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Hardware Early Look: Asus Maximus III Formula

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 19 Jun 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Maybe I'm just stupid and/or blind, but aren't there 8(+1) USB connectors on the picture? Somehow the I/O still seems lacking.. I guess it's the "external" sound card that makes it looks so empty.
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i always thought the higher the heatsink, the better it's cooled (think TRUE vs lower/smaller heatsinks) why no one makes a PWM heatsink that's as tall as the standard 120mm fan that goes above the rare IO panel.

    the netbook OC features seems to be great idea. with a BIOS flashing feature will give you complete piece of mind.
    i wonder how it's done though, Netbook being the master on the USB bus and the mobo being the USB slave? or other way round?
     
  4. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    "Laptop" - bloody dellisms.
     
  5. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    the gigabyte line up seems to have better features although i really like the colour scheme on this

    ill probably pick up a couple of p55 up4's in november tbh
     
  6. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Unless there'll be some horrible design flaw, this'll be the board I'm getting. Love the color scheme.
     
  7. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    There's the fine balance between compatibility and cooling performance. Sure on this mobo there would be room for higher heatsinks, but I remember reading somewhere that the power consumption of the P55 chipset is surprisingly low, and it wouldn't need a huge heatsink to begin with. Dunno about that, we'll have to wait and see some temperature testing.
     
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    ledbythereaper New Member

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    6 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 I can only see one RJ45 port though.
     
  9. Guest-16

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    Yea I fixed it, I wrote it quite late and wasn't paying attention :blush:
     
  10. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    god, bittech ur ****! CPC has dumbed ur great formeer selves!

    there is ONLY 1 RJ45 connector, and are u thick enough not to see the 2 3.0 USB ports
     
  11. Guest-16

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    Take a chill pill. It was my fault and has NOTHING to do with anyone else. I wrote it ****ing late last night. I'll just post the pictures next time then you can work it out yourself. :(

    Go sit in the corner.
     
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    thehippoz New Member

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    I used to put tape on my eyes and overclock my nvidia board to be like shamino.. then my friend would come over and he would be kingp|n.. but I quit doing it after he treated me like a asian boytoy

    I like the board.. it looks gimmicky but if it does the dirtywork who cares

     
  13. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    ok im missing something, P55? Im assuming thats i5? Not really paying attention to intel anymore... nice board though...
     
  14. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    So people cant make a mistake anymore these days. What about :

    "seems you made a error with counting RJ45 plugs and USB connectors" . Ah thank you very much I will fix it.

    That sounds a lot nicer don't you think? Or is it normal for you to overreact and being rude to other people?
     
  15. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    What a horrble thing to say... :sigh:

    That aside:
    For a moment I though they were including a NF200 chip in the motherboard. Otherwise, isn't this an excuse to charge more for the motherboard, or does it really have an impact on the MOSFETS?
     
  16. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Yep, spot on. P55 chipset for the new LGA1156 socket for Core i5. Due in September, so you've got a bit of time to read up and be ready!
     
  17. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Whereas your spelling, grammar and manners just go from strength to strength, right?
     
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  18. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I'm waiting for the mid-range Asus P55/P57 boards, well the ones under $175. Because as history has shown, those boards are the best OC'ers.
     
  19. Rocket_Knight64

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    They really need to sort the colour of the bottom 16x slot. Wrecks the whole look.

    Also whoever designed the 'NB' cooler needs taken out and shot. From the looks of it too high and close even for Asus's own SFxII card. Yea have something there to bulk it up a bit, but not get in the way. As cool and the mosfet coolers look they are a bit weedy compaired even to the M2F. Something like EVGA or DFI's heatpipes would have been nice.
     
  20. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Fugly, aimed at 14 year old boys aesthetic.
     
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