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MSI X58 Eclipse: Welcome Back Turbo Button

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The high-end offering by MSI based on the upcoming Intel X58 chipset and the 1366-pin land grid array (LGA 1366) is pictured in its full capacity. It brings with it a fascinating set of features and is slated for Q4 2008. Like all the other X58 motherboards, the Eclipse supports QuickPath Interconnect, an FSB-replacement by Intel for the LGA 1366 processors, offering system bus bandwidth around twice as that of FSB 1600 MHz, 25 GB/s.

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Wow... they split the whole cooling system into two parts. Wonder why there is a SB though, I thought the NB was sufficient.

I must say this is one of the more better looking boards i've seen from MSI... i like the colour scheme. 4 Phase for NB is absolute total overkil... On the memory side though, only two phase.
 
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How are you supposed to get to that CPU power connector??
 
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How are you supposed to get to that CPU power connector??
No worse than my Striker Extreme... Dang heatpipes all in the way. :banghead:

I seriously like the look of this board, nice job MSI.
 
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I dont like the design of the backplane. Could be rearranged to have 6 connector stacks:

1./ Legacy key/mouse (good), reset switch at top
2./ COM (upright)
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4./ 4 USB
5./ 2 USB/ethernet
6./ 2 USB/ethernet

Reset switch in the middle of the backplane... when fully populated... is an idiotic position. You'd never be able to reach it with everything plugged in!
 

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Looks like 3 phase for the mem,there are 3 chokes near the ram.
 
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looks nice bit i stil wait for abits Ix58-max :p
 

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wow man... these words... 33 MHz 486 DX, 66 MHz DX2 :eek:
:respect:

my first one was a 286/12MHz and no turbo button for me :D

then a 386 without a math processor! :p

I still have these mobos :D
 

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hey i have a use for my old ATX case you know the ones where the side panel is a giant C, it has a turbo switch woot
 
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Looks very nice from the photos at least. Clean component arrangement and easy on the eyes. I'm not too impressed with the chipset it's using. Myself I prefer nVidia IC's and platforms.
 
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USB connections galore! That's awesome.
 

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hey i have a use for my old ATX case you know the ones where the side panel is a giant C, it has a turbo switch woot
Last case i had like that was a AT, ATX have been Door based.