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If I am not allowed to link to youtube to a video i made then just take it down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rSeRKO5Ge4
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post #52 of 92
the name of the board is more funny than the magazine
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post #53 of 92
I like it, and what are you guys complaining about? Not enough PCI-E slots? No one really uses more then 2 anyways. They have your PCI-E x1 slots for the sound card. What else do you need. 8-phase power is just fine.
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post #54 of 92
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Originally Posted by Erper View Post
there is no button for power, reset, memok...
That honestly kills it for me right there. I use a bench table and it doesn't have buttons.

Honestly I think the board looks fantastic. And the onboard audio is nothing short of amazing.
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If I have my way this will be my new mobo
 
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post #56 of 92
What? 2 PCIe lanes? I'm disappointed. They really need to get rid of the magazine heatsink though. The Ultra Durable heatsinks look the best. Otherwise, I like it. If they ever plan on trying to wow us, they'd better have 7 PCIex16 slots, all usable at x16 at once. That would probably require 3 south bridges.
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post #57 of 92
This a socket LGA 1155 board so two PCI-e 16x length slots is normal. In CFX/SLI, there is only 8x/8x PCI 2.1 bandwidth.

This seems to be there entry "gamer" board so the higher models may have the NF200 chip necessary for 3-way SLI (on LGA 1155 socket boards).
post #58 of 92
But the board looks so big for 2 PCI-e 16x slots. If they wanted to have 2 PCI-e 16x, then perhaps they could've made it smaller or better a mATX board. If you look at the photo, you would probably feel the same as well. Too many empty spaces, but not saying that they should cramp it all in a tiny size though.

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This a socket LGA 1155 board so two PCI-e 16x length slots is normal. In CFX/SLI, there is only 8x/8x PCI 2.1 bandwidth.

This seems to be there entry "gamer" board so the higher models may have the NF200 chip necessary for 3-way SLI (on LGA 1155 socket boards).
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But the board looks so big for 2 PCI-e 16x slots. If they wanted to have 2 PCI-e 16x, then perhaps they could've made it smaller or better a mATX board. If you look at the photo, you would probably feel the same as well. Too many empty spaces, but not saying that they should cramp it all in a tiny size though.
The board is still ATX but only larger width wise. It is like the old G1 Sniper where it extends out a bit. It is still only 7 PCI slots long. They probably reused the same base PCB from the original G1.Sniper.




There is a extra slot in between for breathing room for CFX/SLI configs.

The integrated X-Fi chip (with separate capacitors) and Killer NIC are likely hooked up through the PCH so there would not be any lanes available for a third slot. Adding a Killer NIC with X-Fi sound card takes up PCB room on the board.

Six slots is still plenty of slots. After two dual slot cards, you still have room for a PCI card and one PCI-e card. However, you likely will not need it as the board already has a quality sound card and NIC. There are also 7 SATA ports available (3 Intel SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2 Intel SATA 6.0Gb/s, and 2 Marvell 6.0Gb/s) and 1 e-SATA port (provided by Intel SATA 3.0Gb/s).

If you want a server motherboard, get a different board then.
Edited by Riou - 8/7/11 at 12:44am
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The board is still ATX but only larger width wise. It is like the old G1 Sniper where it extends out a bit. It is still only 7 PCI slots long. They probably reused the same base PCB from the original G1.Sniper.
I hardly think so. Every single trace in that slab of fiberglass is different from the LGA1366 mobo. Hell, I doubt if they even used the same mixing formula in the fiberglass or the paint.
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