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ASRock kicked off its "Sandy Bridge-E" compatible motherboard series with one of the most complete lineups, including a micro-ATX model. It did include some oddities, such as the X79 Extreme7, with its six DIMM slot arrangement. Socket LGA2011 Core i7 processors embed a quad-channel integrated memory controller, and so it's only logical to either have one DIMM slot per channel (four DIMM slots in all), or two DIMM slots per channel (eight in all).

ASRock unveiled its latest addition to its X79 Extreme family, the X79 Extreme6/GB, which sets this oddity straight, while creating another. This model is supposed to be a notch inferior to the X79 Extreme7, yet it provides eight DIMM slots (two per channel). Other features, however, are consistent with those of the cheaper X79 Extreme4. So it's safe to call this ASRock's answer to MSI's recently-launched X79A-GD45 8D, a relatively cheaper X79 motherboard with eight DDR3 DIMM slots. 8 DIMM slots stopped being a thing of the "premium" (again, relatively), the moment Intel launched a $210 X79 motherboard that features it, the DX79TO.

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I always thought the 6 ram slots of the Extreme 7 were kind of weird. Now that's fixed I guess but I still wonder why they didn't make this board their flagship.
 
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Nice motherboard!
I wish the i7 3930k's price drops to around $450.
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That is a very nice color scheme. I think i might use this board in my next build, with some properly sleeved cabling
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ASRock makes such sexy mobos nowadays. I got the old colourscheme.

I hope they correct their mistake by re-releasing the extreme7 with 8 dimm slots now. The lineup is odd now.
 
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That motherboard looks very good indeed. Very nice colour scheme.
    
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that is a very nice looking board. Now only if the processors werent so expensive....
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I agree that the SB-E's are too expensive... but aren't Quad models coming early 2012? Still deciding on one...
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Very professional looking and just replaced the ASUS Rampage in my book as number 1 biggrin.gif
     
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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

Very professional looking and just replaced the ASUS Rampage in my book as number 1 biggrin.gif

Until you get into the UEFI. Its the worst of the UEFI bios's that are on any board on the market right now.
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Before we know it asrock will be the best Mobo manufacturer seriously they are starting to make some really good mobos for decent price unlike asus
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