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Hardware ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 16 Dec 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Pleasantly surprising little board this one!

    A little confused, though. On the last page you mention it came 2nd in the media benchmarks but it's got the highest overall score, stock and OC'd...
     
  3. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see this board under full cover waterblocks in a mini case (though it would be interesting to see if slim-line rads could handle it overclocked).
     
  4. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Good spot, amended!
     
  5. John_T

    John_T Member

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    Not keen on the fact that fans seem to be getting more popular on motherboards once again...
     
  6. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    Popular -> necessary?

    Blame Intel, not the vendor :D
     
  7. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I was actually coming here just to say this. I do NOT want to go back to motherboards with those damn things.
     
  8. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    ASRock are making some really good boards now.
     
  9. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I'd rather have to deal with some noise than have my hardware overheat and malfunction tbh.

    ASRock actually managed to make a brown PCB look good, never seen that look pulled off so well before :thumb:
     
  10. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    So now I am just waiting for the Rampage IV Gene...nom nom nom
     
  11. Farfalho

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    Great surprise and finally the review, was asking when it's due to be released since it has appeared in the Asus' reviews. Someone who has the cash to buy a LGA2011 system will probably be thinking of water cooling the hell out of it.

    I think it should also receive a recommended award, Asrock deserves it this time. Rest to see if the Rampage IV Gene will match or surpass this one but at a competitive price which I don't believe, so Asrock will have the upper hand on LGA 2011 m-atx market share
     
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  12. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    Interesting, Does anyone know how is ASRock customer service? If it's anything like GIGABYTE than no thank you. I thought ASUS was bad till I met GIGA.
     
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  13. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    I agree with Farfallho's idea of the recommended award thing. No clue about ASRock's customer service though.
     
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    would using a downdraft based cpu cooler such as the noctua c14 improve overclocking potential by cooling the vrm's a bit with the large amount of air it would move?
     
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