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  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    You're not going to OC. Don't worry about brand to much. Find what has the features you need. Pay attention to SATA type, too, many boards are 5x 3Gb/s, and 1x 6Gb/s, when it comes to entry boards. Meant to be SATA 6 Gb/s SSD + SATA 3 Gb/s HDD in that SSD boost crap, plus 4x additional storage, by (Intel) design.
     
  2. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    I don't know. They are just my go to board for most situation. peace of mind thing that they just work everytime i use them.
     
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    Thats how I feel about AsRock. I have peace of mind when using their boards.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Most can be said of any board maker right now. ECS and Biostar, for stock daily use...offer a whole lot, for little cost. It's only when you wanna OC to the moon and such crap that brand matters. The rest is just marketing.

    So much so that doing board reviews, at this point, is almost redundant. There is very little to separate one from another.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    As dave mentioned, you are not OCing so the board really doesn't matter as long as its dependable at stock and has all your options you need.

    I had a Biostar H61 for 30$ that I crunched with for a while and it was a damn trooper!
     
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    No you're a trooper.
     
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    Actually glad im switching boards. From the looks of it this new asrock actually has fan headers for the case fan I have, the current board I have apparently has 1 other then the CPU fan and Ive yet to find it lol.
     
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    As an alternative there is always this: MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3....

    It's 15 USD more but it gives you two PCI-E 1x slots instead of PCI slots. It offers 4 dimm slots instead of 2 as well. Not that you will be expanding a lot but if this will be a NAS the PCI-E 1x slots makes more sense if you want to add a cheap eSATA card for backups or another NIC in the future or something that could potentially use and utilize the PCI-E 1x slots as opposed to PCI slots. I also like the SATA placement on the MSI board better.
     
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    Does that CPU support VT-x? If not you really should have gone AMD. Should have gone AMD anyway at that price point.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    That's what I said.


    :D



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  12. MxPhenom 216

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    Yes it supports Virtualization.
     
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    I just get this picture of a puppy getting its nose rubbed in its own "mess" next to the front door with some one saying "Bad Sparky, BAD!".
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Hmmm...doesn't translate to Canadian.
     
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    Newegg says it supports VT-X, but intels website says it does not support VT-d. Assuming VT-X and VT-d are different.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    vt-d is NOT the same as vt-x. Both are forms of Hardware Virtualization.

    vt-x is far more common and is probably unlikely that you need hardware with vt-d capability.

    vt-d is the Intel Device Virtualization feature that is present on some of their processors. It responsible for providing control over input and output when used with software that provides remote access through virtualization techniques.

    It provides the same functions as AMD's "AMD I/O Virtualization Technology"
     
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    Okay, then it is just the board that is the downfall on this rig,


    and for jumping on you know who about the red drives, and how I wasn't taking his help seriously.



    SORRY DAVE! :)
     
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    review an EVGA board :p im sure you can run into problems there
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    What are you going to be using the VMwares for?
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Just to mess around, try out Linux, for Ducky's sake.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    You know I'm laughing right. :p I really do not care what you do, but I will poke fun at you when I can.:p

    Yeah...that's a GREAT idear...:banghead:
     
  22. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    You probably are, but still.

    I will think its a great idea till i try linux, and then rage about how shitty is ;)

    (*Hopes Ducky is reading this*)
     
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    Linux now? Just hit your nuts with a hammer instead.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Then VT-x or VT-d should be the least of your worries. Get the ASROCK board and create this damn server for mailman's sake!
     
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    For my sake? I would have just bought a NAS.
     

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