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That thing has a skyscraper sitting on the north bridge...
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That thing has a skyscraper sitting on the north bridge...
Have you seen EVGA X58 Classified boards?
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Woah woah woah, back up the fun bus here. So let me get this right;

1. E6400
2. select X6800
3. ?????
4. PROFIT!!!
    
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Funny as hell 1st overclocking motherboard. I thought i was overclocking back in 1991 i must of been wrong
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Funny as hell 1st overclocking motherboard. I thought i was overclocking back in 1991 i must of been wrong
You sir, were definitely wrong
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It may be great for LN2/LH WR benching, but when it comes to normal air/water cooled setups for 24/7 operation it doesn't seem to offer any extra benefit compared to other OCing boards.
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Honestly ROG is republic of gamers(not overclockers) even tho overclockers like it gigabyte has released the G1 to compete with ROG. ROG has nothing on certain things this board has, and you should see people over at XS and most of those guys are LN2/DICE benchers. This board already has WRs across the board, max 990x clock, wprime, pcmark. Only a few people have it too. This board is NOT a gimmick, they cleared teh CPU area for sub-zero cooling by making is uper easy to insulate the motherboard.

For the VRM they really did their job right, they switched out the inductors, changed EVERY capacitor on the board to the POSCAPs, which is just a brand name for tantalum core capacitors. What good is this? well its hard to insulate around traditional capacitors, plus when they get cold the don't work well. The whole board is now very easy to insulate.

The hardware built in for overclocking, with buttons makes it much more stable to manually OC once in windows when compared to software. Plus the 4G button will take any 1366 processor to 4ghz and OC any RAM as well.

This board is stripped of all stupid crap like extra USB and IEEE and other things that take up CPU resources. Personally i think this board shouldn't have audio nor USb 3.0 or SATA6G. But they said they have to sell it somehow.

They put in manual PWm frequency which basically allows you to OC the VRM, and it works. This is only a feature you see on digital PWMs and they have implemented it manually on an analogue one.

The price on this board is stated to be phenomenal. I think it will sell out very quick.

And yea a i7 990x is a subzero bencher's choice.

I got an email about the press release so i posted it VRZON took the info they got from here: http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/se...&max-results=7
Yeah I get this and it's good analysis, my point was that it was late because the market is now so small for this board. Only the people buying the 990x are going to buy this, and a lot of those may buy the UD9/G1/R3E instead because like you said this really caters to those going sub-zero. If they'd done it a year ago, there would have been a lot more demand from the D0 crowd some of whom have gone to SB now, and those that haven't are unlikely to bother spending more money on X58. It's not that X58 is dead, it's that it's shrinked considerably. I wish GB well, and hope this doesn't fail so that they'll keep making these for future chipsets. I worry that it will because of the limited market.
     
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Some pics of the final board revision have been posted!



More here
http://mb.zol.com.cn/slide/222/2227113_10.html
    
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naaaaice!
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