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Stock cooler seems fine so far, and the $384 RVIE would be $500+ after you add the $150 monoblock. Still cheaper than the Omega, which you have made abundantly clear on multiple forums that you don't like, but mine's running very well (posting on it now). Last NIB RVIE I found was $649 at B&H, that'd be more expensive than the Omega after monoblock - I missed the Amazon sale, obviously. Last NIB mobo I bought there was used, YMMV. And that's the beauty of it, I buy what I like, you buy what you like. Win/win. I'm well past the point where I'll ever need to justify the toys I buy.

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Stock cooler seems fine so far, and the $384 RVIE would be $500+ after you add the $150 monoblock. Still cheaper than the Omega, which you have made abundantly clear on multiple forums that you don't like, but mine's running very well (posting on it now). Last NIB RVIE I found was $649 at B&H, that'd be more expensive than the Omega after monoblock - I missed the Amazon sale, obviously. Last NIB mobo I bought there was used, YMMV. And that's the beauty of it, I buy what I like, you buy what you like. Win/win. I'm well past the point where I'll ever need to justify the toys I buy.
Just because I dont like it and wouldnt run it doesnt mean Im not interested to see if if lives up to the marketing hype and can provide anything better. Id like to see some results that none of the usual reviewers have done. Nothing but announcements and marketing hype so far.

BTW, Im nor doing monoblocks, kicked that bad habit. So additional cost of cooling the VRMs is the VRM cooler, two fittings and about 3 inches of hardline or about $60, had to buy CPU cooler no matter what. Id rather put them under water regardless which with the Omega cant be done. The justification you've been offering, all based on marketing, since you mentioned you were buying it was all unsolicited.

Like you said, everyone is free to buy whatever they like. Hell Ive been known to eat my words more than once and buy something that didn't look all that great regardless of cost. Just did it recently after giving someone grief over an Enthoo Elite and ended up doing a refresh rebuild with new case, CPU GPUs and water blocks all around.......It didnt include an Omega simply because it cannot support my build of 2X GPUs in SLI and 2X Intel AIC 900P drives. Not enough PCIe Slots. The rest is arbitrary. I actually like the basic looks and lack of unicorn vomit. I like the idea of a beefed up power delivery. IMO it was a poor execution of the concept mostly in choice of form factors and dropping everything down to allow room for the power delivery instead of going with a CEB form factor that has the same mounting holes but a bit longer and would have easily allowed for the addition of the extra mosfets and chokes without losing an PCIe lane while doing it.

Still looking forward to any results that can beat whats already on the market.

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Stock cooler seems fine so far, and the $384 RVIE would be $500+ after you add the $150 monoblock. Still cheaper than the Omega, which you have made abundantly clear on multiple forums that you don't like, but mine's running very well (posting on it now). Last NIB RVIE I found was $649 at B&H, that'd be more expensive than the Omega after monoblock - I missed the Amazon sale, obviously. Last NIB mobo I bought there was used, YMMV. And that's the beauty of it, I buy what I like, you buy what you like. Win/win. I'm well past the point where I'll ever need to justify the toys I buy.
Charlie, thank you very much for letting us know that you've got the Omega working OK. I wonder if you might be kind enough to give us a breakdown of your configuration and what you're seeing in the way of temperatures please?

I noticed from your earlier post that you're running a de-lidded 7980XE - which is exactly what I'm proposing to use. I'm very interested in understanding your impressions of the board when pushed a little bit...

I am intending to purchase a pre-binned (graded) 7980XE guaranteed to 4.6GHz (but then run it slower, at the 4.2-4.4 range, along with 64Gb RAM and a pair of water-cooled 2080Ti's. I'm therefore very interested to learn what you're using for RAM, what you've got it clocked at, what sort of temperatures you're seeing.

Really appreciate your help with this - it's a scary amount of money to spend, so having an insight like this could literally help me about a multi-thousand big mistake...

Thank you
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I've just barely got it running, I'll start working on the OC this evening. I ran it for a bit at 4.4Ghz with the voltages on Auto which in Asus boards of the past has always been pretty high voltages, temps were fine (high 40s/mid 50s across the cores) but no AVX stuff yet. Been pretty flawless so far, but I haven't tried to flash a new BIOS (evidently Asus released a BIOS that wouldn't load) and have only had a chance to play with it a little bit. The ram kit I have is this:

https://gskill.com/en/product/f4-3600c16q2-64gtzsw

I was able to apply XMP and changed the 2T to 1T, RAM voltage to 1.4v, it ran fine like that. I've never run XMP before as I prefer manual OCing but I was really happy to see a 64GB kit run at 3600. And ran really smooth, you'd think it was still stock. RAM OCing has historically been my nemesis and I'm not sure I'll do any more than just copy the XMP values and let it run at 3600. Still got 100000/89000/92000 on the AIDA64 Ram/Cache bench with no CPU OC.

