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I'm pretty sure this motherboard can morph into a robot by the looks of it.

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They sure get points for thinking out of the box.
 
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post #132 of 142
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reasons why I see this could be a fail
1. Inaquadate cooling for high end GPU's
2. Not upgradable as the GPU's are soldered in
3. Nice idea but it'll carry a premium price for Intel's flagship platform (X79(

Ya except X79 never had a premium on it. I bought a 300$ AsRock Extreme6 board and it pretty much matches any 300$ price range Z77 out there, and it even has more features to boot.
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post #133 of 142
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Ya except X79 never had a premium on it. I bought a 300$ AsRock Extreme6 board and it pretty much matches any 300$ price range Z77 out there, and it even has more features to boot.
quad channel RAM and a hexa-core doesn't burn a hole in your pockets?

When I was making a reference to X79 as a platform I meant having a hexa-core which the last I looked is at least $500. RAM you can get priced anywhere between 150-300. Motherboards you can have anywhere between $250-500? (no idea but thats estimating). Now tell me that isn't a premium platform (I won't count the 3820 quad core cause its basically a crippled SB-E.)
post #134 of 142
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quad channel RAM and a hexa-core doesn't burn a hole in your pockets?
When I was making a reference to X79 as a platform I meant having a hexa-core which the last I looked is at least $500. RAM you can get priced anywhere between 150-300. Motherboards you can have anywhere between $250-500? (no idea but thats estimating). Now tell me that isn't a premium platform (I won't count the 3820 quad core cause its basically a crippled SB-E.)



Total costs were as follows:

CPU = 290$
16gb 1600 ram = 80$
Motherboard = 309$

Last I checked that's only about 50$ more than the highest end 1155 motherboards such as the high end republic of gamers boards. Not to mention that there are cheaper boards available. The 3820 was cheaper than a 2600k or 2700k and the ram was no where near 150$.

The 3820 is what I have and it is a great performer and a great overclocker that out performs the 2700k if even slightly. My quad channel ram kid was 80$ for 16gb and the Extreme 6 is probably cheaper now, but at the time it wasn't much more than high end Z77/Z68 with similar specs.
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post #135 of 142
Perhaps it's just me but I don't think this MoBo supports anything else besides the integrated GPUs... I see no PCI-E slots at all.
 
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post #136 of 142
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Perhaps it's just me but I don't think this MoBo supports anything else besides the integrated GPUs... I see no PCI-E slots at all.

It looks like it already has wifi and bluetooth built in. My only concern would be the sound card.
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Perhaps it's just me but I don't think this MoBo supports anything else besides the integrated GPUs... I see no PCI-E slots at all.

It looks like it already has wifi and bluetooth built in. My only concern would be the sound card.

if it ever does get produced 3 pci-e X1 slots would be handy.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post       (I won't count the 3820 quad core cause its basically a crippled SB-E.)

The 3820 is not a crippled SB-E or a 3930K with two disabled cores.  It uses a different die than the six core cpus.

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post #139 of 142
The people they're probably hoping will buy this are the same people that would scoff at permanent integrated cards, regardless of how high-end they might be (and are they truly desktop-equivalent GPUs, or just the mobile GPUs?).

Other than the "because we can" factor, I am utterly confused how this even got to the point of a drawing mock-up.
    
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The people they're probably hoping will buy this are the same people that would scoff at permanent integrated cards, regardless of how high-end they might be (and are they truly desktop-equivalent GPUs, or just the mobile GPUs?).
Other than the "because we can" factor, I am utterly confused how this even got to the point of a drawing mock-up.

They're probably aiming at selling these to Apple.
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