Description

i like fast

this computer is fast

Part Reviews

CPU

nice cpu. very overclockable. however, i only went to 4.1ghz because i don't want my cpu to 420blazeit

CPU Cooler

the only compatible air cooler. this is more silent than silence itself

Motherboard

the only x99 mitx motherboard. ultra fast boot is not very ultra fast, and it even gives me plenty of time to enter the uefi setup. as someone who likes fast, i am disappointed

Memory

it works and it doesn't try to overcompensate with 600 million thousand mile tall heat spreaders

Video Card

the cutest gpu in the universe. spared me the trouble of having to fit a full-size gpu in the thermaltake core v1. 1080p kneels before this mighty card

Case

super duper case. very easy and fast to build in. i like fast, so i like this case. but screwing in 3.5" hard drives into the drive bays is kind of a *****

Power Supply

i love you seasonic never change

Case Fan

honestly these didn't do much to lower my temps. i bought them just to fill up all the fan slots

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 11 points

Now that's my type of clickbaity title.

  • 41 months ago
  • 6 points

LOL +1 for title alone. Nice build too!

  • 41 months ago
  • 5 points

HHAHAHHAHDIJSGFAKGVS JFKDHSJ funny.

I like funny.

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Didn't give good technical reviews but I love this post.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL!!!!!

"my hentai needs it"....PRICELESS!!!! :) :) :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the shorty 970 have the 3.5/4gb Vram issue?

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

all of them do

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah...but it still plays well.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the x99 itx mobo I will be making the ugliest build with it

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 very informative reviews...

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Chuckled at the descriptions.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it photomeme?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! What keyboard is that BTW +1 dankest build ever I assume you are using this to render dem 8k dank memes???

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

leopold fc660m

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

hp 25xw

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I NEED TO KNOW! WHAT IS THAT BEAUTIFUL KEYBOARD ???

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

leopold fc660m

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

"ultra fast boot is not very ultra fast, and it even gives me plenty of time to enter the uefi setup. as someone who likes fast, i am disappointed" I'm still a noob when it comes to building PC's but... I would look at the article I've copied from a forum post on the ASRock forums to hopefully solve your issue.

"CSM in an acronym for Compatibility Support Module, which causes UEFI firmware to run in an emulated BIOS firmware mode when Enabled. CSM is Enabled by default in all UEFI firmware. In order to use the Ultra Fast setting of the Fast Boot option, CSM must be set to Disabled.

But in order to be able to set CSM to Disabled, the Windows installation used by the PC must be done in a specific way. There is also a requirement of the PC's video source that must be met when CSM is Disabled. The video source must "GOP compatible", where GOP is the UEFI firmware Graphics Output Protocol.

Intel's integrated graphics have been GOP compatible since the Sandy Bridge processor generation, as long as the mother board manufacture has included the appropriate VBIOS for the Intel integrated graphics in the UEFI file. ASRock has done that consistently at least since their Intel 7 series chipset boards were available. I can't tell if their Intel 6 series chipset boards have had UEFI updates with a GOP compatible VBIOS.

Discrete video cards may or may not be GOP compatible from the manufacture. Some may need a VBIOS update to be GOP compatible. All EVGA video cards since their 700 series are GOP compatible from the factory. EVGA 600 series video cards are not GOP compatible from the factory, but EVGA will supply a VBIOS supporting GOP to those with 600 series video cards upon request.

EVGA 500 series and earlier video cards cannot be made GOP compatible with a VBIOS update. Other video card manufacture's products will need to be verified for GOP compatibility by the manufacture, I don't know the details for all the manufactures and their products besides EVGA.

The Windows installation required to use the Ultra Fast setting, is one that is called a "UEFI booting" installation. That means Windows will use the EFI bootloader instead of the Legacy, BIOS firmware compatible bootloader, when the Windows installation program is installing Windows.

There are differences in the OS disk formatting and partitions on the OS disk for a UEFI booting Windows installation.

Disk Management does not show all four partitions that are created for a UEFI booting installation. The Diskpart command line tool shows all the partitions, and that the formatting style is GPT. The Windows installation program will format the drive in this way automatically during the installation, as long as you do the following.

Install Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 from an ISO image on a UEFI bootable USB flash drive. Windows 7 has a bug in the location of the EFI bootloader program in its folder structure. There is a small modification to the folder structure that must be done on the Windows 7 ISO image before it will use the EFI bootloader.

Set the CSM option to Disabled before the Windows installation begins. Once you have a UEFI booting Windows installation, you must maintain CSM set to Disabled to use Ultra Fast. A UEFI booting installation will boot fine with CSM Enabled, but you can't use Ultra Fast in that case.

If your flash drive is created properly, you'll see a listing in the boot order of: "UEFI: <flash drive name>". That is the entry to select.

seanb, when you set CSM to Disabled, that switches the board's firmware into true UEFI mode, rather than emulated Legacy/BIOS mode. When the OS boot process begins in this mode, it looks for a drive with GPT partitioning and an EFI system partition to boot from. Since you do not have an OS installation in that configuration, there is nothing to boot from.

The default action in that case is to start the UEFI UI, which implies to the user that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. All you can do in the short term is set CSM to Enabled."

Hope this helped!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

that's exactly what i've done. i have csm set to disabled and i'm using uefi, yet there has been no noticeable difference between the boot times of ultra fast and normal

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man, I'm really sorry to hear that! I am hoping that when I can finally afford to build my own PC that I can get a super fast boot as well. I'm still rockin' the 1st Gen i7 CPU on my pc currently. I hope you are able to figure your boot issue out soon!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for posting this, it looks awesome. Im going to base my own streaming box off of this.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

you might want to get a better cooler though. the u9dxi4 will barely keep a 5820k (1.155 vcore) running below 100c during summertime

this is with asus realbench stress test

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run minecraft?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Great name