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I knew ASUS would charge an arm and a leg for this. It looks nice, but frankly anyone who pays this much for a mobo and uses onboard sound is an idiot.

You know, this seems to be what the new Abit -MAX should have been. I mean, its headsinked, appears to have good placement, and (thank the lord) has more than one pci slot.

I like the colors and stuff, but it will be interesting to see if the heatsinks work when inverted. Also, the large headsinks help with those who have water cooling, as you can have mediocre airflow still keep the system chips cool.

All solid caps, nice.

Again, my only gripe is the onboard sound. But I bet ASUS was like "if were going to charge 300+ bucks for this thing, people are going to expect it to have sound....or make coffee. Lets go with the onboard sound". And what is that dongle thing in the pic?
    
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post #12 of 22
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I knew ASUS would charge an arm and a leg for this. It looks nice, but frankly anyone who pays this much for a mobo and uses onboard sound is an idiot.

You know, this seems to be what the new Abit -MAX should have been. I mean, its headsinked, appears to have good placement, and (thank the lord) has more than one pci slot.

I like the colors and stuff, but it will be interesting to see if the heatsinks work when inverted. Also, the large headsinks help with those who have water cooling, as you can have mediocre airflow still keep the system chips cool.

All solid caps, nice.

Again, my only gripe is the onboard sound. But I bet ASUS was like "if were going to charge 300+ bucks for this thing, people are going to expect it to have sound....or make coffee. Lets go with the onboard sound". And what is that dongle thing in the pic?

Should have gone with the coffee, what with the countless sleepless nights one will have while overclocking this thing.
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=ASUS


OWNED!


Have fun paying $400 bucks for this puppy. Ever since C2D, EVERYTHING has gone up in price. Memory, GPUs, and especially now Motherboards. Frankly, we need to just STOP BUYING stuff, and give manufacturers the picture that they cant give it to us sideways like this. Ugh, I seriously hate supply-demand sometimes.
    
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post #14 of 22
Who actually uses onboard sound?

Besides the striker has a riser board for audio (which i will promptly throw back in the box). Why use onboard? Even with my two 7900gtx, there is still the centre pci slot for audio solution ?(you have to use the two outer pci-e for sli).
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post #15 of 22
I see a VIA chip there

Now, I'm eager to see who here will be the first one to start posting OC results with the new nForce chipset MoBo.
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post #17 of 22
Good luck plugging in the power with the location of that 4/8pin plug in the top right
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post #18 of 22
I'm sure there's plenty of room to plug the 4/8 pin connector there.

The cool thing about it, is that it has all solid caps but where the beef? I mean the power stages? Under the copper-sinks?
post #19 of 22
Omg....sexy! _
This thing will be a beast...those heatsinks looks cool. = Very good heat dissipation.
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Argh, I want crossfire on a nice board like this! Its upsetting to see all this awesome technology come out and know its not going to work with an advanced CF solution.

I know I cant get R600 in dual-card form right out of the gate, so I may end up getting a 680i chipset even though I have an ATI card, but its nice to have gear all from the same camp just as a safety measure....
    
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