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its nice and warm down here

and yeah, m atx or regular atx dont matter to me, and the board you linked is my first pick so far... i had the sli le before and evga wasnt the best supportive bunch of a mobo manufacturer, but id chance it as i wont be Wc ing the board this time xD

some more intakes on the sli 3 ?
I would vouch for the sli 3 as well. It's very easy to work with. period. not to mention it looks sick.
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I would vouch for the sli 3 as well. It's very easy to work with. period. not to mention it looks sick.
i gotta do some research about nb temps and clocks on the sli 3 not that i run in the same issue that i had with the sli le, and i have to get a waterblock for it ya know... it gets toasty in GA during the summer
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i gotta do some research about nb temps and clocks on the sli 3 not that i run in the same issue that i had with the sli le, and i have to get a waterblock for it ya know... it gets toasty in GA during the summer
you can do what i did. take out the NB,and get it repasted with mx-3 or any TIM you have left. mine dropped by 10c.
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Every X58 IOH gets very hot.
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Every X58 IOH gets very hot.
thats true

but i realized it was burning my finger after hitting 4.3 ghz or something in that direction
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You will hit the wall with a Bloodrage unless you hard mod it
modding is the fun part

and i have to say the bloodrage is hands down my favorite X58.

better than Asus and gigabyte IMO. (used a P6T deluxe and X58-UD5, both under cold)
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the bloodrage has problems with blck over 210 if i remember. i do like their cooling solution though. GIve you 4 options, go no cooling NB, go fan cooling NB, go water cooling NB, or even give you a DICE/LN2 POT for your NB VERy good idea. you know foxconn makes many ASUS boards, Gigabyte makes their own.
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An openbox Bing Bang Xpower for 217@egg is a helluva deal.
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An openbox Bing Bang Xpower for 217@egg is a helluva deal.
without sound card the board is useless, i dont plan on running aftermarket soundcard or amp in the future i use onboard usually.

referring to the open box that other people have received, they never got the soundcard in the package, so unless you can find a decent soundcard for like 10 bucks, we would only have to hope for sata cables and such to be in the package.

good idea tho, if we can find the rest (soundcard) for a decent price / free
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without sound card the board is useless, i dont plan on running aftermarket soundcard or amp in the future i use onboard usually.

referring to the open box that other people have received, they never got the soundcard in the package, so unless you can find a decent soundcard for like 10 bucks, we would only have to hope for sata cables and such to be in the package.

good idea tho, if we can find the rest (soundcard) for a decent price / free
Why would a board be useless w/o a soundcard? Why would a crappy soundchip make a board worthwhile to begin with anyways, when some of ppl fork over lots of cash to get a soundcard anyways?

Anyways, you're being rather presumptuous assuming that the board wouldn't come with said soundcard. If you followed the recent big bang thread, we all got the board complete. And the one guy that didn't got the missing parts from MSI, and I believe for free. Anyways, it's over 80 bucks off and for me it was worth the risk.
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