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I've finally ordered my build!

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January 11, 2013 5:27:33 PM

This is my build I've ordered now.

Asrock Extreme 4 Z77
Intel 3570k
GTX 670 MSI PE
8GB 1600Mhz
SSD
NZXT Switch 810
Corsair SP120's fans
Corsair h100i
Windows 8
Seasonic X series 650watts

It should be a good build. Anybody agree?

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January 11, 2013 5:39:09 PM

looks good. expect for windows 8. :lol: 
January 11, 2013 5:48:44 PM

jonjonjon said:
looks good. expect for windows 8. :lol: 


Yeah, well everybody says windows 8 is for touch so instead of getting a touch screen monitor I got a logitech t650 a touch pad.
Should be good.
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January 11, 2013 5:55:34 PM

yea i just joking. but i do hate windows 8.
January 11, 2013 6:11:58 PM

I think the pre-fab water coolers are kind of overrated but it is your call, also, I wouldn't have gotten touch period even if I had Windows 8, I guarantee you won't use it for much after long. Also, I don't trust MSI GPU's after their over-volting debacle and their subsequent denial, and you picked one of the 2 possibly afflicted models.

Also make sure you know what SP120 version you got, some of them are actually a bit louder than you would think they would be. If you want absolutely quiet fans get some nice Noctua's, I cannot hear my CPU fan even if it is the only thing on.
January 11, 2013 6:22:06 PM

Looks awesome! just curious to know the final cost on delivery
January 11, 2013 6:25:47 PM

the closed loop water coolers are just as good as air coolers. imo it comes down to what you paid for it. the H100i is defiantly on the high end.
January 11, 2013 6:34:17 PM

sanilmahambre said:
Looks awesome! just curious to know the final cost on delivery


£13
January 11, 2013 6:34:58 PM

chugot9218 said:
I think the pre-fab water coolers are kind of overrated but it is your call, also, I wouldn't have gotten touch period even if I had Windows 8, I guarantee you won't use it for much after long. Also, I don't trust MSI GPU's after their over-volting debacle and their subsequent denial, and you picked one of the 2 possibly afflicted models.

Also make sure you know what SP120 version you got, some of them are actually a bit louder than you would think they would be. If you want absolutely quiet fans get some nice Noctua's, I cannot hear my CPU fan even if it is the only thing on.


They released a firmware which removes triple over voltage I believe
January 11, 2013 6:36:52 PM

I would like to know how that firmware manages to correct a physically by-passed voltage regulator...

I am not saying it wasn't necessarily fixed in later productions, but they did not seem to be ready to recall the affected models and replace them, I would be concerned that I might get some old stock. Also I did not like the way they dealt with the situation, I believe even NVidia was a bit upset about this happening, and MSI just claimed it was their superior design to give the best performance.
January 11, 2013 7:03:56 PM

you still get a 3 year warranty from msi. i don't see the big deal.
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=162345.0

Quote:
The NO POST issue on some of the 6xx video card products which are limited to some of the new shipments, however it is unrelated to these OC SKU.
We are shipping with legacy BIOS on new shipments now.

The NO POST (in fact, a hang on POST code B2) is caused by the Hybrid BIOS in the VGA card that has conflict/compatibility issue with older UEFI BIOS without GOP support. GOP support has been introduced with UEFI 2.1 and is required by SecureBoot, thus Win8 compliance (not required by end users).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmwar...

The solution is to update the motherboard to the newest UEFI BIOS based on updated UEFI codebase with enabled GOP support (using integrated display or a known working discrete graphics card).
Or update the BIOS on the VGA card on a legacy platform with legacy VGA BIOS ROM. However, if you have no way to update both of your motherboard/vga BIOS then it is recommended to return the product to vendor, or submit a RMA request.
January 11, 2013 7:08:54 PM

Not a big deal, but there are plenty of other quality GPU's at the same price, I'd just rather not deal with it (and as I said their response turned me off most, I am a big stickler for customer support and PR).
January 11, 2013 7:12:16 PM

chugot9218 said:
Not a big deal, but there are plenty of other quality GPU's at the same price, I'd just rather not deal with it (and as I said their response turned me off most, I am a big stickler for customer support and PR).


They solved it with new batches now.
January 11, 2013 7:18:23 PM

chugot9218 said:
Not a big deal, but there are plenty of other quality GPU's at the same price, I'd just rather not deal with it (and as I said their response turned me off most, I am a big stickler for customer support and PR).

i sort of agree with you. i like the fact that they tried overvolt/overclock the cards. if they were able to do it without any issues and they back them with a good warranty i'm all for it. i bet a bunch of other vendors cried to nvidia that it wasn't fair.
January 11, 2013 7:21:15 PM

shaunw50 said:
They solved it with new batches now.



Yes I was fairly confident of that, but that implies that there was something to solve, the least they could have done is admit making an error.
January 11, 2013 7:36:43 PM

jonjonjon said:
i sort of agree with you. i like the fact that they tried overvolt/overclock the cards. if they were able to do it without any issues and they back them with a good warranty i'm all for it. i bet a bunch of other vendors cried to nvidia that it wasn't fair.


True. It was all down to the person who bought it though if they seen this.
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