DIY 9 and cooler
by Pete Kutheis on Mar 2, 2012 at 8:07:43 pm
First let me say I built my vey 1st computer maybe 4 years ago using the DIY 6 --I think--the one with the Q6600 and red apevia case. It went extremely easy. So then I built my son's.
Now I have the itch again and things have moved along enough to make it the right time.
I am going mainly with the DIY 9 system. I will likely get a Thermaltake Chaser case however and a Rosewill PSU and a smaller SSD.
Only comment is a cooler needs to be listed on the recommended build(s). The new series Intel's do not ship with a cooler. That said looking around there do not seem to be many options ..and all are around the 80-100$ point. Corair H80/100 or the Intel solution seems to be about it with the Corsair performing better in tests. There are some air cooled solutions but due the size is not recommended because it limits the options for physical size of RAM and can block some ports.
Re: DIY 9 and cooler by Pete Kutheis on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:23:50 pm
I built a system based on the DIY 9 over the weekend.
An issue to be aware of is the board currently shipping from Asus has the initial BIOS 6XX. The BIOS really does need to be the current one 906 so that all cards will work. i had a tough time with my graphics card with the board continually throwing a vga detect error until I got POST--finally after installing an older 2600XT card --then used ASUS suite to flash upgrade the bIOS and rebooted a few times. Everything was great after that.
Re: DIY 9 and cooler by Anto Pigna on Mar 17, 2012 at 6:57:09 am
Asus has always made me feel that its web sites are managed by kids.
The global web site search option gave me a "no product found" when I searched for "p9x79ws", I did sort out by gloogling the motherboard and I found that you must digit "p9x79 ws" with the space otherwise no luck!
I always wait before buying a new model hardware, especially regarding motherboards I wait for version 2 and let others to do free troubleshooting for manufacturers.