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New review.

Anyone know of any good PSU's that have 2 ATX connectors?
Good review. Seems like 220 BCLK should be cake for this beast.
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So far the only notable reviews would be the VZ review, and the OC3D review, which also has a few vids by the reviewer.

Both do a good job explaining and showcasing the features, but neither go into very great detail about the overclock-ability. So far all we know about the board other than what the reviews tell us is that it'll be priced at about $400, it went into mass production March 25th, and it should be available around the first two weeks of April.
    
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I know, and they both used the same cooler, I think. Although OC3D did use the gulftown as opposed to a 920. And if the price stays within that range, it should be a great buy even where I live (Australia). However, some retailers tend to hike up new products by a significant margin here, as it can take a while for the majority of retailers to stock new tech.

If we do both end up with rampages, we'll have to do benchmarks and see how we do I really do hope it overclocks as well as a classified at least, because if it does it will be a win in my book (as the rampage has much better features imo).
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the bios has become more overclock friendly compared to rampage II.
LLC for example allows for 3 different levels.

LLC set at 0% = 0.03v decrease, at 50% = 0.008v set, at 100% = 0.03v increase

so when set at 50%, your vcore pretty much stays exactly what you set it to. so that's pretty cool.
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I know, and they both used the same cooler, I think. Although OC3D did use the gulftown as opposed to a 920. And if the price stays within that range, it should be a great buy even where I live (Australia). However, some retailers tend to hike up new products by a significant margin here, as it can take a while for the majority of retailers to stock new tech.

If we do both end up with rampages, we'll have to do benchmarks and see how we do I really do hope it overclocks as well as a classified at least, because if it does it will be a win in my book (as the rampage has much better features imo).
The new CPU I'll be putting in will be a "Golden" i7 930 I bought from BADFASTBUSA (Was going to go with a W3520 like you before I saw his for sale thread) that he hand picked from 20 different chips. Apparently, it was able to hit 4.82GHz in a Classified. I'm hoping for 5GHz or more in the Rampage III.

And I'll definitely be using that Bluetooth feature. Turning on my computer when I step in the front door via iPhone sounds pretty sweet.
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the bios has become more overclock friendly compared to rampage II.
LLC for example allows for 3 different levels.

LLC set at 0% = 0.03v decrease, at 50% = 0.008v set, at 100% = 0.03v increase

so when set at 50%, your vcore pretty much stays exactly what you set it to. so that's pretty cool.
Good to hear, thanks I always preferred the Asus bios myself. I've also had really great performance with asus, have owned 6 of their boards and every single one is still working. In fact, this board is the "worst" one I've had, but most of the issues are to do with the crappy SB600 the chipset has.

I would love to stick with Asus, but for that to happen it really does need to be released soon, within April as speculated. Any later and I'll have to pick up a classified.
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The new CPU I'll be putting in will be a "Golden" i7 930 I bought from BADFASTBUSA (Was going to go with a W3520 like you before I saw his for sale thread) that he hand picked from 20 different chips. Apparently, it was able to hit 4.82GHz in a Classified. I'm hoping for 5GHz or more in the Rampage III.

And I'll definitely be using that Bluetooth feature. Turning on my computer when I step in the front door via iPhone sounds pretty sweet.
What cooler are you going to be using?
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The new CPU I'll be putting in will be a "Golden" i7 930 I bought from BADFASTBUSA (Was going to go with a W3520 like you before I saw his for sale thread) that he hand picked from 20 different chips. Apparently, it was able to hit 4.82GHz in a Classified. I'm hoping for 5GHz or more in the Rampage III.

And I'll definitely be using that Bluetooth feature. Turning on my computer when I step in the front door via iPhone sounds pretty sweet.
Oh aha, that was you! Congratulations

I came on here to check out how some of the 930s were doing, and saw that thread and was really interested in it. However, by the time I had reached a conclusion it was sold!

I saw his results, it looks really promising - here's hoping you get to 5 GHz and beyond!
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Oh aha, that was you! Congratulations

I came on here to check out how some of the 930s were doing, and saw that thread and was really interested in it. However, by the time I had reached a conclusion it was sold!

I saw his results, it looks really promising - here's hoping you get to 5 GHz and beyond!


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What cooler are you going to be using?
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Honestly, I'm not 100% sure if I can even hit what he did with this chip... I mean, look at his cooling system!

    
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