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Hardware Abit IP35 Pro

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 Jul 2007.

  1. Tim S

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  2. MR BUNGLE

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    Looks pretty sweet to me...

    I found this section a bit confusing though: (here)
    - Thought they were just PCI controllers?

    /end minor niggle:thumb:
     
  3. Tim S

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    Rich is referring to the P5K/3 boards which have integrated PCI-E based Gigabit Ethernet. :thumb:
     
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    Whoops - what a TARD!:duh:

    -sorry Rich-
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    When are we going to see thenw uGuru Panels coming out?

    Looks like a nice board, and as always, a good review!
     
  6. Guest-16

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    I was talking to Abit earlier and was told "soon" on the u-Guru front. :) Will defo get one in when it arrives.
     
  7. Guest-23315

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    Grr, they sound like my parents. Am I right in thinking that its supposed to be a 5.25" affair?
     
  8. Guest-16

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    Yup, I cant find a picture of it I took at computex :/
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    Shot at 2007-07-12

    Is that it?

    If so, here is a review.
     
  10. Tim S

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    Good review as ever. :)
    Are you sure about the warranty section - afaik abit UK & USA have different policies?
    Oh & knocking the board for having few USB ports when it supports 12 (albeit 8 x header & " It wouldn’t matter so much if Abit had included another few USB ports provided on a PCI bracket." - they did ;)) ...
     
  12. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    wow.... i'm very impressed with this board.. I only wish it had SLI .. but really, seems really great for the price
     
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    what my friend free cable guy FCG fails to see is that using his method abit will take longer time (more money) to secure the cooling so they wont use nuts screws and washers
     
  14. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    he did say why not four usb ports on the pci bracket

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    would the screws actully make that much difference temp wise?
     
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  15. Guest-16

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    Few PROVIDED USB ports. I can't plug a mouse into pin-outs :p

    Abit in total include 6/12 usable USB ports out the box, which means you'll have to find yourself some other PCI brackets etc to use the rest of the ports.

    About Abit warranty: I've just been chatting to the guy from Abit Taiwan this morning and apparently it might be different in the UK but the Abit manual, site and forums provide no definitive answer, just most say 3 years.

    Screws and temps: take off the shitty thermal pads, lap the base, use a touch of good quality thermal paste and those screws and you'll get a far far better contact. This is true for all boards. Pushpins are cheap and easy to use on the production line but they're oh so very crap: You wouldn't hold a CPU down with a couple would you? Chipsets will soon need a similar security.
     
  16. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Does it come with 4 or 6 SATA cables? the text says 4 but there are 6 in the picture :confused:
     
  17. BUFF

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    chances are that your case has at least 2 more though.

    In the US it's 3 years with the first 2 years being free but a $25 charge in the 3rd (they'll also accept a board with physical damage for RMA for a $25 charge which afaik is pretty unique).
    Sean@abit UK has said that in the UK it's just 2 years.
     
  18. g3n3tiX

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    oops.


    Nice board...but a bit of a problem in the firewire department.

    mmmmmhhh...unreleased intel C2E..yummy...
     
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    This board is interesting. It is the only P35 based board I have seen that supports setting the command rate. Older Intel chipsets always ran it at 2T. I would expect a noticeable improvement in latency from that setting, but your results showed the opposite. I was wondering if during your review you noticed any performance difference between having 1T or 2T set in the bios???
     
  20. Guest-16

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    Yep I've just had confirmation that it's only 2 years in the UK. :(

    Hi Max, didn't check mate, there will be some but I can't imagine it's very noticable.
     
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