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Will on board RAID be avail on both the Intel and Marvel? From what I have heard there are issues with the Marvel, which leads me to wonder if just utilizing the Intel side would be better. Is this correct?
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yes. there is RAID for SATA6G on eSATA Marvell and SATA6G Marvell and SATA6G Intel, HERE is the deal, if you have an HDD, it doesn't matter, only if you have a c300 sata6g SSD then it matters. There are 0 problems with HDDs and Marvell.
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The only other thing i have noticed is this mb only will support up to 16gb of ram. This may not be that much of an issue today, however i rem once upon a time it was said there is no point of having more than 512mb of ram.
Other P67 boards will support up to 32gb of ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3463938&SID=
and from what i have been able to tell all Asus p67 boards also.

Don't get me wrong from everything you talked about on this board has me leaning strongly towards it. However if other vendor boards will be of same features and pricing similar that will make me have to reevaluate.
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I will ask but this board maybe be able to support 32 gb or ram since its a CPU feature not a MB one. Also ASUS boards aren't VRD 12 certified, their VRm design doesn't pass intel specs.
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I think people need to remember that this is your run of the mil, mid class board and not meant for enthusiasts. After it releses you may see some boards change dramatically over the months that follow to better fit the area that Sandy will cover.
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If that is indeed the case of it being a mid line mb, which processor would be recommended?
I5 2500K or I7 2600K? From what I am seeing med line price wise def the I5 but is it worth it or just drop the extra $100 for the I7? Has there been anyone out there to test OC abilities?

The way I understand how this new board will work, the Intel SATA III will have direct input into the CPU, vs the Marvel SATA III will have to utilize PCI-E lanes. If this is correct, can you confirm for me that other mb's i.e. X58 and the older gen mb still utilize the PCI/PCI-E bus in order to access the CPU. If my understanding is correct this should improve performance across the board for all Sandybridge CPU's. I have been seeing that everyone talks about the 32nm architecture and that is all fine and great for power and heat, the built in video meh. The elimination of having to have some bus architecture that is where the massive performance increase will be.
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Sorry noguru this is their topdog, there is no UD9, the X58A-UD9 was a pet project soon to be out of commision.

What no one realizes is that SandyBridge is a mainstream product not highend, this board is infact made for overclockers, i am able to achieve a much higher clock than everyone I have talked too. But it is still udner NDA.

I would wait until release to see the the majority of chips do then buy,
Yes in the past SATA6G and USB3.0 were all ont he PCI-E bandwidth and woudl use up GPU lanes, to get to the CPU, now since it is integrated into the PCH it goes through the 20gb/s DMI to the CPU.

BUT that is not the problem with Marvell SATA6G performance, marvell was the first SATA6G producer of controller, for the C300 and motherboards. Intel does their integreated controllers MUCh better than marvell, it is evident in their firmware and drivers. i can say Intel kept their promise in the SATA6G ring.
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Sorry noguru this is their topdog, there is no UD9, the X58A-UD9 was a pet project soon to be out of commision.

What no one realizes is that SandyBridge is a mainstream product not highend, this board is infact made for overclockers, i am able to achieve a much higher clock than everyone I have talked too. But it is still udner NDA.
I'm sorry, I did not word what I was saying correctly. What I was trying to say is that it was mainstream and not directed towards enthusiasts. I think it's a nice jump in technology but it's not going to replace 1366.
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God looks so freakin good :O
Definitely going to have to consider it for my next build
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You didn't lie, that was pretty in-depth. The color would match nicely with noctua coolers
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