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Bad photo uploads.

Sorry, what do you mean? Are they showing as corrupt? Or do you mean the photos just suck? tongue.gif

I just logged in and checked on a different machine the attachments loaded and displayed without problem. :shrug:

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Sorry, what do you mean? Are they showing as corrupt? Or do you mean the photos just suck? tongue.gif
I just logged in and checked on a different machine the attachments loaded and displayed without problem. :shrug:
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Hmm...Did you try to pick up the mobo with the heatsink?

If it came like that, and it's loose, I would definitely send it back. That is really poor workmanship if it is indeed loose.
     
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Also, is this mobo XL-ATX or E-ATX?
     
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Hmm...Did you try to pick up the mobo with the heatsink?
If it came like that, and it's loose, I would definitely send it back. That is really poor workmanship if it is indeed loose.

Nope. I always handle the boards by the edges when I pick them up.

I hadn't even had the chance to take it out of the foam yet :/ I noticed it was loose just by looking at it through the window on the box.

Probably going to send it back but it's kind of a bummer since I'll have to wait for the next shipment now...
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Sorry, what do you mean? Are they showing as corrupt? Or do you mean the photos just suck? tongue.gif
I just logged in and checked on a different machine the attachments loaded and displayed without problem. :shrug:
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Those are inductors ("R30") and they are not typically cooled at all. The VRMs are under the actual heatsink.
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Seems right to me... asrock are always like that. As are many other boards, they are for cooling other parts as well, not just the part it's above.

Example, my old fatal1ty board

 
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Also, is this mobo XL-ATX or E-ATX?

CEB. Same mounting holes as ATX but it's 12"x10.5". ATX is 12"x9.6".

As for that heatsink, mine's snugly attached. Maybe, when you get a chance, you can see how it attaches and possibly fix it. Newegg's already out so no telling when a replacement would arrive. frown.gif
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That's just odd...so it's essentially E-ATX but slightly narrower
 
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No it is not a pure opinion if it's a waste. The 690 will perform slightly less than a regular X79 board. The 690 already has a PLX chip on it. Then add in the PLX between the 690 and the CPU. Extra latency versus regular X79. Then add in that you can get a regular X79 board, and a PCI-E 3.0 RAID card for less than the Extreme 11.

This board is very niche. Really only designed for four GPU's and simultaneously having large amounts of hard drives in RAID. Or if you simply must have the most expensive, feature laden X79 MB.

I can see an edge case for just running a bunch of GPUs. One can run four of the 4-gig 680 cards. With the PLXs, it's like having a pair of 8 gig 690s that suck a lot more power. Also, ASRock claims we'll get true PCIe 3.0 without having to do tweaks and patches. For people trying to do 3x1440p or 3x1600p, every little bit helps. smile.gif
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As for that heatsink, mine's snugly attached. Maybe, when you get a chance, you can see how it attaches and possibly fix it. Newegg's already out so no telling when a replacement would arrive. frown.gif

Yeah, called them earlier and they didn't have much to say other than they had no idea when they'd get a restock...

Anyway, took the motherboard out of the packaging and of course the two screws that were supposed to be holding the heatsink in fell into the box. I was able to re-attach it and screw them back in but I think they might have gotten stripped at the factory because they don't really seem to tighten up. frown.gif

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At least now it feels sort secure although I'm not convinced it won't come off again. I'll probably see if I can find some appropriately sized screws/nuts to get a more secure fit.
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