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Good workaround.

iirc, Legacy USB3.0 is disabled by default which means non-detection of any device attached to the USB3 ports till within the OS = faster boot


Attach a flashdrive (FAT format) to the USB2 ports. Press F12 within the UEFI to save the screenshots on the flashdrive.


Well, I own the CHIV Extreme too.
how many phases does the ch4e has?
 
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how many phases does the ch4e has?
It's a 10-1 phase set up but it's not the amount of phases but what parts are used for the phases.

ASUS used much much beefier parts in the Extreme phases and each phase can handle double the out-put of a normal phase.
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It's a 10-1 phase set up but it's not the amount of phases but what parts are used for the phases.

ASUS used much much beefier parts in the Extreme phases and each phase can handle double the out-put of a normal phase.
so how is this compared to Fatality 12+2 japanese gold caps?

i would like to see charts/benchmark if any cos im undecided between fatality and asus boards
 
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so how is this compared to Fatality 12+2 japanese gold caps?

i would like to see charts/benchmark if any cos im undecided between fatality and asus boards
The caps dont really have a lot do to with how powerful a supply is, Its all about the mosfet drivers and that is were the extreme shines.

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so how is this compared to Fatality 12+2 japanese gold caps?

i would like to see charts/benchmark if any cos im undecided between fatality and asus boards
Maybe Jap 'gold' caps don't rust so easily? lol

1st rusty chokes now caps too?

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Maybe Jap 'gold' caps don't rust so easily? lol

1st rusty chokes now caps too?

isnt dat an asus board?
 
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Mac, glad to see the thread still semi bumped for being quite old. I'm highly considering the Fatal1ty... still.

Are you still as happy with it as you were initially? Everything hold up okay?

From a features and looks standpoint, this board is my favorite. The price seems almost too good to be true. Would i be better off spending a tad extra and going for a CHV or UD7?
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If you plan on running more than 3 cards setup for SLI or Crossfire, then yes the CHV and UD7 would be a better option.

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Mac, glad to see the thread still semi bumped for being quite old. I'm highly considering the Fatal1ty... still.

Are you still as happy with it as you were initially? Everything hold up okay?

From a features and looks standpoint, this board is my favorite. The price seems almost too good to be true. Would i be better off spending a tad extra and going for a CHV or UD7?
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^. No.

How is AsRocks warranty? Ive always had great luck with Asus products.
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@Dmac73
I have owned several Gigabyte and ASUS boards in the past. Gigabyte has been hit or miss in my experience and their BIOS was always buggy. ASUS is top notch in quality, BIOS, hardware, and support. However, so far ASRock has been fine too. I have been using the Fatal1ty 990FX for some time now and it is an excellent board. It overclocks better than my previous Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 and is less buggy. The 12 phase power rocks!

So far, I haven't found any reason to buy the ASUS CHV over the Fatal1ty other than slightly better and older brand recognition. You will be very happy with this board, except (as mentioned above) if you want to run 3 or more GPUs. You can get Quad SLI with two GTX 590s though. Cheers.
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