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Message 967190 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:52:04 UTC - in response to Message 967188.  
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Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?

Mediums seem to be ok for a mid tower. Might need to go to large t-shirt for a larger case tho.
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Might need a large. The length of the shirts isn't really an issue. The 2nd one I put over it hang down a bit. You can sorta see this in the 2th image, now that I've fixed the links...
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Message 967195 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 3:58:56 UTC - in response to Message 967190.  

Here you go, save some money on your dust filters...LOL
Tower dustcovers

Something tells me I could put an old t-shirt over my case for less money.

That wouldn't cover the top or the bottom as there is an intake and exhaust there as the HAF stands for High Air Flow(the exhaust at the top also sucks dust in), So It would be wholly filter I guess. ;)

OK... 2 t-shirts. :D

Too Restrictive and in what size?

Mediums seem to be ok for a mid tower. Might need to go to large t-shirt for a larger case tho.
Dust filter 1, Dust filter 2, Dust filter 3, Dust filter 4
Case is 17Hx8.5Wx20.5D

This is the HAF-932 here, It's a Full Tower:
22"Hx9"Wx21.5"D No Wheels
23"Hx9"Wx21.5"D w/Wheels

Might need a large. The length of the shirts isn't really an issue. The 2nd one I put over it hang down a bit. You can sorta see this in the 2th image, now that I've fixed the links...

Heck yea, Thats the ticket!!!
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Message 967198 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 4:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 967181.  

Hi, dust or no dust, I'de choose ASUS, also not familiar with DFI (expensive), Asrock does have a good name.
All the boards mentioned, uses the P55 chipset.
How about the memory & speed?


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Message 967211 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 4:18:09 UTC - in response to Message 967198.  
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Hi, dust or no dust, I'de choose ASUS, also not familiar with DFI (expensive), Asrock does have a good name.
All the boards mentioned, uses the P55 chipset.
How about the memory & speed?


Memory will be (G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD, $179.42 delivered) and speed an i5 750(2.66GHz) and the cpu cooling an H50(Water Cooling, Already bought) It should do 4.0GHz to 4.2GHz, Video will be three GTX295 cards(not sli'd). This will crunch like MAD.

Edit: The Asus is widening Its lead and I may be getting the Asus, But We'll see on the 1st. :D

DFI:    -2
Asus:    5
Asrock:  2

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Message 967236 - Posted: 31 Jan 2010, 5:46:17 UTC - in response to Message 967211.  

I'm glad that your recent financial situation has taken a turn for the better.


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I'm glad that your recent financial situation has taken a turn for the better.

It's not that really, It's just good management on My part. :)
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Message 967380 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 0:30:25 UTC
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Ok I settled on some ram, It's G.Skill Ripjaws:
[$154.98 4GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-16000 2000MHz Ripjaw Series
(9-9-9-27) Dual Channel kit Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH, Amazon]

And I've seen speeds of 4.5GHz with an i5 750 cpu...
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6233980&postcount=22

Some guy on another forum got 4.6GHz and all on an Asus P7P55D Pro...

Kinda makes the ol QX6700 look slow, If one can call 3.52GHz slow that is. :D

Oh and the price above? That's with shipping to My address.

Oh and I think I'll get the Asus P7P55D Pro, As It seems to be quite the performer, Mark eat Yer heart out, Some of these overclocks do real well and some arrr on air and some on water. :D
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Message 967402 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 3:55:01 UTC - in response to Message 967380.  
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Oh and I think I'll get the Asus P7P55D Pro, As It seems to be quite the performer, Mark eat Yer heart out, Some of these overclocks do real well and some arrr on air and some on water. :D

Chippies keep getting faster all the time...
The P55 chipset looks like it may be a real winner.

But don't forget that in most cases the fastest OC still stable enough for a bench run will never be sustainable with all cores loaded crunching opti Seti.

Good luck with it.
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Message 967404 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 4:05:05 UTC - in response to Message 967402.  


