Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
Biostar did contact us about a review, but I guess they never shipped the board out. I'm not too sure what happened there, and I currently have a fairly large backlog of reviews to work through. I think I'm having my shoulder surgery on April 10th, or at least, I've gotta meet with the surgeon, so I'm a bit hesitant to get more samples for review until that day has come and gone, and I know jsut how muc hwork I'll be able to do. What I have now should keep me busy with one review a week until then, so maybe afterwords I'll touch base with my contact and see what's going on. I should have another memory review go live this week, just gotta finish the writeup today.
Honestly, I'd much rather wait a few weeks after boards come out so that BIOSes have matured a little bit, making my review job that much easier. While it's great to get products before any one else, there are difficulties that are included, too, so I don't mind reivewing that Biostar board a month from now...
EVGA boards, I guess they think TPU doesn't exactly fit with their "demographic", but I think they are missing out by thinking that. I really like the G.Skill ram and the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe that I've reviewed, and I've got a at least a few users here and elsewhere to buy that combo, and if EVGA can come up with a good product, they'd get the same benefits that everyone else does as well.
I pitch Biostar as the entry-level enthusiast product, for those with a budget, as Biostar offers a lot of features that more expensive products do, but with a lower cost. I am a firm beleiver in "you get what you pay for", but Biostar has consistenly provided MORE than what I expected in all the products they've sent me so far, so I am quite eager to see what else they've got cooking. I'm pretty confident that X79 board will treat ya well.
The ASRock X79 Extreme4 is a pretty strong competition in the lower segment of X79 boards, costs about 215 USD being cheaper then the biostar Tpower
AsRock is not a contender for me. I cannot get a contact with them = they get ignored.
Anyway, a pic:
I'm very surprised to hear that dave, the people at ASRock are very friendly and kind to us :X
Close up pic of the Windforce X3 from gigabyte as it appears in the HD7950 model
Are those 8mm heatpipes? That's a pretty beefy cooler.
ON Asrock... I just have to ignore them because i know nothing about them, and that is all. I cannot comment on stuff I've never played with, so it is what it is...it's not that I think they have bad products or anything like that. They are just an unknown to me.
These are 8mm pipes indeed.
56C at gaming, 60C at OCCT stress test. Max OC was 1195Mhz core at 1.25v (near 50% over reference)
at that state it was 12.9% faster then a ref HD7970 in Anno2070 and 19.7% at crysis (19X12)
(copied from Your PC ATM thread)
Swapped the ECS P67H2-A2 for a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4H so I can get the ECS RMA'd. Took care to route cables nicely. The socket on this board is significantly further away from the front bays, and my line from pump to block is a little kinked at the block, but temps are okay for now. I wanted to get some new fans and put in a drain tube anyway. Project for another time, though
Will take some closeups soon with my good camera.
An not sure if I've posted this one but here it is anyway's.
Can you spare one?
The FX-4100 belongs to TPU. It was used for board testing when the 9-series chipsets first came out.
The FX-8150 was donated to me by mjkmike, who you can find in crunching sections. It will be used for board testing and when heating costs go down, I'll be crunching for TPU with it.
The 1100T belongs to me, but is used for board testing.
The 1090T belongs to me, and is now in my son's rig.
An early welcome to the crunching team
Here Here ^^
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 PCI sound card
Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9 pulled from my sister's old setup
Dust off those caps!!!Then take pics
Haha, I thought the dust added something interesting to the old board. It is like a perfectly even layer across the whole thing.
True, adds a bit of nostalgia, don't it.
new ram for test system!
32? Holy crap thats a lot!
A lot to spare.
those are very hot
those cant be cheap, that size and those speeds
I'll laugh if they are more than the $400 the 2133 MHz 32 GB G.SKill kit I reviewed that went live yesterday!
I still like the Corsair red/black though.
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