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Jesus, just think of the power. :banghead:
 

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wow, 10 SATA ports? or is 6 SATA and 4 SAS? regardless, thats a lot of ports, more than i've seen on any consumer board.
 
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Looks like a pretty sweet motherboard. Wouldn't mind getting one myself. :toast:

Msi has became my favorite motheboard manufacture lately. They haven't let me down yet.
 
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wow, 10 SATA ports? or is 6 SATA and 4 SAS? regardless, thats a lot of ports, more than i've seen on any consumer board.
read up on the abit ab9 pro
 

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it has 9, this one has 10 which is insane but may be a blessing for some.
I could probably use that many. I am using up 5 right now and have some more stuff I could throw in but don't want to overload my psu.
 

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I could probably use that many. I am using up 5 right now and have some more stuff I could throw in but don't want to overload my psu.
i'm using 5 also, but i prolly will be getting rid of my DVD Rom and drop it down to four. I think that many port will be great for RAID 5.
 
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i'm using 5 also, but i prolly will be getting rid of my DVD Rom and drop it down to four. I think that many port will be great for RAID 5.
True but using raid 5 with an onboard raid controller might be a little impracticable. But then I am have no idea how the quality of the x58 motherboard raid controller is. I know onboard raid isn't all the great but I would assume that the controllers are starting to get a little better over time.
 

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True but using raid 5 with an onboard raid controller might be a little impracticable. But then I am have no idea how the quality of the x58 motherboard raid controller is. I know onboard raid isn't all the great but I would assume that the controllers are starting to get a little better over time.
yea, any kind of RAID will be slower with an onboard controller than with a dedicated card. Though my veloci are running fast in RAID 0 on the Intel ICH9R SB. The X58 is paired with the ICH10R SB, BTW, so the controller is no different than the one on P45 and the performance should also be the same. There could be a newer JMicron controller ( if thats whats these boards use for additional controlers) though.
 
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What's with those crazy heatsinks? That would just annoy me.. You'd think it would be hard to manage GPU fan and case fan wires with all that metal.
 

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to quote a line from one of my favorite movies, "I have GOT to get me one of dese!"
 
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the i/o is perfect except for the ps2 ports. they seem out of place in that board. also it has more buttons than the rampage 2 extreme :eek:
 
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this is one sexy mobo.. if i ever switch to i7 this will be my board of choice
 
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If this board fails - I'l have you know that I have a lawyer ready to go....

damn i need to copyright my name ffs, make me look bad
 
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What's with those crazy heatsinks? That would just annoy me.. You'd think it would be hard to manage GPU fan and case fan wires with all that metal.
For real? I don't think it would be that much of a problem. Its not like the heatsinks are extremely tall or anything. I don't think they would get in the way of any pci/pci-e cards.
 

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I have a Feeling this will replace their Platinum/Diamond Series boards as the Top End, but that board does look nice, just wish someone would innovate and make the board longer in the Expansion Slot Dept, to me 2 PCI Slots is Plenty, then the Others are 1-16x capable.
 

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I have to save up for this mobo... looking damn good
 
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this is one sexy mobo.. if i ever switch to i7 this will be my board of choice
i think you change your mind when you see the gigabyte x58