Oh and I think I'll get the Asus P7P55D Pro, As It seems to be quite the performer, Mark eat Yer heart out, Some of these overclocks do real well and some arrr on air and some on water. :D

Chippies keep getting faster all the time...
The P55 chipset looks like it may be a real winner.

But don't forget that in most cases the fastest OC still stable enough for a bench run will never be sustainable with all cores loaded crunching opti Seti.

Good luck with it.

but... I use seti to bench test OCing to make sure the system is stable...
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Message 967405 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 4:12:26 UTC - in response to Message 967402.  


Oh and I think I'll get the Asus P7P55D Pro, As It seems to be quite the performer, Mark eat Yer heart out, Some of these overclocks do real well and some arrr on air and some on water. :D

Chippies keep getting faster all the time...
The P55 chipset looks like it may be a real winner.

But don't forget that in most cases the fastest OC still stable enough for a bench run will never be sustainable with all cores loaded crunching opti Seti.

Good luck with it.

Yeah I know, I don't bother running benchies, I just run opti Seti, If It can stand that and not reboot, Then the overclock is stable enough for Me. :D

I found out the shield I was going to buy was for an EVO and not really meant for a PRO, It would work, But It would have an extra hole for an EVO's 2nd ethernet port and so I'll spend a bit more, Oh well. Hey I can sell one of the P5K Deluxe motherboards, Intel Q9300 cpu, Patriot Viper 2GB PC2-8500 ram and the cpu heatsink and mounting and I should be able to raise enough for the ram for P7P55D Pro, I'd have to be really lucky to raise the money needed for an i5 750 cpu and the G.Skill ram that I need. I've already downloaded all the drivers and such for It too(94.3MB worth).
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Message 967406 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 4:13:56 UTC - in response to Message 967404.  


Oh and I think I'll get the Asus P7P55D Pro, As It seems to be quite the performer, Mark eat Yer heart out, Some of these overclocks do real well and some arrr on air and some on water. :D

Chippies keep getting faster all the time...
The P55 chipset looks like it may be a real winner.

But don't forget that in most cases the fastest OC still stable enough for a bench run will never be sustainable with all cores loaded crunching opti Seti.

Good luck with it.

but... I use seti to bench test OCing to make sure the system is stable...

Me too, I mention that to some people elsewhere and they think I'm nutz, But We know better I'd think.
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Message 967420 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 8:52:34 UTC

Out of interest why settle on the 1156 pin boards? The yet to be released i7 980x (also dubbed the i9) is a LGA1366 chip.
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Message 967425 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 10:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 967420.  

why settle on the 1156 pin boards?


He probably already owns the CPU intended for this motherboard purchase.

My 2 cents: I spent a fair amount of time reading through TomsHardware before doing my from scratch build last October. I went with 1156 because it met my present need for an i7, helped fit my overall --> budget <--, and the socket seemed easier to work with and less prone to damage.

Also, the advantages for 1366 (for me) didn't warrant a rethink (the extra x16 channels of PCIe off the northbridge (good for multiple GPU), the extra DDR3 channel, and the future cores). Why? Because if I want to upgrade to a new CPU in 2 to 3 years (ie: effectively forego the $$$ I spent on a cpu), then the cost and inconveneince of swapping the motherboard at the same time doesn't really change the math that drastically... plus the motherboard will be 2 years more advanced than what I could possibly purchase today.

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Message 967434 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 12:40:01 UTC - in response to Message 967425.  

why settle on the 1156 pin boards?


He probably already owns the CPU intended for this motherboard purchase.

My 2 cents: I spent a fair amount of time reading through TomsHardware before doing my from scratch build last October. I went with 1156 because it met my present need for an i7, helped fit my overall --> budget <--, and the socket seemed easier to work with and less prone to damage.

