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After seeing this I can't wait to see more x79 boards and Asus's boards, specifically their new ROG boards. Rampage IV Extreme anyone?
Hopefully it looks something like the Rampage 3 Xtreme Black.
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Some people need more then 16GB
If they need more than 16GB buy 8GB dimms. If they need more than 32GB then QQ and buy a different board. Less than 1% of the population of OCN NEEDS more than 32GB of RAM though. Seriously.
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8GB non-ECC DIMMS are expensive. If given the option to choose between 8 4GB and 4 8GB, I think most people will choose the 8 4's.

As long as there are more than a few boards that have 8 slots, I think everyone will be happy.
    
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Jacob stated they didn't have room for 8 slots on this board because they were focusing on a beefy PWM and overclocking so there isn't room for everything.
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Doesn't look nearly as sexy as some of the other x79 boards. Thanks for posting op.
First thing I thought of.
    
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If they need more than 16GB buy 8GB dimms. If they need more than 32GB then QQ and buy a different board. Less than 1% of the population of OCN NEEDS more than 32GB of RAM though. Seriously.
Hmm, I could...

1) Spend $1000 to get 32GB of RAM into 4 slots.
2) Choose a different mobo and spend $200 to get 32GB into 8 slots.

It's not unreasonable to want 8 slotted boards. X79 is going to be around for YEARS to come at this point...starting with SB-E in November and lasting all the way until Ivy-E is retired.

Future proofing and all that jazz.

Besides, that "99% of OCN" you're referring to would be truly amazed at what you can do with stuff like RamDisk and Fancy Cache...if they were willing to spend a bit of time and try it out.

Consider this; SSDs are pretty boss, right? Imagine an SSD with MORE than an order of magnitude write/read speeds that you can use similarly.

Now this is more of a power user example here, but I've got several render nodes here at my house for working (OC'd 2600k, nothing fancy) and have mapped a network drive to a RAM partition on my main workstation.

Instead of all the renders jamming up the write head on my platter HDD, they get dumped onto the RAM of my main workstation with ZERO bottleneck whatsoever. The only limitation in my entire set up now are the Cat5 cables, but at 1,000Mb/s it's no issue really yet.

If I had 128GB of RAM, I could host entire project directories in my system's memory for render nodes to access.
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^Like I said. 99% of OCN does not need over 16GB of RAM. Sure we can all want more and utilize it with things like RAMdisk, which I personally use for Photoshop, but we don't need it. In terms of spending money I'd rather drop a couple hundred dollars more into a GPU or CPU or watercooling than more RAM.

I'm just saying, it's not a bad board. 8 dimms sounds cool, when I first started looking for X79 boards I was trying to find one with 8 dimms and room for 4x dual slot graphic cards, however I couldn't find a single one that had both features.

I like EVGAs layout of PCI slots, allows a lot of custom spacing (ie if I wanted 2 or 3 or 4 dual slot cards). I also like the amount of I/O ports they have and lastly, I like the red and black. That's why as of right now it is my number one pick, following that, the UD9.

I've never owned an EVGA product before so I'm not a fan boy, it just is an appeasing board to me.
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Some people need more then 16GB
Exactly!
Shouldn't be the "classified" is the highest model in this line?(noob question)
Mnn ... not that "wow" by looking at these picture ATM
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Cmon guys. Who the hell care if their boards look 'boring'. Everyone is complaining about colors. EVGA is all about focusing on performance. Jeez. Go buy what looks cool, then start a thread on OCN wondering why your benchmarks suck.
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Cmon guys. Who the hell care if their boards look 'boring'. Everyone is complaining about colors. EVGA is all about focusing on performance. Jeez. Go buy what looks cool, then start a thread on OCN wondering why your benchmarks suck.
Aesthetics are extremely important to most people these days. You are kidding yourself if you think most people don't feel the same.
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