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There was several revisions of the P6T Deluxe including Version 2. The original deluxe was quite prone to all sorts of issues (just look at Maximum PC's article in Winter 2008 of their experience). As far as I could recall there was some fundamental hardware flaws that required a PCB revision (Version 2) to fix those issues which a BIOS update couldn't overcome.
Exacly, because the board was overstuffed with stuff biggrin.gif
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Anyone got the Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming already? Saw them in stock on Amazon, here in europe they seem to release in june mad.gif

I'm buying my X99 Strix from newgg.ca tonight http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132822&cm_re=strix_x99-_-13-132-822-_-Product when my pay is in my bank. Should be here before Friday. newegg.ca ships from the city I'm in, usually three days tops.

My gut tells me it'll be a really good board and I hope to get my 128GB of Corsair 3000 stable at 3000 or 3200 even on the 100 strap. On the R5E I wrecked I couldn't do more then 2666. The QVL shows it supports 128GB up to 3333MHZ.

A bit of tweaking and here's hoping. biggrin.gif

Edit: With the $50 Install Damage Replacement plan. I'm really hard on hardware and for $50 for a year they'll replace it even if I damage it is really great. redface.gif
Edited by KedarWolf - 5/30/16 at 7:55pm
    
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I don't like the PCI-E 16x slot placement on the Strix. Would rather have the new RVE.
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I don't like the PCI-E 16x slot placement on the Strix. Would rather have the new RVE.

Only Issue I've found is to use the PCI-E 4x slot for my Intel 750 (it runs at 4x) I need to disable the USB 3.1 or it runs at 1x. redface.gif

Goods news is the PCI-E 4x runs on it's own controller so it doesn't share the PCI-E lanes with the video cards. biggrin.gif
    
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I don't like the PCI-E 16x slot placement on the Strix. Would rather have the new RVE.

It's the first thing I look at as well now, but does it really make a difference? Since 2 way sli is really the only way to go forward it seems, even something like a sabertooth board should be passable.
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Only Issue I've found is to use the PCI-E 4x slot for my Intel 750 (it runs at 4x) I need to disable the USB 3.1 or it runs at 1x. redface.gif

Goods news is the PCI-E 4x runs on it's own controller so it doesn't share the PCI-E lanes with the video cards. biggrin.gif

One of the reasons I can't wait until skylake-e. We will hopefully get dmi 3.0. That will should yield us some extra pcie lanes for storage or audio.
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I don't like the PCI-E 16x slot placement on the Strix. Would rather have the new RVE.

The PCI-E slots having dual SLI in the first and second PCI-E 16x slots doesn't affect me really. My top Titan X is water cooled so the second card won't block the fans of the top card. smile.gif

Just can't use my old three slot ROG Enthusiast SLI bridge is all. rolleyes.gif
    
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The PCI-E slots having dual SLI in the first and second PCI-E 16x slots doesn't affect me really. My top Titan X is water cooled so the second card won't block the fans of the top card. smile.gif

Just can't use my old three slot ROG Enthusiast SLI bridge is all. rolleyes.gif

I'm absolutely sure there's a new asus sli hb bridge coming to accommodate for that. How else do they get you to contribute just a few extra bucks to the asuss' bottom line? wink.gif
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I'm buying my X99 Strix from newgg.ca tonight http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132822&cm_re=strix_x99-_-13-132-822-_-Product when my pay is in my bank. Should be here before Friday. newegg.ca ships from the city I'm in, usually three days tops.

My gut tells me it'll be a really good board and I hope to get my 128GB of Corsair 3000 stable at 3000 or 3200 even on the 100 strap. On the R5E I wrecked I couldn't do more then 2666. The QVL shows it supports 128GB up to 3333MHZ.

A bit of tweaking and here's hoping. biggrin.gif

Edit: With the $50 Install Damage Replacement plan. I'm really hard on hardware and for $50 for a year they'll replace it even if I damage it is really great. redface.gif

Okay, after some research I'm NOT getting the Strix X99 but this. https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99-A-II/

It the same board according to the specs, I read the manual, spec sheets etc. just without the fancy RGB stuff. I save $120 by getting this instead. I mean I don't even have a windowed case, it the hardware I want, not the lights. And yes, it has an OC Socket which is vital. smile.gif
    
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Why no heat pipes in the strix?
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