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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
Most of the rest of the X79 boards have PCIe 3.0. Why doesn't biostar offer that?
No idea...
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Originally Posted by Wr3ckin_Cr3w View Post
Why are the heat sinks in the first picture different from the ones in the others?
Tis an ES board. Often see a different heatsink assembly on pre-production boards.
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post #22 of 34
nice spacing between the first pci-e 16 slots.
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post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post
If your buying x79, do it right. Do not want.
Just because someone is going X79 doesn't mean they should blow 400 on Rampage and 999 on an X.
Edited by Don Karnage - 11/2/11 at 3:00pm
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Originally Posted by el gappo View Post
I put it to you that your article is in fact a repost of Pt1t's blog post which has more pictures
You could have easily posted pictures in my thread,
repost is a thread that have been posted later & that seem to be yours,don't deny the fact.
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post #25 of 34
should be interesting to see with the whole price point going on soon.
ill be watching.. just in case... leaving options open..
    
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post #26 of 34
Is it just me, or does LGA 2011 make every board look like an mATX?

This should be one of the $250 boards.
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post #27 of 34
Had a second look at it, it's not "cheaply made" as you might think. The VRM heatsink is connected to chipset with a nickel-plated heatpipe, CPU area is strong with no cylindrical caps. Those are transistor-like, Tantalum caps for OC (as pointed in the OP).

Just because it looks cheap (colour scheme and such) doesn't have to make it so. You know, after all, those manufactorers (Asus, AsRock etc) paint their caps to Gold. It's the same blue solid cap underneath those golden AsRock capacitors. So I wouldn't think too much about it's looks. It's the functionality that matters. And this board seems ready to deliver it.

The TPower P45 for example broke the FSB record in it's day. It easily went over 500 FSB and was a beast with dual cores despite being budget oriented.
Edited by Johnny Doe - 11/2/11 at 10:32pm
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post #28 of 34
I agree, it looks kinda frumpy but it still looks like it can bring the goods. I'm curious to see how it runs.
    
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post #29 of 34
Im kinda astonished that people actaully cares about the color scheme.
    
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post #30 of 34
One of my options when i upgrade
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