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Old 07-02-11, 01:10 AM   #25
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Big brain strikes again. dude you got that system together yet?
Ya I'm using it right now

Nothing really to take pictures of though as my setup is a little atypical. I'll try my best though and I'm not any good at photography at all:

When I sit at my "computer", this is what I sit at:



Everything from the closet is wired through the wall to the TV, which is my only monitor, and a USB hub for quick connections, along with an infrared retransmitter sitting to the left of the center speaker.

My "desk" isn't quite what you'd describe as a desk:



Logitech k800, g700, h760, and harmony 650

My computer doesn't even sit in my room, it sits in a walk in closet, along with my A/V receiver, my tivo, some clothes, etc:

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Old 07-02-11, 11:23 AM   #26
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That's pretty cool dude, so what do you think about it's speed?
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Old 07-02-11, 12:14 PM   #27
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haven't had a chance to flex its muscle yet, doing a 24 hour burn in and then when that's done I have to go visit my mom to celebrate her birthday
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Old 07-02-11, 12:45 PM   #28
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UEFI isn't about a gui, in fact don't think that having a gui is even part of the UEFI spec.

The benefits of UEFI are numerous, many of which we probably won't see anytime soon. For example, eventually we won't need drivers anymore. The hardware will establish an CPU independent interface with the UEFI, and the OS won't need to deal with the hardware directly, it can interact solely with the UEFI instead. This can mean, for example, that upgrading to a new version of windows won't obsolete any of your old hardware because the manufacturer won't write a new driver.

Current benefits we can take advantage of though, include obsolescence of MBR in favor of GPT, which among other things, has a virtually unlimited partition limit, and supports hard drives far greater than the 2.2TB limit of BIOS.

In addition, UEFI no longer requires POST, in fact unlike BIOS, it doesn't even have any specification for self test, so none is necessary. This means a huge reduction in the time required to start your computer from a cold boot.

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Oh I'm definitely aware of the benefits. It just seems most people latch onto the GUI as being the sole benefit.
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Old 07-02-11, 01:30 PM   #29
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haven't had a chance to flex its muscle yet, doing a 24 hour burn in and then when that's done I have to go visit my mom to celebrate her birthday
Dad, are you inviting me over for ribs and steak? Or are you just going to tell mom to give me money and send me away....?
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Old 07-02-11, 06:01 PM   #30
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Dad, are you inviting me over for ribs and steak? Or are you just going to tell mom to give me money and send me away....?
I gave her 10 dollars. Don't go and spend it all in one place now.
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My "desk" isn't quite what you'd describe as a desk:
yea that sucks.... u need better desk...
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Old 07-03-11, 08:14 PM   #32
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yea that sucks.... u need better desk...
Why? It does exactly what its supposed to do, I don't really see any improvement I'd gain by using something else.
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I think it looks good and is very functional, press on.
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Why? It does exactly what its supposed to do, I don't really see any improvement I'd gain by using something else.
ok then....
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Old 07-08-11, 02:47 AM   #35
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My new setup is failing the 24 hour burn in, I haven't had a whole lot of time to mess with it, but I've tried exchanging the CPU today (the memory works great though, overclocks to 8-8-8-24 and memtest ran 12 passes with no errors) and the problem still persists. That leaves potentially the motherboard as being defective, but I'm holding out on replacing it (because it's a huge pain in the ass to replace.)

One thing I am noticing though, is that both the old CPU and the new one peak at about 83C while running OCCT. The system could be crashing entirely due to heat issues, and this is without any overclocking of the processor while running on a stock fan.

So that said, I'm looking at going with some alternative cooling solution. I noticed Fry's carries this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h70

for $84

That sounds like a good price as I recall water cooling solutions being expensive as hell. That said, I've never used a water cooling system before. Are they high maintenance? Anything I should know about using them?

The crash issue *could* also be a rogue driver left over from the last motherboard, as I didn't reformat (waiting til the new SSD gets here before I do that, should be tomorrow or saturday) but I still don't like those temps, they seem too high, and everything is seated correctly.

EDIT: Actually http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20h60 lists 1155 compatibility specifically, whereas the h70 doesn't, and fry's costs $59. That's cheaper than the big zalman HSF I bought for my last rig.

EDIT2: Holy sh*t:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...ock-52ghz.html

That would be an amazing speed to reach.
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Old 07-08-11, 09:38 AM   #36
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What is your case and and how is your ventilation? I had the stock cooler in my hand and I was like WTF is this crap as I shoved back in the box.
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