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post #31 of 56
Are they going to start attaching miniature tanks and humvees next?
The Sabertooth was about as "military themed" that I like boards to get, this is just getting ridiculous. Both Gigabyte and MSI's designers need to grow the hell up.
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Hmm. I know tons of msi boards end up in fiery vrm death, but makes me wonder: The rog has 8+3+2+2. This one has: 22+4+2. So even if the vrm's are much worse quality it should still give out much more power, right?

Could someone give an explanation of how to compare VRMs? I'm very curious. Thanks!
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Just put a waterblock on it and the problem's gone.
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Is MOAR always better?

Dat's what I'm wondering?
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This trend is worrying, it seems motherboards in the next 2 years will all resemble each other. Black on black and military themed heatsinks. I guess they learned how profitable the military business can be.

MSI already had a great color scheme with their black and dark blue; should've never changed it.
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This trend is worrying, it seems motherboards in the next 2 years will all resemble each other. Black on black and military themed heatsinks. I guess they learned how profitable the military business can be.
MSI already had a great color scheme with their black and dark blue; should've never changed it.

Nah, I'm going for an all black x79 build an this is exactly what I wanted.
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Though that gun theme is not very much appreciated by the high-end crown (from what we hear), this implementation was managed with a certain subtlety that we seem to like.
Subtle? If that's subtle then Alan Carr is straight. rolleyes.gif
Board looks good for high base clock smile.gif http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?p=145947#post145947 Should be interesting.

Gappo I expect you to hit 9 jiggahertz with this mobo!

My thoughts: Kind of on the fence, mobo looks awesome, heatsinks are ehhhhh. Either way it'd be an improvement on my mobo so I'd take it biggrin.gif
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mobo is suppose to mount computer hardwares, not weapons.
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Are they going to start attaching miniature tanks and humvees next?
The Sabertooth was about as "military themed" that I like boards to get, this is just getting ridiculous. Both Gigabyte and MSI's designers need to grow the hell up.

Agreed. The sabertooth is pushing it. This board is just rediculous
 
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Saw the minigun, lost interest. I think the Rampage Extreme is sexy. But I'm biased.
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