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Thread: GA-EP45-UD3R "Makes Me Smile"

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    Default GA-EP45-UD3R "Makes Me Smile"

    It's My first post here so go easy on me.

    I have been wanting to build a new system for quite some time now, but money always seems to be allocated to higher priorities. Since I recently recieved the GREEN LIGHT from my Wife, I knew what I wanted and ordered parts promptly.

    Mobo Gigabyte-GA-EP45-UD3R
    Case Gigabyte-Triton 180 = RMA biga$$ dent from shipping
    CPU INTEL-E8400
    Cooler Coolmaster-GeminIIS
    Ram MUSHKIN- Accent (996619)
    VGA HIS H4850QT512P
    HD WD7501AALS
    PS Lian Li PS-A470GB
    DVD Samsung SH-S223Q
    Mon HANNS-G HB191D
    Revised Case Antec P180

    After a small delay with the case I finally got it all together, Crossed my fingers hit the power button and VOILA. Booted up lake a Champ, recognized ram timing right the first time. Loaded XP in no time, what a fast hard drive. Loaded & updated all the drivers & BOIS-F6.

    Now here comes the "MAKE ME SMILE" part. This unit boots to XP in less than a min. when my Wife saw that she was impressed, QUOTE "it's so Quite you do need that light on the front of the case to let you know its ON" lol.

    I ran a few of the tests found here all with good results. I'm not an Overclocker or a Gamer but I like Hardware that will last. My last build was a Gigabyte GA-7DXR, 8 yrs.old & it's still running stong (slow but hell it's an ATHLON). "MAKES ME SMILE".

    I have made a few systems for friends over the years, they (pick&buy) everything, they seem to like A$U$ boards. Probably they just don't know any better and because I don't have degree behind my name the word GIGABYTE falls on deaf ears. Yes there systems run OK, I made them and thier Happy with them. I can honestly say that not a one of them booted up as fast and clean as this GA-EP45-UD3R. "MAKES ME SMILE".

    I read about alot of problems here & the solutions, good resourses from people in the know. Maybe some day I will post (this MFB don't work) I doubt it but until then this board "MAKES ME SMILE".

    My system was designed to be a homer, Light gaming, video, Office so yes for what it has to do it's slightly overbuild but "MAKES ME SMILE".

    I just wanted to tell You how happy I am with the Heart of my new system and how well it performs. "MAKES ME SMILE".

    Now I have to go to bed, I think My Wife has some reward thing in mind. Right now I'm thinking GIGABYTE doesn't charge enough, hell they make me a hero at home. Time to go and see if she "MAKES ME SMILE".

    My Thanks to GIGABYTE & Tweak Town

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Georgia...or behind you.

    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R "Makes Me Smile"

    Hahaha....nice. I have pretty much the same setup. Check the sig! Best of luck to you with that system. It's a beast.

    <<< System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM 700W
    > Mainboard : GA-MA790X-UD4P
    > Chipset : 790X-SB750
    > Processor : Phenom II X4 940
    > CPU HeatSink and Fan (HSF): Zalman CNPS9900LED
    > Physical Memory : Mushkin DDR2 1066 2x2Gb Model 996599
    > Video Card : Sapphire 4850 X2 Model 100270SR | Sapphire 4850 Model 100245L
    > DVD-Rom Drive : Samsung DVDRW x2
    > Monitor Type : Samsung 22" x3
    > Operating System : Vista U. x64 | W7 x64 RC

    <<< System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Mushkin 550250 580W
    > Mainboard : GA-EP45-UD3R [ver 1.1]
    > Chipset : P45-ICH10R
    > Processor : Intel Core2Duo Wolfdale E8400
    > CPU HeatSink and Fan (HSF): XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V
    > Physical Memory : Mushkin DDR2 1066 2x2Gb Model 996599
    > Video Card : Sapphire 4850 Model 100245L
    > DVD-Rom Drive : Samsung DVDRW x2
    > Monitor Type : Samsung 22"
    > Operating System : Vista U. x64 | Ultimate 2.0 x64

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    Tacoma, WA. [USA]

    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R "Makes Me Smile"

    It's great to read about about a trouble-free build. Smiles all around!!

    You have excellent taste in hardware selection, especially your memory, cpu cooler and hard drive choices. :)
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S

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