2015Q1 Haswell-E X99 Build

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 – LGA 2011-v3 CPU: Intel i7-5820k – 6 core Haswell-E Cooler: Corsair H80i GT PSU: Corsair HX750i RAM: Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) Ballistix Sport (DDR4 PC4-19200 2400 MHz, 16-16-16 CAS) Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced – love that rubber top handle! 🙂 SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB Video: Asus Strix Nvidia GeForce GTX 750Ti 2GB […]

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Installing Windows in UEFI Mode

Motivation – Booting Windows in UEFI mode offers a couple mild advantages: it’s more compatible with Clover if you’re booting OS X this way already it’s supposedly the fastest boot sequence For motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 Notes / Lessons Learned: Disconnect all other drives than the one installing to existing windows drives get targeted for reusing […]

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Trailer Hitch Bike Rack

After fair amount of homework, went with the Softride “Element” 4-bike rack… pricing is consistently $210’ish and I went with my local REI for solid local support. Was torn between this Element and the $70 more big brother “Dura” model… which adds “anti-sway cradels” (i.e. seat tube rubber wraps) + built in lockup cable + […]

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Roof Cargo Box

Installed this last night… found in local Pep Boys inventory… blasted them with a $20 coupon that expired that day 🙂 so was out the door at $210 + tax. This PepBoys SKU is barely a rebrand of the SportRack “Voyager XL”… the manual inside is OEM, headered with “90274 Voyager XL” and “A90275 Aero […]

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