :banghead:
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    Do you think the cooler is big enough?? :D
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    Hey! I don't have a need to upgrade to Win7/8. I keep XP cuz I have a lot of games still "left over" from that time :eek: They're labled cuz thats just how I roll :roll:

    I was looking at picking this up but was unsure because not many reviews, what are your thoughts about it?
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    Problem solved maybe?
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr3-pc3-12800-gold-triple-channel-eol.html
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    if you compare to noctua NH-D14 temp, it has the same level
    i guess this cooler should have more power (except the weight that more than 1300 grams), it has dual fans and 8 heat pipes, maybe little bit lapping and faster fans could make it brighter :toast:

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    http://xtreme-hardware.com/content.php?266-DEEPCOOL-ASSASSIN-CPU-COOLING-Review/view/7&

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    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/deepcool-assassin_5.html
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Spent a few hours this morning getting my rig area cable managed, parts hidden:


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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Only one is Sapphire. ;)

    Should be three, but had to send one in for "repair". It's not the same type of 6950 though, which is kind of a bummer.


    I know the third is repairable, but I asked for a "refernce" model to match these two anyway, should they not be able to "fix" the one I sent in. They said they would see what they could do, so I got my fingers crossed, but really I expect my old third card back.
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    Looks like the refrence cards are hard to come by these days.
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    Where I work, it's far from that, so a slow day is nice :)
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    Cool Backplate are amazing with your EVGA 680 SLI well at least with me soon I will have a 680 but no way MSI is the only thing I can get in my country I would have liked more about EVGA ... Take care friend check your Inbox there you answer the questions I had done lol
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    Here is a PC I built for a friend,

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    Pardon the average cable management. :p

    Also the 1200W PSU was his idea not mine, he wanted one of the best.

    And my long lost friend I found

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    Hooray for grainy photos, courtesy of my smartphone lol.
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