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Old 17th Aug 2007, 15:17   #1
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MSI X38 mobo to have many new features

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/08..._of_features/1

The MSI X38 Diamond is arriving next month will have tons of features in its flagship product, including a revised liquid Circu-Pipe heatpipe arrangement.

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Old 17th Aug 2007, 15:22   #2
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leet cooling is always nice, as is the inclusion of both DDR2 and DDR3 slots, but that layout is a bit pointless :/
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this kind of remembers me of those awful memory transition mobos, they were crap with both memories........
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Being an MSI Diamond series board I would expect that it should be a pretty decent board

Usually the "transition" boards are made by relatively off-brands
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What's the point of all the PCI-E x16 ports, and only one PCI port?! :\ Wouldn't be so bad if device manufacturers would finally move on to PCI-E. And also, are there any pics of the I/O panel at the back?
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So uhm... why only two SATA?
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as stated there are four missing SATA ports on the board
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And also, are there any pics of the I/O panel at the back?
Nope, none that we can publish, but I've told you what's on the rear I/O
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Nope, none that we can publish, but I've told you what's on the rear I/O
Yes, but I'm interested in how they're laying it out. Oh well, guess I'll have to be patient and wait for more pics
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Ah, PS2, Firewire, two eSATA and S/PDIF with four USB above like the P35 Platinum we reviewed, then four more USB each with two RJ45 above and finally 6 3.5mm audio jacks.
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I dont mind the layout at all, it's pretty clean although I see issues with the IDE port and my reservoir.

Having an Nvidia GPU with the intension of going SLi I will be waiting for Nvidia's response.
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2 SATAs and 1 PCI? O.o
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Yes - its the new standard, your now only allowed a single hard drive and burner for environmental reasons.
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That's just silly, why has there been an increase upto now with the SATA ports, and now it drops?
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We'll leave you with what we believe is the first image of MSI's X38 Diamond motherboard to hit the 'net, but please bear in mind that this obviously isn't the final cooling solution. Instead, it'll have the aforementioned Circu-Pipe Liquid cooler which will cover the PWMs too. The board is also missing the four extra SATA ports down on the bottom right where you can see the solder points ready for them.
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do i count 6 dimm slots? 4 DDR2 and 2 DDR3 or other way round?
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We'll leave you with what we believe is the first image of MSI's X38 Diamond motherboard to hit the 'net, but please bear in mind that this obviously isn't the final cooling solution. Instead, it'll have the aforementioned Circu-Pipe Liquid cooler which will cover the PWMs too. The board is also missing the four extra SATA ports down on the bottom right where you can see the solder points ready for them.

people should start reading articles first before judging the pictures
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We'll leave you with what we believe is the first image of MSI's X38 Diamond motherboard to hit the 'net, but please bear in mind that this obviously isn't the final cooling solution. Instead, it'll have the aforementioned Circu-Pipe Liquid cooler which will cover the PWMs too. The board is also missing the four extra SATA ports down on the bottom right where you can see the solder points ready for them.

people should start reading articles first before judging the pictures
but they're just so pretifuls we can help but marvel at them and ignore the words. Plus a picture says a 1000 words so there's actually more info in the picture than the article :P
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but they're just so pretifuls we can help but marvel at them and ignore the words. Plus a picture says a 1000 words so there's actually more info in the picture than the article :P
We chose to make the words that are there very important though. Think of the extra 1000 words in the picture as supplementary.
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