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post #11 of 114
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^^^I agree with SimpleTech on this. How could a high-end board feature so little ports like this?

I mean, take a look at ASUS and other brands putting more than that.
Question is, can you use 10 USB ports? Is there a absolute need for 10 USB ports not counting the front I/O ports? Overkill if you ask me, I think Gigabyte is going in the right direction.

With the arrival of USB3.0 I don't see the need for eSATA anymore. eSATA was such short lived I don't think anyone would miss it. Firewire has been around longer than eSATA and new mobos don't support it anymore.
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Okay guys, obviously this is a benchers board, this is not an every day runner, so it includes all the features a bencher needs and none they don't.

I think this board looks fantastic for its purpose, but I don't see this board doing as well as the classy or R3E, because of the fact that it isn't really an every day runner like the classy or R3E.
     
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post #13 of 114
how much will this be?
post #14 of 114
wow that bag is sure lacking
gigabyte was like the king of back i/os to me
their boards had all sorts of stuff other boards just didnt and this makes it look so sad
though the color is nice, real nice next to some mdpc-x sleeving
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post #15 of 114
I really don't understand how people are not able to fathom they made a board purely for extreme overclocking. Hence why there are only a few usb and such. They are unnecessary for extreme overclockers.

Read people read.
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post #16 of 114
This looks like an excellent board for extreme overclocking. As for the I\\O thats all that is needed for overclocking..... hence the GA-X58A-OC and really you dont need anymore for a high performance/gaming PC because of HDMI/ PCI-e sound cards.
post #17 of 114
It has so few IO because no body uses 10 usb ports under LN2/DICE.

I use 2 max. One for flash drive one for mouse.

Audio is also useless for benching

USB3 is dumb idk why giga put it there....
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post #18 of 114
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Okay guys, obviously this is a benchers board, this is not an every day runner, so it includes all the features a bencher needs and none they don't.

I think this board looks fantastic for its purpose, but I don't see this board doing as well as the classy or R3E, because of the fact that it isn't really an every day runner like the classy or R3E.
Agree. This motherboard is directed purely at the hardcore, enthusiast overclockers. Every part of this board screams overclocking and while it does feature PCI-x16 connections, it isn't intended for just gaming.

If people want to see an awesome IO back panel, check out the p67-UD7 board or the G1-Assassin. Those are for overclocking and or gaming. This board is just for overclocking.
Edited by jivenjune - 2/21/11 at 7:46pm
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This + USB 3.0 card + Xonar = Not so bad for extreme overclocking 24/7.
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Oh lord... this thing would look perfect in my case. I've got orange Xigmatek fans galore and I plan on sleeving my PSU with orange and black Murdermod sleeving. And I'm going to paint the red stripes on my 6950 UV orange. Can you tell what my favorite color is?

But I wonder... that NB heatsink seems awfully tall. Might interfere with large CPU coolers.
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