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I make out intersil PWM, ite phase chip, ICS clock gen, ite hw monitoring, I also make out 400uf tantalum hi-c capsx20=8000uf for CPU output that is HUGE, ALSO every capcitor is tantalum high quality **** caps alone prob cost 100 bucks., very high for high voltages. Most likley a second HW windbond chip for all teh fans and temps.

i also make out a lot of buttons, as well as probably a second hardware monitor.

Also i make out wires into the heatsinks either lights on both or fans.
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Very cool review Sin0822, been waiting a long time for this board. I've already ordered it from my local retailer, hopefully it will arrive soon. I've been a Gigabyte fan for years now.

Now, I'm thinking about putting a 990X in it, but I need some advice on which RAM I should get, any suggestions?

What about the CPU cooler, what do you recommend and which coolers will fit in there?

Thanks!
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All CPU coolers will fit, i personally use the Spire Eclipse II, its get good cooler, or the thermaltake frio they are the same class. Of course you can always fit a larger cooler.

One thing to think about RAM is that these platforms can do 1600mhz easily, but 2000mhz is a challenge because the i7 900 series memory controllers aren't that great. I personally would get a nice DDR3 1600 dominator 6gb kit.
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i bet my K|ngp|N F1 Gemini would look good on there... might have to give it a shot
    
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all that's missing is a fatal1ty name somewhere....
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all that's missing is a fatal1ty name somewhere....
LOL no need to cheapen the product.
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All CPU coolers will fit, i personally use the Spire Eclipse II, its get good cooler, or the thermaltake frio they are the same class. Of course you can always fit a larger cooler.

One thing to think about RAM is that these platforms can do 1600mhz easily, but 2000mhz is a challenge because the i7 900 series memory controllers aren't that great. I personally would get a nice DDR3 1600 dominator 6gb kit.
Which one would you take:

http://www.corsair.com/cmp6gx3m3a1600c7.html

or

http://www.corsair.com/cmp12gx3m3a1600c9.html
post #38 of 61
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honestly if they are the same price the C7, i have the C9 variant. Check the QVL(qualified vendor list for memory) http://download.gigabyte.cn/FileList...1.assassin.pdf
Edited by Sin0822 - 2/21/11 at 8:29am
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post #39 of 61
let me know when you have tested it. I cannot wait to read that review as I am looking for a new board. I think I may wait a few until I see your operational review. oc'ing and gaming review
Edited by wetfit9 - 2/25/11 at 10:39pm
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post #40 of 61
good motherboard - bad timing

at that price - no1 will be looking at splurging that much on a dieing platform

grab a REIII for cheap - or go 1155 or even AMD while waiting for ivy bridge
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