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Old August 30, 2009, 09:28 PM
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<p>If we went back in time to just a few short months ago, there really wasn't anything that was really exciting about what motherboard manufacturers had on tap for AMD's lineup. Now, with the resurgence of the AMD brand's Phenom architecture, things are rapidly changing and the AM3 platform is being noticed by enthusiasts. Today we take a look at t... [ Read full article ]


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Old August 31, 2009, 06:46 AM
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$250 eh? I question these boards, personally. It looks good, and performance is amazing, but wouldnt any enthusiast be looking at an i7 rig once you hit this price point?

Again, dont get me wrong, pimpin' board...but...i7?
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Old August 31, 2009, 07:40 AM
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I've always been a big fan of Asus boards... always. And this is no different. Lots of good features, but not worth the money.
When I was building my current AM3 rig, i considered this board, but decided on the Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P because it offered more value for a far cheaper price (around $100 cheaper)
With this asus board, you are paying a premium price for premium design... I just wish there was something more tangible to the price then the fact its looks great.
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Old August 31, 2009, 08:14 AM
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And I went all out and bought one... mainly hoping the AM3 architecture stays in a while and I can update my CPU from the Phenom II X4 955 B.E. I just purchased.
I will say, the board does look very nice, still haven't tested it yet, due to the lack of a CPU... LoL
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My only issue is the 5 SATA ports; it's a big drawback considering I use 5/6 right now...still it's a pretty tempting board.
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Well in my current position I will only be using 2-4 of those ports at most. In the future if I really need more HDD space I guess I'll grab a network drive enclosure. I don't have that much stuff to bother really even using 5 SATA ports. No massive RAID array for me.
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The Fix man is back with another review.. Greatly done sir.

I totally agree with your conclusion, the pros and cons are on target, SATA ports and pci-e slots, c'mon they overlooked that, on the other hand the stacked fins solution kinda seems to work, board clocked to 4.0ghz, not bad..
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Once I get my X4 955 I'll post what I get as a stable O/C with it (using CM Hyper 212+)
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