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ASRock Readies the Fatal1ty X79 Professional (LGA 2011) Motherboard

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Since apparently six X79 motherboards aren't enough, ASRock is now putting the finishing touches on yet another LGA 2011 model, the Fatal1ty X79 Professional. This new, gamer-oriented board supports Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors, and features a 2oz copper PCB, Premium Gold Caps, four DDR3-2400 memory slots, ten SATA ports (six are likely 6.0 Gbps while the rest are 3.0 Gbps), and four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots enabling CrossFireX or 4-way SLI setups.

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this could be good, if its as good as their other boards
 
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Who's that on the box?
 
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#4
That is the gamer known as... fatal1ty
the extreme4 is a damn decent overclocker
the extreme7 is holycrap mobo
the extreme9 is a rockstar
but this?
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If it has 6x sata 6.0gb ports some would not be native to the x79 chipset.
 
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They need to stop with the Fatal1ty naming. It's old...
I was kinda shocked when I seen him on the box.Wasnt that like 8 years ago :wtf:


But in all fairness it is ASRock :rolleyes:
 
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They need to stop with the Fatal1ty naming. It's old...
Yeah it's lame. The feature set on this and other Fatal1ty boards are enough but not overboard, very appealing. The name and face are silly though. The Z68 board had his face plastered on the bios screen. Hopefully they don't go that far with this one..
 

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Killer looking board.
 
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#11
people get too hung up on this, if they can just look past the whole 'fatal1ty' thing (which isn't that big of a deal), this is actually a really decent looking board, you don't need to like the guy to use this board, as long as the hardware is good, count me in!
 
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Well, sure I spent double the amount for my P67 Fatality as I would have spent for a P67 Extreme 4.....but come on, they're sexy boards and I'm happy it completely matches my system's colour scheme. Not to mention how hot the gold capacitors look on it.

Apart from that it's one of the few available for me locally with that much SATA ports, which I'm already using 7 of.

Edit: A slight correction to the news writer, this information seems to have slipped almost every reviewer of the ASRock Fatal1ty series. The 3.5" USB 3 panel is also a 2.5" drive caddy, just FYI ;)
 
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people get too hung up on this, if they can just look past the whole 'fatal1ty' thing (which isn't that big of a deal), this is actually a really decent looking board, you don't need to like the guy to use this board, as long as the hardware is good, count me in!
At the end of the day, it's all about the hardware. I love the looks and component quality. The face though.. it's as douchey as putting an Apple sticker on ur car.. :)
 
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asrock need to change the title to 'x79 fatal1ty edition'
much better than that
 
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I was kinda shocked when I seen him on the box.Wasnt that like 8 years ago :wtf:


But in all fairness it is ASRock :rolleyes:
If this was a video card I would like to see our good friend w1zzard's photo on it :D
 
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I have a fatality p67 board. Great board overclocks without a hitch and has tons of features. I just don't like the bios screen haha
 
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Sounds good im really liking asrocks new boards. Red is a pain on my eyes so the bios is a big turn off. :cry:
 
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Sounds good im really liking asrocks new boards. Red is a pain on my eyes so the bios is a big turn off. :cry:
you can turn it off on the boot screen/post screen but not that actual uefi bios screen though.
 
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With the P67 version you could get a bios without his mug on it. I hope that happens again.
 
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Now i remember wasn't Fatal1ty always Abits brand or is ASRock and Abit the same o_O.
 
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Now i remember wasn't Fatal1ty always Abits brand or is ASRock and Abit the same o_O.
Fatal1ty was once a Creative brand, and at one point, an OCZ brand.
so whats your point?
 
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pretty board .. killer design
 
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Fatal1ty was once an Creative brand, and at one point, an OCZ brand.
so whats your point?
I just thought the name Fatal1ty was like ROG to Asus but looks like it shared around.