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Poll Results: Which motherboard would you rather own?

 
  • 47% (9)
    ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme
  • 52% (10)
    MSI Big Bang xPower II
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Wonder how long it will take to get some options for waterblocks for it.

No idea, but I don't think you'll need it. The vrm design is superbly placed and its a 16 phase so it should run pretty cool. The way they have it all arranged is really something trick.
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No idea, but I don't think you'll need it. The vrm design is superbly placed and its a 16 phase so it should run pretty cool. The way they have it all arranged is really something trick.

Looks like that Asrock Extreme 11 is a 24 phase in the latest leaks! An interesting board indeed.

No one seems to want to take up being the defender of the MSI Big Bang xPower II. Tis' a shame.
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Looks like that Asrock Extreme 11 is a 24 phase in the latest leaks! An interesting board indeed.
No one seems to want to take up being the defender of the MSI Big Bang xPower II. Tis' a shame.

Damn. I just saw the update. I wonder what pricing will be like. This board makes me salivate.
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Damn. I just saw the update. I wonder what pricing will be like. This board makes me salivate.

Agreed. Wonder if that LSI chip will do a decent Raid 6.
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Agreed. Wonder if that LSI chip will do a decent Raid 6.

RAID 6? That's what all the pcie ports are for and considering a RAID 6 card with 8 ports will cost almost as much as the board itself, that's asking a bit much. The LSI chip is great though, it's a midrange server part w/ integrated RAID 0/1/E/10 and very robust IOP (ppc 800mhz).
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RAID 6? That's what all the pcie ports are for and considering a RAID 6 card with 8 ports will cost almost as much as the board itself, that's asking a bit much. The LSI chip is great though, it's a midrange server part w/ integrated RAID 0/1/E/10 and very robust IOP (ppc 800mhz).

Have you seen any reviews comparing the LSI chip's Raid 0 performance against the X79 chipset?

I've been planning on adding the ARECA ARC 1882IX to my build. Sounds like I may still need to for a raid 5 or 6 array with a lot of disks.
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Have you seen any reviews comparing the LSI chip's Raid 0 performance against the X79 chipset?
I've been planning on adding the ARECA ARC 1882IX to my build. Sounds like I may still need to for a raid 5 or 6 array with a lot of disks.

The LSI SAS2308 is a hardware chip, with a PPC 800mhz processor. Which do you think will be faster?

I'm still pimping my trusty old Areca 1230 hehe, 12port RAID 6 lovin.
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The LSI SAS2308 is a hardware chip, with a PPC 800mhz processor. Which do you think will be faster?
I'm still pimping my trusty old Areca 1230 hehe, 12port RAID 6 lovin.

You're old school, baby! Pimp on!
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I got the Limited Edition bundle to get the MSI Big Bang XPower II from Amazon. Newegg kept cancelling my orders mad.gif. I chose the MSI over the Asus because I didn't want the little fan buzzing away and I have been on the bad side of Asus Tech support (technician was useless in helping "recover" my OS on my netbook) and heard bad thing about their RMA process. I liked the MSI BIOS compared to the one on my Asus P8P67 Deluxe. Overall I felt it was a better fit for my build than anything currently on the market. I can't wait to use it once I finish work on my case. biggrin.gif

Hope this helps you in your decision.

Side note: Honestly I think the RIVF would be a better board than the RIVE if it had 8 memory dimms, but that is just my opinion.
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I got the Limited Edition bundle to get the MSI Big Bang XPower II from Amazon. Newegg kept cancelling my orders mad.gif. I chose the MSI over the Asus because I didn't want the little fan buzzing away and I have been on the bad side of Asus Tech support (technician was useless in helping "recover" my OS on my netbook) and heard bad thing about their RMA process. I liked the MSI BIOS compared to the one on my Asus P8P67 Deluxe. Overall I felt it was a better fit for my build than anything currently on the market. I can't wait to use it once I finish work on my case. biggrin.gif
Hope this helps you in your decision.
Side note: Honestly I think the RIVF would be a better board than the RIVE if it had 8 memory dimms, but that is just my opinion.

What do you like better about their BIOS?
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