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That giant socket looks hideous but maybe it performs better because of the larger surface are on the chip.
Not going to make an appreciable difference. The larger size is simply a necessity for the larger pad count.

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Oh. Didn't know that. I'm not really good at perspective but the chip on LGA 2011 seems a little larger then 1366. Smaller coolers will miss part of the surface. I think..
They should easily cover the entire CPU die, even if they don't cover the whole IHS.

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8 Slots isn't just overkill it's a waste of good space!
Disagree.
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the color of the pcb on every single one of those boards disgusts me, until there is a black board i refuse to upgrade
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