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post #11 of 623
Nice. Have been considering this board with an i7 950, for my new build. Glad to see someone on here with it finally!
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post #12 of 623
yeah, it's a great board, i definitely recommend it.

about the chipset running hot, the heatsinks do get pretty hot to the touch, i don't know the actual temperature though. i haven't reapplied the TIM though, so that may help.
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Question

Do you need to use the 4 pin molex power when using 2x SLI with 2 cards?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
Question

Do you need to use the 4 pin molex power when using 2x SLI with 2 cards?
No, only if you intend to bench hard (read LN2).
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Just got the board in, looks great. Cant wait to see how it performs! lets start a club? ill make us a sexy header o.O
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post #16 of 623
I have to say, I'm not super impressed by the Xfi2 SupremeFX audio. While the included software enhancements make a noticeable difference, it's still a realtek chip (see the drivers) underneath it, and it's still a far cry from the quality of my Xonar DX.

You must use the drivers on the CD that comes with the board. If you use audio drivers downloaded from Asus, the bundled software won't detect the audio chip and you won't be able to use the surround effects and enhancements. Any software limitation is lame in my book.

Fortunately, the audio is really the only thing I'm disappointed about by this mobo though.
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post #17 of 623
Onboard sound... No thanks.
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post #18 of 623
I really do like this board, the bad onboard audio is to be expected. Then again they shouldn't even try to gimmick it lol.....

I like the price point and i don't ASUS has a really weird lineup.

Sabertooth < P6X58D-E < formula < extreme

so $70 dollar jump from P6X58D-E I think it would be helpful to list things you get with this board for that extra money.

- Slightly better sli layout specifically helpful with 3 slot coolers i would imagine(still some hang off in this case) and spaced sli(without hang off).

- better button placement aka not on the side where spaced sli would cover them.

- all right angled sata slots, sabertooth has this funny enough.

- Rog features + service you get advanced RMA or something correct? like on extreme?

- dual bios.

- red

edit: - true x16 - x16 WITH spaced sli assuming from your OP.

am i missing anything? I'm not trying to diss the board at all, just trying to lay out all the Pro's and see what exactly is being paid for.
Edited by luvsan - 10/1/10 at 5:25pm
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post #19 of 623
Also, Formula has these over p6x58d-e:

- Intel Network adapter (vs. realtek)
- More fan headers, all PWM compatible
- Better fan speed control in the bios
- Better voltage monitoring (bios and software)
- Despite my comments above, the audio solution is better than the plain realtek audio on the p6x58d-e.
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post #20 of 623

i was also looking for some good reviews i found a little one on youtube

only a first look but at the end on the vid i saw that he reccommends the p6x58d-e i was just wondering if anyone here regrets buying the RIIIF?
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