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PCI-E CeaseFire? Are you freaking kidding me? Is this board for children?

Yeah, why would you want to disable a PCI slot? o.O

Troubleshooting and bench marking w/o having to remove a card.
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Sorry about the noob comment, but what's up with "bullet" heatsinks? Is that just a side effect from the manufacturing process? Or did they purposefully design it like that?

Edit: Nvm. Just found some more pictures of this bohemoth. The "Military Class III" tag on the "mini gun" got me clued in as to what's going on.
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Thing is with the heatsinks, you are going to want to pull those damn things off and watercool it anyway.
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What do these buttons do?
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This is to shutoff individual pcie slots. This is so handy when it comes to troubleshooting multiple gpu on water. These were only on the high-end Asus RoG boards. I'm hoping this will pickup a trend and it becomes a standard feature on enthusiast boards of various price ranges.
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This is to shutoff individual pcie slots. This is so handy when it comes to troubleshooting multiple gpu on water. These were only on the high-end Asus RoG boards. I'm hoping this will pickup a trend and it becomes a standard feature on enthusiast boards of various price ranges.

the feature as been on the bigbang series for a long time. Also its more useful when you are doing subzero, as when is the last time your GPU broke down when you were under water? loll X79/X58 classified has it as well.
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Anyone else notice that the review called the bullets copper plated heat pipes? If they really are heat pipes they aint going anywhere useful and will just act as a nice heat retainer. Really bad idea,
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post #37 of 57
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the feature as been on the bigbang series for a long time. Also its more useful when you are doing subzero, as when is the last time your GPU broke down when you were under water? loll X79/X58 classified has it as well.

Didn't know MSI and EVGA had them too smile.gif I owned a R3E and a RIVE and they had this function. This comes in handy when you are trying to trouble shoot a bad gpu (had three 470s, three 6950/70s, three 580s 3gb, and three evga 470s all on water, so yeah, it comes in handy thumb.gif )
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Anyone else notice that the review called the bullets copper plated heat pipes? If they really are heat pipes they aint going anywhere useful and will just act as a nice heat retainer. Really bad idea,

no they aren't heat pipes lol i have one:
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PCI-E CeaseFire? Are you freaking kidding me? Is this board for children?

It is kind of cute if you have a 4-way 7970 CrossFire cards. Bullet heatsinks are kind of tacky imho but whatever. Too many people bought CoD and BF games. tongue.gif
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Where did you get it? :O

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