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Didn't Intel pretty much kill off the 1366 socket? If so what would be the point of releasing this now? Or am I thinking of something completely different lol.
 

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Didn't Intel pretty much kill off the 1366 socket? If so what would be the point of releasing this now? Or am I thinking of something completely different lol.
More PCI-E Lanes for really high end graphics cards in SLI/Crossfire, or for high end cards to come.

Also for the factor of "if it's out there for sale, someone will buy it".
 

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Hmm, see what you mean on the sound card thing.. Awesome looking board though.. Yoh.
 

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geez...it was sexy til' i saw the price...

but i guess for the NIC/Xonar it's worth it (maybe?)
 

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Why soooooo much monies?!? For that much may as well get the SR-2.

the board is relatively the same price as the R3E but the BE comes with Asus' very own Xonar (STX comparable) sound card as well as a Killer NIC which would run roughly the same price if not more if bought separately.
 

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Why soooooo much monies?!? For that much may as well get the SR-2.

SR-2 costs £150 more in england.
 

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It does seem a bit late to release a new 1366 board. The high-end never seems to care though does it?
 

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The molex on the sound card thing would be a pain for wire management lol

It is pretty much the same issue as the 4 pin floppy power connector required on the higher end Asus sound cards.

Nice looking board. My only thought is that it's a bit late in the game to be bringing out new X58 boards? Meaning who is this aimed at? Someone with an i7 chip and X58 board is unlikely to buy a new board, it will not be a huge stride over any existing decent X58 board.

Someone buying new is much more likely to go with Sandy Bridge with the exception of the few that are looking at 6 core processors.

I doubt we will see very many of these out in the wild...
 

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yeah I dont understand what they are doing here, I mean unless they're trying to get away with throwing a couple upgrades on a board and making money on it because its a "black" edition, its just marketing bs thats all this is, sure they throw in the nic and sound card but I dont think it justifies buying this board
 
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