Where's the PSU mount? O_o
There I see it. Thought I saw the roof of the cabinet there, so I was completely wtf'd.
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Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2011-08-30 at 06:39 PM.
I got my new board today (P8P67 WS Revolution), which means i've dropped the half-working M4E out. This also means i could use my replacement 2600K comfortably again, and regain triple SLI. I am absolutely in awe at this new board, moreso than i ever was with the M4E. The BIOS/EFI options are slightly different, and there's no DIMM-GPU POST option, but it's just much better.
There's a few reasons i find it better. One of the more noticable reasons though --- absolutely this;
One other reason is that now, the top 580 is actually in the top PCIE bracket slot on the case, instead of the second one down. Additionally, if i wanted to use those PCIEx1 slots, i could simply buy single slot PCI brackets for 2 of my 580's. It'd be a tight fit, but i could realistically use them if i wanted to. Also, this board features some cool pulsing LED's between 2 of the PCIE slots. It's not much, but it's a nice touch.
I've got my replacement watercooling parts arriving tomorrow morning, which should help completely free up that bottom slot (as you can see, the EK bridge and link on the bottom card would block most add-in cards). It'll also be much better for overall looks in all honesty.
EDIT: Evidently i also got set on a REAL good chip with this replacement too, since i'm now into Windows at 4.8Ghz at 1.38V. No boot time hangs, although the Windows boot logo did seem to freeze, it continued to load. I've not stressed it yet, but browsing the net with youtube in the background and it's not too bad. I'll be stressing it.
To compare, my previous chip needed ~1.45V to get in at 4.8Ghz.
EDIT: 5GHZ at 1.38V!
Holy sh*t! My old one wouldn't even touch 5Ghz!
Last edited by Chronalis; 2011-08-30 at 11:01 PM.
grats on reaching 5ghz
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Ah, sure enough, it didn't stay stable at that for long, so i've settle for 4.8Ghz at 1.38V. That's still exceptional in my eyes.
For me, as i said earlier, that extra PCIE slot being available is a massive bonus. I've confirmed all 4 slots run at 8x when they're all populated, but that's still sufficient for my current setup and future plans.
Still, i'm actually surprised that a 2600K runs below 1.3V. As it is, it's sat at 1.22V at 4.3Ghz - although it's set for 1.25V according to manual settings. I honestly thought they started at 1.27V or so. It was only when i saw "1.15V" in BIOS/EFI earlier that i realised i'd been set with a truly awful chip first time around, and that in fact it wasn't my own fault that the chip wouldn't clock as easily as expected... at least not entirely.
I could probably get it stable at 1.42V for 5Ghz, still pretty decent, but i'll settle for running it at 4.3 at these volts, and then ramp up to 4.8Ghz if i really want to.
Also decided to order in 2 single slot brackets for 2 of my cards. The other card is non-reference and so it's dual slot regardless.
Last edited by Chronalis; 2011-08-31 at 02:19 AM.
US probably don't have issues with stock of it though. Overall, it's essentially a workstation version of the M4E. On that alone, i can't help but recommend it.
I set the vcore to 1.360v manually. This is the value that it says it does on auto. Just to check things.
That's not stable. For some reason. But auto was. /baffled
2 TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
I could have my movie collection and my steam library in my pocket.
I wonder what the speeds are and it wont be cheap thats for sure.
Off topic but that guy needs to buy a nail clipper