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    Default Just bought a Gigabyte Z68-UD7 need some tricks or tips

    I just bought a used Gigabyte Z68-UD7 at a very nice price :D I'm crossing my fingers and toes it arrives in one piece :s

    Just wondering if any users could give me some hints or tips on how to get the most out of this board?

    This is going to be my system

    i5-2500K
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    How would I get the most out of the X68-UD7 with this setup?

    OOOPS didn't realize this was tech support, sorry I'll post in the Motherboards section.
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    Default Re: Just bought a Gigabyte Z68-UD7 need some tricks or tips

    You'll probably get more responses posting here,first thing I would do is sit down and read through your mb manual just to absorb what all the BIOS settings do ect,seems most people don't do this,use the latest BIOS and drivers from the gigabyte website,not on the mb cd as they will be outdated,use Intel sata3 ports for your ssd and set to ahci in the BIOS before you install Windows 7
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    Default Re: Just bought a Gigabyte Z68-UD7 need some tricks or tips

    OK, anyone have some hints and tips for this boards?

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    Default Re: Just bought a Gigabyte Z68-UD7 need some tricks or tips

    Like wazza said you will get better response from this section of the forum; but If you want real good information take a look at this thread. ***Official***Z68X/P67A-UD7 Club/Discussion/Info**

    Now if you have any problems setting up the board we may be abled to help but we may not have the board in front of us to give you exact information but we can be sure to help out the best that we can.
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    Default Re: Just bought a Gigabyte Z68-UD7 need some tricks or tips

    Id make sure your 2nd hand mbrd is working ok before buying too many extra bits.

    For example the standard intel cpu cooler is good for a medium overclock on the 2500k.

    2133mhz memory ,debateable as to whether there is much performance difference to 1600/1800 unless doing extreme video work.

    Buy 1 Hitachi Hdd for now unless u are getting a great bulk deal,etc.



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