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post #11 of 27
Interesting!
Now all that heat sink needs are some "HEMI" valve covers
    
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Now all I need to do is win the lottery to be able to use this kinda tech.
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post #13 of 27
why can't there be a 4x PCIe 2.0 x16 board....... that would make me feel futureproof
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Amdkillsintel View Post
Wow, how much ram do the X58 based boards support??
24gb!
    
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post #15 of 27
One PCI slot?

Soundcard and thats it? All out performance board I guess
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post #16 of 27
Hot board. Foxconn has really stepped up.
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post #17 of 27
"I hate the colors!!"

"I want a motherboard, not a fruit salad!"

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post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamer_013 View Post
With the nehalem cpu's on-die memory controller, the northbridge only serves as a bridge between the cpu and the pci-e lanes (and the southbridge) so must it still need such a beefy heatsink? I would think that since the memory controller is on the cpu, that the northbridge would be less 'important' and probably not need so much voltage or put out as much heat as they do on current mobos.
Suppying 4 PCI Express 2.0 lanes is a lot of I/O work....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amdkillsintel View Post
Wow, how much ram do the X58 based boards support??
24GB triple channel.
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post #19 of 27
lol the northbridge heatsink kind of looks like an engine block.
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post #20 of 27
That is one horrid-looking color scheme. Gross! It looks like a handful of Skittles. Taste the rainbow! That's OK though, it's brains make up for it's ugliness.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 7/7/08 at 10:18pm
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