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Old October 25, 2011, 02:57 PM
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In the first of a three part Asus X79 Motherboard series, we introduce to our readers the flagship ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme. Built and tuned by a world-class team of perfectionist engineers and megahertz thirsty overclockers from the ROG team, this new Rampage could turn out to be one of the all-time greats in the history of enthusiast tech.
The motherboard is E-ATX.

Source: First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79) - Hardcore is back! by VR-Zone.com
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Old October 25, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Hope it works as awesome as it looks.
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hm very nice!
Have to highlight a cons, I am worried that this fan on the mobo will be like a mini jet in the case?
For everything else, I am pleased :)
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Good lord, that's the most ridiculously overbuilt mobo I've ever seen LOL. Bet it's going to be $500 neighbourhood.

I personally think this generation is going to be a slight letdown, they ended up chopping a bunch of features out of it to get it to market on time.
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Old October 25, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Good lord, that's the most ridiculously overbuilt mobo I've ever seen LOL. Bet it's going to be $500 neighbourhood.

I personally think this generation is going to be a slight letdown, they ended up chopping a bunch of features out of it to get it to market on time.
Yes and no. The entry level -A and -b's X79s chips will indeed be a let down but the "raid" -T models will be awesome (10 ports of sata goodness) even if they did yank SAS support.

X79 to have 10 SATA ports after all by VR-Zone.com
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hm very nice!
Have to highlight a cons, I am worried that this fan on the mobo will be like a mini jet in the case?
For everything else, I am pleased :)
Definetly not ment for the HTPC market segment.

I am just happy to see that they finally moved away from the silly PCI slot; can't wait to see the rest of their line-up.
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Oooh I can use my block with this board. Thats a plus, and might save me a few bucks ;p

What I don't see, and did not see mentioned in a Tweaktown writeup on this board, is an internal USB 3.0 header.
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Very nice board. The OC Key looks interesting.
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I very much dislike the heatsink. But still far better than all of the other Asus X79 boards.
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Oooh I can use my block with this board. Thats a plus, and might save me a few bucks ;p

What I don't see, and did not see mentioned in a Tweaktown writeup on this board, is an internal USB 3.0 header.
Is it not the red one right beside (south of) the 24-pin power? Looks like one to me. And another one right below the actively cooled HS (maybe).
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