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Old 09-28-11, 05:18 AM   #10
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Thumbs up Re: Out of the Dark Ages

Congrats! This setup looks beautiful, I really love Gigabyte's new black PCBs, and that heatsink is impressive. My Z68X-UD4-B3 + i5 2500K arrived yesterday, but I forgot to take pics . I haven't yet started overclocking, but it is so much faster than my previous Q6000 that I don't really feel I need to (for the moment, at least).

The greatest thing, however, is the improvement in loading times. My SSD was running OK on my previous board, but now... Windows 7 takes 6-7 seconds to load. In fact, with 'quick boot' enabled, it takes about 30 seconds from the moment I turn the machine on to the moment all desktop items are displayed and the disk activity light goes off! I see our setups are now fairly similar, so I strongly recommend an SSD (I use it just for the OS and FSX, and I store all data on the WD Blacks).
i5-2500K with Thermalright SI-128, Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600, Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum, Samsung 275T Plus 27" + Samsung 943T 19", Auzentech X-Fi Prelude + Rotel RA-820AX + Kef Q1, Razer DeathAdder mouse, Antec P190 case, 60GB OCZ Vertex for OS/FSX + 2 x 640GB WD Black RAID1, Plextor PX-880SA DVD-RW; OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64; FSX gear: Saitek X52 Pro + Rudder Pedals + Yoke System
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