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Vega, I read you outstanding post on the eVGA forum regarding PCI 3 vs. PCI 2, great information. You probably know as much as anyone when it comes to SLI vs. CF and multi monitor setups, so a couple of questions/thoughts for you in relation to this MB; (1. In my case I prefer a single 30" 25x16 monitor and I find three VC's to be more than adequate. (2. I also prefer a dedicated RAID card with battery backup for redundancy. (3. This is a question; Is it possible to saturate 3 680's @ PCI 3?

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This just in:AsRock releases x79 Extreme 16! It still dies if you try to OC on it though,wth.gif due to crappy chokes/poor design.Good luck with RMA,too.
 
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This is some bullcrap... just got off of the phone with an Asrock rep and once again, another delay(they seem to already know who I am, been calling them a lot lately)... Monday they say it'll be on Newegg... again the price will be $599.
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Why Asrock why? Your boards is always fugly mad.gif

What do you not like about it, the colors? Black/silver/gold seem to be decent.
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Vega, I read you outstanding post on the eVGA forum regarding PCI 3 vs. PCI 2, great information. You probably know as much as anyone when it comes to SLI vs. CF and multi monitor setups, so a couple of questions/thoughts for you in relation to this MB; (1. In my case I prefer a single 30" 25x16 monitor and I find three VC's to be more than adequate. (2. I also prefer a dedicated RAID card with battery backup for redundancy. (3. This is a question; Is it possible to saturate 3 680's @ PCI 3?
Alpha, Tango, Bravo....82nd All American!

No, regular X79 would be more than sufficient for your config. Unless you really want that LSI Raid chip, but from what I can tell it is not possible to connect a battery backup for it. (No power ports like a regular raid card). Were you in the 82nd? Headed to Bragg myself at the end of the year.
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This just in:AsRock releases x79 Extreme 16! It still dies if you try to OC on it though,wth.gif due to crappy chokes/poor design.Good luck with RMA,too.

Extreme 16? What? I get the "feeling" you've had some issues with ASRock in the past? lol
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This is some bullcrap... just got off of the phone with an Asrock rep and once again, another delay(they seem to already know who I am, been calling them a lot lately)... Monday they say it'll be on Newegg... again the price will be $599.

Why am I not shocked? This launch has been an totally and utterly mishandled disaster. The paper launch was 2 weeks ago this morning and they still don't actually know when it is going to be available.

From the sounds of it, it also sounds like there will be about....2.....at each retailer, so if you want this board, get on it fast once it finally shows up some time in the next 25 years. Man I hate it when companies can't get their crap together during the launch of a product, especially their flagship product.

I think they are just grasping at straws now as to when these will finally be available.
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Why am I not shocked? This launch has been an totally and utterly mishandled disaster. The paper launch was 2 weeks ago this morning and they still don't actually know when it is going to be available.
From the sounds of it, it also sounds like there will be about....2.....at each retailer, so if you want this board, get on it fast once it finally shows up some time in the next 25 years. Man I hate it when companies can't get their crap together during the launch of a product, especially their flagship product.
I think they are just grasping at straws now as to when these will finally be available.

Have you even looked into what could possibly be delaying these or are you just spouting off on your second post for no reason? Do realize that the plx chips they are using are in very high demand and are the same reason why the amd 7990 /7970 x2 and gtx 690 have either not come out or are in very short supply. The plx chips are quite expensive and are in extremely tight supply at the moment. The fact that they have 2 on this motherboard makes it that much more difficult to have sufficient stock. It
     
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That is $750. US, still too high.

EU prices are usually with approx 18 to 25 % tax added as in EU you pay the VAT even if you shop online paying the rate of the country where the online store happens to be located.
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What do you not like about it, the colors? Black/silver/gold seem to be decent.

Gold capacitors + heatsink design make it look mega cheap headscratch.gif
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Gold capacitors + heatsink design make it look mega cheap headscratch.gif
At least it doesn't have a heatsink shaped like a minigun. tongue.gif
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What do you not like about it, the colors? Black/silver/gold seem to be decent.

Gold capacitors + heatsink design make it look mega cheap headscratch.gif

notsureifserious.gif
 
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