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post #21 of 58
Looks much better than the Asus board that was recently in the news.
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Originally Posted by Deluxe View Post
Looks nice, but I hate 4cm fans on motherboards... A bit of a step down if components are getting so hot they need active cooling.

Other boards don't seem to need it:
[imwienerg]http://wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/S2011100911100315.jpg[/img]
My old Abit IC7-G had a NB fan on it that started grinding almost immediately. I disconnected it and never had any issues. Unless that heatsink is hiding other chips beyond the X79 PCH, I'll bet you can disconnect the fan if need be.
    
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Sexy
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Still not sure how people can say that the Asus looks amazing when there is this around. I'd change all the gold to gunmetal grey, but that's just me.
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If I understood correctly. 4 of the 6 will run in Quad channel, while the other 2 are just for extra capacity. Kinda pointless. They should've put 8. But then again, some only come with 4, so yea.

Still such a NICE board though.
Flex Mode.... it uses up the 256-bit channel memory first and then fills the 128-bit memory. However, virtually no one here even needs 196-bit memory channels.

Having an IMC to support 8 DIMMs would unnecessarily increased cost and complexity.
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Wish it had 8 DIMMS, then it would be perfection.
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post #27 of 58
The competitiveness between ASROCK and ASUS is going to be fierce.

Now I wonder if I should wait. Was getting set to buy my 2600k / 2700k here in about 2 weeks or so depending but now maybe not.

It's going to be interesting what ROG does bring out. Wonder how long they will wait to show it?

I know this, based on all the X79 boards so far, key words: so far, This ASROCK board has my vote.
    
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post #28 of 58
I love the UD5:



If they keep that SATA configuration for the retail version, count me in for one of these to tide me over until I can get an SR3.
    
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post #29 of 58
Looks like all of the manufactures are really stepping up their game for X79. I remember back when ASRock was pretty much just low end crap. Now they seem to be right up there with Asus when it comes to board designs, and they are usually cheaper then the competition. I'm torn between Bulldozer and SB-E for my next upgrade. I guess it all depends on the final price of the CPUs/Motherboards.
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post #30 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post
I love the UD5:



If they keep that SATA configuration for the retail version, count me in for one of these to tide me over until I can get an SR3.
Meh, i'd skip boards that do not allow 2 slots of room for a regular SLI/Crossfire setup.
And will you really have 14 Sata drives connected?
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