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The motherboard actually has heatsinks on the VRM, make a change
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

Currently using 5 out of 6 Sata 3 ports on my 990fx board.. would add more drives if had more ports wink.gif

You have 5 SSDs?
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post #33 of 67
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point?

Unless you're transferring large files from SSD to SSD, or SSD over Gigabit network to another SSD, SATA3 vs SATA2 isn't going to affect your SSD performance.
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I don't think its worth upgrading until something significant changes like the mass adoption of DDR4, or well just something incredible..imo

I'm happy with what I've got smile.gif
Edited by jameschisholm - 3/9/14 at 1:57pm
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the z97 msi boards has a similar naming scheme with asrock's, and also it looks somewhat similar too!
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is there something wrong with PCI-e 3.0? Why are they going back to 2.0...heck, I thought we were even supposed to see a 3.1 revision here about now...and with 4.0 almost done...
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You have 5 SSDs?

4 SSDs here in one rig:

960gb Crucial m500, 512GB Vertex 4, 256gb Vertex 3, and 128gb Crucial C300.

The two older SSDs are put on Marvel controlled Sata 3s, while the newer SSDs are on native Intel Sata 3s.

The Marvel controller tends to be not that fast, but doesn't matter too much with the older SSDs.
     
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is there something wrong with PCI-e 3.0? Why are they going back to 2.0...heck, I thought we were even supposed to see a 3.1 revision here about now...and with 4.0 almost done...

3.0 is from the CPU, which they don't show. The southbridge has always provided up to 8x lanes of 2.0, including current Z87 boards. Note that they don't show anything that is provided by the CPU, only what is provided by the Z97 chipset.
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lol wut, does that picture not say PCI Express 2.0 support @ 5GT/s, isn't that a step back? I thought we were at PCI-e 3.0 8GT/s...
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thing is some of you guys are ver picky with stuff like this... what does it matters? some of you just complain just for the sake of it... how many of YOU use every single SATA3 port on your mobo? usually we have 2SSD and 1 or 2HDD... and HDD doesnt even take fully advantage of that speed.

some people just like to justify a new purchase.

I use the 2 SATA6 ports for SSD, 3 more SATA3 ports for 3 drive HDD RAID0, and the last one for storage/backup to a green drive. I would love more ports (actually have 2 more SATA6 available, would just have to settle for using sub par controller) so that I could add in another SSD or two to expand app installs to them (steam software alone is approaching 1TB)

I also have several HDDs that I juggle with an external dock, and while part of that is out of convenience, I could use another one or two inside the computer to reduce the juggling I might need to do a bit
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3.0 is from the CPU, which they don't show. The southbridge has always provided up to 8x lanes of 2.0, including current Z87 boards. Note that they don't show anything that is provided by the CPU, only what is provided by the Z97 chipset.

wow yeah, I totally forgot about that, talk about a brain fart
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