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Check my Build Please so I don't Brick another Motherboard

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Yeah so um managed to Brick my ASUS P67 Sabertooth in my attempt to roll back the BIOS. So picked up another MB this morning.

MB: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Video: 2x Nvidia 550Ti (Using 1 during install, then pop in other)
Memory: 12gig's DDR3 (I only use 8 during install)
Drives: 1 WD SATA 250gig (OS Drive)
1 Seagate 1TB (Storage, possible Dual Boot)

How's this looking?

Thanks.
 
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Are you sure about the v.cards? This one has issues on ML.
 
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Are you sure aboz the v.cards? This one has issues on ML.

I know there were some Sleep/Wake issues from what I read. I leave my System on 24/7 w/o using sleep functions though. they were working fine on the P67 Sabertooth (Shutdowns and etc). I just couldn't get audio to work on that MB due to the Bios (i.e. The Bricking due to bad BIOS flash)

Just didn't want to have to shell out more cash on new Video cards. Mabe when my Student Grants come in :)
 

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irrelevant to your main question, but why not simply get a new bios chip
 
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irrelevant to your main question, but why not simply get a new bios chip

Well I do plan on doing an RMA on the Sabertooth. The $120 ($99 if I do the Rebate, on sale at ComUSA this week) for the GA-Z77 is a small price to pay. I'd rather spend that than be down for the time it will take on the RMA. When it comes back I'll use it on my Son's system he's been wanting an upgrade from his Core 2 Duo.
 
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