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  1.    6 Days Ago #321
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Newfoundland
    Posts : 521
    win 10

    Just setup the ram disk. I use the Asus utility. In settings for Passmark set the ram drive as the test drive.

    No need to install to the ram drive
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  2.    6 Days Ago #322
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,575
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Hi,
    Yep buying an i9-7900x I had to cut corners somewhere so the asus tuf mark 2 was it
    It was 220.00 and some change after a 30.00 credit buying the processor at micro center for 899.99
    Now that's an area I've never been in. The most I spent on a processor was $342 for my i7-7700K. My motherboards tend to be more expensive than my processors.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    I had planed on getting the x299 prime and 7820x but just changed my mind at the last minute seeing I looked at both the mark 1 and the mark 2 and there isn't a whole lot of difference besides 80.00 worth of plastic armor and I didn't know no metal plate on the back.
    Micro center at the time didn't have a mark 1 anyway.
    My last board and CPU (Gigabyte GA-Z270X Gaming 8 & i7-7700K) came from Microcenter which also allowed me to save 30 bucks on the MB. For those that don't know, Micro Center will automatically deduct 30 bucks off a MB if you also purchase the CPU with them as well.

    That said, sometime Micro Center doesn't always have the board I'm looking for so I'll end up getting it from either Amazon or B&H Photo. Yes, they also sell PC parts
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  3.    6 Days Ago #323

    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    I guess I'm tossing money away because my last 3 boards exceeded that mark. And I have no complaints. In fact the last 3 boards hovered at $300, with the most expensive @390 and the least @299.

    I tend to look at boards from a features and performance range rather than price. I don't want to get a mid range board to find later I'm limited by a missing feature I skimped on due to price. That's me.
    I fully agree with you if you can use the features in some cases i don't that is what i mean when tossing money away

    I can't ever argue with anyone who has money to do as they please so with that being said i was talking about a feature point of view if i don't need it there is no reason to buy a motherboard with it but yes you pay a premium for premium quality and that is across the board
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  4.    6 Days Ago #324

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I tossed a bunch of money away with you, and am not sorry I did it. We won't discuss what Tommy said about my Maximus Extreme board. At the time it was probably the most expensive Z77 board on the market.
    If i recall that board cost more than the tires on my Honda Civic
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  5.    6 Days Ago #325
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 2,099
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by doorules View Post
    Just setup the ram disk. I use the Asus utility. In settings for Passmark set the ram drive as the test drive.

    No need to install to the ram drive
    Hi,
    Been reading this I do not have rog board
    RAMDisk - Republic of Gamers
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  6.    6 Days Ago #326
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Newfoundland
    Posts : 521
    win 10

    Any ram disk utility will work for you. Just setup the drive and use it as test disk
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  7.    6 Days Ago #327
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,575
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by solarstarshines View Post
    I fully agree with you if you can use the features in some cases i don't that is what i mean when tossing money away

    Got it. But your comments make clear you don't see any board being worth more than $250.00 bucks. That's fine, but what threw me is when you further stated others are throwing money away spending more than $250 bucks....

    Quote Originally Posted by solarstarshines View Post
    $180-200 is good enough no board should exceed $250.00 after that number you're just tossing money away
    That's kind of like smacking people over the head for going over "your" suggested threshold

    Anyway it's all good

    Peace
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  8.    6 Days Ago #328
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,575
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by doorules View Post
    Any ram disk utility will work for you. Just setup the drive and use it as test disk
    Before you run for that RAM Disk - RAM Disks Explained: What They Are and Why You Probably Shouldnt Use One
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  9.    6 Days Ago #329
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Newfoundland
    Posts : 521
    win 10

    This is only for benchmarking purpose. No worries about losing data as there will be no data on the ram disk.
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  10.    6 Days Ago #330
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by doorules View Post
    This is only for benchmarking purpose. No worries about losing data as there will be no data on the ram disk.
    Hi,
    Yep I discarded the loosing data bit I gathered that from the rog forum post about is it worth using

    I don't really see how I direct a benchmark to that disk which would actually be a partition
    Could you give a few more details
    Performance test 9 in particular it is the thorn in my backside
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