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Gaming,,,,no problems,,,everything posted and win 8 was running 30 min later. Awesome....

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  • 79 months ago
  • 8 points

Whats with the random 260? dedicated physx? And is that an SLI bridge?

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I seriously hope they realize a 690 doesn't SLI with a 260 if that's what they're thinking.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

or for PhysX

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

yes.....yes it is

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry ,, i'm still researching this...I have dedicated 260 for PhysX ... I guess I can remove SLI bridge right?

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

You don't need a 260 for physX since your 690 is a nvidea card.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

How you liking that case? I was thinking about getting it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Case is awesome, roomy but little loud(4 x140fans)+cooler fan

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Dual channel RAM?

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

This. Check per your motherboard's manual, but it appears you have both sticks in your first channel. To utilize 2 sticks and make the most of it, you want a single stick in each channel. A lot of boards are screen printed with labels DDR3 1/3 - 2/4. Trying to think of how to explain it.

So if the following were your slots, 'x' would be a stick of RAM. ||x||x| Your board is labeled 1, 2, 3, 4. It should also have a label saying to uses 2 & 4 first. So you need to move your RAM to slots 2 & 4. I hope this makes sense. You can see it just above the RAM slots in this picture. http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTM2NzU0NTg5MmltRGdnWnVtOFpfMV8xMV9sLmpwZw==

You can also kind of see it done properly in this build. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Cc2

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

OK I will try to move it to 2/4 it is very close to cpu cooler lines any way(,,,thanks for pointing this out...I read about it but got confused on why)))

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I'm not to talented at explaining things. That's why I decided to include pictures.

The reason for dual channel RAM is this: Think of your RAM as a highway for information. Your motherboard has 2 lanes to help move more traffic. If one of those lanes is closed or not used, then you are limiting the amount of information being transferred.

As far as which slot in the channel you use, most modern boards will recognize the RAM regardless, but it's still best to follow the instructions.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, what im clue less))

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

A few things about your build... Cable management isn't bad. You put the effort into it in the beginning, but it looks like you got lazy with it at the end. Pull the cables tighter behind the motherboard and zip-tie them tight if they won't stay in place.

I'm not sure what you're doing with that 260 in there... Maybe you could enlighten us? It may answer my next question.

Why an 850W PSU? You could have gone with a nice modular SeaSonic, Corsair, or XFX for less if you had bought a smaller PSU.

If this PC is built purely for gaming, why did you choose an i7? I truely hope you didn't pay $320 for the i7 because the new Haswell i7 can be had for less than that, and the mobo's are priced about the same. Haswell i5's are selling for $200 even.

What was your actual final price with all of this? Might help to understand your reasoning on some of the parts.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I've frequently seen the 3570k for $179 on various sites, and the new 4670k for sub $200 as well. Not sure 100% WHEN you put this together, but if you were going to spent $1000 on GFX, I'd have picked a Titan instead of a dual-gpu card. The money you would have saved on your CPU by getting an i5 instead of an i7 would have gave you that wiggle room.

On the other hand, if you paid $92 for a 750GB Green drive, you could have easily netted yourself a 1TB Black or Seagate Barracuda for sub $70.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Green drive I bought about 2 years ago as external and never used it. I removed it from the case and made internal hd. 120 Gb ssd won't cut it for me.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT sorry I have on my phone replying to this,,, it does not show reply links...

I will probably remove 260 card. If I can't use it for physx. Did not play with it yet.

Case is awesome, roomy but little loud(4 x140fans)

As for a CPU I just grabbed the best one I thought I was getting. Was not really doing any research on CPU. I most likely over paid on that. Oh well

I will have to read about ram as you are probably right I was little confused on that in the mobo manual.
I do not like those red heat sinks on ram they look good with my mobo colors but makes it hard to install

Working on cables now. !)))

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Everyone's first build is usually an ongoing process. You'll be tweaking it for a year or two at least :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL Too true!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It was just great to see everything post and up and running in 30 minutes after install..... I have not messed around with builds since I was a teenager. 17 years ago.

Final cost was around 2300$

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ssd speeds are amazing .... Windows takes 20 secs to reboot...

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't you have gone with a Titan or something like that?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

TITAN is not as fast ,,,am I right? 690 still better..?

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

It's the fact that it's a single GPU, so it would have less problems, and you can SLI more than 2 of them.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

have you overclocked if so how the bios confusses mw