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Hardware Early Look: Asus Rampage II Extreme

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 7 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. Gremlin

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    uhm , should that say Tweak?
     
  3. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Now you guys really seem to like this board...
     
  4. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    Yes, thank you for the spot/heads up. :thumb:
     
  5. impar

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    Greetings!

    Maybe I missed it, but you should say its an EATX MB.
     
  6. Gremlin

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    no worries mate , i had a good laugh at it anyway, i first read it as 'teat it'

    you guys should throw random errors like that in articles just to see who's paying attention it'd be a great laugh
     
  7. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    By the looks of it, it's not true e-ATX but more ATX that hangs over by a centimetre (correct me if I'm wrong Tim!)
     
  8. Guest-16

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    Personally it's not for me, but I do accept there are those who will find their pants somewhat tighter looking at it.
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looks cool lol.
     
  10. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I am really confused:

    A) I see two different boards with article text focused on one board
    B) I see one board with two different hardware setups with article text focused on one board
    C) I See one board with two different hardware setups with two articles focused on the two different hardware setups

    I think it is C but I am so confuses right now, I don't know whats what anymore...
     
  11. SuperNova

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    The board is not a true E-ATX but its larger than ATX. About the pictures, its not different motherboards but one has, what i assume, is the final cooling solution and the other is the prototype.

    All this talk about the memory voltage being linked/bound to the cpu with nehalemn... Can you guys confirm why it says QPI/DRAM on one measure point? From the picture it almost seems like the QPI is on the same plane as DRAM.
     
  12. djDEATH

    djDEATH Habari gani?

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    bit worrying isn't it. I really can't see many people wanting to shell out £300+ on a motherboard that simply CANNOT take the most expensive and fastest DDR3 out there. I read somewhere yesterday that Asus have said 1.65V is the most they will reccommend anyone using, yet the 2000Mhz DDR3 tri-channel kits (which are only for X58 mobos i believe) have rated voltages at 2.0V and above. How can this be... something to do with the now on-board memory controller in the Nahelem CPUs??
     
  13. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    So what is that CPU Power Card next to the northbridge heatsink?
     
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    Yep pants are some what tighter just now after reading this article ... :D
     
  15. Guest-16

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    You won't be able to use 2.0V memory, you'll have to buy specific lower voltage DDR3.

    But, just, wait for the final product reviews to explain :)
     
  16. FatMikel

    FatMikel Statistically not that fat...

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    Oooooooo. Looks very nice. How much though? £350+ I'm betting.
     
  17. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    nice looking board but i'm sceptical about the new intel chips and linkages with slower memory, i'll be waiting for bt's review before i go looking for the cheapest vesion of this board or the x48 equivalent!

    peace

    fatman
     
  18. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Hmmm, RoG? $500 USD would be my guess when it first emerges. Nifty motherboard though, still curious for a write-up on the MSI X58 Eclipse though.
     
  19. Tim S

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