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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
The reason for that is that it's primarily an Intel market. These are boards for extreme enthusiasts, and because of that they're more likely to go Intel because they'll get a superior CPU.
Still doesn't change the fact. AMD is missing out on potential customers, there's no choice and if you don't care for the one board's layout or brand name you won't spend the money. I didn't but would have if say MSI or Biostar offered an XL board.

The lack of motherboard choices changed a lot of my purchases over the past year or so. It changed what I bought for a case even since there was no reason to buy a better/bigger one.

AMD is budget minded overall which is good but why offer high end CPUs at all if you don't include high end motherboards in the mix. I know AMD is not making the boards but you would think a couple more boards would show up in larger form factors other than the one from Asus and the other from Gigabyte which hasn't been in stock for like forever. Diversity will garner more clients I believe.
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Still doesn't change the fact. AMD is missing out on potential customers, there's no choice and if you don't care for the one board's layout or brand name you won't spend the money. I didn't but would have if say MSI or Biostar offered an XL board.

The lack of motherboard choices changed a lot of my purchases over the past year or so. It changed what I bought for a case even since there was no reason to buy a better/bigger one.

AMD is budget minded overall which is good but why offer high end CPUs at all if you don't include high end motherboards in the mix. I know AMD is not making the boards but you would think a couple more boards would show up in larger form factors other than the one from Asus and the other from Gigabyte which hasn't been in stock for like forever. Diversity will garner more clients I believe.
If Bulldozer delivers I'm pretty sure some manufacturers will step up and make some E-ATX motherboards.
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
If Bulldozer delivers I'm pretty sure some manufacturers will step up and make some E-ATX motherboards.
I hope so.
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I think we need to take the motherboard to a larger form factor for enthusiasts like some of us on these forums...

There's just not enough slots on a standard ATX anymore... we need more PCIe, more SATA, more USB, etc. and the option to run more than one CPU would be nice. I am not talking about a server board, something similar but made for gaming.
No games need anywhere near that much power. In fact, games are headed in the opposite direction.
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No freaking kidding, with a name like that.
    
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Was it not immediately noticeable that the photo is shopped?
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post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by bojinglebells View Post
do we really need more USB? I'm seeing more and more motherboards with over a dozen USB ports, and it seems kind of pointless to have that many, let alone more

I can fully understand the value a larger motherboard for more RAM slots and more PCI-e slots and more SATA ports (at which point I'd like to see some integrated hardware RAID controllers, perhaps even with slots of it sown to give it RAM for a buffer)...but do we really need more USB?
I have ten USB 3.0 and 2 usb 2.0 ports in my M4E & HAF X and I've used up 9 of them...I just have a lot of peripherals, lol...

Two wireless mice, keyboard, flash drive, external sound card, usb headset, usb webcam, xbox controller, iphone usb cable, and occasionally my external HDD when doing back-ups.
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post #28 of 48
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XL-ATX is fine, the issue is there needs to be more cases that are affordable and offer standard case features such as removable filters, grommetted cable management holes, space for basic watercooling and the like that will fit such a board. I personally dislike my case but I got it because at $125 it was the cheapest case that would fit my motherboard. The cheapest good case to fit an XL-ATX board is the Xigmatek Elysium which isn't even available in the US yet, I think its $150 or something. After that its the Lian Li pc p80 for $300 and then its Case Labs and Mountain Mods at $400+.
What about the HAF-x? the Rosewill THOR is also an option, though rosewill isn't known for it's quality.
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To be honest, the trollfaces on the box were a pretty big giveaway.
    
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It kind of exists...

Lovely.
That cheer amount of I/O slots, that cable management, those FB-DIMM slots, those bridges.

Money is the reason my server is just a regular PC with storage purpose.
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