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The problem I with that is the bottom slot being weird for x8. I know it's not a problem, as there isn't a PCIe 3.0 bottleneck at x8, but it's be nice to see the slots weird for x16, x1 @ 2.0, x8, x16 (top to bottom). that's just one of those personal preference things, though.

The problem with that is mATX boards are designed for mATX cases, where there are only 4 expansion slots. Using a dual slot GPU would be impossible on the bottom slot.
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The problem with that is mATX boards are designed for mATX cases, where there are only 4 expansion slots. Using a dual slot GPU would be impossible on the bottom slot.

If you look at the post I quoted, you'll notice he's using a gpu in slot one, a sound card in slot 3, and a gpu in slot 4. The 350D that he's using is an mATX spec case, which has 5 I/O slots, specifically for the use of a gpu in the 4th slot. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I know there are others like it.
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If you look at the post I quoted, you'll notice he's using a gpu in slot one, a sound card in slot 3, and a gpu in slot 4. The 350D that he's using is an mATX spec case, which has 5 I/O slots, specifically for the use of a gpu in the 4th slot. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I know there are others like it.

The fact that you can't think any off of the top of your head besides that one case means those are the exception to the rule, not the norm. Motherboard companies making mass production units will not cater to the exceptions, because that is a sure way to lose a majority of their customers for that board, especially when alternative brands do cater to the norm.
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Looks pretty sweet!
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The fact that you can't think any off of the top of your head besides that one case means those are the exception to the rule, not the norm. Motherboard companies making mass production units will not cater to the exceptions, because that is a sure way to lose a majority of their customers for that board, especially when alternative brands do cater to the norm.

Bitfenix Collosus, Phenom, and Prodigy mATX versions, several Rosewill cases, the 350D, the InWin Dragonslayer, the Fractal Define Mini, Lian-Li PC354B, Fractal Arc Mini, Fractal Node 804. And on top of that, the truly enthusiast cases like the CaseLabs S5, MountainMods Merkaba, and the MM Tektronix.

It may be an exception, but it's an exception that exists in the enthusiast segment of the market. You know, the guys these companies are really going for with these boards? You'd think that if a board maker was going to cater to an enthusiast croud, they'd at least try to match their board to the kind of case their end-user would be most likely to build in.
Edited by timerwin63 - 8/17/14 at 12:00am
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Does anyone know something about mosfet waterblocks for this board?
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