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Gamers and extreme users have been waiting for a mainboard that can provide them all the tools they need to get the most out of their new Sandy Bridge CPUs. It’s finally arrived: World-renowned mainboard manufacturer MSI has unleashed the Big Bang-Marshal (B3). The Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is equipped with a 24-phase DrMOS power design, and has excellent performance on over-clocking and stability for the enthusiast user. Utilizing a dual 8-PIN CPU power supply plus a set of 6-PIN VGA power supply design, users can steadily provide power when overclocking the CPU and mainboard achieving the highest performance on the Sandy Bridge platform. Defining total quality standards, the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) is also equipped with Military Class II components for the best build quality. The industry leading set of eight PCI-E 2.0 x 16 slots provides a staggering combination of GPUs. Combined with Creative’s top-class X-Fi sound technology, this Big Bang-Marshal (B3) simultaneously takes care of the three major elements that gamers care about the most: stability, performance and sound effects.
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Yeah, um...they need pictures.
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And it won't come cheap! (prolly)
    
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They need to start making boards with only PCIe X16 slots like this but just make them look better. I hate how they started copying the ROG heatsinks. That's Asus's thing.
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Two 8 pin for a single socket? LOLWTH?
     
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Been seeing some sexy MB for the intel chip, nice but im AMD fanboy!!!
    
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Same price bracket as the asus maximus?. I know which one i would buy.

I dont see the point of this on 1155 mainstream platform, If i could afford that many gpu's i would get a 990x on a gigabyte x58a G1 assasin
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Same price bracket as the asus maximus?. I know which one i would buy.

I dont see the point of this on 1155 mainstream platform, If i could afford that many gpu's i would get a 990x on a gigabyte x58a G1 assasin
True. I don't even know why anyone would buy a Maximus either though.


P8P67 Pro even has more Sata 6 ports. Even x8/x8 with dual 580s in SLI offers zero performance hit FYI. All you're doing is upping the multiplier on 1155, so why the extra fluff?


$200 Asus P8P67
$300 2600K @ 5Ghz on air
$150 8GB 1600 7-8-7-24 G.SKILL Ripjaws X
= 90% performance of 990X system for less than the CPU itself.

Unless you're a benchmarker, you'll never notice the difference in performance. As for video encoding, "real" professionals use multi CPU Xeons for that anyways. Saving 10 minutes on your 2 hour long FRAPS video encode for youtube doesn't seem worthwhile.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 2/22/11 at 12:11pm
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They need to start making boards with only PCIe X16 slots like this but just make them look better. I hate how they started copying the ROG heatsinks. That's Asus's thing.
Well I don't think it's patented.

If it were, then they wouldn't be using it.
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