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If I go SB-E I think 16Gb will suffice
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Nice looking board. Wonder what the others have coming. Ill wait for a board with 8 Ram slots biggrin.gif
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Do want.
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Originally Posted by Snowmen;15246426 
Cause having 8 DIMMs is very useful and will obviously help overclocking :/

Ofc 8 DIMM's is very useful. Certainly better than 6 of them. It will not help with the OC tho. Then again you dont need LGA 2011 socket CPU for awesome OC either.

Point is, one of the selling points of the LGA 2011 is quad channel RAM. If you are paying for the socket the premium you might as well get all the features with it. It's not the only LGA2011 board out there - others have 8 DIMM slots, this one has 6 DIMM slots - wich will put it at disadvantage in my opinion.

It can be hard to believe, I know, but there are people out there that DO use all the RAM they can afford and still wish for more. I am one of these people.
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post #45 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carniflex;15248955 
Ofc 8 DIMM's is very useful. Certainly better than 6 of them. It will not help with the OC tho. Then again you dont need LGA 2011 socket CPU for awesome OC either.

Point is, one of the selling points of the LGA 2011 is quad channel RAM. If you are paying for the socket the premium you might as well get all the features with it. It's not the only LGA2011 board out there - others have 8 DIMM slots, this one has 6 DIMM slots - wich will put it at disadvantage in my opinion.

It can be hard to believe, I know, but there are people out there that DO use all the RAM they can afford and still wish for more. I am one of these people.

It's not like they're taking quad channel away, they just opted to put dual channel in there as well because they had a little extra room. While it's true that other manufactures are fitting eight slots on their boards, they also have smaller heatsinks. There are also manufacturers that limit you to just four slots total which means only one quad channel kit with no room for an upgrade.

I'd wager to guess that most consumers will stick with one kit anyway.
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post #46 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oedipus;15243274 
I love the UD5:

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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.

Such an epic looking board. drool.gif
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post #47 of 58
Cant wait for quad channel... My ppd is gonna go throught the roof biggrin.gif
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i dont like the lga 2011 ud5 looks worse then my ud4 but yep the asrock is very nice looking
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post #49 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowmen;15246426 
Cause having 8 DIMMs is very useful and will obviously help overclocking :/

I'd see more use out of the extra 16GB of RAM than I would out of the 200Mhz I'd lose due to the IMC having extra stress, but the difference isn't that high, on my P43 board I lost a massive 19Mhz on my FSB clock when I put in 4 DIMMs. rolleyes.gif

But then I'm not everyone.
    
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Best looking board ever? Gets my vote.
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