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    Default Re: Looking @ A New Build - Been Out Of It A While - Help Me Spend My Money

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    Thanks. My BIOS is.F4, I understand there is an F7. I have not done chipset drv's yet. No Gigabyte ware has been installed yet. Do Win7 updates first?
    Then what? Thanks!
    Oh. I would install all the drivers first. I usually let Windows update after I get basic functionality, it's just that if you have problems it's good to rule out Windows updates and such.
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    OOps missed post on RAM. Just make sure the correct settings are applied, if it has Profiles then load Profile 1 and make sure timings, voltage correct. You will have to set from Auto to Quick to change timings, but usually the BIOS sets up right.
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    Default Re: Looking @ A New Build - Been Out Of It A While - Help Me Spend My Money

    In browsing the online driver files for gigabyte. I see there are some labeled pre-installer. I guess I do the obvious eh?

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    Only if you're going to use the Marvell controller I think. The normal SATA drivers Windows will install. Funny no one would answer you.
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    Default Re: Looking @ A New Build - Been Out Of It A While - Help Me Spend My Money

    Thanks,

    Well the CSet drivers and the rest went in fine and got lots of win-updates in. Still finding them. I'm@ work now.
    The GPU is all good too.
    My boards date is 3/2012. My BIOS is F4. I guess I will Qflash F7 next. No, USB 3.0 driver yet. I'm keeping an eye on the BSOD thread for this M-board before i do.

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    My USB 3.0 is working fine with latest Intel drivers. One thing I noticed is within BIOS I have to use my front USB 3.0 ports, the USB 2.0 ports won't recognize my mem stick until Windows boots. So if you have problems with Qflash you might try a 3.0 port.
    The fan controller like yours I ordered went dead before the board could even finish booting. After shutting down and checking all the wiring the psu wouldn't even come on until I unplugged the Scythe. POS. Having a terrible time with Newegg stuff lately for some reason.
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    Dual Aquaero 5 Pro controllers for pumps & fans / FC9 for led's only 2xD5 pwm w/Bitspower tops - MCP35x2 - 3x480 rads/1x240 rad/AP15 fans / EK supremcy
    Seasonic Platinum 1000w custom fabbed/sleeved psu wiring by me

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    HTPC: Z68 Pro3 M / 2105

    SOLD:Z97X-UD5H /4790K/F11b mod BIOS/4.8@1.38 4x4GB Kingston Genesis KHX24C11X3K4 2400 RAM 11-13-13-30
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    Default Re: Looking @ A New Build - Been Out Of It A While - Help Me Spend My Money

    My controller is working very well, K-O-W.

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