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post #11 of 25
Nasgul , I broke down today. I ordered the Asus Striker from my supplier in Canada (And its due Tuesday). But $365 CAD + GST without benches! Then my supplier calls back and tells me the EVGA is stock at $280 + GST. Then I read the anandtech and hardocp reviews and was blown away by the results. So tomorrow I'll pick up the evga. My supplier has a 14 day exchange policy so if the reviews that will be out next week on the asus state its better, I'll just exchange and pay the difference. I actually like the look of the evga better (Way to much heat pipe action on the asus). So tomorrow after work, I'll pick it up and at last be able to use whql drivers from this year instead of mods from last year
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post #12 of 25
Really sweet but looks like the best air flow solution would be achived by intake at the bottom and exhaust at the top of the case. Side and front intake fans with rear exhaust to keep the graphics card cool.

Can't wait to see how you guys like it.
post #13 of 25
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Do you mean the sata ports or the 4 pin molex connector? Whats wrong with their location, both are near the edge of the board. Unlike, say my old asus a9n-sli premium that has its molex to the left of the cpu beside the first pci-e slot (Dumbest location i've ever seen).
No I mean the headers, the connectors where you plug in your case connectors, PS, power led etc.
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post #14 of 25
still confused?

The leds are the yellow piece at the bottom left corner where 99.9% of all mothboards put them and the ps (power supply?) connectors, the 8 pin upper right corner and the 24 pin in again the same place as 99.9% of motherboards. This doesn't even have the old four pin power connector stuck somewhere in the middle of the board. Wish I could figure out what you mean
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post #15 of 25
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still confused?

The leds are the yellow piece at the bottom left corner where 99.9% of all mothboards put them and the ps (power supply?) connectors, the 8 pin upper right corner and the 24 pin in again the same place as 99.9% of motherboards. This doesn't even have the old four pin power connector stuck somewhere in the middle of the board. Wish I could figure out what you mean
nope thats the audio connectors, the leds are next to the 4 pin molex where the ram is.
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Apologies, didn't see that. Even so as long as its along that edge, what difference does it make. The case wires come from the direction regardless.
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post #17 of 25
Just looks like a tight fit might be awkward, guess I'll see when I get the board.
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I'm picking one up tomorrow. you? Where from?
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[. . .] the best overclocking platform you can buy for Intel.
Bold claim, looks like it might ring true though. This means I am falling further and further behind.
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Orillia, about 2hrs north of Toronto, have to wait for my CC payment to go through b4 I order it though.
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