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Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I uploaded a new image with the top drive cage installed (It can hold up to two items). As you can see from the image the clearance very minimal, but the installation process didn't require any force to slide in. Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I will try over the weekend, the clearance looks very tight and the rad cant be moved down more.

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Did a little more research looks like the Intel 750 is known to have slow boot times because it requires an initialization processes. Not sure when a driver fix will be available. For now, once the drive is live the speed kicks in. See link https://communities.intel.com/message/322657

You should check out this guys build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rsNNnQ looks like he directed a couple of fans towards his Samsung SM951 and not having heat issues. Keep in mind this is kind of a unique M.2 slot compared to most motherboards.

Comment reply on jpfigueras24's Completed Build: THE CRIMSON RED Gaming and Media Creation RIG!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha love the old school power switch below your desk on the last pick! +1

Comment reply on sslavkov's Completed Build: White Rider

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Front grill and fans look great! +1

Comment reply on DTF1129's Completed Build: Understated X99

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build looks really clean, just posted mine with the same Asus x99 Deluxe.

Someone had asked me about the Samsung SM951, have you had any "thermal throttling" issues? Also what's your boot time for Windows 10 Pro. I'm getting about a minute with the Intel 750 (I was expecting better).

+1

Comment reply on mmsiphone's Completed Build: Boston Winter '14-'15

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree the orange looks great, really adds to the look! +1

Comment reply on hiro1079's Completed Build: My Second Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Great photos and love the blue! (i'm a bit tired of all the red builds...) +1

Comment reply on Bananabombz's Completed Build: Midnight Delight

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I can finally play minesweeper without a lag in each click!

lol +1

Comment reply on Derbear's Completed Build: 2nd Build Ever, I Call Her: Eve

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job, clean build! +1

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I added a new image with some Haswell-E overclocking averages that was helpful when I put my system together. Hope it helps you as well and good luck with your build!

Source data: http://www.overclock.net/t/1510388/haswell-e-overclock-leaderboard-owners-club

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the support and comments.

“As I listen to the Wind Tunnel”, lol - The increasing noise from my old graphics card was the key reason I was trying to minimize sound with this build. Even with my comments above, the Define R5 is a great case to work with and might be worthwhile for you.

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I might not be the best person to answer this question, as mentioned I’m upgrading from a fairly old machine running Windows 8.1 with a WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM drive. So I don’t have a good sense of what normal boot times on Windows 10 should be. With that said, currently I’m not impressed, for my system it’s about a solid minute to boot. At start up I have Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Intel RST, Nvidia GeForce Experience (I can’t figure out how to disable this). I can hear the tiny violins playing in the background for my first world problems, but considering the 86% price per GB premium that I paid on the Intel 750 versus the Samsung 850 pro, I had high expectations. Keep in mind I did well on pricing by buying both drives on sale at $0.85 and $0.46 per GB for the Intel 750 and Samsung 850 pro, respectively.

I had a similar debate regarding the Samsung SM951, but opted against it due to thermal throttling complaints. From what I understand, the aftermarket cooling solutions are not made well and some require you to remove the top sticker which will void your warranty. I even considered using a PCIe fan with the available cooling solutions, but this just seemed like a giant hassle and added cost.

Hope this helps and if you go with the Samsung SM951 here are links I looked at: http://www.legitreviews.com/samsung-sm951-512gb-m-2-pcie-ssd-review_161689/3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LAQS37U/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i1 http://www.amazon.com/NGFF-PCIe-Adapter-Samsung-XP941/dp/B00RTSFLBY http://www.amazon.com/Titan-Adjustable-Dual-Cooler-TTC-SC07TZ/dp/B0069W28SU

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven’t overclocked the GPU yet, that’s my project for the weekend. As stated above, I’m new to the overclocking world and looking forward to doing it. This whole process has been a fun project. Once complete, I’ll post another set of screenshots for 3DMark’s free demo of Fire Strike for comparison.

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks it’s been great so far. I think my old PC was about 6 years old, with that said it served me well and I’m hoping this one will too. My primary reason for upgrading is for heavier applications and games, but for a normal user it’s amazing how such an old CPU can hold up over the years, given the “cheaper to replace it” direction these days.

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely understand the internal debate, which is why I started with the Intel i7-5820K (Haswell-E) vs i7-6700K (Skylake) comments. I actually delayed my build by a month to hear press/news feedback after the Skylake release. Take a watch of this YouTube video and the forum post link in the description, it may help with the decision.

Best of luck with your build!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSWi3Shv944 http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18685402

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

lol didn’t realize, but I will have to give a lot of praise to the YouTube community. I watched a ton of videos which helped me design this build, and thus should get credit. For everyone, if you’re new to PC building it’s a great resource.

Comment reply on Mjoseph2002's Completed Build: I got x99 problems but a PC ain't one

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Really appreciate the comment, getting a good value for performance was a key objective for this build. I even ended up spending a couple hundred less than what’s listed to the left. Reading the newegg email / mobile deals daily helped on this avenue, it’s seemed to show me some better pricing that I didn’t see reflected on the part pricing here.

In regards to the card great question, I should have explained or at least taken a better picture. The Asus x99 Deluxe does not come standard with a USB 3.1 Type-A port on the rear I/O panel (keep in mind it does have 10 regular 3.0 ports). As such, X99-DELUXE/U3.1 version of this board includes an add-on card (make sure you buy this version if you go this route, ”/U3.1”). It’s a little bit of a bummer because it takes up a PCIe slot and adding additional cards is going to reduce air flow. The motherboard prefers to use the top PCIe slot for a video card, which blocks the slot I should be using for the 3.1 card.

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