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MSI X79A-GD65 8D Motherboard Smiles for the Camera

Should all LGA2011 motherboards have 8 DIMM slots?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 63.2%
  • No

    Votes: 7 36.8%

  • Total voters
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#1
MSI is readying a new LGA2011 HEDT (high-end desktop) motherboard based on the Intel X79 chipset, which features eight DDR3 DIMM slots, two per memory channel, letting you take advantage of the fast quad-channel DDR3 IMC of Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 processors, as well as not letting you fall short of memory expansion. The X79A-GD65 8D, as it's called, makes room for eight DIMM slots, four on either sides of the socket. The CPU is powered by a 5+2 phase VRM, and the memory by a 4-phase VRM.

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8 ram slots.YES!!!!
 
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This board is a mix between BF3 awesomeness and a 3way with hot blondes.
 
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There's also the "vanilla" 4 RAM slots version of the GD65 board if you don't have the need for all those GB's and/or you can't afford the 8D version. There are other differences besides the number of memory slots though.
 
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#5
That is a good looking board right there. I think I may have to consider a 2011 upgrade by the end of 2011 if it releases before then :)
 
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#8
This is what my Translator brought up: 'MSI "plug the wife for a long time" Preview'

Made me cry. Classic.
 
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If I was married, I would definitely plug my wife.
 
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#10
Is this ready for 2nd gen socket2011 with full sandy-e pci-e3.0 fixes or only the half egg half pci-e3.0 socket2011 sandy-e 1st gen / 1st release versions.

If only half egg then I presume this would need to be replaced by Jun 2012 with another mboard ?
 
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Now this is what the new 2011 motherboards should look like when they come out. :rockout:
 

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Very nice looking board. Should be a powerful platform.
 

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Hott stuff coming thru. I'm lovin' it. Lookin forward to some benchies on it. I'd like to know the whole pci-e config from single to quad.
 
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"Military Class" makes an otherwise attractive board look like ass.
 
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Drool, getting more and more antsy Sandy Bridge-E, but this board needs more SATA.
 
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#18
rip off those crappy aluminum plates? After all, they just impair airflow.
I've removed heatsinks from two current gen "military class" boards and found them to be of excellent quality, well machined, great contact using good TIM pads. There are crappier ones out there for sure.

I looked at the PCH heatsink and thought Decepticons..