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post #71 of 289
This particular socket looks huge!!
I'm not a fanboy but the gigabyte mobo seems to better than all other mobos(I know the asus mobo is an enjineering sample)
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post #72 of 289
methinks they should adopt E-ATX formfactor as standard for LGA 2011 boards as the socket really takes a huge chunk of space....

don'tcha think?
post #73 of 289
I can't wait to see a mATX board ;D
post #74 of 289
Those DIMM slot positions are going to be the bane of aftermarket coolers.
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post #75 of 289
I don't like RAM placement, not at all.

Makes me wonder, why on X58 you have 6 x ram slots all-together (except a few boards) and on these you have 4 slots split up? It makes no sense whatsoever, specially as the trend on aircooling is "the bigger the better". What will people do with their Silver Arrow's? DH14's? If ram slots are together you lose one, maybe two...but like this you lose most of them.

Seeing so many SATA ports on them makes me wonder what kind of price range we will see, but I bet It won't be cheap, not at all...
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post #76 of 289
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I can't wait to see a mATX board ;D
how about a Mini-ITX board
 
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post #77 of 289
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how about a Mini-ITX board
I was going to say that, but then I realized that the socket would take up like 50% of the board.
post #78 of 289
If those RAM slots are all over the place, because of quad channel communicating to the CPU maybe Intel should have stuck with tri channel, it just looks weird.
    
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post #79 of 289
So the X79 platform is gonna supersede the X58 as the high end Intel Platform. What CPUs is it gonna use ? Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge-E ? Or are those the same, if not, what is the difference and so on ?
Also, not really digging the two RAM slots on each side of socket area...
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post #80 of 289
I was hoping when the rumors were flying around about the ram slots on either side would actually create some spacing for aftermarket coolers. I guess not, thanks to the socket size mostly. I welcome the less ram slots too, start normalizing higher capacity sticks. Hello, 4 GB and 8 GB being normalized instead of 2 GB sticks. It will be costly no doubt, but it has to start somewhere and it usually begins with Intel.
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