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ASRock X99 Extreme4 is World's First Windows 8.1-Certified X99-Based Motherboard

Jan 17, 2010
10,510 (3.48/day)
System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
Processor Intel i7 6700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro, Synology NAS with 2X Toshiba 6Tb
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 50" Samsung Plasma 720p
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Windows 10 64bit // Windows 7 64bit with Kodi
Again with the molex in the middle of the board


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Nov 22, 2005
24,781 (5.46/day)
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K@4.8GHz(Quick and dirty)
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H110i GTX
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti
Storage 500GB Crucial MX500 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 480GB MX200 SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Again with the molex in the middle of the board
I hate that! I wish more would switch to the 6-Pin PCI-E connector and put it on the edge of the board.
Nov 18, 2010
3,951 (1.45/day)
Rīga, Latvia
System Name HELLSTAR
Processor Intel 5960X @ 4.4GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
Cooling Custom Loop. 360+240 rads.
Memory 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz 15-17-17-35
Video Card(s) ASUS 1080 Ti FE + water block
Storage Optane 900P + Samsung 950Pro 256GB NVMe + 750 EVO 500GB
Display(s) Philips PHL BDM3270
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Mouse Razer Basilisk
Keyboard Razer Deathstalker
Software Windows 10 insider
Actually, apart from Core i7 920 up to 980X
Funny... You missed westmere and gulftowns... i was different kind of animal OC wise, and x58 had actually a relatively long life. RAM? I bought three dual kits, and split them into two... Only drawback X58 had and has, is ICH10 and that's it...

The platform is dead, and not because of lack of power but part shortage... X58 boards are deficit. I still have few CPU laying around... nehalem indeed was enormous boost vs 775, nor sandy, ivy and hasfail had firmly stomped it. Especially clocked Gulftown users... they can spend few thousands bucks on new devil canyon... and what they will get putting aside synthetics? 5-10FPS increase on low res AAA games lulz? Certainly I got a cheap x79 upgrade... and I gained only SATA3 as performance boost, nothing else stellar really.

I hate that! I wish more would switch to the 6-Pin PCI-E connector and put it on the edge of the board.
I always wonder too, where is the problem to put some kind of connector on the other side of the board... with my old X58 I soldered directly on the other side and made a wired extension...
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