Also, the advantages for 1366 (for me) didn't warrant a rethink (the extra x16 channels of PCIe off the northbridge (good for multiple GPU), the extra DDR3 channel, and the future cores). Why? Because if I want to upgrade to a new CPU in 2 to 3 years (ie: effectively forego the $$$ I spent on a cpu), then the cost and inconveneince of swapping the motherboard at the same time doesn't really change the math that drastically... plus the motherboard will be 2 years more advanced than what I could possibly purchase today.


I've noticed on a few of the review sites that the i7-800's benchmark higher then their i7-900 counterparts.

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Message 967436 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 12:53:52 UTC

if you want the best overclocking mobo you should buy the dfi
http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/reviews/25961-dfi-lanparty-dk-p55-t3eh9-living-review.html is a little review about that board.

if you are cononcerned about the budget i would go and buy the asus. longer durability, better stability under high voltages and better cooling then the asrock board.
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in games yes because of the integrated pcie controller and the dual channel mem controller.
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Message 967444 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 14:19:19 UTC - in response to Message 967425.  
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why settle on the 1156 pin boards?


He probably already owns the CPU intended for this motherboard purchase.

My 2 cents: I spent a fair amount of time reading through TomsHardware before doing my from scratch build last October. I went with 1156 because it met my present need for an i7, helped fit my overall --> budget <--, and the socket seemed easier to work with and less prone to damage.

Also, the advantages for 1366 (for me) didn't warrant a rethink (the extra x16 channels of PCIe off the northbridge (good for multiple GPU), the extra DDR3 channel, and the future cores). Why? Because if I want to upgrade to a new CPU in 2 to 3 years (ie: effectively forego the $$$ I spent on a cpu), then the cost and inconveneince of swapping the motherboard at the same time doesn't really change the math that drastically... plus the motherboard will be 2 years more advanced than what I could possibly purchase today.


I was going to go with the 1156 and everyone here talked me out of it and into the 1366. I'm glad I went with the machine I built. Would be interesting to see how Mhz for Mhz how the 1156 would stack against it...

EDIT: Don't see any on the front page....
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Message 967453 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 14:57:35 UTC - in response to Message 967444.  

why settle on the 1156 pin boards?


He probably already owns the CPU intended for this motherboard purchase.

My 2 cents: I spent a fair amount of time reading through TomsHardware before doing my from scratch build last October. I went with 1156 because it met my present need for an i7, helped fit my overall --> budget <--, and the socket seemed easier to work with and less prone to damage.

Also, the advantages for 1366 (for me) didn't warrant a rethink (the extra x16 channels of PCIe off the northbridge (good for multiple GPU), the extra DDR3 channel, and the future cores). Why? Because if I want to upgrade to a new CPU in 2 to 3 years (ie: effectively forego the $$$ I spent on a cpu), then the cost and inconveneince of swapping the motherboard at the same time doesn't really change the math that drastically... plus the motherboard will be 2 years more advanced than what I could possibly purchase today.


I was going to go with the 1156 and everyone here talked me out of it and into the 1366. I'm glad I went with the machine I built. Would be interesting to see how Mhz for Mhz how the 1156 would stack against it...

EDIT: Don't see any on the front page....

The review that anandtech did lead me to buying the i7-860. In some test the i5-750 bested the i7-920 & those both run 2.66GHz. I don't see a need to go to a 1366 for my personal use as I never plan on scaling up to triple video card or such. In single GPU situations the P55 actually out performs the X58 it seems. With a second card the X58 edges out, but with 3 the P55 doesn't stand a chance. Toms Hardware did a crossfire scaling test to see how well PCIe would do between the two. The analysis shows the results best, but the whole article is good to look over.
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Message 967456 - Posted: 1 Feb 2010, 15:02:43 UTC

Ok, Lets see cost does play a part here and so thats that, I found a way to have an internal wireless Super G(108Mbps, Not an N card), It involves a mini-pci-express wireless card for a laptop and a pci-e card that has a mini-pic-express connector on It and places for 3 antennas(see below)

pci-e to mini-pci-e adapter card

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