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That is possibly the nicest looking MOBO I have ever seen! Too bad it has so few USB ports!!! Im so used to having 8 on the back
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Originally Posted by Morizuno;12476213 
how much will this be?
rumors say it will be on par priced with the UD9..
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12476160 
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.
i think you are somehow wrong..it may perform better since this boards really tweaked to be a bencher's toy..the reason behind all basic stuff trimmed is to basically be able to free the interrupts and some voltages that are unecessary..
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post #23 of 114
that thing is stupid sexy.
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Originally Posted by AzO;12476092 
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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^This. At any given time I NEED at least 6. I'd still get this board though, not like USB can't control more then one port...
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Originally Posted by jellis142;12477375 
^This. At any given time I NEED at least 6. I'd still get this board though, not like USB can't control more then one port...

ALL of this. You can totally use this board for 24/7 if you're an overclocker. And if you need extra USB ports just buy a card. Pretty simple if you ask me.
post #27 of 114
gonna bench this one, already inquired info from my sources..
and being on tap with the UD9 is correct.
hicookie did a great job on it for sure.
    
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post #28 of 114
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Originally Posted by XtremeCuztoms;12477594 
gonna bench this one, already inquired info from my sources..
and being on tap with the UD9 is correct.
hicookie did a great job on it for sure.

well he did..same time when the classified was pushing..care of Shamino and EVGA..but the classy was really classy all the way..unlike this one which is off-load and one hell of a Benching gear..
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post #29 of 114
This board is full of sex. MOST RESIST urge to buy. Go perfect with my dice pot drool.gifdrool.gif
post #30 of 114
This board is directed at extreme cooling. That's why the area around the socket is flat/void of most things. It's supposed to be easy to insulate.

Also, the slightly official rumor is not that this will be priced like the UD9, it's that you'll look at it and say "How can a 4-way board with two NF200's be that cheap!?"

Going off that, I'd say it's going to cost a decent amount less than the Classy 4-Way.

Also, the UD9 is/was a limited edition board as well as a test for Gigabyte to see if the market for a board like that exists.

A board like the X58-OC has been requested many times by the extreme overclocking community. This board was spearheaded by Hicookie at Gigabyte Taiwan. Many know him as the #1 extreme bencher in the world (#1 on HWBot).

I'll probably try to pick one of these up to replace my UD9.
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