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    Hi, I'm BeepBeep2 and I'm currently loving my ASUS motherboard.
    I reside over at XtremeSystems, (about 4000 posts there) and help out that community the best I can.

    I started overclocking at age 12, and when I turned 13 I started getting the hang of things. I overclocked my Athlon X2 5600+ (Windsor F3) to 3.5 Ghz, and the forum started taking notice. Turned fourteen in the summer, and then my christmas present that year was a Gigabyte 790X-UD4P (got it for $110) and a brand new Phenom II 965BE C3. I was thrilled about the 965BE, as I would finally have something more overclockable and powerful. Sadly, my CPU had a really high vid (1.4v) and would only do 3.8 Ghz on air nomatter what voltage I pushed. I tried and tried, 3.9 came with 1.50v, but temps were high. Still, I tweaked and tweaked and ended up running 3D benches (01,03,05,06,Vantage) at 4.1+ Ghz.
    I had also owned an ASUS HD4850 TOP, in which I had replaced the stock cooler with a Scythe Musashi and pencil modded the VGPU and GDDR3. Going from 740/1100 benchable @ 85c stock to 830/1160 were impressive clocks, and seemed to please forum viewers more than pushing outdated hardware.

    chew* held a random contest over at XtremeSystems in which the winner won a brand new Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H. My 4850 degraded pretty hard from the abuse, and he gave it to me because he knew I tried. I was saving for a new GPU and motherboard, when all the sudden half of it was just handed to me. That's when I bought two Sapphire HD5770's. Anyway, I'd never touched DDR3 before. Some forum members chipped in to helping me get some DDR3, chew* gave me a 1600 C9 kit and another member gave me a Ballistix 1600 C8 kit. D9 GTS chips, I took them to 2.2v and ran SuperPi on my 965BE @ 4.4 Ghz / 1808 7-6-5-18. I benched IGP for scores, as well as pushed my ram, but I soon realized that that board didn't like to be abused. I had some problems with it, it would seem to completely die, then revive itself only after I did a complete teardown.

    Gary Key took notice.

    He told me that if I kept having problems with the Gigabyte board he'd send me a ASUS equivilent for free. I was, ...amazed. The generosity of the community and all they had done for me was overwhelming. I told him I didn't really need a board with an IGP since I run crossfire HD5770's. No problem, he said. No less than three weeks later I recieved a huge box with gary's name on it, addressed to me. I look inside and an Intel X25-V SSD, ASUS M4A89TD Pro/USB3, and a brand new ASUS 4870X2 TOP were inside.

    That card does 855/1000 like it's nothing. I'm using the board right now, with my 965BE and 5770's to type this. I did bench the 4870X2 with my aging 4850 (795/1100) a few times.

    Bought some Elpida Hyper ram, a SuperTalent kit that does 1840 CAS 6-6-6-18 1T like a dream. I haven't been happier.

    Thanks for reading the story of my life, I hope to bring a good contribution to this forum.

    To anyone who might be curious, here is my build similar to it's current form:
    AMD Phenom II 1100T @ 4.2 GHz / FX-8150 @ 5 GHz
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula
    4GB SuperTalent ProjectX DDR3-2000 CL7 / 4GB GSkill Pi Series DDR3-2133 CL7
    Sapphire HD5770 Vapor-X 2x Crossfire / ASUS 4850 TOP 512MB @ 800/1150
    Intel X25-V 40GB
    2x WD Caviar Black 640GB - 1.2TB RAID 0
    Lian-Li PC-K62W

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    Hello, I am raisethe3. Just new here and looking forward to share and learn from the community here. I plan on getting one of these ROG boards (AMD) in the near future! Just love looking at all these boards while drooling at 'em! Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeepBeep2 View Post
    Hi, I'm BeepBeep2 and I'm currently loving my ASUS motherboard.
    I reside over at
    Welcome beepbeep2, you seem to be a very lucky young man. I started playing around computers when I was 11 and I was playing around with Pentiums and 486 when PII was the norm. I couldn't buy my own computer untill I was about 14, and It was a AMD AthlonXP 1800+ with the green top. Guys who hang around long enough will know that chip is quite a good clocker. It was stock 1.5Ghz? and I OC-ed it to 2.3Ghz for daily use. it was on some coolermaster air cooler at that time. And it would a long long story till now

    Anyways, keep up the good work!

    Quote Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post
    Hello, I am raisethe3. Just new here and looking forward to share and learn from the community here. I plan on getting one of these ROG boards (AMD) in the near future! Just love looking at all these boards while drooling at 'em! Haha.
    Welcome raisethe3. make sure you wipe the drool on the keyboard.

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    Welcome to all the new people. Interesting story Beep.
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    glad to see new faces to the community!

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    New Member Thread - Hello Everyone!

    Im new to the Forums here and i havent built a computer since the days of this:

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_A/A7V8X/

    It was a 1.3 ghz Athlon system with 256mb of Nanya DDR Ram, a Gainward Geforce 4200ti MS. Heres the original review i read:

    http://www.guru3d.com/review/gainwar...a650tv-golden/

    Back in the day that was an extremely powerful system and it ran up do 1.4ghz! WOW!!!!! I still have the system that i built nearly 10 years ago except for the videocard which fried from insane overclocking.

    I had since moved on to prebuilt box computers and laptops, giving very little priority to gaming, just trying to get by with what i had and go to school.

    So now im back building a new Gaming rig. However before i tell you what im putting it together with, I just want to say that its very exciting to see how far the technology has come in only 10 years. I remember playing games at 1600x1200 on my big 18" crt monitor, not too far off from what we do today! And that was still at 60fps for some games, just not a good looking.

    The new system is going to be a Crosshair Formula V with an AMD Phenom 955, 8gb of ddr2133. I know the Intels are faster right now but ive always had good luck with AMD. I guess you could say im loyal to Asus and AMD.

    Anyway, i hope my reception to the boards is well taken and i dont need to endure any hazing!

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Area 66's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum

    speaking of hazing no worry Chrsplmr love Crosshair Formula V , so you should be ok .....

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    TeamROG Moderator Array xeromist PC Specs
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    Welcome to the forums

    Hazing inc 3....2....1....
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    < < < Click the drop-down above my avatar for my PC specs!

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    Hello all and I am also an old system builder/Destroyer....my first was an Elph Model III with a TI cpu that is now used for Calculators and a huge 2k of memory...stupid thing used half of my bedroom just to exist....my second computer was a Commodore 64 and that was the funnest machine I ever had....then my next I had to build because Apple Corp delivered it to my office in pieces 2 years before the release to general public because my company ordered 20000 of them...and that was an Apple IICX....but now I finally have my Crosshair IV Formula that just arrived 2 weeks ago up and running!

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    Welcome to the forums, guys.

    @lemons - was wondering if your handle is indicative of your expriences with pre-built boxes and laptops?
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