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post #11 of 18
I like the design however im reluctant to buy a Asus board

Prefer to buy a Gigabyte. Love My P35-DS3L
post #12 of 18
Minus 4 sata's, 2 ethernet ports, and 2 pci-ex16 slots, and you would have a very good, well priced board.
All the extra crap is just reason to make it more expensive..
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post #13 of 18
Just an fyi... those are not copper heatsinks. They are aluminum colored to look like copper.
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post #14 of 18
what is the use of having 4 ethernet ports? i think one is enough
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post #15 of 18
Definitely my next board...was split between the X48-DS5 and DQ6 but back to Asus, 1 more month and P45 . Nice.
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
I like the design however im reluctant to buy a Asus board

Prefer to buy a Gigabyte. Love My P35-DS3L
Prefer to buy ASUS, my first GigaByte board died in two weeks!

Minus 2 PCI-E Slots, about 4 SATA Ports, 2 ethernet ports and it'd be great!
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post #17 of 18
I ROFLed when I saw the 4 ethernet ports. Gimmick for sure. And if I'm not mistaken, is this board using 16-phase power?
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post #18 of 18
Seeing that I'm buying into this dying platform, I'm baffled by this new ASUS-Gigabyte rivalry and that can only mean I'm going to get something nice - that is if the companies don't compete at each pricepoint and this board ends up being $599 AUD or something retarded.
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