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It wouldn't take much to improve x299 vrm cooling that mine has lol
evga dark x299 has two vrm fans on it and price wise a heck of a lot cheaper matter of fact evga ebay are nearly giving them away
I guess that is the price for very late releases large stock and now price discounting.

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Charlie, thank you very much for letting us know that you've got the Omega working OK. I wonder if you might be kind enough to give us a breakdown of your configuration and what you're seeing in the way of temperatures please?

I noticed from your earlier post that you're running a de-lidded 7980XE - which is exactly what I'm proposing to use. I'm very interested in understanding your impressions of the board when pushed a little bit...

I am intending to purchase a pre-binned (graded) 7980XE guaranteed to 4.6GHz (but then run it slower, at the 4.2-4.4 range, along with 64Gb RAM and a pair of water-cooled 2080Ti's. I'm therefore very interested to learn what you're using for RAM, what you've got it clocked at, what sort of temperatures you're seeing.

Really appreciate your help with this - it's a scary amount of money to spend, so having an insight like this could literally help me about a multi-thousand big mistake...

Thank you
OK, here's a 7980XE @4.6 doing an X.265 run. It has some AVX (didn't realize that until it was running) so some cores were't at 4.6. Takes a few minutes to do a 4X overkill, max VRM Temp 44C. I ran OCCT large/med and Linpack, got it up to 50C. Max CPU temps along the right side, VRM is TF_VRM along the lower left.

I'm not having any temp issues with this system, I've posted more thoughts about it in the Intel Mobo section - where most of the discussion is. I had a heck of a time over weeks getting my Rampage V Extreme/5960X running anywhere near as well as this system after just a couple of evenings.

CPU, DRAM, everything is just running great, I don't think I've had a build this painless since the Ivy Bridge days.

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Edit: Did an 8X overkill X.265 run, takes twice as long as 4X. VRM got up to 52C.
You can see my fan speeds in the bottom right. The highest RPM CHA Fan3 is actually the pumps. There are no fans connected to the Pump headers, CPU is the rear case fan, CPU OPT is the 420 rad fans, and what SIV64 calls Pump 1 is the gangs of 120mm fans.
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It's a *lovely* board, don't get me wrong... but it brings a huge issue for me (which is where the water-cooling dimension comes in). Put simply, EKWB are not going to be offering a monoblock for this board... Before I set out what this has led me to think about, here's a brief bit of background...



Thank you.
Not sure yet what our plans are. I think we'll go the direction of a VRM block like the Dominus kit, but not 100% on that. No ETA yet :/

That being said, it seems most people aren't having issues with the VRMs keeping themselves cool on that board. Apparently the fans rarely if ever even kick on?

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Mine never have, and I've been running everything at it - still set at the default 60C limit - but I have a 140mm rad fan overlapping 2/3rds of the heat sink on the VRM, has to help.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to post some updates. I've now ordered my Omega, along with a 4.6GHz-rated 7980XE.

I purchased this from a UK retail outlet, Overclockers, who recommended that I partner the CPU with the EKWB EK-Velocity water block, which is apparently the latest incarnation and is made to work with socket 2066 CPUs, so I've ordered a Nickel+Plexi version to go with the CPU.

I added 64Gb of "Team Group Xtreem "8Pack Edition" 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 PC4-28800C17 3600MHz Quad Channel" RAM, which is a bit of a mouthfull, but is, so I'm told, a good match for the CPU. [I had been considering the G.Skill 4266MHz RAM in the same configuration, which would have been another £60 or so, but was told that this option will be more than sufficient.

I was also recommended to use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut High Performance Thermal Paste, so got some of that too.

In my case, this order includes a pair of water-cooled 2080Ti's - which start out air-cooled and are being converted with EK water blocks (again, Plexi+Nickel).

(I'm hoping that combining Nickel on the water blocks and copper in the radiators won't prove to be a problem...). Now I just have to be patient and wait for the gear to turn up...
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