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Old November 21, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Thanks sir.

Regarding price the board is $463 or $475 with BF3 at NCIX.
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Old November 21, 2011, 07:49 AM
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That was a great and exceptionally thorough review. While this is pretty tempting, I think I'll wait until the next set of chipsets (and SSD's) come out. Is there any chance HWC is going to do a longer RAM disk write up anytime soon? I'd really like to see how it's used, what it's feasibly good/bad for etc.

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Old November 21, 2011, 08:19 AM
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Thanks. IMO RAM Disk is really only useful if you plan on doing a great deal of encoding, editing, video processing or similar without rebooting the system. Other than that it seems like it would be more trouble that it is worth. RAM caching on the other hand is something that could benefit anyone and if you have all that extra memory why not use it. The reason I added that section was just to give readers an idea of what to do with 32GB of memory. I mean you can get an 8GB kit for $40 these days so why not fill up the slots right?
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Old November 21, 2011, 08:43 AM
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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
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with bf3 at memory express.

Mine's on order.

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Old November 21, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Nice, good deal. I should be able to snag a spare copy of BF3 off someone when ppl start buying this :D
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Hey , I'll give you one of mine......I already own it , and I'll get 1 copy with the rive and one with the 3930k...heheh

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Old November 21, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Sweet, sounds good to me! I knew my cheapness would pay off hehehe
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Got mine on saturday from Ncix, bf3 version. My memory arrived this morning so will be doing a little overclocking tonight
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Thanks. IMO RAM Disk is really only useful if you plan on doing a great deal of encoding, editing, video processing or similar without rebooting the system. Other than that it seems like it would be more trouble that it is worth. RAM caching on the other hand is something that could benefit anyone and if you have all that extra memory why not use it. The reason I added that section was just to give readers an idea of what to do with 32GB of memory. I mean you can get an 8GB kit for $40 these days so why not fill up the slots right?

Sorry I meant RAM caching. Is this feasible for a x58 or z68 sytem (assuming 24GB RAM or another large amount), or is it something that really only shines in the x79 systems? I've never heard of it before, but it sounds interesting, so I'll definitely need to look into it.
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Haha bel, memory is SICK cheap right now. I've paid over $160 for a half a gig back in the day.

The RIVE is just a beast, isn't it? I was expecting it to be the cream of the crop & head and shoulders above the rest....I haven't seen reviews of other boards yet, but reading this review has done nothing to change my mind.
Ram is pretty cheap. Not so long ago I paid over $500 for 12GB of DDR3 1600mhz.


If I didn't already have a sandybridge CPU and mobo I would get a 2011 mobo/CPU. A $1000 to upgrade isn't a wise investment. Especially since I pretty much just game.
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