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Never saw the point in "gaming mobos". If you're serious about features like sound you'll buy a dedicated card and if you want OC features (extreme features) go for an OC board since it's bound to do that better.

Gaming doesn't really need anything more than a mainstream board with enough USB and sata ports.
 
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Looks pretty sweet.
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Ughhh, when will someone put out a specialty board with just pure USB 2/3 on the I/O backplate?

Cut the PS/2, the RJ45, the onboard video and sound and just slap a load of USB on there.

The potential market for something like that is far too small to justify the engineering/manufacturing/marketing costs of creating one.
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These look pretty awesome. However, I'm not a big fan of MSI's quality. Both my GTX 570's came factory OC'd (was on sale, cheaper than stock), and the voltage they used that OC was actually unstable. I shouldn't need to over-volt my card to get stable gaming on 'STOCK' clocks. And they didn't even fix it with a Bios update (although there was one).


Will wait for reviews. Unstable GPUs are easy to fix, an unstable mobo would be awful.
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post #35 of 155
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The potential market for something like that is far too small to justify the engineering/manufacturing/marketing costs of creating one.

I acknowledge that and it's why I specified it would be a specialty model. I'd be curious to know what ports actually get used by what percentage of people though.
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For gamers the PS2 port is still preferred for keyboard where possible (n-key rollover), so it'd be hard to make a gaming motherboard with no ps/2 port.
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For gamers the PS2 port is still preferred for keyboard where possible (n-key rollover), so it'd be hard to make a gaming motherboard with no ps/2 port.

I dunno, plenty of USB keyboards don't have ghosting issues unless you are trying to press all the keys at once. I did run into a specific key combo ghosting issue on my previous keyboard that was unacceptable so I am aware that it is a real problem so I can concede a PS/2 port being a worthy inclusion. One I still wouldn't make use of though. wink.gif

A lot of it needs to be resolved at the keyboard level as well. The wired version of my current keyboard cant even do W + Shift + Space. No sprint jumping, WTH... Yet the wireless version has no issues at all around the WASD cluster.
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For gamers the PS2 port is still preferred for keyboard where possible (n-key rollover), so it'd be hard to make a gaming motherboard with no ps/2 port.

It is recommend using the PS/2 connector when possible. First, it will give you total freedom with no limit to the amount of simultaneous key presses. And, equally as important, using the PS/2 may just improve your overall gaming experience. The reason is that when you use a USB keyboard your computer is actually using CPU time polling your keyboard. The higher the polling rate the more CPU time is used to perform the polling. The PS2 port doesnt rely on the cpu at all I think...
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post #39 of 155
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Ughhh, when will someone put out a specialty board with just pure USB 2/3 on the I/O backplate?

Cut the PS/2, the RJ45, the onboard video and sound and just slap a load of USB on there.
I was about to post "inb4 someone asks why PS/2"

You can't nkro on USB. I use all my keyboards on PS/2 and so do many others. It's god tier.

PS
Did you see how many back panel USB ports P67 had? I had a Gigabyte Z68 with waay more USB ports than I needed.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/18/13 at 11:35am
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I was about to post "inb4 someone asks why PS/2"

You can't nkro on USB. I use all my keyboards on PS/2 and so do many others. It's god tier.

I've already addressed that omission. Still not something I'd find useful though as I have no rollover issues with the keys I press on my current keyboard. Sure I can find some ludicrous examples by holding down both Shift keys and typing out the quick brown fox etc... but during actual usage no issues. thumb.gif Right now all I am using is USB, so a pure USB backplate would be awesome for me, not so awesome for other though, so I get that.
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