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I know eh? Where's the PCI-E slot? I'd love to have a iMac with a 8" deep LCD.
Not with a sinlge slot card and a PCI-E adapter which would vertically mount the card.
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Overclockable iMacs?
Naahhh
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I know eh? Where's the PCI-E slot? I'd love to have a iMac with a 8" deep LCD.
Lol thanks you just made my morning
post #14 of 38
These iMacs have been available in the Apple store since tuesday Pretty good machines this time around. They must've realized people can now play some pretty high end games like Asassin's Creed 2 that run like crap on all the previous models.

A PCI-E slot would be cool though, imagine clicking off a little piece of the aluminum backplate and just pop in a card in the back of the machine...

...Though it would probably need a special designed apple variant that comes with one DisplayPort and costs 2 times as much
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Interesting... socketed CPU? Apple usually solder the CPU onto the mobo
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Overclockable iMacs?
Naahhh
I was thinking the same, with that 3+2 phase VRM and those exposed copper chokes. XD
post #17 of 38
Apple mainboards are a thing of beauty. The mainboards in their new macbook airs are amazing.
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How much would it cost them to use this



Instead of this?

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Overclockable iMacs?
Naahhh
Totally not, the CPU on this ''Mobo'' is a 2400 S , but maybe theres an option to choose a 2500k... who know.As some1 else said it doesnt have solid metal phase choke, I dont think its means to be overclocked or maybe light OC, I think they choose Z68 for the SSD caching feature.
post #20 of 38
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Wait I thought Apple was was dumping Intel for good? Or was that just a rumor?
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It is listed under rumors.

Of course we have such a lovely system that our rumors get shown with the 100% factual news so I understand the confusion.

If you want some advice, don't use OCN as a news feed.

What I got from it was that the deal was sealed, but not for the next few years...
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