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Considering the high end Sandy Bridge boards are well over 300.. comparatively yes it is cheap.

Edit: Especially considering the prices at launch of Sandy Bridge boards..
You have to look at the features. Features determine the price. With these set of features on the 990FX ~$200 is about right.
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so cheap
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Anyone know what would be some good memory to pair the CV up with? I can't decide whether I should go for 8gb of 1600 low timing ram or 8gb of 2000 with bit higher timings. I've heard that AMD runs better with lower timings than high frequency, is this still true?
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I would go with the 2000 memory as Bulldozer is said to run 1866Mhz natively. That will give you some overclock room. Also, from everything I've read, higher frequency > tighter timings. Just look for some 1.5v RAM and you should have some good voltage overhead to get tighter timings if you want.
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I would go with the 2000 memory as Bulldozer is said to run 1866Mhz natively. That will give you some overclock room. Also, from everything I've read, higher frequency > tighter timings. Just look for some 1.5v RAM and you should have some good voltage overhead to get tighter timings if you want.
Where do you read that BD runs at a native 1866MHz? Hope you know faster RAM doesn't make a difference in gaming at all, all you're doing is producing excess heat and consuming more power for who knows what kind of synthetic performance gain you're getting.
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Where do you read that BD runs at a native 1866MHz?
You're kidding right?
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Hope you know faster RAM doesn't make a difference in gaming at all, all you're doing is producing excess heat and consuming more power for who knows what kind of synthetic performance gain you're getting.
He never stated that he was gaming. Some of us actually use our computers for things like Video Encoding and graphics where faster memory DOES increase performance.
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How much will the Crosshair V Extreme cost? 70$ more?

Depending on how much power BD brings to the table I'd rather get the Crosshair V Extreme over the disgusting X79 motherboards.
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How much will the Crosshair V Extreme cost? 70$ more?

Depending on how much power BD brings to the table I'd rather get the Crosshair V Extreme over the disgusting X79 motherboards.
There's a good possibility that there will not be an Extreme edition. The Crosshair IV was the only Crosshair to have and Extreme edition and that was mainly due to them adding hydra to pull in some nVIDIA users. Given that this board has SLI and the thunderbolt card and the PCI-E Extender are available as add-ons, there is really no reason for them to have an Extreme Edition barring some huge advance in USB, SATA, or PCI Technology over the next year.
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There's a good possibility that there will not be an Extreme edition. The Crosshair IV was the only Crosshair to have and Extreme edition and that was mainly due to them adding hydra to pull in some nVIDIA users. Given that this board has SLI and the thunderbolt card and the PCI-E Extender are available as add-ons, there is really no reason for them to have an Extreme Edition barring some huge advance in USB, SATA, or PCI Technology over the next year.
Awesome. Thanks for that info. You can tell I've been in the Intel camp since day one can't you?

This is good news. But are the phases on this board enough to power an 8 core to high clocks? Don't want any explosions.
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post #30 of 34
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Awesome. Thanks for that info. You can tell I've been in the Intel camp since day one can't you?

This is good news. But are the phases on this board enough to power an 8 core to high clocks? Don't want any explosions.
Given that ASUS is well aware of the ROG series reputation and the fact that they've been given engineering samples to test on their boards, I'm gonna say yes. ASUS usually has some of the best VRMs available on their boards.
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