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I think I'm leaning towards the 6/GB overall. As it funds saved that can be put to something else. But the cruelty of components is everything is 'just a little dearer' haha. I just fear regretting not getting the Extreme9.
Just as a side note, how did you find the ASRock Game Blaster? Gimmick or good?

The game blaster is pretty nice. It definitely ads a high end feel to the rest of the setup. I've always had dual nics too. Almost got the Extreme7 for dual nics, but 6 dimm slots was a turn off for a chipset that requires quad channel memory.
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post #882 of 1592
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The game blaster is a step above an onboard 6.1 or 7.1 sound card solution. Also giving you the option to have dual gigabit lan.
I am more than happy with my extreme 9, just look at the few extra goodies you get, and see if you will be using them.

At only a fraction of the price more, I can't see why not anyway, considering an after market one may cost more. It's a steal. I paid €45 for a 1/4" audio interface a few years back and that is sub-standard now.

Did you have any power issues with the 2 x EPS supply on the Extreme9? In theory it shouldn't need both of them under average loads but I have come across a few cases where it has (Or perhaps user negligence) tongue.gif
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The game blaster is pretty nice. It definitely ads a high end feel to the rest of the setup. I've always had dual nics too. Almost got the Extreme7 for dual nics, but 6 dimm slots was a turn off for a chipset that requires quad channel memory.

I thought the same once I seen it. It is more aesthetically pleasing imho. Adds a nice symmetry to the board but beyond that I was sceptical. Bit expensive for symmetry tongue.gif
post #884 of 1592
Got mine....

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At only a fraction of the price more, I can't see why not anyway, considering an after market one may cost more. It's a steal. I paid €45 for a 1/4" audio interface a few years back and that is sub-standard now.
Did you have any power issues with the 2 x EPS supply on the Extreme9? In theory it shouldn't need both of them under average loads but I have come across a few cases where it has (Or perhaps user negligence) tongue.gif

I haven't had any issues, until recently, I never even plugged in the second 8pin CPU power. When I wont the Coolermaster contest, they sent me a 1300w PSU that had what I needed to hook em up.
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Got mine....

mmm, looks good!
 
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Got mine....


Makes me want to do a full copper loop with it with all them gold caps. biggrin.gif
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One quick question guys. Why are there Marvel SATA3 drivers on the dwonload page for the Extreme 11? Is it not correct that there are 2x intel SATA3 conectors, 4x Intel SATA2 connectors and then the 8 x LSI connectors........no Marvel what so ever.

4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and Intel® Rapid Storage 3.0), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
- 8 x SAS/SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
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Marvell is for the eSATA ports.
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Got mine....

drool.gif This sets a new bar for beastly mobos. 4 way SLI or CrossFireX at PCIe 3.0 x16 speed too. ASRock's super flashy in your face western marketing tactics aside, this board is just amazing.
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drool.gif This sets a new bar for beastly mobos. 4 way SLI or CrossFireX at PCIe 3.0 x16 speed too. ASRock's super flashy in your face western marketing tactics aside, this board is just amazing.

The jury is still out......
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