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post #1 of 10
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I don't consider myself a socket 1155 customer so I had not been paying much attention to the price on motherboards. I recieved an email from XsPC asking me if I cared to part with 375.00 for one of these boards. I am very happy with my i7-930's and my socket 1366. I did look on newegg and sure enough, newegg wants 364.00 but they are out of stock. I can only shake my head in wonder at 375.00 single cpu motherboards.
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few months back, but buddy at work bought stuff up to build a rig. He got the EVGA x58 classified quad sli MB for $500
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post #3 of 10
Look at a detailed review of the M4E and you'll see why it's $375.
It's the highest end 1155 board on the market. It has even more features than the UD7, but it's debatable just how many of those are useful. Apparently, the dual bios feature is miles ahead of the GB boards, though, and you can select which BIOS to use with an onboard switch, or even flash the BIOS without powering up the board...
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post #4 of 10
it is a great board! I got mine after a bad expirecnce with a UD5 and like Falkentyne said the dual bios is much better than gigabytes.

for me not everything is really useful but its nice to know it there and everything does work except for the bluetooth but i think that's issue with my iphone and not the board.

plus it is much more stable. i could barley boot at 5 withe the UD5 and the the M4E im prime stable for a hour+ with less voltage.

also i paid full price from the egg for mine but was able to get onboard the amazon error and have another one in the mail getting delivered on thursday that i only paid $204 for. so the newegg board is going back
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post #5 of 10
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I am really getting the itch for a 5.0 (not the FORD type). My retailer did advise me to read up on 67-series chipset recall, have I totally missed this discussion here? This recall is even in a Sandy Bridge Wikipedia article. Who cares about a couple of SATA ports anyway No-stock at my retailer (she said it was the recall making short supply) but also said they will price match newegg.

I am making a new watercooled rig and that mobo would be a great fit for the CyberDruid acrylic case I bought. It certainly has the "bling" I search for with this rig. The 1366's can just keep quiet and fold.
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post #6 of 10
I would have got it if it was in stock.....looks like Asus is still having trouble pumping these out. I read somewhere NewEgg only gets a few boards for each shipment. Not sure why Asus is having such a hard time getting their boards into their customers hands.
post #7 of 10
I'd settle for a Sabertooth.
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post #8 of 10
im wondering if newegg will get this board today
post #9 of 10
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I'd settle for a Sabertooth.
Also out of stock, lol
post #10 of 10
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I'd settle for a Sabertooth.
Thats a great board too..
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