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Originally Posted by gamerguuy View Post

I'm guessing all manufacturers get a sample CPU before to play with when making new motherboard. What this means is that MSI found intel were still using TIM(although not cheaper quality) between the chips and that heat will continue to be an effecting factor in Haswell refresh lineup, hence why they decided to go with offering the fittings. Disappointing if this turns out to be the case.

IT'd be very dumb move in that case. I'll just go with 8xx GPU and that's it. I already have IB in my setup, i dont need another barbeque in my apartment.
Edited by Alvarez - 4/11/14 at 9:58am
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post #62 of 90
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Very nice! Hope this doesn't mean that the Haswell refresh CPU will need to be delidded as well....

This was my interpretation.
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Yes, the chance of potential DATA loss is higher, but no one should be putting anything of importance on such a RAID configuration anyways.

rolleyes.gif I hope you mean RAID-0, since RAID is all about making data stores redundant. . .
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so the rumors about broadwell or haswell refresh being soldered i guess are bogus.

Don't know yet, I do remember the phrase 'improved TIM' referring to the Haswell refresh, & improved TIM would pretty much be solder or liquid metal, unless they meant 'improved design' closing the gap a bit for better thermal performance.
    
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The gears in my head (rusty though they might be) are turning. MSI reps, if you're listening (and have any influence in business decisions), I want a mITX Xpower (or xpower like) with one of these delid die guards, a m.2 connection (all 4 pcie lanes please), good overclocking capabilities and keep it reasonably priced. Basically the impact but without the asus tax, and hamstringed m.2 connection and obviously with the delid die guard. I have plans for a SFF build. biggrin.gif

If you stick with the yellow and black for the xpower fine, but no red/black combo please. It's getting wearisome.
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rolleyes.gif I hope you mean RAID-0, since RAID is all about making data stores redundant. . .
Read the actual post in it's entirety. It helps. thumb.gif
    
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post #67 of 90
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RAID 0 is useless for SSDs though, and just increases risk of data loss.
I want to see them in m-ITX boards. You could theoretically build an extremely powerful system in the space of the GPU, motherboard, and PSU. Imagine how compact the system could be without drives.


Raid zero for SSD's is amazing, I have it in my laptop, I get random read and random writes nearly double of a typical SSD, and sustained read and write of 1.1GB/second, All this "increases risk of data loss" is overdone, SSD's are exceptionally resiliant to most forms of torture so long as you treat them right and do proper testing before hand and follow the raid zero rules (Dont put anything valuable on it) It's well worth it.
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Read the actual post in it's entirety. It helps. thumb.gif

RAID-0 isn't actually RAID, hence the 0 at the end. . . Don't be upset you were wrong, everyone is wrong at sometime or another.
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post #69 of 90
ok im confused...again lol

devils canyone......is it related to broadwell? frown.gif so much stuff going on ayyy.
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Devil Canyon is supposed to have improved TIM so I don't see the point of this.
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