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News Asus to launch mATX Republic of Gamers Gene mobos

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 10 Feb 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DarkFear

    DarkFear New Member

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    SFF i7 SLI/CF love?!? I'll take 2 thanks...
     
  3. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    do I spy S775 heatsink mounting holes? that's new to me, and a good idea! Well, good idea apart from the potential wekening of the silicon in that little "tab" between the two holes...
     
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    Worried about DFi's Jr. boards at all Asus?
     
  6. LCHolmes

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    I'm currently running this boards bigger brother the Rampage II Extreme and i love it if this is pretty much the same spec just smaller it should make for a fantastic board
     
  7. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    It's good that Asus is finally joining the M-ATX OCing party - which means more brands should do it soon.

    Now, as to weakening the silicon tab ,so long as you use a backplate, I'd say no worries.
     
  8. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Foxconn BloodRage has had that.
     
  9. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    Excellent to see competition for DFI already. (Don't have anything against DFI, but competition is always good).

    Although, I have to ask... why is there an IDE port?
     
  10. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I'm looking forward to a review or two.

    ;)
     
  11. n3mo

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    Well, mATX with real OC potential is close to impossible to build. First thing that kills it - not enough room for PWMs. When I see AM2/3 mATX capable of serious OC I'm going to piss myself with excitement and buy a dozen :)
     
  12. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Some people like to re-use their old HDDs/opticals in new builds - cost effectiveness- and it beats having to add a pci raid card of sorts. it doesn't take up much room on the board and is probably a default function of the chipset
     
  13. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Hmmm, could have more awesometastic heatsinks.

    Otherwise, really pushes the options for a mATX build, super.
     
  14. BlackDiamond

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    Motherboards are not made out of silicon, they are made of epoxy resin and teh traces are copper. Silicon is in chips and fake boobies.
     
  15. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    lol, maybe board makers understand that there isn't any good options out there for light weight LAN rigs.

    eVGA did this with the nforce 4 chipset and 939, but really difficult to get hold of.

    glad to see these boards becoming more main stream!
     
  16. DarkFear

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    Silicon = electronic chips
    Silicone = fake boobies

    Sorry, pet peeve...:p
     
  17. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    aw :( i just ordered my new asus board. ... i'll be upgrading in a few months
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    DFI has some competition now, this will be sweet....
     
  19. dylAndroid

    dylAndroid is human?

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    This looks like a really nice board. I just wish one of the PCIe slots was closer to the middle of the board, so that I could use a riser card without a graphics card then sticking off the bottom.
     
  20. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    I know what people use the ports for. :p What I don't understand is why anyone who would be buying this particular board - or any i7 board, really - would actually want to reuse their IDE drives. Especially in a uATX board where space is so limited, it just doesn't make much sense to include it.

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