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Reviews Asus Crosshair VIII Impact Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 16 Sep 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    How much?

    FFS, they are havin' a giraffe.

    The last Impact, circa 2015, was £185. Even taking into account inflation and B**xit (artificial), that is just p***-taking of the highest degree.
     
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    So you'd be looking at the best part of £1000 just for the mobo & CPU, £1200 if you go for the 3950....madness.
     
  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Asus tax+X570 tax+Brexit tax = expensive high end mobo's....

    Really love what AMD have done with Ryzen 3000, but a lot of it is being off-set by these board costs (and yes, you can get cheaper X570 boards, but they are so cut-down on features you're still better off with a decent X470/B450 board).

    B550 can't come soon enough.
     
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    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Having owned and loved 2 Impact boards, this isn't really doing it for me. It's madly expensive and not that amazing on features.
    If it had a 2nd PCIe slot to justify its mDTX size, that WOULD be something, not sure how it would help though. :p
    I've jumped off the express train of going top end, and an have followed others here with an H370 and and non K i5 hex core, which has been a great step up from my Haswell i5.
     
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